Operating system to hardware system compatibility issues when performing a Restore Anyware Option (RAO) retargeting restore with Backup Exec System Recovery / Symantec System Recovery Product.

Problem

When attempting to perform a planned migration of an earlier Microsoft Windows operating system to newer hardware, various technical issues occur making it suspect the the newer hardware may not be backwards compatibility to the earlier operating system; though it needs to be confirmed.

Error Message

Variety of errors has been reported.

Solution

Verify the operating system being restored is supported on the target system make/model by visiting the OEM site and look for system operating system compatibility matrix. A few are listed below:

HP: h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/cache/461942-0-0-0-121.html 
DELL: advisors.dell.com/AgileWeb/iDrivematrixView.aspx


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