SO the first clone sounds fine. But when you put the 256GB into the netbook, why aren't you cloning the old Windows?
Just bought a new Inspiron 1100 3000 series netbook. It runs pretty dreadful, with a 500GB HD and 4 GB Ram. My laptop (currently 256GB SSD) is running out of space, a lot of which I wouldn't need for the netbook. Can I simply clone the 256GB SSD currently on my laptop onto the new 500GB SSD drive I purchased and then just install the 256GB directly onto my netbook, then clean it up? Seems a lot easier than wiping, then cloning the old 256SSD from the 500HD and then installing a bunch of programs. Both drives are the exact same physical size, 2.5 and both computers are running W10. FWIW, I'll also be upgrading the RAM on the netbook to 8GB. Seems like a no brainer, but I'm open to any comments on doing this transition.