Free Clone Windows 8 partition with AOMEI Partition Assistant 7.5.1
How many drives/disks does your computer have? Disk C, D, F, E and so on? Provided the disk is not an external one, then it is a partition of your Computer’s hard drive.
You may wonder, why go through the process of using a third-party application to clone a partition in my computer, when I can just use copy all and paste function to move it to the backup location.
Why Clone your Partition
Cloning a partition is the same with backing up the partition. It is true that you can use the copy and paste function, but the fact is, using a program designed for that purpose, such as AOMEI Partition Assistant is the best option. Take an example.
Suppose the partition you copied and paste is the one holding your installed program. If a program got corrupted, you cannot restore it to an earlier version using the backup disk you created with the copy and paste function. But if you have created the backup using a clone program like AOMEI, then you can.
This is just one scenario why it is important to use a Partition backup program like, AOMEI partition Assistant to clone your Windows 10 drive partition.
How to Clone Partition using AOMEI Partition Assistant.
First, you need to download and install the AOMEI Partition Assistant into your Windows 10 computer. This is because, AOMEI is not a Windows 10 built-in program.
Do not despair, the free version of AOMEI Partition Assistant will give you the ability to clone partition(s) in your computer. To download AOMEI Partition Assistant, click >>> here <<<<
After you have downloaded and installed the AOMEI Partition Assistant, open it. Locate the partition you want to clone/backup, Right-click on it and select Clone Partition from the right-click menu.
From the pop-up box, choose Clone Partition Quickly and then click the next button.
If you choose the Sector-by-Sector Clone, it means you will not be able to adjust the size of the clone and thus, the process will take longer to complete.
The next box that will appear is, for you to select the location where you want the cloned partition to be saved to. Select it, and then click the Next button.
If the destination is an SSD card, then tick to check on the Optimize the performance of SSD option, before you click the Next button. Else, leave it unchecked.
The final box that will appear is where you can readjust the size of the partition you are cloning. For example, if the full size of the partition you are cloning is 25GB, but you have only used 500MB, it will be useless to clone the whole 25GB. Hence, from this box, you can reduce the size of the clone to 501MB or more.
When you are through readjusting the size, click on the Finish button. If you do not want to readjust the size, click on the Skip button.
Now, the box will close, and you will be taken back to Main page where we started the process. Only this time, there will be 2 buttons at the top-left in the toolbar.
Click on the Apply button to start partition cloning process.
Click on the Discard button to stop/abort the process.
That’s all there is to it.
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