69330: Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office: Restoring to dissimilar hardware with Acronis Universal Restore

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Last update: 30-08-2022

Acronis Universal Restore is a free tool available for Acronis customers, which allows you to make the old system bootable on new hardware. This may be useful, for example, after replacing a failed motherboard or when deciding to migrate the system from one computer to another.

Restoring to dissimilar hardware is not available on Mac (neither for macOS, nor for the Bootcamp partition).

Restore to dissimilar hardware procedure overview:

  1. Validate the backup you want to restore from (for all backups except the ones that are stored in Acronis Cloud).
  2. Prepare necessary drivers.
  3. Create Acronis Bootable Media with Acronis Universal Restore Tool. You need this media to restore from your backup and apply Universal Restore afterward to make your old system bootable on new hardware.
  4. Connect Acronis Bootable Media to your computer and restart the computer. Restore your system.
  5. After recovery, start your new computer once again and use Universal Restore to make the restored system bootable on the new hardware.
  6. Now you can start the computer and work with your system restored to the new hardware.