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Migrate Windows OS to SSD

  • Transfer your OS/programs/data all at once
  • Upgrade your system disk without re-installation
  • Use your previous OS without re-buying the product key

Install Windows OS to SSD

  • Stay away from your original problematic OS
  • Reduce the chances of running into errors and issues
  • Regain control over your apps

Migrate Windows OS to SSD

Quickly transfer Windows 10/8.1/8/7 to an SSD

Preparations:

  • A SATA Cable
  • A screwdriver
  • EaseUS System Clone Software - EaseUS Todo Backup
    • Clone disk/partition/OS
    • Back up and restore disk/partition/OS/file/Email
    • Transfer system from one computer to another
    • Support Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP
    • Support HDD/SSD/hardware RAIDs/removable storage devices
    • Available in 10 different languages

    Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP

  • An SSD

    SSD Requirements

    • Total capacity exceeds the used space on the system and boot drives.
    • Displays as unallocated in Disk Management (If not, delete all partitions).
    • Is the same partition style as the source disk (by initalizing or converting).
  • Step 1: Connect and initialize the SSD/delete all partitions on the disk

    Connect the SSD to your computer
    Open your computer case with a screwdriver, connect your SSD to the computer with a SATA cable, attach the power line to your hard drive, then reboot your computer.
    Initialize the SSD/Delete all partitions on the SSD
    Go to Disk Management: If it is a new SSD, initialize the disk to the same partition style as the source disk; if it is a used one, delete all partitions on it and convert it to the proper partition style.
  • Step 2: Clone the system

    Open EaseUS Todo Backup, use the navigation bar on the left to select 'System Clone'. The source will automatically be selected to be your system drive, so you just need to select the target drive, which is the SSD.
    Before you proceed, go to 'Advanced options', tick 'Optimize for SSD', click 'OK', then hit 'Proceed' to initiate the clone of your system drive. The speed of the cloning process varies based on your hardware and operating system. (You can select the option at the bottom to automatically shut down your computer when the clone has completed.)
  • Step 3: Boot from the SSD

    Change the boot order in BIOS and boot from the SSD
    • Restart your computer
    • Press F2/F12/DEL to enter BIOS
    • Set to boot from the SSD
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Install Windows OS to SSD

Clean/Fresh install Windows 10/8/8.1/7 to new SSD

Preparations:

  • An empty SSD
  • Windows product key (activate after the installation)

Tutorial:

  • Step 1. Create Windows Installation Media

    Download Media Creation Tool on another PC (connected to the internet)
    Create Windows Installation Media on empty USB (min 8GB)
  • Step 2. Prepare New SSD

    Remove the old disk and connect the new SSD (only the SSD should be attached to PC)
    Boot PC from Installation Media
    Insert the bootable USB, change BIOS boot order, reboot PC from the Installation Media
  • Step 3_1. Setup and Install Windows System

    Set language, and other preferences, click 'Install Now' to install Windows OS.
  • Step 3_2. Setup and Install Windows System

    Skip entering a product key and select 'Install Windows only'.
    Select to install Windows OS to the new SSD, wait for the process to complete.
  • Step 4_1. Set up PC After Installing Windows

    After the installation, restart your PC, change the BIOS order and set it to boot the system from the new SSD.
  • Step 4_2. Set up PC after Installing Windows

    Shut down the PC, leave the installation USB plugged in, reinsert the old disk (HDD), then restart PC.
  • Step 4_3. Set up PC after Installing Windows

    Download and install all required drivers on the new Windows OS
    Delete the system partition on the old disk and use it as a data disk.
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