Recovery drives -- Question not problem.


  1. Posts : 67
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       #1

    Recovery drives -- Question not problem.


    Just wanting to know for just in case.

    Worst case scenario is use it to reinstall win 10 clean.

    Question: Can it be used for that on a computer other than the one used to create it?

    Thank you.
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  2. Posts : 3,013
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #2

    Not sure if this is exactly what you're talking about:



    I don't think you'd be able to do that with Windows 10 alone:
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...5-8bb10280af53

    You'd have to use a 3rd party app, such as:
    Can I Use a Windows Recovery Disk on a Different Computer? - EaseUS.
    But there are many other free alternative "Boot-up USB" Operating Systems that you can use as well.


    Is this what you're asking about?
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  3. Posts : 67
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Exactly. Thank you.
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  4. Posts : 3,013
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #4

    You're welcome.

    With just a little internet research, I'm sure you can find many different ones. Just make sure you get trusted start-up operating systems that you can put on a USB to start the computer up with.
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  5. Posts : 67
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    I understand the general principles, but I'm playing a lot of catch up.
    Win 10 was thrust upon me by circumstances.

    I'm a retired systems programmer, but not an expert on my particular home computer.
    So I'm not at all shy about asking all the allegedly "stupid" questions.
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  6. Posts : 3,013
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #6

    No worries. There's so much new technology / software / ideas always being released now-a-days.
    Even I ask some "stupid" questions sometimes.
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