How to Migrate Windows 8/8.1 to SSD with Secure Boot

You can learn how to migrate Windows 8 to SSD using the most reliable disk cloning software in this article. It ensures a secure boot after cloning.


by Lily Updated on November 22, 2023

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Why Migrate Windows 8 to SSD?

Previously, many computers come with HDD (Hard Disk Drive). HDD is a metal platter with magnetic coating. When it spins, the data can be read and written. However, because of this construction, HDD may break if it is suffering a heavy shock. Besides, working with HDD will make some noise because of the spinning. What’s worse, HDD works slowly.

In order to optimize your Windows 8 computer’s performance, migrating Windows 8 from HDD to SSD could be the best way. SSD (Solid State Drive) is a kind of storage disk which is made of solid state electronic storage chip. Its memory chip consists of flash chip and DRAM chip. Compared with HDD, it has many obvious advantages.

✿ It stores data on the memory chip, so there is no spinning noise.
✿ The data will be safer on the SSD.
✿ SSD can work under a more serious environment. The SSD can work normally between -10 to 70℃ while HDD can only work between 5 to 50℃.
✿ The data on SSD will be read and written faster than HDD. As a result, the computer will perform better.

Best System Migration Software for Windows 8/8.1

Once you want to replace HDD with SSD to improve your computer’s performance, you’d better move Windows 8/8.1 to the SSD. This could save a lot of trouble. After all, you don’t need to install a system again. To transfer Windows 8/8.1 to SSD smoothly, you can use a third party software like AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper enables you to migrate Windows 8 to SSD through System Clone or Disk Clone functionality. System Clone can help you migrate the system and the files related to booting the system. If you want to migrate the OS as well as the data on the system disk, you can perform Disk Clone.

With the help of AOMEI Backupper, transferring Windows 8/8.1 to SSD will be a piece of cake. The concise interface makes it easy to use. It will automatically select the system drive and boot related files, so you don't have to worry about not cloning important system files.

Also, its Intelligent Clone feature allows you to clone larger hard drive to smaller SSD. Read on to learn how to migrate Windows 8 to SSD with this powerful software.

Migrate Windows 8/8.1 to SSD with AOMEI Backupper

Here is the step-by-step guide on how to migrate Windows to SSD. It is not only suitable for Windows 8/8.1, but also Windows 11/10/7/Vista/XP.

  1. Install the SSD to your computer and make sure it can be detected.
  2. Download, install and launch AOMEI Backupper Professional. Click “Clone” to open the clone main interface. Select “System Clone” to clone Windows 8 to SSD.
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Choose System Clone

  1. The system has been selected by default, so you will reach the following interface. Select the destination disk - the SSD you prepared before. Click Next.

Choose Destination SSD

  1. Confirm the operation. Tick SSD Alignment to improve the performance of the target SSD, then click Start Clone.

System Clone SSD Alignment

✡ Sector by sector clone:  it will clone every byte of the system whether it has been used or not. It will take more time and occupy more space. 

As you see, migrating Windows 8/8.1 to SSD with AOMEI Backupper just requires a few clicks. Here you only migrate the system to SSD. You can also select Disk Clone at step 2 to move the whole disk to SSD.

To Sum Up

After reading this article, I believe you may know how to migrate Windows 8 to SSD. With the help of AOMEI Backupper, you can complete this operation in just 4 steps. It also ensures that you won't encounter any startup issues. If you are a Windows Server user, you can also perform System Clone in AOMEI Backupper Server.

Besides the clone function, it also has backup, restore, synchronization and other functions. You can also use it to create a bootable disk to start your computer in the event of a system crash or other system problems.

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.