Restore/Migrate Windows 7 System Image to Virtualbox

Posted by @AOMEI

March 31, 2015

AOMEI Backupper enables users to restore Windows 7 system image to virtualbox easily and safely. In this article, we will introduce the detail steps for you.

Introduction of Moving Windows 7 System Image to Vitualbox

Usually, vituralbox is used to run operating system in a special environment. For vitualbox, it is well acknowledge that users can backup Windows 7 on vitualbox and then restore system image to the same vitualbox. But migrate Windows 7 system image to vitualbox in this article refers to create a Windows 7 system image from any computer and then restore system image to Vitualbox. It is different from restoring done by Windows built-in tool.

How to Restore Windows 7 System Image to Vitualbox?

As mentioned above, you can’t transfer Windows 7 system image from one computer to Vitualbox due to the different configuration. Fortunately, AOMEI Backupper Standard is a free third party software developed by AOMEI. It has a new feature called Universal Restore which allows users to deploy Windows 7 system image to different hardware.

With this tool, you can save money when you plan to upgrade your present system on vituralbox to Windows 7 or other high level system by Universal Restore. On the other hand, if the hard disk in vitualbox is damaged by hardware failure, wrong operation, or wear and tear, there is no need to worry about reinstalling Windows 7 system after replacing old disk with a new one, just using Universal Restore to deploy system image on new hardware.

Detail steps for restoring Windows 7 system image to Vituralbox

Before you do:

  • Please create system image in advance and then know where you store the image file.
  • You must open vituralbox before the operation, AOMEI Backupper Standard offers two ways to start up Vitural, one is bootable media boot, another one is PXE boot. If there are more than two vituralboxes need to open, we suggest you use PXE boot.

Step1: Using bootable media to open vituralbox.

Step2: After opening, click Restore and then click Path to look for system image file.

Browse System Backup Image

Step3:In the pop-up window, find the image file from the place you store it.

Share NAS

Step4: Choose backup point and then click Next to go on.

Restore System Image

Step5: Choose a destination disk to restore the system image file and then click Next.

Select Disk

Step6: Click Start Backup, then Universal Restore will begin.

Universal Restore

What mentioned above are the detail steps for transferring Windows 7 system image to vituralbox. But besides this feature, AOMEI Backupper Standard is able to clone partition, backup file, clone disk and more.