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Free Clone OS from HDD to Smaller SSD without Reinstallation

Updated on Aug 28, 2018 by Tracy King to Todo Backup Resource

This page introduces you free way to clone Windows 10/8/7 OS from large HDD to smaller ssd without reinstallation system. If you are trying to optimize system and upgrade system disk from large HDD to smaller but faster SSD, just follow free method here to clone OS from HDD to smaller ssd without reinstalling OS now.

Why need to clone or migrate OS from HDD to smaller SSD?

With the fast spread of SSD, more and more computer and laptop manufacturers are using SSD as system disk so to optimize system performance and speed up the machine for worldwide users. 

With its high stability, fast reading and writing speed and excellent functions, SSD are becoming a top recommended device for users to set as their system disk in PCs and laptops.
Therefore, in order to upgrade and optimize computer performance, users are trying to upgrade their HDD with SSD or clone/migrate OS from HDD to smaller SSD without reinstallation.

Question: Can I clone Windows 10 OS to smaller SSD? How?

"Can I clone the Windows 10 OS to a smaller SSD? My computer becomes slower after upgrading to the latest Windows 10 since last month. I heard that SSD works more efficiency than HDD and I bought a new SSD, trying to resolve this issue by cloning OS to the smaller SSD. But the problem is I don't know how to do it. Does anyone know how to do this with simple clicks?"

So how to simply clone OS to SSD or migrate/transfer Windows system such as Windows 10/8/7 from HDD to smaller SSD without reinstallation? If you are having this problem, relax! Here below, you'll find an effective and free method to clone OS to SSD with ease. 

Download free system clone software to clone OS to smaller SSD

In order to avoid unexpected system clone failure or Windows fail to boot issue, it's highly recommended for you to apply professional system clone software to clone OS to SSD. 

Here we'd like to recommend you try EaseUS system clone software - EaseUS Todo Backup which supports you to free backup system, file and disk partition data and even clone system to new HDD/SSD for free within 30 days. With this software, you can free clone OS to smaller SSD and migrate Windows OS such as Windows 10/8/7 to SSD without reinstallation. How to get it? You can directly click the download button below and install it on your PC now:

Clone OS from larger HDD to smaller SSD with EaseUS Todo Backup
Free migrate OS (Windows 10/8/7) to SSD without reinstallation

Note: Excepting clone OS to HDD/SSD, EaseUS Todo Backup also supports to clone disk, backup system, personal files, disk partition or even create an emergency bootable disk to fix unexpected system boot issue. 

Let's see how to free clone OS from HDD to smaller SSD so to optimize Windows system and computer performance now:

Video Tutorial:

Step-by-step guide:

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 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.