Best Alternative to XXClone to Clone HDD to SSD Safely

You will find the best alternative to XXClone and XXClone Pro alternative, just see the details to clone hard drive to SSD without losing data in Windows 10, 8, 7.


By Ivy Updated on November 2, 2022

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About XXClone

XXClone is a cloning software to clone Windows system volume and non-system volume to another one in Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 and Server 2003, 2008, 2011 (including R2). And this cloning software has be discontinued since March 22nd, 2017.

XXClone has three editions: XXClone Freeware (for everyone), XXClone Home (home users), and XXClone Pro (corporate & advanced users). You need to pay for the later two editions which are embedded with more features.

XXClone operation mode

XXClone Not Working Problem?

XXClone not working problem, please help

I want to upgrade my windows 10 computer hard drive to a SSD using XXClone. However, XXClone does not work, it refuse to boot from the cloned SSD, I tryied other cloning software, they all failed, what should I do? Please help

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You might meet other XXClone not working problem, such as:

  • Cannot find any bootable device.

  • Windows could not start because the missing or corrupted hal.dll file.

  • Or other XXClone errors.

Besides, you have to be ware of the limitations of XXClone:

  • You have to select the system volume as source, non-system volume as target for volume clone.

  • XXCLONE currently does not support a Dynamic Disk as the target volume.

  • And XXClone has been discontinued for a long time, you cannot get the continous technical support.

Hence, XXClone alternative could be your best choice.

XXClone Best Alternative - AOMEI Backupper Professional

AOMEI Backupper Professional could be the best XXClone alternative according to the following chart.


XXClone FreeWare

XXClone Pro

AOMEI Backupper Professional





Supported OS

Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 (32-bit & 64-bit)

Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 & Server 2003/2008/2011/2012

Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10/11 (32-bit & 64-bit)

System Clone

Partition Clone


Disk Clone



File/Folder Backup



Full Backup

Incremental Backup


Schedule Backup



Make Batch File


Basic File/Folder Sync


Real-Time, Mirror, Two-Way Sync - -

System/Partition/Disk Backup



Command Line Utility  -

Create Bootable Media


Universal Restore   -

XXClone Freeware vs XXClone Pro vs AOMEI Backupper Professional

From this chart, you can clearly see that AOMEI Backupper Professional could be the best XXClone replacement. Intuitively, it owns more features to better protect your computer and data, and you can choose the way you want.

For example, to clone hard drive, the easiest way is to use the Disk Clone feature. And you stil can enjoy the following features.

  • And it supports dynamic disk, RAID, external hard drive (USB, CD/DVD), NAS, network share, etc.

  • You could clone partition, system or entire hard disk as you want.

  • By default, this software uses the Intelligent Clone feature, which clones only used sectors from one hard drive to another. Thus, you can easily clone large HDD to smaller SSD without boot issues.

  • Besides, it supports cloning MBR disk to GPT or from GPT to MBR and be sure it's bootable. And it will not delete data on the target disk. 

You can also choose to backup disk, in this way, you can create a scheduled backup task to keep any changes you made, and then restore disk image to new SSD

Anyway, you could try best alternative to XXClone - AOMEI Backupper Professional. If you want an easy, hassle-free way, it's recommended to use the Disk Clone feature. It will take care of the cloning process well and greatly reduce the risk of cloned SSD won't boot.

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How to Clone Hard Drive to SSD with XXClone Alternative

Here is how to clone HDD to SSD in Windows 10/8/7 with the XXClone alternative. For Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019 (including R2), SBS 2003, 2008, 2011, please try AOMEI Backupper Server to use PXE Boot Tool, etc.

Note: Please backup files first in SSD if there exist any important files, because the data on the SSD will be deleted during the cloning process.

Step 1. Launch XXClone alternative - AOMEI Backupper Professional, choose Disk Clone under Clone tab.

Disk Clone

Step 2. Choose the Windows system disk as source disk, and press Next.

Select Disk

Step 3. Select the SSD as the destination disk, and press Next.

Choose Destination Disk

Step 4. Tick SSD Alignment  speed up overall performance for the SSD and prolong its lifespan and press Start Clone >> to clone hard drive to SSD easily in Windows 11/10/8/7.

Start Clone

✦ Tips:
❊ Edit Partitions will fully use the storage space on larger SSD automatically if you’re cloning disk to larger SSD. And you can also enjoy the ability to convert MBR to GPT or vice versa without losing data.
❊ Sector By Sector Clone could clone all the sectors on the source disk, and the time will cost much longer. 

After about 30 minutes, restart your computer once the cloning finished, and boot into BIOS to change boot order to boot from the cloned SSD, that’s all.


As the XXClone alternative, AOMEI Backupper provides you more powerful featres to safeguard your Windows system and computer, like migration Windows 10 to SSD with System Clone, clone HDD to smaller SSD as long as the smaller SSD can hold the data on the large HDD, clone failing hard drive to prevent data loss, create bootable media to boot up the unbootable computer and troubleshoot the issues, etc.

Ivy · Editor
Ivy is an editor of AOMEI Technology, she covers backup & restore,hard disk & partitions management and cloud files transfer and so on for AOMEI. She is an outgoing girl and enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, eating, reading and so on. She usually hangs out with friends at her leisure time.