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My notebook has 2 recovery partitions, one 930MB and one 25.43GB, both labeled as recovery partition. Why are there 2?

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Hi,

 

The small partition is created by the OS and provides access to Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE).

 

The much larger partition is added by HP and contains all the files etc required to reinstall the entire operating system should the need arise - the Recovery Media Creation tool also accesses these files to create your bootable recovery media.

 

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Without seeing the partitions and information about them, I could only guess that one is a Microsoft Windows specific recovery partition and the other is the HP Recovery partition. The HP Recovery partition contains an image of the original factory install, as well as means to reinstall software and drivers that come from the factory. Additionally, the HP partition is used to create your HP Recovery Media and can be boot to when Windows isn't starting and you wish to return the computer to a factory like state.

 

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

 

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Thanks for your reply. I used Recovery from the W10 Control Panel to create a recovery drive on a USB stick. I read elsewhere that I would have the opportunity to delete the recovery partition on my desktop during that process , but that prompt never came up. Is there a way to remove the recovery partition? It would be a recovery to W7, which I don't want. I would use the recovery drive on the USB stick.

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