How do I create a bootable Windows 7 clone from my hard drive to my SSD?
Specifically, how can I do that using
Control Panel > Backup and Restore > Create a system image.
It looks like this is creating an image file and not a boot drive?
Cloning Windows with something like Acronis, Ghost or some freeware (usually Linux based) utility would be way easier.
I believe the system image is a data image which may be able to be used as a VHD but I'm not sure.
Here is a similar post and answer on a Microsoft site. http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7repair/thread/b1da3bc0-07c2-4c15-b69b-19f6c2e21915
Hope this helps.