This tutorial mainly describes how to use free Windows 11 cloning software (Hasleo Backup Suite Free) to clone Windows, disks or partitions, the main contents are as follows:
Microsoft officially released Windows 11 on October 5, 2021, it is the latest version of Microsoft's Windows operating system. Microsoft promises that Windows 10 users can upgrade to Windows 11 for free, but the demanding Windows 11 system requirements (Learn how to create a Windows 11 installation USB drive that can bypass the Windows 11 system requirements?) will make it impossible for most Windows 10 users to upgrade to Windows 11, we will not discuss more here. Windows 11 has greatly improved the graphical interface, providing a Mac-like interface, and compared to Windows 10 tiles, Windows 11 widgets are more suitable for us who are accustomed to using smartphones. Not only the interface, Windows 11 also provides some new features, such as integrated android Apps, better virtual desktop support, Xbox tech for better gaming, and so on. In general, Windows 11 brings us not only freshness, more functions and performance improvements will surely make it the next most popular Windows operating system.
Windows 11 includes the following editions: Windows 11 Home, Windows 11 Professional, Windows 11 Enterprise, Windows 11 Professional Workstation, Windows 11 Education, Windows 11 Mixed Reality. The latest version of Windows 11, Windows 11 22H2 (codenamed Sun Valley 2, or "Sun Valley 2") was already released in September 2022.
Windows cloning software can help us copying all the contents of Windows operating system, disk or partition from one disk to another and ensure data consistency. Here are some of the common reasons why you need Windows cloning software:
✦ 1. Upgrade to a larger capacity drive: Insufficient storage space will cause the Windows operating system to fail to run smoothly. Replacing the disk where Windows is running with a larger capacity hard drive can effectively solve this problem.
✦ 2. Migrate to SSD for better performance: The performance of SSD (solid state disk) is much faster than traditional mechanical hard disk, so migrating from mechanical hard disk to SSD is the best way to improve the performance of the Windows operating system.
✦ 3. Make a backup to restore Windows 11 in the event of a disaster: Since data consistency can be guaranteed, Windows cloning software can be used as a backup solution, for example, we can clone data from one disk to another, and we can quickly recover data from a backup disk if one disk is corrupted.
✦ 4. Make a copy of Windows 11 working environment to use it on other computers: If you have multiple computers and you want all of them to have the same Windows 11 working environment, you can make a copy of Windows 11 from one computer to use it on other computers.
There are many Windows cloning software for Windows 11 on the market, it is very important for users to choose a safe and stable software. Among so many programs, the best free Windows 11 cloning software Hasleo Backup Suite Free is worthy of being recommended. WHY? Please refer to the comparison with competitors. Hasleo Backup Suite Free includes the following features, some of which are not provided by competitors or are paid features in competitors' products.
✦ It has faster cloning speed than its competitors. Please refer to cloning speed compared to competitor products.
✦ It can help you migrate Windows from one disk to another, including operating system files, system configuration and installed applications.
✦ It can help you clone entire disk to another and ensure that the contents of the source disk and the destination disk are exactly the same.
✦ It can help you copy a partition completely to the specified location on the current disk or another disk and ensure that the data will not be changed.
✦ It allows you to adjust the size and location of partitions.
✦ It supports all kinds of storage drive, such as IDE, SATA, SCSI, USB, NVMe, etc.
✦ It is designed for Windows Vista/Server 2008 or later, both 32 bit and 64 bit.
Step 1. Download, install and run Hasleo Backup Suite Free.
Step 2. Click "Clone" button in the navigation bar, then click "System Backup", "Disk Backup" or "Partition Backup" button in the operation area.
Step 3. Select the disk or partition you want to clone, then click "Next".
Step 4. Choose the destination you want to clone to, then click "Next".
* The Keep partition layout option can ensure that the partition layout of the destination disk is exactly the same as the source disk after the cloning operation is completed.
Step 5. Adjust the size and location of the partitions according to your needs, then click "Proceed". A warning message may pop up to tell you that all data on the destination drive will be destroyed, click the "Yes" to continue if you do not have important data on the destination disk.
* Disk alignment:
* The Sector by sector clone partiton option enables you to clone all sectors from source partition to destination partition.
Step 6. Hasleo Backup Suite starts cloning the selected disk or partition to the destination location. Please note that the time required for cloning is related to the size of the data that needs to be cloned, so please be patient.
* Here you can specify a power management action to be performed after the backup is complete.
There are many free Windows cloning software for Windows 11 on the market, in order to be able to prove that Hasleo Backup Suite Free is worth your choice, we will compare Hasleo Backup Suite Free with the three most popular free Windows 11 cloning software here. Since this tutorial focuses on cloning feature, only cloning feature is compared below.
Top 1. Hasleo Backup Suite Free
Pros: Free, fast cloning speed and user-friendly user interface.
Cons: Focus only on technology and not on marketing.
Top 2. EaseUS Todo Backup Free
Pros: User-friendly and beautiful user interface.
Cons: The cloning feature is not available in the free version and is expensive.
Top 3. AOMEI Backupper Standard
Pros: User-friendly user interface.
Cons: The free version does not allow cloning Windows and adjusting the destination partitions, not as fast as expected.
Top 4. Macrium Reflect Free
Pros: The cloning feature doesn't seem to have highlights, but it has a large number of users, maybe other features are worth trying.
Cons: The cloning speed is slow, the user interface is complex and not easy to use.
In order to ensure the fairness of the test results, we downloaded the latest version of all tested software and tested all software in the same environment, the same computer, copy the same partition to the same destination disk, and do nothing with the computer during the test. The size of the source partition to be cloned is 80 GB and 68 GB of files are copied to this partition, we compared the speed of cloning in three modes (keep partition size, shrink partition and expand partition), and the results are as follows:
|Keep partition size
|Shrink partition to 71 GB
|Expand partition to 465 GB
|Hasleo Backup Suite 3.0
|EaseUS Todo Backup 14.2
|AOMEI Backupper 7.1
|Macrium Reflect 8.0
As the results show, Hasleo Backup Suite has faster cloning speed than these competitors in all three cloning modes. If you are interested in other cloning software, you can contact us to compare them and list them here.
Hasleo Backup Suite Free is the one of the best free Windows cloning software for Windows 11 that can be used to migrate Windows 11 without reinstalling Windows and applications, clone disk or partition to another disk and ensure that the data will not be changed. As a professional Windows cloning software, you can also use Hasleo Backup Suite Free to clone Windows 10/8/7/Vista.
The cloning function is only part of the main features of Hasleo Backup Suite Free, as a Windows backup and clone software, you can also use it to backup and restore Windows 11 for free.