Migrate Windows 7 with Free Windows 7 Cloning Software - Hasleo Backup Suite Free

March 7, 2022, Posted by Admin to Free Windows Cloning Software

Overview of Windows 7

Windows 7 was released on October 22, 2009, and it quickly became the most popular Windows desktop operating system and held that position for over 10 years until Microsoft stopped supporting Windows 7 on January 14, 2020, and even so, there are still some users who still insist on using it. This is because Windows 7 not only provides an easy-to-use interface, but also runs stably and has high performance.

If we were asked to vote for one of Microsoft's most successful Windows desktop operating systems, Windows 7 would probably be the one with the highest score.

Why do we need to migrate Windows 7?

After the release of Windows 10, most newly produced motherboards no longer provide Windows 7 support, so we cannot install Windows 7 on newly produced PCs. For this reason, Windows 7 now usually runs on older computers. The hard disks of these old computers are usually traditional mechanical hard disks. In order to improve the performance of these old computers, we can replace the old mechanical hard disks with SSDs. In this case, we can migrate Windows 7 from the original HDD to SSD to avoid reinstalling the operating system and applications. Or you want to replace a small hard drive with a large hard drive, in which case you may also need to migrate Windows 7.

Best Free Windows 7 Cloning Software - Hasleo Backup Suite Free

If you're looking for a free software to help you migrate Windows 7 to a new hard disk or SSD, Hasleo Backup Suite Free is a good choice. As a free Windows cloning software, the features of Hasleo Backup Suite are completely comparable to all paid Windows cloning software, so it is the best free Windows 7 cloning software on the market.

Below we will detail how to migrate Windows 7 from one disk to another using Hasleo Backup Suite Free.

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Tutorial on how to migrate Windows 7 to another disk with Free Windows 7 Cloning Software - Hasleo Backup Suite Free.

Step 1. Install and run Hasleo Backup Suite Free, click "Clone" button in the navigation bar, then click "System Backup" button in the operation area.

click system clone
 

Step 2. Hasleo Backup Suite will automatically select all partitions that need to be cloned for Windows 7 system migration, just click "Next".

system clone select source
 

Step 3. Choose the destination you want to clone to, then click "Next".

clone select destination

* 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 4. 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.

clone adjust partitions

* Disk alignment:

  1. 1M (Recommended): 1M alignment is a subset of 4K alignment, and partitions aligned by 1M are always 4K alignment, so it can help you get the best performance of an SSD. In Windows Vista and later OSs, partitions created using Windows Disk Management always aligned by 1M bytes, regardless of whether the disk is an SSD.
  2. 4K: Ensure that the start sector of each destination partition is always aligned by 4K bytes, which is very important for the best performance of an SSD.
  3. Cylinder: Ensure that the start sector of each destination partition always starts at the beginning of a cylinder. Windows XP and previous OSs use this alignment mode.
  4. None: The start sector of each destination partition is not aligned.

* The Sector by sector clone partiton option enables you to clone all sectors from source partition to destination partition.

Step 5. Hasleo Backup Suite starts cloning Windows 7 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.

disk clone progress

* If you don't want to wait until the operation is finished, please check the "Shut down the computer when the operation is completed" checkbox.

Conclusion

As a professional Windows cloning software, you can not only use Hasleo Backup Suite to migrate Windows 7 from one disk to another, but also backup and restore Windows 7. Also, you can use it to migrate Windows 11/10/8 and migrate Windows Server.