How to Transfer OS from SSD to New SSD in Windows 7/8/10?

Posted by @AOMEI

February 6, 2017

Do you want to transfer current Windows 10, 8 or 7 OS from old smaller SSD to new larger SSD without reinstalling operating system and software installed in C: drive? To do so, AOMEI Backupper is a good helper.

Why need to transfer OS from SSD to new SSD?

Unlike hard disk drive, SSD (Solid State Drive) has no moving parts and stores information in microchip, which makes it much faster and more durable. Besides, SSD works without noise allowing to read and write all day long and the data storage integrity will be maintained long time. Since you already have an SSD and enjoy the good performance of it, you’d like to transfer OS to new SSD instead an HDD if a bigger drive is needed or years of usage asks a disk upgrade.

To do so, you may think of backing up and restoring , but this is such superfluous. Therefore, we suggest you to transfer OS from SSD to new SSD with adata migration software, in this way, you don’t have to re-install Windows.

How to transfer OS from SSD to SSD in Windows7/8/10?

Here, AOMEI Backupper Standard is the professional software to help you transfer OS from SSD to SSD, which supports all editions of Windows including Windows 7\8\8.1\10\XP\Vista of both 32bit and 64bit. Before you do: Insert your new SSD into computer and make sure it can be detected. For a laptop, you need an external enclosure or adapter to connect SSD to your laptop.

1.Install and launch AOMEI Backupper Professional.

2.Select “System Clone” under “Clone” tab.


3. Select the new SSD disk as the destination path and the program will automatically select the source drives that need to be migrated. Then click "Next" to continue.


4. Here is the operation preview which shows you the OS drives will be transferred to SSD. At the lower left corner, "Align partition to optimize for SSD" is highly recommended to speed your new SSD’s write\read speed, and "Sector by sector clone" is also optional to clone every byte. Then, click "Start Clone".


5.When the process is done, click “Finish” to exit.

Tips:The time of OS migration depends on how much data you have.

Now, you could transfer OS from SSD to new SSD by yourself. One last thing, please shut down your computer after finishing. For a laptop, swap your old SSD for the new SSD. For a desktop, you can still use the old SSD as a secondary drive for backup and storage.