Restore/Migrate Windows 7 System Image to Virtualbox

AOMEI Backupper enables users to restore Windows 7 system image to virtualbox easily and safely. In this article, we will introduce the detail steps for you.


by Ivy Updated on October 20, 2022

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Introduction of Moving Windows 7 System Image to Vitualbox

Usually, vituralbox is used to run operating system in a special environment. For vitualbox, it is well acknowledge that users can backup Windows 7 on vitualbox and then restore system image to the same vitualbox. But migrate Windows 7 system image to vitualbox in this article refers to create a Windows 7 system image from any computer and then restore system image to Vitualbox. It is different from restoring done by Windows built-in tool.

How to Restore Windows 7 System Image to Vitualbox?

As mentioned above, you can’t transfer Windows 7 system image from one computer to Vitualbox due to the different configuration. Fortunately, AOMEI Backupper Standard is a free third party software developed by AOMEI. It has a new feature called Universal Restore which allows users to deploy Windows 7 system image to different hardware.

With this tool, you can save money when you plan to upgrade your present system on vituralbox to Windows 7 or other high level system by Universal Restore. On the other hand, if the hard disk in vitualbox is damaged by hardware failure, wrong operation, or wear and tear, there is no need to worry about reinstalling Windows 7 system after replacing old disk with a new one, just using Universal Restore to deploy system image on new hardware.

Detail steps for restoring Windows 7 system image to Vituralbox

Before you do:

  • Please create system image in advance and then know where you store the image file.
  • You must open vituralbox before the operation, AOMEI Backupper Standard offers two ways to start up Vitural, one is bootable media boot, another one is PXE boot. If there are more than two vituralboxes need to open, we suggest you use PXE boot.

Step 1: Using bootable media to open vituralbox.

Step 2: After opening, click Restore and then click Select Image File to look for system image file.

Select Image File Winpe

Step 3: In the pop-up window, find the image file from the place you store it.

Step 4: Tick restore this system backup and Restore system to other location, then click Next to continue

Restore This System Backup

Step 5: Choose a destination disk to restore the system image file and then click Next.

Select Destination

Step 6: Click Start Backup, then Universal Restore will begin.

Restore Windows 7 System Image  to VirtualBox

What mentioned above are the detail steps for transferring Windows 7 system image to vituralbox. But besides this feature, AOMEI Backupper Standard is able to clone partition, backup file, clone disk and more.

Ivy · Editor
Ivy is an editor of AOMEI Technology, she covers backup & restore,hard disk & partitions management and cloud files transfer and so on for AOMEI. She is an outgoing girl and enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, eating, reading and so on. She usually hangs out with friends at her leisure time.