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How to Copy or Clone Windows XP OS to HDD/SSD

Updated on Aug 28, 2018 by Jean to Backup Utility

Summary:
This is a step-by-step tutorial that shows how to clone Windows XP to SSD or HDD with EaseUS cloning software for Windows XP. Try it to clone your Windows XP system or hard drive with ease.

In some case, you might need to clone Windows XP to SSD for certain reasons. But do you know how to do this job? Please don't worry even if you have no idea about how to do it! Here we will introduce you powerful cloning software for Windows XP - EaseUS Todo Backup to do you a favor. The program works well to clone Windows XP. You can use it to clone system or hard drive to a new and bigger HDD or SSD  in Windows XP without reinstalling applications or transfer all data from one hard drive to another.

Video Tutorial:

3 Simple Steps to Clone Windows XP to SSD or HDD

Notice: If you are trying to clone Windows system to a new HDD or SSD disk, please do remember to empty the disk in advance. 
One more thing that you can do is to convert your HDD/SSD disk to MBR or GPT - exact the same as your current system disk, which will allow you to effortlessly boot system after cloning Windows system.

Let's see how to clone your current Windows OS to a new HDD/SSD without reinstallation Windows OS now:

Step 1. Connect the new HDD/SSD to your PC
Step 2. Run EaseUS Todo Backup to start system cloning
Select System Clone on the left tool panel by clicking the icon at the left top corner.

Choose system clone mode in EaseUS Todo Backup.

Step 3. Choose the destination disk - HDD/SSD to save Windows system
Choose the new HDD or SSD as your target disk for saving the cloned Windows system. 
Then click Proceed to start cloning Windows system to HDD/SSD now.

Choose disk to save Windows 10 system.

After this, insert your new HDD or SSD into your computer and reboot PC, change the boot order to set computer boot from new HDD/SSD with cloned Windows 10 system:

  • Restart PC and press F2 or F8 to enter BIOS settings.
  • In the Boot option, select new HDD/SSD as the new boot drive and save all the changes.
  • Exit BIOS and restart the computer, you should be able to see the Windows system running on your new disk without any problems.

After cloning Windows XP, if you want to use new HDD or SSD to replace the Windows XP system drive, please shut down the computer and replace Windows XP drive with new cloned HDD or SSD.

Besides clone feature, EaseUS Todo Backup also provides you the comprehensive backup & recovery features to protect your OS and data with four backup types: full backup, incremental backup, differential backup and schedule backup.

Tips: EaseUS Todo Backup with recover to dissimilar hardware can copy your present system to new hardware without reinstallation.