How Can you Create and Use a Recovery Drive in Windows 8?

With the advent of windows 8, Lots of new exciting things and likewise some new troubles also arose. Interface has changed, so usability has also changed. There are much more new interface problems and also there will be how to do problems.

In Windows 8 you can create a recovery drive (USB) or likewise system repair disc, which will allow you to restore your computer and troubleshoot problems.

Windows 8 allows you to copy computer's recovery partition to any drive, in order to create a backup copy. Windows 8 allows you to remove the recovery partition from your computer, hence freeing up lots of space, when you are finished with your backup process.

Create a Recovery Drive (USB)

Windows 8Press the Windows key.

Type "recovery drive".

It will open the recovery creation tool.

Now Click the Settings and launch the "Create a recovery drive" application.



Now Click the Next button.

Select a connected USB drive in the next screen. And when you click the Create button then all files will be copied to the USB drive.

When the copying process is completed, you'll be prompted to delete the recovery partition if you need to. But, If you do delete, you'll need the drive to refresh your PC in future.

This way you can create your recovery drive with your USB device.

Creating a Repair or Recovery Disc (CD/DVD)

Press the Windows key.

Type "recdisc" in the search box and press enter.

Now Click the Settings and launch the "Create a recovery drive" application.

It will open the disc creator.

system disk

Select the drive with your writable CD or DVD in it and click the Create disc button.

This way your Repair or Recovery Disc (CD/DVD) will be created.


How to use recovery drive or system repair disc

Now it's time how to use your recovery device you created in windows 8 to troubleshoot your problems. A recovery drive will normally not be necessary.

When your windows 8 fails to boot after several times, it will automatically bring up the advanced startup options, from where you can troubleshoot and fix your windows 8.

If it even fails to bring up these tools, then you'll need the recovery drive, system repair disc, or a Windows 8 installation disc.

When you insert your recovery media into your system and restart your system, then it will automatically boot from the recovery media. You may have to change your boot device priority from your BIOS setup if needed.

When your system finished booting from the recovery media, you'll get the options for troubleshooting and repairing your PC.

You can refresh and reset your PC or even you can use advanced options such as system restore, recover from a system image, or automatically repair your computer. You can also use command prompt to fix problems by yourself.

If then also your computer can't boot, you should try the Automatic repair or System Restore options.

System recovery disc is very important and can sometimes be extremely useful in many extreme conditions.

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