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


CalebSA

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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.:thumb:
 

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theog

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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.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5132-recovery-drive-create-usb-flash-drive-windows-8-a.html



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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theog

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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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I would say, Asus A1 Recovery.
 

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Open, A1 suite ll, & see what options you have.
 

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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    Notebooks x 3

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    Towers x 4

CalebSA

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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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    Windows 8 64bit

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G75 Windows 8, AI Recovery Utlity, Intel 520 ssd

thinkspring said:
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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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4