Cannot Remove Healthy (Recovery Partition)


Windows Disk Management tool does not allow recovery partitions to be removed so the command line route is the built in option to do this.

Delete partition

Open a command prompt as administrator. For example: typing cmd in the start menu and right clicking to run it as administrator.

Run Disk Part program by typing diskpart in the command prompt and press enter. The word DISKPART appears before the cursor.

Type rescan so that the program will look for all the hard drives connected.

Type list disk to show all the hard drives connected. Find the correct one and then type in the following to select it:
Select disk n
where n is the disk number. under the ### column.

Find the recovery partition by listing all of them on the selected disk:
list partition

Select partition x
Where x is the number of the 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.

Delete the partition:
delete partition override


A pain but managed to get the partition removed. These are the type of things I wish Microsoft would have GUI tools to handle.

Can’t delete extra “Healthy (Recovery Partition)”s and “Healthy (EFI System Partition)”

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