Set SSD as boot drive

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Hi!

I am going to use SSD as my system drive instead of HDD.

I have cloned the system using EaseUS from HDD to SSD and now the SSD contains the same file as in C: (HDD)

My question is
How do i make windows use the SSD to boot?

I have tried entering BIOS, but i can only find windows boot manager under the boot setting

edit:
I have both HDD and SSD in the laptop, so im going to use SSD for the system, and HDD for storing files

Thanks

Specs :
Acer Swift 3 (SF314-54G)

Windows 10 Home
Intel Core i7-8550U
8 GB RAM
Nvidia MX150


https://ibb.co/D4gycg1
Disk management screenshot
C: is HDD
E: is SSD
 
It is not cloned properly. You have to clone EFI system partition also.
EFI system partition contains bootloader. Without it drive is not bootable.

Redo clone (clone EFI system partition also),
for first boot after cloning, hdd has to be disconnected from system.
 
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I have tried to reopen but i cannot find a way to disconnect my HDD, the cable is ribbon cable, i think it cant be disconnected (im not sure about this).
Is there a way without needing to disconnect the HDD?
 
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Im using EaseUS to clone. I can only choose to clone one partition or all partition in my HDD with that, so i will use macrium and update later
 
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After cloning disk using the Macrium, i can select 2 partition, cloning the EFI boot partition as well, turned out it showed up in BIOS as windows boot manager, so i have 2 windows boot manager, i simply put the second one to be the first
thanks for the answer
 

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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 as necessary.
Delete the 450MB Recovery Partition, here:
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/4f1b84ac-b193-40e3-943a-f45d52e23685/cant-delete-extra-healthy-recovery-partitions-and-healthy-efi-system-partition?forum=w8itproinstall

Ask questions if anything is unclear.
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