To recover your system:
- Attach the external drive if it contains the backup to be used for recovery and make sure that the drive is powered on.
- Arrange the boot order in BIOS so as to make your rescue media device (CD, DVD or USB stick) the first boot device. See Arranging boot order in BIOS or UEFI BIOS.
If you use an UEFI computer, please pay attention to the boot mode of the bootable media in UEFI BIOS. It is recommended that the boot mode matches the type of the system in the backup. If the backup contains a BIOS system, then boot the bootable media in BIOS mode; if the system is UEFI, then ensure that UEFI mode is set.
- Boot from the rescue media. Wait while the media is loading:
- Acronis True Image 2018 window appears:
- On the Home screen, select My disks below Recover.
- Select the system disk or partition backup to be used for recovery.
When the backup is not displayed, click Browse and specify path to the backup manually.
- Select Recover whole disks and partitions at the Recovery method step:
- Select the disk(s) or partition(s) on the What to recover screen. System partition is usually named C. If the system partition has a different letter, select the partition using the Flags column. It must have the Pri, Act flags. If you have the System Reserved partition, select it, too.
- Review the "Destination of Disk 1" and click Next if they are correct. Otherwise, change the settings as required before clicking Next. Changing the settings will be needed when recovering to the new hard disk of a different capacity.
- Carefully read the summary of operations at the Finish step. If you have not resized the partition, the sizes in the Deleting partition and Recovering partition items must match. Having checked the summary click Proceed.
- When the operation finishes, exit the standalone version of Acronis True Image 2018, remove the rescue media and boot from the recovered system partition. After making sure that you have recovered Windows to the state you need, restore the original boot order.