By Cherry / Last Updated March 4, 2021

It is necessary to clone recovery partition to USB/SSD/HDD

There are two kinds of recovery partition: Windows recovery partition, and computer supplier’s recovery partition. The Windows recovery partition won’t take too much space, for example, the Windows 10 recovery partition is about 450MB. Most brand computers come with recovery partition created by manufacturers such as HP/Dell/Lenovo. Usually, it takes about 20GB.

As the recovery partition will take a large space on the hard drive, many users want to delete recovery partition for releasing more free space. However, the recovery partition is important in a certain way: It can help you restore to factory settings when your system crashed. Thus, it is necessary to clone the recovery partition to USB/SSD/HDD.

How to clone HP recovery partition to USB drive?

Here you can learn how to clone HP recovery partition to USB drive easily (it also can be used to clone Dell, Lenovo, or other brand computer’s recovery partition).

First, you need partition cloning software, and here we highly recommend you AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard.

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AOMEI Partition Assistant is an easy-to-use software that you can use to clone HP recovery partition to USB or another external hard drive easily. Here are the details about how to clone HP recovery partition to USB drive with AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard.

Step 1. Run AOMEI Partition Assistant. In the main interface, locate HP Recovery Partition, right-click it and choose “Copy Partition” in the drop-down menu.

Copy Partition Recovery

Step 2. Here provides you two ways to copy partition. Here we can only use Sector-by-Sector Copy.

Copy Partition Quickly"– It only used space on recovery partition will be copied to the new hard drive. The destination space can be smaller than the recovery partition, but has to be not smaller than the used space on recovery partition.

Sector-by-Sector Copy”– All sectors on recovery partition will be copied. The destination space has to be larger than or at least equal to recovery partition. This way spends more time than the first way.

Select Copy Partition Method Recovery

Step 3. Then, choose the USB drive you prepared before as the destination space, and click Next.

Copy Recovery Partition to USB

Step 4. If you select “Copy Partition Quickly”, AOMEI Partition Assistant allows you to resize partition on the destination disk. Adjust the partition size based on your need, click Finish.

Resize Partition on USB

Step 5. Finally, you will return to the main interface. Click Apply -> Proceed to submit the whole operation.

Apply Copy Recovery Partition to USB


AOMEI Partition Assistant is such a great cloning software that you can use it to copy partition/disk easily. Clone HP recovery partition to USB with AOMEI Partition Assistant is such a simple thing. Actually, AOMEI Partition Assistant is more than cloning software. It contains many more functions such as partition hard drive, migrate OS to SSD, create Windows to Go USB drive, etc. You can upgrade to AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional to unlock more advanced features.

* If you are using Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019, you can try AOMEI Partition Assistant Server.