"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. The operating system is related to the hardware closely. It is not recommended to migrate operating system between computers with dissimilar hardware configurations. Based on our experience, this can cause the system work abnormally, or the system will even become unbootable with a blue screen error during startup. Also, system performance could also be affected and may lead more potential issue in the future.
This is the reason why this method cannot be used as a routine migration method, and can only be used for disaster recovery.
Microsoft does not support restoring a system state backup from one computer to another one of a different model or hardware configuration. Microsoft will only provide commercially reasonable efforts to support this process. Even if the source and destination computers appear to be identical makes and models, there may be driver, hardware, or firmware differences between the source and destination computers.
In case of disaster issues and if no other method is available, server users may choose a server which has same or at least similar hardware configurations and restore the system. But in some cases, we may still encounter some problems after restoring a backup to different hardware.
So 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 easy to restore system state to different hardware. If you have owned a kind of professional backup software with System Transfer feature, it could be a very simple thing to restore system state to dissimilar hardware. This restore feature built in the backup and recovery software 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.
EaseUS Todo Backup would be the best recommendation for all computer users. System Transfer, owned by EaseUS backup & restore software, could satisfy easy system restore process to dissimilar hardware.