Migrating Windows 7 to Ssd Adata
How to transfer or clone Windows 7, 8, 8.1 to SSD using AOMEI Backupper Standard freeware
- Note: There is a special section on our website that contains all the articles on a very interesting topic of transferring operating systems from one storage device to another. Basically, it describes working with the paid program Acronis True Image 2015. Today we will use the free Acronis analogue, the relatively new program AOMEI Backupper Standard.
Only SSD (C 🙂 with Windows 8.1 installed will be transferred to the SSD, since the 120 GB SSD is naturally smaller than the usual 500 GB hard drive.
On drive C: only 60 GB is occupied, but even if 100 GB were occupied on it, the transfer would succeed.
The (H 🙂 partition cannot be transferred, so you can copy all the data from it to a portable USB hard drive, then the (H 🙂 partition can simply be deleted and Windows 8.1 will be transferred to the SSD.
After the transfer, Windows 8.1 will be located on a 120 GB SSD, and a simple 500 GB hard drive will be completely free and all your data can be copied back to it from a portable USB drive.
Attentive readers may ask, why when cloning you can’t just exclude the section (H :)?
Answer. AOMEI Backupper Standard is not capable of such a program, it can only be tricky Acronis True Image 2015, everything is described in this article.
Launch the AOMEI Backupper Standard program and select Clone. Disk cloning If you select a button Section Cloning, then Windows 8.1 will also be ported, but will not boot and you will find dancing with a tambourine.
Window Source disk. We mark the disk with the left mouse that we want to clone and click OK.
Window Destination drive. Select the disk with the left mouse on which the operating system will be transferred (cloned). OK.
Launch. I advise you not to touch anything in the window “Change Partitions on the Target Disk”. Mark item Align partition for SSD.
The cloning process has started.
The cloning process has been successfully completed. Click Done.
After cloning for the sake of interest, we’ll go to Disk Management, it can be seen that a partition without a letter is created on the solid-state drive, but this is not surprising, since in one Windows there cannot be two partitions with the letter (C :).
Let’s restart the computer, select the SSD solid-state drive in the boot menu of the computer and boot from it.
The operating system booted perfectly.
Go to Disk Management.
Windows 8.1 was successfully transferred to Disk 0. Activation was not affected.
We attach unallocated space to the disk (C :).
On the source disk from which the cloning was performed, the drive letter has flown and it can be very easily assigned, and then also expanded due to unallocated space.