Delete Partition with Disk Management
When there are too many partitions on hard disk or users plan to extend partition
from another partition, they may choose to delete partition. It is a simple
operation under the help of Disk Management in Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10
or Windows Server 2003.
Just click My Computer>Manage>Disk Management to enter this tool. And then
right-click the partition you are going to delete and choose Delete Volume. On the
other hand, you can delete
partition with command line. just click Start Menu, type diskpart and press
Enter. Then input list volume>select volume n (n stands for the volume number
listed that you expect to delete)>delete volume>exit. After these operations,
the partition will be deleted.
Delete Volume Grayed out in Some Situations
It seems that deleting partition is an easy job, but the fact is that the delete
volume grayed out in Disk Management at some cases, which doesn’t allow users to
“I'm trying to delete a volume so I can extend a partition. However the option to
delete volume in disk management is grayed out. How do I fix this?”
Here you can see I can't delete the E: partition
This is a question asked by user in a forum, you can see the deleted partition
contains system, however, Disk Management isn’t allowed to delete system, so delete
volume greyed out and you can’t delete partition.
In order to delete this partition, you can try third party partition software-AOMEI
Partition Assistant Professional. This powerful software has a feature called Make
Bootable Media, which is able to load operating system and run AOMEI Partition
Assistant Professional based on Windows PE. After booting, you can delete partition
under Windows PE.
Step1: Download AOMEI Partition
Assistant Professional, make Windows PE
bootable USB or CD, and then boot up your system.
Step2: after start up OS, launch AOMEI Partition Assistant
Professional, and then click the partition (contain system) and then choose Delete
Partition. in order to perform the operation, you need to clickApply.
If the deleted partition is extended partition and there are logical partition on it,
when you plan to delete partition, the delete volume grayed out.
To use Disk Management to delete extend partition, you should delete logical
partitions in advance. But actually, there is no need for you to delete logical
partition and then delete extend partition. Because, AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro
enables users to take free space from a partition to another one to extend
Step1:Open this software, click the partition you plan to take free
space from (here is partition F) and then chooseAllocate Free Space.
Step2:Choose a partition as destination partition, then the free
space taking from partition F will be added into the destination partition.
Step3:In order to make the operation take into effect, please clickApply.
With AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, delete volume greyed out in Disk
Management can be solved. In addition, this software is able to convert dynamic disk to
basic disk, convert to MBR to GPT, convert primary partition to logical