How to Create a Recovery Drive in Windows 10 Step By Step

A recovery drive is exactly what its name says. Using a recovery drive, you can troubleshoot any issues and restore the computer. The recovery drive is tied to one computer. Meaning, if you had created the recovery drive on your computer, then it will only work on that particular system. But, you should know that it doesn’t keep your personal files or applications. Using it you can solve the errors and reinstall Windows only. So, keep a backup of your files as well.


How to Create a Recovery Drive

Follow these steps to create a Recovery Drive in Windows 10.


Step 1. Go to Cortana and type Create a recovery drive. Select the same from results.


Cortana Create A Rcovery Drive


Step 2. Keeping system files in Recovery Drive is an option. If you opt for it, it will take a good hour for the recovery drive to get ready. But, you will be able to reinstall Windows with it then. So, choose wisely. If you wish to backup system files, mark the box beside it. If you just want the recovery drive to reset your computer and troubleshoot problems, unmark the box. Click on Next after that.


Recovery Drive Backup System Files Check Next


Step 3. Connect a USB flash drive into your computer and select it. Click on Next now.


Connect Flash Drive Next


Step 4. The Recovery Drive application will show you a warning that everything on the USB drive will be deleted. If you have any files on it, backup them on some other drive. When you are ready, click on Create.


Create Recovery Drive Create


After the last step, it will take some time for the creation of Recovery Drive. If you had opted for system files to back up on Recovery Drive, it may take more than an hour. When the process is done, simply click on Finish.


Recovery Drive Finish



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