How to Create a Recovery USB Drive in Windows 10

In case you run into major problems with Windows it’s worth creating a recovery USB drive that at least lets you get up and running again.

You will need at least a 4GB USB stick which is empty.

Here is a guide on how to create the recovery media:

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Select the Start button

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Then in the search box type “Create a recovery drive” and then select the option below

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You will then see the Recovery Drive creator as you can see below


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Make sure your empty USB is connected and then click on Next

Wait while the wizard prepares to copy files to your

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Then you are prompted to check that you have at least a 4GB USB flash drive connected, then click Next

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You are then advised that if there are any files on the USB flash drive, they will be deleted!  Click Create to continue

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Next you will see the creating the recovery drive, which can take some time

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Once this is complete, you will see the message ‘The recovery drive is ready’.  Click Finish to complete the process.

You now have a recovery USB drive that can fix your computer should something go wrong with Windows 10.

Please note, this process does not backup any data files in any way!

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