Main Threads:PC wont boot after restoring to different hardware
  • Hi

    I tried to restore an image from one PC to another .

    The new PC is an old laptop an "Advent 8215P"

    I followed the instructions carefully and made sure the restore to dissimilar hardware box was selected.

    When it was finished I rebooted but after the BIOS was loaded I just get "Windows is copying files" it then reboots and keeps doing this over and over again.


    The windows version I am trying to move to the new PC  is windows 7 ultimate

    I am using Backupper professional.


    Has anyone any idea whats wrong please?


    Mike Pooley


  • Have you also tried without the dissimilar hardware checkbox?

    Did you Clean the disk wth Diskpart before the restore to erase all leftovers from the previous OS?

  • mpooley,

    Is the version you're trying to move a 64bit OS? The reason I ask is the processor for the Advent 8215P is the Intel Core Duo T2350 which is a 32 bit processor. It will never run a 64 bit program. If your copy of win7 ultimate is 32 bit, then there's more work to do here. (LIke getting 32 bit drivers for an old PC. That may be a problem.)

  • Yes you are right I forgot it was a 32 bit machine! image

    thanks for reminding me.

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