How to Do System Clone in Windows 10 without Reinstalling System?

Posted by @AOMEI

October 16, 2018

System clone in Windows 10 allows you to make a copy of operating system and applications without reinstallation when you are going to upgrade/replace your disk. It is very convenient for you.

Why Need System Clone in Windows 10?

Usually, with time goes by the free space of hard disk will become less and less due to the installed programs, temporary files, caches or other things. If the situation is still remaining, you will be warned with low disk space by Windows 10, especially for your system partition. Low disk space will lead you have slow booting up speed and data accessing speed. This will bring trouble to your work.

In order to solve this problem, many of users choose to upgrade their present hard disk to a larger one or SSD. Of course, you can reinstall things on the new disk to finish the upgrade. But the fact is that users don’t expect to reinstalling system. In this situation, you need system clone in Windows 10 to avoid reinstalling system. Because, cloning system in Windows 10 refers to move the exactly same OS in your present hard disk to a larger one or SSD.

Clone System in Windows 10 with AOMEI Backupper Pro Edition

AOMEI Backupper is a professional disk cloning software.It can copy your Windows 10 system disk completely and quickly to the destination disks by disk clone or system clone. It's different from the simple copy and paste, system clone feature in AOMEI Backupper will allow you to boot up your computer and run the application programs without reinstalling the system. Let’s see how it works perfectly.

Step1: Launch AOMEI Backupper Pro and active it with license, click Clone tab and select System Clone.

Windows System Clone

Step2: This software will regard system partition as source partition automatically. So just choose destination disk and then click "Next" to continue.

Select Destination Partition


1.Please select the first partition or area as the destination location for system if you want to boot up Windows 10 system from the target disk.

2.If there are data on the destination partition, all the data will be overwritten or deleted, please backup all important data or synchronize files to another files before executing the operation.

Step3: Click "Start Clone" to enter system clone progress if there is no problem with all the operation.

Confirm Operation Summary


"Sector by sector clone" option will clone all the space on system partition no matter it is used or not and this will take  longer time. If the destination disk is SSD, you can choose "Align partition to optimize for SSD", which will improve the performance of SSD.

Step4: When the progress gets 100%, please click "Finish" to exit the interface.

System Clone Progress

AOMEI Backupper Pro is not only a cloning software for Windows 10, it’s also a powerful backup & restore software. It can help users to back up windows 10 to external hard drive, make a event-triggered scheduling backup, universal restore, command line utility, real-time file sync, etc. It can completely protect your data and try the software free for 30 days!