Yeah they have a utility called Acer Recovery which creates a disk back to the factory image, will this satisfy the needs of a clean instal should i ever encounter a "laptop disaster" such as a virus etc. or even doing a routine re-format of my OS?
Thanks for that clarification. When I saw the word key, well it just registered as being a product key for my Vista OS.
Is there any way though to strip all the acer junk off and do a clean install rather from image off a hidden partition on the HDD?