How Do You Move Windows 10 to SSD Without Reinstalling?

I get a 1TB SSD and want to transfer my current 2TB hard drive's OS installation to it. Is there a way to do this without installing Windows 10 from scratch?

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Jerry· Answered on Nov 15, 2023

Yes, you can move your Windows 10 to an SSD without reinstalling Windows. All you need to do is to clone your Windows 10 to SSD.

It's worth noting that there is no way to transfer Windows 10 to SSD if you do not use the third-party cloning tool. This is because Windows has no built-in tools with cloning functions. Thus, you have to turn to professional cloning software, like EaseUS Disk Copy, for help.

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As you mentioned, you want to move your OS from a 2TB hard drive to a 1TB SSD, so you must ensure the SDD can fully store the data on your hard drive. Or the cloning process may fail. Besides, you must back up the data on the SSD if it is not new because the cloning process will wipe all data on the target drive. Finally, connect the SSD to your computer using a SATA-to-USB cable.

Now, you can use EaseUS Disk Copy to help you transfer Windows 10 to the SSD.

EaseUS Disk Copy is a professional disk cloning program for Windows 11/10/8/7. It can help you to install Windows 7 on NVMe SSD and migrate Windows from HDD to SSD and SDD to SSD. In addition, it can help you a lot if you want to replace a laptop hard drive and reinstall Windows.

The steps to move your Windows 10 to SSD are as follows:

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.

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