After a long time, the hard drive is easy to wear out, leading to disk damage. As to system disk, Windows 10 is likely to boot incorrectly. Besides, the installed software, some caches, temporary files and other data will occupy much disk space, which can make your PC run slowly. When facing one of these two situations, to transfer Windows 10 to new hard drive to replace the damaged, old or small hard disk can be a good choice for the better computer performance.
How can you do Windows 10 system migration? Actually, it is not an easy job. However, if you have a piece of professional PC cloning software, the OS can be transferred to an SSD/HD with ease. Here, two Windows 10 transfer tools are available.
As a professional partition manager, it is used to resize partition size, recover lost partition, rebuild MBR, clone disk, migrate OS to SSD/HD and more with its so many features. For an OS migration, just get MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition to have a try.
Step 1: After launching this cloning software, you can see “Migrate OS to SSD/HD” in the toolbar. Just click it.
Step 2: Then, there are two options for your choice: copy all partitions on the system disk or only copy the system required partitions to a new disk. Here we choose A as an example.
Step 3: Next, please choose your new hard drive as the destination disk to save the system copy.
Step 4: Check one copy option from the following figure.
1. If you want to transfer Windows 0 to SSD, please check “Align partition to 1MB”.
2. If you want to use a GPT disk as the destination disk, only MiniTool Partition Wizard Professional Edition or an advance edition supports this.
Step 5: Then, MiniTool Partition Wizard will tell you how to boot your computer from the new hard drive. Just do as it says.
Step 6: Click “Apply” finally.
In addition, MiniTool Solution Ltd. also has another hard drive cloning software – MiniTool ShadowMaker. Its “Clone Disk” feature brings you much convenience to transfer Windows 10 to new hard drive. Just download this free Windows10 transfer tool on your computer.
Step 1: Go to “Tools” page, and then choose “Clone Disk” which can help you to clone the entire system disk to a new hard drive.
Step 2: Then, select the system disk as the source drive and a new hard drive to store disk copy.
Step 3: Then, MiniTool ShadowMaker will perform the copy operation.
In this post, we show you how to move /transfer Windows 10 to new hard drive for free. With MiniTool programs, it is quite easy and effective to finish OS migration or disk clone. Just get one tool to have a try.
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