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Jo_Oslo
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Error message when trying to create recovery USB disk

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Hi

 

I have an old (2013) HP-8760W with, now after the "forced" update, runs Windows 10 Pro.

 

I try to make a recovery/boot USB-disk, using the system tools in Windows, But this failes after starting to copy. It givs a non informative error message, only saying "can's create....".

Yes the USB is large enough.

 

How do I make something that will be possible to boot from in the case that my PC fail to boot from system SSD ?

 

Thanks,

 

Jo

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@Jo_Oslo

 

Hello;

Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!

 

My suggestion is you consider using a third-party solution known as Macrium Reflect (MR).

I prefer to use third-party recovery solutions for the following reasons:
1) More flexibility and reliabilty -- can make recovery media as often as you like, not restricted to one attempt, which if it fails, then you are stuck.
2) More media options -- can create media in DVD, USB stick, or external drive format
3) Mounting option -- can "mount" the save images as virtual "drives" and extract individual files and folders
4) WinPE boot option -- can install a special boot option that allows you to boot to recovery information and do a repair or restore from there -- when Windows will not boot

What I recommend is the following:
1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR) from here: http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx
2) Run MR and choose the option: "Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows" to write a full backup to an external drive, USB stick, or DVDs
3) Use the option to create a boot USB stick or CD

My experience is that MR, when using the High Compression option, typically can compress the saved image file to about 50% of the USED space in the OS partition. This means if you have an 80GB OS partition, and 40GB is used, MR only needs about 20GB to store the image file.

I use this all the time and it typically takes less than 15 minutes to do the image backup and about the same time or less to do a restore. Plus, MR has the option to Add a Recovery Boot Menu entry. This allows you then to boot into WinPE, and you can then use that to do a restore -- when you can't boot into Windows!

NOW, you have the means to restore a full working system from the external drive, USB or DVDs stick in only a few minutes.

Good Luck

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> But this fails after starting to copy.

> It gives a non informative error message, only saying "can't create....".

> Yes the USB is large enough.

 

Do you have enough "free" space on your 'C:' disk-drive for the utility to create a large "temporary" file ?

It's that file that is copied to the USB memory-stick, and then deleted.

 

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Hi

 

I have above 100 Gb on the C drive. must me sufficient.

 

Some files are copied to the USB, before these can't... message appears.

 

Regards

 

Jo

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> I have an old (2013) HP-8760W with, now after the "forced" update, runs Windows 10 Pro.

> I try to make a recovery/boot USB-disk, using the system tools in Windows,

> But this fails after starting to copy. It gives a non-informative error message, only saying "can's create....".

 

I wonder if that "make a recovery/boot" application was migrated into Windows 10 from your previous version of Windows (7? 8? 8.1?)  In that case, even if it were successful, it would not create a "System Recovery Set" for Windows 10 -- it would create a "set" for the earlier version, which presumably is not what you want.

 

See: https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/software-download/windows10

 

to download Windows 10, and write it either to a USB memory-stick, or a few DVD-recordable disks.

This "set" can be used to reinstall Windows 10, without needing to enter the 25-character product-key.

 

 

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