Migrating OS from old HDD to SSD Satellite L755

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    I've just installed a 1TB Samsung Evo SSD into my old Toshiba satellite L755 by placing it in the DVD slot using a caddy (ie replacing the DVD).
    The original HDD was split into 2 partitions, one with C: (windows), & the other D: with data & files.
    I cloned all the data from C: using the Samsung data migration tool, and I can explore the cloned partition (F:) just fine, so now I want to forget about the old C: drive & boot from the new SSD, but in the BIOS (Insyde 2.70) I have no option to choose a different partition – only ODD, FDD, USB, & LAN. I've tried ODD (which I assume is the old bus for the Optical, ie DVD, drive) but the laptop is still running ridiculously slowly.
    How can I remove C: or otherwise force the OS to run from the new F: partition?
    Can I simply change my Windows and System directories to point to the new SSD somehow without physically removing the old HDD?
     
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    Welcome to the laptop forums site


    This program will copy/migrate hhd to ssd

    Here's the link:

    https://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html


    There's only two screws to undo to gain access to the hard drive
    why not just swap them over after cloning.

    It will be a lot easier.

    Use your old drive in the caddy
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply. I just swapped the SSD & HDD & on re-booting now I get a

    BOOTMGR is missing
    Press Ctrl Alt Del to restart

    Going into BIOS I can see the SSD, but clearly something failed in the migration.
    Any thoughts? I guess I need to physically swap them back (SSD back to the caddy) but what from there?
     
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    It's a very different process copying the system to an ssd drive.

    Not all programs will copy to ssd drives

    A ssd drive does not follow the same structure as a mechanical drive does.
    It stores things in a random way.


    You need to have a working, and bootable original drive fitted in the
    laptop then using that partition program choose the option migrate to ssd
    (to your new drive) there is a wizard if you get stuck.

    It will not copy if your original drive will not boot in to c:
     
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    Thanks - Partition Wizard to migrate the OS, physically swapping the SSD & HDD (between the caddy & IDE) a couple of times, and then we finally got there.
    Thanks again for your help.
     
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