Just wanted to post a very quick thank you note to Mr. whs for his awesome tutorial!
I initially went the "Geeky" route, feeling fairly comfortable I would be able to complete the process without a hitch. However, after getting about 60% of the way through, got cold feet since I am running an OEM version from an old Dell PC that I have already gotten an exception for when I rebuilt from mobo up, and no longer have the case for (I assure you, it's a 100% legit copy - just made the bonehead mistake of tossing the old case w/ the sticker still attatched :O ) I ended up taking the easy way out via Paragon's tool and the prog worked like a charm - caveat being my C: drive was only 1/2 of my SSD and didn't have the 100mb partition concern either - not sure if/how that played a part in the ease of migration.
Either way, for those on the fence about the tool, I would highly suggest getting it if you are in the least bit concerned you may screw something up along the way. 20 minutes from install of the prog, all files had been cloned and I was adjusting my BIOS options. Only slight hiccup I had was due to user error and misreading the directions - I changed to AHCI in BIOS prior to changing in Windows (herp derp), but swapped back to IDE, followed the simple instructions on how to manually adjust in regedit, and it was smooth sailing from there
Thanks again, whs and sevenforums! This isnt the first time you have helped this guy out immensely, and would venture a guess it won't be the last!
P.S. Just as a quick note, and something I do not think was covered in the tutorial, I made sure I updated my SSD's firmware prior to initiating the cloning process based on recommendations I read on other sites. Not sure what impact that may make on the installation process, if any, but based on my results it certainly couldn't hurt
Edit: Oh, I also wanted to mention that a quick search for "Paragon Migrate coupon code" on Google resulted in an instant 25% savings through one of the sites they run ads on, Google Ad Sense I would assume. Either way, only had to pay $15 and some change... \o/