Windows 10: Create Recovery Drive in Windows 10
I successfully recovered my Key using showKeyPlus LOL
I think i should create an installation media, showKeyPlus says that I am using a retail version lol.
Seems like I can install it to another computer even i buy a new one.
There are no dumb questions, only dumb people like me lol
I read something on some websites that I dont need to input my window 10 key again even i do a clean install.
Because there is something called "digital entitlement" that registered my window 10 with my motherboard.
So basically my motherboard are linked with that key when i upgraded window 8.1 to window 10.
That's correct. but it would still be a good idea to keep your product key written down for safe keeping.
I created a recovery drive (USB) and a DVD. The process went exactly as shown in the tutorial.
After creation, I attempted to test the Recovery drives for obvious reasons. but I can't boot to them.
My computer looks to the DVD first by default and does not acknowledge the boot info on the drive. It merely loads Windows 10 normally. I've tried both the DVD and USB Drive it's like the data on discs is not what it wants to see. Both discs went through the
creations process fine, the sequence ended with "disc created, OK".
Any guidance on this would be greatly appreciated.
You might see if anything in the tutorial below may be able to help with booting from the USB for now.
How to Boot from a USB Drive in Windows 10
Brink, thanks for the swift reply.
I checked in the "fast boot" option. I do not have that enabled. This is not a boot issue. I can put my
W10 install disc in the drive, and it's recognized immediately. This issue is about the data on the disc and USB. It's somehow not
readable. I read a blurb somewhere is passing about that when W10 creates a recovery drive or disc, it doesn't use a "close the
disc" command. I went back and tried to fine that reference again, but no luck. Still perplexed???
I am having some real issues in trying create "rescue" media for (either with a USB or Disks) Windows 10. Both suggested methods to recover Windows Ten from either a USB or DVD cannot be done, because I am told that some necessary files are missing.
I have no idea which files are "missing", or even where a log with the relevant information allowing me to fix the problem is located.
It's all quite frustrating - any suggestions??
Last edited by sassofalco; 31 Jul 2016 at 17:11.
Hello Tony, and welcome to Ten Forums.
If you like, you could create and use a Windows 10 installation USB instead. It also includes WinRE.
Thanks for getting back so quickly, and especially for the welcome here on Ten Forums... off subject, but did you note the change of locale? Been here 20 odd months now...
Back to task at hand - I have run SFC four times and no integrity violations found. Then also ran full gambit of DISM - again no joy for either method to create recovery media.
Will now follow your suggested path above, and let you know outcome.
Cheers mate, and hope that life is treating you well ...
PS. sad about Gary tho'.
Yeah, it was more of a welcome for your first post.
I hope the USB will work for what you need it for.
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