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Windows 7: HD image to different hardware

15 Nov 2014   #1
nuflia

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
HD image to different hardware

Hi guys
i am just wondering if any one has ever moved an image from a hard-disk to dissimilar hardware
does it work, do i need to do something with HAL, do i need to let acroins image to install drivers
i am having an XP pc that runs an application program , i just need to make this image form that computer works in different computer that of course has different hardware , not same processor and motherboard.


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15 Nov 2014   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

See this tutorial. You can also use Acronis True Image as long as the version you use has Universal Restore and you have the appropriate drivers.

Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer
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16 Nov 2014   #3
nuflia

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
See this tutorial. You can also use Acronis True Image as long as the version you use has Universal Restore and you have the appropriate drivers.

Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer
thanks for the reply, yes i have acroins 2013 with universal restore, when you say the drivers, do you mean all new motherboard drivers and raid controller , all have to be installed during the recovery process
if i need to move my hard disk form an old computer that has legacy software to another computer that has different hardware ( motherboard and processor ) , can i save all the drivers for the new pc and then point the acroin to the path during the recovery process
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16 Nov 2014   #4
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
See this tutorial. You can also use Acronis True Image as long as the version you use has Universal Restore and you have the appropriate drivers.

Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer
That tutorial is based on generalizing Windows installation with Sysprep (Windows System Preparation Tool) which removes all hardware related information such as drivers and registry entries replacing them with general Windows drivers, allowing the image be transfered to any other hardware capable of running Windows.

However. generalizing only works in Windows Vista and later operating systems. Windows XP cannot be generalized with Sysprep. If I read the OP correctly he / she is talking about an XP system.

Kari
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16 Nov 2014   #5
nuflia

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
See this tutorial. You can also use Acronis True Image as long as the version you use has Universal Restore and you have the appropriate drivers.

Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer
That tutorial is based on generalizing Windows installation with Sysprep (Windows System Preparation Tool) which removes all hardware related information such as drivers and registry entries replacing them with general Windows drivers, allowing the image be transfered to any other hardware capable of running Windows.

However. generalizing only works in Windows Vista and later operating systems. Windows XP cannot be generalized with Sysprep. If I read the OP correctly he / she is talking about an XP system.

Kari
Thanks Kari,
yes i am talking about XP, i have xp professional version pc that runs some legacy software , what i would like to do is to make an image using acroins 2013 form that PC and run the image in xp machine probably xp professional but with dissimilar hardware..
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16 Nov 2014   #6
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

My mistake. I overlooked the XP part since I was in the mindset of this Windows 7 forum.

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when you say the drivers, do you mean all new motherboard drivers and raid controller , all have to be installed during the recovery process
Yes, but
I would review the manual for Acronis TI
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