Cloning the hard disk onto an SSD drive
Easus Partition Manager is an excellent free tool for resizing and cloning hard disk partitions. You set it up in Windows and it then runs once you reboot the PC. The clone process takes quite a while to complete. This is a screenshot capturing Easus Partition Manager mid way through the cloning process. Once it is complete the PC reboots again.
Solid atate disks (SSD) offer an easy, and relatively inexpensive means of boosting the performance of an older PC. The SSD behaves like a standard hard disk, but it uses memory chips instead of hard disc platters, so it is significantly faster, quieter and more reliable.. In Windows, if the operating system and paged memory are migrated onto the SSD, the PC's performance should increase significantly. It is possible to run several operating systems, like Ubuntu and Windsows 7 using separate partitions on the SSD. You will then use a boot manager, like the one that installs in Windows, to select which operating system launches.