How to create a recovery drive for reinstalling Windows 10

Windows 10 let you to create a recovery drive (USB) or system repair disc (CD or DVD) that you can use to troubleshoot and restore your computer. You might be upgraded to Windows 10 through Windows Update. As expected you have no installation disk with you now. What if you want reinstall Windows 10? In this guide I will show you how to create a recovery drive for reinstalling Windows 10. Using this recovery disk you can reinstall Windows 10 anytime. You can use this recovery drive when you are unable perform refresh or reset on Windows 10.

RECOMMENDED: Fix this issue in 3 simple steps. Takes only 2 minutes.
1) Download repair utility.
2) Install program and click Scan button.
3) Click Fix Errors button when scan is completed.
4) Restart your computer.

Note: Recovery drive does not required product key to activate the Windows 10 in your computer as it is already activated for your computer. First you need USB flash drive at least 4 GB of space or more. Your computer should be installed and active Windows 10.

How to create a recovery drive for reinstalling Windows 10

Click on Start menu, Type Create Recovery and Hit Enter.

how to create a recovery drive for reinstalling Windows 10

You can also find the Recovery drive creator by opening Control Panel (Windows key + X)
Open Recovery
Click Create Recovery drive

Make sure your Flash drive is connected

how to create a recovery drive for reinstalling Windows 10

Click Next
Wait while the wizard prepares to copy files to your Flashdrive.
Again, make sure your Flash drive is at 4 GBs, click Next

how to create a recovery drive for reinstalling Windows 10

The Recovery drive wizard will provide a final warning.
Creating the recovery drive can take some time. While it is prepared.
When complete, click Finish

How Boot from Recovery Drive and Reinstall Windows 10

When it is required to reinstall Windows 10. You can use Recovery flash drive to reinstall Windows 10. You may need press ESC, F2, F9, F10, F11, DEL or a combination of keyboard commands. Some might even require that you boot into the BIOS or Firmware and change boot options. Learn How to reinstall Windows 10 using USB media

Follow below instructions to install Windows 10 from flash drive.

how to create a recovery drive for reinstalling Windows 10

Windows recovery installation starts with loading Windows Logo as above.

how to create a recovery drive for reinstalling Windows 10

Choose your keyboard layout. Or click See more keyboard layouts

how to create a recovery drive for reinstalling Windows 10

Click on Troubleshoot

how to create a recovery drive for reinstalling Windows 10Click Recover from a drive

Follow the on screen instructions to complete Windows 10 recovery installation. Ask your questions here on our Forum

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Arun Prabhakar

Arun Prabhakar immensely interested in following Windows and other technology developments. Being passionate Windows blogger, he loves to help others on fixing their computer issues.