Hi nerv, and welcome! Windows backup is very limited. If I were you I'd use Acronis True Image 2012 to clone the original disk and also to create an Acronis recovery USB stick. All you have to do is swap disks, boot from the Acronis stick and restore the image to the SSD. Acronis will automaticaly align your system partition as well. You can use the Acronis trial for all this but I'd recommend the purchase of the full version, I personaly couldn't do without it.
Of course there are other software some of them freeware that will allow you to do this (e.g. Todo Backup Free, Comodo Backup, Paragon Backup & Recovery 2012 Free, Macrium Reflect etc.), but for me Acronis has always done the job fast and well.