Copy Boot Drive to SSD in Windows without Reinstalling

Are you looking for a way to copy boot drive to SSD? Follow this guide to learn how to move Windows to SSD without reinstalling by using a powerful third-party utility.


By Dervish / Updated on May 12, 2023

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Why do we copy boot drive to SSD?

Replacing your old boot drive with a solid state drive (SSD) is the one of the best way to improve Windows PC's performance and the running speed. To achieve this, you can perform clean install Windows. But this will cost you more time and energy, won't it?

In order to avoid these cumbersome steps, you can try to copy the boot drive to SSD. This operation can move all the data related to the Windows system to the SSD without reinstalling. After the move is complete, you only need to replace the old HDD with SSD in the host, and then change the first boot sequence of the PC to SSD in the BIOS settings. Want to know how to do it? This article aims to show you how to copy the Windows boot drive to SSD with this powerful software.

Excellent software for moving Windows to SSD

To transfer boot partition or drive to SSD in easily and quickly way, we highly recommend using the utility named AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. Its built-in function Migrate OS to SSD can move the operating system to a new HDD/SSD without reinstalling, and the moved hard disk will not have any startup problems. You don’t have to worry about operating difficulties at all, because its operation is very simple and can be completed with just a few clicks of the mouse, even if you are an inexperienced beginner.

In addition, if you want to move data other than the operating system on the hard disk to the SSD, you can also clone disk to SSD.

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How to copy boot drive to SSD without reinstalling

In this part, I will show you how to move Windows to SSD.

Before staring, we have some works to do. If your SSD is brand new and unused, please initialize the hard drive first. Then, you need to prepare a SATA to USB cable to connect the target SSD to PC and make sure the PC can detect it. If your host supports the installation of multiple hard drives, you can also directly install the SSD into the computer.

Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. Click “Clone” on in the top toolbar, and choose “Migrate OS”.

Migrate OS to SSD

Step 2. Click “Next” in the pop-up window.

Select Space on SSD

Step 3. Resize the new boot drive on the SSD and click “Next”.

Resize Partition

Step 4. Here comes the note on how to boot computer from the destination disk. Read it carefully and click on “Finish”.


Step 5. Click “Apply” to commit the pending operation.


The process will not take long. When it finishes, you change boot order in BIOS and then boot your computer from the target SSD. By the way, you can wipe old hard drive as a data disk.


This is the whole process of coping boot drive to SSD in Windows 11, 10, 8, 7. If you need to upgrade the system disk to SSD, you might as well download the demo version to try it! Last but not least, if you are planning to copy Windows Server to SSD, you can try AOMEI Partition Assistant Server instead.

Dervish · Staff Editor
Dervish is an English editor of AOMEI Technology; He is delicated to offering users easy and effecitve solutions for issuses related to disks and partitoins. In his spare time, he enjoy wathcning films, playing footable, traveling and so on.