How to create Ghost UEFI in Windows 11/10


In this article, you will learn how to do Shadow UEFI for Windows 11/10. Nowadays, most Windows 11/10 operating systems are installed on GPT disks. If your system is installed on a GPT disk, you can create a single Ghost image for multiple partitions. This ghost image can be used to restore the system in the event of a problem.

How to create Ghost UEFI in Windows 11/10

We will describe two methods to Ghost UEFI in Windows 11/10:

  1. Using the program Ghost32.
  2. Using AOMEI Backupper software.

1]How to ghost UEFI on Windows using Ghost32

Ghost32 is portable software. Download it and click on the executable file to run it. Follow the instructions below.

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1]After starting the software, if the information screen appears, click OK.

2]Go to Local > Partition > To Imageselect the source drive on your system, then click OK.

3]Now you need to select the partitions for which you want to create a ghost image file. For multiple selections, press and hold CONTROL key on your keyboard. When you’re done, click OK.

How to create Ghost UEFI in Windows 10

4]Select the location where you want to save the ghost image backup file. You can also create a new folder to save the file. When you’re done, give your file a name and click the to safeguard button.

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5]When you save the file, you will be asked if you want to compress it or not. Select the appropriate options and follow the instructions displayed on the screen.

If you get a message that says “The disk is currently in use. Do you want to force unmount??” Select Yes. The time it takes for the software to create the ghost image file depends on the size of the data you have stored on the disk.

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It also shows the time remaining to create the shadow file. When the process is complete, click Continue and select Let to exit the software.

Read: How to create a system image in Windows 11/10.

The ghost image you created allows you to back up your system when something goes wrong. Follow the steps below to restore your system from the ghost image file:

  1. Start the Ghost32 software and navigate to Local > Partition > From Image and select the image file from where you stored it.
  2. Now choose the destination drive and click on the Yes to continue restoring the image.

2]Create Ghost UEFI on Windows using AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper is another free software to create a ghost image file for system backup. Unlike Ghost32, AOMI Backupper automatically selects partitions like MSR partition, ESP partition, etc. Download and install AOMEI Backupper on your system and follow the steps below:

1]Select new save on the home page of the program.

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2]Select System Backup of the list. You can also create disk and file backups with this software.

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3]Now you need to select the location where you want to create a backup file. When you’re done, click the start backup button. You will see the progress while saving the data.

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Read: How to create multiple system images on a single external USB drive.

Once the process is complete, the backup file will be available on the Backup Management section on the home page of the software. You can directly use this image file to restore your system or manually select the file from your computer.

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Follow the steps below to restore your system from AOMEI Backupper image file:

  1. To select Restore on the left side of the software and click select task.
  2. Select the task and click the Next button. On my computer, the task was called System Backup(1). You can find the file with another name. So please select the file accordingly.
  3. You will have two options, Restore system backup Y Restore a partition to this system backup. If you want to backup a particular partition, select the last option; otherwise select the first option.
  4. Click on Next then click start restore.
  5. Now reboot your PC so that it boots from the original hard drive.

If you are using this image for system restore on another computer with dissimilar hardware, you must select the universal restoration checkbox before clicking start restore button.

That’s it.

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