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How to Move Windows 10 To SSD [Updated 2020]

SSD offers faster boot time as well as a shorter application load time. So, the users who want to enjoy efficiency and convenience of the SSD for boosting their system’s performance, they can shift the Windows 10 to the SSD.

Also, if your system becomes slow and you are unable to run multiple apps at the same time, then also you can move to the SSD. Sometimes, if you have less disk space, it is always a good idea to migrate your Windows 10 system to the SSD.

No matter why you wish to use the SSD, this guide will help you to understand how to move Windows 10 to SSD in a much easier and simpler way.

Migrate Windows 10 to SSD: Methods to Implement

Before going to the detailed procedure, have a look at the given methods.

  1. Keep a backup of your important data on your device. 
  2. You are advised to check the hard drive size that you are currently using on your Windows 10 device. For that, check how much space is used by the hard drive.
  3. Now, you have an idea about how much space is required. Then, buy an external USB drive which is larger or equal size than your requirement.

You can complete the transferring procedure in two ways. Read on.

Method 1- Use the Create Backup Image Option

To apply this method, here are the steps that need to be followed. 

Step 1

At first, visit the Recovery program within Windows 10. Here, you will see two options. These are ‘Create Backup Image’ and ‘Create Backup ISO’.

Choose the ‘Create Backup Image’ option. Then,  you have to plug in the external drive and create a backup.

The backup process might take 1 to 2 hours. So, keep patience. 

Step 2

Once completed, then you should remove the old hard drive and plug-in the new SSD. Further, ensure that the USB hard drive copy is plugged in at the backport of the computer. 

You can also connect the USB hard drive copy at the front ports. It is better to use a port at the backside as the backside ports are directly connected to the motherboard.

Step 3

Now, boot up your computer. After that, move to the BIOS. Then, you need to choose a bootable drive. To do so, press the Delete button.

It is always a good idea to see the User guide to find the best way to boot a USB drive for the computer. In case, you have selected to boot in BIOS, proceed to the ‘Bootable devices’ option and then choose the USB option.

Save these changes and restart your Windows 10 device. However, if you wish to connect the bootable devices without the BIOS, you can directly select the USB drive from the screen.

Step 4

Now, the computer will ask you where you would like to install the Windows, select the SSD option. Immediately an installation guide will appear on the screen. Afterward, Windows 10 will automatically move to the SSD.

Method 2-  Use an External Hard Drive

In case you have an external hard drive reader, you can easily transfer the OS to the SSD. To perform this task, make sure that you have another computer.

Now, with the help of the external hard drive, you can move the Windows 10 to the SSD. The only problem is that the computer won’t boot up properly.

Most of the large businesses use this method as it is much easier and quicker. However, if you don’t have an extra computer, the previous method is much safer to apply.

Hence, hope that after reading this post till the end, you get to know how to move Windows to SSD? You can opt to choose any one of the above-mentioned two ways for moving Windows.

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