How to Clone Partition in Windows 7 Safely and Easily

Are you looking for a reliable way to clone partition in Windows 7? You can find a free partition cloner from this post.


By Bryce / Updated on May 12, 2023

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Is it possible to clone partition in Windows 7?



I have bought my computer five years ago, and it used to works well. Now, the computer’s boot and operating speed are not satisfying. Thus, I want to purchase an Intel SSD to replace the original HDD in my computer to improve its performance. But, I want to keep the partition where my favorite games are installed. So, I'm wondering can I clone partition in Windows 7 to SSD?"


Free & overall cloning software for Windows 7/8/10/11

It is a wise decision to upgrade HDD to SSD to improve your PC's performance when it is slow to boot. However, there is no built-in tool to clone partition in Windows 7.  Don't worry, here I recommend you to try AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard.  It's a free partition cloner in Windows 7, 8, 10, 11 and has the following highlights:

Safe and reliable: The software is supported by a strong technical team, ensuring you clone partition without data loss.
Easy-to-handle:  It has an intuitive GUI, allowing users to operate it very easily.
Comprehensive: It can not only clone one partition to SSD but also clone the entire HDD to SSD, or migrate OS to SSD without boot failure. 

PS.: Cloning software for Windows 7 free download.

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Steps on clone partition in Windows 7/8/10/11

Before cloning partition in Windows 7/8/10/11, you need to know the following things:

✎ Connect SSD to your computer and if it is a laptop, a SATA to USB cable may be demanded.
If the SSD is unused before, please initialize SSD at first.

Step 1. To clone partition in Windows 7 to SSD, install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional at first. Right-click the partition and choose "Clone Partition".

Clone Partition Windows 7

Step 2. Select partition copy way in the following pop-up window, and click “Next”.

Select Partition Clone Method

“Clone Partition Quickly” only clone the used space of the partition to the destination space and the whole process is faster. It allows users to resize and move the partition during the cloning process. The space of destination one has to equal or larger than the used space of the source partition.
“Sector-by-Sector Clone” will copy every sector of the partition to the destination space. But it costs more time to implement the task and prohibit you to resize partition; the space of target one shall be equal to or large than the source partition.

Step 3. Select the destination space to which that you want to copy and click “Next”.

Select Source Partition

PS: If you want to copy a partition to an SSD, tick the box before “Optimize the performance of SSD” to optimize SSD. Therefore, you can gain a better user experience.

Step 4. In the following Windows, you can resize and move partition by dragging and change drive letter. Then, click “Next”.

Resize Partition

If the partition contains OS system, you’ll receive the message that highly recommends you use the “Migrate OS to SSD” function to reach the goal of the copying system partition to the target one. Clicking “Yes” is the best choice for you.

Step 5. Click “Apply” to carry out the pending operation.

Apply Proceed

How to clone system drive and boot from it successfully

I just showed you how to clone a partition in Windows 7. If you plan to clone the system disk, I do not recommend you to do this, because cloning partitions one by one is very time-consuming. I recommend you to use the Disk Clone feature of the Professional Edition of this tool, which supports cloning the entire system drive to a new location without reinstallation.

On the main interface of AOMEI Partition Assistant, right-click the target disk in the main windows, and select “Clone Disk”, then follow the instructions to complete the clone.

Disk clone

How to boot from cloned system drive

After you clone the system drive in Windows 7, you can check out how to boot from the new drive when you keep two hard drives simultaneously. 

Step 1. To start your PC, press the function key during the initial startup to enter BIOS settings. 

Step 2. In the Boot option, click change boot order and choose the new SSD as the boot drive.

Step 3. Then, save all the changes and restart the computer.


All in all, you can easily clone partition in Windows 11/10/8/7 with AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. For cloning system drive, Standard version support to clone from MBR to MBR data disk clone. If you need to clone system drive from MBR to MBR/GPT, GPT to MBR, GPT to GPT, please upgrade to Professional Version.

Bryce · Staff Editor
Bryce is an editor of AOMEI Technology, he covers backup & restore, hard disk & partitions management, cloud files transfer, website & database backup and so on for AOMEI. He enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. He loves traveling, Sleeping, reserching and so on. He enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. He loves traveling, Sleeping, reserching and so on. He would like to spend all time on reaserching computer problems. He is a very cute boy.