Thursday, May 1, 2014

How to Create Windows 8 USB Recovery Drive

If you don’t want to mess with your computer creating a windows recovery Drive and Disc is the first important thing that you must do as soon as you complete windows installation . Recovery discs and drives can help you to fix all the problems caused on your windows computer by bad-files,problems cased in windows due to hardware failures,and can even help you when the system doesn’t start-up normally. Here in this post we are covering on creating USB recovery drive.
Here are few things that you should check before creating the USB recovery drive for your windows 8 computer.

  • You should check if there is already Recovery partition present on your computer, Because to create a USB recovery drive there should be a recovery image present on your computer.So to check for the recovery image on your computer.
  • Open Command Prompt with Administrator rights.(Search for Command in start menu, Right click on command prompt and hit on “Run as Administrator”)
Enter the password if you are asked to continue.
Now enter this command on your command prompt recimg /showcurrent and hit enter.As shown in below screen shot.

If you got the error the messaging saying that “There is no active custom recovery image” as shown in below screenshot then you must create a recovery image on your computer. If there is already a recovery partition then you  can directly head to create to usb recovery drive.

As there is no recovery image on your computer present, we should create one. We can create new recovery image by entering these two commands one by one
  • mkdir C:RefreshImage  and hit enter
  • recimg -CreateImage C:RefreshImage  and hit enter
After entering these two commends you will be able to see the process of creating recovery image on your computer as shown in screenshot below.You can delete the recovery image from your computer to save the memory after completing of creating the USB Recovery drive.

After completion of creating the recovery image we can now jump to create the USB recovery drive!

Creating Windows 8 USB Recovery Drive

To create a recovery drive search for the “recovery drive’ in windows search. and click on Create a recovery Drive. (Note you must have administrator rights, it might ask you password.)

  • When the tool is opened check the box to Copy the recovery partition from the PC to the recovery drive. And hit Next
  • Now Insert the USB drive into USB port, make sure that there is no information stored on your USB, as the recovery tool will completely wipe out the data stored on USB. 
  • And then select the usb from the list of available USB drives for storing the recovery image.And Hit next.And then Hit on Create.
  • That’s it! You have created Windows 8 Recovery image.You can now use that to refresh and reset your windows 8 computer.
  • If you want to store the recovery image on your computer then you can hit on “Finish” or if you want to save the space you can delete the recovery image by hitting on “Delete”.
  • After everything is done you can remove the USB from your computer.