Quote Originally Posted by danny84 View Post
Yes I meant I don't have a memory stick, I have usb slots sorry for the confusion. I will check out those memory sticks then and move it onto that and then just wipe everything off the old ssd if that is easier. Thanks for the reply.
Just to be clear - you won't just move the recovery partition to a USB flash drive. You will create a whole new Windows 10 recovery or install USB flash drive. The 450mb recovery partition does not contain the files needed to re-install Windows. It only contains the files needed to boot into the recovery/troubleshooting mode. You would still need a separate source with the files needed to re-install (or reset) Windows.

Creating a complete Windows recovery flash drive will contain the files needed to re-install Windows if you have to. Judging from your disk layout posted you are going to have to download a Windows 10 ISO file to create a complete recovery drive with the system files needed to re-install Windows.

My recommendation would be to use the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool to create a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive - use an 8 gb flash drive. Then add a folder to it called Drivers (or whatever you want). Then from an elevated ("run as administrator") command prompt, run the command:

DISM.exe /Online /Export-Driver /Destination:E:\Drivers

The path in red would be the path to folder you created on the USB flash drive to hold your drivers. You would then have a flash drive that you could boot your computer from, run the recovery/troubleshooting environment from, re-install Windows 10 from, and install any computer specific drivers required from.

Personally, I like also to use EasyBCD to add bootable Macrium Reflect Free and MiniTool Partition Wizard ISOs to my recovery flash drive - but that quite a ways down the road for you yet.