Can I Delete Recovery Partition Windows Server 2022

The default server 2022 installation slaps the recovery partition at the end of the C drive map, which presents issues for VMs. However, some users on the internet claim that you won't be able to update the operating system if you remove the recovery partition. I haven't tested this yet.

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Roxanne· Answered on Apr 23, 2024

Yes, you can delete the recovery partition in Windows Server 2022 after creating a full backup for the system disk.

Before taking any actions, it's better to create a system image backup with Windows backup and recovery software

To safely remove the recovery partition without deleting other partitions or files, I recommend you try EaseUS Partition Master Professional. This tool can break Windows limitations and delete the recovery partition seamlessly. However, if you think deleting the recovery partition is too dangerous, EaseUS Partition Master also offers another option: extending the C drive with non-adjacent unallocated space.

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Option 1. Delete the Recovery Partition In Windows Server 2022

Step 1: Launch EaseUS Partition Master and select "Partition Manager." To delete the recovery partition, right-click on it and select "Delete."

Step 2: Check "Yes" when prompted with "Do you want to delete the selected partition?."

Step 3: To fully erase the recovery partition, click "Execute Task" and "Apply" in the pop-up box.

Option 2. Extend the C Drive When the Recovery Partition Get In the Way

Step 1: Right-click on the System C: drive and select "Resize/Move."

Step 2: Drag the system partition end into the unallocated space to add it to the C: drive, and click "OK." 

Step 3: Click "Execute Task" and "Apply" to execute the operations and extend the C drive.

For users who want to extend the C drive without free space, they can learn how to allocate free space from another drive:

Read More: How to Extend C Drive in Windows 10? [3 Efficient Ways]

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