Home Computer Windows Create Recovery Drive for Windows 8, Life Saver When Your Laptop Break.

Create Recovery Drive for Windows 8, Life Saver When Your Laptop Break.

MashTips is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you.

A Recovery drive is essential for Windows 8.1 users as the upgraded users from Windows 8 won’t be having the installation media in case of any failures or hard disc changes. In such scenario, the Recovery drive will helps to boot up the system into the recovery environment where one can restore the system using the system image disc or previous restore points. It is very simple to create a Recovery drive in the windows 8 or Windows 8.1 environment.win8 recovery

Before starting to create the recovery drive, ensure that you are having a blank USB drive. The USB drive will be formatted during the process and if any files were there it will be erased. However, there won’t be any problem for adding any files to this USB drive once the recovery disc creation procedure is over.

Open Control Panel. There we can see the Recovery link. Click on that one and the recovery window will appear. Also you can come to this screen from file history window too. In the bottom of the File History window, you can see the Recovery link which is directing to the same target window on top of the System Image Backup .

recovery drive

Now Click on the “Create Recovery Drive” link. Allow the program to make changes in your system. In the Recovery Drive Window, it describes the purpose of the recovery drive. Insert a blank USB drive to start with. If any data is available, it will be erased during the process. After inserting the USB drive, Click on “Next” to continue.

recovery drive

Now it will search for the connected USB drive. If it is not inserted already or any problems in detecting the drive, it will prompt here further.

Once it discovered the USB drive, it will show the selected drive for the recovery disc creation startup. Click on “Next” to continue.

recovery drive

Now it will prompt you a warning message about the deletion of the data in the selected drive. Now to start the recovery disc creation, click on “Create” and the recovery disc will be created in the given USB drive.

recovery drive

First, it will format the USB drive and then it will copy the necessary files and utilities for running the recovery set up automatically. After completion, it will give a chance to click the “Finish” button to end the procedure or program.

recovery drive

Now you are having a USB recovery drive which can be used to start up your computer, if any problems occur. The other important usage of this is when you are changing or upgrading your hard disk. After installing the new hard disk you can restore the Windows 8.1 to the working condition using this USB drive and the System Image Backup media. To see the procedure for creating a System Image Backup, click here.

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Free Newsletter

Read More...

7 Best Cross Platform Password Managers for Android, iPhone & PC

When you search for a secure password manager, you can get tons of them. However, there is only a limited choice when you search...

Visio Viewer 2007 Quit Working & Red X on Internet Explorer-Solved

If you have a Visio Viewer Error like this, "block of the white box in internet explorer while trying to open any Visio (VSD)...

How to try a New Operating System without Harming PC?

Do you want to test the cutting edge in operating system design or find out what the platform of the future is going to...

6 Best Free Remote Access Software for Small Business Owners

The job of a free remote access software is to allow you to access a computer or system that is not at your immediate...

How to Recover Lost Space on SD Card with Windows 10?

People are switching to SD cards from pen drives as it is relatively small and can be attached to the smartphones. A common problem...

How to Stop Auto-Play Videos on Browsers?

Do you hate when you’re trying to browse something online, and a video starts playing out of nowhere?  What’s even worse on that, when...