By Bryce / Last Updated November 4, 2019

Need “delete partition override” command

It is well known that unwanted partition can be easily removed using Disk Management or Diskaprt “delete partition n” command, where “n” is the number of the partition that you do not want.

However, when you try to delete hidden or protected partition like OEM partition that is offered by computer manufacturers and used to reset your PC to factory settings, you will find that the option of “Delete Volume” is grayed out in Disk Management or you might receive “Can’t delete a protected partition without force protected parameter set” error in Diskpart window.

In such case, you need to add “override” parameter to delete the protected partition. The step-by-step tutorial is listed as follows (Take removing OEM partition as an example):

1. Run Diskpart as administrator.

(Press “Windows + R” keys at the same time to open Run Dialogue. Then type “diskpart” and hit “Enter”. )

2. Type the commands given below and hit “Enter” key after every command:

  • list disk - to present all disks on your computer

  • select disk f – “f” is the number of the disk that contains the OEM partition

  • list partition – to display all partitions on the disk

  • select partition q – "q" is the number of the OEM partition going to be deleted

  • delete partition override

Within a few seconds, Diskpart will successfully delete the protected OEM partition. Then, type “exit”.

PS:

  • The “delete partition override” command is still not supported on system partition, boot partition or the partition that contains page file, hibernation file or crash dump file.

  • Don’t hurry up to delete OEM partition before you backup it to another hard drive or confirm that you don’t need to reset your PC to factory settings anymore.

Diskpart delete partition override not supported

In general, delete partition override can assistant you to remove hidden or protected partition. But it is likely that the error that “The operation is not supported by the object. The specified command or parameters are not supported on this system” will appear when Diskpart delete partition override command is employed.

Delete Partition Override not Working

How to solve fix delete partition override not working?

This error could be the result of performing Diskpart deletion on dynamic disk. And here offers you solutions in detail to solve this problem.

Solution 1: Change Diskpart Command

When your hard drive is dynamic disk, “partition” is not supposed to be applied in Diskpart and “volume” should be the used to replace “partition.” You can use “delete volume override” to remove the hidden or protected volume on dynamic disk. The steps are listed below:

1. Run Diskpart as administrator.

2. Type the commands listed as follows and hit “Enter” key after every command:

  • list volume – will list all volumes on your computer

  • select volume "m" – m is number of the volume that you need to remove

  • delete volume override

After the unwanted partition is deleted successfully, type “exit” to close the window.

Solution 2: Convert dynamic disk to basic without losing data

You can also choose to convert dynamic disk into basic at first. Although Disk Management is unable to convert disk from dynamic to basic unless you delete all partitions, you can ask the help of third party software like AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional.

AS a powerful tool that assistants you to manage disk effectively and conveniently, it allows you to convert dynamic disk to basic without losing data and then delete hidden or protected partition like OEM partition. And it is specially designed for Windows system, including Windows 10/8/7, XP and Vista, so that you can apply it to your PC running Windows without worries.

To use this comprehensive software, you have to install and fire up it. Then you can follow the step-by-step tutorial below:

Step 1. In the main user interface, click "All Tolls" and “Dynamic Disk Converter”. Then click “Next” in the pop-up window.

Dynamic Disk Converter

Step 2. Choose one way to convert the dynamic disk to basic between two options based on your own situation.

Select Conversion Way

Method 1: Convert a dynamic disk back to basic disk. Safely, directly and time-saving revert a dynamic disk back to basic disk without losing data.

Method 2: Convert any dynamic volume to basic partition. Sector by sector clone simpled volume, spanned volume, striped volume, mirrored volume and RAID-5 volume from dynamic to basic.

Step 3. Choose the disk that you want to convert. Then click “Next”.

Choose Disk

Step 4. Confirm the operation and click on “Proceed”. Then click on “OK” > “Finish”.

Click Proceed

Notice: Reboot is needed for this operation.

After converting disk from dynamic to basic without data loss, you can use delete partition override command or simply use AOMEI Partition Assistant to delete OEM Partition.

Conclusion

Delete partition override is really a useful command to delete the hidden or protected partition like OEM partition. But if you are not familiar with Diskpart Command, it is easy to take mistakes like deleting wrong partition accidentally. And there are chances that you’ll encounter the partition delete override not working issue.

Thus, it is a better way to use AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional to delete hidden or protected partition. What’s more, it allows you to delete boot drive or system drive if you create a bootable device and boot windows from the device.