How to Create Recovery Partition in Windows 10?

Posted by @AOMEI

June 2, 2017

After upgrading to Windows 10, how to protect your system and software? Though Microsoft says that no longer needs to create a separate recovery partition on Windows 10, once you use Windows 10 recovery program, your software installed in C drive will get lost. AOMEI OneKey recovery will create recovery partition on Windows 10 to protect your system and software.

Microsoft says Windows 10 no longer needs to create a separate recovery image. It will benefit most users, and save disk space for computers. Users are not concerned about computer breaks down. Once it does, you can use “Reset” to restore Windows 10 system. It seems that you don’t need to create recovery partition Windows 10. 

However, it may mislead some users greatly. Windows 10 Reset function only restore your system to factory settings, and means that your Windows 10 will be reinstalled, but all software you added during the usage of computer will be disappeared. Most users regret not to create recovery partition Win 10 in advance, because all software get lost after resetting. 

For meeting different demands from users, this article offers two ways: Windows Reset function operation and create customized recovery partition of windows 10 with AOMEI OneKey Recovery.

How to Restore Windows 10 with Reset Function?

If your computer goes wrong, and some software can’t run normally especially system fails to boot up. And, you don’t need all data and software that are stored in C drive. You can follow the below steps to reset Windows 10.

1.Go to Settings.

2. Choose Update & security

Windows Update and Security

3. Choose Recovery

4. Reset this PC

Reset This PC


5.Get started and look for Restore factory settings.

Windows Reset Function


Attention: This operation will reinstall the version of Windows 10 that came with your PC and remove personal files, apps and drivers you installed, and any changes you made to settings.

If you don’t want to reinstall your software and apps, this will not be recommended to you. It is safer and convenient to make a recovery partition Windows 10 in advance and recover from it when accidents happen.

How to Create a Recovery Partition in Windows 10?

It is easier to create customized recovery partition of Windows 10 for users that hate to reinstalling system and other applications, software, etc. You can download and install AOMEI OneKey Recovery to make a recovery partition Windows 10, and it is easy to operate following the guidance. 

How to create recovery partition in laptop Windows 10 with AOMEI OneKey Recovery? First of all, download, install and launch it in your computer.

Step 1. Choose Onekey System Backup.

OneKey System Backup

Step 2. There are two ways to backup system image. You can backup system to local system disk or other external disk. After choosing, you can click on “Next”. In this article, the first option is chosen as the example.

System Backup Way

Step 3. Choose destination. AOMEI OneKey Recovery will spare some free space form the destination and create a recovery partition. Then, you can preview the partitions layout after creating recovery partition Windows 10 and you can compare the changes before and after making system recovery partition. Click “Advanced” to show disk or partition condition. If there is an unallocated space, AOMEI OneKey Recovery will store image to it by default. After confirming, please click “Start Backup”.

Preview and Confirm

As you see, it is very simple to create a recovery partition on Windows 10. For more detailed steps, you can read < How to Create Ghost Drive in Windows 10? > .

How to Restore Operating System Backup in Windows 10?

In the future, once if your computer can’t boot, you can press f11 or A to restore system back. The process is similar to system backup. As the below picture shown, you need to choose the second option.

OneKey System Recovery

The main process is:

1. Choose a way to restore.

Restore System from AOMEI OneKey Recovery Partition

2. Choose a loacation to restore.

Restore and Confirm

3. Click on “Start Restore

For more detailed process, you can read <How to Restore from ThinkPad One Key Recovery?>



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