@Ray92- I don't think Vista itself has a recovery disk maker. However, usually the manufacturers install some sort of proprietary program that you can use to create recovery disks. For example, my Sony Vaio came with a Sony Vaio proprietary program that I used to create my restore disks. I suggest finding the program that came with your laptop (look for a start help center as it may have a link or directions), make the disks, then either (a) remove all Vista/manufacturer crap programs, or (b) trash Vista altogether and install XP, Linux, or something. I would recommend (b) if you have enough know how to do that. I probably should say though, that I am still running Vista because I was too lazy to deal with it at first, so now I've got all my programs and stuff on it.