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Acronis Universal Restore


*A license for Acronis True Image Server for Windows Echo is required to use Acronis Universal Restore

Acronis Universal Restore allows you to restore to different hardware or to a virtual machine, providing complete disaster recovery. Disaster recovery planning and tools that enable business continuity are requirements for every business. Acronis Universal Restore prepares you for even the most unforeseen events.


How does the Acronis Universal Restore feature work?


The feature continues the Acronis True Image benefit of being easy to use. In order to use this option effectively, you must first prepare your Acronis True Image environment.




Step 1: Install the Acronis Universal Restore option. Please note that Acronis True Image Echo must be licensed and installed for Acronis True Image Universal Restore to function.


Step 2: Create bootable media with the Universal Restore option selected.


Now you are ready to replace any system!


Restoration with Acronis Universal Restore


You can restore an image to a new system in 5 easy steps.

Step 1: Boot your replacement system with the bootable media you created and select Recovery in the Acronis True Image menu


Step 2: Select the image to restore and the Acronis Universal Restore option


Step 3: Acronis Universal Restore initiates the restore process


Step 4: Acronis Universal Restore detects the hardware and installs drivers


  • The product detects the machine type and installs appropriate drivers for Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL)


  • The product detects hard disk controllers (SCSI and IDE) Or The product prompts you for driver locations


Step 5: The machine reboots


Once this process has completed, you have a working system to a replacement machine. No reinstallation of the operating system and applications is required. No re-configuration to join the network is required, as the product retains Security Identifier (SID) and network information of the system during recovery.

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