Acronis True Image Restore To New Computer

Click Recovery and select Files/Folders. Browse and select the drive, folder, and/or file you want to recover. Click Recover to restore the file to the original machine or Download to download a file via your browser. You can find more details on file and folder recovery in the Acronis Cyber Backup Online Help. The suggested list price of Acronis True Image Workstation, without Acronis Universal Restore, (the base-price) is just $79.99. The price of Acronis Universal Restore (list price) is $29.99. So, you're looking at roughly $110, total for Corporate Workstation, with Acronis Universal Restore.

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Mounting the Acronis backup to access its files and contents The first step to recovery is performing what’s called a “mount” of the Acronis backup file on the new computer. This operation allows to gain access to the backup’s contents, and thus to perform a restore. Here is how to do it.

Restoring to dissimilar hardware is not available on Mac (neither for OS X, nor for the Bootcamp partition).

Acronis Universal Restore is a free tool available for Acronis customers, which allows you to make the old system bootable on new hardware. This may be useful, for example, after replacing a failed motherboard or when deciding to migrate the system from one computer to another.

Restore to dissimilar hardware procedure overview:

  1. Validate the backup you want to restore from.
  2. Prepare necessary drivers.
  3. Create Acronis Bootable Media with Acronis Universal Restore Tool. You need this media to restore from your backup and apply Universal Restore afterwards to make your old system bootable on new hardware.
  4. Connect Acronis Bootable Media to your computer and restart the computer. Restore your system.
  5. After recovery, start your new computer once again and use Universal Restore to make the restored system bootable on the new hardware.
  6. Now you can start the computer and work with your system restored to the new hardware.
Step 1 - Validate your backup

Validation is an operation that checks backup integrity and thus the possibility of data recovery from a backup.

You can validate your Entire PC or system disk backup in two ways:

  1. Using Acronis True Image in Windows: click the angle symbol near the backup you want to validate, and then click Validate.
  2. Using bootable media: right-click the backup, and then click Validate Archive.

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Step 2 - Prepare drivers for the new hardware

Acronis Universal Restore is a tool that allows changing Windows Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL.dll) and install mass storage boot device drivers into the system.

It installs boot device drivers (e.g. hard drive or RAID controller drivers) into the system during the recovery process, so that the operating system can boot from this boot device. If there are proper NIC drivers present in the folder with the drivers, Acronis Universal Restore will copy them into the restored system and will schedule their installation on Windows boot-up.

(!) All the other drivers (e.g. video and sound card drivers, plug and play drivers) are not installed by Acronis Universal Restore, as they can be installed in Windows after the successful migration.

Before applying Universal Restore to a Windows operating system, make sure that you have the drivers for the new HDD controller and the chipset. These drivers are critical to start the operating system. Use the CD or DVD supplied by the hardware vendor or download the drivers from the vendor’s Web site. The driver files should have the *.inf, *.sys or *.oem extensions. If you download the drivers in the *.exe, *.cab or *.zip format, extract them using a third-party application (e.g. free 7-zip tool or any other).

Once you have the necessary drivers on hand, you need to place them to a location Acronis bootable media can access, for example:

  • add them to the bootable media while creating it in the bootable media builder as described in step 3
  • place them on a USB stick or an external drive and plug it in before applying Universal Restore as described in step 5
  • place them on a network share that is accessible for computers in your network and point to this share before applying Universal Restore as described in step 5

What if you do not have drivers

Windows 7 and later versions include more drivers than the older Windows operating systems. There is a great chance that Universal Restore finds all necessary drivers in the Windows 7 driver folder. So, you may not necessarily have to specify the external path to the drivers. Nevertheless, performing Universal Restore is critical so the system uses the correct drivers.

The Windows default driver storage folder is determined in the registry value DevicePath, which can be found in the registry key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersion

This storage folder is usually WINDOWS/inf.

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Note for Windows XP users
Microsoft has stopped Windows XP support on April 8, 2014, more and more hardware manufacturers discontinue testing their harware for compatibility with Windows XP, thus you may experience issues when/after restoring a Windows XP system to new hardware. Please consult your hardware manufacturer to make sure the new hardware is compatible with Windows XP.

Step 3 - Download Acronis Universal Restore Media Builder and create Acronis bootable media with Acronis Universal Restore Tool
  1. In Acronis True Image, navigate to Tools, and then select Acronis Universal Restore.
  2. Click Download to download Acronis Universal Restore Media Builder in .msi format.
  3. Install the downloaded file.
  4. Start Acronis True Image, navigate to Tools, and then select Acronis Universal Restore again.
  5. Acronis Universal Restore Media Builder starts. Click Next.
  6. Select the way the disks and volume will be represented. Windows-like representation is selected by default, you can leave it as is unless you specifically want to have Linux-like representation.
  7. Optionally, specify Linux kernel parameters. See Linux Kernel Parameters.
  8. Select bothTrue ImageandAcronis Universal Restore.
  9. Optionally, specify startup parameters.
  10. Select a destination for the media: CD/DVD, USB flash drive, ISO image.
  11. Specify the mass storage drivers to be used by Acronis Universal Restore.

