How to Delete or Remove Windows Partition?
This post shows how to delete remove Windows partition to create free space for other partitions or new partition in other usage.
“My hard drive has four partitions: C drive-307.38 GB, D partition-257.66 GB; E partition: 22.46 GB; F partition: 343.26 GB. Now I want only three partitions on my disk, System, Data, and Daily file. I want to delete F partition and make its space divided into two parts for C drive and E partition. How to do it easily?
You can realize how to remove partition with two different utilities; select one based on your demand.
Disk Management is a Windows built-in tool that can help you remove partition, create partition, and so on. To use it to remove partition, press "Windows" + "R", input “diskmgmt.msc” and press "Enter" to access Disk Management interface at first. Then, you can check out the following steps:
Step 1. Right-click the partition that you want to remove and choose “Delete Volume...” (Here the deleted partition is Partition F).
Step 2. Click "Yes" to confirm the operation.
After a while, the operation will be complete and there will be unallocated space appearing after you delete the partition. You can add part of the unallocated space into the partition before the deleted-partition using the "Extend Volume" feature in Disk Management., like the following screenshot:
Note: Windows Disk Management doesn’t support you to add non-contiguous unallocated space into partition. If you extend one partition that has no unallocated space adjacently behind it, you'll find "Extend Volum" greyed out as the following screenshot:
AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, free partition software for Windows 10/8.1/8/7, XP, and Vista. It supports you to delete partition, move partition to change the position of unallocated space, and so on. Free download it and do as the following steps to delete/remove partition in Windows.
Step 1. Install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. In the home interface, right-click the partition that you don’t need anymore and choose “Delete Partition”.
Step 2. Choose “Delete partition quickly” and click “OK”.
Step 3. Now you can see that x partition will become unallocated space. Click “Apply” and “Proceed” to commit the operation.
After extending partition E with part of unallocated space, what if you want to add the rest part of the unallocated space into x partition(one partition that is not adjacently before the unallocated space), do as follows:
Step 1. Right-click the partition between the partition that you want to extend and the unallocated space, choose “Merge Partitions”.
Step 2. In this window, tick the box before Unallocated and click “OK”.
Step 3. Click “Apply” and “Proceed” to commit the operation.
Note: To enjoy more functions, such as allocating free space and migrating OS to GPT disk, you can upgrade to Professional version.
Someone may found that there is 100MB space of system reserved, asking us how to delete this partition. In fact, the 100MB partition is a system partition and contains boot files. Disk Management will not allow you to remove this partition because removing this partition could cause the system to not boot.