Acronis True Image Home 2011 is the latest version of my favorite disk imaging software. Windows 7 includes an imaging utility, but like most built in Windows apps, lacks full features.
Acronis True Image Home is reasonably priced and makes backup and restore much easier.
Improvements include integration in the Backup and Restore section of the Control Panel; ability to view and restore previous file or volume versions from the Context menu; backup and restore of Windows libraries; and the ability to launch Acronis® True Image Home 2011 from the Windows 7 Taskbar.
Some of us have never felt the user interface was the best it could be with True Image, and thankfully the UI has been improved.
A redesign of the GUI includes new features like Drag and Drop for faster navigation. Wizards and One-Click configuration tools select the best backup and restore options for your needs.