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#1 wickerman

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 03:24 AM

i have just made a recovery drive (I think) on a flash drive I am on windows 10 64bit. now I got it how do I use it.when I open it shows.

 

boot /efi /sources /bootmgr /bootmgr.efi. is this right.



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Posted 28 October 2016 - 08:19 AM

What are you trying to do with this recovery drive?

 

Where did you get the media for this drive?


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Posted 29 October 2016 - 05:20 AM

I don't know what I supposed to do with it. I have read several times that I should make a recovery drive sooner rather than later. so I  went on google typed in create recovery drive .

chose a website (techtraders)  and followed the instructions, when it finished that is what I got . is this not right.



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Posted 29 October 2016 - 05:29 AM

the instructions


Well, without knowing what actual instructions you followed, we can't know what you've made. I have no idea who techtraders are.

If you've made normal Windows 10 recovery media, you boot from it if Windows fails.

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 05:45 AM

A Recovery Drive , is to Copy System Files from the PC to the media / Usb in the event of Pc Failure you can boot from Usb to repair the PC.

You can also add the Recovery Partition Files if the Usb is Large in size and then delete that Partition from PC to save some space , but i would leave it on the PC.

 

More Info can be read here for Win 8 / 10 - http://www.howtogeek.com/131907/how-to-create-and-use-a-recovery-drive-or-system-repair-disc-in-windows-8/



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Posted 30 October 2016 - 03:01 AM

Just checked your link . it is the same procedure, click create recovery drive  selected usb, clicked next allowed to run. took about 40 minutes.

then clicked finish.  did not delete partition. (don't know what I am doing there). that's it. 



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Posted 30 October 2016 - 05:35 AM

I,ll Repeat my first 2 lines - And did you read it ?  / and the Url Page in full .....it explains everything.

 

A Recovery Drive , is to Copy System Files from the PC to the media / Usb in the event of Pc Failure you can boot from Usb to repair the PC.

You can also add the Recovery Partition Files if the Usb is Large in size and then delete that Partition from PC to save some space , but i would leave it on the PC.

 

(don't know what I am doing there). that's it

Its not something you have to do in that Procedure , but if the PC fails , or wont boot , you can boot from that  USB to repair system files / or use the Recovery Partition. 



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Posted 01 November 2016 - 03:02 AM

Thanks to all of you for your help. i think i have got the right setup. just hope i never have to use it.



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Posted 05 November 2016 - 05:40 PM

Good to hear that you have atleast done the Recovery Procedure.

Alot of people dont , so then and if the Hard Drive ever fails in the future they would be in a predicament to fix the PC or return to a Factory Condition if needed.

 

Either way its Safer to have it , than not.

 

Your next step in learning to get out of situations that occur , would be to learn about Backup Images and Backing Up any Personel Files etc to External Drives.

I use Acronis and Macrium Reflect Free and there are numerous others to suit individuals needs.

You can use Windows Built In software , but im not a fan of them .



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Posted 06 November 2016 - 02:27 AM

Thanks Havachat.  will try those out and let you know how I get on.






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