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How to Copy HP Recovery Partition to New Hard Drive

Updated on Apr 19, 2019 by Abby Haines to Todo Backup Resource

If you want to copy HP recovery partition to new hard drive or clone HP recovery partition to SSD for freeing up space or keeping data safe, you can use EaseUS Todo Backup to help you make it in the simplest way.

HP Recovery Partition Clone Software

To clone HP recovery partition to a new SSD or HDD effectively and securely, you can turn to EaseUS Todo system backup software, an excellent data backup and restore, copy and clone tool. With a simple wizard-like interface, you can easily clone Windows 10 to smaller SSD, migrate OS to SSD/HHD, clone GPT disk to MBT disk, and more.

What's more, this is also a fast and flexible utility for file backup, disk/partition backup, Outlook backup, cloud backup, as well as the system backup. 

Why Need to Move HP Recovery Partition to New Hard Drive

HP recovery partition, provided by the supplier, is a particular partition on the system disk and shows as Recovery (D). It includes some system backup image files to restore the system to the factory settings when something goes wrong with the system. The Recovery (D:) drive can be seen in Windows Explorer as a usable drive; you should not attempt to store files in it. Otherwise, the system recovery process will fail.

You may need to clone HP recovery partition to new hard drive due to the following reasons.

  • Upgrade system disk: When you get a new SSD or a larger HDD and want to migrate OS to SSD, you have to clone HP recovery partition together.
  • HP Recovery Partition protection: In HP computers, this recovery partition is normally created on the system drive. But if the entire disk goes down, you can't resort to the recovery partition to restore the operating system. So to avoid such worst case, it’s necessary for you to copy HP Recovery Partition to new hard drive.

Besides, as the recovery partition on HP computer takes up much space, which accelerates your system disk space consumption and slows down your computer. Therefore, to fix the low space problem, you may need to move HP Recovery Partition to a new hard drive.

How to Copy HP Recovery Partition to New Hard Drive

While facing one of the circumstances mentioned above, do you know how to copy HP recovery partition to a new hard drive? Now, download EaseUS Todo Backup and follow the guides below to copy clone HP recovery partition to a new hard drive in an effective way. 

Useful tips for you to clone a disk/partition with success:

  • If the original hard disk contains the system partition, please tick "Shut down the computer when the operation completed" option. The software will shut down automatically the computer when the clone completed.
  • Remove either the source disk or destination disk from the computer so that the computer can boot normally when the source disk contains boot partition.
  • If you want to boot from the destination disk, we recommend you change the boot order in BIOS.
  • If the computer fails to boot from the destination disk after the clone, we suggest you clone the source disk to another disk with the same HDD interface.
  • If you choose to clone a hidden partition, the cloned one will be unhidden.
  • The large hard drive can be cloned to small hard drive as long as the capacity of destination hard drive is equal to or larger than the used space of the original hard drive.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup and click "Clone".

choose clone to start cloning a disk or partition with easeus todo backup

Step 2. Select a source disk/partition you want to clone. Click "Next".

choose a source disk

Step 3. Select a destination disk/partition. Under "Advanced options", tick the option "Optimize for SSD" or "Sector by sector clone" when it's necessary. Click "Next".

choose a destination disk

Step 4. Preview the disk layout and then click "Proceed" to execute the disk/partition cloning with EaseUS Todo Backup.

preview disk layout and click proceed