How to remove OEMDRV partition from Dell servers (OS Development Drive Volumes)

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OEMDRV is a Default OS Development Drive created by the lifecycle controller of Dell Servers and contains the drivers used while installing the server.

What is OEMDRV and how to remove OEMDRV partition

In our case OEMDRV was E: and we wanted to use that drive letter to install some of our software, we were also unable to change the drive letter or eject/delete it using disk management though the drive gets automatically removed after 18 to 24 hours and we do not want to wait that long in order to complete the server setup at the earliest.

But there is another way to force remove the volume, simply enter and exit the lifecycle controller during boot.

Restart the server and press F10 to enter the lifecycle controller during the time of boot and simply exit it (no need to change any settings).

This will remove the OEMDRV partition.

Enjoy 🙂

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