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.
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.
--By Grumpy_Old_Man from Tomshardware
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. Besides, users can also increase the hard drive capacity though disk cloning. What's more, many companies install computers by cloning the hard drive since the computers are usually with the same configuration. 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 interfaces to realize the usability. In addition, MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable CD is available for user to manage partition when the operating system cannot be booted. Then how to clone a hard drive in windows 7?
How to Clone a Hard Drive in Windows 7 32/64 Bit
Before you do: to clone and replace hard drive in windows 7, you need to do the followings at first:
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".
Step 2. Then you will be lead to the welcome page. Click "Next" to continue.
Step 3. Here choose the source disk to copy.
Steps 4. Then choose to clone to a hard drive in Windows 7.
Step 5. Review the changes you have made. Or you can customize the clone by changing the Copy Options.
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. Click "Finish" to go back to the main interface.
Step 7. Click "Apply" to confirm all changes.
Clone laptop hard drive in windows 7 can help protect the data in HDD, upgrade HDD and avoid trouble to install Windows 7 on every computer with same configuration. By using MiniTool Partition Wizard, users can clone windows 7 hard drive easily and safely. Now download this freeware and see whether it works.