I'm putting a couple of screen shots in here even though I've used them before. "Recycle, Reuse."
Based on what I'm reading, it doesn't appear that in the case of the deployment I've performed that the "Recovery" folder is even close to where it SHOULD be, because I think it should be on Partition 01 "WinRE" or 05 "Image" (Not sure because I'm still not sure if people (Brink & isimiskullan) are saying that's where windows put the RE Tools instead of seeing the RE Tools I already put on Partition 01 before installing, or that's where Windows is saving image data instead of partition 05 that I set aside an entire terabyte for.)
For Example: OldMike ; are you saying I need to reinstall RE? If so, how will it give a drive letter if the partitions are already designated as " Recovery " partitions?
It's better if I just let the pictures explain the rest because I did a cheap flow chart to better explain where I'm at on this too.
The least I can tell is that for whatever reason, Windows 10 deployments are a little different than other versions of Windows when it comes to putting in a WinRE partition as Microsoft recommends and in the past my end users have preferred, so to say the least, things are not going status quo in that it looks like some paths will have to be redefined on my end. I just haven't had this much difficulty in having Windows find RE in the right spot before.
...and here are the pics... I hope they help others, but also am looking for help from those who've solved this before with Windows 10. Thanks.
Issue # 01 - 02 :
Issue # 02 - 02 : (Brink, Thanks for pointing out that there's a recovery folder because I wasn't thinking to look for it in C)
Looking forward to getting through this so that Windows, Win RE, and Imaging all have the right information going to where it's supposed to.
Looking forward to the responses.
No problem NavyLCDR. The WinRE partition size I've historically used is 8GB just in case additional tools are required. I've only had to integrate additional tools a few times since the year 2000, so no extra tools in the partition because the size is a "just in case" measure.
Screen shot as requested ( had to obscure the C Drive name for confidentiality purposes, but that's the one with the full install of Windows along with all of the required partitions before it "MSR/EFI" , "System" , then "C Windows" )...
The WinPE partition at the end works peachy, and is one of the gold standards of the way I deploy drives provided everything else I do is how the OS requires/recommends/both.
Please pardon the High Contrast. My vision is terrible.
Last edited by StepLadderInc; 2016-06-01 at 15:09. Reason: Thank you to NavyLCDR