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can't delete healthy partitions windows 10 - used diskpart and disk management

I recently installed a larger m.2 ssd to clone my current m.2 O/S ssd to. I found that some of my programs had to re activate and some things didn't work so I have decided to delete and format this new drive and start a new windows 10 account and install everything from scratch. So I am currently back on my old drive. which I have selected as the boot drive in my bios. The new drive has been disabled from startup drive in bios. Now, before cloning I had to make sure that the new drive had the same amount of partitions as my current OS ssd. So my new SSD ended up with 4 partitions. 2 of those I could delete through diskpart but the "heathy (recovery partition)" and "healthy(EFI System Partion)" do not show up in diskpart but they show in disk management but are un touchable. Is there a way to completely wipe this drive as my OS is running from my old drive, windows 10 should not need anything from the new drive to work properly? Thanks

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Consider allowing Windows to create the new partition structure on the new drive.
It will format the drive and create partitions in the optimal sequence.

Partition size can be modified using diskpart but is often easier with third party software.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1950-clean-install-windows-10-a.html

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9230-download-windows-10-iso-file.html
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

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