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Kaelys
06-26-2013, 11:38 PM
How do I install windows 8. I just got my Samsung 840 SSD today and I want to do a fresh install then move my files over. Is there a DVD that came with my laptop, or is there a way to do a fresh install someother way.

Pitcher@asus
06-27-2013, 01:44 AM
i think you will get win 8 DVD and do the dresh, asus have not provide windows 8 DVD.

Clintlgm
06-27-2013, 02:09 AM
This thread (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?28758-GUIDE-G55-G75-Upgrade-Notes&country=&status=) has guides of how to upgrade G 75 and G55

Some have had luck using the Samsung supplied software to copy disk old to SSD, Most have had good luck using Macrium Reflect (http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx)to copy old disk to SSD

For a fresh install you will need and iso or DVD of the version of Windows 8 that came on your NB
The Guides Rewben put together covers just about any type of installation you want.

Kaelys
06-27-2013, 10:19 AM
This thread (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?28758-GUIDE-G55-G75-Upgrade-Notes&country=&status=) has guides of how to upgrade G 75 and G55

Some have had luck using the Samsung supplied software to copy disk old to SSD, Most have had good luck using Macrium Reflect (http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx)to copy old disk to SSD

For a fresh install you will need and iso or DVD of the version of Windows 8 that came on your NB
The Guides Rewben put together covers just about any type of installation you want.

I found the OEM CD Key that came with the OS. Would it still work if I were to download an OEM version of Win 8? Im guessing it should.

Clintlgm
06-27-2013, 12:57 PM
Yes the key is embedded on your MB somewhere so going back to Win 8 is no problem, There is a way to change the PID file on any version so that it will install to your version. This information is in the Upgrade Link I gave you. If you can get a iso or dvd of the version your NB came with it should just install.