I've got a brand new laptop + an extra SSD disk. I've installed the new laptop and taken the recommended 4 DVD recovery image/backup of the system after all updates are installed.
I installed a SSD disk in another laptop too - but then I had an original Win 7 Pro disk - and all was fine.
After I swap the disk on the new laptop and start the restore operation - all goes as it's supposed. DVD 1-4 - and life is easy. When I restart the laptop with the new SSD - It say Non boot disk etc. Disk is visible in BIOS and Boot sequence is HDD, CD, Network.
No CD's came with the laptop as usual today. This is a Home Premium something Win 7 pre install.