By AOMEI / Last Updated June 28, 2021

Why migrate Windows 7 to SSD?

"I bought an SSD to hold Windows 7 on my PC so that I can speed up the computer, while the only problem is that I have no idea how to migrate Windows 7 off my current HDD to the new SSD. Please note that I only have the OEM version where the OS can only be installed onto one computer."

The problem is from an internet user, it is a typical question on why migrate OS from HDD to SSD in Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10. By migrating, you can speed up the Windows computer so it would not cost you much time to start your system. By migrating, you may copy OS to new hard drive or onto any computer. Anyhow, your computer’s performance would be improved as well.

Software to migrate Windows 7 to SSD free

Commonly, there are two ways to transfer OS to SSD in Windows 7, one is using Windows tool, and the other is using third-party software. Some SSD drives like Samsung SSD bring its own data migration utility-Samsung Data Migration. If you have purchased this brand SSD, you can migrate Windows 7 to Samsung SSD using that tool. Here, I’d like to recommend a more versatile OS or data migration: AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard.

This software is able to help you move Windows 10, 8, 7 from HDD to SSD (most popular SSD brands are supported). Its built-in “Migrate OS to SSD” feature allows you to transfer system drive as well as its related partitions to the SSD drive without reinstalling. With a few clicks of the mouse, you will achieve the goal.

★Before proceeding:
Connect the SSD drive to your computer in a proper way and ensure it is detected by OS successfully.
Make sure there is enough unallocated space on the SSD drive to hold the Windows partition.
AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard only supports to transfer Windows 7 to SSD between MBR and MBR disks. To migrate the operating system between MBR and GPT disk, please upgrade to Professional edition.

Step 1: Connect the SSD to your computer and make sure it can be detected. Download, install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant.

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Step 2: Click “Migrate OS to SSD” and read the information.

Migrate OS to SSD

Step 3: Select the SSD as the destination disk. All partitions will be deleted if you check the option below. Back up important files beforehand.

Select Disk Space

Step 4: You can resize the partition on the destination disk before you move Windows 7 to SSD. Bear the "Note" that comes next in mind.

Resize Partition

Step 5: Click “Apply” and then "Proceed" to execute the operations. It will complete the task in Restart mode.

Apply

Besides, if you want to migrate all data on the Windows 7 hard drive to SSD free without reinstalling everything, you can use the“ Disk Clone Wizard”, which can clone an entire disk to another different one.

Summary

So, the AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is a great tool when you need to migrate Windows 7 to SSD for free. Its advanced Pro version also provides many fantastic functions: wipe a hard drive including OS completely, move App from one partition to another, align partition on SSD drive, etc. To use this software on a Windows Server computer, you can try the AOMEI Partition Assistant Server  Edition.