Paragon Knowledge Base System Last Edit: 06.06.2011
ID 1215:   Copy or Restore a system partition to another computer

Q: Can the program deploy somehow the system partition to another computer? E.g. can I make a backup image on one machine and restore this image on another one?

A: The program allows to duplicate the system partition. It will create the exact copy of all files, directories and filesystem metadata. Because of exact data copying, hardware settings in a cloned operating system (so-called "hardware profile") WILL NOT be changed. In case the original and destination machines have same or almost same hardware configurations, the cloned system partition will be workable even on another computer.

In case hardware configurations are quite different, an operating system won't work. This note refers to practically all operating systems including all versions of Windows, Linux and DOS. The ability of flawless copying of a system partition to another computer fundamentally depends on an operating system being copied.

As for cloning Windows system partition:

  • at first attempt to boot from the cloned partition, start Windows in Safe Mode and allow the system to adapt to the new hardware configuration.
  • in case the previous step fails, re-install Windows over the existing system partition. Most of system settings and installed applications remain workable after this action.

You can also use Paragon Adaptive Restore add-on to adjust copied system to new hardware. You will need to open P2P ("physical-to-physical") section and run "Adjust OS". Adaptive Restore add-on is available with Drive Backup 9.0 Professional and higher, and all editions of Hard Disk Manager 2009.

Paragon Virtualization Manager 2009 also has a feature of "Adjust OS" to new hardware.


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1Partition Manager 8.5 Enterprise Server Edition,    10.0 Personal Edition Russian ,    for Virtual Server,    8.x Personal Edition,    10.0 Professional Edition German ,    9.0 Server Edition,    10.0 Server Edition,    8.x Professional Edition,    11 Personal Edition,    10.0 Personal Edition English ,    11 Server Edition,    9.0 Personal Edition,    10.0 Server Edition Russian ,    10.0 Personal Edition German ,    10.0 Professional Edition,    7.x Professional Edition,    9.0 Professional Edition,    8.5 Server Edition,    7.x Enterprise Server Edition,    10.0 Professional Edition Russian ,    7.x Personal Edition,    8.x Server Edition,    9.0 Enterprise Server Edition,    9.0 Server Edition Japanese ,    10.0 Server Edition French ,    11 Professional Edition,    7.x Server Edition,    8.5 Professional Edition,    9.0 Professional Edition Japanese ,    8.x Enterprise Server Edition,    10.0 Professional Edition French ,    8.5 Personal Edition,    10.0 Server Edition German
2Drive Backup and Backup&Recovery 9.0 Professional Edition German ,    & Recovery 11 Suite,    9.0 Professional Edition Polish ,    9.0 AQ,    9.0 Professional Edition French ,    9.0 Professional Edition Spanish ,    9.0 Personal Edition English ,    9.0 Personal Edition Russian ,    8.51 Professional Edition,    9.0 Personal Edition Polish ,    8.5 Personal Edition,    7.x Personal Edition,    9.0 Personal Edition German ,    10 Professional Edition,    9.0 Personal Edition French ,    7.x Professional Edition,    9.0 Professional Edition Japanese ,    & Recovery 10 Suite,    9.0 Professional Edition Chinese ,    8.x Personal Edition,    9.0 Professional Edition Russian ,    8.x Professional Edition,    9.0 Professional Edition English ,    & Recovery 10 Free Edition,    10 Personal Edition
37tools products Partition Manager 2009,    Exact Image 2009,    Partition Imager 2005
4Deployment Manager 7.0 Standard Edition
5Drive Copy 9.0 Professional Edition English ,    9.0 Home,    10 Personal Edition,    10 Server Edition,    8.x Professional Edition,    8.5 Professional Edition,    9.0 Personal Edition German ,    8.x Personal Edition,    9.0 Professional Edition Polish ,    9.0 Personal Edition English ,    9.0 Personal Edition Polish ,    8.5 Personal Edition
6Magazine (Covermount) Versions Festplatten Manager 9.0 PC Welt,    Festplatten Tools 2008 German
7System Upgrade Utilities 2010 Suite
8Hard Disk (Festplatten) Manager Festplatten 2009 Server Edition German ,    8.x Server Edition,    for Virtual Server,    2011 Suite,    2009 Professional Edition French ,    2009 Server Edition English ,    2009 Professional Edition English ,    Festplatten 2009 Kompakt German ,    Home Expert 2008,    2008 Server Edition,    Festplatten 2009 Suite,    2010 Server Edition,    2009 Server Edition Russian ,    8.5 Server Edition,    2008 Professional Edition,    8.5 Personal Edition,    6.x Professional,    2009 Professional Edition Russian ,    Home Expert 2009 Russian ,    Festplatten 2008 Suite,    6.x Personal,    8.x Personal Edition,    8.5 Professional Edition,    2010 Suite,    2008 Suite,    2010 Professional Edition,    7.x Personal Edition,    8.x Professional Edition,    2009 Suite English
9Exact Image 7.5,    7.x
10Virtualization Manager 2010 Consumer Edition,    2009 Personal Edition,    2009 Corporate Edition,    2010 Professional Edition,    2010 Corporate Edition
11DiscontinuedDrive Backup,    Partition Manager 6.x Professional,    Hard Disk Manager,    Partition Manager 6.x Personal
12Drive Backup Server Express 2008,    10 Workstation Edition,    9.0 Server Edition German ,    9.0 Workstation Edition English ,    10 Small Business Server Edition,    9.0 Workstation Edition Russian ,    10 Server Edition,    9.0 Server Edition Spanish ,    9.0 Server Lite Edition Russian ,    9.0 Enterprise Server Edition German ,    9.0 Enterprise Server Edition English ,    9.0 Server Edition French ,    9.0 Workstation Edition German ,    8.51 Small Business Server Edition,    9.0 Enterprise Server Edition Russian ,    8.51 Server Edition,    9.0 Server Edition English ,    9.0 Server Edition Chinese ,    7.x Server Edition,    8.51 Enterprise Server Edition,    8.x Small Business Server Edition,    8.x Enterprise Server Edition,    9.0 Server Edition Japanese ,    9.0 Server Edition Russian ,    10 Server Express Edition,    8.x Server Edition
13Total Defrag 2007,    2009,    2010
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