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

Posted on Dec 18, 2015 by Jean to Todo Backup Resource

This tutorial is specialized for users who're seeking for a free, easy, fast, and safe disk imaging and cloning software to clone Windows 8/8.1 hard drive, ghost Windows 8/8.1 operating system and applications.

Why Windows 8 Clone?

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 Free 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.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup and directly go to "Clone".

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Step 2. Select source disk you want to clone.

select source disk

Step 3. Select the destination disk.

select the destination disk

"Sector by sector clone" option in Advanced options enables you to clone all sectors from the source disk to the destination disk. If the destination disk is a Solid State Drive, confirm "Optimize for SSD" to maximize SSD performance.

Step 4. Preview the disk layout after cloning.

Step 5. Click "Proceed" to execute cloning.

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 huge database to be watched over.