I used to clone my OS drive for free with the MiniTool Partition Wizard! BEST cloning software you could get … and it was FREE!
Arconis True Image would not produce a bootable GPT clone anymore!!! It was driving me nuts! $59 US later for MiniTool and I have an interchangeable clone now.
There’s lots of free tools for this, but they are usually a smidge harder to use. Clonezilla would be one example (which is kind of a fancy UI for the GNU dd utility).
I’ve always done it for free using the Software WesternDigital Give’s WD Drive owners…
Install Windows, Drivers, Software Suites… Use Software, Create a Backup Image.
If anything goes wrong w/ my O/S wipe and restore from image.