First things to do after purchasing G55/G75 based systems
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1) Immediately if not sooner uninstall the asus live update utility ... it will cause problems either with BIOS updates done thru windows ( winflash ) or usb3 drivers or worse.
It needs to be yanked before your system is damaged/compromised.
2) Update to the latest asus recovery utility version and then burn yourself a set of recovery disks.
3) If running mcaffee ditch it and put some kind of other antivirus/firewall combination into place on yourself.
Trying to stay brand agnostic here but I personally recomend a double layer that includes NIS 2012 ( Norton Internet Security ) along with MBAM ( Malware Bytes Anti Malware ).
4) Do some testing with something like furmark and ( hwinfo to monitor ) and verify/check that your GPU temps are within normal ranges. ( If not within normal perhaps heat sinks not installed correctly or covered etc ... ).
5) Be aware of your return/exchange dates that are applicable to your purchase!
6) If re-installing Win 7 for a fresh installation or doing a windows system image recovery be aware:
a) You need a Win 7 64 bit installation disk that includes SP1 on the G55/G75 machines. The original ( missing SP1 ) Win 7 install disks will not understand the UEFI/bios stuff.
b) If doing a Win 7 system image onto an external drive ( highly recommended ) for recovery purposes ( will be up to date with anything installed on your system at the time you create the system image ) it needs to be recovered with the same type of Win 7 64 bit SP1 included INSTALL disk. The win 7 utility will let you create a recovery disk on G55/G75 but it will not work to recover a system with ... the SP1 included INSTALL disk will work to boot up a system and do the recovery with.