HP USB Recovery Flash Disk Utility2.00 Rev. A
HP USB Recovery Flash Disk Utility is a compact tool that aims to help you restore your laptop to the original state. As the name suggests, it is designed to be used on HP devices that have the ability to create removable recovery media.
This application is designed to facilitate the recovery process when you need to restore the original settings on your computer. Since this operation removes the files stored in the personal folders it is recommended to backup your files before starting the complete recovery.
Most HP laptops include the ability to store the system details in a recovery partition which allows you to restore the system without additional tools. However, this disk area can be damaged by virus attacks or hardware failures which makes it impossible to use the HP System Recovery.
In order to protect yourself from this scenario, you can create a set of discs which can be used for a manual recovery. The HP USB Recovery Flash Disk Utility is designed for the laptops that do not have an optical disc drive.
To create the USB disk, the program transfers the data from the dedicated partition to the connected Flash drive. It requires minimum 8 GB of storage and cannot be used with portable hard drives.
The process is automatic and requires almost no user interaction. In fact, you only have the option to rename your Flash drive in order to easily identify it. This allows you to prevent data loss by accidentally deleting certain files.
To sum up, the USB Recovery Flash Disk Utility comes in handy when you want to backup the recovery partition. By using it you can make sure that your laptop can be restored even when the original partition has been damaged.