Has your PC crashed, or are you facing problems when staring an operating system? You have 2 options: ask a professional to assist you in restoring your documents or change the format of the hard drive. Our sensible advice for making your life easier would be buying a recovery drive that would help you restore Windows 8/ 10 downloads without a problem.
In general, to avoid additional worry, it is recommended to back up your personal documents (e.g. store their copies on other devices or in the Cloud). It is even better to also create back ups of your operating systems if something fatally disastrous occurs. Both versions of Windows, which we have mentioned above allow you to create a recovery drive/ repair disc, so that you can bring your OS back to life effortlessly.
The requirements below are needed for media recovery:
- Recovery drive: 1 (or 8) GB USB flash drive. The costs for this item are usually around $6
- Repair disc: a CD/ DVD drive as well as a spare disc
- A functioning Windows OS, which you are going to back up
Note: each method is designed for certain specifications in terms of the computer’s build and technical features, e.g. a 23-bit backup cannot be utilised on a 32-bit restore and so on.
A guide to creating a USB recovery drive
On both versions of Windows, the process is not very complicated. The steps for this go as follows:
1) In the search bar of the start menu or metro interface type in “Recovery Drive”; click on the first option, which comes up. Another way of going about this is to click on “Control panel”, “Recovery” and “Create a recovery drive”. This will open up your recovery drive tool.
2) A window will appear, which will offer you the option of having your system files backed up. You can re-download your OS with the help of a full system file recovery drive. Note: on this occasion, you will need 8GB USB drive for media recovery in contrast to a 512mb one for the regular back up.
3) Afterwards, a list of accessible devices will come up on the screen. Please be certain that you choose what you need. The recovery drive is meant to be finalised and rearranged in its configuration before being converted into a bootable one.
4) Next, your PC will make the recovery drive. This procedure requires 10-20 minute on average to finish. The USB flash drive will now be saved under the name “Recovery” in the file explorer.