How to Clone Hard Drive in Windows 7 32 Bit or 64 Bit to Another Hard Drive

Daisy updated on Apr 08, 2019 to Todo Backup Resource | How-to Articles

Can you copy/clone Windows 7 64 bit or 32 bit with data to another hard drive

Are you planning to upgrade old hard drive or operating system hard drive to a new and bigger one for your PC? How can you make an identical copy of the hard drive? How can you safely upgrade your operating system hard drive without bootable failure problem?

Many people want to clone the disk which contains original operating system, for example, cloning Windows 7 to new and larger hard drive and then replace the original hard drive: When the operating system is located on the hard drive, you can't just copy and paste Windows files to the new hard drive, otherwise Windows may fail to boot from the new hard drive.

So, is there any safe and convenient way available to transfer data and upgrade Windows 7 to a newer and larger hard drive? Or is there Windows 7 clone software? Actually, the way to clone Windows hard drive to a new computer would be much safer and more convenient than reinstalling Windows and all applications all over again.

Disk clone is especially useful when you want to upgrade the older smaller hard drive to a newer larger one without reinstalling operating system and applications once again.

This article will introduce a Windows 7 clone software, which offers safe and efficient disk clone to transfer Windows 7 from one hard drive to another without reinstalling Windows operating system and applications.

How to clone Windows 7 64-bit or 32-bit hard drive to another hard drive

There are two procedures you need to follow to successfully clone one hard drive to another.

Part 1. Download Windows disk clone software for help

EaseUS Todo Backup is a professional hard drive cloning and backup & restore software. Besides clone system/data hard drive, it also provides advanced functions like image backup & restores solution, differential backup, incremental backup, schedule backup, disk clone, image split, etc.

Part 2. Clone Windows 7 hard drive to new hard drive with disk clone software

Follow the detailed step-by-step instructions to clone Windows 7 hard drive to another hard drive.

Step 1. Launch and run EaseUS Todo Backup on your PC and select "Clone" on the left pane.

Run disk partition cloning software.

Step 2. Select the disk or partition that you want to clone. 

Choose partition or drive to clone.

And then select the destination disk that you want to save cloned disk or partition with data. 

Note: If you prefer to allocate the target disk with the same layout as the source disk, just enable a sector level clone by clicking "Advanced options" -> "Sector by sector clone".

Enable sector by sector clone for disk/partition clone.

Step 3. Click "Proceed" to start cloning your disk or partition now.

Start disk/partition cloning process.
 
 

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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.

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