How To Create A Windows 10 Recovery Drive

windows 10 recoveryIf you run into problems with your PC, a USB recovery drive can help you troubleshoot and fix those problems, even if Windows won’t start.

A recovery drive is a Usb version of a system repair disc, with an option to include the system files to be able to also reset Windows 10 from the recovery drive.

A recovery drive can help you troubleshoot and fix problems with your PC, even if it won’t start. To create one, all you need is a USB drive large enough to create the WIndows 10 recovery drive. How large,, process below after step 2 will provide the approximate drive size.

Very helpful to create this Windows 10 recovery drive, save and have around before problems arise.

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1. From the taskbar, search for Create a recovery drive and then select it. You might be asked to enter an admin password or confirm your choice.

(Or, go to your Control Panel, then “Recovery:, then “Create a recovery drive”)

2. When the tool opens, make sure Back up system files to the recovery drive is selected and then select Next.

3. Connect a USB drive to your PC, select it, and then select Next > Create. A lot of files need to be copied to the recovery drive, so this might take a while.

4. When it’s done, you might see a Delete the recovery partition from your PC link on the final screen. If you want to free up drive space on your PC, select the link and then select Delete. If not, select Finish.

How to: Create a Recovery Drive for reinstalling Windows 10

Note: You computer boot order must be set to “boot from Usb” or “boot from Usb” to use this recovery drive to repair or reinstall Windows.
Windows 10 generally speaking,, runs great on certain hardware & drivers. I am finding Windows 10 on various computers is not all that stable of an operating system. With some Windows 10 computers that I have seen in here, I am seeing problems I have never experienced before in all my years repairing systems. The OS is just not as universal on all the different hardware components, hardware drivers in all computers.

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