Christmas morning came and went, leaving me with a SSD to install on my computer. Yay!
I used the recommended software (Acronis True Image) to clone my HD (to SSD via USB) and after a few tries, everything worked.
Still leery because of the sketchy cloning process, I wanted to try booting the SSD to see how the system performed, so I changed my BIOS settings and waited anxiously but the system would not boot from the SSD.
Can someone help me with making the SSD bootable so I can try it out and eventually replace my 7 year old HD. The last time I this stuff I had to add an Autoexec.bat file somewhere, evidently they are long gone.