Duplicate discussion about cloning OS

I am sure that you are tired of hearing about my problems....
But can anyone explain to me:
Why will my new computer run my old computer's HD (in a usb-box adapter). I boot the new computer with the usb-HD attached and it boots off the old HD. It calls the HD the "C" drive and I have total access to all the programs just like I did when the drive was in my (now dead computer).
BUT when I clone the usb-HD to my internal NEW ssd , on my new computer, and, then shutdown the computer and disconnect the usb-HD and try to boot the computer I just get a display on the monitor "operating system is missing". I am a novice and I really cannot wrap my mind around this situation. I have been "messing" with computers since the early '80's.
Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

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If you start multiple threads on the same problem
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Pay someone to do the work....

Where I live in the sticks (SE NM) there is no one to "do the work".

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My brother has me do the hard stuff for his office.

He's only 100 miles away so he saves up the hard issues and either I come over or he brings it in. You may have to do that.

I've followed your story and again, I feel Apricorn mislead you plus this work is now treacherous. I clone drives all the time as the office and others upgrade to SSD or bigger drives. But here, you were given some advice I can't agree with. That aside, there are issues with cloning. You have to try different apps, different BIOS SATA settings until you find the right combo.

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