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05-11-2014, 07:02 AM
I'm just gonna say first of all I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to fresh Windows and what kind of stuff a laptop needs to run properly (Software wise). I've had my laptop since 02/18/2013, and I've always wondered if a fresh install of Windows was possible on it. HERE (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230580) is a link to the exact laptop that I have (I've put an SSD in it and that is where all my files are now) Is it possible if I buy THIS (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832416806) can I delete everything on my SSD, every single one of my files so my SSD is completely clear of everything and install Windows on my laptop. Main reason I want to do this is because of random bloatware on it and it would take forever to sort through what I actually need and what is random junk I will never use. If you have any questions feel free to ask and I'll respond as fast as I can.

05-11-2014, 02:51 PM
Well first off If you already have windows 7 SP1 HP on your notebook you don't need to purchase another version. Simple download an ISO from Digital Rivers (http://www.w7forums.com/threads/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-image-downloads.12325/) Download Rufus (http://rufus.akeo.ie/) Create a UEFI USB Install media.

Take that money you were going to spend on the win 7 and get yourself and 2nd hard drive and move and keep all your Data Pictures etc. on it. I even have some less important software installed on my 2nd drive rather than my SSD

Then you will want to go to Asus Support downloads (https://www.asus.com/us/support/)and download all the latest drivers

See Rewben sticky thread for guides and notes on upgrading (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?28758-GUIDE-G55-G75-Upgrade-Notes&country=&status=)

About drivers at a clean Install is the very best time to upgrade and install your Chipset drivers IRST and IME First thing after the Clean Install even before the Microsoft update. I usual turn off auto updates in the install process, until I have these basic drivers installed.

There you will find what drivers you need and what order to install them in. Also how to create a UEFI USB Bootable Install media.
Be sure to back up all your Data. And a Clean I install of windows 7 is very easy Go through that thread and you will be confident to complete the clean install. Yep a fresh install every now and then is very helpful get rid of all the crap you tried and didn't have any use for besides the bloat that came with it. Good luck and let us know how you make out

05-12-2014, 11:42 AM
Thanks a bunch for the help, I haven't done it yet but I'll do it sometime this month (I put the "pro" in procrastinate)