How to clone Windows operating system with Hasleo Backup Suite?

Updated on December 9, 2021 by Admin to Free Windows Backup Software

System clone can easily migrate the Windows operating system from one disk to another, which is very useful for replacing the disk where Windows is currently running with a larger capacity disk or SSD, so that you do not need to reinstall Windows, drivers, and applications, and it can be used for Windows system backup purposes.


Tutorial to clone Windows operating system with Hasleo Backup Suite.

Step 1. Install and run Hasleo Backup Suite, click "Clone" button in the navigation bar, then click "System Clone" 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 operating system clone, just click "Next".

system clone select source disk

Step 3. Select the destination disk you want to clone the Windows operating system to, then click "Next".

system clone select destination disk

* The Clone as MBR or Clone as GPT option can clone Windows on MBR disk to GPT or clone Windows on GPT disk to MBR and ensure that the cloned Windows can work normally.

* 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.

system 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 the Windows operating system to the destination disk. Please note that the time required for disk 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.