How to Transfer OS to New Hard Drive Without Reinstalling Windows

Daisy updated on Sep 04, 2019 to Todo Backup Resource | How-to Articles

System partition out of disk space is a common problem for all computer users. It may cause the computer to run extremely slowly. The most frequent way is to extend system partition with a free partition manager software. But what if your system disk is used up?

"I want to copy my Windows 8 hard drive to a new hard drive and have my PC boot from the new hard drive. Which is the best, not necessarily, a downloadable program to use for simplicity? Thanks in advance for any advice."

All computer users will have to increase the overall capacity of their computers sooner or later. After buying a new hard drive with desirable storage space you ever hoped for, how to transfer entire OS hard drive to new hard drive? I don't think you are willing to spend a lot of time reinstalling the OS and all applications again on the new hard disk. To transfer os to a new larger hard drive without reinstalling operating system and applications can be an ideal choice.

Unlike hard disk containing common data, hard disk with applications installed on can't move or transfer data by simply Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V. Most of the time, you have to reinstall it once again otherwise it will not work.

If you plan to transfer OS to the new hard drive and enable it to run effectively. You'd better download a disk clone software which has an intuitive interface and simple steps. EaseUS Todo Backup is a disk clone and backup & recovery software, which enables you to transfer OS to new hard drive with a few clicks.

How to Transfer OS to New Hard Drive with EaseUS Todo Backup

Both the video guide and the detailed steps are provided for you. Follow either of them to get things done.

Video Tutorial: Transfer OS to New Hard Drive

Step-by-step Guide: Transfer OS to New Hard Drive

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup and click "System Clone". The current system (Windows 10) partition and boot partition will be automatically selected.

click system clone so that you can clone Windows 10

Tips: System Clone is not available for use under the condition that your system partition and boot partition are not on the same drive.

Step 2. Choose the target drive - It could be a hard drive or an SSD.

choose a target drive to save your Windows 10

Step 3. Click "Proceed" to start cloning Windows 10.

click proceed to start Windows 10 cloning

After the process is completed, please reboot your computer to your target drive.

After cloning, shut down the computer and remove source HDD.

 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose EaseUS Todo Backup?

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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.

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.