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Create recovery drive windows 10

Worried about Windows 10’s file system getting corrupted? Due to a virus or accident, damage to the operating system can prevent a PC from booting into Windows 10 in any way. So, to restore Windows when harm occurs, it is necessary to create a USB recovery hard drive. When there is a problem with the operating system, just plug that USB recovery hard drive into the computer and start it up. There will be options to restore Windows.

Thus, the recovery hard drive supported the PC when the problem occurred. However, you don’t know how to create it, when to use it, or when you need it. This article summarizes all you need to know about creating an easy recovery hard drive with Windows 10.

The article references the steps to create another Windows 10 recovery USB.

Create a Recovery Drive

Check the Back up system files to the recovery drive box 
Check the Back up system files to the recovery drive box 

First, you’ll want to set up the Recovery Drive while Windows is still running to get the best of it. Connect the USB or insert the DVD into the computer. Type Recovery Drive in the search field and click Create a recovery drive.

Or, open the Control Panel in icon view, click the Recovery icon, and click the Create a recovery drive link. Answer Yes, if Windows asks if you want to allow this app to make changes to your device. At the Create a recovery drive screen, check the Back up system files to the recovery drive box, and then click Next.

Select drive

Select drive you want to use
Select drive you want to use

Wait for Windows to show the USB drive or DVD. If multiple drives appear, select the drive you want to use. Click Next.

Create Recovery Drive

Everything on the recovery drive will be visible
Everything on the recovery drive will be visible

The next screen tells you that everything on the Recovery Drive will be erased, so make sure there are no necessary files on the USB or DVD. Click Create and the Recovery Drive will be created. This process can take a long time, so be patient. After the drive is created, click Finish.

Use Recovery Drive

Choose to boot from USB or DVD instead of the hard drive
Choose to boot from USB or DVD instead of the hard drive

Now, let’s quickly move on to a time when Windows was so damaged that it couldn’t load or repair itself. Insert the recovery USB or DVD into the computer. When booting, press the appropriate key to boot from USB or DVD instead of the hard drive.

Choose a language

Choose a language
Choose a language

At the keyboard layout screen, select the keyboard for your language or country. Press Enter.

Restore from a backup drive

Click on Recover from a Drive
Click on Recover from a Drive

Now, click Recover from a Drive to tell the computer to get the version of Windows on the drive. Again, this means that all files and applications will be deleted after the operating system is reinstalled.

Delete files

Click Just remove my files to delete the files
Click Just remove my files to delete the files

You have the option of deleting only the files or deleting the operating system entirely. Since you plan to keep this computer, just click Just remove my files.

Restore Windows

The last step is to click Recover
The last step is to click Recover

The final step is to click Recover. The computer will warn you again that all personal files will be deleted and that any applications that do not come with the operating system will also be removed. Furthermore, if you partition the hard drive, this will restore it to its original state; meaning you will have to reset the partition.

Complete the restore

Windows will tell you it's restoring your PC
Windows will tell you it’s restoring your PC

Windows will then tell you that it is restoring the PC. When finished, Windows is fully reinstalled.

Thiết lập Windows 10

Windows 10 set up
Windows 10 Setup

Windows 10 will then take you through the setup process and apply any updates. Once the setup is done, you can sign in to Windows. Again, your personal files won’t appear here, but hopefully you’ve backed them up elsewhere, so you’re ready to restore them now. You will also need to reinstall the desktop applications.

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