For the sake of Posterity: I reinstalled a fresh copy of windows with the storage space drives unplugged. After boot, setup, Ninite, etc, I shut down, plugged in drives, and everything was recognized immediately. No problems there. I'm having some issues now, with my 4th insall, but I think those issues are independent of OS switch. I'll update later if I get any traction here.
12/20/17 at 10:11am