Locked out after upgrade to W10 from W7

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  1. Posts : 12
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    Thread Starter
       #21

    This is so annoying. I have bought a USB stick and tried to create a recovery drive from a working W10 computer. But somehow, Windows will not allow it! Any ideas/suggestions?
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  2. Posts : 441
    Windows 10
       #22

    Pater1946 said:
    This is so annoying. I have bought a USB stick and tried to create a recovery drive from a working W10 computer. But somehow, Windows will not allow it! Any ideas/suggestions?
    Make a cd create a system repair disk.
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  3. Posts : 187
    Windows 10 Pro
       #23

    Pater1946 said:
    This is so annoying. I have bought a USB stick and tried to create a recovery drive from a working W10 computer. But somehow, Windows will not allow it! Any ideas/suggestions?
    Do you get an error message when you try to create the recovery drive?
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  4. Posts : 441
    Windows 10
       #24

    Rudy Mas said:
    Do you get an error message when you try to create the recovery drive?
    You can't just make a bootable usb drive, you have to use diskpart to make it bootable.
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  5. Posts : 703
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       #25

    Bazz said:
    You can't just make a bootable usb drive, you have to use diskpart to make it bootable.
    It doesn't matter what software you use to make the disk bootable, it's being done from another pc.
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       #26

    WhyMe said:
    It doesn't matter what software you use to make the disk bootable, it's being done from another pc.
    True but it's much easier and quicker to just create a cd.
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  7. Posts : 187
    Windows 10 Pro
       #27

    Bazz said:
    You can't just make a bootable usb drive, you have to use diskpart to make it bootable.
    :) No you don't, you have to use Create a Recovery Drive that's delivered with Windows 10 or even Windows 8.1 or 7. It can make a bootable USB without a problem. I just did it on this laptop to test it, before I mentioned it here.

    You can even put a system backup on it, so you can use it to install Windows 10 on your system again, if your laptop would crash.
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  8. Posts : 703
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #28

    Pater1946 said:
    This is so annoying. I have bought a USB stick and tried to create a recovery drive from a working W10 computer. But somehow, Windows will not allow it! Any ideas/suggestions?
    What software were you trying to put on the disk?
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  9. Posts : 187
    Windows 10 Pro
       #29

    WhyMe said:
    What software were you trying to put on the disk?
    He probably tried to use "Create a Recovery Drive" which is included with Windows.

    Just press the Start button and type "create a recovery drive" and you will find it. You can also find it in control panel somewhere, but I always use the search function of Windows to find it. I can type faster than I can click the mouse to find it.
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  10. Posts : 703
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #30

    Rudy Mas said:
    He probably tried to use "Create a Recovery Drive" which is included with Windows.
    Are...But is he or she following the exact instructions within the TenForums Guide "How to Create a USB Recovery Drive in Windows 10"

    @Pater1946
    Please check and confirm that you have precisely followed media creation instructions.
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