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    ROG Enthusiast Paulovrv +10
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    Windows 8 Clean Install

    Hi.

    I found this link. It seems so detailed, I decided to share. For nOObs like me.

    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/window...all-part-1.htm


    Hope I'm not corrupting any rules of the forum.


    edit: + *banned website*
    Last edited by xeromist; 02-13-2013 at 10:58 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulovrv View Post
    Hi.

    I found this link. It seems so detailed, I decided to share. For nOObs like me.

    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/window...all-part-1.htm


    Hope I'm not corrupting any rules of the forum.
    Yes that is good I used it a few days ago as part of my research and completion of fresh install Windows 8 Pro.

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    ROG forum has post also.

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    Is the windows 8 product key in bios? Sorry stupid question but I really hate Windows 8 and that's why I don't know these tricks on windows 8.
    I have to start like it because i cant get windows 7 anymore

    And If Key is in bios than it's probably ok just download Windows 8 image and use it if I need re-install Windows on some point.
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    good work, I think a bunch of people will find it useful. Rep earned,bro.
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    @Ristus, you should be able to retrieve your key using keyfinder or Bilarc Advisor.

    yes it's ok to do that if you need a fresh install.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_Lu@ASUS View Post
    ROG forum has post also.
    Oh, sorry. I didn't find it.
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    OK thanks.
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    Just to complete the thread information with some specific stuff for us, I copy this link I found here in the forum other time:

    *banned website*
    Last edited by xeromist; 02-13-2013 at 10:58 AM.
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    Ok.

    It was scary, especially before installing the drivers, BUT, yes, I made my first clean install!
    Rewben, I did it!!
    Now everything is fine.

    Some details
    -This installation took 82Gb from my SSD vs 40Gb (the first). I don't know why so much space now, but...
    -The pad scrolling got inverted. I loved it. Now my finger's moves works as if I touch the scroll bar beside (oh, my english...), and no more the page, as if my fingers virtually touched the screen body.
    -that rate of performance decreased 7,8/7,8/7,1/7,1/7,8 (7,1 was 7,2)

    Most important (Do not know if this is worth a thread):

    I want to share I had a strange problem entering the new key I had of windows 8 PRO.
    When the intallation started, a sad message appeared:
    "The product key entered does not match any of the Windows images available for installation. Enter a different product key"

    And then this googled thread helped me, with the simple PID file of Steven (the 1st answer there):

    " Just use notepad to make a file called PID.txt and put the following in the file:

    [PID]
    Value=XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

    Place your windows 8 Pro key in where the X's are and save the file to the /sources directory in the root of your USB key.

    The PID file overrides the pre-installed OEM key in the bios of your computer. Windows 8 installation starts right up. Now I have a clean install of Windows 8 pro."

    source:
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...=1359775645147

    Uh, the ASUS theme...
    Last edited by Paulovrv; 02-02-2013 at 04:06 AM.
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