WinToHDD lets you Install, Reinstall, Clone Windows without CD/DVD/USB Drive

At times, when your Windows installation is giving you major problems, you may need to restore your PC using system restore or use the Refresh or Reset PC option. At times, you may even need a bootable DVD or USB. Without these media, you cannot install or reinstall Windows.

But a free software called WintoHDD makes it possible to install Windows without CD or USB drive. It will assist you in reinstalling or installing Windows without a CD or USB drive. That means, if you have the ISO image of your respective Windows, you can certainly install that on your machine. You do not need any bootable USB maker or CD/DVD burner for Windows to create a bootable pen drive.

Reinstall Windows without CD or USB Drive

As mentioned, WinToHDD can help you to install Windows without a CD or USB drive. Apart from that, you can reinstall Windows or clone your entire system using the same tool. It is very easy and not much time consuming to reinstall Windows without bootable CD or USB drive. Whenever you get into trouble and fail to create such a bootable drive, you can simply opt for this method.

Open WinToHDD on your Windows PC. You will get a window like this:

Install, Reinstall, Clone Windows without DVD/USB

Select Reinstall Windows. Now, you will have to select the ISO file.


Make sure that you are choosing the same ISO file, which is installed currently.

Here, you can find the architecture or the bit of Windows (x64 or x86).

Choose a version that you have and hit the Next button. The next window will contain these options,


Again click on Next button. Now, you have to create a WinPE image. Click on YES and sit back for a few moments. The tool will create the respective WinPE image.


Following that, it will need a restart. Just hit the YES button on the popup menu to restart your computer.

That’s it! Now, your machine will reinstall Windows accordingly.

Install Windows without CD/DVD or USB drive

You have already seen how to reinstall Windows without a CD or USB drive using this software. It is also possible to carry out a fresh install using the same software – but, you must have a different partition. You cannot dual-boot your system from one partition. This is the only drawback of this tool. Therefore, create a new partition for your new Windows installation and follow these steps.

This time, you have to select New Installation among those three options. After that, select your ISO image. Then, click on Next and select the partition where you want to install your Windows.

Following that, you will have to give it some time. The tool will setup everything for you. When it restarts, you will have to go to BIOS settings and select Hard Disk as your default boot source.

That’s all you need to do!

Clone system using WintoHDD

Sometimes, we need to move our system from one drive another drive. At such times, this tool will help you a lot as it makes it possible to clone your system.

Select System Clone and hit the Next button. Now, you have to choose the partition, where you want to clone your system. Then, the tool will carry out its task. This is a time consuming job, so you will have to be patient.

WinToHDD download

You can download WinToHDD from here. The free version supports Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista Home editions only.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


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  2. Carroll MacDonald

    This is a great tool, I tried it out last night, created a clone of my system drive, when I booted for the first time to the Clone Drive, other than signing back into things it went with-out a problem of any sort. I’ve been wanting to move my system drive to another drive because even though it’s a SSD it is only a 110 gig drive, I have a 600 gig SATA Drive that was waiting to be used. The SSD is nice, but it’s small and even though you install your programs to different drives, the system drive slowly fills up. Other than formatting and installing to the new drive, Cloning the drive was a better option and much quicker. Great piece of software – WinToHDD.

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