How to Migrate Windows 11 to SSD without Reinstalling OS


An overview of SSD

If you plan tomigrate Windows 11 to SSD, it’s necessary for you to get a basic understanding of SSD. SSD (Solid State Drive) is a kind of hard disk which is made by solid state electronic storage chip. Compared with HDD, there is no moving parts in SSD, which makes it quieter and better resistance against physical damages like falling down and colliding. In addition, SSD provides faster boot time and relatively quiet working environment. That’s why SSD is widely used worldwide.

Benefits of migrating Windows 11 to SSD

Many users choose to migrate OS to SSD out of the obvious merits of SSD. Migrating Windows 11 to SSD refers to moving all the contents on Windows 11 OS drive to SSD, so that you can boot your operating system from the destination SSD easily. Also, if you make OS migration from a physical hard disk drive to SSD, you can enjoy the following edges:

  1. Better performance. You may feel your computer runs slower than before after a long time use, so after you migrate OS to SSD, you can experience faster read and write speed in recording and extracting data.
  2. Get more free space. With continuous use, your current hard drive is almost full as more and more data is stored on the computer, hence, you can free up your space by transferring OS to SSD to solve this problem.

Best software to free migrate Windows 11 to SSD

When it comes to migrating Windows 11 to SSD, you may want to ask help for Windows built-in tools like DiskPart.exe and Disk management, however, neither of them can help in this problem. What’s more, reinstalling operating system and all applications on a new drive is time-consuming and laborious. So how to migrate Windows 11 to SSD without reinstalling OS? You can employ AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, a free partition manager, to securely transfer the Whole Windows 11 to a new SSD with its built-in “Migrate OS to SSD” wizard, which is handy for everyone even you are a computer novice.

How to migrate Windows 11 to SSD without reinstalling OS?

To migrate Windows 11 to SSD successfully, there are two notifications you must keep in mind and make sure they are done.

What needs to prepare?

  1. Connect the SSD drive to your Windows 11 computer. The migration process needs continuous connection, so make sure the SSD has been connected and recognized by your computer.
  2. Please ensure there are enough unallocated space on the target SSD drive. If SSD is too small to hold the current system drive, the migration will stop, and one solution is that you can delete some unimportant files and programs in advance to shrink the volume so that the Windows 11 can fit the new SSD.

Step-by-step tutorial

Step 1. Install and open AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. Click on “Migrate OS to SSD” in the left panel. After reading an introduction about this wizard, click “Next”.

Step 2. Select the unallocated space on SSD as the destination location and then click “Next”.

Step 3. You are able to resize the system partition and change drive on this page. Then a note on how to boot Windows 10 on SSD will pop up. Bear it in mind and click “Finish”.

Step 4. Confirm all operations and now the E: drive is the cloned Windows 10. Then click on “Apply” > “Proceed” to execute the Windows 11 OS migration to SSD. A reboot is required.

Note: With AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, you can migrate Windows 11 to SSD without reinstalling OS just in several simple steps. But it only provides the secure way to migrate from an MBR disk to another MBR disk, if you plan to migrate Windows 11 from MBR to GPT, or GPT to MBR/GPT, you need the Professional edition.


Now, you have known the benefits of migrating OS to SSD and how to migrate Windows 11 to SSD without reinstalling OS under the help of AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. This software is specialized in partition management, if you want to manage your partitions easily and safely, you can use it to experience more powerful functions.