Macrium Free - total Winner - recovered PC from different Hardware


  1. Posts : 11,244
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #1

    Macrium Free - total Winner - recovered PC from different Hardware


    Hi folks
    Somehow I corrupted a recent backup on an intel laptop so on restore it failed with Backup file is corrupted

    Anyway I restored from a backup taken on an AMD server (AMD processor with Nvidia Mobo) to HP Intel laptop with Intel graphics etc. Free version just did the restore. Didn't try Restore to different hardware as it says "paid version required" so I just restored the image as normal.

    Note the image I used was the backup image of the server itself !! not my laptop image saved on the server !!.

    Booted OK while W10 went on its way and installed the correct Intel drivers and guess what system still activated with digital licence.

    Finally doing a Windows update got any missing hardware stuff ok including SDHC card reader.

    Had all my progs, data etc perfectly and the only thing I had to do was change the name of the computer as obviously it had copied the one from the AMD machine.

    Saved no end of trouble -- Thanks Macrium !!!

    Didn't realize you could do that -- another +1 for Macrium Free.

    Happy Camper here.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2. Posts : 3,145
    trying to install win10
       #2

    Didn't try Restore to different hardware as it says "paid version required" so I just restored the image as normal.
    W10 went on its way and installed the correct Intel drivers.
    W10 is quite good at adjusting itself to new situations. It isn't always able to - depends on various factors.
      My Computer


 

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