How to delete Recovery Partition in Windows 10?

The recovery partition is a small partition on your hard drive that can help you restore your Windows or troubleshoot system issues. When installing a Windows operating system (OS) on a hard drive, and if you use Windows Setup to create a new partition on an MBR disk, Windows will create a system reserved partition. The recovery partition on Windows 10 consumes about 450MB, Windows 8/8.1 200MB, and Windows 7 100MB.

Unfortunately, Windows won’t let you delete the recovery partition in Disk Manager. When you try right-clicking on it, it doesn’t have any delete option.

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To save some space, here are a few step to delete the unwanted partition:

Open Command Prompt (cmd) under administrator privilege

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Type diskpart then hit Enter

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Type list disk to list all physical drive that presents in your computer.

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Type select disk and the number of the disk. In my case I choose Disk 2, you may look into Disk Management under Computer Management then you will see which disk you need to select.

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Type list partition then you will see the Recovery Partition there

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Type select partition and the number of partition. You must ensure that select the right partition type “Recovery

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The important step, please verify all the command you’ve entered above are correct before going to the last step.

Type delete partition override, this step will delete the selected partition.

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Once the deletion is complete, your Recovery Partition must be gone way then you will get back some space.

Hope it help, thank you for reading.

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