Can I delete Asus recovery partition to get more space?
“I have an Asus computer and it works well. Accidently, I have noticed that there is a recovery partition after my D drive and the capacity of this partition approximately is 20GB and my hard drive has no enough capacity to store more and more files and data. What can the recovery partition do? Can I delete it to reclaim space? If I can, is there anyone who can give detailed instruction on how to remove Asus recovery partition?”
About Asus recovery partition
It is necessary to have a knowledge of Asus recovery partition before making the decision of removing Asus recovery partition. The recovery partition aforementioned is a factory recovery partition, offered by computer manufacturer. In fact, most other brands like HP and Dell, etc own factory recovery partition as well. Factory recovery partition contains compressed image file of the original system.
If your system crashes, you can restore your operating system on Asus laptop or desktop to its factory settings using this factory recovery partition by pressing a certain Key while booting computer. What you should pay attention to is that the image can also be stored in other storage devices such as USB, DVD, etc.
How to delete recovery partition in Asus computer?
It is available to delete Asus recovery partition if you want. Just in case you need to restore your computer to its factory settings, you can create a recovery drive or clone recovery partition to USB drive before deleting it on Asus laptop or desktop. Then you can not only reclaim disk space but also start Asus computer from the recovery USB drive if you fails to start it. Now, let’s have a look at tutorials on how to delete recovery partition in Asus computer.
Notice: Your computer may be unable to get any Asus applications anymore after deleting this factory recovery partition in Asus computer. So, think clearly before deleting this partition.
▶ Tutorial on how to remove Asus recovery partition via Backtracker
Backtracker is software released by Asus, which can backup, restore, and delete Asus recovery partition. Follow the steps listed below to do recovery partition deletion.
Firstly, you can download Backtracker from its official website. Install and fire up it.
1. Click on “Get Started” and choose “Delete the recovery partition” among various options. Then do as the appearing prompt.
2. When you see the message that Deletion of the recovery partition is completed, click on “Finish”.
Note: After deleting Asus recovery partition, you will find there is no option of “Deletion the recovery partition” in the main interface.
▶ Tutorial on how to delete recovery partition via AOMEI Partition Assistant.
As mentioned above, Backtracker is great software. However, it is with some restrictions. For instance, it can be used only within Asus notebook running Windows 8/8.1. For “Delete the recovery partition” function, only for Asus notebook with Windows 8. In such a case, you can turn to reliable third-party partition software – AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, which allows you to delete recovery partition in Windows 10/8/7 successfully and simply.
Free download AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. And follow the step-by-step guide presented below:
Step 3. You’ll return to the main interface. Review deletion operation and click “Apply” to perform it.
Just within a few seconds, AOMEI Partition Assistant deletes recovery partition successfully. After that, you can add the unallocated space to partition that needs extending or create a new partition on the unallocated disk space.
Further reading: Restore partition after deletion
If you have accidentally deleted a wrong partition, you can recover the deleted partition easily via AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional as long as the unallocated space is not formatted. You can get detailed information about how it works listed as follows:
In the main interface, select "Recover" and "Partition Recovery” at the toolbar and choose the disk where the recovery partition is, Choose “Fast Search” and click “Next”. (It is OK to choose Full Search, but it will take a longer time). Tick the recovery partition and click Proceed to retrieve it.