How to create a recovery partition in windows 7

A Windows recovery partition is a copy of your Windows 7 operating system on a section of your hard drive. You need extra hard drive space or a new drive installed on your computer and a copy of the Windows operating system. It’s recommended that you use a separate hard drive in case your primary drive crashes. You can use recovery partitions in an effort to recover hard drive data without formatting. In this tutorial, we will show you how to make recovery partition.

Step # 1-Click on Manage option

In order to create recovery partition in windows 7, right click on “computer” and then select the “manage” option from the drop down menu. When the “computer management” box opens, click on “disk management”.

Select Manage option

Step # 2 – Click on New simple volume

The space which has the black bar on top is unallocated. Now right click on the unallocated space and select the “new simple volume” option.

Select New simple volume

Step # 3 – Select the volume size

When the wizard opens, click on the “next” button.
To create recovery partition in windows 7, first select the volume size; try to keep the volume size 5 gigabytes bigger than your operating system space. Click next and assign the drive letter before you click on the next button again.

Allocate the volume

Step # 4 – Change the volume label

Change the volume label to “image” and then click next. Click finish to exit the wizard. Your partition has been successfully created.

Write a new volume label name

Step # 5 –Click on Create a system image option

Go to the start menu and type “backup and restore”. Open it and click on the “create a system image” option located on the left hand side of the window.

Select Create a system image

Step # 6 – Go through the Backup settings

It will automatically detect your image partition. A warning message will be given telling you that the drive selected is on the same physical disk. Click next to proceed further. The “c” drive in which the operating system is will be selected automatically.
You can select other drives as well. Click on the next button and then click on the “start backup” button.

Change the Backup settings

Step # 7 – Click on the Start backup button

Once the files have been backed up, a notification box will appear. If you want to create a disk, click on the “yes” button; otherwise click on the “no” button.
To check your backup, go back to “disk management” and right click on the image partition and select the “open” option. Here, you will have your windows image backup folder. So this is how you make recovery partition in windows 7.

Select the Start backup button