Methods to Migrate Windows 7 from HDD to SSD

How to Migrate Windows 7 from HDD to SSD

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Sep 07, 2020 • Filed to: Answer Hard Drive Problems • Proven solutions


An SSD (Solid State Drive) is known to be the latest kind of storage devices available in the market. These devices are much faster and safer in comparison to the ordinary hard disk drives. So if you are interested in getting the most out of your computer's performance, switching to an SSD would be a highly recommended choice. We live in a technologically evolved world where there is a solution to every possible problem. So when it comes to switching to an SSD device, you do not have to install a new operating system right from the very beginning as you could simply migrate Windows 7 to SSD device. Some useful details in this regard are discussed in the sections below for your convenience and understanding.

Part 1: Advantages of SSD over HDD

SSD is known to be a technological marvel in the current day storage devices industry. It offers many advantages over ordinary hard disk drives. Some of the most prominent advantages exhibited by SSDs are listed below to give you an overview in this regard.

Part 2: How to Migrate Windows 7 from HDD to SSD with Built-in Tool

Windows 7 incorporates a built-in tool that allows you to migrate the operating system to SSD. It also includes backup as well as restore options to ensure you do not end up losing any important data. Therefore, if you are looking to migrate Windows 7 to SSD, it is highly recommended to take a backup of all your data to prevent any inconvenience later. A step by step guide to educate you on the migration process is given below for your convenience.

Step 1 First of all, you need to make sure that a backup of your existing data is taken. To do that, you need to get to the Control Panel of your computer and open "System and Security".

system and security

Step 2 When you have managed to open the "System and Security" window, hit the "Create a system image" button to move forward with the process.

backup and restore

Step 3 In this step, you need to provide the location where you need to save your new backup. You can choose any partition of your choice and hit the "Next" button to get to the next step.

create a system image

Step 4 In this step, you need to educate the wizard on the drives that you are interested in backing up. The wizard includes the system reserved and system drives by default. Other drives may be added as per requirement. Hit the "Next" button when you are done.

create a system image backup

Step 5 The backup location as well as your backup image's size may be checked in this step. You can confirm all the settings by clicking at the "Start Backup" button.

create system image backup

Step 6 The image for your backup would be saved on your SSD in the "Windows Image Backup" menu. Any tool of your choice may be used for creating a bootable USB drive for your Windows 7 backup.

Step 7 Once you have selected a USB tool of your choice, you need to get it downloaded and installed on your computer.

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