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

Updated on April 3, 2024 by Admin to Free Windows Cloning Software

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 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.


Tutorial to move Windows 7 to new hard drive with WinToHDD.

Step 1. Download, install, and run WinToHDD, then click the System Clone Icon button.

Select System Clone icon

Step 2 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

Step 3. 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

You can inject the drivers into the cloned Windows operating system with the help of the "Additional drivers" option.

Step 4. Click "Next". After clicking "Next", WinToHDD begins cloning Windows to the destination disk. Please note that if the destination disk is currently in use, WinToHDD needs to create a WinPE image and reboot into WinPE to complete the cloning operation.

Step 5. It takes some time to clone. After the clone is successful completed, restart the computer and change BIOS to boot from your hard disk drive.


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

If you need to backup Windows 7 operating system rather than clone it, we recommend you try our free Windows backup software - Hasleo Backup Suite.