How to Clone a Hard Drive in Windows Vista?

Coco Lin
Written byCoco LinUpdated on Apr 27, 2024
Gerhard Chou
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Summary: For the users who stick to Windows Vista, a disk cloning tool is necessary to copy a hard drive or partition. In this article we will introduce how to copy a hard drive on Windows Vista with Donemax Disk Clone.


When to make a clone on Windows Vista?

When do you need to clone a hard disk on Windows Vista? Actually, it's necessary to clone clone hard drive in many situations on Windows Vista as below.

  • Clone hard drive as backup.
  • Copy and update system drive.
  • Clone HDD to SSD for better performance.
  • Copy an old drive to a new one.
  • Clone to a larger hard drive if the disk space is not enough.

To copy hard drive on Windows Vista, a disk copy software is needed and cloning a Windows disk will be easier. Among so many disk cloning software in the market, we suggest Donemax Disk Clone for Windows, which is affordable and welcomed among the users. It's able to clone the entire disk to the destination disk in Windows Vista as well as copy selected partitions.

Steps to clone a hard drive on Windows Vista

It's very simple to clone a Vista hard drive with the disk cloning software. To make it more clear, there we will show you the simple guide to clone the disk/partition on Windows Vista. Please just follow the guide below to clone step by step. It's more proper for you to replace the entire disk with a totally new one. For example, you can use it to clone and replace your system disk with SSD.

Step 1. Install the new disk to your Windows Vista. Select the disk to clone as source disk and the new disk as destination disk.

Select disk to copy on Windows Vista

Step 2. Check and change the layout on destination disk if necessary. Click the Clone button to continue.

Check the disk layout on Windows Vista

Step 3. Finish the clone and check the destination disk after cloning.

Finish to copy a hard drive on Windows Vista

Donemax Disk Clone also has some features to make the disk copy more effectively in some cases. For example, if you want to get a disk that is exactly the same as the source, you can check the sector by sector clone option. Also, if your destination drive is an SSD, you can optimize the SSD during the cloning process by enable the option Check the option if the target is SSD.

Steps to clone a partition on Windows Vista

If you only want to clone a single partition or some important ones on a disk, you can choose Partition Clone of Donemax Disk Clone. It can clone all the data and information completely from the source partition to the destination one.

Step 1. Switch to Partition Clone, choose source and destination partitions.

choose partitions to copy on Windows Vista

Step 2. Check and edit the partition layout on destination disk.

Edit the partition layout on Windows Vista

Step 3. Check the data on destination partition after the clone is done.

Check the cloned partition on Windows Vista

In conclusion

Donemax Disk Clone can easily clone hard drive or partition on Windows Vista. This disk copy software can also clone hard drive on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11 and other systems. What's more, there is also Mac version available for users to clone hard drive on Mac. It will be an easy task to clone HDD, SSD, memory card, USB drive etc. from any source to another new device on Windows Vista, and ensure to boot from the new hard drive if you are cloning the system disk.


Yes, a disk cloning software such as Donemax Disk Clone can help you copy all your data including Windows OS, boot information, installed programs and all the files to a new SSD. You can migrate your Vista to SSD without reinstalling system and boot your PC from the SSD directly.
Follow the steps to move Windows vista to a new hard drive:
  1. Install the new hard drive to your PC
  2. Download and install Donemax Disk Clone for Windows on your PC
  3. Launch the software and select Disk Clone
  4. Select the boot disk as source and the new hard drive as destination
  5. Click "Next" to apply clone
  6. After cloning, set to boot Vista from the new hard drive
Coco Lin
Contributing Writer

Coco Lin

Coco has been a writer and a chief programmer at Donemax software since 2018. Over 10 years of experience of writing troubleshooting articles in the software industry, she is passionate about programming and loves to providing solutions to Windows and Mac users. Also she enjoys music and palying tennis in her free time.

Gerhard Chou
Editor in chief

Gerhard Chou

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