Clone Windows 10 OS to New SSD Without Reinstallation

Tracy King updated on Apr 24, 2019 to Todo Backup Resource | How-to Articles

"Hi guys, do you know how to clone Windows 10 system to a new SSD? I bought a new SSD last Monday and I'm trying to copy my system disk to the new SSD so that I can have a faster Windows system with optimized computer performance. Can I move the Windows 10 system to the new SSD with system and boot partitions at a time without reinstallation? I don't know how to do it, I need help."

Do you want to transfer your Windows 10 system to a larger or newer SSD disk to speed up the computer? Are you trying to optimize your Windows 10 system and change system disk by cloning without re-installation or moving any other partition with data? Here, we'll provide you an easy and effective method to help you clone Windows 10 OS to new SSD with EaseUS Todo backup and recovery software.

Clone Windows 10 OS to New SSD with EaseUS Todo Backup

EaseUS Todo Backup does very well in data backup and recovery, copy and clone. You can use it to clone Windows system, disk/partitions, back up disk/partition, system, file, mail, ExchangeDB, ExchangeMail, SQL, create an Emergency disk, and more with ease.

EaseUS Todo Backup Clone VS System Clone

EaseUS Todo Backup offers remarkable HDD/ SSD to SSD cloning feature.

  • Disk/partition clone: Manually select the disk you want to clone and create an exact copy of partition/disk simply and intuitively.
  • System clone: The current system partition and boot partition will be automatically selected and transferred to another HDD or SSD. To ensure that the cloned system disk can start usually, we suggest using the system clone to migrate Windows system.

How to Fix Not Enough Unallocated Space on Target Disk

If there are partitions and data on the target disk, please delete the partition to leave enough unallocated space for loading and saving all system and boot partition data. The unallocated space shall be bigger than the total space of the system and boot partitions. If you have already left enough unallocated space on the target disk, do remember to move it in the front of all other partitions so to ensure that the computer can be boot smoothly from the new disk.   

How to Clone Windows 10 OS to SSD

So now you can download this software for free and follow the guide below to clone Windows system to a new SSD without re-installation. You are free to clone Windows 10 to a smaller SSD or a larger HDD/SS.

Video tutorial:

Detail step guide to clone Windows 10 system to SSD.

Notice:
If you are trying to clone Windows 10 to a new HDD or SSD disk, please do remember to empty the disk in advance. 
One more thing that you can do is to convert your HDD/SSD disk to MBR or GPT - exact the same as your current system disk, which will allow you to effortlessly boot system after cloning Windows system.

Let's see how to clone your Windows 10 OS to a new HDD/SSD without reinstallation Windows OS now:

Step 1. Connect the new HDD/SSD to your PC.

Step 2. Run EaseUS Todo Backup for Windows 10 Clone.

Select "System Clone" on the left tool panel by clicking the icon at the left top corner.

Choose system clone mode in EaseUS Todo Backup

Step 3. Choose the destination disk - HDD/SSD to save Windows 10 system

Choose the new HDD or SSD as your target disk for saving the cloned Windows 10 system. 

Then click "Proceed" to start cloning Windows 10 to HDD/SSD now.

Choose disk to save Windows 10 system

After this, insert your new HDD or SSD into your computer and reboot PC, change the boot order to set computer boot from new HDD/SSD with cloned Windows 10 system:

  • Restart PC and press F2 or F8 to enter BIOS settings.
  • In the Boot option, select new HDD/SSD as the new boot drive and save all the changes.
  • Exit BIOS and restart the computer, you should be able to see Windows 10 running on your new disk without any problems.

Now you can reboot the computer from new SSD drive without re-installing any programs or system. You'll get improved computer performance with a faster running speed in Windows 10 on SSD now.

 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose EaseUS Todo Backup?

"The easiest way to protect your data and system files."techradar

"EaseUS Todo Backup Free is one of the most popular free data backup applications available. This software offers a myriad of features and is extremely user-friendly. It provides a full system backup, meaning you can back up your entire operating system."TopTenReviews

"EaseUS ToDo Backup Home is a great backup program, well suited to the home and SMB space."PCWorld

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.