Move/Transfer Windows 10 to A New Computer with Dissimilar Hardware

Posted by @AOMEI

September 21, 2016

Have you got any idea on how to move or transfer Windows 10 to a new computer with dissimilar hardware? If not, you can find a good one after reading this article.

The needs of moving/transferring Windows 10 to new computer

It is often the case that when your computer is out of date, you will buy a new one for replacement. What annoys you is that you don’t feel like to spend a lot of time installing a system as well as necessary applications. The same situation also bothers new companies that have numbers of new computers for installation. Is there any good suggestion?

Moving/Transferring Windows 10 to new computer with Backupper

In fact, the above question can be easily solved by using a feature provided by AOMEI Backupper Professional. It is called Universal Restore, which is specially designed for restoring Windows 10 to other computers. Different from common restoration, Universal Restore can guarantee the other computers to boot properly after system restore. Besides Universal Restore, AOMEI Backupper Professional also offers many useful functions related to data protection. This powerful program can be applied in Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP. The following are concrete steps:

Backup Windows 10 to NAS:

Step 1: Launch the computer backup software, and turn to the "Backup" tab. You can see there are four backup options: File Backup, System Backup, Disk Backup and Partition Backup according to the order. You should click "System Backup".

System Backup

Step 2: In this part you only need to select the destination path since AOMEI Backupper has chosen the source partition for you. It is recommended to backup Windows 10 to share network/NAS to avoid the need of hardware. What’s more, the new computer within LAN can find it directly. Then click "Start Backup" and wait for the success.

Tips: You can edit the task name in the upper blank for a better distinguish.

Backup to NAS

Move/Transfer Windows 10 to new computer:

Preparation work: Before moving Windows 10 to new computer with dissimilar hardware, you should turn the interface of AOMEI Backupper to the "Utilities" on the master computer. There you can find many useful tools. Find AOMEI PXE Boot Tool and click it. Then you need to choose a way to start the service. Boot form AOMEI Windows PE system is recommended because the tool will help you to create directly a Windows PE system for network boot. Then set the client computer(s) to boot form network firstly under BIOS. After that it will enter into AOMEI Windows PE. You can find AOMEI Backupper there.

AOMEI PXE Boot Tool

Step 1: Turn Backupper’s interface to the "Restore" tab. You see there is no image listed there. So you need to find the Windows 10 system image you made just now by browsing share network/NAS.

Find System Image

Step 2: AOMEI Backupper will prompt you this is a system image, would you like to do a system restore? Click "Yes" to go on.

Confirm Restore

Step 3: Choose the backup point. Since there is only one, just click it.

Backup Point

Step 4: Finally comes the Operation Summary. Before clicking Start Restore, remember to tick the Universal Restore button and make sure that you want to execute the operation listed in the middle pane.

Note: AOMEI Backupper will pop-up a window, saying that the current operation needs to be completed in a Restart Mode. Click Yes to restart the computer.

Restart Computer

Note: When Windows 10 has been moved to the new computer successfully, disconnect the service provided by AOMEI PXE Boot Tool Next time the new computer will normally boot form its hardware.

Summary

Through reading this article, you must have had a general understanding about how to move Windows 10 to new computer by using AOMEI Backupper Universal Restore. The more computers you have to restore, the more obvious the advantage you can feel. Now FREE DOWNLOAD this powerful software to try it by yourself.