A recovery disk is absolutely necessary. Windows computers no longer come with the Windows Operating System (OS) disks but you can create your own recovery disks. This is a backup of your Windows Operating System that can be used to restore your Windows in the case it gets corrupted or taken over by malware.

How to Create A Windows 10 Bootable USB Drive

Before you start you need a flash drive or external USB drive with at least  16 GB of storage space. Don’t go cheap when buying the flash drive (also known as a USB drive, pen drive, or thumb drive). You want to make sure that when you need it the program is still on the drive. Cheap drives can degrade over time and become unreadable.


Making a recovery disk is easy with Windows 10.

  1. Insert the flash drive in one of the USB ports on your computer.
  2. In the search box type “create a recovery drive”.
  3. Click on the link  “Create a recovery drive: Control Panel”. This will take you to the Create recovery process wizard.

DO NOT select  “Delete the recovery partition from your PC”.

If something happens to your Windows, you can use the recovery disk to boot your computer.

Microsoft Support Create A Recovery Drive