How to Migrate OS to SSD Kingston without Reinstalling?
You can migrate OS to SSD Kingston without reinstalling system and data loss in Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, Vista within simple steps.
There are many memory products manufacturers around the world, and Kingston is a member of this team. In a nutshell, Kingston has released many high performance memory storages till now, and the solid-state drives might be the product that they can be proud of. Based on different user groups, Kingston SSD has been divided into three categories, for Consumer, for Business and for Enterprise. Among these SSDs, SSDNow V300 240GB, UV400 120GB, Hyperx Savage 240GB, KC400 512GB and E50 480GB probably are more familiar to most users.
Usually, SSDs, as new technology product, have better performance comparing to traditional hard drive. This also accounts for why SSD is more expensive. A SSD makes your computer run faster, short boot time and application load time due to no moving parts. Also, a SSD is more resistant to physical shock than a HDD, and it is more reliable and lighter.
When it comes to why you want to do something, answer varies from one user to the other. Generally speaking, following reasons take up the top 3 on the list.
Migrate OS to SSD to gain better performance. As covered before, SSD makes every piece of your computer runs faster. Kingston SSD like SSDNow V300 is suitable for both personal use and business use. It provides 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacity versions. What worth to mention is that it is ten times faster than a 7200RPM hard drive.
Current hard drive is functional yet it cannot afford operating systems and installed programs any more. When boot the PC or start an application, you hear more than friction sound.
Migrate OS to SSD from HDD while keeping files on HDD to gain more disk space. After using a period of time, your computer, with no exception, will produce many file garbage. Also, the downloaded software, created files and stored videos are the main contents that occupying your hard drive. Thus, adding a SSD and use it for OS only and make current functional hard drive as storage is not a bad choice.
Save steps to reinstall Windows. If migrate OS with Kingston SSD OS transfer
software, a user saves time and effort to reinstall system and programs.
Likewise, all personal system configurations and files will be saved as well.
That is, move OS to new drive without data loss.
If replace the entire hard drive with Kingston SSD, you can clone the entire hard drive with Kingston SSD migration software. However, to move Windows OS only, you can turn to reliable and powerful AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. The “Migrate OS to SSD” feature in this software will help you move system files, installed programs, boot manager code, personal configuration data as well as required hidden partitions to target Kingston SSD to ensure success boot after cloning.
AOMEI Partition Assistant has a graphical user-friendly interface and steps are easy to follow. You can migrate Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, Vista OS to destination Kingston SSD like SSD V300, even from large hard drive to smaller SSD. Let’s take a closer look at how to migrate.
Step1. Connect Kingston SSD to your PC and be sure it can be recognized by Windows. Install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant on your PC. At the main interface, click Migrate OS to SSD in the Wizards pane.
Step2. Glance over the introduction and select Kingston SSD as the destination path.
Note: It is suggested to select unallocated space as the destination path. If you have created partitions on Kingston SSD, please tick “I want to delete all partitions on this disk 2 to migrate system to the disk”. You can backup partition before migrating if any important file exists.
Step3. Do some personal settings here. You may want to enlarge system partition.
Step4. Bear this Note in mind. You may need it after migrating. Then click Finish.
Step5. What you’re seeing here is the virtual result of above operations. Click Apply to make it real.
Step6. Shut down your PC after migrating. Change boot priority in BIOS and boot again. In fact, it is advised to remove old hard drive to do the test.
It is a wise move to delete previous system drive on disk 1 and gain more storage for files. To delete C drive, you can create a bootable USB drive with “Make Bootable Media” function in AOMEI Partition Assistant. Boot your PC with the bootable USB drive and format C drive at Windows PE mode.
Migrate OS to SSD, to Kingston SSD in this article, can be completed in a few steps. Actually, this OS migrating software can help you solve more practical issues. For instance, you can change file system without formatting partition or extend C drive into non-adjacent space to resize system drive. If you’re Windows 8 or Windows 10 user, it is possible to create Windows to go USB even if it is not Enterprise version.