Windows System Backup - Restoring (Bootable Operating System)
If you included the OS drive in the backup, it is possible to restore the OS to a bootable state, provided some additional conditions are met:
The following method of restoring the OS requires that you included the "System Reserved" partition in the backup job; either by manually including the volume, or by choosing "All Critical Volumes" in the volume selection.
If you do not include the "System Reserved" partition in the backup job, the resulting .vhd / .vhdx is a data-only file. In that sit...