Thanks for the reply. I was 99% certain I could dump the recovery partition, but as I've never had one to deal with before, I thought a second opinion wouldn't hurt.
Very smooth installation process with Creators Update. Seemed easier than the many previous 10 installs I've done, and MS did all the drivers during the installation or immediately after during the update cycle.
Only problem I had was changing the boot order. Took a bit of time to suss out the drive wouldn't show without a disc loaded.