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Many people prefer to SSD because it can read and write data quickly. Do you know how to install an operating system (hereinafter referred to as OS) on a SSD for smooth operations? After system installation, we should install many new applications. Can we reduce these steps? In this essay, we will talk about how to migrate the whole system to a SSD, and how to install OS on a SSD.

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Part 1: How to Migrate System on SSD?

Renee Becca can migrate not only the original system from HDD to a SSD or larger HDD, but also the installed programs and the system settings. In addition, the software is shipped with automatic 4K alignment which can improve the read-write performance when the system is migrated to the SSD.

1. What is Renee Becca?

Renee Becca is the tool specializing in system and hard disk back up. It is used to back up and restore the computer data, including programs, system configuration, emails, photos, videos, documents and bookmarks. With the incremental/differential backup technology, it can back up system, partitions, disks and files, but also it can redeploy system and clone disks.
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2. How to Migrate System to SSD with Renee Becca?

It is convenient to clone the system to SSD with Renee Becca. Here are the steps.
Step 1: Download and install Renee Becca. Then, open the software and select [Clone] – [System Redeploy].
clone windows to ssd with Renee becca
Step 2: Please select the original disk which saves Windows system and the target disk. Then click [Redeploy] to process the system migration.

Note: You should replace the solid state disk with a larger one. When the data is transferred to the new SSD, all data will be emptied. Please back up data beforehand.

select a destination to redeploy system with renee becca
Step 3: Click on [OK] as the process is finished. Then, you should set the new disk as the first boot order in BIOS and get into the system. Click here to learn about how to change the boot order in BIOS.
back up system with renee becca
These are the steps to migrate the system to a SSD. If you want to learn about how to install OS on a SSD, you can read the next part.

Part 2: How to Install OS on SSD?

In the followings, we will show you how to create the installation media and then use the media to install OS on a SSD.

1. Create Installation Media

Here are two points for creating a new installation media:

You shall check whether you’ve backed up the important data to the other storage devices (i.e. USB or SD card) or to OneDrive. It is noted that you not save the backup files to the device which is going to be installation media.

You shall prepare a blank USB flash drive with at least 8GB of space or blank DVD (and DVD burner) if you want to create media. We recommend using a blank USB or blank DVD, because any content on it will be deleted.


① Download the media creation tool from the Microsoft official site (URL: Then, click on [Download tool now].

download Windows 10 installation media tool how to install os on a ssd
② Run the tool and click [Accept] to confirm the license terms.
USB flash drive ready
③ On the [What do you want to do?] page, select [Create installation media for another PC], and then select [Next].
create media Windows 10
④ Select the language, edition, and architecture (64-bit or 32-bit) for Windows 10. By default, check the item [Use the recommended options for this PC].
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⑤ Select which media you want to use. Click [USB flash drive] and [Next] to continue.
Bootable media USB drive in Windows 10
⑥ Insert a USB and click [Next] to create the installation media. Finally, click [Finish] to exit the setup.
refresh the USB list

2. Reinstall Windows 10

Steps about how to reinstall Windows through the boot media.

① Insert the installation USB when the computer is off. It is noted that the USB shall be inserted into the rear interface in desktop computers and the all-in-one PCs, and into the USB 2.0 interface in the laptops.

② Restart your PC. If your PC does not automatically boot to the USB or DVD media, you might have to open a boot menu or change the boot order in your PC’s BIOS or UEFI settings. To open a boot menu or change the boot order, you’ll typically need to press a key (such as F2, F12, Delete, or Esc) immediately after you turn on your PC.

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③ On the [Install Windows] page, select your language, time, and keyboard preferences, and then select [Next] > [Install Windows].

Note: The computer will be restarted for several times during the installation.

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