    You do not have to add the drivers now. You can do this later when you apply Acronis Universal Restore to a machine.

  12. Click Proceed to create the media.
Step 4 - Restore your system
See this guide in product documentation.
Step 5 - Apply Acronis Universal Restore
  1. Boot the machine once again with Acronis Bootable Media.
  2. Select the Acronis Universal Restore option.
  3. Add a folder with the drivers under Automatic drive search.
  4. Click OK.

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I had already ordered a new computer when the old one totally failed. It had numerous issues, which is why I had ordered a new one. So, when the new one arrives, I have a few issues to contend with and was wondering:

1) Can I transfer my True Image 2018 license to the new system? Since the old system won't even boot any more, all software installed on it is not useable.

2) I have a lot to learn about backup & restore, as you will surmise from the following. I did not make system backups, nor image backups, but ONLY file backups (drawings, emails, docs, etc.). If I had made an image of the old system drive (an SSD, if that maters), could I have restored that image to a new (different size) M.2 SSD drive?

3) Since the True Image catalog files are on the old (DEAD) system, is there a way to restore the backup files 'en mass'? (i.e. entire folders and subfolders).

I have downloaded a 30 day trial version of True Image 2018 and tried to restore files (that were backed up using True Image 2018 and stored on a USB drive), but no RESTORE option appears in the True Image 2018 dashboard (I assume because no backups were done using that installation). BTW, this 'trial restore' is being done on by notebook since the new system won't arrive for over a month.

Lastly, can anyone direct me to an online document that might give me some direction as far as developing a back up strategy for my new system?

Thanx to all!

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Mike, welcome to these User Forums.

Sorry to hear of the demise of your old computer - you will be able to transfer your existing ATI 2018 license to your new one when it arrives.

See KB 59878: Acronis True Image 2018: 'You've exceeded the maximum number of activations for this serial number' which will show you the options for doing the transfer.

See also the ATI 2018 User Guide which has lots of good information regarding all the key functions for the application. You can also download this as a PDF document

In order to Recover any of your Files & Folders backups created on the old computer by using the ATI 2018 GUI from the trial copy, you would need to use the option to 'Add existing backup' which you can find hidden next to the option to 'Add backup' for new tasks. See screen shot below:

I did not make system backups, nor image backups, but ONLY file backups (drawings, emails, docs, etc.). If I had made an image of the old system drive (an SSD, if that maters), could I have restored that image to a new (different size) M.2 SSD drive?

If you had made a Disks & Partitions backup image of the old system drive, then it is possible that you could have restored this to the new drive but this is not guaranteed that all would continue to work correctly or that Windows would boot without significant further work. You are probably going to be back in full operation much quicker by starting with the new computer and a clean copy of Windows already installed, then just recover your file backups.

Since the True Image catalog files are on the old (DEAD) system, is there a way to restore the backup files 'en mass'? (i.e. entire folders and subfolders).

Normally, if you have your backup drive with all your .tib files stored on it connected when your install the ATI 2018 application, then these backup files will be discovered and tasks added to the main GUI for these, based on the backup file name. Review pixelmator pros and cons.

As mentioned above, you can use the 'Add existing backup' option to do this manually in the GUI but when doing this, you only need to add in the most recent backup file, not every file that might comprise the full backup version chain (i.e. all the files with the same base name before the first _ in the name for either _full_ or _inc_ or _diff_). If you want to continue using the same backup tasks on the new computer, then you would also need to 'Reconfigure' all the settings for each added task, i.e. Source, Destination, Schedule, Backup Scheme, Notifications, etc.

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One important point to make about recovering files & folders. Because you will be restoring to a different computer you should not restore files & folders using their original permissions, as even though you may create a user by the same name as the old one, this will never be the same as the original user / owner of the files & folders.

See the ATI 2018 User Guide: File recovery options for more information on the above point where it says:

You can select the following file recovery options:

  • Recover files with their original security settings - if the file security settings were preserved during backup (see File-level security settings for backup), you can choose whether to recover them or let the files inherit the security settings of the folder where they will be recovered to. This option is effective only when recovering files from file/folder backups.
  • Set current date and time for recovered files - you can choose whether to recover the file date and time from the backup or assign the files the current date and time. By default the file date and time from the backup will be assigned.

I would recommend to 'let the files inherit the security settings of the folder where they will be recovered to.' so that they will be 'owned' by the new computer user.

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In reply to Mike, welcome to these User… by Steve Smith

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Thanx Steve. Lottsa good info there. Waiting for the new system is nerve-racking, but in the meantime I gotta make do. Thanx again.