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O&O DiskImage RecoveryPartition

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Create a new O&O DiskImage RecoveryPartition

System requirements

  • Required free space: 3GB
  • Required free space if the recovery partition is being used by default: at least 10% of the hard disk size but no less than 25 GB 25GB
  • Used with MBR layout: maximum 3 primary partitions
  • Dynamic disks are not supported

Create O&O DiskImage RecoveryPartition

The O&O DiskImage RecoveryPartition contains a bootable image and, if wanted, your backups. If ever your operating system is no longer able to start, the O&O DiskImage boot environment will start automatically. Here you’ll be able to restore backups from your O&O DiskImage RecoveryPartition or from an external disk.

O&O DiskImage RecoveryPartition

O&O DiskImage RecoveryPartition

To create this kind of partition, please do as follows:

  1. Open O&O DiskImage and click Recovery media.
  2. If you already created an empty partition, select Choose.
  3. Or you can have O&O DiskImage create the partition for you by clicking Create.
  4. In the open dialog, select the drive from the dropdown menu where you want the O&O DiskImage RecoveryPartition to be created. If you want to use a partition you already created, select it from the drive list.
  5. You can use the O&O DiskImage RecoveryPartition as your default path for future backups. If you chose this option for creating a new partition, the O&O DiskImage RecoveryPartition created might be very large so that there’ll be enough space for backups. In the field Maximum size you can change the size of the O&O DiskImage RecoveryPartition to meet your requirements.
  6. By clicking OK, a bootable image will be generated. If ever an error occurs while the system is booting, the O&O DiskImage boot environment will start automatically and you’ll be able to restore a backup.
  7. Once creation is completed, we recommend making a complete or One-click image. To do this, switch over to Drive imaging and run the imaging option you want. If you selected the O&O DiskImage RecoveryPartition as your default backup path, the image will be saved there.

Booting from the O&O DiskImage RecoveryPartition

  1. Hold the shift key while clicking Restart in the start menu.
  2. As an alternative you can select Update & Security in Settings. Left-click Recovery in the menu. At the right under Advanced start you’ll be able to boot from the advanced start environment by clicking Restart now.
  3. Under Resolve problems, Advanced options select Start help to boot from the boot environment.
  4. If your system has a problem, the advanced start will be run automatically and under Resolve problems, Advanced options, Start help you’ll be able to boot from the O&O DiskImage RecoveryPartition and restore a backup.
After booting, the O&O DiskImage RecoveryPartition will be displayed in the O&O DiskImage interface as a drive with the last available drive letter (usually "Z").

Delete or update an existing O&O DiskImage RecoveryPartition

  1. If you already have an O&O DiskImage RecoveryPartition and wish to change or remove it, click Recovery media on the program‘s start page.
  2. In the opening dialog you’ll see the existing O&O DiskImage RecoveryPartition.
  3. Select the option Update if you want to update O&O DiskImage and use the latest version of the bootable image for your O&O DiskImage RecoveryPartition. Doing so will have not affect your backups.
  4. Select Delete if you want to remove the O&O DiskImage RecoveryPartition completely. The partition will then be deleted and the Windows restoration environment, if available, reactivated.
Delete O&O DiskImage RecoveryPartition

Delete O&O DiskImageRecovery Partition