Clone Hard Drive to Another Hard Drive under Windows 7

Posted by @Cody

February 24, 2016

Learn how to clone a hard drive in Windows 7 to another hard drive in order to realize the hard disk upgrade in Windows 7 without reinstalling anything.

Do I need to clone hard drive in Windows 7?

Disk cloning refers to making a copy of the complete contents of a computer hard disk in order to protect your data from any unexpected harm. If you want to upgrade hard drive with an SSD or larger HDD without reinstalling operating system or programs, learning how to clone hard drive in Windows 7 is essential. The cloned hard drive can be employed on a different computer with the same configuration. When you need to transfer a large amount of data from one hard drive to another, you can also do a hard drive clone. All you need is a hard drive cloning software. You can directly clone one disk to another, such as clone small disk to a larger one, or clone traditional hard disk drive (HDD) to solid state drive (SSD).

Free disk cloning software for Windows 7

Nowadays, there are many types of disk clone software in the market. Thus, choosing a suitable and an excellent one can be regarded as half success. In this case, a powerful and free software-AOMEI Backupper Standard will be highly recommended, because it allows you to not only clone small hard drive to a large one, but clone large hard drive to smaller SSD or hard drive. If the destination disk is too small even for the data on the source disk, you can use System Clone to clone only OS. It enables you to clone system to another hard drive regardless of its partition style, that is, you can use it to clone MBR to GPT disk or vice versa without reinstalling Windows. Moreover, it is free of charge.

How to clone windows 7 hard drive?

To clone a hard drive in Windows 10/8/7, you only need a few clicks with AOMEI Backupper.

1. Download and run this free hard drive cloning software.

2. Under “Clone” tab, select “Disk Clone”, which will clone the entire hard drive.

Disk Clone

3. Click on the hard drive that needs cloning and click “Next” to continue.

Select Source Disk

4. Click the hard drive to receive the hard drive clone and click “Next”.

Select Destination Disk

5. Click “Start Clone” to start the cloning process.

Start Clone

After learning how to clone a hard drive in Windows 7 with this freeware. You may also be interested in the features that AOMEI Backuppper provides. Apart from its feature of free, it also possesses the advantages of easy-to-operate. As you can see from its main interface above, the demonstration is very clear, and there are a lot of operation wizards. The most important factor is its functions. Besides the function of disk/partition clone, it can also do backup and recovery perfectly.