Restore/Move/Migrate Windows Installation to New PC

Posted by @AOMEI

May 14, 2015

AOMEI Partition Assistant can help you Restore Windows 10/8.1/8/7 installation to new PC or laptop easily and safely with few simple steps.

Why need to migrate Windows 8/7 installation to new computer

There is a common situation that is with time goes by, users may need to replace their present old PC or laptop with a new one. After the replacing, users can do a fresh install for system and applications. It is an easy but time consuming work. In addition, some of users don’t expect to give up their Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows 8.1 or spend long time reinstalling their essential working software. In this situation, uses can restore Windows installation to new PC to solve the problem.

On the other hand, for some companies, they need workers have the same working environment; therefore, they need to install same system and programs. Installing Windows system one by one on the computer is a touch task and it will take a long time. So migrate installed windows to different computer may be a better way.

How to move Windows installation to new computer?

If you plan to restore installed windows 7, Windows 8.1, or other system to dissimilar hardware, Windows built-in tool System Preparation Tool (sysprep) may be one of your choice. But the operation of this tool is complicated. So if you are a user who plans to restore windows installation to new pc much easier, then you can try free third party software.

Free backupper software AOMEI Backupper Standard is a third party software which is able to support all version of Windows 10, Windows 8.1/8, Windows 7/Vista/XP. It has a feature named Universal Restore which can transfer Windows installation to new computer or any other different PC or laptop. What’s more, in order to reach the goal, just need a few clicks.

Step1: Using bootable CD or USB to start up the computer where you plan to restore system. (if there are more than 2 computers required to open, you can use PXE boot tool to open)

Step2: Click Restore and then click Path to find the system image you have created.


Step3:In the pop-up window, find the system image.

Find System Image

Step4:Choose the system image you have found and then click Next to go on.

Choose Backup Point

Step5:Choose a destination disk for system image to restore and then click Next to continue.

Choose Destination

Step6:In the following window, click Start Restore, then the restore will begin.

Start Restore

With the steps mentioned above, you can restore Windows installation to new PC. Compared with Windows built-in tool, AOMEI Backupper Standard is much easier to use. What worth to be mentioned is that this free software is able to clone disk, clone system, backup system and more.