Are you using a Dell notebook or desktop? You can create a Dell Windows Recovery USB stick to restore or recover Windows. Here is how to do it.
After enough time, your computer becomes disorganized and almost unusable. This is exactly what happened to me.
Lately, my Dell laptop has been acting strangely. I have tried everything, but have not been able to identify or solve the problem. That means destroying the system and reinstalling Windows.
There are several ways to restore or recover Windows. However, if you are using a Dell laptop or desktop computer, you can use the Dell USB Recovery Tool to create a Dell USB Recovery Drive in Windows. This allows you to quickly reinstall or restore Windows 11 and 10 when needed.
Compared to other solutions, Dell USB Recovery Tool can easily create a recovery drive on your Dell notebook to reinstall Windows.
Now we will explain how to create a Dell USB recovery drive on a Dell notebook.
The following procedure works for Windows 10 and 11 as well.
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System Requirements for Dell USB Recovery Device Creation
Dell provides USBRecovery tool, a first-party software that allows you to create a USB recovery device. Simply install the software and create a Dell USB Recovery Device.
However, as in most cases, some prerequisites must be met. The system requirements are as follows.
- Prepare a service label for the drive. Typically, the Dell service label can be found on the bottom of the laptop or on the invoice.
- Prepare a USB flash drive with a capacity of 16 GB or more. Make sure you have backed up the data on the USB drive. Format the USB drive as part of the process of creating the recovery drive.
- .Net framework 4.5.2 or later must be installed. The download link for the .Net framework is here.
- Your computer must have at least 16GB of free hard disk space in order for the Dell USB Recovery Tool to download the latest Windows 11 or 10 image.
After reviewing these requirements, follow the instructions for creating the Dell USB Recovery Tool in Windows.
Important Note: The following procedure will only work on Dell notebooks.
Creating a Dell Recovery Device is very simple. Here are the specific steps.
- Obtain the Dell Recovery Tool software.
- Install and launch the Dell Recovery Tools application.
- Connect a USB drive with at least 16GB capacity to your desktop/laptop.
- Select “This Computer.”
- Click the “Next” button.
- When prompted, enter the Service Tag.
- Select either “Automated Version with SupportAssist” or “Non-Automated Version with SupportAssist”.
- Click “Download” below it.
- Select your USB device from the drop-down menu.
- Check “I understand that the selected drive will be reformatted and existing data will be deleted.”
- Click the “Download” button.
- Wait for the download to complete.
- When finished, close the application.
- Leave the USB device powered on.
- Restart the computer to activate the Dell USB recovery device.
Download the Dell USB Recovery Tool: https://www.dell.com/support/home/drivers/OSISO/recoverytool/
First, visit the Dell website to download the officialRecovery Tool from the Dell website. You can find the download link above. After downloading, install the software and open it from the Start menu.
Connect the USB drive . As I mentioned earlier, you need a USB drive of at least 16 GB.
Select ” This Computer ” to create a recovery drive for the computer you are currently using. If you want to do the same thing on another Dell laptop, select ” Other Computers “. If you select the “Other Computer” option, you will need to enter the Service Tag for the other laptop/desktop.
In my case, select the “Other Computer” option. Select either the “Automated by SupportAssist version” or the “Non-Automated by SupportAssistant version” and click “Download” below it.
If you are unsure, Automated by SupportAssist has additional features such as hardware scanning, system repair, file backup, system restore, and cloud image recovery. For more information – https://www.dell.com/support/kbdoc/000177401/restore-your-system-using-dell-supportassist-os-recovery/
Select your USB drive from the drop-down menu, check the “I understand that the selected drive will be reformatted and existing data will be deleted” checkbox, and click the “Download” button.
Depending on the speed of your Internet connection and the selections you made earlier, it may take some time for all files to download. Please take your time and wait until the download is complete. Of course, you can also do other tasks on your computer while the tool is running in the background.
When finished, close the application and restart your computer, leaving the USB drive powered on.
This will boot the system into the Dell USB recovery drive. After booting to the Dell recovery media, you can restore or reinstall Windows. Remember that reinstalling Windows will erase all data on the C drive.
That is all. It is as easy as creating a Dell USB Recovery Media in Windows.
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