Wiping and Restoring a G436 (drivers)

edited March 2021 in General Discussion

I've got a G436 PowerSpec machine and I've got a question about wiping/restoring via Windows Recovery. I've created the USB image through the Windows Recovery Drive functionality, however I'm wondering what happens with the system's drivers. I'm assuming MicroCenter preloaded some drivers onto the machine and I'm not sure if they will be part of that recovery backup image Windows created or if I will be responsible for locating and installing them myself.

I'm worried because I recently discovered the MSI MOBO used (Z490 Plus) is NOT a retail board and there is no official support for it. Hoping that isn't the case with other components or it could make tracking down drivers difficult. Can anyone offer any guidance or instructions? Thanks!


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