Clone Hard Drive in Windows 7

Written byMariaUpdated on May 10, 2024
Gerhard Chou
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Before we start: Cloning Windows 7 to SSD or a new hard drive will be an easy task with the help of disk cloning software for Windows 7 - Donemax Disk Clone for Windows.


Can I clone Windows 7 to a new hard drive?

If you use your Windows 7 computer for a long time, you may find your hard drive is nearly full. How to solve the issue? Normally, you will need to upgrade the hard drive with a larger one. Or if you hard disk is damaged in Windows 7, you can quickly replace it with the duplicated hard drive and back to your Windows system in time. To upgrade the hard disk, a disk cloning software for Windows 7 will help to clone the disk to a larger one directly.

clone Windows 7 hard drive

Windows 7 Disk Copy Software

If you want to keep a offline copy of your hard drive of Windows 7 computer, we suggest you use a Windows 7 disk cloning software - Donemax Disk Clone for Windows. It clones the entire disk including Windows 7 system and apps, and create an exact copy for further use. Moreover it can copy hard disk in Windows 11, 10, 8.

This Windows 7 disk copy software can not only clone the hard disk with all the data on the disk, but also make sure the cloned disk is bootable if you clone the system startup disk. Also, it offers "Sector by sector clone" option to create an exact copy of the disk.

Easy to use: Yes | Performance: Fast | Plenty of cloning features: Yes | OS Support: windows vista or later | Best for: Most users | Price plan for 2 PCs: $19.95/monthly; $39.95/yearly; $49.95/lifetime

Steps to clone Windows 7 to an SSD or new hdd

Normally, if you want to replace a system disk with SSD or a larger one in windows 7, or replace the over used old disk with a new one, it's better to clone the entire disk. Donemax Disk Clone can easily clone Windows 7 to a new hard drive and make it bootable. Please do as follows step by step.

Step 1. Connect or install the new hard disk you want to use to Window 7 PC.

Step 2. Launch Donemax Disk Clone for Windows -> select Disk Clone -> and then choose the source and destination disk.

To migrate Windows 7 to the new hard drive, select the system disk as source and the new disk as destination. Check and ensure to choose the destination disk correctly for it will wipe all the data on it during cloning.
If you  want to clone the disk by sectors and make a 1:1 clone of your windows hard drive, please enable the "Sector by sector clone" option.

Select disk to clone in Windows 7

Step 3. Modify the partition layout of destination disk after cloning in Windows 7. You can choose to Autofit the disk, Copy as the source or Edit disk layout from the drop-down menu.

Adjust the disk layout after cloning Windows 7

Step 4. Check the cloned disk after the cloning process is done.

After cloning process is finished, please check if the Windows 7 disk is cloned successfully. If you clone a system disk, you can try to change to boot from the cloned disk to see if it's bootable.

Cloning windows 7 disk

Steps to clone a partition in Windows 7

If you don't want to clone entire disk but just a partition instead, then you can also use Donemax Disk Clone to help you. For example, if you just need to clone a important partition with critical data as backup in Windows 7, you can choose this Partition Clone option. Just refer to the following guide to clone a partition.

Step 1. Launch Donemax Disk Clone for Windows -> select Partition Clone -> and then choose the source and destination partitions to clone.

select partitions to clone in Windows 7

Step 2. Edit the partition size of the destination one after cloning in Windows 7 from the drop-down menu.

Edit the destination partition size in Windows 7

Step 3. Click the Clone button to clone the select and wait patiently for the cloning process to complete.

Finish to clone a partition in windows 7

Note: The cloning process will overwrite the target disk/partition. So please ensure to choose the destination disk/partition carefully and correctly. Also, please ensure to clone to an empty disk or backup the data on the destination disk first.

Wrap up

You can clone SSD, USB flash drive or other storage with Donemax Disk Clone software in Windows 7 as a backup, or replace your hard drive or clone hard disk to SSD. What's more, in addition to supporting cloning to a larger hard disk, it also supports cloning to a smaller SSD or HDD if it is big enough to hold all the data on the source.

Contributing Writer


Maria is one of the senior writers & editors of Donemax who lives and works in Sydney, Australia. She loves PC, Mac and Internet Technology. She has 6 years of writing articles about data recovery on PC/Mac, disk cloning solution, data eraser and computer OS optimization, etc. She is also interested in testing various software and digital products.

Gerhard Chou
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