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  1.    09 Aug 2015 #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyhi View Post
    the recovery media is created in Fat32 format - FAT32 only supports up to 32GB drive
    Use a usb stick -
    Right. Although Windows can use larger drives formatted as FAT32 its Disk Management cannot format above 32GB as FAT32, would have to be exFAT or NTFS. I just got 2 Lexar 64GB Thumb drives [2 for 1 at OfficeDepot] and they are FAT32 so must have been formatted by other means than Windows such as Linux or maybe something similar to GPARTED partitioning software.
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  2.    09 Aug 2015 #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by halasz View Post
    At the moment I can only get the Windows 10 USB to boot - not any recovery drive (including Macrium PE).
    Are you a Macrium PE stick of the right numbers of bits (eg. 64-bit or 32-bit?) I've a feeling you have to get the right one with UEFI hardware.

    I've been using Macrium with no problem so far.
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  3.    09 Aug 2015 #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    Right. Although Windows can use larger drives formatted as FAT32 its Disk Management cannot format above 32GB as FAT32, would have to be exFAT or NTFS. I just got 2 Lexar 64GB Thumb drives [2 for 1 at OfficeDepot] and they are FAT32 so must have been formatted by other means than Windows such as Linux or maybe something similar to GPARTED partitioning software.
    If you used them to create a Recovery Drive, I believe they'd be formatted as FAT32 by the Recovery Drive process.
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  4.    09 Aug 2015 #33
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    there are several issues gone on in this thread..

    DR3WST3R, posted is using a 1TB drive to create recovery media, and wondering why it only has 32GB of space..
    Which lead to my response of Fat32 supporting 32GB
    for which Berton decided to try and correct me with 64GB USB being formatted Fat32,
    then stated it could not be done by windows, but by some other program (Yes I have a format tool that will format a 64GB USB in fat32 format)

    Now DR3WST3R, the person I suggested to use a Fat32 USB stick to create recovery media - instead of a 1TB drive
    Is now trying to create a System Image and the USB is not Big Enough

    So to DR3WST3R, You need to create the recovery drive to the usb - that usb is a bootable USB and allows you to boot into the recovery environment in case of PC trouble..
    As far as the system Image you will need to create that image on your HDD or SSD drive..

    Once you boot from the recovery media - you will go into advanced options and select > system image
    or something to that effect.. to restore the windows system image..

    IMHO you would be MUCH better off just using Marcium Reflect to create your backup images > http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx?x-ca=blog

    So, Thank You David for clarifying that windows creates the recovery media in Fat32 format..
    And Thank You Berton for clarifying the 32GB format limit within windows..
    Last edited by Kyhi; 09 Aug 2015 at 23:51.
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  5.    10 Aug 2015 #34
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    Hi, thanks for the reply, i no about the fat 32 but windows would still not create on any drive, some time some files were written then none at all but always an error, why use a 3rd party tool to do what windows is supposed to do in 1st place but cant, as with system image to hdd/ssd got so far as pic i posted showed and thats it no further and i left it for an hour, then trying to cancel it just crashed my pc, that was on different drives also.
    many thanks anyway
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  6.    11 Aug 2015 #35
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    Don't need a response to this, just wanted to say thanks for all the good info people.
    Maybe its because I am getting older, but I have had a rough time getting used to Windows 10 (I also had skipped W8).
    The problems I had making a recovery drive were just about enough to make me go back to W7 so thanks again for all the good info.
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  7.    11 Aug 2015 #36
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    What is the difference between "Creating a recovery Drive" and "Using Recovery Environment"?
    I mean on boot menu we see Windows 10 recovery environment option, we can use that if something bad happens to pc.
    Please someone explain
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  8.    11 Aug 2015 #37
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    Aabhi,

    A recovery drive is a tool that can also be used to boot to the recovery environment from. This can be handy if you are unable to do so normally from within Windows.

    If you are able to use the copy system files option while creating the recovery drive, then it could also be used to reset or refresh Windows with if you're not able to normally.
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  9.    11 Aug 2015 #38
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    Oh I get it, thanks Brink
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  10.    11 Aug 2015 #39
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    Anytime mate.
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