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How to install windows 8 on new ssd ?? On new PC with 8 preinstalled.

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    How to install windows 8 on new ssd ?? On new PC with 8 preinstalled.


    Hello everyone!

    I just bought a new asus desktop pc with windows 8 preinstalled.

    I want to swap out the hdd for an ssd instead.

    How would I install the OS on the new ssd with a usb drive?

    Also once I get the OS on the new ssd would all the drivers automatically install?

    I don't even know that much about bios etc.......I'm a bit of a noob.

    The asus didn't include restore/install disks either.

    Any help would be great.

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    information   Information

    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD.
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8




    Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?



    You can order OEM Recovery disks from your OEM manufacturer's website.

    This for Windows 7:
    Asus A1 Recovery.

    ASUS

    ASUS Feature Video : AI Recovery Burner - YouTube
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    Windows 8 64bit


    I'd rather avoid disks at all costs.

    Can't I make a recovery usb?

    Where can I get my iso file?
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    You will need to open the ASUS app & see if there is a option to make USB Recovery.
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    There are multiple asus apps which one should I open?
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    I would say, Asus A1 Recovery.
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    Windows 8 64bit


    There is no AI recovery on my computer just AI suite II.

    What should I do?
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    Open, A1 suite ll, & see what options you have.
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    If there is no option to make ASUS Recovery disc, you need to use the Windows system image.

    System Image - Create in Windows 8



    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8
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    Windows 8 64bit


    Thanks for trying to help me but I'm giving up and returning it for a mac mini.

    Windows is just way too advanced for me.

    I already registered the asus under my name for the warranty.

    I signed into my asus account but I cant find a place to unregister the computer.

    Can someone tell me how to unregister it?
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