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Restore Windows 10/8/7 System Image to New/Different Computer

Updated on Aug 17, 2018 by Jean to Backup Utility

Summary:
Are you looking for a simple way to transfer your system to a new computer without re-installation? This tutorial article shows how to restore Windows 10 image to a new computer with dissimilar hardware as a guide for you to follow and restore the system image to another computer with ease.

Can I restore a system image to a different computer?

Do you know how to recover or restore Windows system backup image to another computer with dissimilar hardware? I upgraded my Windows 7 computer into Windows 10, but recently, it became extremely slow. 

I bought a new computer. And I'm thinking to backup Windows 10 system and transfer the system image to the new computer rather than reinstalling all Windows 10 again. But how? 

Can I do a system image transfer to a different computer without reinstallation?"

Why is it necessary to restore system image to new computer?

Why it's so necessary to restore Windows system image to a new computer? Here we'll list you some reasons about why and when you need to transfer or migrate the system to a new computer.

1. Computer gets old and hardware failure

When the computer gets old or gains hardware failure error, relevant issues like data erosion and system failure may also occur to your PC.

A timely, cost-effective manner to combat this issue is to replace the old PC with a new one with dissimilar hardware.

Therefore, to restore the system image, including data backup, to a new computer with dissimilar hardware can be a critical issue and quick access to avoid disaster strikes on your old PC.

2. System transferring or migration without reinstalling Windows

Restoring the system to a new computer is also known as to recover/migrate OS to dissimilar hardware, which means that you can transfer and restore a complete Windows-based system image to a new computer without reinstalling Windows OS. 

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If you need to replace failed hardware with a new computer and can't find an exact match for your original system specifications, or if you simply need to upgrade your computer to a dissimilar hardware, in those cases, stable and secure system backup and restore software would do a lot of help.


How to restore Windows 10/8/7 system image to a new computer (with dissimilar hardware)?

First. Choose system backup software for system transfer

Professional backup software with restore to dissimilar hardware feature allows you to easily restore the system to dissimilar hardware.

EaseUS Todo Backup is designed to back up Windows system and restore the image to a hardware platform with a dissimilar processor, different motherboard or a different mass storage device, as well as ensure the server or workstation can boot its operating system normally after a restoration/deployment.

With it, you can complete the following operation:

  1. 1. Instant recovery from a failed hardware after disaster strikes and cannot find an exact match for the original system specifications.
  2. 2. Upgrade or migrate the system to a new different computer.
  3. 3. Save time for system deployment with hardware independence.

Attention:
Here are some important tips for you to keep in your mind before starting your task:

1. To backup or copy your important data to an external storage device is also necessary.

2. To create a system backup should be the very first step for you to transfer and restore Windows system image to a new computer.

Second. Restore system image to a new computer

Here below, you'll find detail tutorial steps about how to restore Windows system backup to dissimilar hardware right now.

In fact, you just need three steps to transfer your Operating system to your new computer. Step 1. Create a WinPE disk. Step 2. Create a system backup of the old computer. Step 3. Transfer system to the new computer(Your external device or USB must have about 100GB free space). Now, follow the details below:

Step 1. Create a WinPE disk.

Open EaseUS Todo Backup and click Tools and Click Create Emergency Disk. Select your external hard drive or USB as the destination drive.

create a emergency disk

Notice:

  • The system backup and WinPE disk are created on the same device. They are not separated!
  • System Transfer is only available for Home and higher editions.

Step 2. Create a System Backup of the Old Computer.

1. Connect the external hard drive or USB to the old computer and run EaseUS Todo Backup

2. Click the icon at the left top corner and select System Backup on the left tool pane.

select system backup

3. Specify the external hard drive or USB as your backup destination. 

choose your external hard drive or USB as your destination

4. Click Proceed to start backing up your OS to the external hard drive now.

Step 3. Transfer System to the New Computer.

1. Connect the external hard drive or USB (You have created a system backup and WinPE disk on it) to the new computer

2. Start your computer and press F2 until the BIOS interface shows up. Click"Boot" option and choose your external hard drive or USB in Boot option. Click "Exit" and save the changes.

enter BIOS interface

3. Then you will see the Todo Backup interface. Click System Transfer.

click system transfer

4. Select the system image on the external hard drive or the USB to restore to the new computer.

choose the system image on the external device

5. Select a location - C drive or other drives on your new computer to restore Windows system image.

select the location to save your system data

6. Click Proceed to restore the system image to the new computer. Then, restart your computer.