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Summary

With professional disk clone software - Renee Becca, 3 steps you can clone original HDD to a new one and boot from it after clone finish!


You want to replace your hard drive with a larger HDD to get more storage capacity to for your Windows 8 or 8.1 computer. But you do not have a Windows 8 installation disk. If so, changing the clone hard drive means you need to buy a new Windows system and reinstall all the software. Also, you need to copy and paste a file from the old hard drive to the new one if you still want to use your files. It would be a very annoying and time-consuming task which may stop computer users from replace the HDD.

Why not use disk clone software to clone HDD in Windows 8 and 8.1?

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Clone HDD in Windows 8 and 8.1 for Free

Rather than creating a disk image and performing the restore, you can clone HDD to a new one in Windows 8 and 8.1 directly. Here, we take the Renee Becca software as an example to show a detailed tutorial of how to clone HDD in Windows 8 and 8.1. This free backup software can not only backup a data, but also clone drive and migrate Windows system. After the clone, you can start your computer and use Windows 8 or 8.1 and installed programs as usual. Nothing will be changed or deleted.
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Notes :

  • Before starting to clone the hard drive, I suggest you scan the hard drive with antivirus software to remove viruses and malware.
  • You can also uninstall unnecessary programs.
  • This hard disk can only be used on the computer where the original hard disk is. If you put it on another computer, it is Impossible to start the Windows operating system because the configuration and hardware of the computer may be different from those of the original computer.
  • After you click Clone, all data on the destination hard drive will be erased. At the Hard Drive Clone launch, it will be impossible to recover data from this hard drive. Save important files to another hard drive or USB drive before cloning the hard drive.

Clone HDD in Windows 8 and 8.1 Computer

Even you are computer beginner, you can easily make the hard disk clone with Renee Becca by yourself. We will introduce the easy hard drive clone method for you.
First, please download and install Renee Becca on your target computer which you want to clone hard disk for.

Operating system: Supports Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP

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Step 1: Launch Renee Becca. Select “Clone Function” and then please click “Disk Clone”.

Clone system to SSD
Tip:

If you want to clone the system only, please click “System Migration”.

Step 2: Select the source HDD and the clone destination.

make the target disk bootable

Clone to a Larger HDD without Waste

Want to copy the HDD to a larger one but do not know how to make use of the free space? With Renee Becca, you can easily make use of the space when processing clone.
You can allocate the free space before processing the clone:
more settings for hdd clone
1. Add partitions with same size
The size of the original partition will remain the same in the new cloned HDD. But the free space will be allocated to the new partition(s) you want equally.
Example:

Select add 2 new partitions.

Size of the original HDD: 200GB

Size of the new HDD: 300GB

After clone finish, the new HDD will become:

add new partition
2. Extend the partition size
The free space will be allocated according to the scale of the partitions’ size in the original disk automatically.
Example:

Size of the original HDD: 200GB

Size of the new HDD: 300GB

The scale of the partitions’ size: 3:2
Free 100GB will be allocated according to this scale.

After clone finish, the new HDD will become:

extend original disk
3. Maintain the original size:
Just clone the partitions to the new HDD but remain the same size as they were in the original HDD. Leave the free space to be unallocated one.
Example:

Size of the original HDD: 200GB

Size of the new HDD: 300GB

After clone finish, the new HDD will become:

preserve the original size
Renee Becca will identify the internal hard drive of your computer and the target HDD.
You do not need to format the HDD before the clone. Renee Becca will make it for you.
Once the clone finish, you can take off the original hard disk and install the new HDD. Also, you can try to boot from the new HDD first to check whether the clone is succeeded.
Want to make a backup for the HDD or just want to replace the HDD with a larger one in Windows 8 or 8.1? Clone function in Renee Becca can help you solve this with 3 simple clicks. Let’s download Renee Becca and clone the HDD!
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