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Preinstalled windows 8 netbook SSD upgrade


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#1
Hi,
I bought a new netbook (aspire one 756-887Xkk) just a week ago with windows 8 x64 preinstalled. Now I want to upgrade my netbook with an SSD doing a clean install as I think there's way too much acer bloat on this device. How do I go about this? This netbook uses UEFI bios v2.01 and secure boot and has 4 partitions on disk 0. I tried just downloading an MSDN iso to USBdrive and install it regularly in hopes of windows activation picking up the OEM license hardcoded in my bios. I also tried cloning the disk with no luck. Oh, I have no problem upgrading to a full/Retail version, especially if that will grant me a CD-key then that I can use in the future.

THanks in advance for any help, it's much appreciated!
Geek out :/
 

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System One

  • OS
    windows 8 x64
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    ACER Aspire One 756-887Bxkk

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#2
Welcome to EightForums.

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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
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2855-system-repair-disc-create-windows-8-a.html



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:

https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer


How to install on a uEFI BIOS:

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorial...e-firmware-interface-install-windows-8-a.html
 

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System One

  • OS
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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    PC/Desktop
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    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4
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#3
Hi,
Thanks for answering! I already tried making a recovery USB drive, and I can still try to make another as I still have the netbook working with the Original disk, but it didn't work out the first time. Windows install failed on initial boot. Grts
 

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System One

  • OS
    windows 8 x64
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    ACER Aspire One 756-887Bxkk

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4
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#5
Hi, thanks. So I formatted my USB drive as fat32 and installed the iso on it. But the bios (in UEFI & Secure boot mode) still says no bootable device. I tried the "select an uefi file to as trusted" and directed to the USB install drive in path microsoft-boot-cdboot.efi . But this doesn't do anything either. I also tried to install with the bios set to Legacy, but this nets me a BSOD IRQL_NOT_EQUAL_OR_LESS halfway the setup(at reboot). What am I doing wrong?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8 x64
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    ACER Aspire One 756-887Bxkk