By Teresa / Last Updated July 16, 2019

Transferring OS to solid state drive and setup SSD for OS only can improve the overall performance of our system as well as reduce the boot-up time significantly. However, since operating system is that vital, transferring OS to SSD needs to be extra careful. You can install Windows in SSD directly if you just purchased one new computer. On the contrary, if your OS has been installed on HDD for some time, you can safely transfer Windows OS to SSD on laptop in Windows 10/8/7 with the help of AOMEI Partition Assistant.

Freeware AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard provides us a solution for Windows 7/8/10 OS migration. This tutorial will take Windows 7 for example.

1. Download and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. In the main interface, click on Migrate OS to SSD.

Migrate OS to SSD

2. We’ll be asked to select an unallocated space for system partition. In the picture below, we select Disk 3 which is also the destination SSD.

Select target disk

3. We can specify the size of system partition on SSD. Also, the drive letter of the system partition on SSD can be selected too. Click Next to proceed.

Resize Partition

4. To make OS bootable from the destination SSD, shutting down the computer after migration is strongly recommended. Click Finish to go back to the main window.


5. Click on Apply button from the toolbar.


6. The migration will be running under AOMEI Partition PreOS mode. ClickYes and click Proceedto start the migration.


The process of transferring OS to SSD is visible and easy to handle with professionalSSD migration tool AOMEI Partition Assistant. It provides 4K alignment for OS to SSD while migrating. You can free up SSD space in later use if it getting slower and slower. Many other helpful features are embedded in Partition Assistant, feel free to download and experience them.