cloned the SSD from the drive,
cloned from what drive? at a guess that is where your getting your problems from.
i suggest putting the ssd in the laptop and then doing a clean install with a windows 7 installation disk.
if you don't have a windows 7 install disk then you can create your own, just download the windows 7 iso from here (you will need to verify your windows 7 key first before it will let you download it.):- https://www.microsof...wnload/windows7
and then either burn it to disk or use rufus to create a bootable usb stick.
rufus :- https://rufus.akeo.ie/
of course you can always test the drive works by installing a free linux distro like mint to it also :- https://www.linuxmint.com/