Windows 10: Create both a USB Recovery drive & a bootable flash drive overkill?

  1.    03 Aug 2017 #1

    Create both a USB Recovery drive & a bootable flash drive overkill?


    Is it overkill to create both a USB Recovery drive and a bootable flash drive to install Win10?

    HP 2000 laptop. Win10 Home (x64). 1.60 GHz AMD E-350. 320 GB HDD. 4/8 GB RAM
    I recently revitalized my friends HP 2000 laptop. Win10 Home (x64). 1.60 GHz AMD E-350. 4 GB RAM and it's running very well. I 'm wondering about creating both a USB recovery drive and a Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10 per
    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10 Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials .
    Is that overkill?
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  2.    03 Aug 2017 #2

    Flash drives are cheaper than Starbucks coffee and take up less space in a desk drawer.
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       03 Aug 2017 #3

    My opinion? It's never overkill to have as many options available as possible for use. If you never need one all is good.
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  4.    03 Aug 2017 #4

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Flash drives are cheaper than Starbucks coffee and take up less space in a desk drawer.
    Berton said: View Post
    My opinion? It's never overkill to have as many options available as possible for use. If you never need one all is good.
    Agreed. I have Macrium Images, Windows recovery drives, Macrium recovery drives, Kyhi recovery drives and W10 ISOs. All come in handy at some point, depending on what I need to do.
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  5.    03 Aug 2017 #5

    simrick said: View Post
    Agreed. I have Macrium Images, Windows recovery drives, Macrium recovery drives, Kyhi recovery drives and W10 ISOs. All come in handy at some point, depending on what I need to do.
    Hey thanks everyone: I do that on my own computer.
    Simrick, I also have Macrium images & recovery drives as well as the Win10 USB recovery drive and bootable flash drive available.
    --- And renew them on major updates such as when I went from 1607 to 1703 and will do the fall update.
    I guess my issue is I wish the people I help would willingly accept the same thought pattern but I have to let it go.
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  6.    04 Aug 2017 #6

    MeAndMyComputer said: View Post
    Hey thanks everyone: I do that on my own computer.
    Simrick, I also have Macrium images & recovery drives as well as the Win10 USB recovery drive and bootable flash drive available.
    --- And renew them on major updates such as when I went from 1607 to 1703 and will do the fall update.
    I guess my issue is I wish the people I help would willingly accept the same thought pattern but I have to let it go.
    You're not the only one!
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  7. Wiley Coyote's Avatar
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       04 Aug 2017 #7

    Things do "go bump in the night". Better to have them and not need them than the reverse of that.
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