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Transfer Windows 10 Installation to New Hard Drive

Updated by Cedric on Mar 04, 2021
Written by Tracy King

Windows 10 migration obstacle

When using the Windows 10 computers for a while, most of us have a plan to upgrade the old hard drive to a bigger one and it seems unavoidable. Then the issue comes. How to transfer Windows 10 installation to new hard drive from an old one? Because the existing Windows 10 operating system runs great and we don't want to reinstall it and all applications. However, simply copying the Windows 10 operating system and applications to your new hard drive doesn't work.

So how will you do to migrate or move Windows 10 to new hard drive? What you need is a disk cloning software, which can help to transfer the whole Windows system including boot files, hidden ones and installed applications to your new hard drive, saving lots of time and work.

Recommended method to transfer Windows 10 to new hard drive

EaseUS Todo Backup is the best backup & recovery and disk clone software, which can help you to transfer Windows 10 system from old hard drive to new hard drive with a few clicks. This software allows you to clone every file and app to hard drive exactly the same. And no data loss trouble will happen.

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Transfer Windows 10 to new hard drive with EaseUS Todo Backup

EaseUS Todo Backup allows users to move Windows 10 installations to new hard drive with simple clicks. And users can perform Windows 10 transferring job easily. Download this software and follow the next steps to start migrating system and installations right now.

Notice:
If you are trying to clone Windows 10 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 Windows 10 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 for Windows 10 Clone.

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 10 system

Choose the new HDD or SSD as your target disk for saving the cloned Windows 10 system. 

Then click "Proceed" to start cloning Windows 10 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 Windows 10 running on your new disk without any problems.
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Updated by Cedric

Cedric Grantham is one of the senior editors of EaseUS who lives and works in Chengdu, China. He mainly writes articles about data recovery tutorials on PC and Mac and how-to tips for partition management. He always keeps an eye on new releases and likes various electronic products.

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Written by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 7 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions about Windows & Mac data recovery, file/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.

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