I would suggest you do a clean install on the SSD. The way you try do do it will leave you with a set of problems.
1. Your SSD will not be aligned unless you did that beforehand. That will give you a major performance hit. The Windows 7 installer will do that for you.
2. A set of Windows 7 functions have to be disabled on the SSD (e.g. Defrag is only one of them). Again the Windows 7 installer will do that for you.
3. Trim may not get properly setup and you'll end up with a write speed that is degraded by 50%.
If you are not an "expert" with SSDs, you are liable to make a lot of mistakes that you can avoid with a clean install.
I am not sure why your restore did not work. I only know that the windows imaging has it's quirks. That's why I use Macrium
which never let me down.