Universal Restore project with Questions
I intend to restore old Windows 10 pro to new upgraded hardware currently operating with a temp. Windows 10 pro. Old hardware had a failed mobo and also required new components to match new mobo. Old Win 10 system backup is Raid0, mbr, and was backed up with Backup 11.7.
I intend to restore to new hardware with same OS, but with UEFI and single basic C: drive.
I currently have all the “key” sys files (searched the new Device Mgr.) and copied the *.inf versions of the *.sys files to a folder on the external drive where backup files reside.
I intend to keep the “machine ID” of the backup when restoring so as to indicate that all my existing software is going to new hardware, not an additional machine.
I plan to use the Linux build as recommended, rather than the PE method, because I’m going to the same Windows 10 pro OS.
I will validate the backup files.
1) Can this hopefully work, even though backup file is over a year old?
2) I will have to install the Acronis program on the new system to make the bootable media. Should I use Backup 11.7 or upgrade to 12.5 to make bootable DVD w/Universal Restore?
3) Should I also plan for accessing a copy of the entire Windows\INF folder, copied from the new Windows 10 system?
4) When I select backup files, should I also include small system partition (mbr) even though I’m going to want to ultimately select UEFI during universal restore?
5) Do I need to do anything special about Raid0 being part of old system, since I’m targeting a single basic drive?
6) What else do I need to do before building the Universal Restore media?
Ralph Nielsen (email@example.com)