abowlofrice <> wrote:
>I recently bought a laptop that did not come with any restore disc. I
>plan to create a back up of my current vista so in case XP somehow
>fails, I can return to vista. My question is, how do I create a back up
>that will work when I am on XP? I know the Vista "system restore" does
>not work on XP. I read somewhere else that I can copy paste my windows
>folder from C: drive directly onto an external harddrive, but if XP
>fails how do I put that onto my computer?
Your laptop SHOULD have a utility to create a set of recovery DVDs
using the hidden recovery partition. You boot to the first of those
to start a recovery that will take your computer back to the same
condition it was in when you first fired it up.