By Bryce / Last Updated February 10, 2020

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 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 make decision on removing Asus recovery partition. The recovery partition aforementioned is a factory recovery partition, offered by computer manufacturer. In fact, most of 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 certain Key while booting computer. What you should pay attention 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 that you need to restore your computer to its factory settings, you can create a recovery drive or copy recovery partition to USB drive before deleting in 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 recovery partition via AOMEI Partition Assistant.

As what 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 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 1. Install and run it. Right click the recovery partition that’ll be deleted and select “Delete Partition” in the drop-down list.

Delete Recovery Partition

Step 2. Choose "Delete partition quickly "and click on “OK” button.

Delete Partition

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 need extending or create a new partition on the unallocated disk space.

Further reading

If you have accidentally deleted 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 ""All Tools" and Partition Recovery Wizard” at the left column 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 longer time). Tick the recovery partition and click Proceed to retrieve it.

Recover Partition