Recommended backup plan, use google drive for file history?

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  1. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit

    AbbyHyde said:
    Can I put a windows installer and recovery drive on one 8gb stick?
    Someone here will outright know the answer to that. I don't. I probably did know at one time, but have forgotten.

    But I'd suspect it won't work, at least without jumping through hoops.

    Because one of those might cause a format that would over-write the other.

    Because one of those might require a certain file system that the other doesn't appreciate.

    Try it and see what happens. It won't start a fire.

    Or go to Walgreen's and pop for 5 bucks on another drive.
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  2. Posts : 1,020
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 19042.572

    AbbyHyde said:
    I think I've got it! Funny how you can find old flash drives in drawers if you look. Can I put a windows installer and recovery drive on one 8gb stick?
    Better to buy another drive, because the Windows installer needs the drive to be in Fat32 format (Great for small <1gb storage, but terrible on space usage on larger storage). Most other backups will use FAT32, but after you put Windows installer on there, there will be less than 2-3 gb left since it takes over 4gb (normally) and that is over 1/2 of the storage capacity that you have.
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  3. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 19041.508
    Thread Starter

    thanks. I've got 8 gb stick, 64 gb stick, 128 gb stick and 1 tb external hard drive. May find more flash drives!
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