Are you planning to upgrade your hard disk drive (HDD) with a new SSD? If you want to get the better performance of SSD, but you don’t want to spend time reinstalling Windows system and programs. AOMEI Backupper can help you achieve all these operations.
AOMEI Backupper is a free backup tool that can help you to clone from large hard drive to a smaller SSD and clone from MBR disk to GPT disk is also available, you can clone a large HDD to a smaller SSD as long as your SSD has enough space to hold the data on the HDD. If there is no sufficient disk space on your SSD, you can remove some data to another storage device to slim your HDD or try System Clone, which will clone all files related to booting Windows.
How to clone Windows 10/8/7 to SSD or another HDD?
Step1, download AOMEI Backupper, install and launch it, and then select the “System Clone” option under the “Clone” tab.
Step2, sometimes users don’t know which partitions need to be selected so that the system will be bootable after cloning. Therefore, the program can automatically select source partitions for you. Now you simply select a disk that is large enough to be the new location for the clone system (here is Disk1) and then click “Next” to continue.
Step3 now comes the operation summary window. After you confirm the operations, you need to click “Start Clone” to perform the system clone.
Step4, after the system clone progress reaches to 100%, just click “Finish” to exit the interface.
If your source disk and destination disk have different partition style, you can still use AOMEI Backupper to clone disk without converting disk partition style for it allows you to copy MBR disk to GPT disk and vice versa. Additionally, the cloning process will not affect your work with the computer and it will make the cloned SSD bootable if you are cloning a system drive. AOMEI Backupper is not only a cloning software for you. Also, it has a backup function such as system backup, system image backup, files/folders backup, partition backup.etc. You can also You can recover your computer when it is unbootable by using bootable rescue media or AOMEI PXE tool, and restore system backup and disk backup to another computer with dissimilar hardware is out of the question. Now AOMEI Backupper 4.0.6 has released! Try this backup and restore software to avoid the trouble of system crash or data loss!