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Destroyer99
07-16-2012, 02:34 AM
Im curious would it be better to do a fresh install with windows 7 over doing it with the recovery discs?

And if so, what drivers would i need to download from asus?

MaXimus711
07-16-2012, 02:55 AM
Offcourse it's better to do a clean install v. recovery!

That way you get optimal performance thanks to no bloatware and freshly installed drivers

Here's a guide I found that works like a charm

ASUS G75VW Clean Install Guide (http://forums.pctweakers.net/showthread.php/129-ASUS-G75VW-Clean-Install-Guide)

Cecil_2099
07-16-2012, 05:22 AM
If your G75 is light on the "bloatware" like the one you can get from Best Buy, then it's really a matter of personal preference. Recovery route is a more hands-off approach to get everything loaded. But if you like everything really customized, then go the fresh install route. Honestly the "bloatware" on a Best Buy G75 is very light and doesn't bog down the system as some users on this forum will imply.

Destroyer99
07-16-2012, 07:44 PM
Offcourse it's better to do a clean install v. recovery!

That way you get optimal performance thanks to no bloatware and freshly installed drivers

Here's a guide I found that works like a charm

ASUS G75VW Clean Install Guide (http://forums.pctweakers.net/showthread.php/129-ASUS-G75VW-Clean-Install-Guide)

thanks for the link that pretty much what i was needed.

F34R
07-17-2012, 01:33 AM
Thanks for the info !! Downloading everything now.

Roderick
07-24-2012, 10:13 AM
Offcourse it's better to do a clean install v. recovery!

That way you get optimal performance thanks to no bloatware and freshly installed drivers

Here's a guide I found that works like a charm

ASUS G75VW Clean Install Guide (http://forums.pctweakers.net/showthread.php/129-ASUS-G75VW-Clean-Install-Guide)

thanks a lot for this guide !

but be careful! --> installing win7 in SSD is not as easy as on HDD

i had to delete and format the whole ssd to get it working

MaXimus711
07-24-2012, 05:14 PM
thanks a lot for this guide !

but be careful! --> installing win7 in SSD is not as easy as on HDD

i had to delete and format the whole ssd to get it working

Yes same here, I always keep backups on my external HDD so I was all good, I repartitioned the SSD and copied back my software folder that I usually keep on D: (2nd parition of the SSD) for super speedy install of my apps