“I want to delete all partitions including system on my Windows 10”
We have received a letter from a user who wanted to delete all partitions on Windows 10. She said she want to clean and delete all partitions on the Windows 10 computer, and reinstall Windows OS for a better use.
The truth is, many users want to do this, too! Some users want to delete all partitions for reinstallation; some users want to delete all partitions for selling the hard drive. Well, is it possible to delete all partitions on Windows 10/8/7? Definitely, yes!
Wow, cannot delete system partition!
Windows users are familiar with Windows Disk Management, and they usually use this tool to delete partitions on hard drive.
Right-click This PC/Computer/My Computer. Select Manage-> Disk Management.
Here you can see all partitions on your computer. If you need to delete the partition, right-click it, select Delete Volume. And you need to delete all partitions one by one with the same way.
Generally, most of partitions can be deleted except the system partition. But when you try to delete the system volume, the Delete Volume should be greyed out.
Here, you may want to ask how to delete system partition or is there any way to delete all partitions on Windows 10/8/7 at one time. If you have such questions, read continue to find the answers.
Delete all partitions on Windows 10/8/7 with third party software
Since you cannot delete system partition with Windows Disk Management, you need to take advantages of some third party software. And here we highly recommend you AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional , the great partition manager that allows you to delete all partitions including system partition at one time on Windows 10/8/7. Download to Try
Delete all partitions on disk without system installing
If you want to delete all partitions on a hard disk without system installing, like the second disk, or third disk, it is easy to operate.
1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant, select the disk (not the system disk) you want to delete, right-click it and select Delete All Partitions.
2. Here you can choose to Delete all partitions or Delete all partitions and wipe all data on the hard drive. Choose a way you need, and click OK. (if you choose Delete all partitions and wipe all data on the hard drive, the Wiping Method will be effective right now.)
3. Finally, click Apply -> Proceed to execute the progress.
Delete all partitions on system disk
If you need to delete all partitions on disk that installed Windows 10/8/7, you can also use AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional as the following steps.
Step 1. launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. Right-click the system disk you want to delete all partitions on, select Delete All Partitions.
Step 2. Here still allows you to choose the ways of Delete all partitions or Delete all partitions and wipe all data on the hard drive. Choose the way you like and click OK.
Step 3. The different is when you click Apply, it will require reboot, and the operations will be finished under Windows PE mode. And after the deletion, you computer won’t boot cause there is no system on the hard drive.
After deletion, you can reinstall Windows 10/8/7 on the hard drive or reuse it as you want.
Wipe hard drive/Secure Erase SSD
Another way you can delete all partitions Windows 10/8/7 at one time is to wipe hard drive in one time. And you can also use AOMEI Partition Assistant to wipe hard drive. The Wipe Hard Drive function of AOMEI Partition Assistant will delete all partitions and wipe all sectors on the disk. After wipe, the data won’t be recovered.
But if your hard drive is an SSD, then you cannot use the same way of wiping HDD to wipe the SSD, because that would hurt your SSD. Fortunately, AOMEI Partition Assistant allows you to secure erase SSD. The Secure Erase SSD Wizard of AOMEI Partition Assistant would help you to delete all partitions and erase all data on the SSD without hurting its lifespan.
Delete all partitions on Windows 10/8/7 at one time can save a lot of time. But sincerely, the AOMEI Partition Assistant would help a lot. No matter you want to delete all partitions on Windows 10/8/7, or wipe HDD, or erase SSD, it will give you the best way to finish the job. Besides, it is a great powerful hard drive partition manager that you can use it to repartition hard drive after you delete all partitions on the disk.
* If you are Windows Server users, you can try AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition. But if you are find a hard disk partition manager for an enterprise, AOMEI Partition Assistant Unlimited is highly recommended.