For a number of reasons, I decided to restore my laptop to "factory condition" using the Recovery CD that was shipped with it. This went smoothly, but as this CD was created almost two years ago, I've had to download and apply masses of updates to Windows which has taken an extra 2-3hrs. Can I now create my own Recovery CD that will include all these updates, so I wouldn't have to go through this download/update process again? Can I also include applications on my Recovery CD? For example, I'm now about to re-install MS Office and, again, this will then require a mass of downloaded updates to bring it up to date.