Bare Metal Restore Dissimilar Hardware

Software recommendation for Bare Metal Restore of Dissimilar Hardware.  I have an older Asus VivoBook S500C running current version of Windows 10.  I would like to purchase a new laptop and do an image restore without starting from scratch reinstalling individual software packages.
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Lance McGrewRETIREDAsked:
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ITguy565Commented:
Business or Personal :

 1 or more machines?

If personal, I would use Acronis products : https://www.acronis.com/en-us/business/backup/
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Lance McGrewRETIREDAuthor Commented:
I too was leaning toward Acronis and yes, this is a personal machine.  Why would you not use Acronis for business scenario?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Easy and FREE.... use Veeam Agent... it shows how to convert a Physical Server to a Virtual Server, but the same process can be used to backup ANY Windows OS, and Restore to dissimilar hardware...

the only GOTCHA is, if Windows is OEM supplied with your original laptop, it will need re-activation on the new laptop because of hardware differences, and this may fail to activate!

I wrote an article here with steps....

https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/28939/HOW-TO-Perform-a-Physical-to-Virtual-P2V-Conversion-the-easy-way-from-a-computer-backup-image.html

One downside here, is you will NOT get any of the software for your new laptop, e.g. laptop supplied software, for soft keys, battery..
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ITguy565Commented:
@Lance,


Though you accepted a solution already :
 

I too was leaning toward Acronis and yes, this is a personal machine.  Why would you not use Acronis for business scenario?


I have always liked the Acronis interface and how easy and quick it is for backup and restore. As you see above in my link, I chose the business route to post. Mostly because it is expandable not really because of a feature difference. The Bare Metal Universal restore feature of acronis is the most attractive part of it because for a relatively cheap price you can have a reliable, dependable, and easy to use interface as well has be able to restore to any hardware running traditional CPU architecture. The HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) can be completely modified and it isn't dependent upon drivers as they are replaced in the Universal Restore Process.


For my money I would sware by nothing else..


Veaam on the other hand, I have had issues with in the past, but that is a story for another day.
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