By Dervish / Last Updated June 7, 2022

Why need to free alternative to Paragon migrate OS to SSD?

As we all know, when we use PARAGON Hard Disk Manager, we will encounter some errors that make Paragon migrate OS to SSD not working. In response to this situation, we can only use it normally after a series of methods to solve the problem, which consumes our time and energy.

In addition to this, Paragon also has some limitations, such as users need to pay for all features and to install and run the product, Windows needs to install the Visual Studio C++ 2010 runtime library. For a variety of reasons, we are eager to find a tool that can replace it.

The excellent free alternative to Paragon Migrate OS to SSD

Now, I highly recommend you to AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. This is an excellent Paragon migrate OS to SSD alternative, like Paragon Migrate OS to SSD, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard supports to migrate OS to SSD without reinstalling OS.

However, unlike PARAGON Hard Disk Manager clone SSD. This partition magic only transfers partitions that contain the chosen Windows OS and system boot critical files, it guarantees the success of migrating OS to SSD with the “Migrate OS to SSD” feature which ensures that every file needed for Windows will be transferred to SSD and boot from it without any issues.

Step-by-step: How to migrate OS with free alternative to Paragon migrate OS to SSD

AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard supports all Windows editions including Windows /XP/Vista/7/8/10/11 of both 32bit and 64bit. In addition to migrate OS to SSD feature, you can Copy Disk to reach the same goal since OS is contained on disk.

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Please download the freeware to see how this free alternative to Paragon migrate OS to SSD works.

Migrate OS to SSD feature has Hot Clone tech, which allows you to migrate the system while Windows is running without rebooting.
Standard version 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 version, 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.)
Please connect the prepared SSD to your desktop or laptop and make sure it can be detected.

Step 1. 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.

Migrate OS to SSD

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.

Select Disk Space

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.)

Resize Partition

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 a cloned SSD or change boot order in BIOS to boot from the SSD.

Change Boot Order

As you can see, the free alternative to Paragon Migrate OS to SSD is convenient for you to migrate OS to SSD and professional to guarantee the success of the job. More important, AOMEI Partition Assistant has more practical features waiting for you to unlock.