Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Upgrading a HDD

  1. #1

    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.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    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.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    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?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5

    Cool, thank you.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Upgrading a HDD
Related Threads
Upgrading Win 8 to Win 8.1 in Installation & Setup
I'm not a techie person. just a few question before upgrading 1. I'm currently running win 8 64bit. Is the one in the Windows Store 64 bit also? 2. My Laptop comes with a pre-installed Win 8. Do I need to put a Product key in upgrading to 8,1?
about upgrading to 8.1 in Installation & Setup
because my internet connection is low i know downloading about 4 gb takes about a day so what i'm wondering about here is if i lose connection in the middle of the download progress do i have to start all over again or is there a resume somehow
***Keep in mind that I'm trying to upgrade Win 8 to 8.1, not perform a clean install.*** My 4 GB flash drive is having issues taking in the bootable ISO. I've tried Rufus USB, Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool, nothing works. I don't have a working disc drive at the moment, which is why my last...
Solved Upgrading 8.0 to 8.1 With ISO in Installation & Setup
The method for obtaining a retail Windows 8.1 ISO has been published and re-published. It seems that most people who are interested in the ISO want to use it for a clean install. I respect that, however I want to upgrade my copy of (retail) Windows 8.0 Pro to Windows 8.1 Pro. Can I use the...
Hi guys I want to know can I upgrade my notebook Aspire E1-421 to 64-bit? I have Windows 8 32-bit installed on my notebook and I just want to try the 64-bit of Windows 8. Is it possible to do? Thanks in advance ;)
Upgrading XP in General Support
I will be upgrading two XP 64-bit OS's with 512 MB of RAM. Would Windows 8 be any faster on those machines? Hopefully I will add RAM. :)
upgrading from xp in Installation & Setup
Hi everybody.I am currently running w8 rp on spare hdds on two pcs,one 32 bit and one 64 bit.When w8 comes on the market in october,I will buy a 64 bit upgrade (cheapest option).However,both pcs are running 32 bit xp and I wonder how a clean install will work with an upgrade? My third pc is running...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook