Free Way to Migrate Windows 10 to SSD without Reinstalling

Are you facing the problem of migrating Windows 10 to SSD? After reading this article, you will learn easy and fast methods to transfer the system to another disk.

Why migrate Windows 10 to SSD?

As we all know, the read and write performance of solid-state drives (SSD) is better than that of mechanical hard drives (HDD). Since the appearance of SSD, many people want to add an SSD to the computer or replace the original HDD with an SSD to improve the running speed of the computer, but many users do not know how to start after buying the SSD. Today I will talk about how to migrate the original Windows 10 to SSD without reinstalling step by step.

How do I safely migrate Windows 10 to SSD?

To migrate Windows 10 to SSD, I recommend you to use the free partition manager, which is one of the excellent partition management software in the market. It is not only no virus, but also does not carry other bundled software, so you can use it with confidence. Its “Migrate OS to SSD” function can quickly and safely migrate the operating system to other disks. Even if you are a user without any computer background, with its simple and easy-to-operate interface, you can also complete the migration. In addition, the excellent functions of Resize partition, Merge partition, and Format partition are also worth trying.

Next, let us take a look at how the AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard works.

Notes:

AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard supports migrating system hard drive from MBR to MBR. If you want to migrate from MBR to GPT, GPT to GPT, or GPT to MBR, you need AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. But there are no restrictions on data disks.

Step 1. First, you must download and install AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, and then run it. Select “Migrate OS to SSD” from the menu on the left side of the main interface.

 Migrate OS to SSD
Migrate OS to SSD

Step 2. Select your target disk and check the box below. If your SSD is brand new, click “Next”. If you have other important data on your SSD, please back it up before proceeding.

Select your target disk Migrate Windows 10 to SSD
Select your target disk

Step 3. You can assign a drive letter to the system partition and adjust the size of the system partition in this step.

Resize Partition to Migrate Windows 10 to SSD

Step 4. As shown in the figure, you can preview the system disk E on Disk 1 and be migrated to Disk 2, and click “Apply” to generate the operation.

preview the system disk E on Disk 1 and be migrated to Disk 2

How to boot Windows 10 from SSD?

After completing the previous step, the entire system migration has been completed. Now you are faced with how to start your system from the newly migrated SSD. To remove the old hard drive and install a new SSD, you must first remove the host panel.

Then restart the computer. When the computer displays the screen, quickly press F12, ESC, F11, or F8 to enter the BIOS settings. In the BIOS, change the boot sequence to SSD. You can follow these steps:

Step 1. In the main BIOS interface, use the arrow keys of the keyboard to move to the Boot column.

Step 2. Then, add the SSD to the beginning of the boot sequence.

Step 3. Saving and exit, restart the computer, and now you will enter Windows 10 from the SSD.

Saving and exit and enter Windows 10 from the SSD

Further reading: Migrate Windows 10 to SSD via clone

The above method demonstrates how to migrate Windows 10 to SSD for you, but this may happen: you want to replace the HDD with an SSD, but besides the operating system, there are other important data on the HDD that you cannot discard. In this case, you can choose Disk Clone to clone the entire disk to SSD, so that all data and operating systems will be migrated to the new SSD. The operation method is as follows:

Step 1. On the main page of AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, click “All Tools” in the left menu and select “Disk Clone Wizard”. Then follow the prompts to continue.

AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Migrate Windows 10 to SSD

Tips:

  1. After the cloning is completed, the boot sequence also needs to be changed from the BIOS.
  2. The standard version also has restrictions on cloning system hard drive, and can only clone from MBR to MBR. There are no restrictions on cloning data disk.

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