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Solved New Win 10 ... Recovery Drive

Dell / Xps8910
July 29, 2017 at 08:58:25
Specs: Windows 7, 16gb
I just got a new desktop (Dell XPS 8910). Of course it came with Win 10 Home (I swore I'd never go to Win 10 (I said same thing for every new OS since the DOS days so I guess that makes me a liar that can't deal with change)).

Question 1: With other iterations of windows the recovery drive was a D partition on the HD and I burned it to a CD or DVD. The only option Win 10 gives me is to use a 16gb flash drive for recovery.

Is this good enough? I've never had much faith in flash drives (or any removable cards) for long term storage. I plan to get a new external USB SSD (I have a 1 tb Toshiba SSD on my old computer and like the back-up software). Is this good enough, or should I do something else?

More Win 10 questions to follow.....................

(I see my specs line here says Win 7...I'll try to fix that next time)

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July 29, 2017 at 09:16:51
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Apparently the option to create a "System Repair Disc" is still available up to Win8, but the Win10 "Recovery Drive" apparently needs a USB stick:

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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July 29, 2017 at 11:07:33
You can alwYs burn a copy of the usb drive to a dvd? That way you can recreate a usb version if needs-be from the dvd copy?

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July 29, 2017 at 11:28:44
Does your new Dell even have a DVD drive?

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July 29, 2017 at 14:40:23
Thanks, T-R-A. The Repair Disc works with Win 10 also. So I burned that and also made the USB Recovery Drive. Should be okay for now and I can get to other things. I'll start a new thread with my next question.

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July 29, 2017 at 14:41:43
Glad to have helped and glad to hear you got it working....

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July 30, 2017 at 02:45:00
I'd be much inclined to make two usb devices for each item, and store them safeyl; each set (pair) in a different location and properly labelled.

usb sticks being so reliable... it pays to have at least two of anything important; lest a single one should choose to demonstrate its reliability...?

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