2 Recovery partitions ?

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    This laptop is a pre-installed Win 7.
    Upgraded to Win 10 Home.
    Then I decided to change it to Insider Preview and now it is running build 10525. No dual boot.

    Question :
    Why are there 2 Recovery partitions ?
    One is much larger than the other one. Why the difference ?

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    I would assume that the larger of the two might have been, at one time, the Manufacturer's factory recovery partition from which you could perform a factory reset.
    The smaller of the two possibly a product of a GPT rather than a MBR configuration.
    Can't help but notice that they are both reporting 100% free space which would suggest they are both empty.
    IDK if that is a result of them not having a drive letter assignment or.....
    A result of your installs having somehow eliminated their contents, I've seen some reports that a Windows 10 install has resulted in some people unable to return their machine to factory settings and I wonder if that is the case in your situation now.
    Maybe investigate by assigning them a drive letter and inspecting their contents?
     
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    Diskmgmt shows 100% free possibly because there are no driver letters assigned to them.
    MiniTool Partition Wizard shows this.........
    The large one is for my Acer recovery. That is now a known fact based on the screenshot.
    PQSERVICE is the recovery partition created by Acer.
    Still not sure what or how did the smaller one came from.

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    The smaller or smallest (100.00 MB), based on your image, would be your system reserved partition where your boot config files are
     
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    Thank you.

    I meant the 506MB one.
     
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