"I would like to know if anybody out there has had any success with restoring the system state to different hardware."
This is a common problem that has troubled a lot of users who want to restore the Windows system to different hardware. It is important for disaster recovery. Suppose that if you are one of the server users and encounter a disaster, how can you solve the problem? Obviously, you may need to choose a server which has same or at least similar hardware configurations and restore the system.
But Microsoft does not support restoring a system state backup from one computer to another one of a different model or hardware configuration. So here to avoid any possible problem during the process, it is of great importance for you to choose a kind of suitable backup and recovery software to restore your Windows system state backup to a different hardware without reinstalling everything.
In fact, it is not so difficult to restore system state to different hardware if you have a professional backup software with System Transfer feature. With such a program, it could be a very simple thing to restore system state to dissimilar hardware. Here EaseUS server backup software would be the best recommendation for all computer users.
Its built-in backup and restore feature is a fully integrated module that restores Windows system to a computer with a dissimilar processor, different motherboard or a different mass storage, providing highly flexible disaster restore and system migration.
For a step-by-step guide, please refer to how to restore Windows system backup to dissimilar hardware.