My G74sx-dh71 from Newegg was delivered by Ups today and before turning on the computer, I plugged in the battery and have had it charging for the last 7 hours. I would like to know what steps I should take upon the first startup to ensure my new G74 runs smoothly. Such as what drivers might need to be updated and what software I should uninstall. I have read numerous reviews and threads recommending to uninstalling the Asus Live Update software.
I also ordered a Sandisk extreme 120gb SSD that i plan on installing as the master drive once I know this computer is running smoothly with the factory hardware. I am very excited to see what this machine is capable of when running the current games like D3! I am upgrading from a custom desktop with Windows XP, a pentium 4, 2gb of ram, Amd radeon with 512mb Vram, and a 120gb HDD.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.