Ok, so I took a look at the article and it all looks good, I am alright with creating a brand new image every week or so (there doesn't seem to be a way to make images incremental) however, would the backup be completely useless without the repair CD? For example, if my hard drives went down would I need the repair CD to be able to essentially re-create the system as it was before. One last question, would I need to make a new CD along with each new system image? or would one CD created at the first backup be able to restore an image farther down the line? Thanks for any help whatsoever.
I am in the same position as you with almost identical hardware, ie a boot disk and a 2tb data disk. And Windows7. The rescue CD will work ok any time you need to restore your PC. No need to make a new one each time. You can even boot your original Win7 CD and it wil lead you to the point where you must specify where the image of C: is.