Windows 11 offers several ways to back up, recover, and reset your system, but many of these tools depend on Windows being able to boot. One of the best ways to avoid disaster if you can’t boot is to have a USB recovery drive ready. The USB Recovery Drive allows you to bypass the failed Windows installation and use the standalone Windows Advanced Recovery Environment to repair and restore your PC.
A Windows recovery disc is a bootable disc that contains advanced recovery options such as System Restore, Startup Repair, Safe Mode, and Command Prompt. This risewindows article will teach you how to create a Recovery disk for Windows 11.
How to Create a Recovery Disk to Restore System Image on Windows 11?
To make a recovery disk of Windows 11, use the following:-
Quick Note: Ensure no critical files are available on your USB drive. It will erase all the data to the external drive during the recovery drive creation.
Step 1. First, connect at least a 16 GB USB drive to the PC.
Step 2. Now click the
Step 3. Then, when the “Recovery Drive” window opens, select “Back up system files to the recovery drive” and then click the
Step 4. After that, Windows will automatically start hunting for a connected USB flash drive. When Windows reads the connected USB flash drive, click the
Step 5. Next, read the description on the following screen and click the
So, Windows will format your USB flash drive and start copying the required files. This process might take several hours,s depending on the speed of your computer and external media.
Finally, eject it from your computer when the creation of the recovery drive is complete. Keep the recovery disk and the system image backup in a safe place.
How to Restore System Image on Windows 11?
Here, use the recovery disk to boot into your computer to recover your PC from a disaster or wish to rebuild a new PC using the system image. The recovery disk will boot into Windows Advanced options.
The advanced startup options include many tools, including Startup Repair, System Image Recovery, Command Prompt, and Startup Settings. Then, select System Image Recovery and proceed with on-screen instructions to repair/build your Windows.
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Also, read How to Create and Use System Restore on Windows 11/10?