Thanks to all that replied. I kept it vague in hopes that someone else did this very thing with Ghost and new the trick.
More info, I have the images on a USB drive that booting from the Ghost CD sees. I've done three restores in 3 different ways. With 3 different errors when I try to boot onto the new drive. This is a laptop so don't see how to use a transfer utility without buying other stuff. The errors I've gotten were, bootmgr not found, OS not found and blinking cursor on black screen.
Right now I think I am going to put the old drive in and try Windows 7 backup utility. I see that it has a way to create an image and recovery disc.