Important Notes for Bare Metal Restore.

Bare Metal Restore is a restore process when the whole machine is being restored. Usually this type of restore is performed after a complete hardware failure or hardware upgrade.


Bare Metal Restore of 32-bit operating system to 64-bit is NOT possible.

You cannot perform a Bare Metal Restore of a 32-bit operating system (OS) to a 64-bit OS. This is because there are significant differences between 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems, even if they are from the same version of Microsoft Windows.
The only option is to perform bare metal restore of a 32-bit OS to a 32-bit OS or a 64-bit OS to a 64-bit OS.