How to create USB recovery drive for Windows 10

How to create USB recovery drive for Windows 10

In this article, we will walk you through the steps to create a USB system recovery drive that you can boot to in case Windows 10 fails to load completely. Note that if you didn’t create the recovery drive beforehand, you can use another Windows 10 machine to create it and then use it on the broken PC.

You will need USB drive with at least 16GB capacity. Remember that creating a recovery drive wipes all data on the USB drive!

 

  1. Right click on Start How to create USB recovery drive for Windows 10  button and choose Search. How to create USB recovery drive for Windows 10  How to create USB recovery drive for Windows 10
  2. In the search box type “Recovery drive” and then click on option Create a Recovery DriveHow to create USB recovery drive for Windows 10  How to create USB recovery drive for Windows 10  How to create USB recovery drive for Windows 10
  3. Dialog box appears, with some description. There is also checkbox “Back up system files to the recovery drive“. It’s highly recommended to select it, with this option you will be able to reinstall Windows via the recovery drive. How to create USB recovery drive for Windows 10  How to create USB recovery drive for Windows 10  How to create USB recovery drive for Windows 10  How to create USB recovery drive for Windows 10
  4. After pressing Next button, windows recalculate how much space will be needed in your USB drive and prompt you to connect USB drive. Plug it in and click NextHow to create USB recovery drive for Windows 10  How to create USB recovery drive for Windows 10  How to create USB recovery drive for Windows 10  How to create USB recovery drive for Windows 10  How to create USB recovery drive for Windows 10
  5. Windows will format your USB drive and copy your recovery files in. This action takes several minutes.How to create USB recovery drive for Windows 10  How to create USB recovery drive for Windows 10  How to create USB recovery drive for Windows 10  How to create USB recovery drive for Windows 10  How to create USB recovery drive for Windows 10  How to create USB recovery drive for Windows 10
  6. When the recovery drive is ready, click Finish.
  7. You now have a bootable system recovery USB flash drive that you can use in case your copy of Windows 10 crashes.
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