Deploy Windows 8/8.1 System Image to New Computer with Free Software

Posted by @AOMEI

May 20, 2016

Deploy Windows 8/8.1 system image to new computer allow user not to reinstall system and application they prefer to use. In this article, we will introduce you how to make this goal come true

System image is the complete same copy of your original system. It is widely used to rescue data when system is crashed accidently due to hardware failure, virus, human error or other reason. However, recently some users expect to restore Windows 8 system image to new computer which has different configurations.

Why Need to Deploy Windows 8 System Image to New Computer

“I am a user of Windows 8, I have used my system for long time and I enjoyed it. Now I need to buy a new computer to replace the old one. It may sounds great, but the problem is I don’t want to reinstall system and applications that I have always used. Is there a way can help me to deploy my system image to a new computer which has different motherboard, CPU to make my wish come true?” actually, deploying Windows 8 system image to new computer is the effective method.

In additional, companies can also benefit most from this deployment. For instance, a new built company needs to install system on each computer, it is a time consuming wok to install them one by one. But if you deploy Windows 8 system image to each computer, you just need to restore system on each new computer which can save a lot of time.

How to Deploy Windows 8 System Image to New Computer

It is easy for you to create system image with Windows 8 built-in backup tool, but you don’t allowed to restore system image to new computer, let alone new computer with different configuration by this tool. How can you do?

Fortunately, there is a free software called AOMEI Backupper Standard. It is able to restore Windows system image to new computer with simple steps. This feature can work on all version of Windows 10, Windows 8.1/8, Windows 7/Vista and Windows XP.

Before you do:

  • You must create Windows 8 system image in advance and make sure you know where you have stored it. If you don’t have build one, you can create a system image backup with AOMEI Backuper Standard. This software allows you to store system image to NAS, DVD, or USB.
  • To deploy Windows 8 system image to new computer, you should confirm the destination new computer has started up. AOMEI Backupper Standard offers two ways to users. One is bootable media, another is PXE boot. If there are more than 2 destination computers, we suggest you use PXE boot to open destination computer, because it can help you open many destination computers at the same time under network.

Here we take bootable media boot to deploy Windows 8 system image to new computer as example, if you require using PXE to open destination computer, please refer to how to restore system image to new compute with PXE boot.

Step1: after you open destination computer, you will see AOMEI Bavkupper on desktop. Click Restore on the left side of this software’s interface and then click Path to find the system image. If you store system image to USB or DVD, you should plug it into destination computer in advance, if you store system image to NAS/network. Click Share/NAS and then do as the prompt message to find it. (Here the system image is stored on USB)

Click Restore

Step2: Select system image and then click Next to go on.

Choose System Image.

Step3:In the pop-up window, choose backup point and then click Next.

Choose Backup Point

Note:

  • After you finish restoring Windows 8 system image to new computer which has different configurations, you may be asked to enter registration code by Microsoft Windows and other third party software. So please make sure you remember them.
  • AOEMI Backupper Standard is able to deploy Windows system image to new computer, if you need to deploy Server system image to new PC which has different CPU, motherboard, or other thing, you can try AOMEI Backuper Server edition