Norton Ghost or Norton Save and Restore would make a complete system backup and could restore the entire computer including all the programs and user files. It was great if you replaced your hard drive and wanted to restore the computer. You couldn't use it to restore to a different computer unless that computer was exactly the same as the old one (chip set, OS, etc). In fact, trying to restore to a different computer was likely to make the new computer unusable. Different chip sets and different OS require different drivers.
Actually using the image on another system is not fatal in itself. Drivers are a very minor problem to sort out. The bigger problem is hardware change will invalidate current software key. This will be somewhat fatal if not resolved