10 Easy Steps to Create A Recovery Drive for Windows 10 Using A USB Flash Drive

If 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 .

This steps will show you how to create a bootable USB recovery drive that only boots to advanced startup options used to help troubleshoot and recover your Windows 10.

Recovery Drive for Windows 10

Note :
You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to createa recovery drive.

A created 32-bit USB recovery drive can only be created in a 32-bit Windows 10 and used to repair a 32-bit Windows 10.

A created 64-bit USB recovery drive can only be created in a 64-bit Windows 10 and used to repair a 64-bit Windows 10.

If you have Windows booted in Safe Mode,then you will not be able to create a recovery drive.

How to Create A Recovery Drive for Windows 10 Using A USB Flash Drive

1. Do step 2 or step 3 below for how you would like to open Recovery Media Creator .

2. Open your Start menu, type Recovery Drive exe in the search box, press Enter, and go to step 4 below.

3. Open the Control Panel (icons view) , and click/tap on the Recovery icon. Click/tap on the Create a recovery drive link.

4. If prompted by UAC , click/tap on Yes.

5. Check or Uncheck the Back up system files to the recovery drive box for what you want to do, and click/tap on Next.

6. Select the USB flash drive (ex: “E:\ (USB)” ) you want to make a recovery drive, and click/tap on Next.

7. When ready to start, click/tap on Create.

8. The USB recovery drive will now be
created.

9. When finished, click/tap on Finish.

10. Remove the USB flash drive. This is now your new Windows 10 recovery drive.

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