Apologies for total lack of knowledge and understanding here.
Found sysprep because last 2 pc purchases I couldn't transfer system image, only transfer wizard, takes ages setting up and installing apps again.
This time, I purchased new pc, and once set up, I found out about sysprep through the sysprep/imagex procedure: Build a Windows 7 Image - Sysprep, ImageX, Deployment | TechNet
Well, I restarted, and that was almost the end.
I put in boot cd and entered windows pre-installation environment, found cmd prompt and tried to put inthe command prompt to copy image of my c: drive onto my D: drive (have lots of space there, and have windows 8 evaluation copied loaded there too).
Well, when putting in the command line, I get imagex is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file
Can't reboot, because system is sypreped, it just fails, and can't do it from windows 8 command prompt, and basically cannot get anything going.
I thought sysprep would just temporarily prepare the system, take an image, and then you return back to normal.
All my data is there, on C: with the windows 7 system, I can see all the folders and there is still 90gb of info there, but I can't boot it.
Please help me to recover. I don't have a backup of this setup/system because I was trying to make a backup by using sysprep.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.