Got a backup created using Windows Backup on an old computer, and need to restore it to a new computer? In this article, we’ll learn how to restore not just your files, but also your programs, profiles, settings, emails, accounts and all the rest – from the Windows image backup to a different computer.
Let’s see how!
The first step to recovery is performing what’s called a “mount” of the Windows 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.
At this point, you can already locate your old drives in Windows files and folders, and even copy some of your files to your new computer. Of course, manual copy of files is not what we are after – let’s see how to do a complete restore, including programs and settings, and to do it automatically.
Now that we have our backup accessible on the new computer, we’ll use Zinstall Migration Kit Pro to recover programs, settings files, emails, personalization, settings, documents and all the rest. The process is automatic and you won’t have to hunt everything down manually. Here is how to do it:
That’s it – once the recovery process is complete, you’ll have your programs and files copied from Windows Image backup to your new computer!
(you will be transferring from a backup, not from a live computer – but the process is quite similar)