i bought a new ssd and i want to clone my os from my hdd to it. i've been using an unactivated version of windows 10 and was unsure if that will cause any issues with the cloning process and after. i also don't need my entire drive cloned and was wondering how i can just move the os and some other applications and then just use the hdd as storage afterwards
May not be understanding your intent, but a clone would typically include all files on the source drive (Windows, installed applications, personal data files, etc). The target drive would be a replica of it. Shouldn't be any reason to have to later move anything.
The clone could always fail of course. In which case you go to Plan B.
If the clone succeeds, yes you can wipe the old drive and do whatever you want with it.
i was upgrading my hdd to ssd and was in the process of cloning it in order to use the ssd as my boot drive when this message popped up and was wondering if i should continue or not? View: https://imgur.com/a/kPj9bAA