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Gps3dx
09-20-2015, 10:38 PM
ALL IS WIP - I NEED TO MOVE ALOT OF STUFF AROUND !!!
How to install windows 8/8.1/10 on any UEFI & AHCI supported laptop
( E.I G751, G771, G551 GL552 etc) the PROPER way
I.E: on a GPT formatted disk, booted with UEFI

*** G752 owner ?? ***
*** Do you wish to use RAID and/or NVME ? ***
(https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?76993-Guide-How-to-install-windows-8-8-1-10-The-proper-way-(UEFI-based-installation)&p=567290&viewfull=1#post567290)* Read also these specific installation guide Here (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?76993-Guide-How-to-install-windows-8-8-1-10-The-proper-way-(UEFI-based-installation)&p=567290&viewfull=1#post567290) and Here (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?81003-G752VT-clean-install-some-issues-found-and-questions&p=557798&viewfull=1#post557798) *

The "why should I bother" ?
you've got ROG Laptop, best in the market, fitted with UEFI, "the newest form of BIOS". ( READ MORE HERE ) (http://www.alphr.com/features/381565/uefi-bios-explained)
No reason to work with OS that is installed on a MBR formatted drive that's running on a BIOS emulated machine (like some preinstalled windows), if you wish the fastest laptop, OS & applications !

OS on a GPT formatted disk, booted with UEFI, is BETTER THEN MBR & BIOS !
Why ?

Way Faster OS boot (I.E POST), with NO blinking underscore !
Better (auto) chances to recover info from bad/damaged sector/block !
(Partition table is redundantly stored, checked using CRC)
No 2TiB limit on HDD size
and MORE: READ MORE HERE (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/302873) & HERE (https://www.thomas-krenn.com/en/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table#GPT_Advantages)



The "which OS should I choose" ?
In my opinion win 10 is faster in desktop/office work ( gaming: depends ) but the down side is the privacy headache.
There are multiple scripts you MUST run, if you care about your own privacy! (see few post below,WIP!)
Win8.1 is a bit slower in desktop/office use, but does NOT have such privacy "spying" as win 10.
Any way you choose, you MUST install it on a GPT formatted drive, and MUST boot the OS installation disk/usb through a "special" boot method ( I.E UEFI boot ).
HERE's A Benchmark review (http://www.techspot.com/review/1042-windows-10-vs-windows-8-vs-windows-7/)


The "What's required" ?
There are multiple apps to format&create the required partitions, including the one during windows installation process.
The latter, creating more partitions then what most of consumers really needs !
Windows installer format a GPT based drive like that:
https://i-technet.sec.s-msft.com/dynimg/IC577711.jpg

"Windows" is the OS partition - a MUST HAVE partition of course
MSR is "MS reserve partition" - a MUST HAVE partition that is there in-order to: READ HERE (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Reserved_Partition).
for win8.1 MSR MIN size recommended by MS to be 128MB, in win10 is recommended to be 16MB. As common users does NOT utilize any of the features that require the MSR partition, it's advisable to use the MIN recommended size by MS.
"System" partition is the where the "EFI" supported windows-boot-files sit, therefore - a MUST HAVE partition of course.
"Windows RE tools" - is important IN MOST CASES if you use windows built-in drive encryption. READ MORE HERE (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc765966(v=ws.10).aspx).
As I KNOW by experience that win7,8.1,10 CAN WORK WITHOUT "Windows RE tools" partition -> "Windows RE tools" partition is NOT necessary !!



The "How to Guide" ?
1st Part: How to create & boot a windows installation disk/usb,
THE RIGHT WAY?
I.E through UEFI boot !


NOTE: IT'S IMPERATIVE that you boot the installation disk AS UEFI COMPATIBLE DEVICE !
(otherwise you cannot install windows on a GPT formatted drive )
There are MANY guides to show how to create the installation DISK/USB in the right manner:
ONE OPTION (http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/15458-uefi-bootable-usb-flash-drive-create-windows.html), another OPTION (http://www.windowscentral.com/how-create-windows-10-usb-installation), another OPTION (https://www.thomas-krenn.com/en/wiki/Creating_Windows_UEFI_Boot-Stick_in_Windows), "official way" for win10 ONLY (https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/5162/windows-10-tip-create-windows-10-setup-media-the-right-way).
It's also imperative that, although you've created the installation disk/usb in the right way, you MUST ALSO BOOT IT IN THE RIGHT WAY: (I.E UEFI boot !)

Make sure in the BIOS that "LAUCH CSM" is DISABLED !!
Make sure you BOOT THE INSTALLATION DISK/USB AS UEFI!
Please look at the following photo. To boot the INSTALLATION DISK as "UEFI" meaning picking the 2nd option from the top (NOT the 3rd) !!
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If you didn't see & picked "uefi: xxxxxxx" (xxx = name of your disk/usb) at the boot selection screen -> read and DO "1st part" again !




2nd Step: How to format a drive with GPT layout for windows 8/8.1/10 ?
IT IS A PRE-REQUISITE TO INSTALL WINDOWS !
PLEASE NOTE:

THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE WILL ERASE EVERYTHING (ALL PARTITIONS) ON THE SPECIFIC DRIVE YOU CHOOSE !



LESS RECOMMENDED: instead of formatting and losing data, you can CONVERT your MBR disk to be a GPT disk: Guide HERE. (http://www.thewindowsclub.com/convert-mbr-to-gpt-disk)

* The "easy"/quick method:

READ Part 1 above, do ONLY that -> then continue to Step B just below.
After that, you should see the "Windows setup" screen, which allows you to pick your language.
Follow this EXCELLENT guide (http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1950-windows-10-clean-install.html)with screenshots till STEP 10.
Continue to read "3rd part" to install windows.

* The advanced/manual method is through set of commands of "DISKPART" utility. (SOURCE: MS official page (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825686.aspx))
The BIG ADVANTAGE with this method, that "Windows RE Tool" partition won't be created, thus you profit from the free-space ( ~300 MB ) and one less partition to be shown when you look at the partition map/list.

1st, boot into windows recovery environment, and open CMD -> write "diskpart" -> enter -> wait for it to load.
( "How to" guide HERE ) (http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2755-command-prompt-boot-startup-windows-8-a.html)
VERY IMPORTANT: inside "diskpart", write: "list disk" to see all your disks.
Note the disk number of the disk you wish to format.
Write "select disk #" where # = disk number you wish to format.
ONLY THEN perform the following commands: (lines start with "rem" are notes... NOT commands!)


clean
rem == Note: ALERT AGAIN ! THIS COMMAND WILL WIPE YOUR DRIVE CLEAN !
convert gpt
rem == Note: convert your MBR based drive to GPT based drive
create partition efi size=100
rem == Note: "size=100" meaning the partition size will be 100MBytes
format quick fs=fat32 label="System"
assign letter="S"

rem == Note: replace the following "#" with a number as follows: #=128 for win8.1 | #=16 for win10
create partition msr size=#

rem == Note: For the following command(in white):
rem == Note: this way all the rest of the disk space will be "C"/windows OS partition.
rem == Note: if you wish to have another partitions ( E.I for file storage/archive) add a "size=#"
rem == Note: after the word "primary", where "#" is a number, the size in Mbytes of your
rem == Note: Windows OS partition, I.E the rest of the free space will be the other partition you
rem == Note: choose to have.
rem == Note: To be more precise, that next line of command might be:
rem == Note: create partition primary size=#
create partition primary
format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows"
assign letter="W"
exit
rem == Note: to quite diskpart utility, input another exit will close the CMD window and you'll be return to the previous screen, which you must reboot afterward in order to accomplish the next step

NOTE: if you create additional partition after the "windows" partition, you can format it now, or after the OS installation, through the "disk management" utility -> it really doesn't matter to the OS installation procedure, but it's best to leave it to later, just to prevent you from massing the disk structure, if you don't know what you're doing.


finally, continue to read "3rd part" below to install windows.

Gps3dx
09-20-2015, 10:39 PM
The "How to Guide" ?
3rd Part: How to install windows 8/8.1/10 ?
*** for an already formatted GPT drive (I.E you've made 1st part of the guide above) ***


IN ADVANCED You need "change"/"mod" windows installer to install the "right" form of edition&channel you need.
Why ? Because you can NOT change the edition NOR the channel of windows after installation.
Plus, you can NOT change the edition of installed windows after installation.
Channel consideration:Edition consideration:How to do all of that ? ( for Windows 7/8/8.1 ONLY !!! Win10 DON'T USES EI.CFG !)
Create/edit with notepad file named "ei.cfg" in "sources" folder inside the installation disk/usb, with the right edition & channel."ei.cfg" structure should be (cfg.ei creator for win7/8/8.1 HERE (http://labs.gidix.de/ei/))
(some-channel = OEM or RETAIL)


[EditionID]
some-edition
[Channel]
some-channel
[VL]
0

Use windows that came when you purchase the laptop and plan to reinstall -> you need OEM channel !
Bought a Retail copy ?(I.E physical disk/usb copy of windows) -> you need Retail channel
plan to format & reinstalling same version ? CHECK your current edition (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/which-operating-system)
plan to free-upgrade to win10 ? CHECK HERE what you're going to have (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-specifications#upgrade)
got a multiple-edition disk ? leave [EditionID] empty !
make sure [VL] is 0.
Got your laptop from big organization ? -> ask your admin if your windows is VL licensed


Ready to install ? Enter windows installation setup, and when you arrive at the screen where you're asked to pick a partition for the installation of the windows, pick your "WINDOWS" partitions you've created beforehand (step 13-14 in THIS GUIDE (http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1950-windows-10-clean-install.html#step13))
NOTE: If you've performed the "advanced/manual method" you should NOT format any partition/drive from that screen, as it will change the disk structure and add unnecessary partitions as I explained above !
Q: "How do I know if I have NOT successfully boot windows installation in UEFI supported mode ?"
A: When you arrive to "Where to install windows" screen, if you get an alert at the bottom like the following image -> read and DO steps 4 then 5 again !
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Just installed Win10 & you see "GET GOING FAST" screen (step 15 HERE (http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1950-windows-10-clean-install.html#step15)) ? WAIT ! read the following:
You need to ask yourself if you care about YOUR PRIVACY !!!!
Why Win10 that diffrent from any other prior versions ?
Google for "windows 10 privacy" and you'll get ~487,000,000 search results!!!
READ HERE (http://www.techworm.net/2014/10/microsofts-windows-10-permission-watch-every-move.html), HERE (http://www.winbeta.org/news/windows10counterfeitgames), HERE (http://lifehacker.com/what-windows-10s-privacy-nightmare-settings-actually-1722267229), HERE (http://www.theverge.com/2015/9/28/9409557/microsoft-windows-10-privacy-concerns-response), HERE (http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/windows-10-privacy-faq-what-you-want-know-about-your-personal-data-os) or just Google it. (https://www.google.com/search?q=link:www.google.com&gws_rd=ssl#q=windows+10+privacy)
What can you do to protect yourself ?
1st KNOW THAT YOU CAN NEVER BE 100% proof, once connected to the internet.
This is true for ANY OS !
The best you can do is to make it REALLY HARD for others to "spy" on you...
follow the next (optional) few steps to stop (as best as possible) this unwelcome privacy invasion:
After installing windows 10 and before creating your account
(@gps3dx remarks: I.E: During "GET GOING FAST" screen (step 15 HERE (http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1950-windows-10-clean-install.html#step15)))
open cmd.exe with Shift + F10
then...use Sc.exe to delete the 2 services by running this in CMD:

sc delete dmwappushsvc
sc delete diagtrack
Then, to deny system accessing to the file AutoLogger-Diagtrack-Listener.etl with cacls - run this in CMD:

cd C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Diagnosis\ETLLogs\AutoLog ger
echo "" > AutoLogger-Diagtrack-Listener.etl
cacls AutoLogger-Diagtrack-Listener.etl /d SYSTEM
thats all
SOURCE: lite8 From "My Digital Life" forum (http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/57339-Guide-Way-to-Disable-Keylogger-Telemetry-v2-11?p=959009&viewfull=1#post959009)
Close CMD from the previous step and press "Customize settings" (step 15 HERE (http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1950-windows-10-clean-install.html#step15))
UNCHECK EVERYTHING !!!!!!
Click NEXT
UNCHECK EVERYTHING !!!!!! ( in this 2nd screen of "Customize settings" )
Click NEXT
UNCHECK EVERYTHING !!!!!! ( in this 3rd screen of "Customize settings" )
Click NEXT and continue to setup username etc... (step 23 HERE (http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1950-windows-10-clean-install.html#step23))
After few setup screen, and "apps" getting automatically installed - you'll arrive to your desktop.
At this point I suggest you install an Internet Security program, like FREE COMODO.
Why I recommend Comodo ? I don't a penny from them... I just READ this. (http://www.matousec.com/projects/proactive-security-challenge-64/results.php#productsby-testcount)
Next, we can continue to "TWEAK" Win10 to get more PROOF privacy by eliminating few PRIVACY INVASIVE apps, services, tasks etc... Luckily for us the "Community" cares about its privacy and we no longer need to run multiple long and weird scripts, as many sources developed useful win10 *tweaker* apps with GUI that can "eliminate" non welcome privacy features of win10.


​​4rd Part: How Make Windows 10 User friendly (with privacy)!
*** The following list of tweaks and apps are my personal recommendation ***
** NOT a must have, unless you wish MS to know anything about you, your keyboard inputs, mouse clicks etc **


"GIVE ME BACK MANUAL WINDOWS UPDATES !", aka "Windows Update MiniTool" (http://forum.ru-board.com/topic.cgi?forum=5&topic=48142#2)
That's a famous app from "MydigitalLife.info" (http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/64939-Windows-Update-MiniTool)( closed forum, only register can read ) - which is, IMHO, the BEST forum out there for MS stuff ( windows/office etc.. ).

Although originally the UI was written in russian, the app has English support.
To get it, you need to get the translation file, which must sits in the same folder as the exe.
Main Features:

That app can allow to MANUALLY CONTROL WINDOWS UPDATES ON WIN10 HOME ED !
(pick in the lower left side under "automatics updates" -> Disabled)
One can put any update in a "hidden" list, so windows update won't install it at all !



