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  1. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,436
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2015-09-05 #80

    Hello Sonjstar,

    I'm afraid that the required size varies with each system and what's on it. It appears that you have enough to require a 32 GB USB.
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  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 12
    WINDOWS 10
       2015-09-08 #81

    Dumb question here-what advantage if any is there to using the recovery drive with system files backed up to it as opposed to just using a windows 10 iso that can be used for its advanced recovery option and install.I'm kind of amazed as to the size of the recovery drive being greater the windows 10 install iso.Also a heads up i found the best time to create the recovery drive is early on after a fresh install-seems to not fail then
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,436
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2015-09-08 #82

    Hello Juanny,

    If you have an OEM PC with a factory recovery partition, then the include system files would also include this OEM recovery partition on the USB recovery drive.
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  4. Joined : Jan 2014
    Posts : 954
    Windows 8.1, 10
       2015-09-08 #83

    A Recovery Drive appears to include the drivers for the machine concerned.

    If the drivers aren't ones which Windows 10 finds automatically, this can be useful- eg. I have a tablet (upgraded from Windows 8.1) where the installer doesn't automatically find the touchscreen drivers, but the Recovery Drive has them and can be operated with the touchscreen.

    Also, if there isn't an OEM recovery partition, you can save your own software into a provisioning package (ideally when the machine is freshly set up) , and your software will be reinstalled if you install Windows from the Recovery Drive.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 12
    WINDOWS 10
       2015-09-08 #84

    kk I see-so am i correct in assuming that if you are successful in creating the recovery drive with system files backed up then that you should be the medium to use if another fresh install or operating system reset is needed in the future as opposed to using the windows 10 iso.
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  6. Joined : Jan 2014
    Posts : 954
    Windows 8.1, 10
       2015-09-08 #85

    If/when it works, a Recovery Drive should be slightly better than an ISO, but there's not much in it.

    Personally because of the problems in creating a Recovery Drive, I wouldn't rely on it over the ISO. The ISO is always the same, but the Recovery Drive is individual to each device, so there's more to go wrong.
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  7. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 4
    Android
       2015-09-15 #86

    Thanks, very helpful.
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  8. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 4
    Android
       2015-09-15 #87

    Helpful. Thanks
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  9. Joined : Jun 2015
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts : 1,931
    MS Windows 10 Pro - Perm Activation of 10585
       2015-09-16 #88

    I may try making a recovery drive tonight, and just see how it works. Thanks Cliff M.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       2015-10-04 #89

    If I create a Windows 10 USB flash drive using option 2 (Rufus) here:
    USB Flash Drive - Create to Install Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    It still gives the same functionality as this recovery drive right?
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