How to Copy Bootable USB Flash to another USB in Windows 7?

Posted by @Teresa

August 1, 2017

Learn how to copy files from bootable Xbox USB flash drive exactly in Windows 7/8/10 to another USB stick with the fastest USB to USB cloning software AOMEI Backupper.

Why copy USB flash to USB flash?

USB flash drives as the removable device are fairly convenient in transporting small amount of data from place to place and keeping the data readily at hand. An USB drive uses low power and has no fragile moving parts. It is small and light in capacity and mass, and could be purchased in low price. The majority of PC users holding more than one USB drive normally. Many users would store their important files or documents that need to be move to other places on USB drive. So they may need to copy files from USB to Xbox USB sometimes, for instance.

Generally, the most commonly used media that as bootable device is also USB flash drive due to aforementioned factors. USB flash drive can be partitioned into multiple partitions (you may want to know how to partition USB drive) so that you can make one of the partitions bootable and keep others storing data. When you need to boot PC using another USB stick, you want to copy bootable USB to USB in Windows.

How to copy USB to USB?

If there are only files including documents, photos, music etc on your USB, you can drag & drop everything from one to the other in Windows Explorer. If the data size on the USB is too large, you may find that copy from USB to USB very slow. Using USB free backup software to perform disk backup and restore it to the target USB may be faster than Copy & Paste.

However, if the USB happens to be a bootable drive, that method won’t work. You need to make exact copy from the bootable USB to the other with the help of professional USB to USB copying software AOMEI Backupper Professional. This utility allows you to copy Windows 7 MBR USB to USB with boot files. The fastest way to copy from USB to USB via AOMEI Backupper is cloning disk since there are boot files exist. If there is only one partition on your bootable USB flash drive, you can clone partition only. If there are more than two partitions on the USB drive, the best way is clone the entire disk. Steps are easy due to its user-friendly interface. Follow this article to learn how to copy bootable USB to USB in Windows 7.

How to copy USB to another USB with AOMEI Backupper?

First, insert these two USB drive to your PC via USB ports on the machine. Make sure they can be detected by Windows.

Second, install and start AOMEI Backupper. Click Clone tap and then select Disk Clone.

Disk Clone

Third, select the bootable USB as the source disk and the other as the destination one. Don’t mix them up, or you’ll lose everything on the bootable USB.

Source Disk

Destination Disk

Fourth, here is the operation summary. You have option to edit partitions on the destination USB drive, but if you want to make exact copy of the source USB, tick Sector by sector clone box. Meanwhile, the option to edit partitions will disappear. Click Start Clone then.

Start Clone

The question of how to copy USB to USB has been answered now, and it is quite simple actually. This solution is available in Windows 10, 8, XP, Vista as well. AOMEI Backupper is an all-around tool that supports backup, recovery and cloning, which makes it a great alternative to Windows 7 Backup and Restore. It supports full backup, incremental backup, differential backup, and scheduled backup, so you can do incremental backup automatically to external hard drive with it.