Can I Copy an OS to Another Computer?

I have Windows 10 installed on a single SSD along with all of my apps and files. It is best practice to install a new copy of Windows rather than attempting to use the existing drive, which is configured for outdated hardware, if I want to move all of my data to a new PC but maintain the SSD. Can I copy my OS to another computer?

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Jerry· Answered on Jul 20, 2023

Yes, it is completely possible to copy your OS to another computer.

You can copy/move your operating system to an external hard drive, then connect the drive to another computer to restore the OS to another. This is called universal restore. Another way is to clone your OS to another computer.

I will describe how to perform a universal restore to copy your OS to another computer.

To perform a universal restore, you need to create a system image on an external hard drive and then restore the system image backup to another computer. By doing so, your second computer will have the same system configuration as your first one.

For that purpose, you must use professional universal restore software, such as EaseUS Todo Backup.

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