August 3, 2016

Recover Windows 10 From USB Flash Drive

Recover windows 10 using recovery drive

In the previous story, we told you that how to backup Windows 10 operating system on USB flash drive. In this post, we will be discussing how can you recover your Windows 10 operating system from a recovery flash drive. For this purpose, you should have created a recovery drive before. In case if you have not created a Windows recovery drive yet, this is the best time to do so.

When to use Windows recovery drive?

You don't need windows recovery drive in normal conditions when your PC is not running well or it fails to boot several times. Because when you start your PC, Windows 10 provide some advanced options unlike previous versions (excluding Windows 8), these options provide great tools to fix your headache. But the time may come when Windows will not be able to bring up these tools and that will be the time when your recovery drive will help you. You can also use Windows installation disc to reinstall Windows but in case you don't have one, recovery drive (you created before) is the best option.

Recover Windows 10 from USB flash drive:

1. In the first step, simply connect the recovery drive and turn on your computer.

Windows 10 recovery drive screenshot
This is how a recovery flash drive looks like. It is automatically renamed to "RECOVERY" at the time of creation.

2. Boot your system using USB flash drive from the boot menu.
3. "Choose an option" screen will appear in front of you.
4. Select "Troubleshoot" option from the menu. Another menu will appear upon choosing.
5. Now click on "Recover from a drive". This will reinstall Windows 10 operating system from your USB flash drive connected to the system. All your installed apps and files will be removed. You can also try "Reset this PC" option if it works in your case. "Reset this PC" will ask you whether to keep or remove your files and then it will reset your system.
6. After selecting an option, wait till your system gets recovered. And you are all done

This is all we know. Have questions? feel free to ask in the comments section below. Liked it? share it with your friends because sharing is caring :)
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