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How to copy image using DISM

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I have never had an experience cloning Surface Pro2 and always used Symantec Ghost for laptops. Now   Surface Pro 2 are based on UEFI and Symantec doesn't work on these tablets. So I am trying using DISM to capture and deploy image of these tablets. I tried to follow instructions of the article which Microsoft has posted on http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825072.aspx
I was able to capture an image but when I tried to apply on another tablet (following instructions from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh824910.aspx).
 It will not boot it just boot on option to enable disable TPM and secure boot control.
If I log in with windows PE bootable USB I can see hard drive has all the data and I guess it won’t boot because system partition wasn’t copied or it may not be active. Which I don’t know how to fix.
I need some help from someone who has some experience cloning surface Pro2 using DISM
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by:Radhakrishnan Rajayyan
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Hi,

I haven't done this before on a tablet but if you could have a look at this thread which may help you http://blogs.technet.com/b/chnylen/archive/2014/03/04/fun-with-dism.aspx

Cheers
RK
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Use you Windows install disk and boot into a command prompt repair--from there start "diskpart" and select the boot partition and make it active. This will confirm if your suspicion is right or not
from command prompt
list disk
select disk # (where # is 0, 1, 2)
list partition
select partition # (where 1, 2)
active
If you need help simply type "help"
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Thanks for your response , I have tried it already. I guess the problem is  steps I did was for laptops (BIOS)
not for tablets (UEFI ). I am re doing the process according to the article

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825089.aspx

I hope this will help,,, If you  have some experience running DISM on UEFI please help

Thanks
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Unfortunately I don't other than that I know the idea is supposed to be that the UEFI is supposed to auto recognize any bootable you have connected to your system and if it doesn't then there is something wrong with the device. This guy had some issue and this was his solution http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-1670056/successful-clone-windows-hard-drive-ssd-gpt-uefi.html
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I tried steps on following article
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825089.aspx

but it doesn't help  , script has to many errors and its complex
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Did you try the software suggested in the link I sent you?
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OK I gave up and used Symantec Ghost which works fine
Thanks
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I Symantec and it works fine
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