★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
★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
Method 1: Delete recovery partition with Windows built-in
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.
If you do not think it is easy, you may refer to the second way—delete recovery
partition with AOMEI
Method 2: Delete recovery partition with AOMEI Partition
With the third-party software, you may easily delete the recovery partition just
with a few clicks of your mouse via its “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.