How to Create a Windows 10 USB Recovery Drive?

There may be many reasons which can lead to your Windows 10 getting corrupted. A few reasons are installing a new application, an older software not behaving correctly, etc. Here, the Windows 10 USB Recovery Drive comes in handy. For those who don’t know it, a Windows 10 USB Recovery Drive is a bootable disk containing Windows recovery options, enabling you to troubleshoot system errors and even reinstall Windows 10 from startup.

There are so many new features added to the Windows OS after the launch of Windows 8. One of these is a feature that helps create a recovery drive with the help of a USB. Since it is easily portable, users use it as the first choice whenever they want to create a recovery drive. You can also create a recovery drive using a CD or DVD if you do not have a USB.

After creating the Recovery Disk, you don’t have to worry even if your Windows 10 computer gets corrupted or fails. You can always solve the problem by booting with the recovery disk you have created,, which is what we will learn in this risewindows article.

Keep reading for detailed instructions.

How to Create a Windows 10 USB Recovery Drive?

Before proceeding with the steps, you should remember that you have a similar way of creating a recovery drive for Windows 10 and 8.1. And to do so, you need at least a 16 GB USB flash drive.

Now use the following steps to begin:-

Step 1: Go to the taskbar and click on the start button. Once you do that, type the following there:-

Recovery Drive

Step 2: Click on “Recovery Drive” or “Create a recovery drive” in the search results and open it.

Step 3: Click on Yes if User Account Control prompts.

Step 4: Check the option “Back up system files to the recovery drive.” Once you do that, click on Next.

Step 5: After the above steps, the Recovery Drive will start scanning your system for USB Drives. If you do not have a USB drive connected to your computer yet, you can do so.

Step 6: Select the USB drive you want to use and click the Nextbutton.

Step 7: Now, a message on your screen saying, “Everything on the drive will be deleted. If you have any personal files on this drive, ensure you’ve backed up the files.” Click on the “Create” button.

Note: All the data from the drive will be destroyed during the process.

Step 8: Windows 10 will now erase the data on the flash drive and start copying the files.

The process will take some time, depending on the speed of the flash drive.

Step 9: When the message pops up on your screen that says “The recovery drive is ready,” click on Finish.

The USB drive can now be removed from your computer.

Booting from Recovery Drive and Reinstall Windows 10

In case you face any problem in the future booting into your Windows 10 computer, all you need to do is connect the Recovery USB drive to your computer and boot from it. However, the methods to boot using a thumb drive can be different depending on the model and make. You can either read the instructions provided on your computer documentation or press the keys ESC, F2, F9, F10, F11, or DEL from the keyboard to boot into the BIOS and change the options.

Now, click on Troubleshoot.

Select Recover from a drive.

Follow the instructions and wait for Windows 10 to be re-installed.

That is it.

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