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How to Restore System Image to A Different Computer?

Updated on Aug 17, 2018 by Jean to Backup Utility

Summary:
Do yo need to copy or restore a Windows system image to a different computer? EaseUS software makes it simple and easy for you to effortlessly backup system image and migrate, transfer the Windows OS image to a new computer with EaseUS Todo Backup.

Can you use the Windows system on another computer?

As we know it is very easy to restore the image of flies to another computer despite the difference of the configuration.

But can you restore a system image to a dissimilar computer with no regard of the configuration?

If a person is savvy about computers, he would definitely say "NO". The reason is that a different requirement of configuration on another computer. The operating system requires the computer to include certain drivers, without which the computer can't be successfully operated. 

Is there any effective way to restore a system image to another computer just as easy as to restore a file image to a dissimilar computer or restore a system image to a new computer?

Usually, backing up and restoring a computer's important files or data means to do all these on the same computer. If we want to restore a system image to a different computer as a way of migrating the Windows system to a different computer without reinstalling the OS and applications, things become more complicated.


How to restore system image to a different computer?

#1. Preparations for Windows backup image restoring on another computer

You may want to know what exactly you'll need to get things ready for system migration to another different computer. Here below is a list for you to know and prepare for this task:

1. Backup or copy important data to external hard drive

If you have important data saved on your current PC, you can copy and save them to an external hard drive as a backup. 

2. Choose the right tool for system backup and transfer to a new computer

Although certain drivers are very important to install the Operating System successfully and different computers have different hardware configuration, there is still a feasible way that can do the system backup and transfer task.

Here EaseUS will provide you its best system backup and restore software - EaseUS Todo Backup for help. 

EaseUS Todo Backup can help you to solve this problem with System Transfer, a fully integrated module that restores the system image to a computer with a dissimilar processor, a different motherboard or a different mass storage device compared with the original computer in which you back up the system partition.

  • For Your Information:

1. If your current computer is 32 bit, but the target PC is 64 bit, you'll need to reinstall and redownload some applications or programs on the new computer.

With this software, you can restore one computer's system to another from the limitation of the difference of configuration.

#2. Tutorial: Restore Windows system backup to a different computer

Step 1. Create an emergency disk to USB

To save your time and energy, we'd like to suggest you create an emergency disk to a USB or external hard drive rather than redownloading and reinstalling EaseUS Todo Backup on your new computer.

1. Connect an empty USB flash drive or external hard drive with over than 100GB space to your PC.
2. Run EaseUS Todo Backup and click Tools > Create Emergency Disk.

Create emergency disk for transfer OS to new computer.

3. Choose USB as the disk location to create the emergency disk which will help you boot computer when it fails to boot or transfer system to new PC.
4. Click Proceed.

Start creating emergency disk for system transfer.

Step 2. Create System backup for transferring OS to a new computer
1. Click System Backup on the left pane.
2. Choose the Windows OS and specify the USB flash drive which contains the emergency disk to save system image.
If you are worried about data loss issue by saving the system image to the emergency disk drive, you may also save system backup to another empty disk.

Create system image for transferring system to new computer.

3. Click Proceed to start creating system backup image to the target device.

Step 3. Boot the computer from EaseUS Todo Backup emergency disk
1. Connect the USB flash drive or external hard drive with emergency disk and system backup image to the new computer.
2. Restart PC and press F2/F8 to boot into BIOS.
3. Change boot drive and set the computer to boot from the EaseUS Todo Backup emergency disk.
Then you'll enter EaseUS Todo Backup main interface.

Step 4. Transfer system to the new computer
1. On EaseUS Todo Backup main interface, click System Transfer

Start transferring system to new computer.

2. Select the system image on your drive and click OK to continue.

Choose system image to transfer.

3. Specify the disk to save system image and tick System Transfer in Advanced options, click OK to save changes.
Then click Proceed to start transferring system to a new computer now.

Start transferring system to the new computer.

Step 5. Restart PC with transferred system
1. Change boot sequence in BIOS to set computer boot up from the drive with the transferred system.
2. Save all changes and restart your computer.
3. Update all drive drivers and programs to ensure all things will work just fine on the new computer.