Is That Okay to Extend the OS Partition to Contain This Free Space?

I have a partition that is 502 MB, which seems to hold the recovery image of my operating system. I want to use it to extend my system partition(they are adjacent). Is it possible? What should I do?

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Roxanne· Answered on May 16, 2024

According to what you said, there is a 502 MB partition that contains the recovery files on your hard drive, and you want to use it to extend the system partition. It's risky to do that since a recovery partition holds the essential installations and files, enabling you to restore the system to its original state with one click when something goes wrong or the system can't boot.

However, it is okay if you have backed up all the data and created an image of the whole disk. Then, you can delete the recovery partition and extend the system partition to this free space. As Windows won't allow you to delete a recovery partition, you must draw support from some advanced measures. Here is the specific guide on how to safely delete the recovery partition on Windows PC:

Read More: How to Delete Recovery Partition Safely

After deleting the recovery partition, you may find 502 MB of unallocated space on your hard drive. To smoothly resize your system partition with the newly created unallocated space, I will introduce a powerful third-party partition management tool - EaseUS Partition Master. It is a versatile tool beyond Disk Management, with a "Resize/Move" feature allowing you to expand your system partition without data loss quickly.

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Now, you can learn how to extend your system partition with EaseUS Partition Master:

Step 1. Install this software and enter the "Partition Manager" window. Right-click on the system partition to select "Resize/Move."

Step 2. Move the target partition's end or adjust the amount of partition size in MB. Select "OK" to move to the next step.

Step 3. Select the "Execute 1 Task" option and hit "Apply" to apply the changes.

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