In this post, I’m going to introduce you to a tool which can be used to safeguard your Windows 10 devices. Have you seen boot failure issues with Windows 10 and server devices? You can use this tool to boot the Windows 10 and server 2016 devices from pre-created recovery media and recover the data. Windows 10 Recovery media can be created a tool called Veeam agent for Microsoft Windows.
1 Why is Windows 10 Recovery Media Important?
The Windows 10 recovery media or image can be helpful if one of the following errors occur:
- The Windows 10 on the computer fails to start or boot
- The Windows 10 computer is blocked with malware, and you cannot get access to your data
- When you want to perform a bare-metal restore from the backup on the computer without the Windows 10 and other software installed
- When you want to restore the Windows 10 system volume of the computer
2 Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows
You can create Windows 10 recovery media using Veeam agent for Windows. In case of a disaster, you can start the Windows 10 OS from the Veeam Recovery Media and use Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and standard Microsoft Windows tools to diagnose and fix problems.
This tool can be used for creating recovery media for the following Windows operating systems:
- Windows 7 SP1
- Windows 8.x
- Windows 10
- Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
- Windows Server 2012
- Windows Server 2012 R2
- Windows Server 2016
In this video post, I installed Veeam agent for Windows in Windows 10 1809 machine and created a recovery media.
3 Download Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows?
Download the free version of Veeam agent for Microsoft Windows and use it for desktop and laptops. Also, there is an option for you to try the trial version of FULL Veeam agent for Microsoft Windows for 30 days.
- Free Veeam Agent for Windows Desktop and Laptops (Windows 10)
- Thirty (30) Days trail Veeam Agent for Windows Workstations & Servers
Download the Free version of Veeam agent for Windows 10 backup and recovery from the following link:
4 Install Veaam Agent for Microsoft Windows
Install Veeam backup and recovery agent for Windows 10. You can use this agent to create Windows 10 recovery media. The installation process is straightforward, and the installer itself install the other dependant required software. List of prerequisite software are:
- .NET Framework 4.5.2
- SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB Edition
- SQL Server 2012 Management Objects
- SQL Server System CLR Types
As you can see in the above video, the installation is straightforward. Veeam agent for Windows V2.2 is compatible with Windows 10 1809 version.
5 Create Windows 10 Recovery Media – Veeam Agent for Windows
As I mentioned above, Veeam Agent for Windows can be used to create recovery media for server and desktop operating systems like Server 2012, 2016, etc. In this video post, I’m going to explain how to create recovery media for Windows 10 1809.
I used the four (4) GB USB drive to create the recovery media for Windows 10 1809 machine. You can create a recovery image on different kinds of media:
- Removable storage devices such as USB drives or SD cards
- ISO images on local or external computer drives
6 How to Launch – Veeam Agent for Windows to Create Recovery Media?
Once you install Veeam agent for Microsoft Windows, you can launch “Create Recovery Media” shortcut from Windows 10 Start Menu – Veeam folder.
Drivers required to run hardware and devices on your Windows 10 computer will be added to recovery media. Also, network and wireless network drivers will be added to the media. There is an option to add additional drivers from a network folder into Windows 10 recovery media using Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows.
Default Folder Path – C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Veeam\Tools
7 Steps – Windows 10 Recovery Media – Veeam Agent for Windows
The following are the high-level steps involved in the creation of Windows 10 recovery media using Veeam agent for Microsoft Windows. As I mentioned above, I used four GB USB drive to create the recovery media.
Note – The all the data in the USB media will be erased while creating the recovery media.
- Mounting Recovery Environment Image
- Copying Veeam Recovery Environment Files
- Adding the .NET Framework
- Adding Wireless networking support files
- Adding System Drivers
- Adding Internet Browser
- Copying Boot Files
- Unmounting Recovery Image
- Preparing USB Disk
- Copying Data to USB Disk
- Recovery Media Has Been Created
8 How to Boot Windows 10 device with USB Recovery Media
Plug in the Windows 10 recovery media created with Veeam agent for Microsoft Windows and the select the option to boot the Windows device from USB media.
There are several options given in the Veeam Recovery Media for Windows 10. I have explained most of them in details in the above video tutorial.
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