1 Button to remove MS "spying-ware" - aka DWS
DOWNLOAD & SOURCE HERE (http://github.com/Nummer/Destroy-Windows-10-Spying/releases/tag/999999)
DWS allows you to block, wipe, and get rid of many, if not all, the "spying" feature win10 contains, such as keylogger etc.

Don't forget to give "admin privileges" to the tool BEFORE YOU WORK WITH IT!!!
MAKE SURE that SYSTEM RESTORE for DRIVE C is enabled (http://www.pcworld.com/article/2955023/windows/how-to-turn-on-system-restore-in-windows-10-to-protect-against-bad-updates.html) BEFORE CLICKING ON THE "DESTROY WINDOWS 10 SPYING"
To wipe built-in "apps" goto settings-> check "delete windows 10 apps" -> choose the apps you wish to WIPE.
After initiating the "DESTROY" button, WAIT ! it takes like 2-3 min to finish !


"I want windows 7 start button back..." -> IT IS POSSIBLE !!! though there are many solutions...

FREEWARE: ClassicShell (http://www.classicshell.net/), Power 8 (https://github.com/AgentMC/power8/wiki)
PaidWare: StartIsBack (http://startisback.com/)
NOTE - I DO NOT RECOMMEND "Start10" By 'Stardock' company - as IMHO, I suspect it to contain 'bloatware'.


(FOR ADVANCED USERS) [Script] Win 10 Toggle Tweaker
DOWNLOAD: HERE (http://www.mediafire.com/?sgs4550x7c5a5vf) | SOURCE: Mydigitallife forum ( you need to be registered ! ) (http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/64158-Script-Win-10-Toggle-Tweaker-(V3-4)-Official-thread),
Features:

User Interface Tweaks + Context Menu Tweaks
Enable/Disable stuff In Windows 10
Manage Microsoft Edge browser
Manage Updates
Manage OneDrive
Manage Windows Features
Manage User Accounts
Manage Windows apps (Remove & Restore) Updated to TH2
Manage TELEMETRY and Data collection Settings
Internet Tweaks and Fixes
Completely uninstall Cortana
Completely uninstall Edge + the ability to restore it
and a lot more

Gps3dx
09-20-2015, 10:40 PM
VARIOUS

Windows 10 Issues & solutions:

Q: Genesys Card reader - (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?59445-SD-Card-Reader-issue-G750-JZ-card-does-not-appear-in-file-explorer-solved&p=602638&viewfull=1#post602638) you've installed official driver for win10 x64 but it still refuses to read any SD card.
In the Device manager you see "SDHC card" with exclamation mark inside yellow rectangle.
A: Change "Genesys Logic USB3.0 card reader" driver under USB tree to "USB mass storage device" ( it should appears as a "compatible hardware" driver ).
Then re-inserted the SDcard into the built-in card-reader, then problem solved -> you can see your card content in file explorer.
UPDATE: also, when upgrade to win10 anniversary (1607) and allowing the system to use the builtin drivers from MS - the card reader works wonderfully.
Q: can I upgrade my win7(sp1)/win8/win8.1 to win10 even after 29.7.2016 ?
A: Apparently, you can, although it isn't officially published, according to many sources (http://www.ghacks.net/2016/07/29/you-can-still-grab-a-free-windows-10-upgrade-after-july-29-2016/).
Note that MS might close/finish the FREE upgrade program at any time in the near future.
Q: How to upgrade my win7(sp1)/win8/win8.1 to win10 with CLEAN INSTALLATION at the same time, and saving a lot of time and eliminate any upgrade issues ?
A: Read my LINKED GUIDE HERE (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?76993-Guide-How-to-install-windows-8-8-1-10-The-proper-way-(UEFI-based-installation)&p=602640&viewfull=1#post602640).

Gps3dx
09-20-2015, 10:41 PM
Guide: How to restore an image backup of windows on a GPT drive
(UEFI boot method) that was backup from MBR disk:
** I presume here you got a windows image already in store somewhere safe **

well, you need of course to covert/format the drive from MBR based to be GPT based.
read above under "how to". (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?76820-G751JY-Cannot-restore-to-factory-state&p=538665&viewfull=1#post538665)
next, you need to restore ONLY the "backup" windows partition onto the clean windows partition.
boot into windows installation disk AS UEFI. read above under "how to". (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?76820-G751JY-Cannot-restore-to-factory-state&p=538665&viewfull=1#post538665)
open CMD. ( SEE HERE FOR A DETAILED INSTRUCTION HOW TO DO THAT ) (http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2755-command-prompt-boot-startup-windows-8-a.html)
follow THIS GUIDE From step 7 & 8 ONLY (http://www.mpspartners.com/2013/10/how-to-convert-windows-7-on-mbrbios-to-gptuefi/). I write the summery of it here also:

Copy EFI bootloader to ESP partition (this is the "system" or "efi boot files" partition we created before)
i: (where z is the letter of your ESP partition)
mkdir EFI
cd EFI
mkdir Boot
mkdir Microsoft
cd Microsoft
mkdir Boot
copy x:\Windows\Boot\EFI\bootmgfw.efi i:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot
copy x:\Windows\Boot\EFI\bootmgfw.efi i:\EFI\Boot\bootx64.efi
Create BCD
This step varies quite a bit, depending on your system’s hardware, existing NVRAM (non-volatile memory on your motherboard), and hidden BCD stores scattered around your system’s disks and partitions.
Cross your fingers and hope that this step can be done automatically
bootrec /RebuildBcd

If things don’t work out, you will have to resort to using bcdedit. A few notes about BCD edit: it operates on the motherboard’s NVRAM unless you specify a file. As far as I can gather, the NVRAM store doesn’t matter as my PC basically ignores any setting within and boots just fine after I’ve erased it.
i:
cd EFI\Microsoft\Boot
bcdedit /createstore BCD
bcdedit /store BCD /create /d “Windows Boot Manager” {bootmgr}
Commenter Manuel says this should be bcdedit /store BCD /create {bootmgr} /d “Windows Boot Manager” but I haven’t tested this. This may depend on the version of BCD edit you are using.
bcdedit /store BCD /create /d “Windows 7” /application osloader
The previous command will return a GUID, referred to later as <guid>
bcdedit /store BCD /set {bootmgr} default <guid>
bcdedit /store BCD /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi
bcdedit /store BCD /set {bootmgr} locale en-us
bcdedit /store BCD /set {bootmgr} displayorder {default}
bcdedit /store BCD /set {bootmgr} timeout 10
bcdedit /store BCD /set {default} device partition=c:
bcdedit /store BCD /set {default} osdevice partition=c:
bcdedit /store BCD /set {default} path \windows\system32\winload.efi
bcdedit /store BCD /set {default} systemroot \windows
Change your motherboard firmware to run in UEFI mode
You should now be able to select your Windows disk as your startup disk.


Guide: How to Retrieve My installed Windows Product Key?
** I presume here you got an installed *WORKING* windows 8/8.1/10 **
From the Win+X Menu in Windows 10 / 8.1, open an elevated (admin) command prompt window, type the following command and hit Enter:

wmic path softwarelicensingservice get OA3xOriginalProductKeyYour Windows product key will be displayed.


Source&Credit: (http://www.thewindowsclub.com/find-windows-product-key) AnandK@TWC from (http://www.thewindowsclub.com/author/anand) from thewindowsclub.com (http://www.thewindowsclub.com/find-windows-product-key)

Gps3dx
09-20-2015, 10:42 PM
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*RECOMMENDED* DRIVERS
(3rd party, not ASUS)




Windows 8.1/10
(x64)




Intel Chipset INF
* Please (http://www.win-raid.com/t895f42-Intel-Chipset-Device-quot-Drivers-quot-INF-files.html#msg15778) READ HERE ABOUT IT (http://www.win-raid.com/t895f42-Intel-Chipset-Device-quot-Drivers-quot-INF-files.html#msg15778)! (http://www.win-raid.com/t895f42-Intel-Chipset-Device-quot-Drivers-quot-INF-files.html#msg15778)




51842 (https://downloadcenter.intel.com/search?keyword=Intel%C2%AE+Chipset+Device+Software +%28INF+Update+Utility%29)




Graphics Card (NVIDIA)




51842 (http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us)




Graphics Card (INTEL)




51842 (https://downloadcenter.intel.com/search?keyword=intel+hd+graphics+windows+8.1+10)




Intel RST
(Rapid Storage Technology)




51842 (https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/55005)








Credit&Source: Asus.com (http://www.asus.com/search/results.aspx?)

Gps3dx
09-20-2015, 10:43 PM
COMPLETE ASUS SUPPORT DOWNLOADS ! (Part 2/3)
ARCHIVE DRIVERS: Might be latest - not always
** The following list of drivers might be compatible various asus laptops **





OFFICIAL ASUS DRIVERS




Windows 8.1
(x64)


Windows 10
(x64)




CHIPSET (Intel INF)
*NOT recommended




51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=CHIPSET&os=41)


51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=CHIPSET&os=45)




IRST
(Intel Rapid Storage Technology)
*NOT recommended




51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=IRST&os=41)


51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=IRST&os=45)




IMEI
(Intel Management Engine Interface)




51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=MEI&os=41)


51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=MEI&os=45)




CPPC (Intel Collaborative Processor Performance Control)




51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=CPPC&os=41)


51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=CPPC&os=45)




Wireless Lan (WiFi)




51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=wlan&os=41)


51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=wlan&os=45)




LAN (Ethernet)




51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=lan&os=41)


51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=lan&os=45)




Bluetooth




51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=Bluetooth&os=41)


51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=Bluetooth&os=45)







OFFICIAL ASUS DRIVERS




Windows 8.1
(x64)


Windows 10
(x64)




Audio




51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=audio&os=41)


51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=audio&os=45)




ATK (ACPI)
(Keyboard special keys)




51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=ATK+Package&os=41)


51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=ATKPackage&os=45)




Touchpad:
(Elan driver)


Touchpad:
Smart Gesture




51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=touchpad&os=41)


51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=smart+gesture&os=45)




Card Reader




51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=Card+reader&os=41)


51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=Card+reader&os=45)




ThunderBolt




51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=ThunderBolt&os=41)


51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=ThunderBolt&os=45)




WinFlash
(Windows BIOS Flash Utility)




51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=asus+winflash&os=41)


51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=asus+winflash&os=45)




Graphics Card
(NVIDIA/ATI/INTEL)
*NOT recommended




51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=vga&os=41)


51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=vga&os=45)








Partial Credit&Source: multiple users @THIS THREAD

Gps3dx
09-20-2015, 10:46 PM
COMPLETE ASUS SUPPORT DOWNLOADS ! (Part 3/3)
** The following list of drivers might be compatible various asus laptops **





OFFICIAL ASUS UTILITIES




Windows 8.1
(x64)


Windows 10
(x64)




Power4GearHybrid
(Power plans switcher)




51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=power4gearhybrid&os=41)


51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=power4gearhybrid&os=41)




Wireless Radio Control
(WiFi/BT switcher)




51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=wirelessradiocontrol&os=41)


51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=wirelessradiocontrol&os=45)




USB Charger Plus
(USB Charger while turned off)




51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=ASUSUSBChargerPlus&os=41)


51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=ASUSUSBChargerPlus&os=45)




Splendid
(Screen colors tweaker)




51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=Splendid&os=41)


51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=Splendid&os=45)




Backtracker
(Create DVD Backup
of Preinstall Windows )




51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=backtracker&os=41)


51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=backtracker&os=45)




GPUTweak II




51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=GPUTweak+II&os=41)


51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=GPUTweak+II&os=45)




GPU Tweaker
(NON Optimus)




51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=ASUS+GPU+Tweak+for+Graphics+cards&os=41)


N/A




GPU Tweaker
(Optimus Only)




51842 (http://support.asus.com.cn/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=ASUS+GPU+Tweak+for+Laptops&os=41)


N/A





Partial Credit&Source: Credit&Source: Asus.com (http://www.asus.com/search/results.aspx?)

Gps3dx
09-20-2015, 10:53 PM
(Very) Usefull Threads, Guides & links !

** Driver Tweaking/issue fixes, recommended apps etc...**

ROG Series specific ( Mostly G751 )

HOW TO CONFIG FN COMBO (fn+key) INCLUDING "ShadowPlay", "Steam" (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?56496-G751-How-to-change-the-Steam-Shadowplay-buttons-and-Backlight-timeout-settings&p=538722&viewfull=1#post538722) (by @gps3dx (https://rog.asus.com/forum/member.php?219693-Gps3dx))
Win 10 x64: HOW TO GET THE USB PORTS & HUBS TO RUN @USB 3.0 SUPERSPEED,
WITH NO HANG-UPS DURING FILE TRANSFER!!! (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?53877-G751-Problem-with-USB3-0-ports-(left-side)-and-external-HD-anyone-else&p=539663&viewfull=1#post539663) (by @gps3dx (https://rog.asus.com/forum/member.php?219693-Gps3dx))
Win 8/8.1 x64: HOW TO GET THE USB PORTS & HUBS TO RUN @USB 3.0 SUPERSPEED,
WITH NO HANG-UPS DURING FILE TRANSFER!!! (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?53877-G751-Problem-with-USB3-0-ports-(left-side)-and-external-HD-anyone-else&p=516797&viewfull=1#post516797) (by @gps3dx (https://rog.asus.com/forum/member.php?219693-Gps3dx))
Intel Wifi Card 7260 - Lag / ping spikes (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?61182-Intel-s-Wireless-Adapter-7260-Troubleshooting-Ping-Issues) (by @NitroX (http://rog.asus.com/forum/member.php?156587-NitroX))
CPU Fan Controler app (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?58501-Making-of-quot-Official-NotebookFanControl-G751JY-Profile-quot) (by @NitroX (http://rog.asus.com/forum/member.php?156587-NitroX))
How to enable AUDIO LINE-IN support in G751 Serie (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?81190-Line-input-software-issue-on-G751JY&p=559251&viewfull=1#post559251) (by @gps3dx (https://rog.asus.com/forum/member.php?219693-Gps3dx))
Color Calibration for the G751 (Guide) (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?57748-G751JY-Color-Calibration-to-share&p=476412&viewfull=1#post476412)(Profiles) (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?57748-G751JY-Color-Calibration-to-share&p=476960&viewfull=1#post476960) (by @hmscott (https://rog.asus.com/forum/member.php?131395-hmscott) and @pokerface (https://rog.asus.com/forum/member.php?172650-pokerface))
How to fix/restore BRICKED BIOS of the G751 (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?61268-Unusual-BIOS-flashing-issue-G751JY-Bricked&p=563381&viewfull=1#post563381) (by @winyl (https://rog.asus.com/forum/member.php?272539-winyl))

Universal (right for ANY laptop)

Intel INF drivers EXPLAINED (http://www.win-raid.com/t895f42-Intel-Chipset-Device-quot-Drivers-quot-INF-files.html#msg15778) (by @ (http://www.win-raid.com/u1_Fernando.html)Fernando (http://www.win-raid.com/u1_Fernando.html) from win-raid.com (http://www.win-raid.com/u1_Fernando.html))
HOW TO CREATE A SYSTEM IMAGE USING MICROSOFT WINDOWS POWERSHELL (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?28758-GUIDE-G55-G75-Upgrade-Notes&p=400180&viewfull=1#post400180) (by @rewben (http://rog.asus.com/forum/member.php?48949-rewben))
SSD: FIXING 4K CLUSTER MISALIGNMENT (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?30564-SSD-HDD-Alignment-made-wonders-for-me!) (by @DanishKid or @Matrix Leader (http://rog.asus.com/forum/member.php?120435-Matrix-Leader))
Bypass key input in Windows 8 install, DVD (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?27923-GUIDE-Bypass-key-input-in-Windows-8-install) (by @BNaughty or @Quasimodem (http://rog.asus.com/forum/member.php?54942-Quasimodem))

G55/G75 Series specific - although original wrote for older ROG laptops, most info still apply even for the G751!

