Windows 10: Deleting EFI partition I made for Ubuntu 16.04

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       20 Mar 2017 #1

    Deleting EFI partition I made for Ubuntu 16.04

    I was trying to install Ubuntu on a separate partition on my secondary drive, but no longer need it as I got a laptop for it specifically. I deleted the volumes I had for Ubuntu "/" and "/home" but remember there is 1 GB I placed for swap and 650 MB for an EFI partition to boot. How do I remove this partition?
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    I'm also trying to extend the volume back and it says "There is not enough space available on the disk(s) to complete this operation."

    My Disk 1 is my SSD with Windows and Disk 0 is essentially my HDD with programs and such.

    I am trying to delete this as I don't need to use Ubuntu on this computer and want to extend the volume for my D: drive.
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  2.    20 Mar 2017 #2

    Hi, have you tried right clicking the partition you don't want and clicking 'Delete Volume'?
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       20 Mar 2017 #3

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, have you tried right clicking the partition you don't want and clicking 'Delete Volume'?
    Hello, yes I'm trying but right clicking the partition (shown in the screenshot), only lists "Help."

    I've tried using diskpart and it will not allow me to remove the partition that way either.
    I get an error of:
    Virtual Disk Service error:
    The operation is not supported by the object.
    Last edited by zerrisk; 20 Mar 2017 at 06:09. Reason: added diskpart error
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  4.    20 Mar 2017 #4

    Strange. I would try using a partition manager boot disk - boot from that and try that way.

    Kyhi's disk has Minitool P. Wizard on it.
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk

    (One of your Recovery partitions is redundant- that's quite normal e.g. after an upgrade or an in-place repair install e.g).
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       20 Mar 2017 #5

    Oh my goodness, I used the GNOME partition editor and just deleted it and it took like just a minute! Thank you so much for suggesting that, I was able to fix it immediately.

    Two questions now,
    (1) Should I delete one of the recovery partitions, and if so, which partition do you recommend me delete and extend it to?
    (2) I forgot if my D: drive was the olive color (simple volume?) before I messed with the Ubuntu stuff. Is that okay/normal for it to be and not be a primary partition like my SSD (C drive? I have files, games, and programs on there but no Windows information/files I believe.

    I am unfamiliar with this stuff, so I would like to apologize ahead of time.

    Edit: I used Gparted as I did not see the link you posted when I was looking for the software when you suggested to do so! Oops haha
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  6.    20 Mar 2017 #6

    I don't know why your D: is a dynamic volume.

    I'd just leave the recovery partition alone; sure you could check which is in use; just make sure you have at least 500Mb unallocated space on your system disk ready for the next upgrade (at least that seems a good idea to me).
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