WS2012ER2 Restore Surface Book

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    So I have tried all day to do a full system restore from my Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 and cannot get it to work. It seems that the Network Adapter is not recognized in the Full System Restore Wizard. I have tried it on my new Surface dock and even went out and bought the Surface Ethernet USB Adapter.
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    WTF Doesn't MS check these things and to see if their devices work with each other. I am so disappointed with this.
     
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    The WSE client restore disk isn't magically updated with every single NIC driver in the world as they are released.

    Instead, WSE client creates a "Drivers for Full System Restore" folder on your client's C: drive that contains (from memory), NIC, mass storage controller and video drivers. Put those drivers onto a USB key. When booting into the WinPE restore, environment, choose to load additional drivers from your USB key.
     
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    I did put them on a sub and it still didn't work. I had to buy a different use to Ethernet adapter and WA able to get it to recognize. Why the hell is the Microsoft Ethernet adapter not recognized on system restore. That is the lamest thing I have ever seen.
     
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    Hmm - reading this post: Wired Ethernet Connectivity for the Microsoft Surface, perhaps the driver .INF doesn't specify Win8.1, which is (I'm guessing) the basis of the WinPE environment for Win2k12 R2. Check your driver files, and see if they are signed only for use on Windows 10. That might be a reason. You'd need to get the files for Win8 or 8.1 (whatever WinPE is runing) in that case
     
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    Exactly the same thing, what work was boxing it up driving to best buy and getting another!
     
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    Has anyone heard of a fix for this?
     

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