How to Change Boot Drive After Clone

Hi, everyone, I got a new SSD, and I'm going to clone the hard drive I currently use to this new SSD. However, I am concerned with the fact that seemingly I am not able to change which drive the PC boots from after cloning. Do you have any idea?

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Larissa· Answered on Jan 29, 2023

After hard drive cloning, you can change the boot drive by converting the boot order in BIOS:

  • Open your computer case, and install the cloned hard drive to your PC.
  • Restart your PC, and press the F2/F8/F11 or Del key (according to different types of computer) to enter the BIOS environment. 
  • Navigate to the boot section, choose the cloned hard drive as the boot drive in BIOS, and then save the setting.
  • Restart your PC, and now it will boot from the cloned hard drive rather than the previous one. 

Cloning a hard drive is a great way to upgrade or replace your hard drive. Using a professional hard drive cloning tool will save you a lot of time and effort. EaseUS Disk Copy enables you to clone your hard drive easily and quickly, as well as offers other excellent backup solutions for your PC. It enables you to clone HDD to SSD, SSD to M.2 SSD, HDD to larger HDD, etc. It even supports creating an emergency bootable USB to save your computer. After cloning it, you can boot from the cloned hard drive easily.

After cloning and changing the boot hard drive, you can format your old hard drive and use it as a storage disk to save other data. Or, you can sell it online for extra money.

Changing the boot order in BIOS is necessary if you wish to boot from the cloned hard drive. By following this guide, hopefully, you are able to change how your computer boots without hassle.

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