AOMEI Universal Restore FAQ

Posted by @AOMEI

June 1, 2015

How to solve not booting or driver activation problems? AOMEI universal restore FAQ will answer these questions.

Q: After system is restored to other dissimilar hardware computers, why cannot it boot normally?

  1. A: Please make sure that “Universal Restore” is checked, because when there is difference between computer where source system is installed and hardware environment of target computer, “Universal Restore” must be chosen, and restored operating system can be sure to boot normally.

  2. Maybe computer disk mode (AHCI IDE RAID) is changed. Disk mode is not allowed to be changed after using universal restore. In other words, if disk mode is AHCI while restoring system, please stay disk mode the same as AHCI after restoring, If not, system will not boot normally; so does IDE RAID, and they need to stay the same with source disk on disk mode. (About disk mode, you can refer to BIOS manual).

  3. Please make sure that Universal Restore operation is run under Windows or Windows PE bootable media, because AOMEI Linux bootable media can’t support universal restore currently.

  4. If the BIOS version of target computer that you restore system to is advanced than InsydeH20 Rev.3.7 version, you need to enter BIOS setting manually and set “OS Optimized Defaults” in the “Exit” item:

    • If the OS restored is Windows 7, you need set parameter as “Win7 OS”.
    • If the OS restored is Windows 8, you need set parameter as “Win8 64bit”.
    • If the OS restored is other Windows system, you need set parameter as “Other OS”.

    Only in this way, different machine that is restored system will be sure to boot normally.

Q: About problem that activation overdue is prompted by computer that applied with universal restore while it booting.

After restoring legitimate Windows from one computer to others, it is normal that system prompted that system need to be activated again after it booting. Due to the fact that there is limitation to use activation code, therefore, you may need to activate system again.

Q: About the problem that software need to be activated again after using universal restore.

After restoring Windows from one computer to others, it is normal that billing application or software prompted that system need to be activated again after it booting. Due to the fact that there is limitation to use activation code, therefore, you may need to reactivate those billing application or software again.

Q: About the problem that computer need to install graphics card, network card, and sound card drivers etc.

Universal Restore just makes sure system can boot normally after restoring system from one computer to others. For some drivers that are not relevant to system booting, such as graphic card, network card, and sound card drivers, etc, they need you to install manually.