creating a restore cd for my acer laptop

Hi I just got a new laptop, the aspire 5516. I want to make a backup cd, because I hate vista so I am going to put xp on it. I know if I ever have to warranty it I have to have vista installed though, so I wanted to make a backup cd. No instructions provided though, and if you go to acers support page they dont list the 5xxx series notebook.
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betty85Connect With a Mentor Commented:
on most Acer notebooks there is an Acer Backup/Recovery program group in the start menu that allows you to create this set, and more often than not only one set is ever allowed, so look after it!
nobusConnect With a Mentor Commented:
the easiest is to make an image of your drive; ACRONIS is the best for this :
you find free ones too :
d_lypaseAuthor Commented:
On a computer I got last year, I remember I went into the windows recovery concole or something- it had me create a backup dvd. Windows lets you create one of these, I just cant find the option to do it in vista. Does anyone know how to use the windows backup cd creator?
d_lypaseAuthor Commented:
Odd, I didnt find it in the start menu (you think they would put it there so people know to back up there computer) but after reading your post I checked the "acer" folder (in program files) and saw e-recovery managment and I clicked it and that brought up the program to burn the cd. Thanks!
Great stuff, glad i could help, seems like manufacturers try to hide things from us!
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