How to Create Windows 10 Dedicated Recovery Partition?

Posted by @Cherry

April 13, 2018

A Windows dedicated recovery partition is very important to users. This article will tell you how to create Windows 10/8/7 dedicated recovery partition with AOMEI OneKey Recovery.

What is recovery partition?

Many users would like to create Windows 10 dedicated recovery partition that will allows you to restore their operating system when they need. Well, what is recovery partition?

The recovery partition is used to repair or reset the computer to its factory settings in the event of a system failure. There are basic two kinds of recovery partition. One is Windows recovery partition, which allows you to boot into WinRE (Windows Recovery Environment) to restore your computer when you need. Another recovery partition is created by computer manufacturers, which allows you to recover computer to the factory settings by pressing a specific key. However, sometimes, you need to create dedicated recovery partition in Windows.

Why you should create Windows 10 dedicated recovery partition?

There are a few differences between a computer with a clean installation of Windows and brand new PC with Windows pre-install. One of the difference is the new computers come with a dedicated recovery partition including a recovery image with the operating system, programs, and settings. When your PC fails to boot, you can use this recovery partition to repair and reset your Windows installation to factory default configuration. Besides, you don’t need to install all hardware drivers and your favourite programs after restoring your PC with the dedicated partition.

However, in some situations, you may lose your factory default Windows recovery partition. With the release of Windows 10, more and more users upgrade their Windows 7 or Windows 8 to Windows 10. Unfortunately, the installation failed, and you were told that the computer had no OS, since Windows 7 or Windows 8 was removed while Windows 10 wasn’t installed. Here if you want to do a clean install of Windows 10, you have to delete and format the hard disk which means you will lose the factory default Windows recovery partition. The good news is you can create dedicated recovery partition in Windows 10/8/7 (both 32 bit and 64 bit).  

It’s the best if you create a recovery partition immediately after the clean installation of Windows. By this method, you will avoid backing up viruses, malware, or other issues that may cause problems letter on.

How to create Windows 10 dedicated recovery partition?

We have already know that having a dedicated recovery partition is very valuable. But unlike create normal partition, creating Windows 10 dedicated recovery partition is not easy unless you take advantages of the third party software AOMEI OneKey Recovery.  

About AOMEI OneKey Recovery

AOMEI OneKey Recovery is a free software that designed to create dedicated recovery partition safely and simply. It is compatible with all major versions of Microsoft’s operating system including Windows 7,Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10. Besides, this freeware provides an intuitive interface that makes the progress very easy.    

Create factory default dedicated recovery partition in Windows with AOMEI 

As AOMEI OneKey Recovery software is a great tool for creating factory default dedicated recovery partition in windows 10/8/7, here we provides you the detailed steps for how to create Windows 10 dedicated recovery partition. Well, for keeping your data’s safety, you’d better create backup of all data just in case.

Step 1. Free download AOMEI OneKey Recovery software, install it to you Windows 10 computer and launch it. It will show you its main interface.

Step 2. To create Windows 10 dedicated recovery partition, here you need to click OneKey System Backup.

Create Dedicated Recovery Partition Win10

Step 3. Then, Select “Backup system to AOMEI OneKey Recovery Partition”.

Backup System to Recovery Partition

Step 4. Select the drive where to create a new recovery partition and click Next.

Select Partition

Note: AOMEI OneKey Recovery will automatically calculate the space required for the recovery partition and create the same if you have enough unused space to craft out a dedicated recovery partition.

Step 5. AOMEI OneKey Recovery software will identify the Windows partition that needs to be backed up. Here you can preview and confirm the operations. Once there is no problem, click Start Backup to continue.

Create Recovery Partition

Step 6. Here will execute the progress of partitioning the hard drive, creating Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE), and then, adjusting partition layout to save backup image.   

Save Backup Image

Note:

1. The Progress will take a while depending on the amount of data in your computer.

2. After the backup completes, you’ll be notified with a message on the screen: “The system backup completed successfully...”

Note

3. You can press the A key to enter into AOMEI recovery environment during system startup by clicking the setting icon on the title bar to enable the function.

Setting up AOMEI Recovery Partition

While you setting up the recovery partition in AOMEI OneKey Recovery software, it may give you two options “Enable the boot menu” and “Hide the Press A for AOMEI OneKey Recovery message”. Choose one and click OK. Here we choose Enable the boot menu so that you can press the A key to enter into AOMEI recovery environment during system startup.

Setting

Finally, during Windows system startup, you can press the A key to quickly launch the recovery environment without having to wait for the boot menu, and then, choose OneKey System Recovery in step 2 to recover Windows 10 system with one key clicking.

Conclusion

Using AOMEI OneKey Recovery to create Windows 10 dedicated recovery partition is a very simple and safe thing. Besides, AOMEI OneKey Recovery provides you the easiest OneKey System Recovery which could help you a lot and save much time.