About Hardware Independent Imaging Software

If you are a system administrator of multiple computers, it may be challenging for you to maintain different images based on different hardware configurations. With hardware independent imaging software, you can create a single system image that can then be deployed to multiple machines easily. It will save you much time, because you don’t need to backup system manually one by one, or configure a large number of new clients.

AOMEI Backupper Professional is reliable hardware independent imaging software. You are allowed to perform hardware independent imaging in Windows with the System Backup or Disk Backup functions. And you can restore the image files to different computers using the Universal Restore feature. If you want to get a duplicate of a hard drive, it offers you the clone feature.

Features of AOMEI Hardware Independent Imaging Software


System Bakcup will help you to create hardware independent system images. Besides that, you can backup disks, partitions, and files/folders.


Universal Restore will help you to restore system/disk images to other machines, which ensures your computer is bootable after recovering from hardware independent images.


System Clone can migrate your system to another HDD or SSD, helping you upgrade hardware easily and safely. Disk Clone and Partition Clone will be useful as well.


There are a lot of tools to help you maintain computer systems. AOMEI PXE Boot Tool will help you boot multiple clients from one server.
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AOMEI Backupper Professional edition offers the best hardware independent imaging solution for Windows PC operating systems. If above functions can’t meet your demands, you can buy AOMEI Backupper Technician. If your computer is running Windows Server, you may pick AOMEI Backupper Technician Plus.

How to Restore from a Hardware Independent System Image?

Step1. Download and install AOMEI Backupper on one computer. Use AOMEI Backupper to create a full backup of system, and save the image on a network location.

Step2. Install AOMEI Backupper in another computer. Run AOMEI Backupper, click “Restore” and then click “Select Image File”.

Step3. Select “Share/NAS” > “Add Network Location”. Type the network path and navigate to the hardware independent system image.

Step4. Select “Restore this system backup” and tick “Restore system to other location” in the bottom.

Step5. Select a drive on the target computer as the restoration destination and click “Next”.

Step6. Tick “Universal Restore” to avoid boot issues after restoring to dissimilar hardware. Then, click “Start Restore” to begin the process.