How to restore your Windows 10 PC with a recovery drive
How to use a recovery drive to restore or reset your Windows 10?
If your Windows 10 system is not loading or starting, you are lucky if you ever created a recovery drive for system. A recovery drive stores a copy of your Windows 10 environment on another source, like a DVD or Flash drive. Then if your Windows 10 suddenly stops functioning, you can restore it from that drive. If you have a recovery drive but you don’t have any idea to use it for retrieving your data on your PC, follow these simple instructions to restore or regain your data on Windows 10 PC.
You may easily use a recovery drive to restore from a system restore point or reset your PC, follow these steps:
- First off, connect the recovery drive and power on your PC.
- Press “Windows key + L” keyboard shortcut to get to the sign-in screen, and then restart your PC by pressing the “Shift” key while you select the Power button> Restart in the bottom right corner of the screen.
- Now, your PC will restart in the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE).
- On the “Choose an option” screen, click “Troubleshoot”, and then select any of the following two options. If you are unable to see “Choose your option” screen, your PC might not be set up to boot from a drive. In such a case, you need to check your PC manufacturer’s website and learn how to change your PC’s boot order.
- To restore from a system restore point: Select Advanced Options > System Restore, doing so will not affect your personal files, but it will erase recently installed apps, drivers, and updates that may be a reason behind your PC problems.
- To reinstall Windows 10: Select Advanced Options > Recover from a drive doing so will remove your personal files, apps and drivers you installed, and changes you made to your system settings.