Windows 10: Still Cannot Delete Recovery Partition

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  1. Posts : 48
    Windows 10/8.1/XP/7/Vista
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       14 Sep 2016 #21

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, as you're asking the question about the command, I think the safest thing for you to do is this:

    a. download this:
    MiniTool Free Bootable Partition Manager | Partition Wizard Bootable CD
    and burn the disk.
    b. boot from it
    c. use it to format the appropriate disk

    Note: whilst this can be done from a command prompt outside Windows, in that environment the drive letters will all be different.
    To avoid such a mistake, it should be safer to use a partition manager so you can see exactly what you're doing.
    Hi...thanks for the nice reply...but I already have Mini tool....it also does not allow me to make changes...I am not asking to format the partition...I am asking to 'DELETE' that stupid partition....thanks.*john
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  2. Posts : 48
    Windows 10/8.1/XP/7/Vista
    Thread Starter
       14 Sep 2016 #22

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, as you're asking the question about the command, I think the safest thing for you to do is this:

    a. download this:
    MiniTool Free Bootable Partition Manager | Partition Wizard Bootable CD
    and burn the disk.
    b. boot from it
    c. use it to format the appropriate disk

    Note: whilst this can be done from a command prompt outside Windows, in that environment the drive letters will all be different.
    To avoid such a mistake, it should be safer to use a partition manager so you can see exactly what you're doing.
    Hi...I was going to make a bootable disk just to try....but I have no DVD burner on this little machine....heh.... no instructions on the website as far as using a USB drive....so I guess forget that idea. hmmm
    *john
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  3.    14 Sep 2016 #23

    Then make a bootable flash drive. You can use Rufus (free).
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  4. Posts : 48
    Windows 10/8.1/XP/7/Vista
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       14 Sep 2016 #24

    dalchina said: View Post
    Then make a bootable flash drive. You can use Rufus (free).
    Hi...oh then take the iso which it seems to be and use rufus...ok...I will try that....I have rufus....this a little different ...I am accustomed to Windows operating system ISO's ...I make my own from the ESD file....thanks.*john
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  5.    14 Sep 2016 #25

    can also RC the ISO and (mount) Open it with File Explorer , it will look like a DVD and you can then copy the File to a Fat32 Formatted USB Drive too ....if Rufus is an Issue.
    Last edited by Kbird; 14 Sep 2016 at 20:02.
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  6. Posts : 48
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       14 Sep 2016 #26

    Kbird said: View Post
    can also RC the ISO and (mount) Open it with File Explorer , it will look like a DVD and you can them copy the File to a Fat32 Formatted USB Drive too if Rufus is an Issue.
    Yeah?....and that will make it bootable?....ok...I'll try that first....thanks.*john
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  7.    14 Sep 2016 #27

    trbogt said: View Post
    Yeah?....and that will make it bootable?....ok...I'll try that first....thanks.*john
    You may need to also set the USB Drive ACTIVE in disk Management or use MTPW ....been using this way with Macrium and KYHI etc boot disks for a while , it will boot UEFI or MBR this way...
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  8. Posts : 48
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       14 Sep 2016 #28

    Kbird said: View Post
    You may need to also set the USB Drive ACTIVE in disk Management or use MTPW ....been using this way with Macrium and KYHI etc boot disks for a while , it will boot UEFI or MBR this way...
    I have no idea what you are talking about....heh...I will try your previous suggestion when I am on this ASUS computer and report back....yeah I also have Macrium but on my other computer,...I can easily transfer the program via USB to the asus machine...,
    Lets be accurate and clear ...I want to delete this partition!....Where is BRINK?
    Thanks...see Ya' later when I have done some things.*john
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  9.    14 Sep 2016 #29

    trbogt said: View Post
    I have no idea what you are talking about....heh...I will try your previous suggestion when I am on this ASUS computer and report back....yeah I also have Macrium but on my other computer,...I can easily transfer the program via USB to the asus machine...,
    Lets be accurate and clear ...I want to delete this partition!....Where is BRINK?
    Thanks...see Ya' later when I have done some things.*john
    YES I AM CLEAR YOU WANT TO DELETE IT

    BUT...........YOU NEED the Minitool Partition Wizard BOOTABLE CD iso ....... NOT MACRIUM for this....

    It's part of the same thing.... FAT32 won't Boot if not set Active on a MBR type Disk , some USB Drives come this way Some do not. If it is a UEFI boot , then ACTIVE is not required , so if boot fails off the USB drive use Windows MTPW to set it active by RC on the Drive and look for "set active" then hit Apply at the top.

    Macrium is Free , download and install on Both if needed

    MTPW for Windows is also free install it on Both machines....




    KB.
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  10. Posts : 48
    Windows 10/8.1/XP/7/Vista
    Thread Starter
       14 Sep 2016 #30

    Kbird said: View Post
    YES I AM CLEAR YOU WANT TO DELETE IT

    BUT...........YOU NEED the Minitool Partition Wizard BOOTABLE CD iso ....... NOT MACRIUM for this....

    It's part of the same thing.... FAT32 won't Boot if not set Active on a MBR type Disk , some USB Drives come this way Some do not. If it is a UEFI boot , then ACTIVE is not required , so if boot fails off the USB drive use Windows MTPW to set it active by RC on the Drive and look for "set active" then hit Apply at the top.

    Macrium is Free , download and install on Both if needed

    MTPW for Windows is also free install it on Both machines....




    KB.
    Quote>.been using this way with Macrium
    I know..no need to get excited ...thanks,,,/i said I will try your suggestion....will report back ...thanks.*john
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