in the past I have used Acronis TrueImage software to create full system images of my system. that way if somethign goes really wrong i can just restore the entire system from the acronis image and be good to go. It looks liek windows backup has a way of doing a full system backup/restore and I am wondering if its the same sort of thing - does it just create an image file like acronis which is a bit for bit copy of the data on the drive so that i can easily restore the whole system, apps and all? do i need to make a recovery disc in order to do a full system restore? and if so, is the recovery disk specific to one system or is it kind of a generic windows 7 recovery disc tha ti can use on all of my windows 7 systems?