How to Perform Data Migration in Windows 10/8/7?

April 24, 2019

Whether you want to migrate data from hard drive to SSD or HDD in Windows 10/8/7, a powerful and reliable data migration tool – AOMEI Partition Assistant can be rather helpful.

Need to migrate data from hard drive to SSD

“I come here for help! After buying a SSD, I’m about to replace my existing Windows 10 hard drive with it. There are a lot of files on my current hard drive and transferring data by copying and pasting is too time-wasting. So, how can I transfer all data from hard drive to SSD effortlessly? ”

Why not turn to a data migration tool for Windows 10?

Copy and Paste is a useful way to transferring single or few files and folder. But if you apply this way to migrate operating system or big programs, you can waste lot of time in installing everything from scratch, which is painful and bothering. So, why not employ a dependable data migration tool to move data from hard drive to SSD in Windows 10?

Here AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is highly recommended due to its great compatibility with Windows systems and different options for data migration. It can work with Windows 10/8.1/8, XP and Vista; it is featured with Disk Copy Wizard, Migrate OS to SSD Wizard and Partition Copy Wizard, allowing you to clone all data including operating system on the disk, copy all content on OS partition & system related partition, and clone all data saved on the specific partition that you select to copy. You can choose one based on your own demand.

Complete data migration in Windows 10/8/7 easily

Here will introduce how to transfer all data from one disk to another in Windows 10 using AOMEI Partition Assistant. First of all, connect the destination disk to your Windows based computer and make it can be detected; then, install and run AOMEI Partition Professional. Now, you can refer to the following tutorial.

Step 1. In the main window, click All Tools> Disk Copy Wizard.

Clone System Disk

Step 2. In the main interface, select one between two options.

Clone System Disk Quickly

Copy Disk Quickly is recommended as it takes less time and it allows you to clone to smaller disk as well. If you need to copy all sectors including unused sectors, Sector-by-Sector Copy should be your choice.

Step 3. In this window, you need to choose the source disk (Disk 1 is selected here).

Select Souce Disk Clone System Disk Full

Step 4. Choose your destination disk and click Yes after confirming all data on this selected destination will be wiped out.

Select Target Disk Clone System Disk Quickly

PS.: Tick "Optimize the performance of SSD" if the selected destination disk is a SSD.

Step 5. On this page, you can adjust partition size on the destination disk or leave it alone.

Clone System Disk without Resizing

Step 6. Click Apply and Proceed to commit operation.

Apply Proceed Clone System Disk


  • All partitions on destination disk will be erased, thus it is advised to backup necessary files on it before operation.

  • This process will be executed under PreOS Mode as it involves operating system.

  • To boot successfully from cloned system,, you need to change boot mode after you clone GPT system disk to MBR or MBR system disk to GPT disk.


With such great and powerful data migration software, AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, you can perform data migration in Windows 10/8/7 easily and effectively. If you want to clone hard drive or partition in Windows Server operating system, please employ AOMEI Partition Assistant Server.