Is It Possible to Delete Recovery Partition in Windows 10?

My operating system disk needs to be changed from a basic to a dynamic disk. Sadly, the disk hasn't enough space to upgrade the drive from basic to dynamic. Microsoft describes the issue and suggests deleting the disk's final partition as a fix.

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Roxanne· Answered on Dec 20, 2023

Yes, it is possible. However, the recovery partition stores Windows recovery files that users can restore Windows system when the Operating System is corrupted. Thus, you must ensure that you copy and back up the whole hard drive in case of an accident. Since the Windows system protects recovery partitions, you can only use Command Prompt or a third-party partition manager like EaseUS Partition Master.

Fix 1. EaseUS Partition Master - Safe & Fast

EaseUS Partition Master is a powerful partition management software providing professional techniques to meet user requirements. Beyond deleting recovery partitions, this tool has "Resize/Move" and "Allocate Space," which can help shrink or extend the size of partitions.

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Step 1. Get into the "Partition Manager" tab in EaseUS Partition Master. Right-click on the recovery partition and click "Delete."

Step 2. Hit "Yes" to confirm the message "Do you want to delete the selected partition?".

Step 3. Click "Execute xx Task" and select "Apply" to delete the recovery partition.

After deleting, you can convert the basic disk to a dynamic disk with the help of EaseUS Partition Master quickly:

Learn More: How to Convert Basic Disk to Dynamic Disk

Fix 2. Run Diskpart - Complicated & Time-consuming

You must be careful when performing command lines in the Command Prompt, or you may cause damage to your hard drive.

Step 1. Press "Windows + R" to write cmd in the Run window(select "Run it as administrator").

Step 2. Input the following commands and hit "Enter" for each:

  • diskpart
  • list disk
  • select disk
  • list partition
  • Select partition M(Where M is your recovery partition number)
  • delete partition override

Step 3. Input exit to close the CMD window.

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