Create Windows 10 recovery media for your Dell computer

Summary: Learn how to use the native Windows function to create a recovery drive for Windows 10.

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This Article provides information about how to create a recovery drive for a Dell factory image.


Table of Contents:

  1. What you need
  2. Create recovery media for your Dell computer
  3. Use recovery media to factory reset your Dell computer

1. What you need

To create your recovery media, you need:

  • Your Dell computer
  • A USB drive that is at least 32 GB

 

2. Create recovery media for your Dell computer

To create recovery media, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start SLN297924_en_US__1WinKey, then type "create recovery drive."
     
  2. Select Create a recovery drive.
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. Connect the USB flash drive to an available USB port, make sure that the drive selected is correct, then click Next.
     
    This process deletes all data on the USB key, and may take some time to complete.

Resolution

 
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Last Published Date

21 Feb 2021

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