By Ailsa / Last Updated January 29, 2021

Paragon Migrate OS to SSD Not Working

Have you ever met the problem that Paragon migrate OS to SSD does not work? Many users asked the question on the Internet about Paragon migrate OS to SSD stuck, and they don’t know how this problem comes, so fixing it seems to be difficult for them. Thus, we are going to analyze the reasons and provide workable solutions.

1. Bad sectors/blocks or some service wrong setting in hard disk. Use the "CHKDSK" command to find the errors and fix them.

Chkdsk Check Error

2. Migrating OS to SSD between GPT and MBR disk. Migrate OS to SSD only allow the same layout between source disk and destination disk, such as migrate OS from MBR disk to MBR disk (the same for GPT).

3. Your target disk isn’t formatted. Select a formatted and empty SSD disk as destination.

4. The boot files and OS on different disk before migrating.

5. You have excluded system folders from the migration process. Don’t do that.

6. Paragon migrate OS to SSD feature only support Windows Operating System (not Linux-based).

7. VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service) cannot access to the volume directory, you may get the "Bad parameter or function" message implies the Paragon migrate OS to SSD failed. Run Command Prompt as administrator, type the " icacls/grant system:f " command to fix. Plus,is the path to the volume root directory, for example D:\.

Workaround to "Paragon Migrate OS to SSD not working”

There are many solutions as we mentioned above to solve Paragon migrate OS to SSD error. If they don’t help with your issue at all, it is recommended to switch to an alternative. The free partition manager named AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is a great choice. Its “Migrate OS to SSD Wizard” can effectively bypass Paragon migrate OS to SSD freeze problem.

By the way, Partition Assistant Standard (Freeware) provides OS migration from MBR disk to MBR SSD, if your system hard drive is a GPT disk, you have to upgrade to AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional (paid version), which can convert (boot) GPT disk to MBR disk without deleting any partitions, or migrate OS from GPT disk to GPT/MBR disk.

Step 1: Download best Paragon Migrate OS to SSD alternative-AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro and launch the program.

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Step 2: Select "Migrate OS to SSD" under the left "Wizards" column, in the next window choose "Next" to continue.

Migrate Os To Ssd

Step 3: A window pops up, select an unallocated space on the SSD disk (here is Disk 2) as the target, then hit "Next".

Select Disk Space

Tip: Before hit "Next", make sure the selected disk has an unallocated space, this is a prerequisite. If there is no unallocated space on SSD disk, you can resize the partition to generate one.

Step 4: Resize partition, specify the size and the location of the partition being created. Or just leave it alone, then hit "Next". Plus, Partition Assistant will calculate the size of system files and make the destination disk space can hold these files.

Resize Partition

Step 5: You will get a note how to boot from SSD or HDD, then press "Finish".


Step 6: Preview these operations on "Pending Operations" and the changes on Disk 2. Then click "Apply" to migrate OS to SSD.


After you migrating OS to SSD disk, you have to disconnect source disk to boot computer from the SSD disk, or exchange the connection socket of source disk and the SSD disk, then boot from the SSD disk.


Now, the Paragon migrate OS to SSD not working problem can be resolved.Besides, AOMEI Partition Assistant has more functions to manage your disk in Windows 10/8/7, like partition recovery, align partition, check partition, make bootable media, and allocate free space from one partition to another, etc. For Windows Server users, there is AOMEI Partition Assistant Server.