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From HDD to SSD, How do I clean install Windows?

  1. #21

    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1

    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    You access thru the function Key during boot up to restore the Windows 8 OS.
    Got into the flash screen, but couldn't execute anything.. Do i need an empty disk for this or what?

    Might just go with a clone of the disk.. Maybe easier :|

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  2. #22

    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1

    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    There is a thread in this forum to show you how to download the ISO file. The Retail version and the OEM are the same, the differences are the product keys. I am not sure if you can download the ISO using the OEM product key.

    Once you have the ISO then it becomes easy, just swap the drive currently in your laptop with the SSD and install it. The other thread that I refer to earlier contains info on how to save your Activation Info and also retrieve the product key.

    The version currently in the Recovery partition from ASUS is also legal except they bundled with a lot of crap wares.
    Today I will post an update after installing the SSD. Thanks for your help, but I think I am forced to clone the drive
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