How to Migrate OS to Crucial SSD Without Reinstalling?

Migrating Windows 10, 8, 7 system to your Crucial SSD can spare you from reinstalling Windows operating system. Refer to this article, it will guide you the easiest way to transfer OS to Crucial SSD with a powerful Crucial SSD migration software.


By Michael / Updated on May 12, 2023

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When need to migrate OS to Crucial SSD?

Crucial SSDs are reliable and famous storage device for great performance and swift write/read running speed. Lots of users will upgrade their internal hard drive to Crucial SSD to improve their PC running speed or gaming experience.

However, by the time installing Crucial SSD on their PCs, they found copying and pasting everything and reinstalling system and software, games would be time-consuming operations. Besides, Crucial SSDs don’t provide a migration software. Is there any tool that migrates OS to Crucial SSD easily and quickly?

Download crucial SSD migration software

AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is powerful Crucial SSD migration software. It is able to transfer Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, Vista operating system as well as all system-related files to another SSD, HDD and ensure it bootable after migration. It is one of the best migration software and has gained great reputation because of the following advantages:

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✌ Ease-to-use interface: With the intuive interface, users can easily follow the prompts to complete the transfer process.
✌ Supports cloning larger disk to smaller SSD: Upgrading drive Crucial SSD for better performance, sometimes, means you have to compromise on storage space. Fortunately, even though your Crucial SSD is smaller than the old disk, AOMEI Partition Assistant can complete the cloning process.
✌ Clone entire hard disk to Crucial SSD: If you want to keep windows operating system and all data after installing Crucial SSD. AOMEI Partition Assistant is also featured with “Clone Disk Wizard” that migrate entire data from the original disk to the destination drive.
Boot from the destination disk: This software supports move system to USB, SSD, HDD, and other storage device. And after the process, your PC can be sucessfully booted from the destination disk.

How to migrate Windows system to Crucial SSD Without reinstalling?

First of all, connect the Crucial SSD with your computer or laptop via SATA-to-USB cable. Then follow the steps below.

Step 1. Install and open AOMEI Partition Assistant. Click “Migrate OS” on the Clone column.


Step 2. Choose unallocated space on the Crucial SSD, and click “Next”. If the drive doesn’t contain unallocated space, you may need to click “I want to delete all partitions on this disk to migrate system to the disk”.


Step 3. This window allows you to adjust the partition size on the destination Crucial solid-state drive”.


Step 4. Back to the main interface, you can preview the operation. Then click “Apply” to start to commit it.


When the process is complete, shutdown your PC, and place the Crucial SSD on the disk bay. Then we suggest you to align the Crucial SSD after cloning with AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional to further improve the SSD performance. 

In addition, if you want to sell or abandon the old hard drive, you can wipe the old hard drive completely to protect your personal files.


And if you want keep both SSD and old drive on your computer, you may need to enter BIOS to set the Crucial SSD as boot device

● Change boot order in BIOS

1. Restart your PC, and tap the BIOS key when the logo shows to enter BIOS setup.

2. Go “Boot” tab, and choose “change boot order”. Then move the Crucial drive to the top of the listed drive.


This is all about how to migrate OS to Crucial SSD in Windows 10, 8, 7 with AOMEI Partition Assistant. In addition, it also supports transferring data to USB, SD card, and other storage devices. And AOMEI Partition Assistant is also a disk management tool. After you copy OS, AOMEI Assistant helps you to create, resize partitions, and change partition table, file system, and so on.

Besides, If you want to migrate Windows Server or manage hard disk on Servers, there is AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Version that would help you a lot.

Michael · Staff Editor
Michael is a professinal editor of AOMEI editor team.