G55/G75 Upgrade Notes (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?28758-GUIDE-G55-G75-Upgrade-Notes&p=224827&viewfull=1#post224827) (by @rewben (http://rog.asus.com/forum/member.php?48949-rewben))
Fresh Install of Win8 Pro Over Win8 On G55 (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?37450-Fresh-Install-of-Win8-Pro-Over-Win8-On-G55) (by @Ratspootin (http://rog.asus.com/forum/member.php?141996-Ratspootin))
CLEAN WINDOWS 8 INSTALL ON GPT SSD DRIVE (G75VX) (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?31733-Clean-Windows-8-install-on-GPT-SSD-drive-(G75VX)) (by @gokica (http://rog.asus.com/forum/member.php?90288-gokica))
G75VX WINDOWS 7 CLEAN INSTALL (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?29983-Clean-Windows-7-on-Asus-G75VX-(Win8-pre-installed)) (by @bjurn (http://rog.asus.com/forum/member.php?120384-bjurn))
G75VX WINDOWS 8 CLEAN INSTALL (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?29809-G75VX-is-there-a-legal-way-to-backup-Windows-8&p=240258&viewfull=1#post240258) (by @cvmocanu (http://rog.asus.com/forum/member.php?117759-cvmocanu))
[GUIDE] RAID-0 Dual-Boot Windows and Linux (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?33168-GUIDE-RAID-0-Dual-Boot-WIndows-and-Linux) (by @BNaughty or @Quasimodem (http://rog.asus.com/forum/member.php?54942-Quasimodem))
Setup Planning Basics (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?28758-GUIDE-G55-G75-Upgrade-Notes&p=220259&viewfull=1#post220259) (by @rewben (http://rog.asus.com/forum/member.php?48949-rewben))
Fresh Operating System Installs (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?28758-GUIDE-G55-G75-Upgrade-Notes&p=224827&viewfull=1#post224827) (by @rewben (http://rog.asus.com/forum/member.php?48949-rewben))
G55/G75 BIOS (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?28758-GUIDE-G55-G75-Upgrade-Notes&p=228694&viewfull=1#post228694) (by @rewben (http://rog.asus.com/forum/member.php?48949-rewben))
HOW TO INSTALL STOCK WINDOWS USING DISM AND INSTALL.WIM (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?28758-GUIDE-G55-G75-Upgrade-Notes&p=341922&viewfull=1#post341922) (by @rewben (http://rog.asus.com/forum/member.php?48949-rewben))
G55 SSD RAID 0 NOTES (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?28758-GUIDE-G55-G75-Upgrade-Notes&p=422245&viewfull=1#post422245) (by @rewben (http://rog.asus.com/forum/member.php?48949-rewben))

Clintlgm
09-21-2015, 02:19 AM
Every thing looks pretty good, in Diskpart its not necessary format or create any partitions. The windows install will format and create all needed partitions. so after convert GPT, should be exit and continue the install.

Gps3dx
09-21-2015, 06:39 AM
Every thing looks pretty good, in Diskpart its not necessary format or create any partitions. The windows install will format and create all needed partitions. so after convert GPT, should be exit and continue the install.

You're right...
The thing is ( i might need to rewrite it above ) that when you let windows format for you, it creates the "windows RE tools" useless partition.
But i'll upate the post with the exit command, and emphasize the alternative you mentioned as an "easier"/quick way.

P.S the hole thread is WIP... so patience... :o

Clintlgm
09-22-2015, 03:29 PM
Gpx3dx, PM cl-albert he can make it a sticky. Good job and will save people a lot of time and aggravation. 8 and 10 are quite different to install than 7 and before. Also I'll link you too a thread similar back in 2012 when 8 was first coming out. There are a few section that you might want to update and add. http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?28758-GUIDE-G55-G75-Upgrade-Notes&p=224827&viewfull=1#post224827

A good guide and list of driver install right after install. Chipset, IRST, IME etc you can pretty much copy that from Rewben thread that I link for your

Installing Chipset drivers hardly any one knows how to actually get them installed using CMD with switch -overall?

I agree these guides need to be stickied. You can work with them up there. It appears the next Gen 700 and 752 will be in this forum too. Basing that on 552? so this thread won't go down to the lowly Older G Notebook forum for awhile, LOL.

NeoBeum
09-25-2015, 09:45 AM
Windows 10 and 8.1 will run without the recovery partitions, but the PC will be upset if you crash/bsod and there is no recovery/repair image to look at.
Also, the standard partitioning for Windows 10 during the install won't create a partition big enough if you do want to include a WinRE/PE.

If anyone has problems where Windows can't find a recovery or repair tool, try increasing the repair partition to 1GB, if windows originally set it to 350/450mb
and also make sure that the install copied WinPE to the partition and that your recovery wizard is pointing to that image.

Jaber
10-23-2015, 07:39 PM
i follow this guide and make clean install windows 10 to my G751jy every thing is good but i have problem to make diplay setting work with %125 size some text fuzzy in windows setting show 100% recommended but its small icons and text

any one know how to fix that ???

Gps3dx
10-23-2015, 08:37 PM
i follow this guide and make clean install windows 10 to my G751jy every thing is good but i have problem to make diplay setting work with %125 size some text fuzzy in windows setting show 100% recommended but its small icons and text
any one know how to fix that ???

Glad to hear my guide it helped you :-).

about text size issue:
I think it has something to do with missing NVIDIA drivers.
don't trust MS to do the work for you... goto official nvidia site, download& install the latest geforce driver.

Also, the smaller the resolution you use, the less you'll be able to enlarge the "size of text, apps, and other items" in the windows "Settings" under "System->Display".

Jaber
10-24-2015, 11:56 AM
Glad to hear my guide it helped you :-).

about text size issue:
I think it has something to do with missing NVIDIA drivers.
don't trust MS to do the work for you... goto official nvidia site, download& install the latest geforce driver.

Also, the smaller the resolution you use, the less you'll be able to enlarge the "size of text, apps, and other items" in the windows "Settings" under "System->Display".

in your g751 windows show you 100% as recommended or 125%

and what resolution you use

Gps3dx
10-24-2015, 01:17 PM
in your g751 windows show you 100% as recommended or 125%
and what resolution you use

full hd (i.e 1920x1080 ) and I use 150% windows text size. ( only 100% is "recommended" by the OS... but **** it, i'm its boss )

eiger007
10-29-2015, 02:25 PM
sorry to disturb Can I install windows UEFI mode in asus gl552jx
i check in msinfo32 bios mode legacy with windows 10 installed

Gps3dx
10-29-2015, 04:34 PM
Hello,

Please Check your laptop manual, under the bios section, for a "CSM" switch (enable|disable).
If it exist, you can switch between UEFI & MBR boot method, I.E CSM disable & enable accordingly.
I can advise you to spend 2 min reading THE STICKY THREAD "Guide: How to install windows 8/8.1/10 The proper way (UEFI based installation) (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?76993-Guide-How-to-install-windows-8-8-1-10-The-proper-way-(UEFI-based-installation))" - before making changes to the bios, as you cannot boot a windows that was installed using the OLD depracated BIOS method with the UEFI boot method ( CSM Disabled ).

@cl-Albert - really ? new thread for that ?
don't you think it will be appropriate to put the post in the sticky thread "Guide: How to install windows 8/8.1/10 The proper way (UEFI based installation) (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?76993-Guide-How-to-install-windows-8-8-1-10-The-proper-way-(UEFI-based-installation))" ?

Edit by cl-Albert: Thanks for the suggestion Gps3dx and it's been merged (feel free to delete this message later if you wish).

diogogmaio
11-09-2015, 03:18 PM
You're right...
The thing is ( i might need to rewrite it above ) that when you let windows format for you, it creates the "windows RE tools" useless partition.
But i'll upate the post with the exit command, and emphasize the alternative you mentioned as an "easier"/quick way.

P.S the hole thread is WIP... so patience... :o



COMPLETE ASUS SUPPORT DOWNLOADS ! (Part 1/2)
** The following list of drivers might be compatible various asus laptops **






*Complete* OFFICIAL ASUS
DOWNLOAD PAGE per Model




Windows 8.1
(x64)


Windows 10
(x64)


Windows 8.1
(x64)


Windows 10
(x64)




G551


G751




G551JX (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=g551jx&os=41)


G551JX (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=g551jx&os=45)


G751JY (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=g751jy&os=41)


G751JY (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=g751jy&os=45)




G551JW (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=g551jw&os=41)


G551JW (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=g551jw&os=45)


G751JT (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=g751jt&os=41)


G751JT (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=g751jt&os=45)




G551JK (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=g551jk&os=41)


G551JK (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=g551jk&os=45)


G751JL (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=g751jl&os=41)


G751JL (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=g751jl&os=45)




G551JM (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=g551jm&os=41)


G551JM (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=g551jm&os=45)


G751JM (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=g751jm&os=41)


G751JM (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=g751jm&os=45)




GL552


G752




GL552JX (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=gl552jx&os=41)


GL552JX (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=gl552jx&os=45)


G752VY (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=g752vy&os=41)


G752VY (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=g752vy&os=45)




GL552VW (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=gl552vw&os=41)


GL552VW (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=gl552vw&os=45)


G752VT (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=g752vt&os=41)


G752VT (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=g752vt&os=45)




------------------

G752VL (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=g752vl&os=41)


G752VL (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=g752vl&os=45)




G552


G771




G552VW (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=g552vw&os=41)


G552VW (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=g552vw&os=45)


G771JW (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=g771jw&os=41)


G771JW (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=g771jw&os=45)




------------------

G771JM (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=g771jm&os=41)


G771JM (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=g771jm&os=45)








*RECOMMENDED* DRIVERS
(3rd party, not ASUS)




Windows 8.1/10
(x64)




Intel Chipset INF




51842 (https://downloadcenter.intel.com/search?keyword=Intel%C2%AE+Chipset+Device+Software +%28INF+Update+Utility%29)




Graphics Card (NVIDIA)




51842 (http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us)




Graphics Card (INTEL)




51842 (https://downloadcenter.intel.com/search?keyword=intel+hd+graphics+windows+8.1+10)




Intel RST
(Rapid Storage Technology)




51842 (https://downloadcenter.intel.com/search?keyword=Intel%C2%AE+Rapid+Storage+Technolog y+%28Intel%C2%AE+RST%29)








Partial Credit&Source: multiple users @THIS THREAD

Is this updated?
The INF drivers seems old. can u check? the RECOMMENDED drivers not asus

Gps3dx
11-09-2015, 09:07 PM
Is this updated?
The INF drivers seems old. can u check? the RECOMMENDED drivers not asus
Thanks for the input.

Please enter that link and look under " Version (Status)" column, and look under the version of each row/product rather it is "(Latest)" or "(Previously Released)" -> which is self-explanatory.
Also, even though intel don't publish INF v10.0.0.27 under "Windows 10" -> in its README, Windows 10 stated as supported.
nonetheless, some places in the net, mention there are more updated drivers (http://www.win-raid.com/t895f42-Intel-Chipset-Device-quot-Drivers-quot-INF-files.html#msg15778), but if you try to search them up in intel's 'download center' you just can't find them.... -> intel: job well done ! :mad:

Please don't forget that this thread & guides are meant FOR ANY ROG LAPTOP ( potentially correct also for laptops which aren't ROG serie as well ) -> thus different one driver might be correct for the G751... but for some other laptop, maybe not -> that is why I put a 'general' links to those *recommended* drivers, which are search query from the HW manufacturers like intel, NVIDIA etc.. ( so you can pick the correct driver for your HW and OS version/type ).

Talking about drivers in general: I've learned through the years, that the latest, isn't always the stable or faster.
But since you've asked about intel's chipset specificly, I think it will be wise to quote "Fernando" from www.win-raid.com (http://www.win-raid.com/t895f42-Intel-Chipset-Device-quot-Drivers-quot-INF-files.html#msg15778)

@ all:Preliminary Notes regarding Intel's Chipset "Drivers"

The "Intel(R) Chipset Device Software" (formerly named "Intel(R) INF Update Utility") seems to be the most overestimated "driverpack" for Intel Chipset system:
Only a minority of the Intel Chipset users know, that the on-board Intel Chipset devices are working fine without any "Intel(R) Chipset Device Software". In various Forums you can read the advice to install the "latest Intel Chipset Drivers" as first and much important step after the installation of any Windows Operating System. Otherwise the users will never get a stable and performant system.

