How Do I Install Windows 10 onto a New SSD?

I have bought a new 1T SSD and want to install Windows 10 on it. But how can I do that? Is there an easy way to do so? What tool will be used? I will appreciate any help you can provide.

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Jerry· Answered on Mar 23, 2023

There are two ways to install your Windows 10 on a new SSD: first, cloning your Windows 10 to the SSD; second, performing a clean installation of Windows on the SSD.

But cloning Windows 10 to the new SSD should be your priority. This is because cloning is relatively faster and easier. Under such circumstances, professional cloning software, such as EaseUS Disk Copy, can help you.

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Way 1. Cloning your Windows 10 to the SSD

EaseUS Disk Copy can help you whether you decide to install the older version of Windows on the SSD and then upgrade your computer to Windows 10 or migrate the new Windows 10 partition to the new SSD after a successful Windows 10 upgrade. It can help you clone Windows 10 to a new SSD and transfer the C drive to a new SSD.

Step 1. To start cloning an entire disk to another, select this drive as the source disk under "Disk Mode" and click "Next".

Step 2. Select another disk as the destination disk.

Step 3. Check the disk layout of the two drives. You can manage the disk layout of the destination drive by choosing "Autofit the disk", "Copy as the source", or "Edit disk layout".

Step 4. Click "Proceed" to execute the task.

Way 2. Performing a Clean Installation of Windows on the SSD

The basic steps are as follows:

  • Create a USB installation media for Windows 10.
  • Connect the disk containing Windows 10 installation files to your PC and install SSD.
  • Change the boot order for the installation disk.
  • The initial Windows Setup screen will appear. Click "Install Now."
  • After the installation is finished, you can enter UEFI/BIOS and choose the new SSD as the initial Bootup device.

Related article: Easy Way to Install Windows 11/10 on SSD

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