As time goes by, more and more files are programs are stored on the hard drive, making the free space less and less, especially for the system partition. In this case, if we don’t allocate more free space to the system partition, our computer will run in a slow speed. What’s worse, if there is no free space for us to allocate, what should we do then?
Generally speaking, to get some free space, users have three ways, i.e. deleting some files or adding a new drive to run operating system, or change the hard drive to a bigger one. The first way is not recommended of course. The second way and the third way are feasible, especially the second way, easy and time-saving.
So toady we will tell users how to accomplish the second way, that is, how to transfer the operating system to a new hard d rive?
Of course, we need a partition management software to help us, and we strongly recommend MiniTool Partition Wizard. It can easily and safely transfer the OS to a new disk without reinstalling system.
It is worth mentioning that transferring OS to a new hard drive is different from copying and pasting the system files. Moving operating system includes more details, such as migrate boot information and Set Partition Active.
1. Download MiniTool Partition Wizard free;
2. Connect the new hard drive to computer.
Step 1: Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard free and we can see our disk layout. Click the system disk and choose “Migrate OS to SSD/HD Wizard“.
Step 2: Select a destination disk to hold the operating system. Please note this operation will remove the data on the destination disk if there is.
Step 3: MiniTool Partition Wizard will give us a review page telling what is going to happen to the new hard drive. We can also change the copy option there.
Step 4: Here is a page telling how to boot from the destination disk. Then click “Finish” to go back to the main interface and click “Apply” to make all changes effective.
This is the end of how to move OS to a new drive. Do you want to make your system run smoothly? Now, quickly download the magic partition manager to optimize your system.