I've owned several Macs and I always like to keep backups of the original software and OSX that came with it (up to now that's been an installation DVD which I've also backed up to an external hard drive as a disc-image file created with Disk Utility). I would like to have the same type of reinstallation option with my newly bought mid-2012 MacBook Pro (MacBook Pro 9,2/2.4GHz i5, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD) which is my first Mac without this option. I know about using CMD-R (restore) and reinstalling everything from an online connection, but wouldn't that reinstall the current OSX version and bundled software versions at that specific time? In other words, Apple decides what is to be reinstalled instead of me deciding to reinstall everything back to how the machine came shipped (I might for instance prefer the OSX version that came with the machine instead of a newer one, or the factory installed versions of the bundled software). So how do I download and create the equivalent of an "OSX installation DVD" (or disc image file on a hard drive or USB thumb drive) including all the bundled software?