[Guide] Recovery Boot Disc Creation (Video)

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Last Updated: Nov 17, 2016 09:37AM PST

This video will walk you through creating a Recovery Boot Disc (DR/Image).

In addition to this video guide you can read our written step-by-step guide "Create a Recovery Boot disc (Simple Mode)" and Create a Recovery Boot disc (Advance mode with ADK instructions).  When creating the Recovery Boot Disc there are two modes to choose, one is Simple mode and the other is Advanced mode.  We will explain the differences in the two modes next.  Simple mode would be for those running a Workstation operating system such as Windows 10, and Advanced mode would be for those running a Server operating system such as Windows Server 2012 R2.  Simple mode will work for the majority of users EXCEPT for servers that have a RAID controlled hard drive.  Regardless of the OS type, you are required to utilize Advanced mode if your computer has a RAID controlled internal hard drive.  If your computer contains a RAID controller, the RAID controller driver is required to be added via Advanced mode Recovery Boot Disc creation, in order to support restoring to the RAID controlled hard drive.  If this is not done then you will not see your RAID controlled hard drive when booting to the Recovery Boot Disc.  This video guide as well as the written Advanced mode guide will explain how to add your RAID controller driver in to the Recovery Boot Disc.

We do recommend watching these videos be watched in full screen / HD.

For Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 content, see Windows Deployment with the Windows AIK.

For Windows 7, Windows 8.x, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2 content, see Windows Deployment with the Windows ADK.


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