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How to restore the system image to a computer with different or dissimilar hardware

Updated by Daisy on Mar 26, 2021
Written by Myra

Why do we recover the system to dissimilar hardware?

Reasons like: 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 like the task is so tough and terrible. Now, you won't worry about it and EaseUS Todo Backup can easily recover the system to different hardware, transfer the system to another computer, and migrate the system from physical to virtual.

How to recover the 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 the 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 to 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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Updated by Daisy

Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Written by Myra

Myra joined EaseUS in 2017. As a big fan of Apple products, she mainly focuses on iOS data transfer and iOS troubleshooting tips. Meanwhile, she is expanding her knowledge and skills in other fields like data recovery and disk management. Myra is open-minded and likes both extensive and intensive reading. Other than reading and writing, she is also fond of mobile games and K-pop stars.

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