How to Transfer Windows 10 to New Hard Drive without Reinstalling?

Posted by @AOMEI

October 19, 2018

Many users wondering how to transfer Windows 10 OS to new hard drive without reinstalling. This article shows the detailed steps. Let's take a closer look.

With time goes by, the performance of computer will reduce due to low disk space or other reasons. Therefore, most of users want to upgrade present disk to a new larger hard drive especially SSD. Because, there is no moving parts in SSD, which makes it has faster system booting up time or data accessing time.

It is an easy job; you just need to reinstall system and applications into new hard drive. But for most of users, they don’t expect to reinstall system, because it is a troublesome work. So how can you transfer Windows 10 to a new hard drive without reinstalling?

Transfer Windows 10 to New Hard Drive with AOMEI Backupper

Moving Windows 10 to new hard drive refers to only migrate the exactly same system to new hard drive without installing again and then Windows 10 can be booted up normally directly from the new hard drive.

AOMEI Backupper Professional is a complete software for PC or laptop users to protect data from being lost. It has a feature called System Clone which is able to transfer Windows 10 to new hard drive without reinstalling. It is convenient for all the users who plan to upgrade hard drive.

Step1:Download, install and launch AOMEI Backupper Professional. First click Clone on the left side on the interface and then choose System Clone on the right of the interface.   

System Clone                                   

Step2: AOMEI Backupper Professional will automatically regard system partition as source partition. And then choose a partition on the new disk you want to upgrade to (eg. Disk 1) as destination partition and then click Next to go on.

Choose Destination Partition

Step3:In the following pop-up window, please read the note and then clickYes to continue.

Click Yes

Step4:Click Start Cloneto begin the operation. (You can choose "Align partition to optimize for SSD" option to optimize the performance SSD if the destination disk is SSD. "Sector by sector clone" option refers to clone all the sectors no matter it has been used or not, it will take more time.)

Start Clone

Step5:When the progress is 100%, please click Finish to exit the operation.

Click Finish

This operation will transfer Windows 10 or other applications installed on system partition to new hard drive. If you plan to move all data on present hard drive to a new one without reinstalling anything, you can clone hard drive to HDD or SSD.


After transferring Windows 10 to new hard drive, you should enter BIOS to set boot up from the destination disk, then system can boot up normally from new hard drive. You can also move hard drive to new computer in Windows 10 and ensure boot with its Dissimilar Hardware Restore feature.