How to move/transfer Windows 7 to new hard drive without reinstalling Windows?

Recently, I bought a 256 GB SSD purely because I want to get rid of my old and slow hard disk to make my Windows 7 run faster. But I do not want to spend my time again with installing a fresh Windows 7 and all the drivers and software, as it is time consuming and time is money. My question is: Is there any way that I can move Windows 7 from the old disk to the new SSD without reinstalling Windows 7 and applications?

 

Many users prefer today the successful and stable operating system from Microsoft is Windows 7, so there are still a lot of people using it even if Windows 10 has been released for a while. But as time goes by, the free space of Windows 7 system partition will become less and less and Windows 7 will get slower and slower, so most of Windows 7 users plan to upgrade the old drive to a larger hard disk disk or a faster solid-state drive (SSD). Is there any way that I can move Windows 7 from the old disk to the new disk without reinstalling Windows 7 and applications? Many other users also want to know the answer to this question. The answer is yes, free system clone software WinToHDD can help you move Windows 7 from old hard drive to a new hard drive.

 

User Guide: How to move Windows 7 to new hard drive with WinToHDD?

  1. Please use the following guidelines to prepare the partitions on the destination hard disk drive.
    • Booting BIOS-based computers: Please covert the hard drive to MBR partition scheme and create the system and boot partitions. The system partition can be FAT32 or NTFS format and the boot partition must be NTFS format. The system partition and boot partition can be the same partition.
    • Booting UEFI-based computers: Please covert the hard drive to GPT partition scheme and create the EFI system partition (ESP) and boot partition. The EFI system partition must be FAT32 format and the boot partition must be NTFS format.
    Tips:
    1. The destination boot partition must be 20% larger than the used space on source boot partition.
    2. If the destination system partition is FAT32 format, then it must be greater than or equal to 40 MB and less than or equal to 32 GB. (The recommended size is 100 MB.)
    3. Sector by sector clone option enables you to clone all sectors from source boot partition to destination boot partition.
    4. If you have formatted the wrong hard disk, you can use our Free Data Recovery Software Hasleo Data Recovery to recover your lost files.
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  3. Download, install, and run WinToHDD, then click the System Clone Icon button.

    Select System Clone icon

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  5. Select the Windows 7 OS which you want to move in the drop-down list, you will see the detailed system information under it, click "Next" if you are sure.

    System Clone icon

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  7. Select the destination disk in the drop-down list, then select the boot partition and system partition from the partition list, the selected partitions will be marked as red.

    Select target partition icon

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  9. Click "Next". After clicking "Next", a pop-up will appear asking you if you want to build a WinPE image to continue. Click "Yes".

    Need To Build WinPE icon

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  11. After successfully builded the WinPE image, WinToHDD will prompt you to reboot the computer, click "Yes" button to allow WinToHDD to reboot your computer.

    Need Reboot icon

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  13. It takes some time to move. After successfully moved to the new disk, restart the computer and change BIOS to boot from your hard drive.

 

Follow these simple steps, you can move Windows 7 to a new hard disk drive with free system clone software WinToHDD easily.

 

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