Clone Windows 10 Hard Drive to New Computer

Abby Haines updated on Apr 12, 2019 to Todo Backup Resource | How-to Articles

Move the hard drive to a new computer in Windows 10, if you like...

After running your computer for a few years, you may find that it gets slower and slower day by day. Perhaps it's time to invest in a new computer to replace the old one. As far as I know, quite a lot of people gave up the thought because it is really a tedious job to reinstall the operating system, programs, and personal data on their own.

Why are you bothering? You can find a perfect solution on this page. If you wish to keep the same system configuration, data, programs, and settings exactly the same on the old machine while replacing a new computer, just follow the advice to clone your Windows 10 hard drive to this new computer. It can save you out of many unpredictable troubles that you might meet in a clean install of Windows 10! In the next part, we will show you how to make it happen with a step-by-step guide.

An HDD/SSD migration tool: EaseUS Todo Backup

Let's look at what you must prepare in advance.

First, Download and install EaseUS Todo Backup on your old computer.

EaseUS Windows backup software provides with a "System Transfer" function, with which you can transfer your system to a totally different computer, even with dissimilar hardware. It ensures a successful system boot-up after connecting the cloned hard drive to the new computer.

Second, transfer Windows 10 from the old computer to the new computer step by step.

To enable this function, first, you need to make an EaseUS Todo Backup Bootable disk. Next, create a Windows 10  system backup and finally start the transfer!

Let's assume that we're going to transfer system of computer A to computer B, and here's the over process to take effect.

Step 1. On computer A, create an EaseUS Todo Backup bootable USB drive

Make sure that the USB flash drive does not store important files because the software formats and erases the drive for making it bootable.

  • Click the tool icon and choose "Create Emergency Disk".
  • Under the "Boot disk type", click "Create WinPE emergency disk"
  • Under "Boot disk location", tick "USB" (this option is available only when the USB drive is correctly connected and recognized).
  • Click "Proceed".
create a bootable usb drive on computer a

Step 2. On computer A, create a system backup

  • Click "System Backup".
  • The system is chosen by default. Choose the bootable USB drive to save the system backup by clicking "Browse..." in the "Destination" area.
  • Click "Proceed" to create a backup image on the same USB drive.
create a system backup

Step 3. On computer B, boot from EaseUS Todo Backup and transfer system

Now, plug in the EaseUS Todo Backup bootable USB drive with a system backup on it to the computer B, boot from the USB drive.

  • Click "System Transfer".
  • Choose the system backup image on the USB drive and click "OK".
  • Choose C drive or other drives on the Computer B as a location to restore the system backup image.
  • Click "Proceed" to start transferring system from the computer A to the computer B right now.
click system transfer
choose the system backup on the usb drive
choose a system transfer location on computer b

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose EaseUS Todo Backup?

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What is the difference between Clone and Backup? In what cases should I use Clone?

Clone will copy one disk to another or one partition to another (unallocated space is also supported). Usually, this option is used to upgrade the current disk by creating an identical copy. Backup will generate a .PBD image file containing the selected files or system that can be restored from the .PBD image if needed.

What is the difference between System Backup and Disk Backup?

System Backup will auto-select the system boot related partition(s) as the backup source to make sure the system image can be restored properly. Disk/Partition Backup will allow you to manually select a whole disk or speficy a certain partition as the backup source. You will get the same backup result as System Backup if you manually select the system and boot partitions with the Disk/Partition Backup option.

As a computer newbie, what features should I use to protect my computer?

You can use System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions, use Disk/Partition backup to back up the data partition and add plans to run an automatic backup. If you use the computer frequently or have software that may cause boot failure of the computer, we would suggest you back up the computer every 1 to 2 days. For other situations, you can backup the computer once a week. In addition, you can schedule File Backup to back up the files which are changed frequently.

What kind of storage service should I use to save my backup images?

EaseUS Todo Backup can save backup images to internal disks, external disks, network drives, or free cloud(Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive) and CD/DVD. It is suggested to save the images to the internal/external/network drives to save time as those kinds of disks have a better read-write speed. It is suggested NOT to save the image on the source disk, because once the disk is damaged, all the files on the disk will become unavailable and you will be unable to restore the image.

As a company network administrator, what features should I use to protect our internal computers?

It is recommended that you use the SQL Backup feature to back up your company's SQL server and Exchange Backup feature to back up the Exchange server. In addition, you can execute System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions on every computer and set a plan to execute the backup once a day or twice a week to ensure that the computer can be restored timely when it has boot issues. File Backup feature can be used to back up important user data. If there are a large quantity of computers, you can purchase EaseUS Backup Center to manage the backups on the client computers centrally.

About EaseUS Todo Backup

Be it a file, system, partition, or disk, EaseUS Todo Backup will help you back up or clone the item and provide you with multiple backup plans.