By AOMEI / Last Updated July 1, 2016

What’s Dell recovery partition?

Dell recovery partition is a hidden partition, which is a special section and set aside on Dell computer hard drive. A Dell computer is shipped with a built-in recovery partition, which houses the information required to restore computer’s factory settings. This is very useful and without a need of the operating system’s CD or DVD. And a Dell recovery partition can be accessed either through a pre-installed Windows application or by pressing a specific key combination as the computer boots up. If you delete it carelessly, things will be complicated. However, by copying Dell recovery partition to get a backup of it will make things easy, since it’s a precaution of deleting the original recovery partition. In order to finish the job, a third-party software is necessary and we recommend you AOMEI Backupper.

How to copy dell recovery partition?

AOMEI Backupper is a good software, and you can use it to easily copy Dell recovery partition or restore your computer to factory settings. Actually, a full system restore will be another choice in the event of problems with your computer, which will solve the related computer problem without erasing your personal files you’ve made over time, such as your family photos. To do this, a system backup is needed. Anyway, there is no need to worry after finishing the copy job with AOMEI Backupper. Next, we will show you how to copy dell recovery partition.

Step 1: Download, install and launch AOMEI Backupper Standard. Select “ Partition Backup” under “Backup” tab.

Backup Partition

Step 2: Name the task name so as to distinguish it from other tasks, select the recovery partition in the “Step 1”, and select the location to save the image. Here, “Backup Option” includes comments, compression, splitting, intelligent sector and VSS, and all can be set as you need. Also, “Schedule” can be set so as to protect your data continuously. Then click “Start Backup”.

Set Data

Step 3:When the operation is completed, click “Finish”.


Tips: When you want to use the image to restore your computer, just launch AOMEI Backupper again and find it under “Home” tab, actually, you can easily find all your backups due to AOMEI’s friendly interface. (Or you can select the image out from the location in which you save it. ) Then you can follow the wizard to do the restore job or other operation as you need.


AOMEI Backupper’s utilities don’t limit to copy recovery partition. As you see, you can use it to create multiple system backups of different time points, and also you can bring computer back to earlier date you wish with it.