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Can I make a recovery disc on a flash drive for my x230 W7?

I just received my new x230 and want to make a recovery disc before loading it up.  I'd like to do this using a flash drive but I've seen conflicting information as to whether this will work properly (i.e. ,some on this forum say  dvd is needed).  My questions are:

1. Can I make a reliable recovery disc on a flash drive?

2. How large should the drive be?

Thanks in advance for helping me out with this.

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Re: Can I make a recovery disc on a flash drive for my x230 W7?

1. yes
2. 1x16 gb (the real size is about 11 gb - WinRE, the system, Lenovo drivers and sw, 3rd party sw)



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Re: Can I make a recovery disc on a flash drive for my x230 W7?

thanks for the prompt resposne.  I did it and it worked, albeit slowly!

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