By AOMEI / Last Updated February 26, 2020

★What is recovery partition?

    You may heard about computer partition, but you may not know what recovery partition is. It is indeed strange to some people, like the restore CD’s, a recovery partition is used to restore your computer back to factory settings, in other words, reinstall Microsoft Windows. If you have merged the recovery partition with another partition, the recovery partition would no longer work and you will not be able to reinstall Windows via it. It would be better to create recovery partition so that you can boot your system and easily access a number of recovery and troubleshooting tools on Windows system such as Windows 8.

    ★Why need to delete recovery partition?

    Windows 8 allows you to create a Recovery Drive using a USB flash drive, but if you want to create a recovery partition in Windows 7, you may do that on an optical disk. Creating recovery partition can do you a great favor in restoring the computer back or reinstalling the system, it also causes trouble at the same time. You may have noticed that there is not quite as much storage space available as you would expect based on the size of your hard drive on a newly-bought computer with Windows 8, there are many causes of it, including a Windows recovery image. As the recovery partition occupied several gigabytes and if you want to get more unallocated space for other uses, the wise choice is to delete recovery partition. There are two ways Windows users to delete recovery partition.

Method 1: Delete recovery partition with Windows built-in utility

    step 1:Log on as an administrator.

    step 2:Click the “Start” button, type “partitions” in the search box, then click “Create and format hard disk partitions” from the list. The Disk Management program opens, and the recovery partition shows up as “Recovery” in the Volume field.

    step 3:Right-click “Recovery” to open a context menu and then choose “Delete Volume” from the context menu.

    step 4:Click “Yes” in the warning dialog box to begin removing the recovery partition.

    step 5:Click “Restart” to restart your computer and finalize the removal of the recovery partition.

    Disk Management

    If you do not think it is easy, you may refer to the second way—delete recovery partition with AOMEI Partition Assistant.

    Method 2: Delete recovery partition with AOMEI Partition Assistant

    With the third-party software, you may easily delete the recovery partition just with a few clicks of your mouse via its “Delete Partition” function.

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    Delete Partition

AOMEI Partition Assistant is special designed for Windows users and has been upgraded to its latest version. After removing, you may extend partitions via its “Merge partition” function to merge partition even the unallocated space is not adjacent to the partition. You may download it to have a try.