How to Create and Use a Recovery Drive or System Repair Disc in Windows 8 or 10

Windows 8 or 10 gives you the feature to create a recovery drive in (USB or CD/DVD) which helps you in restoring your computer or troubleshoot the issues. You can access any of the media (USB/CD/DVD) to initiate the Windows’ advanced startup options. Apart you may also make recovery partitions on the computer drive with a backup copy. Once your backup copy is created the Windows doesn’t obstruct the removal of recovery partition from the computer which helps in freeing the space.

How to create a Recovery Drive (USB)?

For making a recovery drive you need to open the recovery drive creation tool by pressing the windows key and type “recovery drive”. Just click the settings category and launch “create a recovery drive” application from there. Windows 10 users can search the same from start menu option.

The application will launch the recovery drive tool on the desktop. You may copy the recovery drive to recovery partition if it is present in the computer. This may use more space as compared with the other alternatives. For creating recovery drive you need a USB drive with a large capacity. Once you have copied the recovery partition the computer will ask to delete the recovery partition on the hard drive this can save you about 3.5 GB of space.

You have to click next then the Windows will prompt you to select the connected USB drive; after selection, click the create button and the files will be stored on the USB drive.

Once this step is completed, you will be asked to delete the recovery partition; after deleting the same you will need the recovery drive to refresh and reset the computer in future.

How to create a System Repair Disc (CD/DVD)?

This feature of creating the USB is newly introduced in the Windows 8 and 10 versions and the Windows 7 gives the option of creating the recovery disc only. This can also be done in Windows 8. For the same, you have to open the disc creation tool. It can be done by pressing the Windows key and typing “redisc” then press Enter.

You will see the disc creator tool on the desktop; now tap on the disc burner and create a recovery disc on the writable CD/DVD.

How to use the Recovery Drive or System Repair Disc?

This recovery disc is usually not required for the startup or normal computer functions. It is required when you are unable to boot the computer several times and the Windows 8 or 10 brings the advanced startup options to fix the trouble.

In case the windows fail to fetch the advanced startup options you will need the recovery drive or the system repair disc. This time you must insert the recovery drive and restart the computer. Now the computer will boot from the recovery media automatically. In case it doesn’t boot up you need to change the boot order.

After the system boots up you will get the troubleshooting and repair options for the computer. You have to refresh and restart the computer to recover the damage or restore the computer or automatically repair the computer. The system also gives the command prompt that helps you to troubleshoot the problems manually.

In case, the computer doesn’t boot you must try the Automatic repair or system restore option this will always fix the issues.

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