[Download] Windows 10 Recovery Tool for 32 Bit and 64 Bit

Jean updated on Oct 21, 2020 to Backup and Recovery | How-to Articles

Overview of Windows Recovery Tools

In the past, PCs would ship with a CD/DVD disc that included an image of the system. If the OS has problems someday, you could easily restore the OS to the factory settings. But nowadays, manufacturers start to simplify the way of restoring Windows. They just put an image of the system on a hidden partition of your main drive, so does a Windows recovery USB drive. In addition to letting you reinstall Windows, it includes several troubleshooting tools for emergency use, especially when your system won't boot.

In Windows 10, for example, there are several Windows recovery tools (options) that solve different OS problems. 

Windows Recovery Tools (Options) Solve What Kind of Problems
Reset your PC Your PC isn't working well and it's been a while since you installed an app, driver, or update.
Windows recovery drive Your PC won't start and you've created a recovery drive.
Windows installation media Your PC won't start, you haven't created a recovery drive, and resetting your PC didn't work.

What's the Best Windows 10 Recovery Tool?

Windows 10 recovery tool is used to create a Windows 10 recovery USB or CD/DVD disc. The time to make a Windows 10 recovery drive is before your PC dies. After reviewing so many advertised tools on the market, we picked up two of the best Windows recovery tools for you regarding the effectiveness and ease of use. One is the Windows 10 built-in tool and the other is EaseUS Todo Backup, third-party backup and recovery software.

Next, you'll learn how to create a Windows 10 recovery USB with both the built-in tool and third-party software. Each way is able to solve a none-bootable Windows OS issue and revert your OS back to a working system point.

How to Create a Windows 10 Recovery USB with 2 Built-in Tools

  • Applies to: Windows 10 32-bit and 64-bit operating system
  • Creates on: An 8GB to 16GB USB flash drive
The recovery drive created by this way can help you troubleshoot and fix problems with your PC, even if it won't start. If you back up system files to this drive, you'll also be able to use it to reinstall Windows. If you chose not to back up system files when you created your recovery drive, Reset this PC and Recover from a drive won't be available.

#1. To create a Windows 10 recovery drive, follow the below steps:

Step 1. Insert the USB drive into your computer. In Windows 10 Control Panel, click "Recovery".

create a windows 10 recovery drive by using windows 10 recovery tool

Step 2. You'll arrive at the Advanced recovery tools area, choose "Create a recovery drive".

create a windows 10 recovery drive by using windows 10 recovery tool

Step 3. Tick the option "Back up system files to the recovery drive" if you wish to use the drive to reinstall Windows or restore a previous version of Windows. Click "Next".

create a windows 10 recovery drive by using windows 10 recovery tool

Step 4. Wait until the wizard prepares to copy files to your flash drive.

Step 5. Select your USB flash drive as the recovery drive and click Next.

Step 6. Confirm the warning message that "everything on the drive will be deleted. If you have any personal files on this drive, make sure you've backed up the files" and click "Create".

Step 7. When the final message "The recovery drive is ready" appears, click "Finish".

To Recover Windows 10 Using the Windows 10 Recovery Drive:

Step 1. Connect the recovery drive and turn on your PC.

Step 2. Select "Troubleshoot" and choose one recovery option.

recover Windows 10 from the recovery drive

  • Restore from a system restore point by selecting "Advanced Options" > "System Restore". This will remove recently installed apps, drivers, and updates that might be causing your PC problems, but it won’t affect your personal files.
  • Select "Reset this PC" and then choose to keep or remove your files.
  • Select "Recover from a drive". This will reinstall Windows 10, and it'll also remove your personal files, apps, and drivers you installed, and changes you made to settings.

#2. To create a Windows 10 installation media recovery tool, follow several steps:

Step 1. On a working PC, go to the Microsoft software download website.

Step 2. Download the Windows 10 media creation tool and then run it.

Step 3. Select Create installation media for another PC.

Step 4. Choose a language, edition, and architecture (64-bit or 32-bit).

Step 5. Follow the steps to create installation media, and then select Finish.

How to Create a Windows 10 Recovery USB with Third-party Software

To be able to use EaseUS Todo Backup to make a Windows 10 recovery drive for the purpose of restoring from the OS crash or corruption, you'll first download the Windows backup software on a working PC. Then follow the below step-by-step guide to create a bootable USB drive. Don't forget to proceed to create a Windows 10 system backup image for the future Windows 10 recovery to a working restore point.

In a word, the standard procedure of creating a third-party Windows 10 recovery drive includes:

  • Create a bootable EaseUS Todo Backup USB drive
  • Create a Windows 10 system image
  • Boot from the recovery USB and perform a system recovery
Create Emergency Disk is only for data & system restore when your PC can't start properly and you wish to restore from a backup image. It's not for any system repair purpose.

To create a Windows 10 recovery USB with EaseUS Todo Backup:

Step 1. Prepare a USB drive which can be written and read.

connet the USB to computer to create emergency disk

Step 2. Launch and install EaseUS Todo Backup on the Computer B

Step 3. Open the tool and click "Tools" > "Create Emergency Disk".

create WinPE emergency disk

Step 4. Select "Create WinPE emergency disk".

