Delete Partition with Windows Partition Delete Tool & Free Partition Manager

Daisy updated on Sep 30, 2020 to Partition Master | How-to Articles

Here you will learn how to delete partition(s) on an internal/external hard drive, removable USB flash drive or SD card with either the Windows 10/8/7 partition delete tool or EaseUS Partition Master, which is the best third-party free partition manager that helps you delete and remove a disk partition, or delete all partitions at one time.

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Windows Partition Delete Tool vs. Free Partition Manager

When do you need to delete a partition? What's the advantage of deleting a partition in Windows? In general, deleting a partition can generate unallocated space, which can be added to another partition to extend disk space. Sometimes, solve the low disk problem. Also, OEM computers can come with unnecessary partitions that take up space. It's a good idea to delete OEM partitions to free up a certain amount of valuable disk space.

As long as the partition is not currently in use, you can easily remove this partition from the hard disk by using proper partition delete software, which can be native Windows Disk Management & Diskpart utility, or third-party partition manager software that is featured with deleting partition(s).

Native tools and EaseUS Partition Master are all open free to remove a partition in Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista and Windows Server. Only note that third-party software is developed with more profound study in the user interface, simplicity, and enhanced capability of making up for shortcomings of the native programs'. For example:

  • Delete a data partition on an HDD, SSD or USB flash drive: All
  • Delete all partitions: EaseUS Partition Master
  • Delete a primary partition: EaseUS Partition Master
  • Delete (Windows installation partition) C drive: EaseUS Partition Master
  • Delete EFI system partition: EaseUS Partition Master
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How to Delete Partition with Windows Disk Management

Windows Disk Management is the inbuilt Windows program that lets users manage the most common hard drive tasks, including extend/shrink a partition, delete a partition, or format a partition. If someday your hard drive or connected removable disk is not showing up in Explorer, you'll need to check it in Windows Disk Management.

It takes three steps to use Windows partition delete tool to delete a hard drive partition:

Step 1. In Windows 10/8/7, press Windows + R keys to bring up the Run box, type "diskmgmt.msc" and hit Enter. Windows Disk Management window will show up.

open windows disk management

Step 2. Locate and right-click the drive partition and choose "Delete Volume".

delete partition with windows disk management

Step 3. Select "Yes" to let the system complete the removing partition process.

How to Delete Partition with the Diskpart Command

Diskpart is a command-line interpreter in Windows operating system. It's a higher-level Windows Disk Management that is popular among experienced Windows users. You can utilize various Diskpart commands to solve the most common disk problems. For example, create, delete, and resize hard drive partitions as well as assign or reassign drive letters. Now let's look at how to use Diskpart commands to delete the partition. 

Step 1. Press Windows + R keys to bring up the Run box, type cmd and hit Enter. Windows Command Prompt window will show up.

Step 2. Type diskpart and hit Enter.

Step 3. Type list disk and hit Enter. All the hard drives will display here with a number 0,1,2...

Step 4. Type select disk + number and hit Enter. This disk represents the target disk you're going to remove one of its partitions.

Step 5. Type list partition. All the partitions on the selected disk will display with a number.

Step 6. Go on typing select partition + number and hit Enter. This partition is the one you're going to remove.

Step 7. Finally type delete partition and hit Enter. This command will execute the deletion order and delete the selected partition off from the hard drive.

delete partition with diskpart command

How to Delete Partition with Free Partition Manager

Diskpart command sometimes does help. However, there are also several limitations when you try to delete the partition as below mentioned.

  • The partition that contains the operating system cannot be deleted.
  • The drive that contains the "pagefile.sys" folder, which means the virtual memory, cannot be deleted.
  • The commands will be totally different if you want to delete a USB drive, SD Card, or delete all partitions for once.

It doesn't matter because the best comes to the last. EaseUS Partition Master can not only replace the Windows Disk Management to delete a data partition, but also maximumly simplify the operation in deleting a partition in Diskpart. Furthermore, it has standalone deleting features that are able to delete all partitions at once, delete system-related partitions by booting into its bootable partition manager, and most of all, all too easy to handle.

