What’s the free alternative to Paragon Migrate OS to SSD?
AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is the free alternative to Paragon Migrate OS to SSD. Like Paragon Migrate OS to SSD, AOMEI Partition Assistant supports to migrate OS to SSD without re-installing Windows 7/8/10 and applications.
However, unlike Paragon Migrate OS to SSD offering a chance of missing some files because it only transfers partitions that contain the chosen Windows OS and system boot critical files, AOMEI Partition Assistant guarantees the success of migrating OS to SSD with the “Migrate OS to SSD” feature which ensures that every file needed for Windows are there and will be transferred to SSD.
How to migrate OS to SSD in Windows 7/8/10?
AOMEI Partition Assistant, the Paragon Migrate OS to SSD alternative, supports all Windows editions including Windows 7/8/8.1/10/XP/Vista of both 32bit and 64bit. Except to migrate OS to SSD, you can Copy Disk to reach the same goal since OS is contained on disk.
In addition, AOMEI Partition Assistant allows you to clone a bigger disk to a smaller one by choosing to clone only used space. Anyway, we’ll show you how to migrate OS to SSD with the Paragon Migrate OS to SSD alternative - AOMEI Partition Assistant.
Step 1: Download, install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. Select “Migrate OS to SSD” under the Wizard column. In the pop-up window, click "Next" to continue.
Step 2: Choose unallocated space on your SSD (here is disk2) as the destination space and click “Next”. Then it will create a partition for the copy of operating system.
Step 3:You can adjust the size of the partition in SSD by dragging the slider leftwards or rightwards, and then click “Next”. (System partition is created as primary partition by default.)
Step 4: After setting up all the information, click "Next" to read the note about "Boot Operating System".
Step 5: Click "Finish" back to the main interface where you can preview changes. To save the changes, click "Apply" and then "Proceed" button to commit the "Pending Operations".
Step 6: Replace the hard drive with cloned SSD or change boot order in BIOS to boot from the SSD.
This operation involves the system partition, so the operation will be completed under the PreOS Mode.
AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard only supports migrating OS from MBR disk to MBR SSD or HDD. If you migrate OS between MBR and GPT disks, please upgrade it to Pro edition, and enter BIOS to change boot setting when OS migration is completed. ( If you would like to migrate OS from MBR disk to GPT disk, make sure your motherboard supports EFI or UEFI boot.)
As you see, the free alternative to Paragon Migrate OS to SSD, AOMEI Partition Assistant, is convenient for you to migrate OS to SSD and professional to guarantee the success of the job.