56637: Acronis True Image 2016: Restoring to Dissimilar Hardware with Acronis Universal Restore

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This article applies to Windows.
Restoring to dissimilar hardware is not available on Mac (neither for OS X, nor for the Bootcamp partition).

Restore to dissimilar hardware procedure:

  1. Create an Acronis bootable media and boot the target computer (connect the media to your computer and restart the computer).
  2. Perform recovery of the backed up system.
  3. From your Acronis account, download Acronis Universal Restore media builder and create a bootable media containing Acronis Universal Restore - a free tool available for Acronis Customers (see details below), which allows you to make the restored system bootable on dissimilar hardware.
  4. Prepare necessary drivers (see details below), boot the target computer and use Universal Restore (see details below) to make the restored system bootable on the new hardware.
  5. Now you can start the computer and work with your system restored to the new hardware.

To be able to download Acronis Universal Restore tool from your account, you need to register your license of Acronis True Image under your account on Acronis website

 

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