How to create a Windows 10 recovery USB?

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Last Updated on July 5, 2021

People who are using Windows 10 for home and business use are concerned about one of the most asked questions, ‘What will happen if their Windows 10 goes corrupt?’. The answer to the question is Microsoft has equipped Windows 10 with a built-in tool where we can create Windows 10 recovery USB and keep it for the future. It’ll help to reinstate window 10 in its factory state with all preinstalled apps.

Important: Make sure to use a blank USB as all data will be erased in the process of creating the Windows 10 recovery USB. It’s better to back all your data from the USB to some other device.

Requirement: USB drive with at least 16 GB of space.

Steps to create a recovery USB/Drive in Windows 10:

The time needed can be different depending on the system configuration. Time needed: 30 minutes.

We will discuss steps to create a Windows 10 recovery USB. You will need to prepare a flash drive that has at least 16 GB of capacity and check if it formated, as all the data will be deleted while performing this process.

  1. Search for create a recovery drive.

    Next to Windows 10 start button search for Create a recovery drive and then select it.Create a recovery drive

  2. Checkmark “Backup system files to the recovery drive”.

    You will see the tool image as shown in the image below. Make sure to place a checkmark in “Backup system files to the recovery drive”.Checkmark Backup system files to Windows 10 recovery USB

  3. Connect your USB drive.

    Connect your USB drive to your pc so that you can create Windows 10 recovery USB. USB should be at least 16 Gb and click Next.Connect your USB drive to your pc

  4. Wait for a few minutes to finish checking the Windows file system.

    Wait for a few minutes for the recovery drive to finish checking the Windows file system. It may take a few minutes.finish checking the windows file system

  5. Select the USB drive.

    Select the USB drive as shown in the image below and hit next Create. Many files need to be copied to the Windows 10 recovery USB drive, so this might take a while.Select the USB drive to Windows 10 recovery USB

It’s an intelligent thought to back up your records as often as possible as the recovery drive isn’t a system image. It doesn’t contain your documents, settings, or programs.

Note: Please refer to following link on how to back up your files.