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How to Migrate OS to SSD (Solide State Drive)

 Solid state drive (SSD) is becoming more and more popular due to the real speed, low power consumption, and compact form it offers. If you're also planning to replace your convertional disk and want to migrate your OS to SSD, this article would be helpful.

How to migrate OS to SSD with little fuss and bother?

No matter if you want to migrate Windows 7, Vista or XP to your SSD, you can't move your OS and hundreds of gigabytes of data on one huge volume by simply copying and pasting. If the capacity of your SSD isn't larger than the old HDD, the best solution is to separate the operating system, and perform a SSD migration with a  special utility that can complete this work easily with no risk of data loss.

For the special SSD migration tool, you can try Wondershare WinSuite 2012, one of the best SSD clone tools. It enables you to transfer OS to SSD with all original personal settings, and you also can keep your applications if you have a requirement.

After installing the program on your computer, run it and go to the "Disk Management" option. Then you'll get the interface as follow.

SSD Clone

To migrate OS to SSD, you can choose to "Clone One Partition" to move the partition containing your OS to your SSD. Confirmed? Then hit on the "Clone Once Partition" to proceed.

Step1. Select the source partition

Select the disk where your OS exists, and choose the specific partition. Then go to "Next".

migrate os to ssd

Step2. Choose the destination partition

Choose your SSD disk and select a partition where you are going to place the operating system if you've created partitions on it. If no, select the disk. Then move to "Next".

ssd migration

Step3. Start to migrate OS to SSD

What you should notice is that you should backup the data in the selected target partition on your SSD, if there are important files. Otherwise they will be overwritten during the SSD migration. Then click "Yes", and the OS migration begins.

migrate to ssd

When the migration finishes, there will be a "Successfully Cloned!"  pop-up message, and you are done!

Know more about Wondershare WinSuite 2012

Product-related questions? Speak directly to our Support Team >>

Alice
No, you don't have to. And you can keep your OS on both HDD and SSD.
bjnzzzle
Do i have to swipe my HDD after cloning the OS to SSD. Is it okay if want to keep my OS on both HDD and SSD? THanks

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