Delete or Remove Windows Partition, Make Use of Free Space - AOMEI

How to delete and remove Windows partition? Sometimes, you need to do this to manage your hard drive. With the help of Partition Assistant, you can delete/remove partition easily in Windows 7/8/10.

December 23, 2014

Delete or Remove Partition in Windows 7/8/10


Situation: C drive-165 GB, D partition: 110 GB, E partition: 189 GB. Here is the thing, I want only two partitions on my disk, System and Daily file. I want to delete E partition and make its space divide into two parts for C drive and D partition. How to do it easily?

Windows Disk Management is the built-in partition manager of Windows operating system. it can create partition, delete partition, format partition, extend/shrink parttiion. However, you can not use it to move partition. Which means you can use it to delete the E partition, and use the deleted partition to extend the D partition, but you can not extend the C partition, because Windows Disk Management only supports extend partition with an unallocated space adjacent to it on its right side. If you want to use the unallocated space to extend C partition, you need remove the unallocated space behind the C partition first. Fortunately, the hard disk partitioning tool AOMEI Partition Assistant, can help you manage your hard disk more easily. It is a free partition manager that can create/delete/split/format/resize/move partition and merge partitions more flexible than Windows Disk Management. And it is easy to delete-remove Windows partition to solve the problem mentioned in the situation.

Delete E partition to get unallocated space

AOMEI Partition Assistant is free for Windows PC users including Windows 7/8/10. So, you can download it and install on your computer in previously.

To delete E partition, you can follow the steps below:

Tips: Before we do anything to our disk or partition, back it up or only backup important files in case of data loss because of some accident occasions.

Step1. Launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. To delete partition, you only need a few clicks. Select E partition, right-click it, select Delete Partition.

Delete E Partition

step2. It will give you two options to select the way for deleting partition. In the hint window, click Delete partition quickly or Delete partition and wipe all data to prevent data recovery, the first option is the recommended one; then OK to proceed.

Delete Options

step3. Then, click Apply to submit the task.   


Now we can see from the partition list that E partition is now an unallocated space.

Remove partition to extend C partition

So here you already have the umallocated space, and then, you can move D partition to divide the unallocated space in two parts. One for extending system partition, and one for extending D partition. Thus, you may want to move one unalocated space near to the C partition.

Step1. Right-click the D partition, select Move Partition.

Move Partition

Step2.Drag it toward the unallocated space, and divide the unallocated space into two parts.

Drag D Partition

step3.Here, you can see your hard drive like the following picture. click Apply to submit the task.


Then, you can use the Resize Partition function to extend C partition, or you can use Merge Partitions to extend partition.

AOMEI Partition Assistant is an amazing partition tool that you can use it to delete-remove Windows partition flexible and free, it is useful for you to manage you hard drive. 

Some one may found that there are 100MB space of system reserved, asking us how to delete this partition. In face, the 100MB partition is a system partition and contains boot files. Disk Manager will not allow you to remove this partition because removing this partition could cause the system to not boot.

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