Machine independent restoration (M.I.R.)

Until now, you were only able to restore a system partition on a computer with identical hardware like the source computer. This is also valid for the restoration of clones. The most frequent application scenarios have therefore been limited to the creation of images and restoration of these on the same computers

O&O DiskImage now offers you the possibility to restore an image, even the system partition, on a computer with different hardware thanks to the M.I.R. function(Machine Independent Restoration). Cloning on a computer with different hardware is also possible.

Enable M.I.R. if you changed the hardware composition after an image and these changes have consequences for the functionality on the booting Windows operating system. M.I.R. is also necessary if you want to transfer an already existing computer configuration to a new computer.

Enable M.I.R. therefore can be used or enabled in the following cases:

  • Restoration of an image on a computer with different hardware or cloning/duplication of a computer.
  • Enabling M.I.R. with the help of the bootable disk to exchange damaged or malfunctioning drivers of an existing system.
  • Migration of physical computers onto virtual machines or virtual machines on physical computers.

Note: When cloning a source system, which entails cloning installed versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system and programs, we recommend to change the computer name and the computer SID to avoid future problems when using the configured computer within the network.


Limitations when restoring on different hardware

Restoring M.I.R. automatically

Manual adaptation


Machine independent restoration (M.I.R.)