Best Disk Cloning Software for Windows 7

Brithny updated on Sep 12, 2019 to Backup Utility | How-to Articles

Why need to clone Windows 7 hard drive to a new one

Have you just upgraded your operating system from Windows XP or Vista to Windows 7 on your old hard drive? However, after installation, you may find that there is not enough space on your hard drive and you always get an error message "Low disk space" popping up every minute.

This problem may be solved with the free partition manager software by extending the system partition with the free space. However, if your old disk runs out of space and all the files on the hard drive such as your precious photos, favorite films, etc. cannot be deleted, then you need to upgrade to a new and bigger drive.

In this situation, a professional disk clone and backup software working with Windows 7 will help to upgrade the old disk to a new and bigger one with all the content with you.

Best Windows 7 disk cloning software

EaseUS Todo Backup enables you to clone or move windows 7 to a new drive. Moreover, its latest version has been released such as  Windows 10/8.1/8, etc are all supported.

Besides upgrading to new hard disk, if you want to buy a new computer to replace your old one, EaseUS Todo Backup with recover to dissimilar hardware function would allow you to migrate your data to the new computer without reinstalling the windows.

Actually, the way to clone Windows system disk or other non-system disks to a new one would be much safer and more convenient than reinstall Windows and load all applications all over again. Please follow the detailed step-by-step instructions to clone the disk. Before that, you may download and install a full version of this software and then start.

How to clone Windows 7 disk with best EaseUS 

Note: If you have saved important data inside the bigger HDD disk, please move the data and empty the disk in advance.

Let's see how to clone your HDD to a bigger one now:

Step 1. Connect the bigger HDD disk to your PC and make it recognize the disk as a second hard drive.

Step 2. Run EaseUS Todo Backup on your PC and select Clone. 

Run disk clone software for hdd to bigger hdd cloning

Step 3. Select the old HDD that you want to clone to a bigger HDD as the source disk.
Click Next to continue.

Clone HDD to bigger HDD

And choose the new/bigger HDD as the destination disk for saving the data cloned from the source disk.
If you want to do a sector level cloning, click Advanced options > and choose Sector by sector clone to enable it.

Enable sector level clone for hdd to hdd cloning task

Step 4. Click Next. 
When you see the disk layout, you can then click Proceed to start the disk cloning process now.

Start cloning HDD disk

Tips: If you want to boot the computer from the cloned disk, please use Disk clone function, because only cloning C partition cannot ensure you can boot the computer from the cloned disk.

Besides cloning disk, EaseUS also provides file backup, disk backup, full backup, incremental backup, differential backup, schedule backup, etc. features to protect your data.

 
 

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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.