Quickly Clone Partition to SSD or HDD in Windows 7/8/10

March 1, 2018

It is common to clone partition in Windows 7 for computer users. Good cloning software-AOMEI Partition Assistant is rather helpful in copying partition for Windows 7/8/10, Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Scenario

“I have bought my computer five years ago and it used to works well. Now, the computer’s boot and operating speed is not satisfying. Thus, I want to purchase an Intel SSD to replace the original HDD in my computer to improve it’s performance. I have no will to keep all the data and files on the original hard drive; what I want to keep is only the partition that my favorite computer game is installed on. Therefore, I just need to clone the partition that I want to keep to SSD. Is it possible to clone only the partition to SSD in Windows 7? If the answer is “yes”, how should I reach my goal?”

How to clone partition to SSD in Windows 7?

It is a wise decision to upgrade HDD to SSD to get better computer performance. However, Windows 7 has no built-in tool to clone partition to SSD. Thus, computer users have to find out third party partition cloning software to clone partition windows 7.

Choose good partition cloning software

As the data and system on the partition that you want to keep is very important, it is rather necessary to choose good clone software, which should be in accordance with the following standards: 

Safe and reliable: As good partition copy software, safety and reliability are the most essential. If the software always fails to complete the supposed task, I can find no reason to choose it. 

Easy-to-handle: There is no doubt that great partition cloning software shall be easy to handle for computer users. If you can’t operate the tool, it is useless even if it is with various and excellent functions.

Comprehensive: Comprehensive software will cover many aspects and offer better experience to computer users.

It is not easy to find partition cloning software that is able to totally meet all standards listed above. to totally meet all the above standards. Fortunately, AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is the right one. 

Detailed tutorial on copying partition in Windows 7

In advanceIn advance of cloning partition to SSD via AOMEI Partition Assistant, you need to know the following things:

  • Connect SSD to your computer and if it is a laptop, a SATA to USB cable may be demanded.

  • Only the unallocated space can be chosen as target location. If there is no unallocated space on the disk, you could delete or wipe out unused partitions or resize partition to get unallocated space.

To copy partition in Windows 7 to SSD, you have to launch AOMEI Partition Assistant at first.

PS:AOMEI Partition Assistant allows you to clone partition to HDD as well. 

Step 1: Click “Partition Copy Wizard”, select partition copy way in following pop-up window and click “Next”.

Clone Partition Windows 7

Notice:

  • “Copy Partition Quickly”only clone the used space of the partition to the destination space and the whole process is faster. It allows users to resize and move partition during cloning process. The space of destination one have to equal ore large than the used space of the source partition.

  • “Sector-by-Sector Copy”will copy every sector of the partition to the destination space. But it costs more time to implement the task and prohibit you to resize partition; the space of target one shall be equal or large than the source partition.

Step 2: Select source partition that you want to copy and click “Next”.

Choose Partition

Step 3: Select target space and click “Next”.

Select Target Space

PS: If you want to copy a partition to a SSD, tick the box before “Optimize the performance of SSD” to optimize SSD. Therefore, you can gain better user experience.

Step 4: In the following Windows, you can resize and move partition through dragging and change drive letter. Then, click “Next”.

Adjust Partition Size

Notice: If the partition contains system, you’ll receive the message that highly recommends you use the “Migrate OS to SSD” function to reach goal of copying system partition to the target one. Clicking “Yes” is the best choice for you.

Move OS to SSD

Step 5: Click “Apply” to carry out the pending operation.

Apply

Note: Reboot is needed if the partition that you need to clone contains system,AOMEI Partition Assistant install directory and page files or there are some programs running on.

Conclusion

It is obvious that AOMEI Partition Assistant is able to help you to clone partition in Windows 7 effortlessly and securely. As partition cloning software especially designed for Windows system, it allows you to clone partition in Windows 10/8.1/8, XP and Vista as well. In fact, apart from “Partition Copy” and “Migrate OS to SSD”, AOMEI partition Assistant is featured with many other powerful functions. For example, it can resize, move and delete partition; it can make conversion between MBR and GPT without data loss. All in all, AOMEI Partition Assistant is a comprehensive and useful tool that can help you to manage disk without efforts.