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Clone boot drive question

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Hi,
I have windows 8 running on a PC I built for my son a while ago. The SSD that is being used as his C drive is pretty much full - it was only 120GB and at the time it seemed enough.
I'm amazing at how inexpensive SSD drives are now. I want to get a larger SSD but would like to avoid reinstalling the OS and all applications.
Is it possible (and easy) to clone my boot drive 120 GB SSD to a new larger SSD drive and then boot from that?

Thanks -- suggestions and software recommendations to do this are very welcome.

Mike
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Thanks everyone. All excellent advice!
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You're welcome. Happy to help. Good luck with the clone! Regards, Joe
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