How Much Space for Windows 10 Recovery USB?

I am using the Windows 10 computer and want to create a Windows 10 recovery USB. But I do not know how much space is needed for creating a Windows 10 recovery USB. Can anyone tell me?

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Jerry· Answered on Jul 20, 2023

If you want to create a Windows recovery USB, a USB drive with at least 16 GB is required.

It is an excellent try to create a recovery drive. In this way, you'll be able to reinstall Windows 11 using the recovery disc if your PC ever encounters a serious problem, such hardware breakdown. We advise you to recreate the recovery disk yearly because Windows often releases updates to enhance security and computer performance. The backup of your personal files and any software included with your PC won't be performed.

To make a recovery drive on Windows 10 PC:

Step 1. In the search box, search for "Create a recovery drive" and select it. You may be asked to input an admin password or confirm your choice.

Step 2. When the tool launches, ensure "Back up system files to the recovery drive" is chosen and select Next.

Step 3. Connect a USB drive to your computer, select it, and then click Next.

Step 4. Select Create.

You can also use professional backup software, like EaseUS Todo Backup, to help create a Windows 10 recovery USB drive. EaseUS Todo Backup is a multi-functional backup and restore tool. It enables you to back up your various files, systems, disks, apps, and partitions. In addition, it can help you fix the Windows 10 can't create a recovery drive issue.

Generally speaking, a USB with at least 16 GB is needed for creating a recovery USB drive.

Related article: How to Create a Windows 11/10 Recovery USB for Another Computer

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