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How to Delete/Remove Partitions in Windows 8/10

Updated on May 16, 2019 by Tracy King to Partition Master

Summary:
To delete partitions on Windows system is no longer complex. Disk Management and EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition can assist you in deleting or removing partitions for free in Windows 10/8/7/2000/XP/Vista easily.

The methods of deleting partitions are also applicable in Windows 10/8.1 and Windows 7/XP, etc. even older OS.

With the release of Windows 8, many Windows users want to experience this brand new system and even run dual boot systems with Windows 7 and Windows 8. What if you want to remove Windows 8 partition on your computer? This article is going to teach you how to delete Windows 8 partitions.

To delete a partition in Windows 8 with Disk Management

Like Windows 7, Windows 8 built-in Disk Management has the ability to delete the volume. You can delete partitions on Windows 8 using its own Disk Management.

Step 1: Right-click the Start screen and you can open all apps, right-click Computer and choose Manage.

partitions under Windows 8

Step 2: Then you can click and open the Disk Management in Windows 8 under the Storage.

Or you can start the cmd.exe in administrative mode! And enter the command "diskmgmt.msc" to open the Disk-Management in Windows 8.

Step 3: Under Disk Management, you can right-click the volume and select "Delete Volume" to delete any partitions you like (not including system partition).

Delete partition with disk management in Windows 8.

Although, disk management can help to manage most partition issues in Windows. Windows 8 built-in Disk Management still has many limitations:

  • It can't delete system partition.
  • It can only extend volume when there is some unallocated space behind it, otherwise, the "Extend Volume" option is not available. 
  • It can't change partition location: Windows 8 built-in Disk Management doesn't provide "Move partition" feature.

So you have to seek Windows 8 partition magic alternative software to help you resolve more advanced partition management issues.

Delete partition with Windows free partition manager software

EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition, a comprehensive free partition software, specializes in system optimization for Windows-based administration, works well with Windows 8. It is a perfect Disk Management alternative software, supporting to delete partitions in Windows 8 in only 3 steps. 

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 Windows 10 is supported

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: Install and launch EaseUS Partition Master on PC

On the main window, 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

Besides, you can also apply other fantastic features in EaseUS Partition Master to manage Windows 8 partition, for example:

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 Windows 10 is supported