Apart from partition creating, partition resizing, partition merging and partition splitting, partition deleting is always needed when there are unnecessary partitions. Certain situations happen, for disk space allocation is hard to meet the changing storage demands. At this time, repartitioning hard disk is quite necessary to optimize system performance and increase disk space utilization rate. Well then, is partition magic useful in certain operations? How to delete partition on Windows Server 2008 partition using partition magic?
Partition deletion is closely related to the concept – partition table. During boot process, the computer will perform a series of updates automatically at first, and then enter to boot phase. At this time, BIOS will read and perform Master Boot Record. After that, MBR will read accessible information about active partition (usually the system partition) so as to boot the operating system. A partition can not be displayed, if corresponding disk partition information which is recorded in partition table of MBR and the boot record of operating system is emptied. That is exactly how partition deleting works.
1. Disk Management tool
Disk Management tool, the Windows snap-in for basic disk and partition management will disappoint users, if users want to use it to delete partition. Why do we say so? That is because it can only remove those partitions except system partition. Thus, if the partition to be managed is a system partition, users have to find other solutions.
2. Server partition software
Masterly compensating the drawbacks of Disk Management snap-in, such software works in most times. On selecting software, users are supposed to be cautious, for inferior software will bring many unexpected issues. Here, professional MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition is highly recommended for users. Besides partition removing, other powerful functions (such as partition recovery, partition merging, partition wiping) are available. Moreover, the software with clear and user-friendly interfaces is easy to handle even for common computer users. To let users have a better understanding, we would like to explain the detailed operations to remove Windows Server 2008 partition with the suggested software.
As usual, software downloading and installation is needed and then take the following steps:
1. Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition to enter its main interface:
2. From the main interface of the software, choose the target partition and click “Delete Partition” from left action panel.
3. Here, users can preview partition deletion effect. If it is what users need, just click “Apply” button in the upper left corner to make final confirmation.
The specified partition is successfully deleted by professional MiniTool Partition Wizard within 3 steps. For more information about server partition management, users can visit the official website of the software.