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How to Clone Windows 8 Hard Drive Easily Along with Operating System And Applications

Updated by Daisy on Apr 21, 2021
Written by Jean

Why need to clone Windows 8 hard drive

Users who're currently running Windows 8 are supposed to have the following basic understanding about why they need to clone Windows 8 hard drive or ghost Windows 8 operating system and applications.

1. Upgrade hard disk to a larger HDD without reinstalling Windows 8 operating system;

2. Replace hard drive by a smaller SSD with higher performance;

3. Transfer or migrate Windows 8 OS, files, programs, settings and other user data to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10;

How to Clone Windows 8 Hard Drive

EaseUS Todo Backup is users' preferred disk cloning and imaging software, and it's designed with a special element for cloning Windows 8 HDD to SSD, during which users are able to optimize SSD. Above all, let's learn how to use EaseUS Todo Backup to clone Windows 8 hard drive in a safe way.

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Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup and choose "Clone".​

choose clone to clone hdd to ssd

Step 2. Choose the source disk you're going to clone. Here, choose the HDD. Click "Next".​

choose the hdd as the source disk

Step 3. Choose the destination disk. Here, choose the SSD. To largely improve the SSD performance after cloning, please do one more selection.

In "Advanced options", tick the option for "Optimize for SSD". Click "OK". Then click "Next".

choose ssd as destination disk

Step 4. Preview a disk layout and click "Proceed". It usually takes a while for the software to clone an HDD to an SSD depending on the size of the source disk. 

preview disk layout and click proceed

The cloning procedure takes easy steps above, and I believe EaseUS Todo Backup is the most user-friendly Windows 8 hard drive cloning software ever. Beyond disk cloning, the fabulous utility provides the leading system and data backup and recovery solution for home users, small to medium businesses as well as enterprises with a huge database to be watched over.

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Updated by Daisy

Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Written by Jean

Author Jean has been writing tech articles since she was graduated from university. She has been part of the EaseUS team for over 5 years. Her special focuses are data recovery, disk partitioning, data space optimization, data backup and Mac OS. By the way, she's an aviation fan!

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