Windows 7 Clone Small SSD to Larger SSD without Reinstalling

September 18, 2016

Windows 7 clone SSD to larger SSD will improve the performance of your computer. AOMEI Partition Assistant helps you upgrade SSD to a larger one without reinstalling Windows.

Upgrade small SSD to a larger one

Many computer users used the SSD (solid state drive) to instead of traditional HDD (hard disk drive) because of SSD’s better performance. Some if people use a small SSD to install their operating system only, but after a period, you may notice that the small SSD is not as large enough because of the increasing of programs and applications, and you will find that it is running out of space. Thus, more and more users are planning to upgrade their small SSD to larger SSD. Well, clone small SSD to larger SSD should be the best way to keep all data on the larger SSD after cloning.   

Cloning software for Windows 7/8/10

Windows 7 clone SSD to larger SSD can be easy if you use the cloning software AOMEI Partition Assistant. AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is designed for Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10, and it supports you clone small SSD to larger SSD with a few simple steps. You can clone the entire SSD to the larger one with its “Disk Copy Wizard” , or move OS from one SSD to another only with its “Migrate OS to SSD” wizard. After cloning, you can boot from the larger SSD, and the cloned SSD will remain bootable like the original one. What’s more, you can edit the partition size on the larger SSD before executing the task, and you can use it to align partition so that the SSD could be optimized for the best performance. Last but not least, AOMEI Partition Assistant can run in the background, which means that Windows 7 clone SSD to larger SSD can run without interrupting your working.

Steps for Windows 7 clone SSD to larger SSD

To clone small SSD to larger SSD in Windows 7/8/10 is to make an exactly copy from small SSD to larger SSD in Windows 7/8/10. How to copy small SSD to larger SSD? With AOMEI Partition Assistant, it should be an easy work if you do as following steps. Before you do, here you need to prepare for it:

● Prepare a larger SSD, plug it into your computer and make sure it can be detected by your computer.

● If there are some important files on the SSD, backup files on SSD because the progress will overwrite on the hard drive, and the data on the SSD will be damaged.   

Step1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. It will display you its main interface. To clone small SSD to larger SSD, you can right click the disk you want to copy, and select “Copy Disk”, or click “Disk Copy Wizard” on the left pane.  

Copy Disk

Step2. Then, it will move to the disk copy wizard. Here we highly recommend you to select “Copy Disk Quickly”. But if you want to copy every byte from the small SSD to larger one, you can choose “Sector-by-Sector Copy”. Click Next.   

Disk Copy Wizard

Step3. Then, you should select the destination disk. After select the larger SSD as the destination disk, you should tick the box before “Optimize the performance of SSD”.

Destination Disk

Step4. Then, you can edit the partition size on the SSD. There are three copy options for you to edit the disk. After that, clickNextto move on.

Edit Disk

Step5. It will give you a note for how to boot from the destination disk. Read it and click Finish.


Step6. You will back to the main interface. Do not forget to click Apply to submit the operations.


This is all steps about Windows 7 clone SSD to larger SSD, and it is also suitable for Windows 10/8/8.1/Vista/XP. If you do not satisfy the partitions on the new SSD, you can use AOMEI Partition Assistant to edit disk. AOMEI Partition Assistant is also a remarkable partition manager. It provides you resize partition, create partition, split partition, merge partitions and so on. It is worth to own with those powerful features.