Step 5. Select a bootable media type: here we choose USB drive.

create emergency disk to a usb

Step 6. Click "Proceed" to create a bootable disk.

Now you have created your own EaseUS Todo Backup bootable USB recovery disk. Go back to the main window of EaseUS Todo Backup. You need to create a backup image according to your demand. For example, system backup, file backup, etc.

To create a Windows 10 system image:

Step 1. To backup only Windows 10 on your computer, please directly choose the option "OS" on the home screen.

choose system backup

Step 2. Now the new window pops up, where you can customize your own Windows 10 backup by choosing a backup location(HDD, USB hard disk, network drives, Cloud drives...), adding a plan name and text description to it. 

choose a backup location to backup windows 10

Since it's about backing up OS, it's significant to turn on the "Schedule", where you can enable an automatic Windows 10 backup at a set time like daily, monthly...or upon an event, telling the Windows 10 backup to start when system startup, system shutdown, user logon or user log off.

schedule windows 10 backup

Step 3. Once all the basic settings were made, click "Proceed". Wait for a while you will create a full Windows 10 backup to protect your system from unexpected disasters.

To recover Windows 10 using the recovery drive:

Step 1. Connect the recovery drive and keep tapping "F2" while turning on your PC. Choose to boot from EaseUS Todo Backup.

Step 2. After accessing EaseUS Todo Backup, choose your system image or other backup images and click "Recovery".

Conclusions and FAQs About Windows Recovery Tools

Windows recovery tools are useful, and sometimes essential to have one when your operating system gets something wrong and crashes, freezes, gets stuck in the black screen of death and blue screen of death. As Windows 10 has occupied the largest market share nowadays, it's good to know how to use the Windows 10 recovery tools within the OS or from third-party to create a risk-free recovery USB drive/disk.

Moreover, there are some other frequently asked questions that might arouse your interest. Read on and get the answers.

1. Can I download a Windows 10 recovery disk?

Go to the official download website (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10), and there you can download the Windows media creation tool on Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and 7 computers.

2. How do I use Windows 10 recovery USB?

To use the recovery USB drive, all you need to do is to change your boot drive to the bootable USB drive.

  • Turn off the computer.
  • Insert the recovery USB drive into a USB port on the computer and turn on the computer.
  • Use the Down arrow key to select the USB drive, and then press the Enter key.
  • Click the language for your keyboard.
  • Click Troubleshoot.

3. Does Windows 10 have a repair tool?

Windows 10 uses troubleshooters as the general repair tool to help you solve problems with your PC. To run a Windows 10 repair troubleshooter, select Start > Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot.

Was This Page Helpful?


Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose EaseUS Todo Backup?

"The easiest way to protect your data and system files."techradar

"EaseUS Todo Backup Free is one of the most popular free data backup applications available. This software offers a myriad of features and is extremely user-friendly. It provides a full system backup, meaning you can back up your entire operating system."TopTenReviews

"EaseUS ToDo Backup Home is a great backup program, well suited to the home and SMB space."PCWorld

What is the difference between Clone and Backup? In what cases should I use Clone?

Clone will copy one disk to another or one partition to another (unallocated space is also supported). Usually, this option is used to upgrade the current disk by creating an identical copy. Backup will generate a .PBD image file containing the selected files or system that can be restored from the .PBD image if needed.

What is the difference between System Backup and Disk Backup?

System Backup will auto-select the system boot related partition(s) as the backup source to make sure the system image can be restored properly. Disk/Partition Backup will allow you to manually select a whole disk or speficy a certain partition as the backup source. You will get the same backup result as System Backup if you manually select the system and boot partitions with the Disk/Partition Backup option.

As a computer newbie, what features should I use to protect my computer?

You can use System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions, use Disk/Partition backup to back up the data partition and add plans to run an automatic backup. If you use the computer frequently or have software that may cause boot failure of the computer, we would suggest you back up the computer every 1 to 2 days. For other situations, you can backup the computer once a week. In addition, you can schedule File Backup to back up the files which are changed frequently.

What kind of storage service should I use to save my backup images?

EaseUS Todo Backup can save backup images to internal disks, external disks, network drives, or free cloud(Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive) and CD/DVD. It is suggested to save the images to the internal/external/network drives to save time as those kinds of disks have a better read-write speed. It is suggested NOT to save the image on the source disk, because once the disk is damaged, all the files on the disk will become unavailable and you will be unable to restore the image.

As a company network administrator, what features should I use to protect our internal computers?

It is recommended that you use the SQL Backup feature to back up your company's SQL server and Exchange Backup feature to back up the Exchange server. In addition, you can execute System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions on every computer and set a plan to execute the backup once a day or twice a week to ensure that the computer can be restored timely when it has boot issues. File Backup feature can be used to back up important user data. If there are a large quantity of computers, you can purchase EaseUS Backup Center to manage the backups on the client computers centrally.

About EaseUS Todo Backup

Be it a file, system, partition, or disk, EaseUS Todo Backup will help you back up or clone the item and provide you with multiple backup plans.