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Windows 10 recovery drive helps reinstall Windows 10 if your computer experiences a major issue such as a hardware failure. Windows updates to improve security and PC performance periodically, so we recommend you recreate the recovery drive annually. The recovery drive is not a system image and creating a recovery drive does not backup your personal files, settings, or applications.
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To create your recovery media, you need:
To create the recovery media, follow these steps:
Click Start , then type "create recovery drive." Windows will provide relevant results as you type.
Select Create a recovery drive.
At the User Access Control prompt, Select Yes to open the Recovery Drive wizard. Keep the check box next to Back up system files to the recovery drive checked, click Next.
Connect the USB flash drive to an available USB port, ensure that the drive selected is correct, then click Next.
To use recovery media to reset your Dell computer to its factory state, see Dell KB article, How to Reinstall Windows 10 on your Dell computer.
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18 Apr 2023