• Baggins [he/him]@lemmy.ca
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    4 months ago

    only included in the default windows installer (not the recovery shipped with the device)

    That would be an OEM issue, not Microsoft. They’re supposed to modify the recovery image with whatever it needs, Windows doesn’t just do it automatically.

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      4 months ago

      The OEM version is working fine, as the drivers are embedded there. My point was that without this recovery partition you tend to run into issues on newer devices, as the MS bundled drivers get updated only infrequently.

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        4 months ago

        Yeah that checks out. I constantly have to chase down drivers when doing Windows installs. The way I read your upper comment was the issue being with the recovery partition.