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finalhour
10-26-2012, 12:45 PM
Hey guys!

So Right now I've got my G75VW set up to boot from my SSD, but, all of my docs, desktop, music, photos, etc pull from my 1TB HDD that came with this beast. I've even got temp files on the other drive. This all cuts down on the amount of writes that I have to my SSD (Corsair Force 3 GT)

My question is this:
Would it just be a smoother transition if I do a complete clean install of windows 8 Professional, or, since the upgrade assistant seems to indicate that my settings and files and whatnot transfer from Win 7 home premium without wiping my stuff (if I upgrade), should I just do that instead?

The only significant issues that it says it will encounter are:

-Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Driver isn't compatible (probably a pretty big issue...?)
-Atheros Blue Tooth not compatible


<snip>

(I know these are super specific questions but I gotta know :-P)

xeromist
10-26-2012, 03:45 PM
Well, I know this isn't what you're asking but why are you planning to upgrade so soon? Why not wait until the major issues are found and resolved and a complete driver set is available? Let other people be the guinea pigs.

Also, we don't support piracy questions here so please do not ask. You will need to get your answer somewhere else and I would advise you to learn GIMP instead.

finalhour
10-26-2012, 03:49 PM
Well, I know this isn't what you're asking but why are you planning to upgrade so soon? Why not wait until the major issues are found and resolved and a complete driver set is available? Let other people be the guinea pigs.

Also, we don't support piracy questions here so please do not ask. You will need to get your answer somewhere else and I would advise you to learn GIMP instead.

Fair enough, my bad for asking that last part, and you're right about waiting, I guess I'm just itching to upgrade to it, though it is probably better to be more patient and wait for more support from ASUS on the driver end and hear from more G75 users here too

xeromist
10-26-2012, 04:11 PM
But since I really didn't address your question I'll add that you should be able to get support for most of your hardware either via the base install drivers in Win8 or direct from the component manufacturers' websites. Several people have upgraded without major incident this way.

Forgottenbhs
10-26-2012, 07:25 PM
Hey guys!

So Right now I've got my G75VW set up to boot from my SSD, but, all of my docs, desktop, music, photos, etc pull from my 1TB HDD that came with this beast. I've even got temp files on the other drive. This all cuts down on the amount of writes that I have to my SSD (Corsair Force 3 GT)

My question is this:
Would it just be a smoother transition if I do a complete clean install of windows 8 Professional, or, since the upgrade assistant seems to indicate that my settings and files and whatnot transfer from Win 7 home premium without wiping my stuff (if I upgrade), should I just do that instead?

The only significant issues that it says it will encounter are:

-Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Driver isn't compatible (probably a pretty big issue...?)
-Atheros Blue Tooth not compatible


<snip>

(I know these are super specific questions but I gotta know :-P)

1) Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Driver - I believe this is built in with Win8. If you look in Device Manager once it's installed you will see that it is already installed. (I did a clean install and verified)

2) Atheros Blue Tooth not compatible - Just run Windows Update.

finalhour
10-26-2012, 08:33 PM
1) Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Driver - I believe this is built in with Win8. If you look in Device Manager once it's installed you will see that it is already installed. (I did a clean install and verified)

2) Atheros Blue Tooth not compatible - Just run Windows Update.

Thanks! :-)

john_from_ohio
10-26-2012, 10:08 PM
Hey guys!


Make sure that you have a good backup ( maintenance ==> Backup and Restore ==> create system image onto an external drive before you even think about upgrading current system.

Personally I would seriously think about testing the upgrade onto a restored image on a separate drive ... personally ... and see how that goes before even committing to the lunacy of an early windows 8 upgrade.

I am however trying this upgrade on a different machine that I don't care that much about ... right now ... after creating a backup!

dstrakele
10-26-2012, 10:45 PM
So YOU did manage to "commit to the lunacy", huh?

martinsamus
10-26-2012, 11:00 PM
Hi, I have a clean install of Windows 8 - no problems, only for this device ACPI\ATK4001 is not driver.
I have question: what mode you have set in BIOS: AHCI or RAID?. I have AHCI and my SSD drive is C: drive for system files.
Thanks.
Martin

finalhour
10-26-2012, 11:50 PM
Hi, I have a clean install of Windows 8 - no problems, only for this device ACPI\ATK4001 is not driver.
I have question: what mode you have set in BIOS: AHCI or RAID?. I have AHCI and my SSD drive is C: drive for system files.
Thanks.
Martin

One post is enough, replying in half a dozen threads isn't gonna get your question answered faster

scrufy
10-27-2012, 12:26 AM
"before I upgrade to 8" .. why do I feel like I'm answering a call on the suicide hotline ?

john_from_ohio
10-27-2012, 10:53 AM
"before I upgrade to 8" .. why do I feel like I'm answering a call on the suicide hotline ?


Ouch ... haha ... wham with the right hand!