How to Transfer Recovery Partition to New Hard Drive?

Posted by @Cherry

December 8, 2016

How to clone HP/Dell/Toshiba recovery partition to new hard drive? The AOMEI Backupper provides you the easiest way to transfer recovery to new SSD/HDD.

What is recovery partition?

A recovery partition is a part of your hard drive existing with no drive letter. It is designed by manufacturer for restoring computer to factory settings once you need. Like HP, Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo, etc. You can use the recovery partition to restore to the factory settings by pressing a special key. Or when you install Windows OS, it will create a recovery partition for restoring too, which is different with the recovery partition created by manufacturers. The recovery partition created by Windows is much smaller than manufacturers’.

When do you want to transfer recovery partition to new hard drive?

Recovery partition is important for restoring computer to the original state. But recovery partition will occupy a certain space on your hard drive especially the recovery partition created by manufacturer. When the recovery partition occupied a lot of space, for example, if the recovery partition occupied 20 GB on your hard drive, you may want to delete recovery partition to free up more local disk space. Before deleting it, you’d better transfer recovery partition to new hard drive.

How to transfer recovery partition to new hard drive?

Because recovery partition has no drive letter, it is invisible in Windows Explorer. Thus, you cannot use the Windows built-in tool to transfer recovery partition to new hard drive. Fortunately, you can use a third party software to do it.

AOMEI Backupper is a remarkable software that can help you transfer recovery partition to new hard drive free in a few simple steps. It has an utility “Partition Clone”, which supports you transfer recovery partition to SSD/HDD, or other external hard drive.

Step1.Connect your new hard drive to your computer, make sure it can be detected. Download AOMEI Backupper free, install and launch it. To clone recovery partition to new hard drive, click Clone->Partition Clone.

Partition Clone

Step2.Select the recovery partition as the source partition.

Source Partition

Step3. Then, select the new hard drive you prepared before as the destination place.

Destination Place

Step4.Here you need confirm all the information. If there is no problem, click Start Clone to launch the whole progress. If you are cloning recovery partition to SSD, you can check the box in front of “Align partition to optimize SSD” before clicking Start Clone to optimize the performance of the SSD.


With the help of AOMEI Backupper, you can easily transfer HP/Dell/Toshiba/Lenovo recovery partition to new hard drive. It also supports many other brands with Windows 7/8/10. You can also use it to create a boot rescue media so that you can restore recovery partition to the computer even it without operating system.However, AOMEI Backupper Standard may not satisfy you with all situations, if you need advanced features, you can upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional edition to work for your Windows 7/8/10 more flexible.