Windows 10: Create both a USB Recovery drive & a bootable flash drive overkill?

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  1. Create both a USB Recovery drive & a bootable flash drive overkill?


    Is it overkill to create both a USB Recovery drive and a bootable flash drive to install Win10?

    HP 2000 laptop. Win10 Home (x64). 1.60 GHz AMD E-350. 320 GB HDD. 4/8 GB RAM
    I recently revitalized my friends HP 2000 laptop. Win10 Home (x64). 1.60 GHz AMD E-350. 4 GB RAM and it's running very well. I 'm wondering about creating both a USB recovery drive and a Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10 per
    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10 Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials .
    Is that overkill?

    :)
     
    MeAndMyComputer, Aug 3, 2017
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  2. 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, Aug 3, 2017
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  3. USB Rcovery

    Hi,

    • After Windows 10 installation, On next to create a bootable recovery drive using USB drive without other software. 16 GB USB Drive
      is enough.
    • If you take bootable recovery for after software installation such as office, Antivirus, etc.,
      32 GB or more than is much needed.
    Creating a recovery drive will erase anything already stored on your USB flash drive. Use an empty USB flash drive or make sure to transfer any important data from your USB flash drive to another storage device before using it to create a USB recovery drive.
     
    VinOth_VingO, Aug 3, 2017
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  4. NavyLCDR New Member

    Create both a USB Recovery drive & a bootable flash drive overkill?

    Flash drives are cheaper than Starbucks coffee and take up less space in a desk drawer.
     
    NavyLCDR, Aug 3, 2017
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  5. Berton Win User
    My opinion? It's never overkill to have as many options available as possible for use. If you never need one all is good.
     
    Berton, Aug 3, 2017
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  6. simrick Win User
    Agreed. I have Macrium Images, Windows recovery drives, Macrium recovery drives, Kyhi recovery drives and W10 ISOs. All come in handy at some point, depending on what I need to do. *Wink
     
    simrick, Aug 3, 2017
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  7. Hey thanks everyone: I do that on my own computer.
    Simrick, I also have Macrium images & recovery drives as well as the Win10 USB recovery drive and bootable flash drive available.
    --- And renew them on major updates such as when I went from 1607 to 1703 and will do the fall update.
    I guess my issue is I wish the people I help would willingly accept the same thought pattern but I have to let it go.
     
    MeAndMyComputer, Aug 3, 2017
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  8. simrick Win User

    Create both a USB Recovery drive & a bootable flash drive overkill?

    You're not the only one! *Wink
     
    simrick, Aug 3, 2017
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  9. Things do "go bump in the night". Better to have them and not need them than the reverse of that.
     
    Wiley Coyote, Apr 5, 2018
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