How to Create a Recovery Drive in Windows 10

Are you suffering from annoying computer issues such as hardware failure? In this case, you can use a recovery drive to reinstall your Windows OS. It will help troubleshoot issues with your PC even if it can’t start. If your computer came with a recovery partition, you can also copy it to the recovery drive so you can use it to refresh or reset your computer.
Do you know how to create a recovery drive in Windows 10? If no, take it easy. Here’s the guide.

How to Create a Recovery Drive in Windows 10?

With Windows 10, you are able to create your own recovery media and back up the pristine state of your OS and preinstalled software. But please note that your personal files and any applications that did not come with your PC will not be backed up.
To create a recovery drive in Windows 10, you can follow the steps below.

Step 1. Prepare a USB drive that’s at least 16 gigabytes and plug it into your PC.

Note: You’d better use an empty USB drive because this process will erase any data that’s already stored on the drive.

Step 2. Type “Create a recovery drive” into the search box next to the Start button and then select it from the search results to launch the recovery drive creator.


You can also open the recovery drive creator through Control Panel > Recovery > Create Recovery drive.

Step 3. When the tool opens, check the “Back up system files to the recovery drive” option and click on Next.


Step 4. Select your USB drive and click on Next.


Step 5. There will be a final warning. Select Create.


There are many files that need to be copied to the recovery drive, so this might take some time. You can do something else while it is working.


Step 6. Click on Finish when it’s completed.


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That’s it. Try to create a recovery drive on your own by following the guide above. If you need further assistance, don’t hesitate to leave comments below to let us know. To get more useful computer tips, please visit the Resource section on Driver Talent’s official website.

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