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How to Clone Hard Drive in Windows 7 32/64 Bit

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    Why Do You Clone Hard Drive in Windows 7


    Although Microsoft is now is firmly pushing Windows 10 to all Windows computer users, Windows 7 still occupies a huge market share. It is such a classic operating system in succession to Windows XP and a number of Windows users will stick to use it for a long time. Thus, how to manage hard drive in Windows 7 can still arouse hot discussion, and hard drive clone is among the debates.

    Hello,
    My system partition/drive is starting to go out. I have purchased a newer HDD to use and need advice on the best cloning software. I would have tried RAID XPERT on my computer but I have not been able to get it to work and I'm short on time to debug the issues.
    Thanks in advance!
    My Os is Win7 x64 Ultimate.
    --from Tomshardware


    Why clone hard drive in Windows 7? Normally, 3 aspects are responsible for this action.

    ① Cloning Windows 7 hard drive is an effective way to backup up the data in Windows 7, thus avoid data loss if the hard drive is damaged or gets virus attack.
    ② Users can also increase the hard drive capacity though disk cloning.
    ③ Many companies install computers by cloning the hard drive since the computers are usually with the same configurations.

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    Although there are good reasons to clone a hard drive, cloning a hard drive in Windows 7 is not that easy as you have thought, because the Windows built-in Disk Management won't work on this issue. Therefore, user should turn to third-party partition magic to safely and efficiently clone hard drive in windows 7 free. With this in mind, MiniTool Partition Wizard is strongly recommended as it is free for home users with various functions.

    About MiniTool Partition Wizard


    Developed by MiniTool Solution Ltd, MiniTool Partition Wizard is all-in-one disk/partition manager for all Windows users including Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10, both 32 bit and 64 bit. Also, it is endowed with powerful functions and user-friendly interface to realize the usability. In addition, MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable CD is available for user to manage partition when the operating system cannot boot. Then how to clone a hard drive in windows 7? Just keep reading.

    How to Clone a Hard Drive in Windows 7 32/64 Bit


    Before you do:
    1.Connect the target hard drive to Windows 7.
    2.download MiniTool Partition Wizard free edition, and then launch it the main interface.
    3.Make sure all data on the target disk has been backed up.




    Step 1. Choose the hard drive you want to clone, and Select "Copy Disk Wizard".

    clone disk wizard

    Step 2. Then you will be lead to the welcome page. Click "Next" to continue.

    welome page

    Step 3. Here choose the source disk to copy.

    choose source disk

    Steps 4. Then choose to clone to a hard drive in Windows 7. Note that all data will be erased, that's why we suggest you making backup in advance.

    choose destination disk

    Step 5. Review the changes you have made. Or you can customize disk clone by changing the Copy Options.

    more options for copy

    Step 6. Here is a new page telling you how to boot from the destination disk. This is useful if you are going to boot Windows 7 from the destination disk. Then click "Finish" to go back to the main interface.

    boot target drive

    Step 7. Click "Apply" to confirm all changes.

    apply

    recommend Wondering the differences between Migrate OS to SSD/HD and Copy Disk Wizard? Click to get the explanations.

    Verdict


    Clone laptop hard drive in windows 7 can help protect the data in HDD, upgrade HDD and avoid trouble in installing Windows 7 on every computer with same configurations. By using MiniTool Partition Wizard, users can clone windows 7 hard drive easily and safely. Now download this freeware and see whether it works.