The original poster was planning to downgrade her daughter's computer to Windows XP, however she decided to visit the HP Forums before diving into the project. CherylG helped her get the discs burned and answered subsequent questions, providing clear explanations and concise directions. Go here to see the post of the week!
Thank you, CherylG, for your help on this and many other threads.
I'm off to go make my own set of Recovery Discs! Keep in mind that Recovery Discs do not include your stored files (documents, photos, music, etc.), so be sure to keep a backup of them as well, just in case you ever need them.