How to Create a Recovery Drive in Windows 10

How to Create a Recovery Drive in Windows 10

Imagine waking up one morning to find that your computer won’t boot. It could be due to a system error or corrupt files. If you have a recovery drive created by the OEM, that’s great. But if you don’t, you might need to reinstall Windows. Today, I’ll show you how to create a recovery media for Windows 10, so you can handle these situations easily and quickly.

Why Create a Recovery Partition?

A recovery partition or a dedicated USB drive for it can save you trouble when your computer fails to boot. No need to run to your friends for a bootable image of Windows 10. If you have recovery media, wiping your system is not mandatory. Windows can repair your existing installation. Even if you do have to wipe the system, the fresh installation will include pre-installed drivers, saving you time and effort.

Creating a dedicated recovery partition on the hard drive and a removable USB Drive can be done using a third-party app called AOMEI OneKey Recovery. The option to create a recovery removable media is already available in Windows 10.

Creating a USB Recovery Drive

Open the Start Menu and search for Recovery Drive. Run the application to access the Control Panel. Here, you can create a Recovery Drive. You might need administrative rights for this.

How to Create a Recovery Drive in Windows 10

When the recovery process starts, make sure you check the option “Back up system files to the recovery drive”. This ensures that you can reinstall the OS from the recovery drive if it fails to repair or your hard disk is damaged.

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How to Create a Recovery Drive in Windows 10

Finally, the wizard will prompt you to choose a removable drive. Use an 8 GB USB drive, ensuring it is empty as it will be formatted.

How to Create a Recovery Drive in Windows 10

The process may take time. Once complete, label the USB drive. The Windows 10 recovery drive is now ready.

How to Create a Recovery Drive in Windows 10

Creating a Dedicated Recovery Partition on Hard Drive

AOMEI OneKey Recovery is a free application that can create a recovery partition with just a few clicks. It is easy to use and even creates the partition for the user if they are unsure how to do it using Windows Management.

To get started, launch the application and select the OneKey System Recovery option. The app will display the current partition structure and the resulting partitions after creating the recovery partition. Please ensure that your laptop remains plugged into a power outlet, as the process can take up to 2 hours to complete, depending on the processor speed.

How to Create a Recovery Drive in Windows 10

Creating a USB recovery partition is an option if you lack enough hard drive space.

How to Create a Recovery Drive in Windows 10

After completing the process, the app will prompt you to set up the boot menu for recovery.

Conclusion

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This is how you can create a USB drive for Windows 10 recovery media. It will be useful when your computer encounters problems. If you have any issues during the creation process, please leave a comment and we will assist you.

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