By Ivy / Last Updated January 21, 2020

How Do I Create Lenovo OneKey Recovery on New Hard Drive?

"I own a Lenovo IdeaPad Z570, and want to upgrade to a larger HDD(from 600GB to 1TB). The only thing bothering me is the ‘OneKey Recovery’. So, my question is: how do I make the OEM and recovery partitions, just after installing Windows 7 on a new HDD to facilitate the ‘OneKey Recovery’. Any kindly advice will be appreciated."

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In general, Lenovo OneKey Recovery partition will only be there on the factory installed HDD and it won’t work on new hard drive even if you don’t make any changes. From this, you’d better make a custom recovery partition after upgrading.

Lenovo OneKey Recovery New Hard Drive

Lenovo Onekey recovery new hard drive is actually a partition/volume created by Lenovo OneKey Recovery to store operating system image. It will be used to recover system back when original OS crashed by virus/hacker attacks, software errors or human wrong operations, etc. Thus, it should be created before accidents.

And, usually, there is already such a partition (hidden recovery partition) on system hard disk which functions like Lenovo onekey recovery new HDD when you first get your new computer. In the partition, there is a system image file in factory default settings. From it, you can restore Lenovo computer to factory state when your computer run into issues.

Create OneKey Recovery on New HDD with Lenovo OneKey Recovery

To create onekey recovery partition on new HDD, use the following steps:

Step1. Type onekey recovery on search box, then select and launch Lenovo Onekey recovery.

Step 2. Choose “System Backup” in the main page.

Lenovo Onekey Recovery 8

Step 3. Select a place to save system image. You can select any local hard disk or external storage device as long as it can be recognized by your computer.

Step 4. Review the operation and start backup.

Note:
If you want to create Lenovo OneKey recovery boot disk, you can select local hard disk as target drive. Also, you can choose CD to create Lenovo OneKey recovery boot CD or other external storages.
During the Lenovo OneKey recovery partition new hard drive creation, some users still receive error messages, such as, “current system cannot support backup” and “program cannot find the service partition”.
Besides new hard drive, the recovery partition will also lose its original functionality if the default recovery partition has damaged or deleted accidentally, the C: drive has been changed, or the system has been reinstalled.

Make OneKey Recovery on New Hard Drive with AOMEI OneKey Recovery

From above, you can clearly see that Lenovo One Key recovery has many problems during the creation or the partition itself. In short, it’s not stable enough.

Usually, in this case, you can ask a professional software like AOMEI OneKey Recovery for help. It’s similar to Lenovo AOMEI OneKey Recovery, but very stable and will not cause you any trouble.

Here are some advantages for this software:

  • Suitable for all branded computers. If you already use Lenovo one key recovery or other branded onekey recovery, such as, Dell, HP, etc, you may know none of them can be used on computer with different branded. But AOMEI OKR overcomes this problem and supports all branded computer.

  • Widely used in all the operating system. For different Windows, Lenovo OKR version is different while the same version of AOMEI OKR supports all Windows PC systems, including Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, Vista, XP, Server 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019 and its R2 version.

  • The recovery partition is more stable. In Lenovo computer, there are many factors that can affect the use of recovery partition, such as, the size of system partition, f11 key, novo button, etc. But, in AOMEI, the system image and boot partition are stored separately, so it does not affect by these factors in Lenovo OKR.

  • Support quick system recovery. This software has a special keyboard key, F11 or A, which is used to boot your computer when something goes wrong. And it will restore all the installed programs and data on the system drive.

  • Besides, this software is very user-friendly. For example: the software has a clear interface, or offer different users with different version.

Now, continue to make Lenovo OneKey recovery on new hard drive with the following steps:

Step 1. Download, install and open AOMEI OneKey Recovery. In its main interface, select “OneKey System Backup”.

Onekey System Backup

Step 2. Select “Backup system to AOMEI OneKey Recovery Partition (Recommended)" or “Backup system to other location”. Then, click “Next” to continue.

Backup System to AOME Onekey Recovery Partition

If your system is very large or has some sensitive data, you can compress or encrypt system image by clicking “Backup Options” in the following window.

Compress Encrypt System Image

Step 3. Select partition to save the custom recovery partition. Then, click “Start Backup” and wait until it finishes.

If you choose “Backup system to AOMEI OneKey Recovery Partition”, you need to directly select a partition shown in the following picture. If you choose “Backup system to other location”, you need to click “Browse” and select a partition or drive manually.

Select Partition to Create Recovery Partition on

Written in the end

“Lenovo OneKey recovery on new hard drive” is a very common problem when upgrading Lenovo hard drive. Because Lenovo OneKey recovery partition does not work on new hard drive. So, you can only create a custom recovery partition with Lenovo OKR or AOMEI OKR to avoid unexpected system failures due virus/hacker attacks, software errors or human wrong operations.

But I personally prefer using AOMEI OneKey recovery software, because it’s much stable. Besides, it can support all branded computers with corresponding operating system. And it also offers you some useful feature, such as, compression, encryption, quick restore, etc.

If you don’t have a recovery partition, you could consider download AOMEI OneKey recovery software regardless of computer brand or operating system.