Before you start, please make sure the following conditions are met:
To make a Windows physical system bootable on different hardware, please do the following:
1. Start up the computer from the WinPE recovery media.
NOTE! Please use Boot Media Builder or WinPE Recovery Media Builder to prepare the WinPE Recovery Environment, which you can get here:
To automatically boot from the recovery media please make sure the on-board BIOS is set up to boot from CD/USB first.
2. Launch the P2P Adjust OS Wizard.
3. On the Wizard’s Welcome page, click the Next button.
4. From the list of all found Windows systems (if several) select one you need to adjust to the new hardware. If you’re willing to adjust them all, just re-launch this wizard for each
5. There are two execution modes to choose from: fully automatic and advance. Below we will go set-by-step through the automatic scenario.
6. Select Adjust the OS to the new hardware automatically.
7. The wizard will automatically accomplish all the necessary actions.
8. The only action that might be required from your side is to set a path to an additional driver repository in case the wizard has failed to find drivers for some boot critical devices in the built-in Windows repository. Generally together with new hardware you get its drivers for different operating systems on removable media (mostly CD
or DVD). By collecting all these drivers in one folder you can let the wizard automatically pick and install only those required for your OS. Select Search for drivers in a specific folder.
9. Though you’ve got the option to continue without injecting missing drivers for boot critical devices (The Ignore all missing drivers option), we strongly recommend you not to do it. Otherwise we cannot guarantee your Windows will start up on the new hardware.
10. The wizard can search for drivers on a local disk or a mapped network share.
11. If the wizard has found all missing drivers, it will ask you to confirm the operation. Apply the changes to complete
After the operation is completed the system will be bootable on the new hardware. After the startup, Windows will initiate reconfiguration of all Plug’n’Play devices. It’s a standard procedure, so please don’t worry and prepare the latest drivers at this step to get the most out of the system.