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Recovery Partition

How to Delete Recovery Partition in Windows 10

In Windows 10, there can be a Windows recovery partition or computer manufacturer OEM factory recovery partition available on the Windows disk.

  • The Windows Recovery Partition allows you to boot into Windows recovery environment (WinRE) to restore your computer when problems happen.
  • The recovery partition created by manufacturers allow you to press a specific key (usually F9 for HP and F12 for Dell) to recover your computer to the factory default settings.

Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) is a recovery environment that can repair common causes of unbootable operating systems. By default, WinRE is preloaded into the Windows 10 for desktop editions (Home, Pro, Enterprise, and Education).

The default partition layout for UEFI-based PCs is: a system partition, an MSR, a Windows partition, and a recovery tools partition.

If you have more than one recovery partition or have an old invalid factory recovery partition, then you can delete a recovery partition you do not want or need to reclaim disk space.

This tutorial will show you how to safely delete the Recovery Partition in Windows 10.

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