The reality is quite different:


Although the Device Manager shows the information files as "drivers", the "Intel(R) Chipset Device Software" doesn't contain any real driver (= .SYS file), but just textmode (= .INF) files, which

a) let the OS know, that for the related Intel Chipset Device a driver is neither needed nor available and
b) gives the user the information, that the related device is an Intel one.


None of the Windows Operating Systems needs the .INF files for a proper functionality and a good performance.


If you don't believe me, please read >this< (http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/inf/sb/CS-030865.htm?wapkw=intel+inf+update+utility) official statement from Intel regarding the importance and the function of the "Intel(R) Chipset Software Installation Utility".
These are the main statements done by Intel:

The Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility is not a driver and does not include drivers.
The Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility gives the product name for the piece of hardware. This information allows the operating system to display the correct name for that piece of hardware in Device Manager.


My conclusions:

The installation of any "Intel(R) Chipset Device Software" or their included INF files is only useful, if the Device Manager shows a yellow mark at an Intel (VEN_8086) device with a "missing driver".
Since the newest Windows Operating systems are able to detect and to name by their own all Intel chipset devices, which were on the market at the release of the OS, there is usually no need at all and no benefit for the users to install or update the Intel chipset device INF files (often named by mistake "Intel chipset drivers").
Only users with a brandnew Intel chipset (from 8-Series up for Windows 7, from 9-Series up for Windows 8/8.1) or a very old Windows OS should install the latest suitable "Intel(R) Chipset Device Software" to get rid from the "missing driver" message within the Device Manager.
Forcing the installation of a not required or already present Intel Chipset Device INF file (e.g. by using the -overall command) doesn't make any sense, but will blow up the user's registry and the Windows\inf folder with garbage (unused resp. unusable oemxx.inf files). Furthermore the forced installation of unusable drivers generally may overwrite actually in use other drivers and that can cause degraded performance or a lack of features.




I've updated the following links:


OLD
NEW





Intel RST
(Rapid Storage Technology)



51842 (https://downloadcenter.intel.com/search?keyword=Intel%C2%AE+Rapid+Storage+Technolog y+%28Intel%C2%AE+RST%29)





Intel RST
(Rapid Storage Technology)


51842 (https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/55005)

TriSarme
11-11-2015, 01:13 PM
Can you install it in UEFI mode with a dvd, or must it be usb made with Rufus? I have a retail Windows 8.1 iso, and I'v setup the BIOS according to instructions, but everytime I choose boot from UEFI dvd, it just returns to BIOS. If I select the regular boot from dvd ption, Windows installs fine. What's wrong? Is it really meant to be installed only with usb drive?

Clintlgm
11-11-2015, 10:19 PM
You need to convert your MBR disk to GPT for the UEIF Install
Boot UEFI and window load and the install starts put in your language, the hit Shift F10 or CTL F10 that will bring up a Command Prompt enter the following
:cd diskpart
Diskpart: List disk
select your SSD or which ever drive you want to install to
Select Disk 0
Disk O:Clean
Clean will run
Disk 0: convert GPT
convert will report conversion: exit
and continue installing to the disk you converted to GPT UEFI installation will happen. Windows will create all the needed partitions automatically

TriSarme
11-12-2015, 11:38 AM
You need to convert your MBR disk to GPT for the UEIF Install
Boot UEFI and window load and the install starts put in your language, the hit Shift F10 or CTL F10 that will bring up a Command Prompt enter the following
:cd diskpart
Diskpart: List disk
select your SSD or which ever drive you want to install to
Select Disk 0
Disk O:Clean
Clean will run
Disk 0: convert GPT
convert will report conversion: exit
and continue installing to the disk you converted to GPT UEFI installation will happen. Windows will create all the needed partitions automatically

Thank you! The problem was I accidentally created a 32bit iso, hen I realised that and made a 64bit one, it all went well.

Gps3dx
11-12-2015, 04:21 PM
Can you install it in UEFI mode with a dvd, or must it be usb made with Rufus? I have a retail Windows 8.1 iso, and I'v setup the BIOS according to instructions, but everytime I choose boot from UEFI dvd, it just returns to BIOS. If I select the regular boot from dvd ption, Windows installs fine. What's wrong? Is it really meant to be installed only with usb drive?

Just for the record - you can create bootable windows installation on cd/dvd/usb - as long it can contains all the files from the windows ISO image ( or any other image formats that you got your windows from ) - AND of course it must be created in the right way ( as the guide describe, the procedure required for UEFI installation is diffrent from MBR - > thus required special way to create the bootable media ).

The FASTER way to create it is using USB, as burning DVD takes longer time, usually + using USB cost less in the long-run ( multiple DVD vs single USB i mean )

TriSarme
11-13-2015, 06:16 AM
Just for the record - you can create bootable windows installation on cd/dvd/usb - as long it can contains all the files from the windows ISO image ( or any other image formats that you got your windows from ) - AND of course it must be created in the right way ( as the guide describe, the procedure required for UEFI installation is diffrent from MBR - > thus required special way to create the bootable media ).

The FASTER way to create it is using USB, as burning DVD takes longer time, usually + using USB cost less in the long-run ( multiple DVD vs single USB i mean )

Thanx, I'll keep that in mind, this was just a test run till I get the M.2 ssd.

johnbonachon
11-14-2015, 02:24 AM
Just for the record - you can create bootable windows installation on cd/dvd/usb - as long it can contains all the files from the windows ISO image ( or any other image formats that you got your windows from ) - AND of course it must be created in the right way ( as the guide describe, the procedure required for UEFI installation is diffrent from MBR - > thus required special way to create the bootable media ).

The FASTER way to create it is using USB, as burning DVD takes longer time, usually + using USB cost less in the long-run ( multiple DVD vs single USB i mean )

Rufus (a free program for create bootable USB) allows to create a installation in a GPT or MBR installation.
If the partitions are in GPT then:
a) in the bios, you must boot with the UEFI USB disk.
b) create the boot disk using Type of partition GPT.
Otherwise
a) in the bios, you must boot using the USB disk (not UEFI) and you should disable the safe boot.
b) create the boot disk using the Type of Partition MBR

creating a pendrive using rufus takes about 15 minutes and its the quickest to do such task.

Gps3dx
11-15-2015, 10:49 PM
Rufus (a free program for create bootable USB) allows to create a installation in a GPT or MBR installation.
If the partitions are in GPT then:
a) in the bios, you must boot with the UEFI USB disk.
b) create the boot disk using Type of partition GPT.
Otherwise
a) in the bios, you must boot using the USB disk (not UEFI) and you should disable the safe boot.
b) create the boot disk using the Type of Partition MBR

creating a pendrive using rufus takes about 15 minutes and its the quickest to do such task.

Thanks for the input, but I don't see the reason for replying partially info here, which can cause only confusion.

It is important for me to reply here, because you left out the obligation to format the USB as FAT32 -> thus, because there are many "important" small things that ppl need to care about -> I published this thread & links to other 3rd party site's guides, that write from a-to-z how to perform it.

There being said, if you see something in my guides above which is wrong, or think I should emphasis something more, please reply.

norti
11-21-2015, 10:49 AM
It seems that ASUS has decided to remove the old browser for drivers from the support pages linked in post #6 (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?76993-Guide-How-to-install-windows-8-8-1-10-The-proper-way-(UEFI-based-installation)&p=538715&viewfull=1#post538715).

This is sad, because the individual support pages for the notebooks are heavily outdated and we cannot find the latest drivers now for graphics, sound, BT, WLAN, etc.

Does anyone know if there will be a new solution for this?

Gps3dx
11-24-2015, 04:23 PM
It seems that ASUS has decided to remove the old browser for drivers from the support pages linked in post #6 (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?76993-Guide-How-to-install-windows-8-8-1-10-The-proper-way-(UEFI-based-installation)&p=538715&viewfull=1#post538715).
This is sad, because the individual support pages for the notebooks are heavily outdated and we cannot find the latest drivers now for graphics, sound, BT, WLAN, etc.
Does anyone know if there will be a new solution for this?

Thanks for that update.
In the mean time I've update the COMPLETE ASUS SUPPORT DOWNLOADS ! (Part 1/2) (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?76993-Guide-How-to-install-windows-8-8-1-10-The-proper-way-(UEFI-based-installation)&p=538713&viewfull=1#post538713) with asus site new links, after nov 2015 changes.
I haven't update part (2/2), as it includes much more links -> which requires more time, which I don't have in abundance ( i'm a masters's degree student ) -> thus part (2/2) is WIP.

ZIXEL
11-29-2015, 01:06 PM
This is my problem :

1 i have my HDD totally "clean"(no recovery , no efi partition , no msr , no re tools) , without any partition or OS linux/windows

2 i need "BOOT UEFI MODE" MY CD/USB to install a clean win 8.1 in UEFI MODE (NOT CSM MODE)

3 i cannot get boot the CD/USB boot in "UEFI MODE" (i can boot with CSM BOOT and intall but i dont want install Windows in CSM MODE )

so i tryed all things of this basic repetitive tutorial and no works nothing ,

my computer is a g551jw ,

Gps3dx
11-29-2015, 06:44 PM
This is my problem :

1 i have my HDD totally "clean"(no recovery , no efi partition , no msr , no re tools) , without any partition or OS linux/windows

2 i need "BOOT UEFI MODE" MY CD/USB to install a clean win 8.1 in UEFI MODE (NOT CSM MODE)

3 i cannot get boot the CD/USB boot in "UEFI MODE" (i can boot with CSM BOOT and intall but i dont want install Windows in CSM MODE )

so i tryed all things of this basic repetitive tutorial and no works nothing ,

my computer is a g551jw ,

if you have follows my guide 100%, I.E you boot correctly the USB, and created it in the right manner ( I.E GPT + FAT32 formatted USB ) - then the only thing that might be missing is the correct boot files:

If the '\EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI' file is missing, you can copy the file to the USB drive by using...:The file bootmgfw.efi can also be extracted from a Windows 7 (or higher) x64 Install DVD. It is located in the 2.7 GByte+ large archive Install.wim in the subdirectory \sources (which should now be on your USB drive or can be obtained from the original ISO file). The archive can be extracted using an archiving program such as 7Zip. This file is usually located in the subdirectory "1" of the archive at 1\Windows\Boot\EFI\. Copy the file to the USB drive's \EFI\BOOT\ folder and rename the file to \EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI
Read more: http://www.easy2boot.com/add-payload-files/win7-uefi/ (http://www.easy2boot.com/add-payload-files/win7-uefi/?utm_source=copy&utm_medium=paste&utm_campaign=copypaste&utm_content=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.easy2boot.com%2Fadd-payload-files%2Fwin7-uefi%2F)

ignore the original aim of that source ( creation of multiboot USB instead of just windows installation disk ) as THIS USB BOOT METHOD APPLIES TO ANY UEFI based OS -> THUS, GO AND PERFORM THAT CHECK and if you're missing that file - create it on the USB !

ZIXEL
11-30-2015, 12:17 AM
if you have follows my guide 100%, I.E you boot correctly the USB, and created it in the right manner ( I.E GPT + FAT32 formatted USB ) - then the only thing that might be missing is the correct boot files:


ignore the original aim of that source ( creation of multiboot USB instead of just windows installation disk ) as THIS USB BOOT METHOD APPLIES TO ANY UEFI based OS -> THUS, GO AND PERFORM THAT CHECK and if you're missing that file - create it on the USB !

i did it all , and still no works , cannot BOOT IN UEFI MODE absolutly any USB or DVD drive ,

-in EFI partion i did all this 5 days ago , extracted from \Sources\install.wim the bootmgfw.efi and copy rename to \EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI
no works , i also accessed to a win 8.1 (from other computer) and got \Windows\Boot\EFI\bootmgfw.efi and copy to \EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI renamed..... ,

im not sure but i think just "I NEED THE DEFAULT FILES IN EFI PARTITION TO BOOT" , I Dont know if someone guy can upload those files of his g551jw.

Gps3dx
11-30-2015, 12:49 AM
i did it all , and still no works , cannot BOOT IN UEFI MODE absolutly any USB or DVD drive ,

-in EFI partion i did all this 5 days ago , extracted from \Sources\install.wim the bootmgfw.efi and copy rename to \EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI
no works , i also accessed to a win 8.1 (from other computer) and got \Windows\Boot\EFI\bootmgfw.efi and copy to \EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI renamed..... ,

im not sure but i think just "I NEED THE DEFAULT FILES IN EFI PARTITION TO BOOT" , I Dont know if someone guy can upload those files of his g551jw.

All of the files you need in-order to have a bootable windows installtion disk, are found in the ISO files of the windows installation disk.
From where did you got that copy of windows installation IMAGE ( I.E the ISO file ) ????
Please download the ISO from "trusted" source (MSDN / MS servers / mydigitallife forum (http://forums.mydigitallife.info/forums/42-Windows-8) )
Then, Perform MD5 / SHA1 check (http://onlinemd5.com/) BEFORE copying its contents to the USB).

Here is a torrent MAGNETLINK for "Windows 8.1 with Update (multiple editions) (x64) - DVD - MultiLang": (magnet:?xt=urn:btih:C7A3DD8580157A187E8F575EABE16 BB5B6D72EBA&tr=udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80&tr=udp://tracker.publicbt.com:80&tr=udp://tracker.istole.it:6969&tr=udp://open.demonii.com:1337&tr=udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce)
(Source (http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/53564-murphy78-s-Windows-8-1-Server-2012r2-with-Update-MSDN-iso-files))
NOTE: This torrent contains the EN ISO... BUT:
if you need any other language get that language exe as well - I guess together with the EN ISO it will recreate the ISO to be in your desired language.
Then, Perform MD5 / SHA1 check (http://onlinemd5.com/) BEFORE copying its contents to the USB)


File Name: en_windows_8.1_with_update_x64_dvd_4065090.iso
Languages: English
SHA1: 4652DC6EBFEBE02C6A63E167C36E3FAEDFB93999

File Name: es_windows_8.1_with_update_x64_dvd_4048389.iso
Languages: Spanish
SHA1: C0EC9D2B9B6D04013016CDFFF51661FC9C530C96

File Name: fr_windows_8.1_with_update_x64_dvd_4048183.iso
Languages: French
SHA1: 95CC3E79A59D57BEBE3D06E1065DCAAC9112B4F7

if you need any other SHA1 please reply.

