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How to restore system image to different/dissimilar hardware

Updated on Nov 13, 2018 by Hana Lee to Todo Backup Guide

Recover to dissimilar hardware function of EaseUS Todo Backup can help users migrate the system to new PC or the new hardware with different configurations.

Why do we recover the system to dissimilar hardware?

There are couple mainly reasons: the old hard disk is damaged, we have to migrate our system to the new PC or the new hardware with different configurations; or deploy the same operating system on many computers; restore the image of Windows operating system to dissimilar hardware (RAID controllers). It sounds the task is so tough and terrible. Now, you won't worry about it and EaseUS Todo Backup Workstation can easily recover system to different hardware, transfer system to another computer, and migrate system from physical to virtual.

How to recover system to dissimilar hardware with EaseUS Todo Backup?

Before restoring the system to dissimilar hardware or other PCs, please ensure the two points: we must have an image backup of Windows system, and the driver is compatible with the hardware. If there are no drivers compatible with the hardware, we need to manually specify where to find the driver(s) for the hardware.
Firstly we need create the WinPE of EaseUS Todo Backup (Bootable CD/USB/Disk), then boot the computer, the screen will guide to enter into EaseUS Todo Backup.

Step 1. Run EaseUS Todo Backup and click System Transfer. Select the backup files.


Step 2. Choose the source and recovery location. At last click Proceed, that's OK.



PS: EaseUS Todo Backup Free and Home don't support this function. Please choose the right Edition for you.

If you found that your disk in not initialized, please follow the below tutorial:

1. You can initialize the disk using the windows control panel -> disk management – if you have an other running windows system.

2. You initialize the disk using "diskpart.exe", which can be found on the WinPE system: Windows Shell Command.