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How to Clone Hard Disk with Reliable Software?

Why to clone hard disk in Windows7?

With the expansion of hard disk capacity, more and more computer users, especially for Win7 users, want to give up the old small disk and try the bigger one. We can migrate the data of old HDD to the new HDD safely by cloning hard disk in Windows7 without reinstalling operating systems and some other computer programs. Cloning is the most safe and convenient way to upgrade hard drive.

How to clone hard drive?

Partition Magic, a great but old partition software, supports cloning hard drive. But, this application is just available in Windows XP/2000 but not in Windows7/8/vista/2008. Therefore, cloning Win7 hard drive with Partition Magic is infeasible. Fortunately, there are many other hard drives cloning software that work as well as it and can compatible with Windows 7, such as AOMEI Partition Assistant. Here we are going to discuss how to clone hard disk Windows 7 with this newest and powerful tool.

Step1: Free download windows 7 partition magic tool, install and launch it. From the following screenshot, we can preview the main interface and some features of it. On the left side, we can see, click "Disk Copy Wizard".

Main interface

Step2: In the dialog box, there are two methods for us to choose. Select an appropriate method, and click "Next". (Here we choose "Copy Disk Quickly".)

Select copy methods


  • "Copy Disk Quickly", just copy the used space to the target disk, and the size of the target space must be larger or equal to the used space.
  • "Sector-by-Sector Copy", copy the whole disk to the target disk and the size of it must be equal or larger than the source disk.
  • System/Boot disk, dynamic disk, GPT disk and offline disk cannot be selected as a target disk.
  • If there are some data on a target disk, all the data will be damaged after completing the operations.

Step3: Select a source disk and click "Next". And then select a target disk, click "Next". (If the target disk is Solid State Drive, tick the "Optimize performance for SSD".

Select destination disk

Step4: After finishing step3, the program will popup a window that provides three methods to adjust the volume size on the destination disk. Select a method according to our needs, and click "Next".

Adjust the volume size on the target disk

Step6: Click "Apply" on the toolbar to commit the operations.

With this convenient and reliable software, we can move the data of old HDD to a new bigger HDD or SSD safely.

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