OK, I had Win7 on my laptop. I downloaded and upgraded this installation to Win8 using my Technet copy of Win8.
I have a file server on which I created a System Image of the the laptop BEFORE I installed Win8. I have numerous problems/bugs with Win8 and NEED to restore my System Image. Now, when I use my Win7 repair disk with the intention of choosing the networked System Image, I get all the way to the point of choosing my image but then get the message the network can't be reached but this is not the main problem. If I use either the Dell datasafe software OR reboot into Win8's recovery options by holding down shift then clicking on restart I get the option to restore a stsyem image but when clicking on it I get the screenshot shown in image1.
I understand my probems are caused by WIndows8 making the disk a GPT instead or a MBR disk. I could follow this article to convert the disk BACK to MBR http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/26203-convert-gpt-disk-mbr-disk.html
Only BIG problem here is I beleive I will loose my Dell recovery partition.. How can I get My Win7 Image back folks ? Whats your thoughts ?? Really need help !!