Quickly Clone Partition to SSD or HDD in Windows 7/8/10
You can clone partition in Windows 7/8/10 effectively and securely under the help of third party partition cloning software – AOMEI Partition Assistant.
“I have bought my computer five years ago and it used to works well. Now, the computer’s boot and operating speed is not satisfying. Thus, I want to purchase an Intel SSD to replace the original HDD in my computer to improve its performance. I have no will to keep all the data and files on the original hard drive; what I want to keep is only the partition that my favorite computer game is installed on.
Therefore, I just need to clone the partition that I want to keep to SSD. Is it possible to clone only the partition to SSD in Windows 7? If the answer is “yes”, how should I reach my goal?”
It is a wise decision to upgrade HDD to SSD to get better computer performance. However, Windows 7 has no built-in tool to clone partition to SSD. Thus, computer users have to find out third party partition cloning software to clone partition windows 7.
As the data and system on the partition that you want to keep is very important, it is rather necessary to choose good clone software, which should be in accordance with the following standards:
It is not easy to find partition cloning software that is able to totally meet all standards listed above. Fortunately, AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is the right one.
In advance of cloning partition to SSD via AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, 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.
Only the unallocated space can be chosen as the target location. If there is no unallocated space on the disk, you could delete or wipe out unused partitions or resize partition to get unallocated space.
To copy partition in Windows 7 to SSD, you have to launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional at first.
PS: AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional allows you to clone partition to HDD as well.
Step 1. Click "All Tools" and “Partition Clone Wizard”, select partition copy way in following pop-up window and click “Next”.
“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 partition during cloning process. The space of destination one have to equal ore large 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 or large than the source partition.
Step 2. Select source partition that you want to copy and click “Next”.
Step 3. Select the target space and click “Next”.
PS: If you want to copy a partition to a SSD, tick the box before “Optimize the performance of SSD” to optimize SSD. Therefore, you can gain better user experience.
Step 4. In the following Windows, you can resize and move partition through dragging and change drive letter. Then, click “Next”.
Step 5: Click “Apply” to carry out the pending operation.
Note: Reboot is needed if the partition that you need to clone contains system，AOMEI Partition Assistant install directory and page files or there are some programs running.
It is obvious that AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is able to help you to clone partition in Windows 7 effortlessly and securely. As partition cloning software specially designed for Windows system, it allows you to clone partition in Windows 10/8.1/8, XP and Vista as well.
In fact, apart from “Partition Copy” and “Migrate OS to SSD”, AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is featured with many other powerful functions. For example, it can resize, move and delete partition; it can make conversion between MBR and GPT without data loss. All in all, it is a comprehensive and useful tool that can help you to manage disk without efforts.