1. Connect an SSD drive to the computer.
2. Turn on the computer.
3. Launch Migrate OS to SSD.
4. The first page of the wizard informs the user on the upcoming operation. Please read all notes carefully before you proceed. To get additional information on the subject, click the Learn more about migrating OS link at the bottom of the window (highly recommended). Once you’re done with that, click Next to continue.
Note! All data stored on the destination disk will be lost during the operation. Please save it to another location beforehand.
5. The wizard will scan your computer for system partitions that accommodate any of the supported Windows OSes. If several are found, it will let you specify which operating system you’d like to migrate.
6. Depending on your choice, it will then automatically pick one or two on-disk partitions (Windows 7 may have Microsoft System Reserved, a special hidden partition that contains boot critical files, while in the uEFI+GPT mode there will be another hidden partition, called EFI System Partition) and prompt you to select a destination disk (if there are more than two drives besides the source).
7. If the selected disk is not enough in capacity to hold your OS (just our case) or you’d like to remove redundant data from the process, click on the corresponding link to additionally exclude files from the
8. Unmark checkboxes opposite unnecessary files or folders to try to fit into the destination disk. We do not recommend you to exclude system files, but those that could take plenty of disk space, like video, music, photos, etc. Once you’re ready with the exclusion, click OK to let the wizard calculate the resulted size of the partition.
9. If a success, you’ll see a note that everything’s ready to start the migration.
10. Since we’re going to use our SSD drive exclusively for Windows OS, we additionally mark the appropriate option to let the wizard expand the resulted partition across all on-disk space.
11. The selected source 64-bit Windows 8 is configured to the uEFI boot mode, so if we want to start up Windows from the target SSD, we need to additionally mark the appropriate option. Please note however the source disk will become unbootable after the migration is over. Anyway you can specify a bootable device at any time through Boot Corrector.
12. Click Copy to initiate the migration process. When the operation is over, first check up Windows OS starts up from the target SSD. If yes, delete the Windows OS partition from the source disk, then re-partition the disk according to your needs.