1.    03 Aug 2017 #1
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    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
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    Flash drives are cheaper than Starbucks coffee and take up less space in a desk drawer.
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  3.    03 Aug 2017 #3
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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Flash drives are cheaper than Starbucks coffee and take up less space in a desk drawer.
    Quote Originally Posted by Berton 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
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    Quote Originally Posted by simrick 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
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    Quote Originally Posted by MeAndMyComputer 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.    04 Aug 2017 #7
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    Things do "go bump in the night". Better to have them and not need them than the reverse of that.
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