How to Free Restore Backup to Different Computer?

September 21, 2016

Free restore backup to different computer or dissimilar hardware simply refers to users can restore Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, or other Windows system to another computer. And AOMEI Backupper is able to make this come true.

Introduction of restore backup to different computer

Restore backup to different computer means restore system image of Windows 7,Windows 8/8.1, Windows Vista, Windows XP or other system image from one computer to any other computer including bare metal which doesn’t install system.

May be it sounds impossible, because different computer has different configuration, such as different CPU, different motherboard, different disk type and so on. But the fact is that restore to dissimilar hardware has become possible, even you can free restore backup to different computer.

Free restore backup to new PC with AOMEI Backupper

The standard version of AOMEI Backupper is a free computer backupper software. It is able to support all the versions of Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP. Recently, there is a new function called Universal Restore in this software, which allows users to restore system image to different PC or laptop.

With this feature, there is no need for users to reinstall system or applications when they have to replace their old computer with new one. On the other hand, for some workers such as software tester, they can free restore any system needed to virtualbox and then test their software on various systems.

What’s more, as for companies who expect to install system or office software on several bare metal in short time, AOMEI Backupper Standard is also a good choice, because under the help of PXE tool and Universal Restore, the task will be much easier.

How to operate free restore backup to different computer

Step1: Use bootable CD to start up computer (if there are several computers need to be opened, you can use PXE tool). Click Restoreand then click Path to find system image you have created, if you don’t have one, you can use AOMEI Backupper to backup system.


Step2: In the pop-up window, find the destination of system backup.

Find System Image

Step3: Choose the backup point and then click Next to go on.

Choose Backup Point

Step4: Choose a destination disk to restore system image, after this click Next to continue.

Choose Destination

Step5:Click Start Restore, then the operation of free restore backup to dissimilar hardware will start.

Start Restore


If the destination disk is SSD, you can tick “Align partition to optimize for SSD” to improve the performance of SSD.

Besides free restore backup to new PC or laptop, you can merge partition, create Windows 8 bootable USB, clone disk, convert MBR to GPT and so on. in order to manage your partitions, you can free download it and have a try.