Restoring from a previous Windows 7 drive in Windows 8

This can be a real PITA as the security seems to lock you out

The solution is that you need a file explorer utility running as system

to get a cmd.exe running as SYSTEM,

grab sysinternals psiexec and run

psiexec -i -s -d cmd.exe

Then run your favourite utility which will have access to the full file system.

Move files to an area that is open to a regular user …

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