Yes, you can do that, just make an image of the partition you want to recover, and then restore that image to the disc you want it restored on. Then you can restore the machine from that partition. Or, you can restore the machine directly from the image you made, ignoring the original partition. This will work as long as the OEM ( Original Equipment Manufacturer ) has not put in any functions to prevent it. If you can't restore directly from the image ( Should work 99% of the time) just restore to the original partition as previously described.
Bear in mind that the machines MUST
be identical for it to work properly.
I use this for such stuff; Free Download EASEUS Todo Backup Freeware and Trial version. Complete Backup and Restore Software for Windows & Linux.
You want the "Free Home Version".