How to create a Windows Vista recovery disk

I have searched far and wide for instructions on how to create a recovery disk for my laptop running Window Vista(TM)  Home Premium (WVHP – from here forward).  All I kept coming across were post telling me how it couldn’t be done without buying software or ordering a recovery disk from the manufacturer that shipped the machine with WVHP pre-installed.

Finally, I found a post that mentioned that the machine should have its own utility built in to create the disks.  After much searching and recovery-disk-ordering-dodging, found a link to instructions on how to make my own disk here. Windows Vista Recovery Disk

 Sure enough!  It was staring me in the face the whole time:

Recovery Manager

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