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Badl4ndz
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Can I copy recovery USB to another USB flash drive?

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I have created the one time recovery to a 64GB flash drive because that was the only spare flash drive I had at the time. When I look and the flash drive, It appears as a 32GB flash drive with 47 hidden files on amounting to 10.9GB. My question is, can I copy or clone this USB flash drive to another USB flash drive? I now have a spare 32GB drive which I would prefer to use to free up the 64GB one. Is this possible ans how do I do it? I do have EaseUS Todo installed if that could do it. I'm assuming the recovery USB has been created as a bootable drive so just copying ther files will not suffice.

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visruth
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No way to make another working bootable HP recovery media. The first one is the only one you got.

Many have been unsuccessful in doing this.

You have definitely other options like backing up whole system image, creating Windows 10 Home 64 bit clean install bootable USB.


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Visruth
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@visruth wrote:
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No way to make another working bootable HP recovery media. The first one is the only one you got.

Many have been unsuccessful in doing this.

You have definitely other options like backing up whole system image, creating Windows 10 Home 64 bit clean install bootable USB.


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Visruth

Thanks for your reply,

 

Can I confirm that you are stating that it is not possible to copy/clone the HP recovery USB that I have created? Even using software such as Easeus Todo which can copy/clone any partition? Is that recovery USB that I have made encrypted then? Would not a sector by sector clone not work?

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I've not seen even a single member reporting it be successful here.

Yes you cannot copy and create another working recovery USB.

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