Your target machine must be the same platform as the source machine. You won't be able to take a backup of a database running on Unix and move that to Windows, for instance. The next thing to do to make your life easier is to use the exact directory structure on both servers for your Oracle datafiles. Restore your backup to the target server (don't forget control files, your parameter file, and your password file). Then, use ORADIM to create the database service. This is the basics and everything should come up just fine.
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