I bought a new Asus UX32VD that came with Windows 8. I purchased and installed a new SSD to replace the existing HD. The laptop didn't come with a recovery DVD. I purchased Windows 8 Pro OEM from Amazon. When I installed the Pro version on the blank SSD, I ended up with the same Windows 8 version that original came with the laptop, minus the recovery partition. I resized the C and D partitions to my liking. I wasn't asked for the Product Key for the Pro version and Windows passively activated.
Is it not possible for me to replace the OEM Windows 8 with the OEM Pro version? I know there is the Pro Pack, but I already spent a lot on the OEM Pro version. I tried entering the Product Key from the OEM Pro in the text box where the Pro Pack key is entered, but it's identified as invalid.
I am having a problem with Windows Explorer freezing at times for a minute to a few minutes. The longer the machine has been running, the more problematic it becomes and I usually have to reboot once a day to clear the problem. Everything appears to be working properly. I keep wondering if my method of installing Windows on the SSD could be causing the problem?
Thanks in advance for any advice.