Creating Windows 10 USB Recovery Drive slow

  1. Posts : 57
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Creating Windows 10 USB Recovery Drive slow

    Why is creating a Windows 10 USB Recovery Drive slow during the copy system stage? It takes over 40 minutes to finish just for one USB 3.0 flash drive. I have my latest system specs listed in my profile.
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1909) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    When you create a Recovery Drive windows is not just copying files. It's actually constructing a pair of Windows Image files (Reconstruct.WIM and Reconstruct.WIM2) from your system files. These are similar in content to the Install.wim (of install.esd) found in the Sources folder of a standard install usb.

    The process of building the .wim is what takes all that time.
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