How to make and use a bootable Windows 10 recovery disk

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Like it or not, Windows 10 will occasionally fail or falter, to the point where it won't run and won't boot. That's when it's time to bring out a rescue or recovery tool often called a 'rescue/recovery disk.'

Though such a tool is most likely to run on a USB flash drive (UFD) nowadays, they've been around long enough to have taken their name from an era when the most likely media was optical — namely, a CD-ROM or DVD. Alas, such media are now mostly unable to accommodate all the files, tools and add-ons necessary for a minimal Windows recovery environment (with the notable exception covered in the next section). That's why most such tools now require an 8 GB or larger UFD for setup and use.

Back to basics: The Windows 10 system repair disc (DVD)

Even in Windows 10, you can still create a Repair Disc on DVD, if you have the means — that is, a DVD burner and blank media. To do so, you must dig into Control Panel. Here's how:

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