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 June 11, 2024

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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. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant,  right-click the partition you want to clone and select the "Clone Partition" tool to run partition clone. (You can also click the "Clone" main tab and select "Clone Partition".)

Clone Partition

Step 2. In next window, select the destination partition or unallocated space to hold your source partition, and then click "Confirm".

Select Target Disk

Step 3. Then, you will enter the Confirm interface where you can check the source and destination clone location. After all is set, you can click the "Confirm" button to continue.



  • There is a "4k alignment" option. If you want to copy a partition onto a SSD (Solid State Drive), ticking this option will optimize the read and write speed on this partition. It can also extend the life of the SSD.
  • If you select the "Sector-by-Sector Clone" mode, the unallocated space must be equal or larger than source partition. If you tick the option, it will be unable to resize the destination partition.

Step 4. In the next window, you can click the "Settings" button to adjust the target partition size. As you can see from the screenshot, you could adjust the size of source partition in order to fit the target partition as per your need, or directly skip the step and click "Save".

Resize Partition

Step 5. You can preview the partition copy operating by viewing the "Pending Operations". To commit the "Pending Operations", please click "Apply" and "Proceed".


The cloning process will start and you can check the cloning process. Once the process is completed successfully, you will get a congratulation window. Finally, you can check the partition layout on the destination disk will be identical to the source partition.

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.