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Avinrog
02-06-2014, 05:57 AM
Hey guys, I've been searching on the forums for a semi-detailed guide, as I am quite new to PC gaming, on how to install an SSD. I watched JWPWNS1 video on the dismantle and i think I got that down, however I have a few questions about how to get my OS system onto my SSD and off my HDD. I have a windows 8 dvd, however I'm not to sure if I'd need a product key, I've never used the DVD before. Also, is getting into the BIOS and all that stuff doable for a noob like me? Have tutorials already been posted? Any links and suggestions would be awesome because after all the praise I've heard SSD's getting, I'd really love to upgrade!

Zygomorphic
02-06-2014, 11:16 AM
Don't worry about the key, it is embedded in the BIOS now, so when you install Windows 8, it will (or should) automatically pick up the key and use it. Actually, you can create a recovery USB/DVD (don't know which it is on the G46) and that will definitely pick up and use the key. Don't worry, it can be done, and it isn't all that hard! Just post back if you have questions! :)

Clintlgm
02-06-2014, 02:07 PM
Simplest way is to create a factory restore media using Asus Backtracker (http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&s=480&m=ASUS+Backtracker&os=&hashedid=n%2fa)Create the USB media, put your SSD In and restore the back up to your SSD.
Here is a helpful thread (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?28758-GUIDE-G55-G75-Upgrade-Notes&country=&status=)
Macrium Reflect (http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx) is a very reliable Cloning software and free

Zygomorphic
02-07-2014, 11:17 AM
Simplest way is to create a factory restore media using Asus Backtracker (http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&s=480&m=ASUS+Backtracker&os=&hashedid=n%2fa)Create the USB media, put your SSD In and restore the back up to your SSD.
Here is a helpful thread (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?28758-GUIDE-G55-G75-Upgrade-Notes&country=&status=)
Macrium Reflect (http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx) is a very reliable Cloning software and free
Thanks @clintlgm! :) I couldn't remember what all program names were. :( You did. Thanks! :)

Clintlgm
02-07-2014, 02:53 PM
I try to help where ever I can with my limited expertise

Zygomorphic
02-08-2014, 01:07 PM
I try to help where ever I can with my limited expertise
Help you do. :) There is no question about that whatsoever. We need all the help we can get. As @chrsplmr would say, that's the ROG spirit.