By Ivy / Last update June 30, 2021

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

- Question from Windows10forums.com

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 Free Alternative - AOMEI Backupper Standard

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

Comparison

XXClone FreeWare

AOMEI Backupper Standard

Cost

Free

Free

Supported OS

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

Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 (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

-

System/Partition/Disk Backup

-

Create Bootable Media

XXClone Freeware vs AOMEI Backupper Standard

Compared to XXClone, AOMEI Backupper Standard owns more features for you to protect your computer and data, like Disk Clone, Partition Clone, Folder/File Backup, Schedule Backup, Full & Incremental Backup, File Sync, etc.

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

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

If you want to clone hard drive to SSD easily, you could try best free alternative to XXClone - AOMEI Backupper Standard. Please download the AOMEI Backupper Standard and have a try.

Download Freeware Win 10/8.1/8/7/XP
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How to Clone Hard Drive to SSD with XXClone Free Alternative?

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.

Here is how to clone HDD to SSD in Windows 10/8/7 with the XXClone alternative:

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

Disk Clone

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

Choose Source Disk

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

Choose Destination Disk

Step 4. Tick SSD Alignment and press Start Clone >> to clone hard drive to SSD easily in Windows 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. Please upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional to enjoy.
❊ Sector By Sector Clone could clone all the sectors on the source disk, and the time will cost much longer.
❊ SSD Alignemnt will speed up overall performance for the SSD and prolong its lifespan if you are cloning hard drive to an SSD.

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.

XXClone Pro Alternative - AOMEI Backupper Professional

If you are looking for the XXClone Pro alternative, AOMEI Backupper Professional is the ideal solution.

Comparison

XXClone Pro

AOMEI Backupper Professional

Cost

$60

$49.95

Supported OS

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

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

System Clone

Partition Clone

Disk Clone

-

File/Folder Backup

-

Full Backup

Incremental Backup

Make Batch File

-

Basic File/Folder Sync

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

-

Command Line Utility

Universal Restore

-

Create Bootable Media

XXClone Pro VS AOMEI Backupper Professional

 

AOMEI Backupper Professional could be the best XXClone replacement. Although the chart only reflects could be one-side, but it means something. If you would like to use AOMEI Backupper Professional, please upgrade to enjoy.

Conclusion

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.

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.