How to Restore System Image to a New PC?

Posted by @AOMEI

March 31, 2015

In order to avoid reinstalling system and applications, users expect to restore system image (like Windows 7 or 8) to a new PC. Fortunately, AOMEI Backupper is able to do this.

Why Need to Restore System Image to a New PC?

“I have a PC running windows 8. I have created a system image from this PC in advance and I'd like to restore that system image on a different machine with different configuration. But after finish recovering, I keep getting an error message and the new PC isn’t allowed to boot up. Is it available to build a system image on one PC and then load the system image on a totally different PC?”

This is the question from a PC user, maybe with time goes by, more and more PC users will need to restore system image to a new computer with different configuration. For example, if company’s system is crashed, it will take administrator long time to restore system to the same configuration computer one by one. Besides, if the computer has different configuration, it will be harder to finish the task. In this situation, company also has the demands for restoring image to new PC with various configurations.

Restore System Image to a New PC with AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper Standard is a free third party software which is specialized in data protection. It allows users to restore system image to new PC, especially for the new PC with different configuration. This software supports all the version of Windows 10, Windows 8.1/8, Windows 7/Vista and Windows XP.

Before you do:

  • Confirm you have created system image and know where you store it. If you haven’t do it, you can use AOMEI Backupper to create system image. AOMEI Backupper allows you to store image to NAS, USB, and DVD.
  • Before restore, you should open destination computer, AOEMI Backupper enable you to start up destination computer by bootable media boot or PXE boot. If you have several destination computers to start up, we suggest you use PXE boot.

The following steps are for restoring system to a new PC with bootable media boot, if you need to use PXE boot to restore system image to a new PC, please learn how to restore system image to a new PC under PXE boot.

Step1:After open destination computer, you will see AOEMI Backupper on desktop. Click Restore and then click Path to find Windows 7 system image. (If you store system image on external drive such as USB or DVD, You should plug it into destination computer before it starts up.

Browse System Backup Image

Step2:Click Share/NAS(system image is stored on NAS) then type the information as the pop-up window says to find system image.

Share NAS

Step3Select backup point then click Next to go on.

Restore System Image

Step4: Choose destination disk and click Next to continue in the pop-up window.

Select Disk

Step5: Click Start Restore

Universal Restore

Besides, restoring system image to a new PC, AOMEI Backupper Standard allows users to do file backup, disk backup, partition backup, and more useful features.