As you know, if you have bought a computer with Windows 10 operating system, usually you will find there is a Windows recovery partition in Disk Management. This partition is a special partition on system and it can be used to restore system when there is an issue on system. In addition, the recovery partition doesn’t have a drive letter and it has two types, including Windows recovery partition and supplier’s recovery partition.
From the screenshot, you know Windows recovery partition only takes 450MB, so it is suggested to keep Windows partition recovery in the event of system issues. But if you are advanced computer users, you may choose to delete Windows 10 recovery partition. If you decided to delete such a partition, it means you have thrown away recovery media. However, you cannot delete recovery partition with Disk Management. How to achieve this aim?
The above content mentioned Disk Management doesn’t allow you to delete recovery partition in Windows 10, but you can use Diskpart to do this thing.
1. Under “Search” tab, please type “Diskpart” and then run this command line as administrator.
2. Then type “list disk” to display all disks.
3. Type “select disk n”. N means the disk number, so please select the disk in which there is recovery partition.
4. Type “list volume” to display all partitions on the selected disk.
5. Type “select volume n”. N here means the volume number of recovery partition.
6. Type “delete volume” to delete the recovery partition.
If you delete recovery partition on a MBR disk, you can smoothly finish this operation. However, if it is on a GPT disk, you may fail to do this work, just like the picture shows.
You need to type “gpt attributes=0x8000000000000000” and then repeat “delete volume”. Then the recovery partition can be deleted. This way is difficult if you don’t know the prompt, so it is not the best solution to remove Windows 10 recovery partition.
Microsoft Cooperation gives you a solution, that is to create a USB recovery drive which is an option at the end of the wizard to delete the recovery partition on the hard drive. Just do as the following screenshot explains:
In my opinion, the easiest way is to use a professional third-party software to do this work. MiniTool Partition Wizard is designed for partition and disk management on internal hard drives and external hard drives. Its Free Edition is a good choice to get rid of recovery partition with only three steps. Please firstly download MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition and then make an installation to your computer.
Right now, look at the step-by-step guidance below:
Step 1: Launch this application. Then you can go to its main interface. Here are many features in the left pane when selecting the target partition.
Step 2: Then right click your recovery partition you want to delete, and click “Delete”. Or select “Delete Partition” from “Operations” drop-down menu.
Step 3: You can preview here your recovery partition will become unallocated space. At last, click “Apply” to make this operation effective.
Like that, you can successfully solve “delete recovery partition Windows 10” issue. Now there are some unallocated space, just create a new partition or add the unallocated space to other partition for more disk space according to the actual situations.
In addition, after deleting recovery partition, if you need this partition, you also can use MiniTool Partition Wizard to recover the deleted partition with its “Partition Recovery” feature.