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How to transfer Windows 10 OS to SSD without reinstalling Windows

Updated on Dec 19, 2018 by Tracy King to Partition Master

Summary:
Have Windows 10 installed on HDD? You can easily transfer Windows 10 to SSD without bothering to resintall Windows. And Cloning Windows 10 to SSD is the best and fast way to migrate Windows 10 OS to SSD.

Installing a solid-state disk is one of the best upgrades which we are quite familiar; however, transferring/moving your Windows 10 installation to a small disk must be more complicated because the data won't necessarily all fit on the new disk. Here's how to transfer Windows 10 to an SSD without reinstalling Windows and applications.

Generally speaking, "transfer operating system to SSD" is applied to replace hard disk on which the OS has been installed. For most of the users, it has been regarded as a hard problem to do it. Because it would take a lot of time to reinstall Windows Operating Systems and applications. So the OS migration is very important. You can find the best solution which can complete this task by cloning the system drive with some powerful and reliable tools, such as disk management software - EaseUS Partition Master.

The first-phase preparations must be backing up everything, and then deleting your personal files - like your documents, movies and music from the current hard disk, which will make your Windows installation small enough to fit on the SSD. Then we'll clone your current disk onto the SSD. From there, all your user folders - like My Documents, My Music, etc. will be moved to the original hard drive, and restore all your personal files from the backup image. In this way, you can enjoy the benefits of high speed to migrate while keeping all your documents and files readily accessible on a second drive.

EaseUS Partition Master is able to clone Windows 10 OS and applications to SSD without reinstalling Windows, please refer to the following guide.

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How to transfer Windows 10 OS to SSD without reinstalling Windows and applications?

Note: The operation of migrating OS to SSD or HDD will delete and remove all existing partitions and data on your target disk. If you saved important data there, back up them to an external hard drive in advance.

 

Step 1: Run EaseUS Partition Master, select "Migrate OS" from the top menu.

select migrate os

Step 2: Select the SSD or HDD as the destination disk and click "Next".

Warning: the data and partitions on the target disk will be deleted. Make sure that you've backed up important data in advance. If not, do it now.

Then click "Migrate" and "OK" to continue.

select the destination disk

Step 3: Preview the layout of your target disk. You can also click the disk layout options to customize the layout of your target disk as you want. Then Click "OK" to continue.

preview the lay out

Step 4: A pending operation of migrating OS to SSD or HDD will be added. Click the "Execute Operation" button and click "Apply" to start migrating your OS to a new disk.

apply the process

After transferring Windows 10 OS from HDD to SSD, you can also use EaseUS Partition Master to resize/move partition on SSD.