Free Clone Partition to Another Hard Drive in Windows 8 Safely and Easily

Why clone partition in Windows 8?

To prevent your data loss from system crash or some other accidental issues, cloning Windows 8 partition lets you create an exact copy of one partition to another partition or hard drive. There is also another benefit you can enjoy by cloning partition in Windows 8. When one of the partitions, especially system drive, is low disk space, you can buy a new hard drive and upgrade your partitions in Windows 8.

How to clone Windows 8 partition?

The “Copy Partition” feature in AOMEI partition software which provides two methods, allowing you to clone partition in Windows 8 safely and easily.

  • Copy Partition Quickly: (also referred to as file-by-file copy) only copy the used space of the partition, and support to resize/move partition in order to fit the target partition.
  • Sector-by-Sector Copy: it enables users to copy all sectors of the partition, no matter whether it is used or not.
The following is a step-by-step tutorial on cloning system partition with AOMEI Partition Assistant:

To begin, you can download free AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition (File Size: 3.66 MB)

Step1: Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition.

AOMEI Partition Assistant

Step2: Right click on system partition C drive and select “Copy Partition”.

Copy Partition

In the pop-up window, select a partition copy method. Here select “Copy Partition Quickly”.
Partition Copy Method

Step3: In the next window, choose the destination space (Note: Only an unallocated space can be chose).

Select Destination Space

Step4: Click “Next”. Here you can select partition type, drive letter and resize the target partition by inputting proper size or dragging.

Copy with Resize

Step5: Click “Finish”. You can preview the system partition has been cloned to Disk 2. To save the changes, please click “Apply”.

Click Apply

To clone system partition, you need to reboot Windows 8. As ALL-IN-ONE partition manager and powerful disk management utility, AOMEI Partition Assistant also allows you to extend boot partition,copy disk on MBR and GPT disk and much more. Free download AOMEI Partition Assistant and try it out.

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