Windows 8 runs smoothly and is gaining popularity constantly. However, after a long time of usage, the hard disk is accumulated with more and more data, which will lead to a dull performance of Windows 8 finally. At this time, users have two options to improve the situation. The first one is to upgrade hard disk by copying the whole disk to a larger one, i.e. copy disk. Undoubtedly, this operation is time-consuming and is not the first choice unless you have determined to replace the original hard disk. The second method is more flexible. You can only move Windows 8 to a new hard disk, especially to SSD.
HDD vs. SSD
SSD and HHD have been rivals for a long time, and both have their own strength and weakness. HDD is superior to SSD in its large capacity and low price, while SSD has outstanding read-write performance. If you have a lot of data needing to be saved, HDD should be the better option; but if you think highly of running speed, SSD is far beyond the traditional HDD.
Question: My sister brought a Sony Laptop with Windows 7 HP 64 bit and upgraded the OS to Windows 8 on December. Now she want to upgrade her HDD to SSD. Please tell me the procedure to move the OS to SSD.
Thanks in advance.
–By ankur_info from Tomshardware
Now we know migrating system to SSD helps improve computer’s performance, but many users like ankur_info have no idea of how to migrate system from HDD to SSD. Luckily we have FREE MiniTool Partition Wizard, which provides “Migrate OS to SSD/HD Wizard” feature to help you transfer Windows 8 from HDD to SSD without reinstalling Windows OS and applications, thus saving your time and energy.
Note: Before you start, you should connect the SSD with your computer and make sure it can be recognized by your computer.
Step 1. Launch this application and then select “Migrate OS to SSD/HD Wizard” in the left column.
Step 2. Select the destination SSD to store Windows 8.
Note: The target disk should be basic disk and will be erased totally. Please make sure you have made a backup of all important information on the target SSD.
Step 3. On this page you can review the changes you have made, and then select a copy option.
Step 4. On this page, MiniTool Partition Wizard reminds you to set the target SSD as boot disk in BIOS.
Step 5. Back to the main interface and press “Apply” to submit all changes.
Note: For your data safety, MiniTool Partition Wizard requires to restart your computer to finish system migration in Boot Mode.
Tips: This feature also can be applied in other aspect. For example, your company has dozens of desktops to install operating system and all of them are in the same configuration. To solve this issue, you can install only one of them and then migrate system to the rest desktops.