8th September 2016, 02:41 #1
How to merge or delete an OEM Partition in Windows?
I noticed from Windows disk management that 13.81 GB of disk space says Healthy (OEM partition) and when I right click on it, only Help menu displays. I would like to know if I can merge this huge GB of unused space to either C, D or E drive to increase disk space.
Am not techie and tried search over the internet but couldn't get much help and hence reaching out for help here. Any help is really appreciated.
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8th September 2016, 02:41 #2
9th September 2016, 09:32 #3
You will need the OEM partition in case you need to restore your computer to factory configuration. In case you wish to delete it, make sure that you have system recovery disc.
Windows Disk Management tool will not let you delete/merge the OEM partition. You will have to use the built-in command line tool called Diskpart.
Be careful before you decide to run the commands, lest you mess up - you should know what you are doing.
Open the Run box, type diskpart and hit Enter.
Type list disk to list the disks.
Select the disk you want to manage - say it is Disk Z
Then type select disk z and hit Enter.
Enter list partition and hit Enter to display all the volumes.
Type select partition x and hit Enter. Here x stands for the partition you want to delete.
Finally type delete partition override and hit Enter to delete it.
Now Extend the adjoining volume - to Merge both.
Or you may use a free partition manager software like EaseUS that has this feature, to do it easily and safely
29th November 2016, 06:46 #4
thanks for the information and replies