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How to Move OS to SSD in Lenovo Laptop

Updated on Apr 03, 2019 by Brithny to Backup Utility

This page shows you how to move OS to SSD by cloning the old Lenovo HDD to SSD using EaseUS backup software in 3 simple steps.

Question - How can I move OS to SSD?

It is a question asked by most Lenovo users. Thinking that you are planning to replace your old Lenovo HDD with a new SSD, but don't start the operation because you are scared of all the tedious job of system reinstalling, application downloading & installation and data transfer.

This is the most common case where Lenovo users ask for help on how to migrate OS to SSD so that they can get rid of all the possible jobs caused by the system reinstalling. Are you the one who is bothered by this problem? Here, cloning the old Lenovo hard disk to SSD is a reliable method to get this job done. 

What will you need to move Lenovo OS to SSD?

That's because disk clone will copy not only the operating system but all the installed programs & settings and personal data from one hard disk to another.  What will you need to clone the old hard disk on your Lenovo laptop to a new SSD?

Check the list here and get all things ready before you start moving OS and installed programs, personal data to SSD:

  • A new SSD disk (with an equal or even bigger storage capacity to the old Lenovo hard disk).
  • USB STAT Adapter cable (which connects your new SSD to your laptop for disk cloning).
  • A piece of powerful disk clone software (which enables you to clone disk and move OS, all programs and data to a new disk).

To save your time and energy, we would like to introduce a reliable system migration software, EaseUS Todo Backup.
With a powerful disk clone feature, this tool can help you move Lenovo OS to SSD with everything in simple clicks. And no cloned SSD won't boot issue will happen.

Steps to transfer OS by cloning HDD to SSD in Lenovo Laptop 

Before starting, please first download and install EaseUS Windows backup software on your Lenovo Laptop. You can either follow the video tutorial or the step-by-step guide to clone Lenovo HDD to new SSD now:

Video Tutorial of how to clone Lenovo HDD (with OS) to SSD:

Notice: Please do remember to initialize your new SSD to the same partition style as your source disk - MBR or GPT and make sure that the new disk is listed as unallocated space with no files in it.

Step-by-step guide to move OS by cloning HDD to SSD in Lenovo laptop

Keep In Your Mind:
Before you start the cloning process, please do the preparation jobs first.

  • Connect your new SSD to Lenovo laptop via the STAT Adapter cable.
  • Don't save files to the new disk and don't create any partition on the SSD, leaving it as unallocated space. 
  • Initialize the new SSD in Disk Management to the same partition style as your system disk - MBR or GPT: Enter Disk Management > Right-click on SSD and select Initialize disk > Select GPT or MBR and click OK.


Connect your SSD to the computer first if your SSD hasn't connect to your computer.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup and click Clone. And it will pop up the below window and choose the source disk - the hard disk you want to clone.

select the hard drive as your source disk

Step 2. Choose the destination disk (SSD) as your storage destination. Here you can find the "Optimize for SSD" option by clicking Advanced options, tick this option, then you can optimize the destination SSD.

select the SSD as the destination disk and optimize it by ticking Optimize for SSD

Step 3. Preview your settings and click Proceed to clone.

preview your hdd cloning settings and click proceed to clone it

Further More:

After the disk cloning, it's not the end of the story yet. Some more steps that still need you to complete:

1. Replace the old system disk with your new SSD on your Lenovo laptop.

2. Set the laptop to boot up from new SSD and restart your PC:

  • Shut down the laptop.
  • Replace the old disk with the new SSD with cloned OS and installed applications, programs on Lenovo laptop.
  • Restart computer, and press F2, F8 or F11 to enter BIOS.
  • Set the computer to boot up from the new SSD, and keep all the changes.
  • Restart the laptop.

Now you should be able to run your Lenovo laptop from the SSD and enjoy a better performance in dealing with your daily job and life.