This is just a reminder for those buying new computers. I know we are all very excited to unbox and use our new machines, but it is important to realize that these machines usually do not come with reinstall media. It is up to us, the users to create recovery media for our machines. Sure, it comes with a recovery method on the hard drive, but if that ever corrupts, or if the hard drive fails, we are out of luck. That is why we create recovery media (usually DVDs).
Set aside 5-7 writable DVD discs and run the media creator as soon as you turn on the computer. This saves you later expense of contacting the computer OEM and paying for recovery media.