How to Clone and Move System Reserved Partition to Another Drive

Tracy King updated on Sep 10, 2020 to Partition Manager | How-to Articles

Detailed steps to move system reserved partition to another drive after system migration

Definition of system reserved

Case 1. Can I move the system reserved partition to my new SSD?

"Hi there, do you know how to move the system reserved partition to my new SSD? I added a new SSD to my computer yesterday and migrated the OS to the new disk.
But the problem is that the system reserved partition is still on the old hard drive. So I want to know if it’s possible to move the system reserved partition to my new SSD? How?

Case 2. System clone left the system reserved partition on the original disk, how to move it to a new disk?

"I cloned my system to a bigger hard drive the other day. Everything’s working fine on my computer. But the system reserved partition was left on the original old disk, not moved to the new drive. 
Is it possible to move the system reserved partition to the new drive?

How to move system reserved partition to new disk.

Are you having a similar issue as the above-described problems? If your system partition and system reserved partition is on two different disks as the above image shown, just relax and follow provided solutions to remove your system reserved partition to another drive without boot problem now:

First. Download the best partition manager software for help

To make the system reserved partition remove process simple and easy for you, we highly recommend you to apply professional partition manager software - EaseUS Partition Master will simply move your system reserved partition to another drive with a few simple clicks.

You can download and install this software on your PC and activate it to remove partition to another disk on your own now:

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 Windows 10 is supported

Second. Clone and move System Reserved Partition to another drive without boot problem


Step 1: Launch EaseUS Partition Master on your computer, right-click the system reserved partition, and choose "Clone".

Clone Partition - Step 1

Step 2: EaseUS Partition Master will select the unallocated space on your computer as the target partition automatically. Check it and click "Next" to continue.

Clone Partition - Step 2

Step 3: Then you can resize the target partition according to your needs. After that, click "OK".

Clone Partition - Step 3

Step 4: Click the "Execute Operation" button in the top-left corner to review the changes, then click "Apply" to start cloning your system reserved partition.

Clone Partition - Step 3

After this, you can change the partition label to System Reserved and set the partition as Active on your new disk.

One more thing that you need to notice is that the system reserved partition has to be a primary partition so to ensure the system can boot on new disk without any problems.
If the cloned and moved system reserved partition is not a primary partition yet, you can refer to convert logical partition to primary partition with the help of EaseUS Partition Master.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Choose EaseUS Partition Master?

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Will the "Migrate OS" feature transfer the Windows system files only or the whole C drive?

To ensure that the migrated system will boot normally, the Migrate OS feature will transfer all the files in the system and the boot partitions. Generally, the boot partition is the C drive so the transfer will include all the files in C.

Does EaseUS Partition Master license apply to multiple computers?

The license of Partition Master Professional and Server editions can be used on 1 computer only, while that for for the Technician and Unlimited editions can be used on multiple machines.

What is the difference between EaseUS Partition Master Trial version and the Free version?

Free is for home users only, with most basic functions available such as partition resize and clone. While trial can help you understand how this product works and test what a full license can do on a business or server OS machine.

Will it cause any data loss after resizing the partition in EaseUS Partition Master?

Generally, it will not cause any data loss or boot issue by resizing a partition. However, in order to protect your data, we suggest that you backup the partition before resizing, in case of any unexpected situations such as power outages, computer hardware failures, etc. You can use EaseUS Todo Backup to backup the partition and its trial version is fully functioned for 30 days.

What should I prepare before resizing the partition?

On the partition that is going to be operated, there might be some files being occupied by other programs. To ensure a successful operation, we suggest that you close all the unnecessary software before resizing that partition. Otherwise, EaseUS Partition Master will detect the partition being locked by the other software and require a reboot to resize the partition under boot mode.

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