By Cherry / Last Updated July 17, 2019

Why you want to transfer OS to SSD?

Nowadays, with the development of technology, the SSD (solid state drive) is more and more popular in computer users because it has a better performance than traditional HDD--the more stable media, faster reading and writing speed, lower working noise, etc. And its price becomes much cheaper than before. With the acceptable price, users all want to use SSD to replace old HDD to get the better performance.

Some of users want to use the SSD to running operating system but to use the HDD to store other data, so that they can spend less money and get the faster running speed of their computer. However, they do not want to reinstalling OS and losing any data on the old hard drive. So, what they expect most is that how to transfer OS to SSD without losing everything on HDD?

How to transfer OS to SSD without losing everything on HDD?

Is there a way that you can migrate OS to SSD without losing data? Definitely yes! Here we highly recommend you a software AOMEI Partition Assistant, which can help you migrate OS to SSD without losing data on your old HDD. Before you do, you need to prepare an SSD that at least 32 GB and plug it into your computer, and make sure it can be detected by your computer. Then, you can follow the steps below:

Step1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant on your hard drive. You can see the basic environment of your hard drives on your computer.

Main Interface

Step2. To migrate OS to SSD, here you can use the function “Migrate OS to SSD”. Click it at the left pane.

Migrate OS to SSD

Step3. It will lead you to the wizard of migrating OS to SSD. ClickNext to move on.


Step4. Then, you should select a destination place to store the system files.

Destination Space

Step5. Next, you can resize system partition on the SSD.

Resize Partition

Step6. After resizing partition, it will move to the page that gives you a note for how to boot from the SSD after migration. After reading it, click Finish.

Boot from SSD

Step7.Do not forget to click Apply to submit all operations.


AOMEI Partition Assistant can solve the question how to transfer OS to SSD without losing everything on HDD. With the simple clicks, you can migrate OS to SSD, and all the data still on the old HDD. When you boot your computer, boot from the SSD as the Step 6 mentioned.

AOMEI Partition Assistant is also a remarkable hard drive manager. You can use it to resize/create/delete/format/wipe/split/merge partitions, or many other things.