Windows 10: How to prepare recovery media for a pre-installed windows 10 laptop?

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  1. How to prepare recovery media for a pre-installed windows 10 laptop?


    I bought a new laptop Dell Vostro 3491. It has come with a pre-installed windows 10. I am planning to create a recovery USB, so that when laptop crashes or if the boot loader corrupts when I install Ubuntu dual boot, this USB would come in handy.

    Can someone clearly explain how exactly to create this recovery USB?

    I read somewhere, it will ask for Windows activation key, so, where should I find that key in my laptop?

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    /u/gilliatnet, Jan 17, 2021
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  2. MrGenius Win User

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    For the convenience of not having to use the installation media for startup repairs. But you should be able to use your installation media to do whatever the recovery partition does(including startup repairs). AFAIK. I could be wrong about that though.
    I'm not sure if I follow you there. But if you clean install Windows 10 there will be at least 3 partitions.
    • (EFI System Partition)
    • (Primary Partition)
    • (Recovery/OEM Partition)
    If you install from an OEM installation media there might(should?) be 4 partitions. Since there might(should?) be a Recovery partition and an OEM partition.

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    MrGenius, Jan 17, 2021
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  3. BSOD Recovery Media Fails

    Hi,

    This issue might have occurred when the boot files are missing or corrupted.

    I suggest you re-built the boot record by following the below commands and check if it helps.

    You will have to use Windows 10 installation media to follow the steps to boot into Recovery Environment and try to rebuild BCD.

    Step 1: I suggest you to create an installation media for
    Windows 10 using the media creation tool:

    Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool

    Step 2: After preparing the installation media, insert it hard reboot the device and follow the below:

    • Boot into Windows Recovery Environment using the Windows 10 installation media.
    • Click on Repair your computer.
    • Click on Troubleshoot and in the Advanced options.
    • Select Command Prompt. Type the following commands into the prompt and press Enter key after each command.
      • bootrec /fixmbr
      • bootrec /fixboot
      • bootrec /scanos
      • bootrec /rebuildbcd
    5. Restart the computer.

    NOTE: Modifying BIOS/ complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) settings incorrectly can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft
    cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the configuring of BIOS/CMOS settings can be solved. Modifications of the settings are at your own risk.

    Hope it helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of this issue for further assistance.
     
    Anup Karkal, Jan 17, 2021
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  4. How to prepare recovery media for a pre-installed windows 10 laptop?

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