How to Transfer Your OS From Your Old Drive to A New Drive?

September 20, 2016

Learn how to transfer your os from your old drive to a new drive easily without reinstalling here.

Easier to transfer your OS now

If you have been eyeing on how to transfer your OS from your old drive to a new drive but putting off the upgrade because you don’t want to experience a time-consuming reinstallation again, we’re here to help. With an easy-to-use disk/partition manager - AOMEI Partition Assistant, you’ll realize the migration handily. Even clone old hard drive to a smaller SSD.

AOMEI’s migration wizard can do well in:

  • Transferring OS to new hard drive no matter it’s SSD or HDD.

  • Automatically aligning partitions to optimize system performance during the migration.

  • Allowing you to boot OS on the target disk when operation is completed.

Transfer OS to a new drive via AOMEI

Now let’s see how to transfer OS to another hard drive with this powerful tool. Please pay attention: if you intend to transfer OS from MBR disk to GPT disk, make sure the motherboard supports EFI or UEFI boot.

Step 1: Connect the new drive to your computer. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant.

Step 2: Select “Migrate OS to SSD” wizard on the left side. Then just follow its instructions. Click “Next”.

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Step 3: Choose an unallocated space on SSD or HDD.

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Step 4: You can specify some information of the partition being created here such as drive letter, size, location, etc.

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Step 5: Please read the note carefully and there’s a link from which you will know how to boot computer from destination disk. After that, click “Finish”.

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Step 6: You may check pending operations again from the main interface. Click “Apply” for final execution.

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Note: Since this operation involves operating system, it will be accomplished under PreOS Mode. In addition, you need to enter BIOS and change the boot setting if the migration is between MBR&GPT disks.

Above all is the whole process of how to transfer your OS from your old drive to a new drive. While many other useful utilities are also available that can help you a lot like partition recovery, disk conversion and so on.