1.    27 Oct 2015 #1
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    win 7 pro updated to win 10 pro 64bit

    Recovery Drive


    I have tried several times to create a system recovery drive on a USB.

    Followed the instructions to the letter, and used two different brand, brand new USB's.

    After initial start up it says I need a USB with at least 8 GB capacity, which these USB's have. But nothing happens, it just keeps asking for a USB after one has been inserted.
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  2.    27 Oct 2015 #2
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10

    Insert USB - then start program
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  3.    28 Oct 2015 #3
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    win 7 pro updated to win 10 pro 64bit
    Thread Starter

    Great, that works, thanks. Others reading this should also know the whole process took about 3 hours!! Also beware that any power management options will abort the process. e.g. my pc was set for screen off after 30 mins. So after that the recovery drive creation process aborted! - I do wish Windows would give some clues about this process.

    Q
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyhi View Post
    Insert USB - then start program
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  4.    28 Oct 2015 #4
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    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by carrotmuseum View Post
    Great, that works, thanks. Others reading this should also know the whole process took about 3 hours!!Q
    You could have accomplished much the same, and in a LOT less time, if you had used the free version of Macrium Reflect to do an image backup to USB stick. I regularly do that, and 10 minutes is the LONGEST it has ever taken. When I recently changed to using an SSD, the backup took only a couple of minutes, and restores are just as fast!
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  5.    29 Oct 2015 #5
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    Windows 10 Pro X64

    Hi,

    Also beware that any power management options will abort the process. e.g. my pc was set for screen off after 30 mins. So after that the recovery drive creation process aborted! - I do wish Windows would give some clues about this process.
    Absolutely. Windows should notice something's running and suspend the time out for power savings.

    A big +1 for Macrium Reflect. While blazingly fast on powerful pcs it will of course be slower on lesser hardware and a bunch of other factors. Still, a very impressive piece of software indeed.

    Hats off to Kyhi the magician too.

    Cheers,
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