Learn how to create a Recovery Drive for your Windows 10 computer that can be used to start a non-bootable computer system. Save this recover information to a USB drive or an external drive. Learn how to use the recovery drive if other recovery options don't work, by booting to the recovery drive on startup.
- [Voiceover] Have you ever seen a computer blue screen?…Or have you ever seen a cryptic message on a…black background when you expected to see…the Windows login screen?…These are catastrophic failures but the good news is…you can prepare for a recovery in advance…should this kind of failure ever happen to you.…You do this by creating a recovery drive.…To get started search for Recovery Drive from the Task Bar.…And select Create a Recovery Drive in Control Panel.…
And then, read what's offered on the screen.…Note it says that you can use this recovery drive…to reset your computer, to troubleshoot it,…or even reinstall it.…What it doesn't say is that…you'll need to insert a USB stick…and that any existing data on that will be erased.…I recommend you choose a USB stick…that holds at least 16 gigabytes of data.…If you haven't connected a drive such as this,…do so now.…Before you click next, make sure…Back Up System Files to the Recovery Drive is selected.…
Click Next.…Wait while Windows looks for a drive to use.…If you have an external drive…
Expert author Joli Ballew then explores important backup and recovery options, including how to configure and use System Restore. She shows how to remove all the unnecessary and unwanted software and then add your desired software and apps.
The course wraps up with some advanced tasks, including setting program defaults, configuring virtual desktops, adding users, and configuring family safety and security settings.
- Registering a new PC
- Connecting to networks
- Installing updates
- Setting up backups
- Creating a recovery drive
- Installing software
- Setting program defaults
- Adding users
- Configuring Family Safety
- Accessing media