Move OS From A Hard Drive to An SSD Without Data Loss

September 20, 2016

Use AOMEI Partition Assistant to move OS from a hard drive to an SSD without reinstalling and data loss.

SSD makes your computer faster

One of the best ways to make your computer run faster is installing an SSD since it has some advantages over the traditional hard disk drive such as less power usage, faster data access, higher reliability and so on. But many people have no idea of how to move OS from a hard drive to an SSD. Then, following parts will give you one quite easy solution.


Preparation before migration:

  • To migrate OS from HDD to SSD, of course, the current hard drive and the SSD.

  • Ensure you understand any information regarding your warranty. Any unauthorized work on your system may void the warranty of system manufacturers.

  • Review the safety instructions inside of your system product manuals before transferring OS to SSD.

  • Check your BIOS settings and update them as needed for SSD compatibility.

  • You’d better to clean up the drive for additional space.

  • A third-party migration tool -- AOMEI Partition Assistant.

The reason why AOMEI Partition Assistant is recommended to move OS from a hard drive to an SSD here is that it’s a powerful partition/disk manager equipped with OS migration wizard. With its help, you can handily resize partition, convert disk, etc as well as clone old hard drive to a smaller SSD. Both 32bit&64bit of Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP and Vista are supported.

Move OS via AOMEI Partition Assistant

Step 1: Connect SSD to your computer. Launch Partition Assistant.

Step 2: Select “Migrate OS to SSD” wizard on the left to copy OS to SSD.


Step 3: Just follow the wizard. Click “Next”.

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Step 4: Choose an unallocated space on SSD. If not, other data will be deleted.

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Step 5: It allows you to specify the partition size in this step. Anyway, it’s also possible to change size in the main interface at any time.

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Step 6: Please read the note carefully then click “Finish”.


Step 7: Not end, click “Apply” for final execution. After mission complete, physically swap the current drive with the SSD.


That’s the whole process! By this token, it should be not that complicated for you to move OS from a hard drive to an SSD anymore. By the way, as many other software do not support GPT disk, if you want to migrate OS from GPT disk to SSD, AOMEI Partition Assistant does the trick!