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  1. Posts : 20,847
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       17 Aug 2016 #210

    tfwul said: View Post
    As a matter of fact, I had the same question as guitardis.
    Differences Recovery Drive vs USB created by Media Creation tool.
    Whilst using 'Recovery Drive' and Windows 10 with 'errors' in the eventlogs, will the issues causing these errors also be transferred to the Recovery Drive?
    Meaning that when recovering from this drive, the same issues, causing event log errors, are then restored as well?

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    Hello tfwul,

    The better of the two to have would be the Windows 10 installation USB.

    Think recovery drive as basic WinRE (advanced startup options). If you check Back up system files to the recovery drive, then you will also be able to refresh and reset Windows. Unless the default image included in Windows is corrupted, your error will not affect the recovery drive to have them back again after a refresh or reset.

    Recover Windows 10 from a Recovery Drive

    USB created by Media Creation tool is full blown Windows 10 installation media. It includes the same as the recovery drive above, but you can also clean and upgrade install Windows with it.
    Last edited by Brink; 17 Aug 2016 at 14:23.
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  2.    17 Aug 2016 #211

    I tried using the windows 10 Recovery drive , and sorry to say it did not help me at all

    I tried all options restore without my files restore with my files restore doing a clean install

    it kept on giving me a message some how that my HDD is not Something i dont remember

    I was more shocked when i wanted to do the clean install and it still did not work

    this usb recovery is no use for me
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  3.    17 Aug 2016 #212

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello tfwul,

    The better of the two to have would be the Windows 10 installation USB.

    Think recovery drive as basic WinRE (advanced startup options). If you check Back up system files to the recovery drive, then you will also be able to refresh and reset Windows. Unless the default image included in Windows is corrupted, your error will not affect the recovery drive to have them back again after a refresh or reset.

    USB created by Media Creation tool is full blown Windows 10 installation media. It includes the same as the recovery drive above, but you can also clean and upgrade install Windows with it.
    Thanks a lot Brink!

    Well noted.
    One day... one day... in future Microsoft will offer an option to save the settings of their product to your account, so one can optionally restore them when freshly re-installing Office, Windows etc.

    Anyway, thanks again.

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       17 Aug 2016 #213

    Ethelwulf said: View Post
    I tried using the windows 10 Recovery drive , and sorry to say it did not help me at all

    I tried all options restore without my files restore with my files restore doing a clean install

    it kept on giving me a message some how that my HDD is not Something i dont remember

    I was more shocked when i wanted to do the clean install and it still did not work

    this usb recovery is no use for me
    You can't do a clean install with a recovery drive. You need installation media for that instead.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  5.    17 Aug 2016 #214

    Brink said: View Post
    You can't do a clean install with a recovery drive. You need installation media for that instead.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
    Yes BUT then what is the use of the recovery drive ?? if it wont do any thing
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  6. Posts : 20,847
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       17 Aug 2016 #215

    Ethelwulf said: View Post
    Yes BUT then what is the use of the recovery drive ?? if it wont do any thing
    See:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...tml#post778984
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  7.    17 Aug 2016 #216

    You always do that to me

    Send me a link just to go around and come back I know what your doing
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  8. Posts : 20,847
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       17 Aug 2016 #217

    LOL.
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  9.    17 Aug 2016 #218

    Ethelwulf said: View Post
    Yes BUT then what is the use of the recovery drive ?? if it wont do any thing
    If the option to include System Files works (and it doesn't always), then you should be able to use a Recovery Drive to reinstall Windows to a 'bare metal' machine with a completely blank or new disk. It's perhaps not quite a 'clean' install but it's pretty close.

    But compared to using installation media, there aren't many advantages of a Recovery Drive, and the Recovery Drive is a troublesome thing.
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  10.    17 Aug 2016 #219

    Brink said: View Post
    LOL.
    Its all good
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