OK, I have this mid-2101 mac mini. I'm running Boot Camp for Win 7 Pro. All works well....but.... I'm trying to set up the external HDD to image the Win partition, so that if the SSD in the mini goes bad, I can recover it, with NO requirement to have installation disks on hand for all the software on there right now. I used the Win 7 backup to "image" the disk to an external HDD, and am trying to make a bootable .iso DVD if i ever have to reinstall the OS. And, I am trying to make a Win 7 "rescue disc" on DVD as well. Here's the problem; I can't take the downloaded .iso and burn it to a DVD that is BOOTABLE (either via the "hold down C key" or "hold down Option key" or whatever. Also, the efforts to burn a "rescue disc" via Win 7 are for naught. Win 7, even though it uses the SAME ****ING HARDWARE as in OSX, won't recognize DVDs in the drive when in the Win partition. (except already burned ones...but not even empty ones.) Bottom line here; I need to survive a complete SSD failure (got the apple side covered with Super Duper) but still be able to boot into Windows to get to the image on the external HDD. This sucks ass...should I have just bought another goddamned computer to run Windows??? I'm about to smash the ****ing thing.