It’s something I still haven’t been able to figure out.
I’m talking windows 7/8 machines mainly, I still don’t know how windows 10 machines behave, but I want to think they do it better:
If I try to restore a client to, let’s say, a virtualbox VM, I get a BSOD upon boot, probably because of the hard disk controller.
Many online manuals recommend performing an OOBE (Out Of the Box Experience) which is a process that shuts the machine down and prepare it to be migrated to another hardware, but that’s not the way this backups work. Many times, the hardware just fails without any warning and maybe it’s too late to boot it up ever again.
Is there anything I can do on the clients, on their windows systems, to set them up so when I need to restore their images on different hardware they work? Like modifying some registry key or installing an specific driver or software?