Is it possible to clone an HDD by moving the OS to a target SSD and all the data to an HDD?

I have a laptop (Let's call it laptop A) running Windows 10 with a 1TB HDD which has very important customizations and data. I have another laptop (let's call it B) with a 128GB SSD and 1TB HDD. I'd like to clone laptop A to laptop B with laptop A's OS ending up on laptop B's SSD and the rest of the data on the HDD.

I don't know if this is possible or not. I'm wondering what operating system files would need to be moved.

Has anyone ever done this before or have any idea how? Thanks.

Edit: Added images

Laptop A Laptop A

Laptop B Laptop B

  • You forgot to add the size of Laptop A's disk. If it's <128GB just clone the entire disk to SSD B and afterwards move the data from SSD B to HDD B
    – Lenniey
    Oct 31, 2018 at 10:19
  • 1TB HDD. And I edited the question.
    – chx101
    Oct 31, 2018 at 10:31
  • All on the same partition, I reckon? I believe a new installation of W10 on the new Laptop and then mounting HDD A on Laptop B to copy the data would be the "fastest" way. If you have two partitions: you can clone only the OS partition to a new drive.
    – Lenniey
    Oct 31, 2018 at 10:36
  • @Lenniey You know what. I'm not sure. I have to check again. If I recall correctly there might be a hidden boot partition. I come back here once I check.
    – chx101
    Oct 31, 2018 at 11:48
  • @Lenniey Ok. So, I was able to check after coming back from work. They're on the same partition. But how would that method work since OS components might have the *"C":* path imprinted in them?
    – chx101
    Oct 31, 2018 at 18:18


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