How to Clone Windows 8 Hard Drive Easily Along with Operating System And Applications

This tutorial is specialized for users who're seeking for an easy, fast, and safe disk imaging and cloning software to clone Windows 8/8.1 hard drive, ghost Windows 8/8.1 operating system and applications.

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Updated on Feb 26, 2024

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Why need to clone Windows 8 hard drive

Users who're currently running Windows 8 are supposed to have the following basic understanding about why they need to clone Windows 8 hard drive or ghost Windows 8 operating system and applications.

1. Upgrade hard disk to a larger HDD without reinstalling Windows 8 operating system;

2. Replace hard drive by a smaller SSD with higher performance;

3. Transfer or migrate Windows 8 OS, files, programs, settings and other user data to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10;

How to Clone Windows 8 Hard Drive

EaseUS Todo Backup is users' preferred disk cloning and imaging software, and it's designed with a special element for cloning Windows 8 HDD to SSD, during which users are able to optimize SSD. Above all, let's learn how to use EaseUS Todo Backup to clone Windows 8 hard drive in a safe way.

Step 1. On the main page, find and click "Tools". You can see clone and other utilities.

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Step 2. Choose the source disk or partition, click "Next".

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Step 3. Then you need to choose the target disk. Make sure the target disk is larger than the source disk or partition.

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Step 4. A warning window will inform you that clone would permanently wipe out all data on the target disk/partition, if you want to start clone, click "Continue."

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The cloning procedure takes easy steps above, and I believe EaseUS Todo Backup is the most user-friendly Windows 8 hard drive cloning software ever. Beyond disk cloning, the fabulous utility provides the leading system and data backup and recovery solution for home users, small to medium businesses as well as enterprises with a huge database to be watched over.

EaseUS Todo Backup

EaseUS Todo Backup is a dependable and professional data backup solution capable of backing up files, folders, drives, APP data and creating a system image. It also makes it easy to clone HDD/SSD, transfer the system to different hardware, and create bootable WinPE bootable disks.

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