ZIXEL
12-01-2015, 10:26 PM
Hey Guys i have good news ,


First thanks a lot for all


i take my computer for service computer , and they told me to start the boot , drivers should have the mothreboard and HDD ,
they booting in UEFI mode and completly install , my computer its all ok now




I

Choyin
12-07-2015, 03:08 AM
Newbie...
Ive a GL552VW; could i install all the windows 8.1 drivers? Ive seen that some driver wont work at 8.1 (exactly: *Complete* OFFICIAL ASUS DOWNLOAD PAGE per Model).
Which is the driver for trackpack?

Is somewhere a manual to intall windows 8.1....ive at the moment freedos, and i have problems installing 8.1, always rebooting.....

Thanks so much!

Gps3dx
12-08-2015, 03:30 PM
@Choyin (https://rog.asus.com/forum/member.php?276138-Choyin) hello


You should invest a small time reading at least my 1st and 2nd post in the thread - it should give you idea how to install windows 7/8.1/10.
few post ago (#33) i've posted a credible source for win8.1 ISO ( the windows 8.1 installation disk image ).
about drivers - it depends what's bugging you -
if it is the touchpad ( aka trackpack in your words ) or any other driver - you should enter the exact model support download page in OFFICIAL ASUS SUPPORT SITE.
You can get a direct link through my post COMPLETE ASUS SUPPORT DOWNLOADS ! (Part 1/2) (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?76993-Guide-How-to-install-windows-8-8-1-10-The-proper-way-(UEFI-based-installation)&p=538713&viewfull=1#post538713).
Note the post beneath it, i.e Part 2/2 - isn't updated - so links are out-dated ( cuz of asus implemented changed to the support site ) - i'm working on that.
Also, HIGHLY ADVISABLE to download the drivers found in (part 1/1): *RECOMMENDED* DRIVERS (3rd party, not ASUS).
As these drivers are typically NOT BEING UPDATED BY ASUS, thus you must return the source - these 3rd party companies like intel, nvidia etc - cuz it is actually them, who update and release these drivers to laptop manufacturers.
more about drivers - note that Asus's drivers aren't perfect in any way - true holds to any other source of drivers.
E.I: Some are better cause they allows a Better FPS - but may be aren't stable. the way around also true.
Driver installation is more of a "feeling" then exact science - as it should be - cause a driver is never a "final" version - manufacturer always found new bugs and new tech & optimization to implement.

Therefore, you can get aid from our forum, such as threads/guides I got in my signature ( usb 3.0 superspeed | FN remapping etc.... ).

Note that searching is you best m8 ( through rog.asus.com internal search engine or google etc... ), as veterans around this forum appreciate others ( I.E noobs ) reading their stuff, and also appreciate if they try it themself - BEFORE replying.
( don't take it personal here - I try to answer Questions in the most general way, that can serve the general community around here )

My hope is that by writing guides, other can "upgrade" their PC maintenance knowledge.
Same is true when ppl try other's advises/guides and report back if it succeed/failed etc...

good luck.

bugme-not
12-15-2015, 11:41 PM
thanks for this!

jbayko
12-17-2015, 08:28 AM
GUIDE: HOW TO (EASILY!) UPGRADE FROM WIN7 SP1/8.1 WITHOUT GOING THROUGH THE UPGRADE PROCESS ITSELF !
*** my own remarks/notes in green color ***

Preconditions:

You have win7 SP1/8.1 activated successfully.
This actually doesn't apply to VL Volume_licenses no KMS (loader yes, pre-installations yes, OEM_DM for w8.1 yes, OEM system builder yes, retail yes), since they are officially not upgradeable.
Download your original w10 ISO which is suitable for the upgrade path. I.E. W7(SP1) Ultimate upgrades to w10 pro.



I am very intrigued by this "How To". I just received a new G751 with an HDD in the right bay with Windows 10 installed. I am installing a Samsung SM951 M.2 SSD in the open left bay, on which I will need to perform a fresh install of Windows 10. Since the Win 10 installation I received is OEM, I don't have a valid Product Key.

Will this approach work going from Win 10 to Win 10 rather than Win 7/8.1 to Win 10?

If not, what do I need to do?

Gps3dx
12-17-2015, 09:18 AM
Hi m8,
If you already got windows 10 installed from asus - connect to the internet and press on "computer" right click-> properties-> a window opens, look down to see if your computer is "genuine".
if so - MS servers knows your laptop product key - it is embedded in the motherboard and also registered in their servers
You can freely format and reinstall windows 10 -> once installed, connect to the internet and your windows should contact automatically MS servers to get the product key back ( you can even activate windows with general public OEM key and it will get genuine - as it knows from MS servers that your computer really is a genuine PC )

so the guide I wrote about uprading from win 7/8 does not apply to you.

jbayko
12-17-2015, 09:25 AM
Hi m8,
If you already got windows 10 installed from asus - connect to the internet and press on "computer" right click-> properties-> a window opens, look down to see if your computer is "genuine".
if so - MS servers knows your laptop product key - it is embedded in the motherboard and also registered in their servers
You can freely format and reinstall windows 10 -> once installed, connect to the internet and your windows should contact automatically MS servers to get the product key back ( you can even activate windows with general public OEM key and it will get genuine - as it knows from MS servers that your computer really is a genuine PC )

so the guide I wrote about uprading from win 7/8 does not apply to you.

I checked my computer properties, and I don't see the mention of "genuine" anywhere. It says Windows is activated, but no "genuine". See attached screen shot.

Clintlgm
12-17-2015, 02:59 PM
Yes if your 10 is activated MS Activation Server has your MB activated, changing hard drives won't matter once your activated you can clean install no problem.
Insure you follow directions for installing UEFI for best performance.

Gps3dx
12-17-2015, 04:15 PM
I checked my computer properties, and I don't see the mention of "genuine" anywhere. It says Windows is activated, but no "genuine". See attached screen shot.
sorry... my "mistake" cuz was short in time during writing...
genuine = activated legally => it appears just as in the screenshot you posted.
ppl shouldn't take me that literally every time :-)

anywho... I must advise you to wipe the screenshot from here, or at least censor your private info such as "product id" and computer name.

P.S I forgot to mention that i'm also on the G751JT and transferred my retired windows 8.1 from HDD to SSD, then few months later I "upgrade" to a cleaned installed windows 10 using the guide I wrote in this thread - so win 10 OEM license can be used on same laptop ( same motherboard) with different storage device.

Also, here is a bit more details to calm you about windows 10 reinstallation: look here ( one Q before the end ) (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/upgrade-to-windows-10-faq) and also HERE under (http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/wiki/insider_wintp-insider_install/frequently-asked-questions-windows-10/5c0b9368-a9e8-4238-b1e4-45f4b7ed2fb9)"Suppose I need to reinstall Windows 10"
Also, when one reinstall windows 10 and connected to the internet, the auto-activation might take a while....
also, here some useful article (http://www.howtogeek.com/226510/how-to-use-your-free-windows-10-license-after-changing-your-pc%E2%80%99s-hardware/)and here is another (http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ultimate-windows-10-activation-license-faq/), and another from VERY knowledgeable "windows" forum. (http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/64667-Windows-10-Covering-all-ACTIVATION-Processes-and-Checking-B-U-ADDED)

jbayko
12-17-2015, 06:51 PM
@Clintlgm and @Gps3dx - Thank you both for your confirmation. I assumed that "activated" was probably what you meant, but I wanted to be sure. MS support also confirmed for me last night after my post, and they said they'd help if it didn't automatically activate for some reason. However, your messages definitely put my mind at ease, especially knowing that you've done it with the same ASUS model. This new activation approach for Windows is pretty cool.

I'm following the UEFI installation instructions at the beginning of this thread. So far, so good!

jbayko
12-17-2015, 08:24 PM
Okay, I ran into my first problem. I'm going to keep trying things out, but I could probably use some help.

I created a Windows 10 bootable USB drive using the "official" way (https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/5162/windows-10-tip-create-windows-10-setup-media-the-right-way) linked to in the original post - downloaded the ISO file and used Rufus to create the USB drive, making sure it was set to "GPT partition scheme for EUFI" and "FAT32 (Default)". It seemed to work, as you can see in the following screen shot:
54147

I then did the diskpart stuff and created an ei.cfg file with the following text:

[EditionID]
Home
[Channel]
OEM
[VL]
0

However, when I tried to install Win 10 from the USB drive, I got the following product key error:
54148
Just for kicks, I tried adding a PID.txt file to the /sources folder, with the product key extracted from my current OEM Win 10 installation (even though I've read that those keys are generic). That didn't work. Then I thought that maybe it was because I wasn't using the correct value for the "Home" edition of Windows 10, so I edited the ei.cfg file to leave that blank:

[EditionID]

[Channel]
OEM
[VL]
0

That seemed to work, as I then simply chose the Windows 10 Home Edition from the drop down prompt and got to the part where it asks which drive/partition I want to install in. Here is where I'm currently stuck. I got the UEFI error message that the original post warned about:
54149
I'm confused. The boot selection menu appears to show that I've created a UEFI formatted USB bootable drive, but I'm still getting this error. Any idea why?

jbayko
12-17-2015, 08:46 PM
Okay, I re-checked the diskpart stuff and realized that I missed a whole block of commands...doh!! You probably could tell from the last screenshot above. Anyways, I did the diskpart commands again, and I'm getting a new error:
54150

Yes, I know "WINDOWS" is in all caps in the screen shot above. I've corrected it with proper case ("Windows") but still receive the same error message.

I've re-done the disk partitioning a few times now with no change in the error. I'm not sure what else to try. A Google search indicated that some people got this error due to issues with too many USB drives plugged in or USB 2.0 vs 3.0. I only have the one flash drive plugged in, but the drive is USB 2.0. I'm going to try recreating the bootable drive on a USB 3.0 to see if that works.

SUGGESTIONS WELCOME!

Gps3dx
12-17-2015, 09:44 PM
Okay, I re-checked the diskpart stuff and realized that I missed a whole block of commands...doh!! You probably could tell from the last screenshot above. Anyways, I did the diskpart commands again, and I'm getting a new error:
I'm going to re-check my work and try again.
Glad to hear you don't give up easily... many do give up, and they end up knowing nothing.
anywho...

about installation asking for product key...I've checked my ISOs... they do NOT contain any ei.cfg.
It's not clear to me till the end... but apparently win10 Images does NOT "work" with ei.cfg files anymore.
nevertheless, if ei.cfg is missing from the "sources" folder, and the image contains more the one "edition" of win10 ( home/pro/enterprise | x32/x64 ) it should ask you by showing you a GUI screen with the option to choose which one you want to install.
neverthless, the safest way to go is to download the appropriate edition for you.
In your "private case" it is HOME x64, in your language - as this is the case of activating from internal laptop's product key - i.e using the genuine product key that was shipped from asus.
In the same context, PID file isn't necessary, but note that you can use generic product code for the installation, then after installation, connect to the internet and the internal product key should "kick-in". ( there might be a necessity to wipe the generic key from the system using some commands.... that's why I DO NOT recommend using the PID file / manually input generic product key )
* Please note that HOME edition also named CORE edition.
* I do NOT know if installing SINGLE-LANGUAGE edition ( even english ) will be compatible with the internal product key - never tried it myself.
I only used ( multiple times on multiple laptops ) (https://techjourney.net/windows-10-rtm-pro-enterprise-core-home-x86-x64-iso-for-oem-leaked-for-download/)"64-bit (x64) Windows 10 Home & Windows 10 Pro en-US OEM ISO"
that image doesn't contains the ei.cfg so you get an edition-selection screen.
* i'm 99% sure that if you install "retail" channel it does NOT matter to the activation process using OEM product key - what's important is the EDITION of windows installed, and of course that it isn't VL activated.

about your drive layout.... ouch.... why do you have 2 "SYSTEM" partitions ? the second one is not necessary !
1st partition -> SYSTEM, formated as fat32 for the boot files.
2nd partition -> MSR, it is a special filesystem.
3rd partition -> your actual "c" drive - the windows main partition. ( NTFS usually )
4rd and more ( if at all ) -> "files/"data" drive formatted as you wish ( NTFS usually )

about "We couldn’t create a new partition or locate an existing one" error...
* Make sure you've understod how GPT disk layout of a drive should look like for UEFI installation of windows.
* check you WINDOWS partition alignment offset (http://forums.crucial.com/t5/Crucial-SSDs/can-you-tell-me-please-if-my-ssd-is-aligned-before-i-install-xp/td-p/63031) ( also this method ) (https://www.acronis.com/en-eu/support/documentation/ATIH2013/index.html#21807.html) ( and this good article (http://www.overclock.net/t/1226963/how-to-properly-re-align-your-ssd-hdd-partitions))
Any alignment value divisible by 4096 is good.
mis-alignment has implication on SSD performance -> see here a thread about it (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?30564-SSD-HDD-Alignment-made-wonders-for-me!).
Read a bit more about alignment here (http://lifehacker.com/5837769/make-sure-your-partitions-are-correctly-aligned-for-optimal-solid-state-drive-performance)
also, Don't confuse "alignment offset" with "file allocation unit (cluster) size" (https://ejrh.wordpress.com/2012/10/26/cluster-size-experiment/).
Read here more about the difference. (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd758814(v=sql.100).aspx)
* Try to use insert the usb into different USB slot ( other side of computer ).
* another idea: try to disable "secure boot" in the BIOS.

jbayko
12-17-2015, 10:00 PM
about your drive layout.... ouch.... why do you have 2 "SYSTEM" partitions ? the second one is not necessary !


