Delete USB partitions on Windows

Really useful if you have a USB Stick which have been used for installing Debian or another Linux and you wish to use it for something on Windows, the graphical partition manager in Windows are way to retarded to do this, but luckily there’s a CLI tool who can do it:

C:\Users\mike> diskpart

Now windows will show a popup asking for permissions to run this tool with administrator privileges, after you granted this you will be in a “DISKPART” prompt, now do this:

Microsoft DiskPart version 10.0.19041.3636

Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: OFFICEPC

DISKPART> list disk

  Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
  --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
  Disk 0    Online          111 GB  1024 KB
  Disk 1    Online           28 GB  1024 KB

DISKPART> select disk 1

Disk 1 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> list partition

  Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
  -------------  ----------------  -------  -------
  Partition 1    Primary              1 GB  1024 KB
  Partition 2    Primary             27 GB     1 KB

DISKPART> select partition 1

Partition 1 is now the selected partition.

DISKPART> delete partition

DiskPart successfully deleted the selected partition.


You obviously need to repeat this for all the partitions you need to delete.

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