Hmmm...does not seem to be a recovery partition. I purchased this from a TigerDirect store and after purchase had them install a SSD drive as C: and of course they reinstalled the OS (win8). The original HDD drive was removed. Bet the recovery partition was on that drive!
.......is why when purchasing a new PC, purchase the SSD separately, elsewhere at a lower price, then clone your install to a SSD. I used the Macruim tool several times to do this, was able to convert installs from 1TB drives onto 120-128GB SSD's. Even Windows 8 installs with the GPT partitioning scheme.
Of course, create the recovery DVD set and/or Recovery Drive first, backup the entire HDD after clone & then one has both an SSD & Data (or Backup) drive. The retailers keeps the original HDD's, RAM, whatever was upgraded & resells then to the next sucker that comes along at a 100% profit, or uses them for warranty repairs. Can't blame them, customers are donating their original configuration components to the OEM/reseller. If a PC is shipped with an 8GB RAM configuration & the customer orders 16GB, that's not 16GB extra (unless specifically stated in writing or the order form as 24GB total).
The customer has to be proactive here, Tiger Direct sells or adds on these SSD's at regular retail pricing. It's up to the customer to demand the original components returned before the transaction is complete. It may require a phone call order, but this is a buyer's market. 3rd party resellers will gladly give the customer what's rightfully theirs when asked to do so, especially if the customer hints at carry their business elsewhere. Make sure to get the name of the rep spoken with & a confirmation number.