Can I delete Asus recovery partition to get more space?
“I have an Asus computer and it works well. Accidently, I have noticed that there is a recovery partition after my D drive and the capacity of this partition approximately is 20GB and my hard drive has no enough capacity to store more and more files and data. What can the recovery partition in Asus laptop do? Can I delete it to get more unallocated space for other partitions? If I can, is there anyone can give detailed instruction on how to remove Asus recovery partition? Thanks in advance!”
About Asus recovery partition
It is necessary to have a knowledge of Asus recovery partition before make decision on removing Asus recovery partition. The recovery partition aforementioned is a factory recovery partition, offered by computer manufacturer. In fact, most of other brands like HP and Dell etc own factory recovery partition as well. Factory recovery partition contains compressed image file of the original system. If your system crashes, you can restore your operating system on Asus laptop or desktop to its factory settings using this factory recovery partition by pressing certain Key while booting computer. What you should pay attention is that, the image can also be stored in other storage devices such as USB, DVD etc.
How to delete recovery partition in Asus computer?
It is available to delete Asus recovery partition if you want. Just in case that you need to restore your computer to its factory settings, you can create a recovery drive or copy recovery partition to USB drive before deleting in Asus laptop or desktop. Then you can not only reclaim disk space but also start Asus computer from the recovery USB drive if you fails to start it. Now, let’s have a look at tutorials on how to delete recovery partition in Asus computer.
Notice: Your computer may be unable to get any Asus applications anymore after deleting this factory recovery partition in Asus computer. So, think clearly before deleting this partition.
Tutorial on how to remove Asus recovery partition via Backtracker
Backtracker is software released by Asus, which can backup, restore and delete Asus recovery partition. Follow the steps listed below to do recovery partition deletion.
Firstly, you can download Backtracker from its official website. Install and fire up it.
1. Click on “Get Started” and choose “Delete the recovery partition” among various options. Then do as the appearing prompt.
2. When you see the message that Deletion of the recovery partition is completed, click on “Finish”.
Note: After deleting Asus recovery partition, you will find there is no option of “Deletion the recovery partition” in the main interface.
Tutorial on how to recovery partition via AOMEI Partition Assistant.
As what mentioned above, Backtracker is great software. However, it is with some restrictions. For instance, it can be used only within Asus notebook running Windows 8/8.1. For “Delete the recovery partition” function, only for Asus notebook with Windows 8. In such case, you can turn to reliable third party software – AOMEI Partition Assistant, which allows you to delete recovery partition in Windows 10/8/7 successfully and simply. Follow the step-by-step guide presented below:
Step 1. Free download AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. Install and run it.
Step 2. Right click the recovery partition that’ll be deleted and select “Delete Partition” in the drop-down list.
Step 3. Choose one among two options to delete partition. Then, click on “OK” button.
Step 4. You’ll return to the main interface. Review deletion operation and click “Apply” to perform it.
Just within a few seconds, AOMEI Partition Assistant deletes recovery partition successfully. After that, you can add the unallocated space to partition that need extending or create a new partition on the unallocated disk space.
After deleting recovery partition via "Delete partition quickly" way, it is
available to restore recovery partition on your Asus computer via AOMEI Partition
Assistant as long as the unallocated space is not formatted.You can get detailed
information about how it works listed as follows: In the main interface, select
“Partition Recovery Wizard” at the left column and choose the disk where the
recovery partition is > Choose “Fast Search” and click “Next”. (It is OK to
choose Full Search, but it will take longer time) > Tick the recovery partition
and click Proceed to retrieve it.
All in all, in Asus computer, deleting recovery partition is not a difficult task under the help of AOMEI Partition Assistant. However, you should figure out your own demand and make preparation works before deleting this partition. The freeware – AOMEI Partition Assistant is especially designed for Windows system and it is compatible with Windows 10/8.1/8/7, XP and Vista. Apart from managing partition, AOMEI Partition Assistant is featured with many other functions such as cloning HDD to SSD, converting MBR disk into GPT without data loss and rebuilding Master Boot Record etc. You can get more comprehensive functions if you upgrade it to Professional version.