Back Up Or Recovery Media Creation of OS

This post explains how we can create a back up or recovery media creation of your OS (Operating System). Since I am using Windows 8.1 as my operating system in my HP laptop, I will describe the steps needed to follow with that configuration. but in most cases, the process remains the same. You may have the recovery media creation software already installed in your system. In that case, the process will be as easy as possible. Here I will explain how to back up your OS in a simple way. I hope you will like it.

Background

Recently I bought a new hp laptop. So before installing any product or software I thought to create a recovery media first. So that I can restore my Operating System at any time I want. I strongly recommend you to do the same when you are in the same situation.

Steps to back up your operating system

Please be noted that the screenshots I am sharing is from windows 8.1 version, So if you use any other OS, the screens may be different. But as I said above, most part of the process remains the same.

Go to Start menu.

Back Up Or Recovery Media Creation Of OS

Type recovery in the search box.

Back Up Or Recovery Media Creation Of OS

As I am using an hp laptop, I selected hp recovery manager. When I select that, a screen will open, check Accept and click continue.

Back Up Or Recovery Media Creation Of OS

Now you need to select where you want to create the recovery. You can either create it in a USB flash drive or in a DVD, If you choose a DVD, you may need 6 of it. And If you select a USB flash drive, make sure that there is no data and it has space of minimum 25 GB or above. As I had a 32 GB pen drive with me, I selected USB flash drive.

Back Up Or Recovery Media Creation Of OS

Now you will be getting a warning message saying that the USB drive you selected will be formatted. Just click OK.

Back Up Or Recovery Media Creation Of OS

Then the process of creating flash drive will be started.

Back Up Or Recovery Media Creation Of OS

Once the disk is ready, it will start copying.

Back Up Or Recovery Media Creation Of OS

And when the process is done you will get a warning message as follows.

Back Up Or Recovery Media Creation Of OS

Conclusion

Did I miss anything that you may think which is needed? I hope you liked this article. Please share me your valuable suggestions and feedback.

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