System Image Recovery Windows 8.1 -- BIOS vs EFI ?

I have an old Windows 8.1 system image from a failed computer that I want to restore onto a new computer but get the below error.

Windows cannot restore a system image to a computer that has different firmware this system image was created on a computer using BIOS and this computer is using efi

Can I somehow turn off EFI on my new computer to make the "System Image Recovery" work ?
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In the BIOS you should have some settings called something like "CSM" or similar. Those settings can be used to set the system to conventional BIOS mode.

But you'll probably have to first convert the disk in the UEFI PC to MBR (now it is probably GPT), and conventional BIOS doesn't accept booting Windows from a GPT disk.

What you will also have to take into account is the license of your version of Windows 8.1 is bound to your old PC. You won't be able to activate it for the new PC unless you first remove it from your old PC or have a new product key.

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