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windows 8.1 system image recovery -- This option is not supported on the operating system you selected

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I burned the Windows 8.1 ISO file from my Microsoft EA agreement website,
did the install, everything is fine, tried to do the below TEST restore
on another PC that also has Windows 8.1 installed.

How can I fix below #7 ?

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 1. Restart your computer with Windows 8.1 DVD I did original install with
 2. Press F8 or F12 to boot from DVD
 3. click Advanced Boot Options
 4. click Repair your computer
 5. click System Recovery Options
 6. select "Windows 8.1" since this is the only option
 7. get "This option is not supported on the operating system you selected"
 8. I then tried again using a "system repair disc" and had the same issue
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Question by:finance_teacher
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by:finance_teacher
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The "RECOVER" only works with the machine I created it on, but not on another PC.

What happens when my PC dies and I want to "RECOVER" onto another PC ?
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Sikhumbuzo Ntsada earned 1000 total points
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What version of Windows 8 are you running, you will need to use the same version.
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by:Jason Watkins
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You'll need to repair the hardware in the "dead" PC and perform your system restore. This is why MSFT wants folks to take advantage of their cloud services. Data and settings on SkyDrive, system image restore is considered a legacy feature from Windows 7. Not that you shouldn't be able to do what you are trying, but I think the system image is tied to the GUID of the original PC's hard drive.
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by:finance_teacher
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It works, you just need to make sure both machines are running Win64 or Win32, you cannot have one of each.
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