1. In Advanced Interface Mode click the Manage Backup Capsule item of the Wizards menu.
2. On the Wizard’s Welcome page, click the Next button.
3. Select a place on the disk where the backup capsule will be created. It can be created as a primary partition or as a logical drive within an extended partition. It can be inserted into any place on the hard disk: at the end (preferable), at the beginning or somewhere in the middle between other partitions.
Note! By default, the program allows the user to create the backup capsule only as the last primary or as the last logical drive within the extended partition. However, by activating the advance mode on the first page of the wizard you can remove this restriction that in its turn might result in some boot problems.
4. Set the size for the backup capsule. It will be created at the expense of free space of the selected disk.
There is no restriction on the size of the backup capsule, merely depending on the available space of the hard disk and the capacity needed for the backup. If the wizard cannot find enough free space in one block, it will redistribute free space, joining all free space blocks together into one united block and moving partitions if necessary. If the total amount of free space is still not enough, it is possible to split a fragment of space from one of the existing partitions, thus resizing it.
Note! If the partition is locked and cannot be resized, the wizard makes the system reboot to create the backup capsule and automatically boots the system again. (The rebooting mechanism is different for different versions of Windows).
5. Activate the bootable recovery environment if needed. With its help you will get the choice to boot directly from the backup capsule for maintenance or recovery purposes every time you start up the computer.
Note! The backup capsule can only be bootable if it is located on the bootable device (assigned in the BIOS).
6. Start the operation (by clicking the Next button) or return to correct the settings. After the operation is completed you can place backup archives into the created backup capsule.