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How to Install an SSD without Reinstalling Windows

Updated on May 30, 2018 by Brithny to Backup Utility

Summary:
How to install an SSD without reinstalling Windows? This page created a step-by-step guide to teach you how to do make it by cloning HDD to SSD in Windows 10/8/7.

How can you install SSD without reinstalling Windows 10?

"Recently, my sister gave me her computer. It takes too long to boot up because the internal hard drive is too old. Then I want to replace it with a new SSD to speed up the system and get better performance. I'm wondering how can I install an SSD without having to reinstall Windows 10. Please help!"

Now, for better performance and reliability, more and more users are abandoning the traditional HDD and moving to SSD. To complete the job in Windows 10/8/7, users will definitely encounter system and data migration task. Otherwise, they have to reinstall OS and manually copy or move the personal data after migrating HDD to SSD

Steps to install an SSD without reinstalling Windows 

Then how to install an SSD without reinstalling Windows becomes a hot topic. Here, two steps you can take to get the job done:

  • First, you can transfer system from HDD to SSD along with the installed applications and data by disk cloning. 
  • And then uninstall the HDD and install the cloned SSD to the PC. 

After the two steps, you can boot your computer from SSD and make it work properly without doing any other extra jobs, for example reinstalling Windows. This is the whole process of installing an SSD without reinstalling Windows.

What is the best tool helps to install an SSD without reinstalling Windows?

As you can see, now, the problem becomes how to find a reliable tool to clone HDD to SSD. Here, our advice is to try EaseUS Windows backup software. With an intuitive wizard, this tool can help you clone system to SSD without requiring any technical skills. 

1. Connect SSD to your computer, launch EaseUS Todo Backup and click "Clone". In the new window, choose the hard drive as the source disk and then click "Next" to continue. 

Install an SSD without reinstalling Windows - choose to clone the HDD

2. Choose the SSD as the destination disk. Tick "Sector by sector clone" in Advanced options, with it, you can clone all sectors from source HDD to the destination SSD. 

Install an SSD without reinstalling Windows - choose the SSD as the destination disk

3. Preview the disk layout in advance, then click "Proceed" to clone HDD to SSD.

Tips
Now, you have learned how to install an SSD without reinstalling Windows, and if you encountered any boot issue, please refer to cloned SSD won't boot, how to make SSD bootable for help!