Normally the steps to delete a partition are as follows:
- Right-click the Start button.
- Click Disk Management.
- Right-click the partition you wish to delete,
- Choose Delete Volume.
- Select Yes when warned that all data will be deleted.
Unfortunately this doesn’t work for Windows Recovery partitions. The Windows Recovery partitions are protected and so right clicking on them has no effect at all.
To delete the recovery partition follow these steps:
- Right click on the Start button.
- Click Command Prompt (Admin).
- Type diskpart.
- Type list disk.
- A list of disks will be displayed. Note the number of the disk which has the partition you wish to remove. (If in doubt open disk management and look there, see steps above).
- Type select disk n(Replace n with the disk number with the partition you wish to remove).
- Type list partition.
- A list of partitions will be displayed and hopefully you should see one called Recovery and it is the same size as the one you wish to remove.
- Type select partition n(Replace n with the partition you wish to delete).
- Type delete partition override.
- The recovery partition will now be deleted.
First of all assume that your KMS is functional, having Office 2013 key installed. Also the client is able to reach the KMS server on port 1688, and the setting in your internal DNS system is correct.
You can check registry on the client for this:
Here are the two commands you can try specify the KMS server and do manual activation.
cscript ospp.vbs /sethst:fqdn_of_your_kms_server
cscript ospp.vbs /act
For Windows activation, the commands are like this:
- cscript slmgr.vbs /skms fqdn_of_your_kms_server
- cscript slmgr.vbs /ato
Further, you may want to try uninstalling the product key on a client and then reinstalling it.
slmgr /upk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
then slmgr /ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
Reference page from Microsoft: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee624355(v=office.15).aspx
We are going to try this out …
In our environment, we have full implementation of KMS host with the new Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 keys, (I would write about how run this upgrade later). Somehow, when we tried to activated a deployed Windows Server 2012, we got the following error log: event ID 8200 and 1014 with error code 0x80072EE2.
Verified that the firewall port 1688 and DNS records are all fine in where this server is located, and through a few research, I found this thread in TechNet, although the discussion was in 2009, it seems still applicable.
I got the new client setup key from here:
then ran the following commands:
slmgr /ipk XC9B7-NBPP2-83J2H-RHMBY-92BT4
Voilà! The Windows Server 2012 is activated!