How Do I Move Only Windows 10 to SSD?

I recently got a brand-new SSD, and I want to transfer only my operating system - and nothing else - to it so I can boot from it. I'd appreciate it if someone could give me a step-by-step tutorial on how to do it.

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Jerry· Answered on Mar 27, 2023

Cloning is the best and easiest way to move your Windows 10 to an SSD, but there is no way to move/copy Windows 10 to an SSD if you do not use third-party cloning software.

If you want to move only Windows 10 to SSD, you just need to copy the C drive to SSD. EaseUS Disk Copy is the best cloning software that can help you clone your OS to an SSD.

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This cloning tool has an intuitive and easy-to-use design, so it can help you finish your cloning task easily and quickly. It can help you to clone a hard drive with bad sectors because it has sector-by-sector technology.

In addition, it can help you clone your OS from HHD to SSD or SSD to SSD. It also allows you to install Windows 7 on an NVMe SSD.

Steps to clone the only Windows 10 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 should 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.

Related article: 2 Tips | How to Transfer C Drive to New SSD for Windows 11/10/8/7

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