Need “delete partition override” command
It is well known that unwanted partition can be easily removed using Disk Management
or Diskaprt “delete partition n” command, where “n” is the number of the partition that you do not want.
However, when you try to delete hidden or protected partition
like OEM partition that is offered by computer manufacturers and used to reset your
PC to factory settings, you will find that the option of “Delete Volume” is grayed
out in Disk Management or you might receive “Can’t delete a protected partition
without force protected parameter set” error in Diskpart window.
In such case, you
need to add “override” parameter to delete the protected partition. The step-by-step
tutorial is listed as follows (Take removing OEM partition as an example):
1. Run Diskpart as administrator.
(Press “Windows + R” keys at the same time to open Run Dialogue. Then type “diskpart”
and hit “Enter”. )
2. Type the commands given below and hit “Enter” key after every command:
list disk - to present all disks on your computer
select disk f – “f” is the number of the disk that contains the OEM
list partition – to display all partitions on the disk
select partition q – "q" is the number of the OEM partition going
to be deleted
delete partition override
Within a few seconds, Diskpart will successfully delete the protected OEM partition.
Then, type “exit”.
The “delete partition override” command is still not supported on system
partition, boot partition or the partition that contains page file, hibernation
file or crash dump file.
Don’t hurry up to delete OEM partition before you backup it to another hard
drive or confirm that you don’t need to reset your PC to factory settings
Diskpart delete partition override not supported
In general, delete partition override can assistant you to remove hidden or protected
partition. But it is likely that the error that “The operation is not supported by
the object. The specified command or parameters are not supported on this system”
will appear when Diskpart delete partition override command is employed.
How to solve fix delete partition override not working?
This error could be the result of performing Diskpart deletion on dynamic disk. And
here offers you solutions in detail to solve this problem.
Solution 1: Change Diskpart Command
When your hard drive is dynamic disk, “partition” is not supposed to be applied in
Diskpart and “volume” should be the used to replace “partition.” You can use “delete
volume override” to remove the hidden or protected volume on dynamic disk. The steps
are listed below:
1. Run Diskpart as administrator.
2. Type the commands listed as follows and hit “Enter” key after every command:
After the unwanted partition is deleted successfully, type “exit” to close the
Solution 2: Convert dynamic disk to basic without losing data
You can also choose to convert dynamic disk into basic at first. Although Disk
Management is unable to convert disk from dynamic to basic unless you delete all
partitions, you can ask the help of third party software like AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional.
AS a powerful tool that assistants you to manage disk
effectively and conveniently, it allows you to convert dynamic disk to basic without losing data and then delete hidden or protected partition like OEM partition. And it
is specially designed for Windows system, including Windows 10/8/7, XP and Vista,
so that you can apply it to your PC running Windows without worries.
To use this comprehensive software, you have to install and fire up it. Then you can
follow the step-by-step tutorial below:
Step 1. In the main user interface, click "All Tolls" and “Dynamic Disk
Converter”. Then click “Next” in the pop-up window.
Step 2. Choose one way to convert the dynamic disk to basic
between two options based on your own situation.
Method 1: Convert a dynamic disk back to basic disk. Safely,
directly and time-saving revert a dynamic disk back to basic disk without losing
Method 2: Convert any dynamic volume to basic partition. Sector by
sector clone simpled volume, spanned volume, striped volume, mirrored volume and
RAID-5 volume from dynamic to basic.
Step 3. Choose the disk that you want to convert. Then click “Next”.
Step 4. Confirm the operation and click on “Proceed”. Then
click on “OK” > “Finish”.
Notice: Reboot is needed for this operation.
After converting disk from dynamic to basic without data loss, you can use delete
partition override command or simply use AOMEI Partition Assistant to delete OEM Partition.
Delete partition override is really a useful command to delete the hidden or
protected partition like OEM partition. But if you are not familiar with Diskpart
Command, it is easy to take mistakes like deleting wrong partition accidentally. And there are chances that you’ll encounter the partition delete override not working issue.
Thus, it is a better way to use AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional to delete hidden
or protected partition. What’s more, it allows you to delete
boot drive or system drive if you create a bootable device and boot windows from the device.