How Do I Only Migrate Windows From a 1TB HDD/SSD to a Smaller SSD?

So I have a 1TB Seagate HDD, and recently bought a 480GB Kingston SSD. I am running Windows 10 from the HDD but want to move it to my SSD. My HDD has 500GB of data on it; how can I migrate my Windows OS from this 1TB HDD to the smaller Kingston SSD?

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Larissa· Answered on Jan 05, 2024

Migrating Windows from a larger HDD/SSD to a smaller SSD is possible by using a smart disk cloning tool - EaseUS Disk Copy.

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EaseUS Disk Copy is a reliable Windows 11/10/8/7 HDD/SSD cloning software that allows you to clone a larger HDD/SSD to a smaller SSD with simple steps:

Step 1. Prepare the new SSD and make sure the SSD capacity is larger than the used space on the old hard drive.

Step 2. Clean up the new SSD and leave it unlocated.

Step 3. Download and launch EaseUS Disk Copy on your computer, and select Disk Mode.

Step 4. Select the old hard drive as the source disk, and click Next.

Step 5. Choose the new smaller SSD as the target disk, and click Next.

Step 6. EaseUS Disk Copy will intelligently allocate the partition. Check the disk layout, or you can edit the target disk partition size according to your needs.

Step 7. Click Proceed to start the HDD to SSD cloning.

When the cloning process finishes, you can unplug the cloned SSD and replace the old hard drive.

EaseUS Disk Copy is one of the best HDD/SSD cloning tools that can migrate and transfer Windows OS from a larger disk to a smaller one. It also supports sector-by-sector cloning, which means you can clone only the used space. A simple UI design makes the cloning process much easier and faster. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, utilize it to migrate your disk data safely and effectively.

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