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Upgrading a HDD

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    Upgrading a HDD


    I bought an Asus VivoBook X202E which comes with a 500 gig HDD. I have thought a 1 TB drive laying around that I want to put into this. However, the notebook doesn't come with a install disc, or even a CD key for Windows, or I am just not seeing the CD key. Does anyone how you are able to replace the hard drives if they don't give you a copy of Windows or a CD key? Maybe the key is stored in the BIOS? And if they is the case, then where do I get the installer for Windows 8? I do have a Win 8 Pro disc but that was for a new desktop I built. It is my understanding that the Pro disc can not install the on-Pro version.

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    Sorry to say, but ASUS are not doing Recovery disc's

    G75 Windows 8, AI Recovery Utlity, Intel 520 ssd

    Quote Originally Posted by thinkspring
    I just spoke with a polite & well-informed person at Asus tech support regarding how to create a disk image for my new g75 (which I purchased yesterday) that has Windows 8 on it.

    The answer was what I feared- currently there are no Asus-provided recovery tools to create a disk image for the G75VW with Windows 8. This was very surprising to me but right now this is the official word from Asus.
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    Doing some reading and looks like the key is in the BIOS. So my only questions are is can I download the installed for Windows 8? Or can I just install the OEM Pro version I have and use the embedded CD key to only activate the non-Pro Windows 8?
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    Cool, thank you.
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