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How to delete a partition from internal/external hard drive/USB drive in Windows:

Notice:
If you saved important data in the partition which you want to delete, move and save those data to another secure location in advance.
 

Step 1: Select partition to delete

On EaseUS Partition Master, right-click on the hard drive partition which you want to delete and select "Delete".

Select parittion to delete

Step 2: Confirm the deletion

Click "OK" to confirm that you want to delete the selected partition.

Confirm to delete partition

Step 3: Execute to delete the partition

Click the "Execute Operation" button at the top corner and keep all changes by clicking "Apply".

Complete the deleting process
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How to delete all partitions from HDD/SSD in Windows:

 

Step 1: Run and enter EaseUS Partition Master interface. Here you can right-click on the HDD or SSD disk and select "Delete All".

select delete all

Step 2: Click "OK" to make sure that you want to delete all partitions on the selected disk.

select the disk

Step 3: Keep all changes on your computer.

By clicking "OK" you will add a pending operation of all-partitions deletion. Click "Execute Operation" and "Apply" to delete all partitions.

delete all partitions by clicking Apply

What Else Does Free Partition Manager Do?

By contrast, we can easily tell that EaseUS free partition manager is the easiest yet most efficient way to delete one partition or delete all partitions off from a hard drive and a removable disk.

On top of that one basic disk management feature, there are more fabulous and practical partition manager traits that will benefit you a lot in daily life. For example:

  • Be able to create, format, explore, convert, and merge partitions.
  • It also helps to move, resize, hide or unhide the existing partitions without damaging even a single bit of data.
  • "Copy Wizard" lets you upgrade even smaller partitions of the hard drive into larger proportions. 
  • Manage Windows NTFS, FAT 16/32 file systems as well as Linux EXT 2/EXT 3/EXT4 partitions
  • Wipe hard drive or partition
  • Transfer OS to SSD

All in all, EaseUS Partition Master is recognized as the first-class free partition manager for Windows OS and Windows servers. It'll let you remove any kind of partition as you want in a very straightforward and simple way.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Choose EaseUS Partition Master?

"I've used Partition Master Professional many times to create, delete, format, move, rename, and resize partitions."PCWorld

"Partitioning tools have come a very long since the days of complicated command line utilities and EASEUS Partition Master is one of the most advanced programs available."TECH ADVISOR

"I love that the changes you make with EaseUS Partition Master Free aren't immediately applied to the disks. It makes it way easier to play out what will happen after you've made all the changes."Lifewire

Will the "Migrate OS" feature transfer the Windows system files only or the whole C drive?

To ensure that the migrated system will boot normally, the Migrate OS feature will transfer all the files in the system and the boot partitions. Generally, the boot partition is the C drive so the transfer will include all the files in C.

Does EaseUS Partition Master license apply to multiple computers?

The license of Partition Master Professional and Server editions can be used on 1 computer only, while that for for the Technician and Unlimited editions can be used on multiple machines.

What is the difference between EaseUS Partition Master Trial version and the Free version?

Free is for home users only, with most basic functions available such as partition resize and clone. While trial can help you understand how this product works and test what a full license can do on a business or server OS machine.

Will it cause any data loss after resizing the partition in EaseUS Partition Master?

Generally, it will not cause any data loss or boot issue by resizing a partition. However, in order to protect your data, we suggest that you backup the partition before resizing, in case of any unexpected situations such as power outages, computer hardware failures, etc. You can use EaseUS Todo Backup to backup the partition and its trial version is fully functioned for 30 days.

What should I prepare before resizing the partition?

On the partition that is going to be operated, there might be some files being occupied by other programs. To ensure a successful operation, we suggest that you close all the unnecessary software before resizing that partition. Otherwise, EaseUS Partition Master will detect the partition being locked by the other software and require a reboot to resize the partition under boot mode.

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