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Why Two Recovery Partitions on This Dell?

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Old March 18th 18, 11:08 PM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.dell
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Default Why Two Recovery Partitions on This Dell?

This is an Inspiron 15.6" Series 5000, 5559 Laptop.

I purchased it new around July of 2016. It came with Windows 10 Home,
probably Version 1511 or 1607 back then. It's currently fully updated,
running Version 1709, build 16299.309.

My question has to do with the number of Recovery Partitions I see when I
look at the DiskManagement window. Here's a picture of what I see.


I am wondering why there are two Healthy (Recovery Partitions). Also, why
is one only 855MB, while the other is 11.94GB

I suspect that this has something to do with updating from the original OEM
install, to the current Version 1709. Here's a copy of the OEM install log
that I found on the system, it it sheds any light on this:

2016-03-23 15:51:07 INFO: Start factory imaging version:
2016-03-23 15:51:07 INFO: Operating system is Windows 10.
2016-03-23 15:51:07 INFO: System is in UEFI mode.
2016-03-23 15:51:07 INFO: System disk is: 0
2016-03-23 15:51:07 INFO: OS partition drive letter is: C:\
2016-03-23 15:51:07 INFO: OS partition index is: 3
2016-03-23 15:51:07 INFO: The system disk size is: 931 GB
2016-03-23 15:51:07 INFO: ESP partition drive letter is: E:\
2016-03-23 15:51:07 INFO: ESP partition index is: 1
2016-03-23 15:51:07 INFO: System does not have an Excalibur partition.
2016-03-23 15:51:07 INFO: System does not have a DIAGS partition.
2016-03-23 15:51:07 Start: Dism /Capture-Image /ImageFile:C:\FacImg
\install.wim /CaptureDir:C:\ /Name:"Factory image" /ConfigFile:C:\FacImg
2016-03-23 16:06:24 Factory image creation code returned is: 0
2016-03-23 16:06:24 INFO: Created the initial factory image
2016-03-23 16:06:24 INFO: Size of initial factory image in megabytes:
2016-03-23 16:06:26 INFO: Created the ESP Dell image successfully.
2016-03-23 16:06:26 INFO: Size of ESP Dell image in megabytes: 0
2016-03-23 16:06:26 INFO: Total size for all the images for the Image
directory is in megabytes: 11529
2016-03-23 16:06:26 INFO: Total space required for the recovery
partition is: 450 MB.
2016-03-23 16:06:26 Info: Created the diskpart script file: C:\FacImg
2016-03-23 16:06:33 Info: Recovery and Image partitions created.
2016-03-23 16:06:33 INFO: Created the WinRE directory: M:\recovery
2016-03-23 16:06:37 INFO: Removed the recycler directory.
2016-03-23 16:06:38 INFO: Registered the recovery directory with the OS.
2016-03-23 16:06:41 INFO: Created the ESP image successfully.
2016-03-23 16:06:41 INFO: Size of ESP image in megabytes: 12
2016-03-23 16:06:41 Info: Created the Images directory: N:\Image
2016-03-23 16:06:41 Info: Copied the EFI.wim to the Images directory: N:
2016-03-23 16:13:53 INFO: Split the factory image to the image
2016-03-23 16:13:53 Info: Copied the bootmenu.xml to the Images
directory: N:\Image
2016-03-23 16:13:53 Info: Copied the Reset Extensibility executable to
the Images directory.
2016-03-23 16:13:53 Info: Created the OEM Logs directory.
2016-03-23 16:13:53 INFO: Added the restore tool with the OS WinRE menu.
2016-03-23 16:13:53 INFO: Copied the reset extensibility executable to
the OEM directory: C:\Recovery\OEM\DK-EXC.exe
2016-03-23 16:13:53 INFO: Populated the OEM directory because this is
Windows 10.
2016-03-23 16:13:53 INFO: Wrote the ResetConfig.xml file.
2016-03-23 16:13:54 INFO: Completed image creation.

By the way, this Dell machine has

C:\Windows, 22.7GB, with 142,065 files and 25,080 folders, which shows
created 9/29/17, and
C:\Windows.old, 0GB, with 0 files and 541 folders which shows created

I have another HP Windows 10 Home machine that is older than this Dell, but
is also fully updated to Version 1709, build 16299.309, and only has one
Healthy (Recovery Partition) 731MB, one Healthy (EFI System Partition
260MB, and one Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Wim Boot, Primary
Partition) 28GB. This machine has

C:\Windows, 17GB, 134,007 files, 25,549 folders, created 9/29/17 (Same as
the Dell)
C:\Windows10Upgrade, 20GB, 106 files, 11 folders, created 10/11/17.

Anyone know what's up?


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