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I’ve never heard of that issue you mentioned, and I’m skeptical of it. UEFI doesn’t involve looking at a specific sector for “validation codes”. UEFI boot options for local storage are a specific path to a particular file on a specific partition of a specific disk.
The partition currently after your C partition is probably the Windows Recovery partition. I don’t recommend swapping those around because if Windows ever needs a larger Recovery partition, it will get one by shrinking your C partition by the full amount needed for a new larger one, and then that one you put before the C partition during the clone will become dead weight. If you keep it as-is, then Windows can just incrementally shrink your C partition as it needs to incrementally increase the Recovery partition size.
But that means that in order to stage the clone optimally, you may want to refrain from just clicking Copy Selected Partitions. Instead, drag and drop your partitions one at a time working left to right, and after dragging down the C partition, click Cloned Partition Properties and resize it so that there’s enough free space after it to accommodate the Recovery partition. Then drag that down.
After the clone completes, I suggest shutting down the PC, disconnecting the source disk, and trying to boot. If it fails, boot into Rescue Media and run Fix Boot Problems. Then try again. After you get the new SSD booting, you can reconnect the source disk if desired. But if you want to repurpose it as a data disk, delete all existing partitions. Don’t just format the Windows partition.