How to Clone Windows 10 Operating System

Tracy King updated on Sep 02, 2019 to Backup Utility | How-to Articles

How can I clone the Windows 10 operating system

I upgraded my computer from XP to Windows 10 when the new system comes out. And now to achieve a better performance, I intend to replace the old hard drive disk to a solid state drive. But I don't want to reinstall the system and all the installed programs. You know, it is really tedious work that just cost much time and efforts. I am thinking that maybe I can clone Windows 10 OS to migrate Windows 10 from HDD to SSD with little effort. But how can I do that? Can you give me a detailed guide?

Windows 10 seems to be a great success since its release. In the past two months, many users have updated their old Windows system to Windows 10 or just made a clean Windows 10 install on their computer. But sometimes, people need to clone operating system in Windows 10 in different cases, for example, move Windows 10 to a new computer, upgrade old HDD to a newer or large one, replace HDD with SSD, etc. But most users have no idea about how to system clone, for this reason, we would recommend you EaseUS system cloning software and introduce how to use it to clone Windows 10 operating system with a step-by-step guide in this page. Hope it is helpful!

Steps to clone Windows 10 operating system with EaseUS Windows cloning software

EaseUS Windows backup software is a third-party tool which is qualified for file backup, system backup, partition backup, and disk clone. You can use it to clone OS in Windows 10 easily via a fast and efficient disk to disk clone job. Now you can learn the step-by-step guide.

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

click system clone so that you can clone Windows 10

Tips: System Clone is not available for use under the condition that your system partition and boot partition are not on the same drive.

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

choose a target drive to save your Windows 10

Step 3. Click "Proceed" to start cloning Windows 10.

click proceed to start Windows 10 cloning

After the process is completed, please reboot your computer to your target drive.

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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.