Question How do i move my os to my ssd?

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No, I meant from the very beginning...
"Hi, today i just got an ssd(367 gb in primary and 100gb in unlocated) ......"
-connected my ssd
-i deleted all my partitions on my ssd
- i went to macrium and cloned all the info of my hdd
-unplugged both drives
-plugged just the ssd with the same data cable the hdd was using
-booted the pc

theres where im at, currently the ssd is the only drive connected
 

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works just like before
OK, so the system, in its original config, boots and runs properly.

If so...redo the clone operation.
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Specific steps for a successful clone operation:
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Verify the actual used space on the current drive is significantly below the size of the new SSD
Download and install Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration, if a Samsung SSD)
Power off
Disconnect ALL drives except the current C and the new SSD
Power up
Run the Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration)
Select ALL the partitions on the existing C drive
Click the 'Clone' button
Wait until it is done
When it finishes, power off
Disconnect ALL drives except for the new SSD
This is to allow the system to try to boot from ONLY the SSD
Swap the SATA cables around so that the new drive is connected to the same SATA port as the old drive
Power up, and verify the BIOS boot order
If good, continue the power up

It should boot from the new drive, just like the old drive.
Maybe reboot a time or two, just to make sure.

If it works, and it should, all is good.

Later, reconnect the old drive and wipe all partitions on it.
This will probably require the commandline diskpart function, and the clean command.

Ask questions if anything is unclear.
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If it fails this time, give up with the cloning thing.
 
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Please show us a screencap of Disk Management (not File Explorer)
im back, sorry for the wait

ive been using only the ssd since i didnt need the hdd much, but now im in need of more space, my ssd has 100gb left out of 465gb and its running as primary partition. is it ok if i deleted everything in the hdd ? i havent used it in 3 months and the ssd works fine without the hdd files so i asume its fine but im not the expert here

link to disk managment and file explorer screenshot
View: https://imgur.com/a/3xcUqNx
 

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