By Michael / Last Updated March 8, 2022

Why need to clone Windows 7 hard drive?

Many computer users may have encountered the problem of insufficient disk space. Luckily, the built-in disk management in Windows 7 64bit can extend the partition. But if the hard drive's space is used up, what should you do? Needless to say, almost every user will buy a new larger one to replace the old and small one. Then, another problem comes up. How to easily and safely transfer everything to the new hard drive, especially the system drive?

Solution to Windows 7 64 bit hard drive clone

The best method to finish the task is Windows 7 hard drive clone. Is it the same as copy and paste? No, not so simple! For several small files, it may be workable, while for system hard drive, it could cause system crashes after the disk clone. Thus, you need to find a better way to ensure the system run normally.

The snap-in disk management doesn't have the function to clone hard drive on Windows 7 64 bit system. Thus, you need to find a third-party professional partition magic. Due to there’sa lot of software in the market, it is hard to make a decision. Compared with others, why don't you use the powerful AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard?

What to prepare before a disk clone?

Something must be done beforehand in order that you can run disk clone successfully later.

1. If the destination hard drive is new, please initialize it first; if it contains any data, remember to make a backup as during the clone, all data will be overwritten.

2. Connect the SSD or HDD to your PC first and ensure it is detectable.

3. Make sure there’s sufficient storage space on the destination hard drive to hold all the data from the source disk.

How to clone a hard drive Windows 7 64 bit?

AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is the very software to help you out. It is widely used among computer users, and most people speak highly of it. It is stable and its simple interface will give you much convenience. Just follow the easy guide andall your tasks will be a piece of cake.

Meanwhile, it supports Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10/11, both 32bit, and 64bit. What's more, with this disk partition manager, you can also resize/move/split/merge partitions, extend your system partition directly without rebooting system, etc.

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Step 1. Install and run the tool on your Windows 7 64 bit comptuer. Go to "All Tools" > "Disk Clone Wizard".

Tools

Step 2. Select “Clone Disk Quickly” or "Sector-by-Sector Clone" and then click ”Next”.

Copy Methods

▸Clone Disk Quickly: allows you to only copy the used space on the disk.
▸Sector-by-Sector Clone: allows you to copy all the sectors of the disk whether they are in use or not.

Step 3. Choose the Windows 7 hard drive as the resource disk (e.g. Disk1, the boot hard drive) and then click ”Next”.

Source Disk

Step 4. Select the destination disk (Disk 2) and click "Next". If you clone hard drive to SSD, tick the option “Optimize the performance of SSD” to improve its read and write speeds.

Target One

Step 5. If you selected the “Clone Disk Quickly”, here you can resize partition on the target disk. Then click "Next".

Edit

Step 6. Read the subsequent boot note if necessary. Then click "Finish".

Note

Step 7. Click "Apply" and "Proceed" to commit the pending operation.

Apply

Notices: 

▪To clone system disk, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard supports MBR to MBR; for MBR to GPT or GPT to MBR/GPT, you can use AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional.
▪ You can also use the tool to adjust partition size, change drive letter and so on. 

Conclusion

How to clone hard drives on Windows 7 64 bit? As Windows 7 doesn’t provide any built-in tool for it, here, a powerful and all-in-one third-party disk cloner - AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard - is provided to help get it done. More than disk clone, many other features are also available such as SSD 4K alignment, App mover, and schedule defrag after upgrading the software to the professional edition.