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Migrating OS from old HDD to SSD Satellite L755

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 (FHappy 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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Not supported it seems.

What I usually do is to clone the old to the new drive (I use the Apricom USB 3.0 cable and their software) then I pull out the old drive and install the new SSD where the old drive was.

Your method is one I've never tried. Hope to read how it turns out.

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Resolved (Partition Wizard was the key)

Just wanted to keep the old HDD in part as a failsafe, and also as it was split to 2 partitions, one with the OS, and one with a bunch of data on it.
It the end PartitionWizard (free) migrated the OS partition, then I physically was able to swap the SSD & HDD, and everything booted fine without resorting to the BIOS.
Here's a link to the software:

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

Thanks again for the suggestion though

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Sounds like you did the same as I do.

I clone then swap. Without the swap step I run into machines that can't change from Sata port 0. Besides for long term it's best to go with BIOS defaults as the batter will eventually run out, the defaults load and the new owner can't recall they had to change the BIOS to boot. I've seen this happen and it's not pretty. Swapping is best.

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Agree, Clone and Swap

I've used both Samsung and Partition Wizard to clone HDD to SSD and then swap them in a laptop. Even if your laptop did support booting from a HDD/SSD disk caddy, you probably wouldn't want to do it anyway. I have a Lenovo and a HDD/SSD caddy is available (I did get a Linux system to boot from it by editing GRUB but not Windows). But that slot will take the HDD/SSD, the original CD/DVD and also, in Lenovo's case, a second battery. There is a conversion chip to sort this out but that would probably slow down a SSD.

On a desktop, with a standard disk slot to install the SSD, I did clone the O/S disk with Partition Magic and then just used Partition Magic to set the SSD Active.

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