Clone Windows 7 Hard Drive With Clonezilla & Without Clonezilla

Do you want to clone your Windows 7 hard drive but don't know how or what tools to use? Clonezilla is one of the best open-source free programs to clone your Windows 7 hard drive. In this article, you will learn everything about it and also find out about a tool that is even better than Clonezilla itself. Continue reading!

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Updated on Nov 13, 2023

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Don't know how to clone Windows 7 hard drive with Clonezilla? Not anymore! We have decided to help you out here and write a step-by-step guide on clone your Windows 7 hard drive with Clonezilla.

We have also mentioned an alternative program that is much easier to use compared to Clonezilla, which requires a lot of steps to clone a hard drive.

Continue reading for all the information!

An Overview of Clonezilla

Clonezilla is an open-source imaging software for image cloning or disk partitioning. Clonezilla is used for system deployments, system backups, and more. Clonezilla also supports different types of bootloaders, encryptions, file systems, and much more.

This is largely used for deployment or for maintaining a large number of computers at once. Using Clonezilla users can install operating systems to multiple computers by imaging a single computer, and then using the image and installing the OS on multiple computers.

But another program is packed with even more features compared to Clonezilla — EaseUS Disk Copy.

EaseUS Disk Copy is packed with even more features, such as upgrading the hard drive without losing data, moving OS to a new hard drive without installing it, and much more.

The main advantage of EaseUS Disk Copy over Clonezilla is that it just takes a few clicks to clone a hard drive, while it is a long process with Clonezilla.

EaseUS Disk Copy Clonezilla
Easily clones disks Open-source
Complete support for the switch to SSD disks Single Image Restore
Clones sector-by-sector Save/restore whole disk or partition
partitions can be resized or rearranged when cloning Imaging and cloning are customizable

How to Clone Windows 7 Hard Drive without Clonezilla

Clonezilla is amazing at cloning Windows and creating backups, and overall it is good, but it lacks a few key features. For example, with EaseUS Disk Copy, you can create a WinPE bootable disk, replace failing hard drives for complete data recovery, transfer data from one drive to another quickly, and so much more.

Also, there are many steps involved if you decide to use Clonezilla to clone your Windows 7, but with EaseUS Disk Copy, it is barely 5-7 clicks that will take you to clone your hard drive.

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Here is how to clone a Windows 7 hard drive without using Clonezilla but instead using EaseUS Disk Copy:

Step 1. Download, install and run EaseUS Disk Copy on your PC.

Click "Disk Mode" and select the hard drive that you want to copy or clone. Click "Next" to continue.

select the hard drive that you want to clone

Step 2. Select the destination disk.

Note: The destination disk should be at least the same big or even larger than the source disk if you want to copy or clone the source hard disk.

select the destination disk

Step 3. Check and edit the disk layout.

If your destination disk is an SSD drive, do remember to Check the option if the target is SSD.

confirm the message

Step 4. Click "OK" to confirm if the program asks to erase data on the destination disk.

check the diak layout

Step 5. Click "Proceed" to start the hard drive cloning process.

click proceed to start the cloning process

How to Clone the Windows 7 Hard Drive with Clonezilla

Want to know how to use Clonezilla to clone a Windows 7 hard drive? Here is how:

  • First, go to Clonezilla's download page, select the file type "ISO," and download it.
  • Now, download and install Rufus by clicking here.
  • After installing Rufus, launch it and plug the USB drive into your PC.
  • Under "Device," select your USB drive.
  • Press "Select" under "Boot selection" and then choose Clonezilla’s ISO file.
  • Now, press "Start."
  • Restart your PC and change the boot device to the USB drive in the BIOS settings.
  • After the BIOS boots your USB drive (Clonezilla), select Clonezilla Live (Default settings, VGA 800x600).
  • Allow some time for the Clonezilla live environment to load.
  • You will now see a "Start Clonezilla" window. Choose "Start Clonezilla."
  • Select the option "device-device," and then select "part to local part."
  • Now select the drive that you want to clone and select the drive you want to clone to.
  • Once the cloning process is complete, choose what you want to do with Clonezilla — shutdown, restart or keep it running.
  • Now all that will be left is to copy the bootloader from the local disk. Type "Y" and press the "Enter" button.
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Sum Up: Clonezilla vs. Professional Hard Drive Cloning Tool

Clonezilla and EaseUS Disk Copy are a few amazing programs that exist in the market to clone your hard drives at the moment. But to use Clonezilla, you will need some kind of computer knowledge and experience; otherwise, it can be difficult for users to sift through easily.

The same is not the case with EaseUS Disk Copy. You do not need to shut it down, change the boot order, and then clone your hard drive. Simply download and install the program, launch the program, and then select the option to clone the drive. It is as simple as that.


Can I clone Windows with Clonezilla?

Yes, you can clone Windows to an SSD or to a hard drive. You can in fact clone all of the apps, settings, and files and install them on a different computer.

How do I clone my hard drive to another hard drive in Windows 7?

You can use EaseUS Disk Copy to clone your hard drive to another hard drive in Windows 7. EaseUS Disk Copy is a feature-rich program that is easier to use with a clean UI.

EaseUS Disk Copy

EaseUS Disk Copy is a well designed and very easy-to-use HDD/SSD cloning and migration tool, a tool which should be ideal for anyone wanting to quickly and easily migrate an existing system disk to a new disk (or newly installed SSD drive) with the minimal of configuration required.

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