Is There Any Way to Copy Windows 10 Installation to New Hard Drive

I recently purchased a new 128GB M.2 SSD, but my operating system is still installed on my old hard drive. Can I transfer my OS without having to reinstall all of my files? Is there any way to copy the Windows 10 installation to a new hard drive? Thanks in advance.

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Roxanne· Answered on Dec 20, 2023

Have you ever encountered such a situation: your hard drive is corrupted or can't meet your demands perfectly, and you want to replace it with a better hard drive? However, can the operating system be transferred to another HDD/SSD like the files? Fortunately, you can use professional OS migration software to help you do that.

EaseUS Partition Master is your first choice as it can migrate most Windows systems to another hard drive or computer. As an efficient OS migration solution, it allows you to move Windows 10 without reinstallation or data loss. Download and learn the detailed guide in the following section:

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Before you start, you'd better make a data backup in case your data is deleted during the migration operation. Then, connect and initialize the hard drive on your target computer.

Part 1. Migrate Windows 10 to a New SSD

Step 1. In the software's interface, select "Clone" > "Migrate OS" and hit "Next" to move on.

Step 2. Choose the target drive and click "Next" > "Yes" to check the warning message.

Step 3. Preview the layout of the new disk and change these settings as you want. Finally, click "Start" to begin the process.

Part 2. Set the New Boot Drive

After successfully transferring the Windows 10 to a new SSD, you must set the Boot drive to the new one.

Step 1. Reboot the computer and hit F2/F12/Del to launch the BIOS settings.

Step 2. Open the Boot tab and let the computer boot from the new hard drive.

Step 3. Save and apply these changes, then quit BIOS and restart the computer.

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