How to Clone Hard Drive in Windows 10 64/32 Bit (Easy & Safe)

You may want to clone Windows 10 64 bit hard drive for data protection or hard drive upgrade. No matter which is your case, AOMEI Backupper enables you to clone hard drive easily while ensuring secure boot.


By Lily Updated on February 5, 2024

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About Windows 10 64 bit

Before cloning Windows 10 64 bit hard drive to another place, let’s get the review of Windows 10 64 bit first.

Microsoft released the operating system Windows 10 in July 2015, which is more powerful than the previous versions. Since Windows 10 has been released, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 can upgrade to Windows 10 for free no matter 32 bit or 64 bit system, which depends on the processor of your computer hardware. 

As the number of the bits, the more bits means that the system can point to a large number of locations in physical memory, and the more bits means that the data can be processed in larger chunks, which means more precisely. 

Besides, the data on computer may increase day by day and the Windows 32 bit system is limited to 4 GB of RAM while the Windows 64 bit supports more than 4 GB. That’s why more and more people want to upgrade to Windows 10 64 bit.

Windows 10 64 Bit

Why you want to clone Windows 10 64 bit hard drive?

In order to ensure data safety on the hard drive, it is necessary to backup or clone hard drive no matter Windows 10 32 bit or 64 bit. There are so many situations that may cause data loss, such as virus attack, system crash, hard drive damage, etc.

Compared to backing up hard drive, cloning Windows 10 64 bit hard drive offers a faster way of disaster recovery, because you just swap the broken hard drive for the cloned one. No restoration process is needed.

Besides, if you want to migrate Windows 10 to new hard drive, cloning hard drive would help a lot as you do not need to reinstall operating system.

How to clone Windows 10 hard drive to SSD/HDD (32/64 bit)

To clone hard drive in Windows PC, here we highly recommend AOMEI Backupper Professional, which is a great cloning software that you can use to clone hard drive in Windows 10, both 32 bit and 64 bit.

AOMEI Backupper is acclaimed by users for the following features:

Disk/Partition Clone
It enables you to clone your entire hard drive or specific partitions to another drive, whether it's an HDD or SSD. This capability is ideal for upgrading storage capacity or replacing aging drives without losing data or settings.
System Clone
It allows you to transfer OS along with all installed applications, drivers, and system settings to a new hard drive or SSD. This feature is invaluable for users looking to migrate their system to a faster or larger drive without the need for reinstalling Windows and applications.
It supports all the Windows PC OS including Windows Vista/XP/7/8/8.1/10/11, both 32 bit and 64 bit.
Intuitive Interface
It is easy to use thanks to its intuitive interface. Everyone, even a computer newbie, can finish cloning hard drive to SSD/HDD without effort.

Here are the specific steps to clone hard drive for Windows 10 64 bit with AOMEI Backupper.

👉Before you do:

1. Free download AOMEI Backupper to your Windows 10 64 bit computer and install it on the PC.

AOMEI Backupper

Easiest hard drive clone software for Windows PC.

2. Prepare a storage drive which is big enough to store the data on your Windows 10 64 bit hard drive. You may choose an HDD for large capacity or an SSD for excellent performance.

After preparing, you can follow the simple steps to clone Windows 10 64 bit hard drive to another storage device.

Step 1. Launch this cloning software, and then you will see the main interface of this software. Click Clone and select Disk Clone.

Disk Clone

Step 2. Select the disk you want to clone, and it will be green after you click it. Then click Next to move on.

Source Disk

Step 3. Select the destination disk on which you want to store the cloned data and click Next.

Destination Disk

Step 4. After selecting the destination disk, you will move on to the Operation Summary window. Here you can confirm the source disk and the destination disk. If there is no problem, you can click Start Clone to execute the operation.

Operation Summary


  • You can click “Edit Partitions” to edit partitions on the destination disk based on your need.
  • The “Sector by sector clone” option means that every byte on the source disk would be cloned whether it is used or not. It will take a lot of time and space.
  • If you are cloning hard drive to SSD, we highly recommend you check the box “SSD Alignment”, because it will optimize your SSD performance.

Step 5. When the process reaches 100%, click Finish to exit.

Tips and best practices for successful cloning

Here are some tips and tricks for successful disk cloning:

1. Verify Disk Compatibility

Ensure that the destination hard drive or SSD is compatible with your system and has sufficient storage capacity to accommodate the cloned data. Check for any compatibility issues or limitations that may affect the cloning process.

2. Defragment Your Hard Drive

Before cloning, it's recommended to defragment the original hard drive to optimize data placement and improve cloning efficiency. Defragmentation reduces the amount of data that needs to be copied during the cloning process, resulting in faster and more reliable cloning.

3. Test the Cloned Drive

Once the cloning process is complete, test the cloned drive to verify its integrity and functionality. Boot your system from the cloned drive if possible and ensure that all data, settings, and applications are transferred correctly without any errors.

4. Update Drivers and Firmware

After cloning, it's a good practice to update drivers and firmware for the new hard drive or SSD to ensure optimal performance and compatibility with your system. Check the manufacturer's website for any available updates and install them as needed.


That’s all about how to clone Windows 10 64 bit hard drive. The best cloning software AOMEI Backupper only needs a few clicks to clone a hard drive. All the operations are very simple and safe.

Actually, you can use AOMEI Backupper to do things far beyond cloning hard drive, such as backup system, create bootable media, etc. If you are a Windows Server user, you can use AOMEI Backupper Server to protect your data safety.

Lily · Editor
Lily Green joined AOMEI in 2018 and has since become a professional in the areas of data protection and data transfer. She is committed to helping users protect their precious computer data and troubleshoot Windows system errors. She consistently stays vigilant about the latest trends in technology, guaranteeing that the given information aligned with the ongoing advancements in the field.