(3 Free Methods) How to Remove or Delete Partition Windows 10

Brithny updated on Jun 09, 2020 to Partition Master | How-to Articles

Windows operating system gives us the power to create or delete partitions/volumes of an HDD, SSD, external hard drive, or a USB drive. Creating two more partitions let us organize system, games and data separately. However, there are times we need to delete partition Windows 10 so as to make a bigger one.

The typical demand for deleting a partition in Windows 10 is usually as follows:

  • Delete a data storage partition that is unnecessary
  • Delete a recovery partition on a computer or laptop
  • Delete EFI system partition in Windows 10
  • Delete a partition during Windows 10 installation
  • Delete the unallocated partition in Windows 10/8/7

Whenever you need to remove a partition and then resize partition in Windows 10, you can start with all the three free methods within this page: [1] Windows Disk Management; [2] Diskpart command and [3] EaseUS hard drive partitioning software for Windows 10.

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 Windows 10 is supported

Note: Back up your important data before trying any method of the three to remove a partition in Windows 10. Then, follow the step-by-step guide to remove any unwanted partition and reallocate your Windows 10 disk space.

Method 1. Remove Windows 10 Partition with Disk Management

Applies to: remove data storage drive like D, E, F in a Windows 10 computer; delete one partition each time

Step 1: Search "Disk Management" at the Start Menu or Search tool. Enter Windows 10 Disk Management. Right-click the drive or partition by clicking "Delete Volume".

Step 2: Select "Yes" to let the system complete the removing process. Then you've successfully deleted or removed your Windows 10 disk.

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After doing so, you will get some unallocated space. Then you can extend a partition or adjust other partition space.

Method 2. Delete Partition Windows 10 Diskpart

Applies to: delete data partition, recovery partition or EFI partition in Windows 10 (require a recovery disk); delete all partitions one time

Step 1: In Windows 10, press Windows + R keys simultaneously to bring up the Run box. Type cmd and hit Enter.

Step 2: The Windows Command Prompt window will open. You need to type the following commands each after to delete a partition from a hard drive, HDD, SSD, or an external USB drive.

You can copy the command lines by one click:

Click to copy

delete partition windows 10 diskpart

Step 3: Type exit to close the Command Prompt window.

Method 3. Delete Partition Windows 10 with Free Hard Drive Partitioning Software 

Applies to: delete data partition, recovery partition or EFI partition in Windows 10; delete all partitions one time

If you find disk management cannot help you remove system partition or dynamic partition, or merge partitions, you need EaseUS free partition software. Compared with the diskpart method, the third-party software supports delete one or all partitions for one time, yet it is more user-friendly, without requiring a solid computer skill or administrator privilege.

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EaseUS Partition Master Free is capable of helping you delete or remove Windows 10 partitions for free. It also offers other options for you to do more operations on your Windows 10 partition such as partition hard drive in Windows 10, format the partition, and combine partitions.

Guide: How to delete partition in Windows 10

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

After doing so, you can repartition your Windows 10 disk and do more operations for free. EaseUS Partition Master also works excellently in dealing with other problems such as resize NTFS partition, perform free partition recovery from unallocated space or partition magic x64, etc.

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Solved - Can't Delete Partition During Windows 10 Installation

Can't delete a partition in Windows 10? It's because you're attempting to delete a protected partition using the default Disk Management, like C drive, boot drive, recovery drive or an OEM partition. When you can't delete a partition Windows 10 install, you can try solutions as follows.

Step 1: Boot up with Windows installation media (USB/DVD).

Step 2: On the first screen. Press SHIFT + F10 and type the below commands:

diskpart
select disk 0
clean
exit

Step 3: Continue with Installation, select custom, select the unallocated partition then click Next (Do not create partition/format. Let Windows create the needed partitions.

Step 4: When prompted for a product key. Click on "I don't have the product key" or "Skip this step".

 
 

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