Step-by-Step Guide on How to Use iSumsoft Cloner

This guide will show you how to use iSumsoft Cloner to copy, backup and restore Windows system or partition. I will divide this guide into three parts, separately introducing the Copy, Backup & Restore, and Make Boot Disk function. They all have the same objective: to clone your Windows OS or partition, though the process is different. Now install and launch this cloning software on your computer and then let’s begin.


Part 1: How to copy Windows system or partition

This part illustrates the Copy function of iSumsoft Cloner, with which you can copy your Windows system or partition onto another hard drive, like external hard drive, HDD or SSD. The duplicated system or partition can be used directly on the target drive. Before starting the following steps, make sure you have connected or installed another hard drive on your computer.

Step 1: Click the Copy option on the left side pane of the program.

click Copy option

Step 2: Now you need to select a source partition and a target partition. Select the partition you want to copy under "Select a source target" and select another partition to which you will copy the source partition under "Select a destination target". Note that if your source partition is the system partition that contains your current Windows operating system, the target partition must be a partition of a different hard drive (HDD or SSD). In addition, you have to make sure your destination target has enough space to store the replica of your source partition.

select target drive

Step 3: Now click the Start button and when a dialog pops up asking if you are sure to copy the data, click OK to start copying. Note that this operation will format the target partition, so you’d better backup your important data on the target partition in advance.

click Start button

Step 4: Wait some minutes until the copying progress reaches 100%. When the “Mission Completed” prompt appears, it means your Windows system or partition is successfully copied to the target drive.

copy is completed

Part 2: How to backup and restore Windows OS/partition

This part describes the Backup and Restore function of iSumsoft Cloner, with which you can back up your Windows system or partition to an archive file and restore the backup to a target disk when needed. The restored system or partition can work perfectly on the target disk without any problem.

Part 1/2: Backup Windows system or partition

Step 1: Click the Backup option.

click Backup option

Step 2: Select a volume you want to back up. You can select the system partition that contains your Windows operating system or select any other partition. Here I selected the system partition.

select volume to backup

Step 3: Now you need to select a path to save the backup file. Click the Choose button, then in the Save As dialog, you can choose a partition to save the backup and also you can specify a file name for the backup, if you like.

select a path to save backup

Step 4: Click the Start button and when a dialog pops up asking if you are sure to back up the partition, click OK to start backing up.

click Start to start backing up

Step 5: Now just wait until the backup progress reaches 100%. When the “Mission completed” prompt appears, you are done. Later on, or in future you can restore the backup to any disk when needed.

backup is completed

Part 2/2: Restore the system/partition backup

Step 1: Choose the Restore option.

click Restore option

Step 2: Click the Choose button and choose the backup file you need to restore.

choose backup file

Step 3: Select the destination partition to which you will restore the backup from the volume list.

select restoration destination

Step 4: Click Start to start restoring the backup file. When a dialog pops up asking if you are sure to restore the file, click OK to continue. Note that this operation will format the destination partition.

click Start to restore backup

Step 5: When the progress reaches 100% and the "Mission Completed" prompt appears, it means the backup of the system or partition is restored successfully and you can directly access the data.

Part 3: Clone Windows system or partition from a boot disk

This part introduces the Make Boot Disk function of iSumsoft Cloner, which allows you to clone your Windows system or partition without logging on to the desktop, from a boot disk. In this way, you can clone your system or partition more completely. Here are the steps.

Step 1: Create a boot disk.

1) Launch iSumsoft Cloner, connect a USB flash drive to the computer, and then click the Make Boot Disk button near the upper-right corner of the program.

click Make Boot Disk

2) When the "Choose vim file" dialog opens, select the Create PE in current system environment option and click OK. Then in the "Device Option" dialog, select your USB flash drive and click on Make.

create pe in current system

3) When you are prompted that this operation will format the USB drive, click OK to continue. Then it will start making a WinPE boot disk. When the progress reaches 100%, a WinPE boot disk is created successfully.

making PE

Step 2: Boot your computer from the boot disk.

Shut down your computer, then turn it on again and enter the Boot Menu or BIOS/UEFI Setup to change the boot order to make your computer boot from the USB drive (WinPE boot disk).

boot from the boot disk

Step 3: Clone Windows OS/partition.

After your computer successfully starts up from the boot disk, iSumsoft Cloner will display on your computer screen and you can then copy, backup or restore your Windows system or partition.

Tips: The above are three ways to clone Windows system or partition using iSumsoft Cloner. The cloned copy of the Windows OS or partition can work perfectly on the destination hard drive without any problem. Occasionally, but not necessarily, genuine Windows 10 becomes not activated after cloning it to a different hard drive. If that’s the case, don’t worry, just need to reactivate Windows 10.

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