After Windows 10 Upgrade delete old version recovery partition

Post Win 10 Upgrade cleanup

  • Windows 10 upgrade (clean) from Windows 7
  • Did full System image backup
  • After upgrade have a Partition Healthy (Recovery partition)

As Win 10 doesn’t use recovery partitions, need to delete this so we can extend the primary C partition

Disk management (run diskmgmt.msc) doesn’t allow deleting it so..

1. Open a command prompt as administrator.

2. Run Diskpart application by typing Diskpart in the command prompt.

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

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

5. 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

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 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.

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