So... I am a VERY long time customer of Macrium. I have periodically used the option to mount a recovery image and pull files from it, which I love. I have never had to actually use it to recover a system - until now!
I built a new PC a few months ago with dual (non-raid thank God) M.2 SSD drives. One has failed, and it is of course the Windows partition. I am picking up a new SSD drive later today, and so I thought I would read through the process of doing the restore. I discovered a rather alarming issue that I am really hoping there is a work-around for! I have periodically made updates to the Rescue Media, which is on a 8GB USB stick. I did boot this a few times in the past after updating it to make sure it would boot with my UEFI enabled BIOS (ASUS RIVBE). The problem is that when I put together the new machine I made a new Rescue Media for the OLD machine by mistake! Apparently I was not paying attention, so I never created one for the the new machine which is radically different (AMD instead of Intel, different motherboard, SSD drives, etc.)
So, the question I have to ask is: is it possible to restore a backup on to the new machine when I did not create the Rescue Media on that machine? I am guessing that maybe worst case is that I would have to format the drive, install Windows, and then install Macrium again and then create a new Rescue Media? It would be great if the Rescue Media from my old machine could be used, but it seems that there are drivers and such that are installed.
I am hoping to get some words of wisdom on this - it's been a horrible day because the failure occurred literally minutes away from starting the monthly backup - so I will lose 1 month of changes anyways. I guess it could have failed in the middle of the backup too. A loss is a loss though.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give.