I'm installing on Drive 0 (my newly installed M.2 SSD), and there is only 1 "SYSTEM" partition on that drive. The second "SYSTEM" partition is on Drive 1 (pre-installed HDD), which I am going to reformat for a slave. I haven't reformatted it yet because I want to be able to boot to that drive while I'm troubleshooting the fresh installation on the SSD. Is that screwing it up? Do I need to take it out until the installation is complete? Does the partitioning on Drive 0 look okay? Any ideas on that last error?

Gps3dx
12-17-2015, 10:31 PM
I'm installing on Drive 0 (my newly installed M.2 SSD), and there is only 1 "SYSTEM" partition on that drive. The second "SYSTEM" partition is on Drive 1 (pre-installed HDD), which I am going to reformat for a slave. I haven't reformatted it yet because I want to be able to boot to that drive while I'm troubleshooting the fresh installation on the SSD. Is that screwing it up? Do I need to take it out until the installation is complete? Does the partitioning on Drive 0 look okay? Any ideas on that last error?

about the error - please read my comments before your last post.

i'm not sure that 2 "system" partitions on the same drive is a good idea....this is the partition where all the boot files OF THE ENTIRE LAPTOP should sit - even if you got another windows, even if it on DIFFERENT drive !
what you should do, is using the main system partition, and edit the BCD of windows so it can "chainload" (linux term ) another boot files from another partition.... bah... that way its getting messy... and believe me you don't want to go there...

The solution for "because I want to be able to boot to that drive while I'm troubleshooting the fresh installation on the SSD" - is to use bootable mini windows/linux... there are many legit( E.I WindowsPE/Ubuntu LiveDisk)/non-legit (E.I h-i-r-e-n boot disk / m-i-n-i w-i-n-d-o-w-s etc...) solution out there...
if you really want to complicate things, AKA "being really techie" - there are many solution for multiboot USB disks like Easy2Boot (http://www.easy2boot.com/) - BUT note that it is VERY ADVANCED solution, and require a good understanding of multiboot OSs and linux bootloaders syntax ( grub/grub2/isolinux/grub4dos ) etc... I've spent MANY HOLE DAYS even weeks reading and trying these things... and I still don't get it all, never will in my opinion.

Nontheless, making a LIVEUSB of Ubuntu or any other debian based linux is pretty easy - LOOK HERE (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows).
Ubuntu is the most known and distributed linux for home PC users... you don't need to know any "linux" commands - everything is UI based, from making the USB installation disk, to installation and regular usage.
LiveUSB ( LiveDisk) Ubuntu can gives you a OS to connect to the internet ( it includes many many drivers ), internet browser, files browser, disk partition editor ( GParted ) etc..etc.. all the basic that you might need in this "time of Emergency"....
LOOK HERE FOR AN ONLINE LOOK ON UBUNTU (http://tour.ubuntu.com/en/#browse-files)

Gps3dx
12-18-2015, 12:01 AM
The "How to Guide" ?
3rd Part: How to install windows 8/8.1/10 ?
*** for an already formatted GPT drive (I.E you've made 1st part of the guide above) ***

I've updated this section from step 3 and on.

jbayko
12-18-2015, 12:25 AM
about the error - please read my comments before your last post.

i'm not sure that 2 "system" partitions on the same drive is a good idea....

I removed the secondary (original) HDD, and the Win 10 UEFI install on the new M.2 went fine! Silly me. I assumed that the laptop wouldn't care about the 2 Windows installations because I was telling it which drive to boot from.

I'm back on track now. Thank you for your patience with me as I figure this out. I'm pretty technically inclined, which is why I am not afraid to try new stuff out, but this is the first time I've done something like this.

Thanks for your help so far. I'm going to be using a couple more of your "How To" guides...hopefully I won't need to bother you too much :)

PS: I ended up not using the ie.cfg file and it automatically determined my edition / channel and activated Windows. I'm 99.9% sure that the original "product key" error I got was because I was using the wrong edition value in the .cfg.

StanDiego
12-18-2015, 03:49 AM
It just seems like we're trying to make things unnecessarily difficult for the sake of the challenge. I used the MS Media Creation Tool to create the USB boot image and it worked fine. I slicked the 950 Pro and just initialized it to GPT and then let Windows 10 setup create the default partitions. So, maybe some of the partitions are a little bit bigger than they need to be but not enough to worry about.

If you like the challenge, that's cool. If you prefer RUFUS, that's cool. If you like to control every little nuance, that totally cool too. But, geez, if the Media Creation Tool doesn't give you a good bootable W10 image and the Windows 10 default partition layout in setup doesn't work, you've probably got another problem. I've done my share of battling the install on the 950 Pro on my G752VT, part;y because I tried to do things the hard way but, ultimately, the K.I.S.S. principle worked for me. As for the Magician and the NVME driver, that's another story. I'm impatiently waiting for a BIOS update to hopefully resolve that issue.




I removed the secondary (original) HDD, and the Win 10 UEFI install on the new M.2 went fine! Silly me. I assumed that the laptop wouldn't care about the 2 Windows installations because I was telling it which drive to boot from.

I'm back on track now. Thank you for your patience with me as I figure this out. I'm pretty technically inclined, which is why I am not afraid to try new stuff out, but this is the first time I've done something like this.

Thanks for your help so far. I'm going to be using a couple more of your "How To" guides...hopefully I won't need to bother you too much :)

PS: I ended up not using the ie.cfg file and it automatically determined my edition / channel and activated Windows. I'm 99.9% sure that the original "product key" error I got was because I was using the wrong edition value in the .cfg.

jbayko
12-19-2015, 04:39 AM
It just seems like we're trying to make things unnecessarily difficult for the sake of the challenge. I used the MS Media Creation Tool to create the USB boot image and it worked fine. I slicked the 950 Pro and just initialized it to GPT and then let Windows 10 setup create the default partitions. So, maybe some of the partitions are a little bit bigger than they need to be but not enough to worry about.

If you like the challenge, that's cool. If you prefer RUFUS, that's cool. If you like to control every little nuance, that totally cool too. But, geez, if the Media Creation Tool doesn't give you a good bootable W10 image and the Windows 10 default partition layout in setup doesn't work, you've probably got another problem. I've done my share of battling the install on the 950 Pro on my G752VT, part;y because I tried to do things the hard way but, ultimately, the K.I.S.S. principle worked for me. As for the Magician and the NVME driver, that's another story. I'm impatiently waiting for a BIOS update to hopefully resolve that issue.

I realize this. I read the instructions and saw that there was a simple Windows Media Creator option. I actually used the tool from the start and only used Rufus because I wanted to archive the ISO file, which the Windows tool doesn't allow you to do at the same time as creating a USB. So the only options are to use Rufus or run the Windows Media Creator (which takes a long time) tool twice.

At the end of the day, the problem was the fact that I had a second hard drive plugged into the laptop. This has nothing to do with how simple or complex process one chooses to use - it's going to prevent the installation no matter what.

I'm jealous you got to install the Samsung 950 Pro. Unfortunately, my ASUS model has compatibility issues.

Gps3dx
12-19-2015, 12:38 PM
because I wanted to archive the ISO file, which the Windows tool doesn't allow you to do
Look here... (http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-media-creation-tool-create-installation-media-upgrade) The win10 media creator allows to create an ISO file so you can save it where-ever you want... then later you can use apps like Rufus to make Bootable USB from it.

jbayko
12-19-2015, 05:41 PM
Look here... (http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-media-creation-tool-create-installation-media-upgrade) The win10 media creator allows to create an ISO file so you can save it where-ever you want... then later you can use apps like Rufus to make Bootable USB from it.

Yes, this is exactly what I did. I think you misunderstood my post:


I actually used the tool from the start and only used Rufus because I wanted to archive the ISO file, which the Windows tool doesn't allow you to do at the same time as creating a USB. So the only options are to use Rufus or run the Windows Media Creator (which takes a long time) tool twice.

I used Windows Media Creator to create the ISO file. But Windows Media Creator will not ALSO use that ISO file to create a bootable USB drive. Thus, I used Windows Media Creator + Rufus combination to do the trick, as I didn't want to run Windows Media Creator twice (once to create the ISO + once to create the ISO and bootable USB drive.

Saipher
12-22-2015, 08:20 AM
This is a bit offtopic, but please bear with me. I would like to dual boot Win7Pro and Win10Pro (In UEFI mode of course). I am preparing for a clean install. Win10Pro license is sorted - this was originally 8.1, which I upgraded to Win10 and then to Pro. I still need to get the Win7Pro license, but that's another matter. What would be the order you guys would suggest? First install Win7 and then Win10 or the other way around (is it really possible)?

Thanks!

Gps3dx
12-22-2015, 12:56 PM
This is a bit offtopic, but please bear with me. I would like to dual boot Win7Pro and Win10Pro (In UEFI mode of course). I am preparing for a clean install. Win10Pro license is sorted - this was originally 8.1, which I upgraded to Win10 and then to Pro. I still need to get the Win7Pro license, but that's another matter. What would be the order you guys would suggest? First install Win7 and then Win10 or the other way around (is it really possible)?
Thanks!

Not "off topic" at all my friend... this is the right thread for that :o


for windows 7 UEFI installation - you might want to check you installation disk's files... cuz back then, the .efi boot file wasn't that popular - and the .efi is a MUST HAVE inorder to install the OS as uefi compatible.
look here under step 4 (http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/321097-how-install-windows-7-uefi-mode-usb.html)
now... for the "order of installation" Q - it depends on how you wish to "see" the bootloader...
Win10 by default shows the new "GUI" with button that are selectabe with mouse... the downside is that if you booted once win10->reboot->get into that GUIbootloader->and select win7... the PC will REBOOT AGAIN !
so inorder to bypass that 2nd unwanted reboot - either you "downgrade" the win10 GUI bootloader to be text based UI using some CMD command ( see here ) (http://winaero.com/blog/enable-the-legacy-windows-7-like-boot-menu-in-windows-10/) or you use win7 bootloader which is text based only.
How to force win7 bootloader instead of win10 ?
The 2nd OS you install, will replace the already installed 1st OS bootloader.
nonetheless, you can always presume you don't care about windows installation order, and after both OS are installed, enter windows installation environment ( I.E windowsRE = just boot the installation USB/Disk ) then open CMD (see HERE (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/927392) & HERE (http://www.thewindowsclub.com/repair-master-boot-record-mbr-windows) how to) and use bootrec utility with the "RebuildBcd" and "fixboot" switches as shown in these link sources.
there are many wonderful guides over the web about windows dual/triple/etc booting...Like this one (http://www.howtogeek.com/197647/how-to-dual-boot-windows-10-with-windows-7-or-8/)
To rise you moral into learning about multiboot - let me show you that through the use of linux based bootloader like BURG ( not GRUB ),
You can have a magnificent shinny graphical GUI like I had on my good old Asus G51JX ( BURG work on every PC ) during times I had time:
(Full explanation with source & resources found HERE (http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/255308-guide-burg-bootloder-triple-boot/#) - if you want the files, just let me know, i'm the OP poster )
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NitroX
12-26-2015, 12:00 PM
Thanks a lot for the guide @Gps3dx ! I just got my Samsung 850Evo and I successfully installed my Win10 in UEFI mode. Damn, this machine is working so flawless now with the SSD (keep in mind that I've never used SSD for my notebooks :)) ).

Also thanks a lot for the info on the Intel Chipset "Driver" that apparently doesn't have a lot to do with any drivers. Now I'm gonna try the Key Remapping to see how that works.

PS: You should also add the "Color Calibration for the G751 using splendid profile" (just the profile, not the software). You have the link to the small guide over here: https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?57748-G751JY-Color-Calibration-to-share&p=476412&viewfull=1#post476412

Cheers and happy holidays !

Gps3dx
12-26-2015, 02:04 PM
Thanks a lot for the guide @Gps3dx ! I just got my Samsung 850Evo and I successfully installed my Win10 in UEFI mode. Damn, this machine is working so flawless now with the SSD (keep in mind that I've never used SSD for my notebooks :)) ).

Also thanks a lot for the info on the Intel Chipset "Driver" that apparently doesn't have a lot to do with any drivers. Now I'm gonna try the Key Remapping to see how that works.

PS: You should also add the "Color Calibration for the G751 using splendid profile" (just the profile, not the software). You have the link to the small guide over here: https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?57748-G751JY-Color-Calibration-to-share&p=476412&viewfull=1#post476412

Cheers and happy holidays !
ah... good to hear...
Yeah...ssd is a different world.
make sure you ssd is aligned properly (link) (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?30564-SSD-HDD-Alignment-made-wonders-for-me!) - this will give you even more speed.

I've update the guides section with these posts about the color calibration - thanks for the idea.

P.S - because you got the evo850 ( me2 ): have you installed the latest Samsung Magician 4.8 and enabled RAPID MODE ?
this should boost even more the OS.

denebwafu
01-04-2016, 05:09 PM
Im sorry but total noob here. Does a GL552VW-DH71 use UEFI?

benjmyers1
01-04-2016, 05:16 PM
yes

Clintlgm
01-05-2016, 12:38 AM
Yes all new computer are using UEFI GPT (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_Extensible_Firmware_Interface), BIOS MBR is called legacy and hasn't been used for several years now. I do not know if the GL models support BIOS MBR I assume they will but that would be a backward move for you

Gps3dx
01-05-2016, 12:03 PM
Yes all new computer are using UEFI GPT (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_Extensible_Firmware_Interface), BIOS MBR is called legacy and hasn't been used for several years now. I do not know if the GL models support BIOS MBR I assume they will but that would be a backward move for you
i'm sure that there is are some portable pcs sticks for TV and tables that runs based on 8086 (= x86) instruction set using BIOS - even though "brand new" today.
With asus ROG laptops, it is likely that you got their Aptio based BIOS, thus you should have a "CSM" option in the bios ( enabled=legacy BIOS mode | disabled = UEFI mode ).
Also, another indicator for your laptop support of UEFI is the CHIPSET ( on rog it is usually Intel's ) model.
One can check @intel's website for the chipset features to see whether it supports UEFI.


