Migrate Windows 10 and Installed Data to a New Hard Drive

To Migrate Windows 10 to a new hard drive is extremely simple the hardest part would be installing the hard drive. Copying Windows 10 to a new HDD will eventually save a hell lot of time, you don’t have to install all programs and configure settings from scratch.

Video Tutorial:

To Migrate Windows 10 to a new Hard Drive:

1. Install the new hard drive on your computer and make sure is installed properly.

2. Download and install Paragon Migrate OS to SSD

3. Once installed run Paragon Migrate OS to SSD 4.0, click yes to the UAC if prompted.

4. Select Migrate OS from the menu to run the Wizard.


5. Read the welcome screen and click next.

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6. The Wizard will auto detect the installed drives. It will show you that is going to copy  your Local Disk C: To: the new hard drive you have installed which in this case is Disk 1.

7. Check mark Use all available space for the OS partition. If you leave it unchecked a partition will be created on the destination drive. If you don’t know about partitions then is recommended to check mark that option. Click on Copy button.


8. The copy process can take a long time depending on how much data you have stored on your Local Disk C:


9. Once done, you’ll provide a brief explanation in case you are keeping both drives. In my case I’m only keeping the new hard drive so all we have to do is just turn off the computer, remove the source disk, and keep the  new hard drive which is the destination Drive and turn the computer back on.


10. In case you didn’t check mark Use all available space for the OS partition on the paragon cloning wizard and you wish to use the full space of the hard drive, you could go to Disk management and re-claim that partition.

11. By right click Computer, Manage, Disk Management, Right click C: Drive, Extend Volume…, Next to the wizard, next again, and finish the wizard to Use all available space for the OS partition.


I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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