Is There Any Way to Remove the Recovery Partition From a Hard Drive

I need to change my operating system's disk from a basic disk to a dynamic disk. Unfortunately, the disk hasn't enough space to switch the drive from basic to dynamic. So, I want to remove the recovery partition from my hard drive. How can I do that?

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Roxanne· Answered on Apr 19, 2024

Yes, there are two common methods of removing the recovery partition. This post will explain further information about deleting the recovery partition. Before starting, it's recommended to ensure you have backed up the whole hard drive, including the recovery partition. Because the recovery partition usually stores essential files that can restore your OS.

Since Windows Disk Management won't allow users to remove the recovery partition, you can retort to a reliable third-party partition utility or use the command lines. Next, I will introduce how to apply the deletion operation with the partition master and Command Prompt.

Reliable Partition Master - EaseUS Partition Master

EaseUS Partition Master is a useful software that allows users to efficiently manage their hard drive space and tailor it to their needs. Its "Partition Manager" tool can create, resize, merge, delete, and format partitions without damaging the hard drive. Now, let's learn the detailed steps to delete the recovery partition for free:

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Step 1. Open EaseUS Partition Master and get into the "Partition Manager" tab. Locate and right-click on the recovery partition to click "Delete."

Step 2. Choose "Yes" to confirm the warning "Do you want to delete the selected partition?".

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

Remove Recovery Partition in Windows

The second way to delete the recovery partition is to run Windows built-in Command tool - Diskpart. Follow the step-by-step instructions:

Step 1. Click the "Start" icon and write cmd in the new window(Run it as administrator).

Step 2. Input the five CMD and hit "Enter" after each:

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

Step 3. Input exit to close the CMD window.

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