Windows 10: How do I remove a partition on my hard drive?

Discus and support How do I remove a partition on my hard drive? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I have a lot of space on my hard drive but it is partitioned to allocate space to recovery. How do I remove this partition. I have 411 GB free out of... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by ChristineKohler, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. How do I remove a partition on my hard drive?


    I have a lot of space on my hard drive but it is partitioned to allocate space to recovery. How do I remove this partition. I have 411 GB free out of 443 GB but my restore says that I only have 2.16 GB free of 19.9 GB.

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    ChristineKohler, Feb 20, 2020
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  2. W1zzard Win User

    W7 Hard drive partition issue

    to get rid of that 100 meg windows partition that setup creates for you on a new install on a blank hdd:

    - press shift+f10 when on the partition management screen in setup <-- this opens a command prompt
    - diskpart <-- start the windows command line partition management tool
    - list disk <--- list the installed hdds in this computer for the next step
    - select disk 0 <- might have to replace 0 with the number of the correct disk
    - clean <-- this will erase all data on the disk you selected one step up- dont use the wrong disk!
    - create partition primary <- creates a primary partition taking up all space on the drive, adjust the command if necessary
    - exit, exit to exit diskpart and the command prompt
    - click refresh in partition manager and select your newly created partition and install to that
     
    W1zzard, Feb 20, 2020
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  3. remove external hard drive partitions

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft community.

    If you are logged in as an administrator, you can repartition your hard disk by using the Shrink feature in Disk Management. You can shrink an existing partition or volume to create unallocated disk space, from which you can create a new partition
    or volume.

    You may follow the step below and check if it helps:


    • Connect the external hard drive.

    • Press Windows Key and click on Disk Management.

    • Right-click the volume you want to shrink, and then click
      Shrink Volume.

    • Follow the instructions


    You may also refer to the steps below and check if it helps:



    Open cmd with admin rights

    1. Run Diskpart application by typing Diskpart

    2. In the “Diskpart” prompt, enter rescan command and press Enter key to re-scan all partitions, volumes and drives available.

    3. Then type in list disk and press Enter key to show all hard disk drive available.

    4. Select the disk that contains the partition you want to remove. Normally, with just 1 hard disk, it will be disk 0. So the command will be:

    select disk 0

    5. Finish by Enter key.

    6. Type list partition and press Enter key to show all available and created partition in the disk selected.

    7. Select the partition that wanted to be deleted by using the following command, followed by Enter key:

    select partition x

    where x is the number recovery partition to be removed and unlocked its space. Be careful with the number of this partition, as wrong number may get data wipes off.

    Finally, type in delete partition override and press Enter key.



    Disclaimer: Be sure to back up any data you want to keep before you begin.



    Hope this helps to resolve your issue. If the problem persist please revert back to us we are glad to help you.
     
    Anju Thekkethil, Feb 20, 2020
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  4. How do I remove a partition on my hard drive?

    How to remove a hard drive partition????

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I see that you want to remove the partition where the Windows 7 32 bit is installed. I would suggest you to format that particular partition (Windows 7 32 bit) and extend the partition where the Windows 10 64 bit is installed.

    Please answer the below question to understand the situation better,

    Is it an external Hard Disk Drive?

    Follow the below steps on how to format and extend your hard drive,

    1. Press Windows + R for Run.

    2. Type diskmgmt.msc

    3. Right click the partition you want to format then Select format.

    4. Then right click and delete the partition.

    5. Select the partition you want to extend and then select Extend volume.

    Note: I would suggest you take a backup of your data before formatting. Microsoft is not responsible for any data loss.

    Reply us if you have further queries we will be glad to assist you.
     
    Anup Karkal, Feb 20, 2020
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