You are however entitled to purchase the restore media and that's very cheap compared to the alternative.

Just like your car keys. You own the car but are not entitled to free keys when you lose them. You pay a small fee for the replacement. The car analogy works here.

Locking since this is the wrong forum. Try our XP Forum to continue.
Bob

PS. Where to get replacement restore media? Try compaq.com or hp.com and if they are out of stock then look on ebay and places like http://recovery-cds.com/