Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2
You can fool it by putting a different HD where the original was, as mjf suggested.
Should be ok as long as it is bigger than the original.
I have personally done it it twice to 2 different new HDDs and two different images.
It has also been recommended on the MS answers forum so MS are supportive.
I don't think anything is being "fooled" MS put no roadblocks in the way. The windows reimaging does the lot automatically (MBR, system reserved if you have one, Boot/OS partition, any other windows imaged partitions if you like).
I put my factory recovery partition back with Macrium. Windows won't do hidden partitions.
Absolute piece of cake.