It’s a troublesome task to reinstall your operating system, programs and settings after your computer break down. Making a factory recovery partition helps you store a copy of important data of your computer and you can restore your computer in an easy way to save you a lot of time. We can backup our system partition (usually the C partition) with the operating system and the software on it and then restore system to the previous state. In addition, you can use the Windows tool to create a recovery partition but it is not so easy to use, the steps are too complicated and it’s difficult for those computer greenhands. Moreover, different brands of computers have different backup and recovery tools, more people prefer to use a third-party software, like AOMEI OneKey Recovery to make things easier.
AOMEI OneKey Recovery is a safe and easy-use software designed to back up and restore your system, which supports all Windows PC operating systems, including Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. You can use it to restore the system partition to its original status in case of a system failure. You can also create a system state backup for easy restoration as required. The interface of AOMEI OneKey Recovery is very simple, just reflecting that it is easy to use.
Step 1: Download, install and launch AOMEI OneKey Recovery. And then choose "OneKey System Backup".
Step 2: There are two ways available for you to create a recovery partition to backup system:
If you choose Way A, please follow the instruction below:
You need to select one of your existing partitions (here is D: drive) on system disk to divide some space (the size depends on how big your system partition is) for creating a factory recovery partition, which includes system backup image file and AOMEI OneKey Recovery bootable environment.
In this window, the program will show you the changes before and after making a new factory recovery partition, which is labeled with "+". In order to prevent it from being damaged, it will not be assigned a drive letter, namely, it will be made as a hidden partition by default. To confirm the changes, please click "Start Backup" to continue.
If you choose Way B, please follow the instruction below to backup system:
You can edit "File Name". You need to select one of your existing partitions (here is D: drive) on system disk to divide some space for creating a partition to store AOMEI OneKey Recovery bootable environment. And then, please select a destination folder (here is removable USB drive) to save system backup image file.
Step 3: No matter which way you choose, please click "Start Backup" after completing all settings. The backup progress may take some minutes so you should wait patiently until it is over. After all operations are completed, a word balloon will pop up. At last, click "OK" -> "Finish".
When your computer fails to boot properly because of system crash or operating system not found error, you can use the factory image you backed up to return things to normal. But the way of system recovery may vary considerably according to the disk partition styles of your system.
Step1: After Windows PE recovery environment starts, AOMEI OneKey Recovery will automatically pop up. Click "Yes" to confirm. And then select "OneKey System Recovery" to restore your system.
Step2: There are two ways available for you to restore system. Which way to choose depends on which way you select to backup system.
If you selected Way A to backup system, please follow the instruction below to restore system:
The program will use the system backup image file in AOMEI OneKey Recovery partition to restore your system. Here are two choices for you to restore your system, please choose the one according to your situation.
If you selected Way B to backup system, please follow the instruction below to restore system:
Click "Browse" to find the system backup image file. Click "Next" to continue.
Here are two choices for you to restore your system, please choose the one according to your situation.
Step3: No matter which way you choose, the restore progress may take some minutes so you should wait patiently until it is over. After all operations are completed, click "Finish".