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Can't create a recovery usb stick, option greyed out

  1. #11


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    If you dir the recovery partition and post it up - we should be able to figure out how to make something useful.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Does the utility tell you how large a flash drive you need and are you using at least that size? I don't have any OEM installs so I cannot check, but could it be greyed because there is not room for it.

    If it isn't that, there is some part of the install that tells the utility you have a recovery partition. Not sure what it is, but have you altered the system in any way, like extra partitions or some configuration change?
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  3. #13


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    It does tell you how big of a drive you will need, it did for me when I made mine. I think I ended up using a 16 gig thumb drive.
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