Windows 10: Create a Bootable USB Recovery Drive in Windows 10 - TIPS

Discus and support Create a Bootable USB Recovery Drive in Windows 10 - TIPS in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; 1. Pay attention to the numerous warnings to create a recovery drive before a failure. 2. Use a 32gb USB stick formatted as NTFS - even though there is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by JoeR, Nov 13, 2020.

  1. JoeR Win User

    Create a Bootable USB Recovery Drive in Windows 10 - TIPS


    1. Pay attention to the numerous warnings to create a recovery drive before a failure.
    2. Use a 32gb USB stick formatted as NTFS - even though there is lots of advice to use 16gb formatted as FAT32.

    My creation of recovery drive failed twice after several hours until I tried 32gb NTFS in desperation.
    My PC was running desperately slowly while using 89-100% cpu. I spent many hours tweaking before concluding that I needed to do a complete reinstall.

    Creating the recovery drive took 12 hours + several hours for failed attempts. This would have been a lot faster if I had done it when the PC was healthy.

    Booting from recovery drive and then letting Win10 configure itself only took 1 hour - and the result was a perfect machine!

    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 1909 (build 18363.1139)
    It took a lot of searching to discover that on my Lenovo Ideacentre 520 it was necessary to keep pressing F12 to boot from USB.

    :)
     
  2. Agility Win User

    Multi-bootable USB

    Hey guys from TPU, couldn't find any specific thread pertaining to the question asked on title. As mentioned, I'm trying to create a bootable USB, but with many specifics boots available.

    I've been trying to create one with multiple boot device including one that enables me to run Windows 10 directly on the USB Thumb Drive but to no avail.

    The list of bootable images i'm trying to create are

    1. Windows 10 (A full OS running from thumb drive)
    2. Windows 10 ISO (Bootable disk image for fresh install)
    3. MemTest86+

    Have tried YUMI or UUI from the website USB PenDrive Linux but as this is my first time, i don't know how am i screwing up or am doing it right.. Anyone got a rough idea on a step by step guide? Thanks!
     
    Agility, Nov 13, 2020
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  3. Cannot create recovery drive or bootable usb using media creation tool

    Hi Stuart,

    To assist you better with your concern, are you getting an error message upon creating a recovery drive, as well as creating a bootable USB drive? If yes, what's the error message?

    In addition to that, have you tried the steps from the following articles:


    Regards.
     
    Marque Lor, Nov 13, 2020
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  4. Create a Bootable USB Recovery Drive in Windows 10 - TIPS

    Error Creating a recovery drive for Windows 10

    Instead of recovery drive, I suggest creating a bootable USB that serves both of Recovery drive and Installation media.

    Option 1 should do this for you.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2376-create...
     
    Sumit Dhiman2, Nov 13, 2020
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