How to create a system recovery drive in Windows 10

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It is always advisable to create recovery media when you try to install a new operating system or update the existing system. Because in case of system failure, you can boot the computer with the drive or recovery media at any time and try to fix the system. Previously, in Windows 7, you could only create a recovery media with optical media (CD-RW or recordable DVD), but this changes with Windows 10/8, now you can also use a USB key!

The recovery drive can be used to solve problems with your Windows PC, even if it cannot be started. If your PC comes with a recovery partition, you can also copy it to the recovery drive so you can update your PC or reset your PC.

Create a recovery drive under Windows 10

As described above, you can use both USB and disk-based recovery media. You must first find Windows Recovery Media Creator.

Recovery Media Creator

May 2019 Update:

We now recommend using this tool for your error. Additionally, this tool fixes common computer errors, protects you against file loss, malware, hardware failures and optimizes your PC for maximum performance. You can fix your PC problems quickly and prevent others from happening with this software:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, Vista – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.


To access it, type Recovery Drive in Start Search. The’Create a recovery drive’ option is displayed. Click this option. Recovery Media Creator is a desktop wizard that guides you through the recovery drive creation process.

Click’Next’ and you will be prompted to connect a USB flash drive with the following message – The drive must be able to hold at least 256 MB and everything on a drive will be erased. The wizard also allows you to create a system repair disc with a CD or DVD. Choose what suits you best.

Select the drive and click Next. See screenshot below.

Note that the drive must contain at least 256 MB, and once you have created the recovery drive, everything on it will be deleted. Click Create. Your disk is formatted.

You will see the formatting process. Wait a minute! Wait a minute!

Once formatted, the wizard transfers all essential contents that make up the recovery material.

You can also create a system repair DVD or CD at any time via the link provided there, if you wish.

If you encounter a system problem or error, you can resolve it using the recovery media, which contains several useful tools.

If you haven’t created one yet, you want to create one now, just in case!

Read now:

  1. To create a Windows system image
  2. Create a Windows system repair disk.

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