Nontheless, even if your ROG laptop is publish by ASUS THEMSELF as being UEFI supported - your laptop might NOT have a UEFI suppoted pre-installed windows 8/10 !!!... listen up:

I had RMA my G55VW multiple times.
After each RMA - I had to formatted& installed windows 8.1 UEFI based installed on it, because, when I got it back from RMA - the OFFICIAL ASUS ( 3rd party official partners ) LAB changed the BIOS so it work on LEGACY MODE, and installed windows in a NON-UEFI manner ( aka LEGACY MODE )!
I complained to Asus in my country about it - and they replied that "whatever & however-installed windows you had when you bought the laptop (i.e pre-installed windows) will be return to you, in the same state".
Although I let them known about some GPT features Vs MBR ( such as file CRC & self repairing feature, which does NOT exists in MBR ) and UEFI features VS legacy bios (such as fast... really fast boot & sleep-wake cycle ) - they told me the above pathetic answer, again & again.

This show me, how precious is my knowledge in PCs maintenance and also how

MANIPULATIVE & GREEDY ASUS CAN BE.
why is that ?
Because you spend your money on TOP OF THE LINE PC's HW in the market - but if you're "not that good" with pc maintenance - you won't change the OS and BIOS configuration, you'll work with the bought OS & its config - making you work ON A FERRARI that RUNS LIKE SNAIL !!!!
Also, in time, you'll think EARLIER that your asus laptop is "OLD" -> which might make you buy a newer model -> thus spending MORE money then if you actually know & maintain your own UEFI supported laptop !

Thus, the question is- WHY THE FRAK - ASUS - DO YOU MANUFACTURE & ADVERTISE A LAPTOP THAT SUPPORTS UEFI - BUT IN REALITY, WHEN A COSTUMER PURCHASE IT - THE PRE-INSALLED WINDOWS CONFIGURED & RUNS ON "LEGACY BIOS" INSTEAD OF UEFI !?!?!?!?!!?

Clintlgm
01-05-2016, 07:59 PM
Yes I had the same issue on my first RMA, it came back MBR but that was back in 2012, with original win 7 HP, I think they are all coming UEFI now days, As far as repair goes. I think at least back then that the tech's didn't know that they had to boot the image software in UEFI mode as booting it in BIOS mode will create a copy in MBR. I find that's an issue with creating install media that will boot either BIOS or UEFI it to easy especially for people that are not UEFI aware to image and create MBR version.

NitroX
01-11-2016, 05:55 PM
ah... good to hear...
Yeah...ssd is a different world.
make sure you ssd is aligned properly (link) (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?30564-SSD-HDD-Alignment-made-wonders-for-me!) - this will give you even more speed.

I've update the guides section with these posts about the color calibration - thanks for the idea.

P.S - because you got the evo850 ( me2 ): have you installed the latest Samsung Magician 4.8 and enabled RAPID MODE ?
this should boost even more the OS.

Yep, I have activated Rapid Mode, but I didn't know about the SSD Alignment . I'm gonna seek into it and see how that works out. Thanks again and sorry for the late response. I'm currently in my exam session at the academy and I didn't really have the time to check the forums lately :|.

Gps3dx
01-11-2016, 06:07 PM
Yep, I have activated Rapid Mode, but I didn't know about the SSD Alignment . I'm gonna seek into it and see how that works out. Thanks again and sorry for the late response. I'm currently in my exam session at the academy and I didn't really have the time to check the forums lately :|.
Oh... that's cool... me 2 learning each week something new about computer maintenance.
About the timing - it's cool .... on the 22th me 2 starting the exam sessions ( master's student for chemistry ) :)

NitroX
01-11-2016, 06:07 PM
PS: I've read that thread just now and from what I've seen I might actually have to pay for the Paragon Aligment tool and I don't think it's worth the money and time right now. Also, I just made a clean install of Win10 on my Samsung Evo 3 weeks ago and I don't think that I should have any misaligned segments (at least not yet), but I'll check with that AS SSD Bench.


Srry for double post but the server told me I couldn't access "edit post" WTF O_o

Gps3dx
01-11-2016, 06:35 PM
Srry for double post but the server told me I couldn't access "edit post" WTF O_o
This does happens sometimes...
I had issues with editing posts where where I had some "." or other special signs in the post...
what you can do is to put that symbol inside some tag like BOLD.... and that should allows you to be able to save changes.

about the aligment - you can do it with free tools like Aomei Partition Assistant Home Edition (http://www.ssdhdd.org/alignment/ssd-alignment.html) & MiniTools (http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html), which also have a free bootable PE environment (http://www.partitionwizard.com/partition-wizard-bootable-cd.html) with the MiniTool app so it's a good thing to have when you want to manually format/change partitions

pedicini.e
01-18-2016, 07:08 PM
I boot windows on UEFI
SSD have 4 partition gpo
i have read the tutto, i have load the driver intel raid when i install windows.
but i don't see the ssd, impossible to format.
when i run diskpart, he don't show the disk ssd ...

Why ?

Gps3dx
01-19-2016, 12:19 AM
I boot windows on UEFI
SSD have 4 partition gpo
i have read the tutto, i have load the driver intel raid when i install windows.
but i don't see the ssd, impossible to format.
when i run diskpart, he don't show the disk ssd ...

Why ?

The search feature of this forum is your best option for an answer....specifically.... and generally true.
https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?81512-G752VY-Samsung-950-PRO-SSD-NVMe-Working-Here-s-How-I-Did-It
https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?79822-G752-with-Samsung-950-Pro-SSD-new-information&highlight=g752+windows+install
https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?81003-G752VT-clean-install-some-issues-found-and-questions&highlight=g752+windows+install

StanDiego
01-19-2016, 02:18 AM
I had a similar problem. Sometimes it would show up, sometimes not. Ensure you're using the very latest Intel driver from their website, 14.8.0.1042 last time I checked. Most of the earlier drivers are known not work. If that doesn't work, try booting back into Windows from your other drive, deleting all of the partitions on the NVME drive, then let Windows Setup create all of the partitions automatically as part of the new Windows installation. ou may need to use DISKPART from the command line to delete all of the partitions.

erick.chumit
01-22-2016, 12:02 AM
This is a continuation from a discussion I was having with Gps3dx in hopes that this might help someone else.

Here's my issue:

"
I have an ASUS ROG GL552VW machine pre-installed with Windows 10.

I was able to install Windows 7 but if I don't enable the CSM mode in the boot options (i.e. disable security boot/fast boot/enable CSM) it never starts up. Did I install it correctly? I though I installed it in UEFI mode, but I still have to enable the CSM option to start it.
Another thing is that it's missing so many drivers. I don't even have a mouse, so I basically use W7 by using the TAB in the keyboard. It doesn't even detect USB drivers so I can't connect any wired mouse either.

BTW I installed W7 Ultimate x64 by setting up an UEFI USB boot, etc and adding the USB3.0 drivers to the USB installation with some software I found in some forums."


Here's Gps3dx response:

"
Basicly, Win8/8.1/10 installation through "UEFI method" is almost the same.
You need to DISABLE CSM, make an installation USB as I post in my sticky guide/thread ( link above ), boot it as UEFI: xxxxxxxx, making sure your HDD/SSD formatted with the GPT layout ( NOT MBR ) and has at least 3 partitions ( read the guide for further info )

if your current system runs only when CSM is ENABLED thus it might be that you've installed it on MBR formatted drive, and not using bootloader from the "EFI" partition -> I.E your system isn't UEFI booted.

my suggestion, start clean, convert the drive to be GPT based, format the drive properly to be ready for UEFI installation ( or use format feature of the windows installation, just before the installer starts to install ) and install. ( once again - CSM should be disabled beforehand, and the USB installation disk should support UEFI ( see my manual for "how to" ) and you must boot it as UEFI:xxxxxxx when the boot-selection screen of the bios appears ( usually by pressing ESC during POST ) )

about the drivers... well... AFAIK all the latest model of ROG comes with win8 or 10 - but not 7 in any way.
thus, asus officially will not release drivers tailored for them.
nontheless, drivers from older ROG models might work -> look at the 4th or 5th post in my sticky guide/thread ( link above ) for links for certain drivers.... these are links for x64 win8/10 - but some of them might include a drop-down-list for choosing win7 as well.

if you're still missing drivers - make sure to install INTEL CHIPSET DRIVER, I.E Intel INF Update Utility.
This will NOT install drivers at all, but will provide the OS the ability to recognize the different devices on your machine, so that windows updates can try to locate a driver for them ( you might need to manually "force update" each of these devices, after recognition, in the device manager )

if some devices still missing drivers, after you've looked at old drivers from asus, or windows update by trying to manually update in the device manager -> try to locate it through here. I trust this releaser and it helped me getting drivers for older systems. you can also try to locate the DRP ISO, which contains thousands of drivers - but i'm but sure if it's free solution any more ( so you can try to locate the free "old" version released around half a year ago )
then, using demon-tools or similar virtual mounting apps, run this disk utility and it should detect many missing drivers on your system."


Here's my response to Gps3dx:

-I DID follow your guide and installed it with all the details explained. In fact I used several guides found online as well as yours and they all say pretty much the same. I tested the UEFI USB and DVD options (with Rufus software, with Windows 7 DVD Tool, manually, etc), they all gave the same results.

-Since I already have Windows 10 pre-installed, the disc is already formatted with GPT layout and it has two small partitions RECOVERY and SYSTEM of a couple hundred MBs. Then it has C: Primary partition where W10 is installed, and then there was a 500GB partition called DATA (D:) that came like that from factory which was empty so I erased that partition and selected that one for installation with Windows 7.

-I realized that, after setting up the USB with UEFI (i.e. formatting FAT32, copying ISO files, copying boot directory with bootx64.efi file and all that stuff, adding USB3.0 drivers from Intel, etc etc etc), I was able to boot from it by setting my BIOS options to: security boot off/ fast-boot off/ CSM enable, and by choosing the UEFI: USB option. But as I mentioned before and I am unsure if this happened to someone else, is that, even though the boot menu option says UEFI USB (meaning it is detected as UEFI from the boot menu), the windows 7 setup didn't launch unless I enabled the CSM option. If I didn't enable it (CSM option), I got some sort of an error 0x000000d that it was an invalid boot file or something.

-When installing W7, I got some sort of WARNING that the partitions are not in the correct order for GPT layout or something like that, but I continued anyways.

-Thanks for the Drivers tip, I'll give it a try. Although it will be a hassle since I don't have a mouse to do things quicker.

Thanks again.
Erick

Clintlgm
01-22-2016, 05:44 PM
I agree with Gps3dx your not installing UEFI! Perhaps you should, as soon as you put in the language during the install you hit Shift + F10 that will bring up a CMD window
Use Diskpart to Clean and Convert you SSD to GPT exit and continue the install let windows install set up partitions
If you get the error message that the install doesn't see a disk to install to. Then figure out why your install is not UEFI.

What I have not seen here is Win 7 SP1 is required on your ISO?
It sounds like you did copy the boot64 file and place it on the root of the install?

a) format your usb with FAT32;
b) copy all the contents from windows 7 iso into the formatted usb stick;
c) if you have a working windows 7 64bit, find C:\Windows\Boot\EFI\bootmgfw.efi; if not, use 7-zip to open the install.wim in x:\sources\ (select > right click > open archive). then in the 7-zip explorer, browse to folder '1\Windows\Boot\EFI\'. extract the file bootmgfw.efi.
d) now in you usb stick, create a 'boot' folder in the 'efi' folder (i.e. x:\efi\boot) if it's missing. in that efi folder you should see the 'microsoft' folder.
e) put the bootmgfw.efi inside the newly created 'boot' folder and rename it as bootx64.efi (x:\efi\boot\bootx64.efi)

to check if you're running UEFI or BIOS install on your current system, simply open up the file, C:\Windows\Panther\setupact.log and look for 'Callback_BootEnvironmentDetect' without quotes. the immediate next line below that line will tell you it's EFI or BIOS.


You do not need a USB driver separate on your install. USB 3.0 is not needed, is not supported by windows 7. USB Ports are all backwards compatible to 2.0 and 1.1 After you get into Windows You will have to install the Intel win 7 usb 3.0 driver not sure how this will work out since these MB were not intended for win 7?

Here is a link back to the G75 forum where we were working putting 7 on notebooks that came with 8, Rewben put together several threads that explain it all, most pertains to what your trying to do http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?28758-GUIDE-G55-G75-Upgrade-Notes.both MBR and UEFI installs are discussed.

Here are several tutorials on the 7fourms on installing windows 7 SP1 In UEFI mode (http://www.sevenforums.com/gtsearch.php?cx=partner-pub-7156303416008077%3A4597694737&cof=FORID%3A9&ie=UTF-8&q=How+to+install+UEFI)

As you are finding out windows 7 will not have the correct drivers for your modern notebook. Asus will not support Win 7 in these latter model notebooks. So you are your own finding drivers that will work.
Windows 7 should support basic mouse movement with basic MS mouse driver. Track Pad may not be supported with out win 7 drivers

caipa
01-27-2016, 04:10 PM
Hi folks,

had issues to install windows 10 PROFESSIONAL on the new g752vy. was finally able to solve the issue.

To share the knowledge gained i made an easy to read guide.

It also contains a section of Bluescreens i run across together with the why's and how to solve them.


https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?82406


Thanks to the providers of the following guides, they where very helpful, even if a bit was missing.

Gps3dx (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?76993) and Dr4g0n36 (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?81003)

Gps3dx
01-28-2016, 09:54 PM
Hi folks,
had issues to install windows 10 PROFESSIONAL on the new g752vy. was finally able to solve the issue.
To share the knowledge gained i made an easy to read guide.

Hi @caipa - Can you please copy your guide content as a post in this thread ?
this will help the community to have 1 centralized sticky thread about windows installation.

-------------------------
On different topic -

BE WARNED !
DO NOT INSTALL WINDOWS 10 Insider preview Build 11102 !
it will "crash switching from windowed mode to full screen, upon game resolution change, or upon launch" popular games like fallout 4, the witcher 3, MGSV "due to a bug in Windows graphics stack".
Also, "This issue will be fixed with the next build."
Sources: www.digitaltrends.com (http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/latest-windows-10-build-has-new-edge-history-menu-but-may-break-popular-games/)

maf23
02-13-2016, 05:58 PM
This is a continuation from a discussion I was having with Gps3dx in hopes that this might help someone else.

