Windows 10: Will changing the computer name affect my restore drive? Solved

  1.    13 Jun 2016 #1

    Will changing the computer name affect my restore drive?

    After completing installation of Windows 10 and my programs, I created a usb restore drive. Afterwards, I decided to change the computer name. Does anyone know if that will cause a problem with using my restore drive? (hope I never need it)
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  2. Ztruker's Avatar
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       13 Jun 2016 #2

    By restore drive do you mean you created an image backup of the hard drive? If not, what exactly do you mean?
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  3.    14 Jun 2016 #3

    My mistake. I should have said, "recovery drive." When you open the Control Panel and go to Security and Maintenance, it's an option under Recovery to create a Recovery Drive. It creates a bootable usb flash drive with recovery files.
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  4. RWOne's Avatar
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       14 Jun 2016 #4

    Shouldn't, as long as the assigned drive letter is the same.
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  5.    14 Jun 2016 #5

    Thanks. Suspected that, but wanted to be sure.
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  6. Ztruker's Avatar
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       14 Jun 2016 #6

    I strongly urge you to look into doing image backups instead. The recovery Drive will not have your data on it so if you use it, that gets lost. Image backup retains everything so there is no loss of data.
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  7.    14 Jun 2016 #7

    Thanks. I will learn more about that and probably take your advise.
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  8.    15 Jun 2016 #8

    In a similar vein I use Macrium backup s'ware and this has an option to identify the destination drive by its ID rather than drive letter
    This is useful in the case where it's an external drive and it may take a different drive letter from that configured in the backup task
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  9. Ztruker's Avatar
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       16 Jun 2016 #9

    Thanks for the tip robgr. I use Macrium and did not know that. Good information.
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