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USB Recovery Drive Limitations

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    USB Recovery Drive Limitations


    Will there be issues if I try to create a Windows 8.1 USB Recovery Drive on a USB Flash Drive larger than 32GB? The Create a Recovery Drive actually formats the USB drive in FAT32 and makes it bootable. I plan to purchase a 64GB USB flash drive. Will the Recovery Drive Creator repartition the USB Flash Drive as a 32GB FAT32 partition? I tried the same on an external USB hard drive and it repartitioned the external hard drive as a 32GB FAT32 partition.

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    The create a Windows 8.1 USB Recovery Drive, only needs a USB Drive of no more than 1gb.
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USB Recovery Drive Limitations
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