I want to buy a SSD, my question is, can I some how clone my current harddrive to the new SSD and install it without doing a clean Fresh install of the OS? or is this idea a waste of time? (system specs on profile)
More abouthard drive swap
IMO in the time you do that you can do a fresh install. You can keep both OS for a while until you get the second one up and running with all the applications.
Acronis True Image. You'll have to pay for it, but it does a very good job.