Onceitsfinished,selectFinishtoexittheDriveCreationprocessthenejecttheUSBdrive。

OnceejectedfromyourSurface,putthedrivesomewhereitwillbehandy。

Remember,youshouldntuseitforanythingelsesomakesureyoumarkitasyourRecoveryDrive(IusedaSharpieonmine)。

Thatwayyouwontaccidentallyuseitforanythingelse。

Createa?

Windows10RecoveryDrive:FAQ

HerestheanswerstosomefrequentlyaskedquestionsaboutRecoveryDrivesinWindows10:

WillthisfreeupspaceonmySurfacelikeinWindows8。

1?

No,Windows8。

1includedadedicatedrecoverypartitionthatyoucoulddeletetofreeupspace。

It?

doesntexistinWindows10。

CanImakemorethanoneincaseIloseit?

Yes,youcan。

Infact,Iwouldrecommendit,ifyouhavetheUSBdrivestospare。

DoIneedtoupdatetheRecoveryDrive?

OnlywhentheresamajorupdatetoWindows。

Isthereanon-USBoption?

Technically,youcanalsomakearecoveryDVDbut,becauseitsmissingsomeimportantdatasuchasvolume/partitionlayouts,IalwaysrecommendgoingfortheUSBRecoveryDriveoption。

Nowthatyouhaveyourrecoverydriveandsomeofyourquestionsanswered,letsmoveontousingyourRecoveryDrive。

UsingYour?

Windows10RecoveryDrive

YourRecoveryDriveshouldonlybeneededintheeventyourSurface?

issomessedupthateventhebuilt-inAdvancedRecoveryToolswontstart。

Basically,onceyourSurface?

failstobootseveraltimes,Windows10willautomaticallytrytobringuptheAdvancedStartupTools,whichshouldallowyoutotroubleshootandfixproblems?

IfyourSurface?

can’tbringupthesetools,youwillneedyourRecoveryDisktofixit。