Whats recovery partition?

Your PC might have come with a recovery image that’s used to refresh or reset your PC. The recovery image is stored on a dedicated recovery partition on your PC, and is typically 3 to 6 GB in size. Also, you will get a recovery partition while installing Windows 7/8/10. The Windows recovery partition is smaller than the factory recovery partition, in generally, the Windows 10 recovery partition takes 450MB, Windows 8 350 MB, and Windows 7 200MB.

Why need to copy recovery partition to flash drive?

A factory recovery partition enables you to restore computer to the factory default setting by pressing a specific key, but it takes a lot of disk space. To save space on your PC, you can delete the recovery image from your PC and copy recovery partition to USB flash drive instead.

Like a factory recovery partition, a Windows recovery partition can solve computer problems by restoring computer back that state. However, you may need to delete the recovery partitionunder some circumstances, for example, you want to add unallocated space to system drive but the hidden recovery partition is in the way. Then, you can copy the recovery partition to USB drive to keep the ability to restore computer to factory settings.

Anyway, it’s problem-solving to copy recovery partition to flash drive, and a recovery image backup created is an insurance of the important data. In addition, AOMEI Backupper is a professional and free backup software to guarantee the job success.

Steps to copy recovery partition to flash drive with AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper supports all Windows editions including Windows 7/8/8.1/10/Vista/XP of both 32 bit and 64 bit. Except to copy recovery partition to USB, you can use it to create a bootable USB flash drive and so on. Next, we will show you how to copy recovery to USB step by step.

1. Download, install and open this backup software for Windows. Select “Partition Backup” under “Backup” tab.

Partition Backup

2. Click ‘Step1” to choose the recovery partition.


3. Click “Step2” to choose your flash drive as destination path.


4. Click “Start Backup”.

Just a while, the process will be finished. You can see that it’s so convenient to copy recovery partition to flash drive with AOMEI Backupper, also you can use it to restore the recovery image backup when there is a need.