You can clone Windows 7 to the SSD, but it is greatly preferable to do a clean install the first time to the SSD, with your bios set to AHCI sata mode. If you don't use your optical drive much, there are converters that allow you to use your optical bay for a secondary HDD for storage.
yeah y'know how it is these days. they dont really give you the windows dvd in the first place and the factory widows that comes with the laptop is all cluttered. Well i guess i can create a windows recovery disk. The only thing that i'm kinda not sure about is that, when i make a recovery disk at this point , will it just have windows on it or will it end up trying to create an image of my whole hard drive.