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jayal
11-05-2016, 12:44 PM
upgraded to W10 recently, all good so far. Thinking I'll need a recovery disk, duly plugged in an USB dive, then downloaded the inf required. The recommendation for the drive is at least 8GB, the info on screen doesn't go anywhere near 8GB. From what is shown, is that enough to, say, get out of trouble if the system fails? or reinstall the whole of W10? Have I missed something? had a snapshot of screen but seem to have the wrong extension. The info is

boot
efi
sources
SVI
bootmgr
bootmgr.efi
reagent.xml

hope that's not confusing

1101
11-05-2016, 12:53 PM
good luck trying to do a restore with that :)

Create a system image, using either Windows backup (make sure its a disk image ) or another 3rd party program
http://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-create-a-system-image-in-windows-10/
http://www.windowscentral.com/how-make-full-backup-windows-pc

edit: are we talking about a recovery CD/USB or a backup, or install Disk. They are 3 different things.

A Win recovery CD(USB) wont let you re-install . Its used to fix startup issues etc.
A Manufacturers recovery CD is different again, and will wipe & reload the system.

That looks like a Win Recovery USB/CD .

bevy121
11-05-2016, 01:38 PM
do a backup image with active@... quick and easy - and very reliable (and free)

http://www.disk-image.com/

1101
11-05-2016, 02:12 PM
do a backup image with active@... quick and easy - and very reliable (and free)

http://www.disk-image.com/

Free ??

cant make a bootable CD/USB on the free version (according to the website)
so is the free version of any real use , since you cant easily use the free version to recover from total meltdown (I assume)

How did you plan to do a complete recovery on the free version if Win isnt bootable ?

jayal
11-05-2016, 04:46 PM
1101 -- the 2nd link looks good, I can actually understand it - the USB is just that, a Win Recovery USB - Thanks 1101 for that