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How to Move Surface Pro Recovery Partition to USB

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2017-08-08 18:21:29 Posted by Judie to Manage Partition

Summary:
Here you can learn how to move Surface Pro Recovery Partition to USB with EaseUS partition tool step by step. It is the best way to free up Surface Pro disk space.

Can I move Surface Pro 3 Recovery Partition to USB to free up some disk space?

I have a Surface Pro 3 for about a years and the device now is work in low disk space because I am storing more and more files on the internal hard drive. To get a better performance, I need to free up some disk space. Some friends told me that I can move the recovery partition to USB drive and then delete it on the internal hard drive to recover the space. It seems to be a nice solution. But I am not a computer geek, so I don’t know how to do it safely. Is there any partition magic tool that can move a partition in an easy and safe way?

Surface Pro users might know that one of the shortcomings of Microsoft's Surface devices is that they have less usable disk space than the advertised disk size would indicate. This is because there is a recovery partition that takes up some disk space. But it doesn’t matter. There is a relatively easy way to regain some disk space: move Surface Pro Recovery Partition to USB, in other words, creating a USB recovery drive and delete the recovery partition from the hard drive.

Steps to move Surface Pro Recovery Partition to USB with EaseUS partition tool

EaseUS partition tool is a hard disk management tool that designed to resize, create, delete, move, convert, copy disk partition. You can use it to move Surface Pro Recovery Partition to USB by creating a backup image Surface Pro Recovery Partition and restore the image to USB. All the process requires nothing but simple clicks. Now you can learn the detailed guide. 

Step 1. Launch EaseUS partition tool. Select Wizard > Clone disk wizard > Copy disk. Then select the recovery partition you want to copy as the source disk. Here if you want to upgrade system hard disk to a bigger one, please select "Upgrade disk

Choose source disk to move Surface Pro Recovery Partition to USB

Step 2.  And then choose the USB drive as the Destination Disk and click Next to continue.

 Choose destination disk to move Surface Pro Recovery Partition to USB

Step 3. Confirm to delete the partitions and data on the destination disk. In order to proceed with the operation, you should either allow EaseUS partition software to delete all the partitions on the USB drive or click Back to choose another destination hard disk.

Delete the partitions and data on the destination disk to move Surface Pro Recovery Partition to USB

Step 4. Resize partitions on the destination disk. On a disk map, current size of the partitions on the USB drive is displayed on the top of the dialog box. Position the mouse pointer on the left or right partition handle; the mouse pointer changes to a double-headed arrow and drag the handle to the partition size you want. Click Next to continue.

Resize partitions on the destination disk to move Surface Pro Recovery Partition to USB

Step 5. Click OK to confirm the operation and then click Apply to end disk copy.

NOTE: Once the recovery partition is deleted from the hard disk, the USB recovery drive is the only way to recover your Windows system when Surface Pro starts failing to boot. So keep it in a safe place and do not use it to store other files or data.