How to Clone Operating System in Windows 10/8/7

Tracy King updated on Apr 03, 2019 to Backup Utility | How-to Articles

Problems and questions about Windows system clone

  • How to upgrade hard drive to larger one under Windows 10/8/7?
  • How to clone hard disk or operating system successfully to new hard disk or SSD?
  • How to avoid boot failure problem when copy boot partition or system partition?
  • How to do all the operations without data loss? Have you ever met these problems? When you need to transfer or update hard drive to a larger one, what will you do? Will you reinstall system or clone system?

What Can Windows 10/8/7 System Clone Software Do

Suffer low disk space issues and want to upgrade the old hard drive to a new HDD or SSD? Invest a new computer and want to use it to replace the old laptop? Planning to back up a system in case of unexpected disasters? When encountered one of such situations in Windows 10, how can you do these job easily without reinstalling Windows 10 system & installed applications and safely backup or transfer your Windows 10 operating system without bootable failure problem?  

Don't worry! Powerful Windows 10 disk cloning software can do you a favor. Such programs can help you transfer or backup Windows 10 OS by cloning the whole system partition to another hard drive or SSD. During the process, all the content including operating system, installed programs, settings, and data will be copied.    

Best OS Cloning Software for Windows 10/8/7

Now you have to know that disk clone is the best way to backup Windows 10, move Windows 10 to SSD or HDD. The next job is to find a powerful, safe and easy-to-use tool to clone windows 10 OS and hard drive. You will find a long list of utilities if you search Windows 10 OS clone software on Google. In this case, how can you find the best one?

Here we recommend EaseUS OS cloning software - EaseUS Todo Backup supports all major Windows systems, like clone system disk Windows 10/Windows 8/XP/Vista/Windows 7, 32 bit and 64 bit. Besides cloning operating system, you can move all the contents to the new hard drive, or to a computer which is replacing your old system without needing to reinstall operating system and applications.

The clone function can back up Windows operating system if you want to clone used and unused space on hard drive disk. Follow to see how to clone system in Windows 10/8/7 PC with the Clone feature in EaseUS Todo Backup now:


  • If the destination is a USB or an external hard drive, connect them to your computer first.
  • Make sure that your destination drive has enough space.
  • System Clone is not available for use under the condition that your system partition and boot partition are not on the same drive.

Now, let's start cloning Windows 10/8/7

1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup and click System Clone. The current system (Windows 10/8/7) partition and boot partition will be automatically selected.

click system clone to clone Windows 10/8/7

2. Choose the target drive - It could be a hard drive, an SSD or an external hard drive.

choose a location to save data

3. Click Proceed to start cloning Windows 10/8/7. All you need to do is wait until the cloning process to end and restart your computer.

click proceed to start system cloning

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose EaseUS Todo Backup?

"The easiest way to protect your data and system files."techradar

"EaseUS Todo Backup Free is one of the most popular free data backup applications available. This software offers a myriad of features and is extremely user-friendly. It provides a full system backup, meaning you can back up your entire operating system."TopTenReviews

"EaseUS ToDo Backup Home is a great backup program, well suited to the home and SMB space."PCWorld

What is the difference between Clone and Backup? In what cases should I use Clone?

Clone will copy one disk to another or one partition to another (unallocated space is also supported). Usually, this option is used to upgrade the current disk by creating an identical copy. Backup will generate a .PBD image file containing the selected files or system that can be restored from the .PBD image if needed.

What is the difference between System Backup and Disk Backup?

System Backup will auto-select the system boot related partition(s) as the backup source to make sure the system image can be restored properly. Disk/Partition Backup will allow you to manually select a whole disk or speficy a certain partition as the backup source. You will get the same backup result as System Backup if you manually select the system and boot partitions with the Disk/Partition Backup option.

As a computer newbie, what features should I use to protect my computer?

You can use System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions, use Disk/Partition backup to back up the data partition and add plans to run an automatic backup. If you use the computer frequently or have software that may cause boot failure of the computer, we would suggest you back up the computer every 1 to 2 days. For other situations, you can backup the computer once a week. In addition, you can schedule File Backup to back up the files which are changed frequently.

What kind of storage service should I use to save my backup images?

EaseUS Todo Backup can save backup images to internal disks, external disks, network drives, or free cloud(Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive) and CD/DVD. It is suggested to save the images to the internal/external/network drives to save time as those kinds of disks have a better read-write speed. It is suggested NOT to save the image on the source disk, because once the disk is damaged, all the files on the disk will become unavailable and you will be unable to restore the image.

As a company network administrator, what features should I use to protect our internal computers?

It is recommended that you use the SQL Backup feature to back up your company's SQL server and Exchange Backup feature to back up the Exchange server. In addition, you can execute System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions on every computer and set a plan to execute the backup once a day or twice a week to ensure that the computer can be restored timely when it has boot issues. File Backup feature can be used to back up important user data. If there are a large quantity of computers, you can purchase EaseUS Backup Center to manage the backups on the client computers centrally.

About EaseUS Todo Backup

Be it a file, system, partition, or disk, EaseUS Todo Backup will help you back up or clone the item and provide you with multiple backup plans.