Transfer/Migrate Windows 10 System to Computer with Dissimilar Hardware

Posted by @AOMEI

March 25, 2015

Are you looking for a way to transfer Windows 10 operating system and installed programs to a computer with dissimilar hardware? In this article, we will show you how to finish this task with simple steps.

About Windows 10 System Migration to Dissimilar Hardware

May be users are familiar with restoring Windows 10 system image to the same computer, when system is crashed due to virus, hardware failure or other reasons. But what does transferring Windows 10 system image to different hardware mean?

Actually, moving Windows 10 system image to dissimilar hardware refers to restore Windows 10 system image you have created from one computer to another one with different CPU, different kind of disk, different motherboard and so on. In common sense, system isn’t allowed to boot up normally, if you transfer Windows 10 system image to dissimilar hardware. How to finish this task?

Transfer Windows 10 System to Different Hardware with AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper Standard is a free software which is specialized in protecting data. Universal Restore in this software is able to transfer Windows 10 system image to dissimilar hardware. Besides Windows 10, it can work on all versions of Windows 8.1/8 and Windows 7/Vista/XP. With this feature, company doesn’t need to worry about the installation for different configuration bare computers as quickly as possible, as for home user, you can restore your well-adjusted Windows 10 system to original computer, when you replace your old hard disk with a different one.

Before you do:

  • Make sure you have Windows 10 system image and be clear where you store it. If you don’t have system image, AOMEI Backupper Standard can help you create system image.
  • Before the operation, you should open your destination computer.

Step1: In order to open the destination computer, there are two methods, one is bootable media boot, and another one is PXE boot. If there are more than two destination computers, we suggest you start up computer by PXE boot.

Srep2: After starting up destination computer, click Restore on the interface of AOMEI Backupper and then click Path to look for Windows 10 system image you created.

Browse System Backup Image.gif

Step3: Click Share/NAS in the pop-up window, and then input the information to find Windows 10 system image.

Share NAS

Step4: After finding system image, choose backup point in the following window and then click Next to go on.

Restore System Image

Step5: Select destination disk to restore Windows 10 system and then click Next to continue.

Select Disk

Step6: Make sure you have set all the things right, and then click Start Restore, Universal Restore will start.

Universal Restore

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