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Rohan1221
08-15-2014, 11:31 AM
Installing an SSD into my ASUS ROG G750JM
Hi, I'm like really new to computers in terms of opening it up and what not and was wondering If I can install an SSD onto my ASUS.
So my friend had a Samsung EVO SSD (250 GB) that he wasn't using but it was formatted for macs. If someone can tell me how to reformat it for windows 8 and give me like a really really detailed tutorial on how to install this SSD, that would be great. For example, I don't know which side to put the SSD on and what programs need to be on it etc. Basically can you teach me how to use my SSD once its installed and tell me how to install it... thanks

henne2411
08-15-2014, 07:40 PM
Hi,
First step is to remove the battery pack.
open your G750 by lifting up the rubber thing on the bottom of the device and removing the screw. Carefully lift of the lid.
Unscrew the empty SSD/HDD cage, insert SSD and close the whole thing the other way round.

Start your PC.
Hopefully your PC recognizes the new SSD.
Press WIN+R, type diskmgmt.msc and press okay.

Search for your new SSD, right click on it, Format, give the disk a new Name, select NTFS and click format.

Clintlgm
08-15-2014, 09:18 PM
Here is the set up to set up your SSD to install an OS


Booting and partitioning of GPT for Windows 8:
1.Boot from the Windows 8 install media (You must initiate this boot from a device labeled as a UEFI device, or the installation of Windows 8 will produce an error that the OS cannot be installed to a GPT partition) These UEFI boot devices will have a prefix UEFI: "name of your device", and show as a boot option in your UEFI.
2.After booting to the UEFI device you see the Install Windows 8 screen, press Shift + F10 to open a command prompt.
3.Type Diskpart, press Enter
4.Type List Disk , press Enter
5.Type Select Disk # (where # is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter
6.Type Clean, press Enter
7.Type Convert GPT, press Enter
8.Type Exit, press Enter.
9.Close the Command Prompt window.
10.Click the "Next" button.
11.Click the "Install now" button.
12.Put in your product key and click the "Next" button.
13.Accept the terms and click the "Next" button.
14.Choose "Custom: Install Windows only (advanced)."
15.Select the partition and click "Drive options (advanced)"
16.Click "New" and then click the "Apply" button. Four partitions should appear. Click the bottom partition.
17.Click the "OK" button and then click the "Next" button.
18.From then on follow the on screen instructions till you get to the desktop.
Note: If you can't boot after the install you need to make sure the boot is set to "Windows Boot Manager" in the UEFI. Also, important info.

I stole this from some website don't remember which one.

Clintlgm
08-15-2014, 09:25 PM
If your going to Clone your other disk to it. Stop after converting to GPT, and do the clone with which ever cloning software you like. I recommend Macrium Reflect Free edition

You can get to Diskpart in windows type CMD the right click the cmd.exe file then right click select Run As administrator. where ever you end up in CMD window type
CD\
Diskpart
follow the last post until complete converting to GPT

Rohan1221
08-15-2014, 09:31 PM
Guys I put the SSD into my computer but it didnt do anything. When I tried to format it from diskmgmt the format button is grayed out and stuff. actually it
http://puu.sh/aU3XA/79d2f6def9.png
http://puu.sh/aU3Yx/8c6c935c79.png

Please treat me as an idiot and explain please... what is UEFI and stuff

warpkid
08-16-2014, 09:18 AM
Hi,
First step is to remove the battery pack.
open your G750 by lifting up the rubber thing on the bottom of the device and removing the screw. Carefully lift of the lid.
Unscrew the empty SSD/HDD cage, insert SSD and close the whole thing the other way round.

Start your PC.
Hopefully your PC recognizes the new SSD.
Press WIN+R, type diskmgmt.msc and press okay.

Search for your new SSD, right click on it, Format, give the disk a new Name, select NTFS and click format.

I learnt the hard way - do not remove the screw, just loosen it. It's not meant to come out totally!