How to Easily Delete Recovery Partition in Windows 11 (2 Ways)

You can learn the brief introduction of the recovery partition and backup system before deleting recovery partition in Windows 11 as well as 2 methods to delete it. Keep reading to know more details.


By Clytze Updated on October 24, 2022

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About Recovery Partition

Generally, there are two types of recovery partitions. One is the Windows recovery partition and the other is the supplier's recovery partition. The Windows recovery partition takes up relatively little memory, and it lets you boot into the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) to repair your computer if something goes wrong.

The supplier's recovery partition takes up a relatively large amount of memory and can be used to restore the computer to its factory settings. The supplier's recovery partition is also sometimes labeled as an OEM partition.

Can I Delete Recovery Partition?

After learning about the recovery partition, many users wonder if it is possible to delete the recovery partition and which one should be deleted. The next section will answer these questions for you, such as "Can I delete recovery partition", "Which partition should I delete" and so on.

The recovery partition can help you enter WinRE to fix the problem when there is a system problem or the computer won't boot. But when you upgrade your system to a new version, Windows creates new partitions, and if you upgrade your system frequently, you'll have multiple recovery partitions in your computer.

Therefore, you can keep the recovery partition that is currently in use, and then delete the extra recovery partition. In this way, disk space can be reclaimed without affecting the operation of the operating system. To find this Windows recovery partition you currently use, you can type "reagentc /info" (without the quotes) at an elevated command prompt.

Check Current Recovery Partition

Backup System before Deleting Recovery Partition

Before deleting the recovery partition, it is recommended that you create a system image backup in advance. Compared to the recovery partition, the system image has advantages for restoring the system. When you restore your operating system using the recovery partition, it wipes all data, programs, and settings on your computer, and then restores the computer to factory settings.

The system backup contains your system, data, programs and settings. When there is a problem with your system, you can use this system backup to quickly restore and then use the computer normally.

The free backup software AOMEI Backupper Standard can help you easily backup your system to different destinations, and you can also set different backup frequencies yourself. The software automatically backs up the system regularly according to the frequency. It supports multiple Windows operating systems. You can download this freeware for a try.

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System Backup

How to Delete Recovery Partition in Windows 11

After making a system backup, you can delete the extra recovery partition according to the two methods provided below. You can use the diskpart command line for Windows or the professional third-party software AOMEI Partition Assistant to help you achieve the goals.

Method 1. Delete Recovery Partition via Diskpart

Step 1. Type diskpart in the Search box, and then right-click the Diskpart app and select Run as administrator.

Step 2. In the pop-up window, type these commands below in order and hit Enter after each one.

  • list disk
  • select disk n (replace n with the disk number that contains multiple recovery partitions)
  • list partition
  • select partition n (replace n with the partition number of the unused recovery partition)
  • delete partition

Delete Recovery Partition

Method 2. Delete Recovery Partition via AOMEI Partition Assistant

AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is a completely free program that allows you to delete the recovery partition and regain storage space without scratches. You can download this software and follow the graphic steps below.

Step 1. Launch this freeware and right-click on the recovery partition you want to delete, then select Delete Partition, and click OK.

Delete Recovery Partition

Step 2. Select a method to remove the recovery partition and click OK.

Delete Partition Quickly

Step 3. The recovery partition will be displayed as unallocated space. Make sure that is the partition you want to get rid of, and click Apply to make the operation in process.



This article describes the two types of recovery partitions, which recovery partitions can be deleted, and 2 ways to delete recovery partition in Windows 11. Before deleting the partition, it is recommended that you use the free backup software AOMEI Backupper Standard to back up the system, so as to better protect the system and data security.

A recovery partition can restore your computer to its factory settings, while a system backup can quickly restore your system to the normal condition, including your system, programs, and settings.

AOMEI Backupper can not only quickly back up your system, but also help you restore your system when there is a problem. Even if you want to restore your system backup to a computer with different hardware, its Universal Restore function can easily help you achieve your goals.  You can download this software to explore more useful functions.

Clytze · Editor
Clytze, an editor at AOMEI Technology, is passionate about safeguarding your digital world. She dedicates her expertise to empower users like you in data security and recovery. She firmly believes that everyone should have the tools and knowledge to protect their digital assets through computer backup, seamless disk cloning, and efficient file synchronization. Clytze is your trusted guide on the journey to data safety.