How To Create And Use System Recovery Drive In Windows 10

Introduction

 
A very helpful feature in the Windows family is to create or use a recovery drive. We can also use this feature in Windows 10 to create and use a recovery drive as well. The user can create or use a recovery drive by using the built-in recovery drive tool. It is a technical feature but not well-known among users.
 
A system recovery drive or repair disk is a copy of any operating system (like Windows 10) on another source, like CD/DVD and USB drives which can be used to restore the data at the previous end.
 
Windows has introduced a new feature to create and use a recovery drive using a USB drive instead of CD/DVD(s) since windows 8.
 
When a user is trying to install a new operating system with the existing operating system, some kind of problems can occur. In this case, the user should always boot the system with a recovery drive or repair disk and try to resolve the system problems.
 
This tutorial will show you various steps on, how to create and use a system recovery drive or system repair disc in Windows 10.
 

Method 1. Using a Recovery Drive

 
Step 1
 
Firstly, insert your USB flash drive.
 
Step 2
 
Then, open Start and search for "Recovery Drive" and press enter to open the "Recovery Drive" window.
 
Step 3
 
"Recovery Drive" Window will appear on the screen.
 
recovery drive
 
Note:
 
Ensure that the USB flash drive you will be using should be empty and able to hold at least 256 MB to 1 GB.
 
Step 4
 
In the "Recovery Drive" window, select the checkbox of "Back up system files to the recovery drive" option and click on the "Next" button.
 
recovery drive checkbox on
 
Step 5
 
Select the USB flash drive from the available drive(s) and click on the "Next" button.
 
choose USB drive
 
Step 6
 
Click on the "Create" button.
 
click on create
 
Note:
 
In this step, Windows will format your USB drive.
 
format the drive
 
Note:
 
And, then copying of the recovery material to the USB Flash drive will begin and it will take a few minutes.
 
copies the data
 
Step 7
 
Click on the "Finish" button.
 
click on finish button
 

Method 2. Using System Repair Disc

 
Step 1
 
From the "Search", open the "Control Panel".
 
Step 2
 
Click on the "Backup and Restore (Windows 7)" option.
 
click on it
 
Step 3
 
Click on the "Create a system repair disc" option.
 
click on it
 
Step 4
 
"Create a system repair disc" window will appear on the screen. Insert a blank disc and select a CD/DVD drive. Then, click on the "Create Disc" button.
 
insert and select it
 

Using a Recovery Drive or System Repair Disc

 
If the system crashed or fails to boot due to any reason, then the user should plug in the bootable USB Recovery Drive and boot the system. Open the boot menu by pressing the appropriate key to boot from the USB recovery drive or CD/DVD disc drive.
 
When the system boots from the boot menu, choose the Troubleshoot option and then select recovery from a drive (system restore) option to restore the window. After completion of this process, Windows will be reinstalled successfully.
 

Conclusion

 
By following the above steps, you can create and use the system recovery drive or repair disc in Windows 10.
 
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