How to Move Windows 10 to New Disk without Re-installing?

After using computer for a long time, the machine’s speed may become slower and slower. What’s worse, the volume also become smaller and smaller. Especially your system partition may encounter low disk space warn. We can also say that low disk space of C drive cause the down of performance.

How to solve the problem? If you don’t plan to buy a new computer. You can buy only a new disk – SSD, and upgrade the HDD to SSD please. In this article, we take transfer Windows 10 from the old HDD to the new SSD as an example. SSD has the advantages are faster system booting up time and data accessing time. With SSD, few minutes, you can enjoy starting up the computer and entering Windows. Here, we will also tell you a way just move, without reinstalling system.

Move Windows 10 to new hard disk means only migrating the exactly same OS to new hard disk without installing again and then Windows 10 can be used normally directly from the new disk. You need a tool that has a function named Migrate OS to SSD. In this tutorial, we recommend you to try the software called AOMEI Backupper, which is a Windows backup software and has system clone feature. System clone equals to migrate OS to SSD.

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The PC backup software AOMEI Backupper works mainly on backup & restore, but it also supports cloning partition, disk, system and integrated a series of other utilities to help you optimize the system. OK, it’s time to show how to transfer Windows 10 to new hard drive without reinstalling by AOMEI Backupper Professional. Download AOMEI Backupper from its website, install it on your computer and run, click Clone on the left side of the interface and then select System Clone in the right panel of the interface.


Then AOMEI Backupper Professional is able to detect system partition as source partition automatically. You should choose a partition on the new disk you want to upgrade to (eg. Disk 1) as destination partition. When it is OK, click Next button to continue.


In the pop-up window, read the note before clicking Yes to close.

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In next step, you can check “Align partition to optimize for SSD” option to optimize the performance SSD if your destination disk is SSD. “Sector by sector clone” option refers to clone all the sectors no matter it has been used or not, which will take more time. Now Click Start Clone to commit the task.


Wait the progress to achieve 100%, the task has finished. Then you can enjoy your Windows 10 in the new disk after entering BIOS to set boot up from the SSD, then system can boot up normally from it. By the way, if you want to move whole data on the present hard disk(including system) to a new one without reinstalling anything, you can try AOMEI Backupper’ disk clone feature. What’s more, since AOMEI Backupper supports dissimilar hardware restore, you can also try backup&restore to transfer the partition or disk. In a word, with this excellent software, there are many possibilities.

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