Windows 10: We can't create the recovery drive Solved

  1.    05 Aug 2016 #1

    We can't create the recovery drive


    Is there any way past the message "We can't create the recovery drive" when using Create a Recovery Drive?

    It worked for me, once. But since then I've been unable to recreate this trick.
    It works if I uncheck "Back up system files to the recovery drive". But since I've already had a few instances of "Critical File Corruption", it seems like a good idea to have a backup of those system files...
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  2.    05 Aug 2016 #2

    Hi, You may prefer to simply download an iso and create a bootable medium from that.

    And in place of system imaging using Windows 7 Backup and Restore, 3rd party disk imaging is recommended e.g. Macrium Reflect (free) + its boot medium + external storage. It's been found more reliable and much more flexible than Windows 7 Backup and Restore.
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  3.    05 Aug 2016 #3

    Hi,

    But since I've already had a few instances of "Critical File Corruption", it seems like a good idea to have a backup of those system files...
    Is there a point in backing up corrupted files ?

    Cheers,
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  4.    06 Aug 2016 #4

    dalchina said: View Post
    ... 3rd party disk imaging is recommended e.g. Macrium Reflect (free) + its boot medium + external storage.
    Thank you for reminding me about the free Macrium Reflect. I had it when I was running Windows 7 but somewhere along the way to Windows10 it got uninstalled.

    This was perhaps during my first foray into Win10, about a year ago. After a couple of weeks it became unbootable, and I was so agitated that I forgot all about Reflect, and took my PC back to the supplier who reinstalled my Win7.

    I still had the Macrium Reflect installation media (I save the installation files of every program I ever install, as far as possible) but I'm downloading the latest version right now.
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