By Bryce / Last Updated July 16, 2019

Overview of HP Recovery Partition

HP Recovery Partition, a part of your disk, which is offered by HP manufacturer, contains factory system state information. You can use it to restore Windows operating system on HP computer to its original status. In general, the drive letter of HP Recovery Partition is D; and there are few chances that its drive letter is E. In few cases, it will not be listed in File Explorer as it has been set as hidden partition.

The reasons of copying HP Recovery Partition

Usually, you copy HP Recovery Partition to new hard drive out of the following two motivations:

Save local disk space: You might encounter the situation that your disk is out of space and you don’t want to replace your disk with a larger one. In such case, you can clone HP Recovery Partition to new hard drive and delete original recovery partition on local disk, thus you can free up disk space and keep HP Recovery Partition.

Protect HP Recovery Partition: It is possible that your HP computer crashes due to some accidents like virus infection, hacker attack or hardware failure etc. At this time, HP Recovery partition might be damaged also and is unable to be used. If you have cloned it to new hard drive or USB flash drive previously, you are able to restore HP computer to factory status using HP Recovery Partition.

How to copy HP Recovery Partition in Windows?

After realizing the reasons to clone HP Recovery Partition, it is time to have a look of how to copy it to new hard drive.

The great partition copy software – AOMEI Partition Assistant

To complete HP Recovery partition copy effectively and securely, you can turn to powerful and professional third party partition copy software – AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. With strong technology support, it is able to help you not only to copy HP Recovery partition to USB, SSD or HDD, but also to copy data partition or C drive to a new SSD or HDD. With humanization design of operating interface, AOMEI Partition is easy to handle even for green hand. As for compatibility, it can work on Windows 10/8/7, XP and Vista. And it can be applied to Windows Server if you upgrade it to an advanced version – AOMEI Partition Assistant Server.

Detailed process to copy HP Recovery partition to new disk

To perform HP Recovery partition copy via AOMEI Partition Assistant, you need to pay attention to the following things:

  • The destination space should be larger than or equal to the used space on HP Recovery Partition.

  • The destination space has to be an unallocated space. If there is no unallocated space, you can shrink partition or delete partition to get unallocated space.

Then, connect the new hard drive or USB to your working computer, free download this partition copy software and follow the steps given below (Take copying HP Recovery Partition to new hard drive in Windows 10 for an example.)

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 Recovery Partition to New Hard Drive HP

Step 2. In this pop-up window, choose one way to copy recovery partition to new hard drive and click “Next”. Here the first way is recommended.

Two ways to copy partition:

“Copy Partition Quickly” – 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 equal to recovery partition. This way spends more time than the first way.

Copy Partition Quickly

Step 3. Select an unallocated partition as the destination space. Then, click on “Next” button.

Select an Unallocated Disk Space

Step 4. In this window, you can adjust partition size via dragging slid bar based on your own demand and specify the drive letter of the partition. Then, click “Finish”.

Adjust Partition

Step 5. Here you return to the main interface. Review the operation and click “Apply”> “Proceed” to perform it.


Just wait for the operation to complete and click “OK”.

Note: This way that copy HP Recovery Partition can be applied to copy Dell or Lenovo Recovery Partition to SSD, HDD or USB as well.


Obviously, AOMEI Partition Assistant is able to copy HP Recovery Partition to new hard drive or other storage devices simply. In fact, it is feature with many other helpful functions as well. For instance, it is able to help you to replace HDD with SSD in desktop or laptop without reinstalling Windows and other applications, convert NTFS disk to FAT32 without data loss. All in all, AOMEI Partition Assistant is a rather useful tool that enables you to manage disk conveniently and effectively