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Hi, how can I delete hard disk partition
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A warning first: Make sure you don't delete the primary partition; This is the partition that contains your OS, and you can cause yourself much grief trying to delete it(Generally, this is the "C:" partition.

So, to delete a partition, there are a number of things you can do; I would recommend using Partition Magic, or a similar program - less margin for error, and much less complicated than other methods.

You can also use MMC, or Microsoft Management Console.
Click Start>Run type in mmc, hit enter. At the Console1 screen, click File>Add/Remove Snap-In.
Click Add.
Scroll down to Disk Management, highlight it, click Add, Finish, Close, and Okay. This will bring you back to the Console1 window.
Highlight Disk Management(Local) on the left, and your drives/partitions should display on the right.
Right-Click the partition you want to delete, and select Delete Partition.

Alternatively, if you're installing windows, you'll be given an option to delete partitions at the beginning of the installation.

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