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Recovery differences (Lenovo vs Windows)

What is the difference between creating a Lenovo Recovery USB drive (Lenovo Recovery Digital Download), and creating a recovery drive straight from Windows 10?  Is one preferred over the other?



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Re: Recovery differences (Lenovo vs Windows)

The one from Lenovo is the most recent set of windows and Lenovo-tested drivers that were tested as a unit for your model.  It may or may not contain the latest windows build or updates or the most recent Lenovo drivers.  The one from Microsoft is the latest build and the drivers that were current at the time the build was created.  I tend to use the one from Microsoft and then apply Microsoft updates.  I then install Lenovo Vantage (Microsoft store) and apply Lenovo updates.  Others may prefer a different method.


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