You can make manual adaptation to the changed hardware after the restoration or the cloning.
- For this, run the restoration or the cloning of the system partition or the entire computer.
- After the successful restoration, please open the O&O DiskImage dialog to change the computer properties Tools/Change computer identity.
Change computer identity manually
The adaptations made by M.I.R can be divided in three activities, which can be enabled/disabled when selecting Restoration on different hardware (machine independent restoration).
Exchange hardware abstraction layer (HAL)
Windows operating systems must be compatible with a variety of hardware platforms. This portability is achieved through a special layer within the operating system, which is responsible for the management and control of hardware, architecture and machine-dependent devices, such as the I/O interfaces, Interrupt Controller and multi processor communication mechanisms. This layer is commonly installed on and aligned to the current hardware on an installed and running Windows. If the hardware is exchanged, it becomes necessary to align the layer accordingly, to ensure smooth and continued functionality of the operating system and the programs installed.
Apply currently loaded drivers of the device control
Drivers are an interface between the I/O-Manager and the corresponding hardware. They are not accessed directly, but over the hardware abstraction layer. After replacement, the corresponding driver of new hardware has got to be installed in order to make sure it can work properly with this layer.
Enable the installation program of the operating system after restarting
This activity tells the Windows operating system that the internal setup should be run to complete the information at the next start. The Windows operating system will then be able to automatically adapt itself after incomplete changes, and complete the registration of the new hardware.