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How to clone dual boot drive to SSD

Updated by Roxanne on Mar 03, 2021
Written by Brithny

"I'm planning on replacing my laptop's HDD with a 256GB SSD, but I have a dual-boot (12.04 and Windows 7) setup and I'd like to be able to directly migrate Ubuntu over without having to reinstall and lose all of my settings. Is there any software to help?"

Which software can clone dual boot hard drive

Finding a reliable way to clone dual boot hard drive? This page offers you EaseUS Todo Backup, a powerful and easy-to-use disk cloning software to help. 

Overview of dual boot drive clone

Recently, many users are planning to clone HDD to SSD. It would be an easy job. But for users who have set up a dual boot on their PC, it is not the case. Many users are not sure whether the cloned SSD is an exact copy of the old hard drive with dual boot. 

Will both operating systems be cloned to SSD

If you have the same concern, now, you will no longer worry about it. When you clone a hard drive using EaseUS cloning software, all the data on it will be transferred to the destination disk. There is no real difference between a single boot, and multiboot. In other words, it will clone both operating systems to the SSD.

To clone dual boot hard drive to SSD, follow these steps:

1. Launch EaseUS Toto Backup and click Clone.

click clone to clone your disk or partition

2. Select the whole disk that has your dual OS, and click Next.

select the source disk or partition to clone.

3. Choose the target partition or hard disk that you want to save the dual OS.

choose a destination to save cloned dual OS

Do remember to tick Optimize for SSD under Advanced options if the destination disk is an SSD.

tick sector by sector clone

4. Preview the disk layout to confirm the settings of the source and destination disk. Click Proceed to execute dual OS clone.

preview the disk layout and satrt to clone.
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Updated by Roxanne

Roxanne is one of the main contributors to EaseUS and has created multiple posts on digital devices like PCs, Mobile phones, tablets, Mac, etc. She loves to share ideas with people of the same interest.

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Written by Brithny

Brithny is a technology enthusiast, aiming to make readers' tech life easy and enjoyable. She loves exploring new technologies and writing technical how-to tips. On her spare time, she loves sharing things about her favorite singer - Taylor Swift on her Facebook or Twitter.

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