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Free utility designed to install, clone, or reinstall Windows without using a CD/DVD or USB drive.
Here is a good article (see source link below) that reviews the various disk cloning software options; some FREE some PAID. Disk cloning allows you to make an exact copy of your hard disk (in its’ current state). I often will clone a disk after I do a clean install of Windows so that I can revert back to that original state in the event of a crash.Tech News For You
Macrium Reflect is image-based backup and cloning software.
Macrium Reflect creates an accurate and reliable image of a hard disk or the partitions on the disk. In the event of a partial or complete system loss, you can use this image to restore the entire disk, one or more partitions, or even individual files and folders.
Cloning an exact copy of your hard disk is a good move and is a good (fast) method in restoring the Windows OS when things get messed up. Keep in mind, when you clone a disk, it is the exact copy of the disk on the date that you made the copy and is a good idea to do this on a regular basis. I typically update and keep available a cloned copy of my hard disk at least once a year. My routine file backups I do on a more aggressive schedule. Cloning is also an excellent option when you want to move your current Windows 10 OS to a new drive that you have decided to upgrade and install.
Make Tech Easier will walk through the cloning process using the FREE software options of EaseUS or AOMEI Backupper (see source link below). Both of these software options are excellent choices.
So you bought an SSD drive, and you want to move your Windows 10 OS to the new drive. Here are a few ways you can clone and swap the OS install to an SSD.