Acronis Universal Restore lets you restore your system to different hardware environment; Acronis Universal Restore allows to change Windows Hardware Abstraction Layer and install HDD controller and NIC drivers
Windows activation is required after restore using Acronis Universal Restore or converting a windows based partition backup to different hardware or virtual environment. This is not an Acronis issue. It is a Windows native functionality.
When performing a recovery of an Windows XP or 2003 Server system with a change from IDE to AHCI makes the system unbootable after succesfull recovery. To fix this issue, use an older Intel storage driver.