Windows 10: Sell flash drive with Windows 10 Recovery

Discus and support Sell flash drive with Windows 10 Recovery in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I good day Microsoft Community, I just wanted to confirm the legality of selling flash drives with bootable Windows 10 recovery installed. This has... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by progeny05, Mar 6, 2021.

  1. progeny05 Win User

    Sell flash drive with Windows 10 Recovery


    I good day Microsoft Community,


    I just wanted to confirm the legality of selling flash drives with bootable Windows 10 recovery installed.


    This has nothing to do with licensing since this recovery flash drive, is used for reinstallation. As we all know, the digital license attached to the computer will be automatically installed once you perform reformatting.


    Is it legal to sell flash drive with Windows 10 ISO recovery?

    :)
     
    progeny05, Mar 6, 2021
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  2. OldGrantonian, Mar 6, 2021
    #2
  3. Recovery Drive for Windows 10 Doesn't Recognize USB Drive

    When I try to create a Recovery Drive in Windows 10, Windows doesn't recognize the flash drive.

    I'm following the instructions to create a Recovery Drive listed here:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/create-a-recovery-drive


    • From the taskbar, search for Create a recovery drive and then select it. You might be asked to enter an admin password or confirm your choice. (I was asked to confirm my choice, and I clicked "Yes".)

    • When the tool opens, make sure Back up system files to the recovery drive is selected and then select
      Next.

    • (Secret Step) Wait a minute or so for the "Please Wait" screen to finish thinking

    • Connect a USB drive to your PC, select it ...
    The issue is that when I connect a USB drive to the PC, it doesn't appear on the "Connect a USB flash drive" screen as a drive that can be selected, and the "Next" button is grayed out.

    However, when I look in File Explorer, I can see the USB drive plugged into the computer. Selecting Properties shows that Windows considers its Type to be "Removable Disk". (Sounds right to me.)

    I'm not getting any error messages.

    My environment:

    A brand new Toshiba Sattelite C55-C5241 laptop with Windows 10 Home. It's never had anything other than Windows 10 on it - unless they upgraded it at the factory.

    A brand new ativa 8GB USB flash drive. Note that the packaging for the USB drive does not include Windows 10 in the System Requirements, but seriously?

    What I've tried:

    • Plugging the flash drive into all three USB ports (USB 2, USB 2, and USB 3)
    • Reformatting the flash drive with FAT32
    • Restarting the computer with the flash drive plugged in
    • Turning off Real-Time Scanning in McAffee

    I've seen a few threads with this issue in Windows 8, but none of the potential solutions in those threads have worked for me. So here I am asking the same question, but for Windows 10.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for resolving this issue?

    Thank you.
     
    Ambisinister, Mar 6, 2021
    #3
  4. Sell flash drive with Windows 10 Recovery

    Windows 10 fails to create a Recovery Drive and turns 64GB Flash into a 32GB Flash!

    Hello,

    Appreciate the detailed post. As per the description of the issue, this can be caused by hidden files. For us to check, follow the steps below:

    • Search for File Explorer and press Enter.
    • Click on View.
    • Put a check mark on the Hidden items box.
    • See if there are additional files and folders that will appear.

    If there are no hidden items, we suggest that you
    create a new user profile.
    Since the issue is the same on different flash drives, this can also be caused by a corrupted user profile. Try creating a recovery drive in the new user profile and let us know if it works.

    Get back to us if anything else comes up.
     
    Jennifer Bri, Mar 6, 2021
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