A Recovery Drive lets the user boot their computer or laptops. In order to revive a falling Windows 10 system Recovery Drive access number of troubleshooting and recovery tools. Now let us discuss how to create a Windows 10 Recovery Drive. You can create a Recovery Drive either on a USB flash drive or on an optical disc but both will produce the same recovery tool.
The only difference is that the USB flash drive version is created by using a using a stand-alone application while the optical disc is created from the “Backup And Restore Windows 7 user interface. No matter if you create Recovery Drive on USB drive or on optimal disc but it is mandatory that the Recovery Drive is bit specific. For example, if you create Recover Drive on Windows 10 64-bit version then you are not able to use the same drive to boot up a 32-bit version.
Using a USB flash drive: The USB flash drive which is going to be used will become a dedicated Recovery Drive and you will not be able to use that flash drive for another purpose. A free space of minimum 330MB is required for the contents of the Recovery Drive. If you want to include some system files then you need more space. Thus, if you are going to create a Recovery Drive then 1GB USB flash drive will be enough. If you want to create the Recovery Drive by using USB flash drive then you have to follow some simple steps which are mentioned below
- First open the Control Panel and type Recovery in the search box. Now click on the “Create A Recovery Drive” option.
- Now you will encounter User Account Control panel and click “Yes” to continue the further process. In the next step, you will be asked to backup the system files to the Recovery Drive and it is an optional one. Now click Next button.
- Select your USB drive. If the drive is not connected then connect it to your system. Windows10 will then rescan your system and display the drive. Now you are warned that the contents on the drive will be deleted.
- Now click on the Create option and the Recovery Drive tool formats the drive and copy all the files to the drive.
Using an optimal disc: If you want to launch the Recovery Drive by using optimal disc follow this simple procedure
- First open the Control Panel and type Windows 7 in the search box. When the search is completed click the Backup And Restore (Windows 7) link.
- Now you will see the Backup And Restore Windows 7 user interface, select the “Create A System Repair Disc” command which is located on the left side of the screen to launch the creation too
- Finally, click the Create Disc button. The program will begin the process of creating the disc.