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How to transfer OS to SSD without reinstalling Windows

Posted on Jan 03, 2018 by Brithny to Partition Master

Summary:
You got many ways to transfer OS from HDD to SSD without reinstalling Windows using EaseUS Partition Master: clone MBR to SSD, copy MBR to SSD or just clone to a smaller SSD.

If you want to transfer OS from HDD to SSD, EaseUS Partition Master is the best choice. It is able to transfer OS from HDD to SSD without reinstalling Windows.

Attention please:

  • All data on destination disk will be erased when you clone source hard disk to destination disk.
  • The destination disk may be smaller than source disk, but it should be equal or larger than the used space on the source disk. If not, the copied process won't be able to continue.
  • Boot disk cannot be selected as the destination disk.
  • If the source disk contains the operating system, in order to ensure that you can boot your computer from the cloned disk, please connect the destination disk with IDE/SATA, for example, you can connect is an internal hard disk.
  • You'd better disconnect a disk (source disk or destination disk) after finish the clone and then boot your computer. Please don't boot with two disks connected, otherwise, it may cause booting problem.

How to clone entire hard disk to another without Reinstalling Windows?

EaseUS Partition Master is able to clone entire hard disk to another without reinstalling Windows, please refer to the following guide:

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 Windows 10 is supported

1. Choose right edition of EaseUS Partition Master and install it. After that, launch EaseUS Partition Master. Select Wizard -> Migrate OS to SSD/HDD from the main menu.

2. Select SSD as destination disk.

Migrate OS to SSD

3. Delete partitions on the destination disk.

Migrate OS to SSD

* If there are some partitions on the destination disk, please confirm to delete the partitions and data on the destination disk. In order to proceed with the operation, you should either allow EaseUS Partition Master to delete all the partitions on the destination hard disk or click Back to choose another destination hard disk.

4. Resize partitions on the destination disk. On a disk map, the current size of the partitions on the destination Disk is displayed on the top of the dialog box. Position the mouse pointer on the left or right partition handle; the mouse pointer changes to a double-headed arrow and drags the handle to the partition size you want. Click OK.

Migrate OS to SSD

5. Preview the result on the left panel Pending Operations. If it is right, then click Apply to save all the changes.

After transferring OS from HDD to SSD, you can also use EaseUS Partition Master to resize/move partition on SSD.

EaseUS Partition Master supports sector by sector and file by file disk copy. It also supports MBR disk copy and GPT disk copy.