Sending laptop away for warranty. fastest way to restore everything?

I need to send my laptop away for warranty repair.. when it comes back, it will of course be factory reformatted and put back to Vista Home Pro (though I have a W7 upgrade that came with the same laptop). Can I make a back-up of everything on an external drive and then boot from some sort of CD and copy it over to the formatted hard drive to get everything back the way it was?

I saw that drive image xml can make a full back-up of all my data, but getting it back on is more complicated... don't have any easy way of taking my drive out and hooking it up to something else and I worry that would void the warranty as well...

What's the easiest way to get this done?
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  2. Haha.. nice! included in the OS.. not bad at all. thx.
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