How to Easily Move Boot Partition in Windows 7/8/10?

Posted by @Ailsa

September 5, 2018

Trying to move Boot Partition to another hard disk without effortless in Windows 7/8/10? We will provide you 4 solutions to solve this problem without reinstalling OS.

The Cases

Case 1: There has a trouble confused me. I have the boot partition on my hard drive somehow and my OS is on my SSD. I want to move boot partition to SSD drive in my Windows 7 computer. But I don’t think Windows 7 allows me to move this system boot partition. Thus, my question is that is there any other way or software allows me to move boot partition for Windows 7? Any advice would be grateful, thanks in advance.

Case 2: I have two 1TB hard drives and a 320GB HDD. I am planning to move the boot drive and necessary operating partitions from my 1TB hard drive to the 320GB HDD to separate my data and boot files. How can I clone the boot partition successfully while keeping my data files?

Why you need to move Boot Partition in Windows 7/8/10?

Under some circumstances, you have to move your system boot partition to lead your computers boot normally, like replace system hard drive to a larger one to get an excellent performance. You may want to move Windows OS and system boot partition to larger SSD or hard drive.

How to move system boot partition securely and easily?

But how to move boot partition Windows 7 to another SSD or HDD? The best disk cloning software – AOMEI Backupper Professional will help you to move boot partition in Windows 7/8/10. You could use the System Clone function offered by AOMEI Backupper Professional to move system boot partition to another HDD or SSD drive, it allows you to move not only boot partition but also the system partition and other partitions associated with system files. Here it is:

1. Before moving, download AOMEI Backupper Professional, open this procedure after installing. On the main window, choose Clone -> System Clone.

System Clone

2. Choose the destination hard disk to save the boot partition and system partition.

Destination Partition

Tip: The destination partition will be wiped out, please backup all the data on that drive first.

Wipe Information

3. The Operation Summary window will prompt up to show all the details of the cloning, press Start Clone to commit this operation.

Start Clone

Tips:

  • Sector by sector clone: This option will clone all the sectors on source disk no matter the sector is used or not, even it’s a bad sector.

  • Align partition to optimize for SSD: Tick this option if your destination hard drive is a Solid State Drive (SSD), it will accelerate the reading and writing speed for SSD drive.

After a few times, the boot partition and system partition will be moved to another SSD or HDD. Now change your hard disk: enter the BIOS to set to boot your Windows 7/8/10 computer from the SSD or HDD; Inactive the boot partition on the original hard drive and remove the original hard drive, then boot your computer from the destination disk. In addition, AOMEI Backupper Professional has the ability to restore computer to earlier date for Windows 7/8/10, universal restore, command line utility, merge backup images, PXE boot tool, etc. For advanced server users, you could try AOMEI Backupper Server.