*SOLVED* Windows 7 - "The system image restore failed. The parameter is incorrect. (0x80070057)"
edit: just so you know what I've already tried
1) Put in my new SSD and acted as if I was doing a clean install so it would take me to my hard drive list. Selected the new hard drive and clicked "new" which created a system recover 100MB partition and another partition with the remaining space (<- didn't work)
2) Deleted the larger partition from the previous step and expanded the smaller partition so the entire drive became one partition (<- didn't work)
3) formatted the combined partition to get rid of the "system" tag (<- didn't work)
4) deleted the partition so it appeared on the list as an unallocated drive like original (<- didn't work)
I have Windows 7 booting from a USB flash drive if that matters at all
edit: per post #4, removing the thumb drive that contained the bootable Windows 7 info right before installing the recovery drive worked.