Can I Transfer Windows From My Failing HDD to My New SSD?

So I'm running Windows 10, which was upgraded from Windows 7, on an HDD. The hard drive is failing. I looked around online for solutions for me to transfer my Windows installation to my SSD from my hard drive. I don't know my product key. My friend told me that there's software that does this for you. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance

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Roxanne· Answered on May 24, 2023

From what you have said, I can learn that you want to transfer your Windows disk from the failing HDD to a new SSD. As the capacity of an HDD is much larger than that of an SSD, cloning the Windows partition to SSD instead of cloning the whole HDD to the SSD is more practical for many users. However, manually moving files and data from the system disk to SSD might cause data loss and boot issues. Don't worry. EaseUS Partition Master will come to your rescue and realize the migration with a few clicks. Continue to read and learn the whole tutorial:

Guide 1: Install and Initialize SSD

Getting the new SSD ready on your computer is a prerequisite to successfully cloning the Windows disk to the new SSD. First, you need to install the new SSD on your PC and then initialize the installed SSD as follows:

Further Reading: How to Initialize A SSD

Guide 2: Transfer Windows to SSD Using EaseUS Partition Master

After you set up the SSD, it's time to transfer the OS disk from HDD to SDD. To accomplish the task of cloning the Windows disk smoothly, you need to download EaseUS Partition Master and follow the easy steps to use it:

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Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master and use the "Disk Clone" part from the left panel and select "Migrate OS," then click "Next."

Step 2. Select the source HDD and the target SSD. (Confirm the Warning message by clicking "Yes.")

Step 3. Preview and customize the disk layout by selecting "Edit disk layout" and last click "Start" to begin the migration process.

Guide 3: Make the SSD Bootable

Set up the new SSD as your computer's boot drive, enabling you to boot from it. Here is how to do it:

  • Reboot your PC, and press F2/F8/F11 to access the BIOS Setup.
  • Enter the boot window and press the + and - keys to move the SSD up to the first place.
  • Press F10 to save the changes and quit.

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