If I create a backup of Windows 10 on a Flash drive, do I format it as a recovery drive or just normally? Also, is there a way to set up a new recovery image for Windows 10 without all the installation software. I found a way to create the image but it does the whole hard drive which is much too big a file. I would just like to do the basics as i can't find storage media big enough to do the whole drive. As matters now stand, if something were to go wrong, I think I would have to reset all the way back to Windows 8.0, do all the updates including Windows 8.1 then install Windows 10 from my backup copy.