How to Use a Recovery Disc

While Windows 8.1 doesn't provide a way to create a repair disc, either on CD or DVD drives, you can use a USB flash drive.

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Creating a Recovery Drive

Insert a blank USB flash drive into your computer.

Type "recovery drive" from the Windows 8.1 Start screen and select "Create a Recovery Drive" from the list of search results. The onscreen instructions will guide you through the steps. Click "Finish" and then put your recovery drive in a safe place.