Here's my issue:

"


Here's Gps3dx response:

"


Here's my response to Gps3dx:

-I DID follow your guide and installed it with all the details explained. In fact I used several guides found online as well as yours and they all say pretty much the same. I tested the UEFI USB and DVD options (with Rufus software, with Windows 7 DVD Tool, manually, etc), they all gave the same results.

-Since I already have Windows 10 pre-installed, the disc is already formatted with GPT layout and it has two small partitions RECOVERY and SYSTEM of a couple hundred MBs. Then it has C: Primary partition where W10 is installed, and then there was a 500GB partition called DATA (D:) that came like that from factory which was empty so I erased that partition and selected that one for installation with Windows 7.

-I realized that, after setting up the USB with UEFI (i.e. formatting FAT32, copying ISO files, copying boot directory with bootx64.efi file and all that stuff, adding USB3.0 drivers from Intel, etc etc etc), I was able to boot from it by setting my BIOS options to: security boot off/ fast-boot off/ CSM enable, and by choosing the UEFI: USB option. But as I mentioned before and I am unsure if this happened to someone else, is that, even though the boot menu option says UEFI USB (meaning it is detected as UEFI from the boot menu), the windows 7 setup didn't launch unless I enabled the CSM option. If I didn't enable it (CSM option), I got some sort of an error 0x000000d that it was an invalid boot file or something.

-When installing W7, I got some sort of WARNING that the partitions are not in the correct order for GPT layout or something like that, but I continued anyways.

-Thanks for the Drivers tip, I'll give it a try. Although it will be a hassle since I don't have a mouse to do things quicker.

Thanks again.
Erick
I installed Win7 pro 64-bit on my GL552VW the same way you did and verified my boot process is EFI. For me, Win7 is way more responsive than the native Win10 environment. Folders open quicker, Network locations easer to navigate, webpage navigation and options in Start menu pull-downs appear instantly. Only issue I have is the reduced size of My Win7 partition since I cloned all the Win10 partitions onto a 2.5" 480 GB SATA SSD and only 74.5 GB was left. I am hesitant to re-size the Win10 partition since I want to retain ability to Restore Win10 partitions in case the forced updates bork things up. Next I would like to figure out how load XP Pro on a USB stick since adding it to a GPT partition seems impossible without comprising system speed.

Gps3dx
02-13-2016, 08:07 PM
Only issue I have is the reduced size of My Win7 partition since I cloned all the Win10 partitions onto a 2.5" 480 GB SATA SSD and only 74.5 GB was left. I am hesitant to re-size the Win10 partition since I want to retain ability to Restore Win10 partitions in case the forced updates bork things up.
Go through my guide at the OP.
For UEFI booting you MUST have min of 3 partitions - EFI ( where the boot files sits ), MSR, and the partition for the OS itself.
any other partitions that the windows installer create during windows installations is NOT a requirement UNLESS you use special advanced features like bit locker etc.
thus, you can wipe that additional partition, reboot, if you got boot problem, just load windows installation disk/usb again and perform the fix boot procedure ( see my guide in this thread for migration of OSs from one drive to another )

You don't need to break your head over Win7 Vs Win10 as you can DUAL BOOT both systems on your machine
once again, you must have EFI and MSR partition, then two partition with the different OSs
one OS partition can sits on a different drive at all if you wish
For the easiest dual boot setup, get the free EasyBCD app, so you can edit your BCD file, which is the file that controls which boot options you'll see after POST and before OS boot, so eventually you'll have a GUI to choose from which OS to boot this time.


Next I would like to figure out how load XP Pro on a USB stick since adding it to a GPT partition seems impossible without comprising system speed.
There is a x64 version of windows XP - which supports UEFI boot and GPT disks - according to official MS statement. (https://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/guid_partition_table.mspx?mfr=true)
I never used it, but my guess that the way you create the installation USB is the same as win7,8 etc... ( i.e look at the OP guide )
note that it depends which ISO version of winXP you got cause it might NOT includes AHCI or SATA drivers - thus making it hard for installation.
( you can always manually add these drivers to the USB and pick them up during windows installation by pressing F9 while your system loads XP's installation USB ( before the "hello, choose language screen" ).

I hope this helps

Gps3dx
02-17-2016, 04:36 PM
Just updated the first few guide's posts with installation guide & specific drivers for the G752 serie, that cannot be found on Asus's support servers.
Thanks for @Dr4g0n36 for letting me know. (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?83104-Please-please-please-i-need-help-thanks-Asus-programs-lost-after-clean-install&p=574671&viewfull=1#post574671)

Chris345
02-20-2016, 06:03 PM
This is my go-to page for quick fixes. Thanks Gps3dx.

Dr4g0n36
02-25-2016, 10:55 PM
Updated driver list for G752, see last post HERE (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?81003-G752VT-clean-install-some-issues-found-and-questions&p=576961#post576961)

King_Arthas
03-14-2016, 10:58 AM
Gps3dx thanks for this thread and guide... It helps a lot... clarifying the source of the issue and how to deal with it.


However I still have a problem... I need x86 OS for car programing and diagnostic software/cables as Galletto, MPPS, etc.

Gents do you know how can install Windows 10 x86 on asus g552vw-cn288d? It has one SATA and one NVME SSD.

I was able to install:
Windows 7 x86 -no drivers. So no mouse, touch-pad, LAN or WIFI. Installation is possible only from CD/DVD not from USB.
Windows 7 x64- maybe there are some drivers, however those that i try from Win 10 didn`t work. So no mouse, touch-pad, LAN or WIFI. Installation is possible only from CD/DVD not from USB.
Windows 10 x86 - give error. See attachment. Same story from USB and CD/DVD
Windows 10 x64 - No Issues from USB


Presently my SSD is prepared under windows 10 installation so I can not install win 7 on it. Still can install it on HDD if there are any drivers.

Best Regards...

Dr4g0n36
03-14-2016, 11:09 AM
Gps3dx thanks for this thread and guide... It helps a lot... clarifying the source of the issue and how to deal with it.


However I still have a problem... I need x86 OS for car programing and diagnostic software/cables as Galletto, MPPS, etc.

Gents do you know how can install Windows 10 x86 on asus g552vw-cn288d? It has one SATA and one NVME SSD.

I was able to install:
Windows 7 x86 -no drivers. So no mouse, touch-pad, LAN or WIFI. Installation is possible only from CD/DVD not from USB.
Windows 7 x64- maybe there are some drivers, however those that i try from Win 10 didn`t work. So no mouse, touch-pad, LAN or WIFI. Installation is possible only from CD/DVD not from USB.
Windows 10 x86 - give error. See attachment. Same story from USB and CD/DVD
Windows 10 x64 - No Issues from USB


Presently my SSD is prepared under windows 10 installation so I can not install win 7 on it. Still can install it on HDD if there are any drivers.

Best Regards...
Nvme is only uefi boot. You have to upgrade to lastest firmware that enable you to install os on sata channel. Than install with windows 10 x86 iso (maybe you have to provide a new serial) use third party software like snappy driver to find related x86 drivers. It's only a suggesstion, never tried

King_Arthas
03-14-2016, 01:36 PM
Thanks for replay...
It comes with latest firmware (bios/uefi). DMI BIOS Version GL552VW.216.

I found the issue.

Need to boot NON UEFI mode to be able to start Win 10 x86. Also can not be installed on same SSD/HDD as x64.
Windows 10 x64 need GPT
Windows 10 x86 need non GPT (MBR) based drive..

So I can install x86 on the HDD

Gps3dx
03-14-2016, 05:26 PM
any OS based x86 on any laptop with more then or equal to 4GB RAM is like throwing away money for free.
My advise, spend your money on a 1/8 of ROG laptop's price and put an x86 on it.
if you need 16bit support ( AFAIK up until windows 7 x86, but I might be mistaken), install x86 OS on virtualbox and emulate that OS on your X64 OS - that way you can enjoy both worlds of x32 and x64, and still have a monstrous laptop for gaming.

King_Arthas
03-14-2016, 10:15 PM
It is a pain in the ass to use 2 machines... And virtual machine will not work good with interface cable drivers.

1st I need every day machine with good performance.
2nd weekly I need to program a car... So no antivirus and good battery. Same time all org/mod files, soft for modding maps, logs are on the same PC.


What ever new issue arise. I install x86 on HDD, then x64 on SSD. Now I have no boot menu.
Any tips on EasyBCD, as it no giving result.
x64 is OK.
x86 getting the same msg as the one from screenshot during installation when boot as UEFI. Not finding *.efi.

Gps3dx
03-15-2016, 12:08 AM
What ever new issue arise. I install x86 on HDD, then x64 on SSD. Now I have no boot menu.
Any tips on EasyBCD, as it no giving result.
x64 is OK.
x86 getting the same msg as the one from screenshot during installation when boot as UEFI. Not finding *.efi.
AFAIK you can't use same bootloader for MBR & UEFI in the same time, you have to "chainload" ( grub/grub2 term ) another bootloader.
I know you can have your MBR bootloader ( from the x86 Windows ) installed, and add another boot line to "chainload" uefi compatible bootloader.
I don't know of a way to "chainload" MS UEFI bootloader from MS MBR bootloader.... but I think it is possible to chainload "refind" ( uefi bootloader ) from MS MBR bootloader ( or any other MBR based bootloader ).
Take a look at this comment (http://superuser.com/questions/895478/booting-a-bios-bootloader-from-uefi-mode), and also here. (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dual_boot_with_Windows#Important_information)
This should give you some ideas for what to look for ( if at all ).
I know also that there is a way to chainload "clover" ( uefi bootloader ) from MBR based bootloaders, as does the tool for multiboot on USB's, named easy2boot. (http://www.easy2boot.com/configuring-e2b/configure-clover/)

The easy solution is to set your bios on CSM enabled ( i.e BIOS mode emulation ) and to press ESC during boot to select the appropriate bootloader you wish to load. ( uefi bootlader should be seen on the boot-selection menu, even when working with CSM enabled ).

Dr4g0n36
03-15-2016, 01:54 PM
Thanks for replay...
It comes with latest firmware (bios/uefi). DMI BIOS Version GL552VW.216.

I found the issue.

Need to boot NON UEFI mode to be able to start Win 10 x86. Also can not be installed on same SSD/HDD as x64.
Windows 10 x64 need GPT
Windows 10 x86 need non GPT (MBR) based drive..

So I can install x86 on the HDD
Sure, because Windows 7iso don't peek serial from bios, windows 10 iso does. Try to inject serial using ei.cfg

King_Arthas
03-15-2016, 07:01 PM
I give up... will use live Win 10 PE USB stick

"Your card reader is PCI. Rufus is an USB tool (hence its name). I have no plans to add detection for PCI devices as it would enable the listing of internal disks and result in some users formatting a drive with valuable data by mistake.

Dr4g0n36
03-15-2016, 07:55 PM
You mean "windows to go"?

King_Arthas
03-15-2016, 08:22 PM
I mean windows environment that run from USB... and let me to install drivers for my peripheral tools.

4ltair
03-18-2016, 05:49 AM
Hello everyone,

I have reinstalled my Windows 10 on an G751JY according to this guide but when I try to boot in the UEFI environment,
I cannot see any difference between the old BIOS and the UEFI one (I've tried to boot in the UEFI via the Recovery option
in Windows)

I have checked the things below and all seems to point that I should have the UEFI BIOS:

no blinking underscore when booting (only the Asus ROG logo then the log-on screen)
i have checked the partition type for Disk 0 in Disk Management and it's GPT
the Callback_BootEnvironmentDetect returns EFI


Did I install it correctly?

nemerdekel
03-18-2016, 08:01 AM
Hello everyone,

I have reinstalled my Windows 10 on an G751JY according to this guide but when I try to boot in the UEFI environment,
I cannot see any difference between the old BIOS and the UEFI one (I've tried to boot in the UEFI via the Recovery option
in Windows)

I have checked the things below and all seems to point that I should have the UEFI BIOS:

no blinking underscore when booting (only the Asus ROG logo then the log-on screen)
i have checked the partition type for Disk 0 in Disk Management and it's GPT
the Callback_BootEnvironmentDetect returns EFI


Did I install it correctly?

They look the same

Gps3dx
03-18-2016, 11:26 AM
Hello everyone,

I have reinstalled my Windows 10 on an G751JY according to this guide but when I try to boot in the UEFI environment,
I cannot see any difference between the old BIOS and the UEFI one (I've tried to boot in the UEFI via the Recovery option
in Windows)

I have checked the things below and all seems to point that I should have the UEFI BIOS:

no blinking underscore when booting (only the Asus ROG logo then the log-on screen)
i have checked the partition type for Disk 0 in Disk Management and it's GPT
the Callback_BootEnvironmentDetect returns EFI


Did I install it correctly?
to check whether you're on UEFI or MBR boot, press Win, type "system information", open "system information", the "System summery" page should load up, look inside for the value of the "item" named "BIOS MODE"... if it has a value of "UEFI" you've UEFI booted your OS.

4ltair
03-18-2016, 02:46 PM
Thanks everyone for the answers, I've checked the System Information and it's UEFI.

Guess i was expecting something similar to the ROG UEFI BIOS on this page :D (http://rog.asus.com/technology/republic-of-gamers-motherboard-innovations/rog-uefi-bios-features/)

Gps3dx
03-25-2016, 05:26 PM
Thanks everyone for the answers, I've checked the System Information and it's UEFI.
Guess i was expecting something similar to the ROG UEFI BIOS on this page :D (http://rog.asus.com/technology/republic-of-gamers-motherboard-innovations/rog-uefi-bios-features/)
"Don't judge a book by its cover"... how do you know if any app or HW is worthwhile just by looking at him ? you need to judge only by factors of the outcome it gives...
Thus, although many laptops nowadays, got UEFI but without the splendid GUI like non-portable computers got, that "BIOS" is still UEFI bios with UEFI features nonetheless.

Also, since laptops only until recently (i.e GX700) didn't got any special cooling abilities, I think, in the mind of the HW developers like ASUS, designing a GUI for laptops wasn't necessary, as it typically allows more convenient accessibility to many overclocking features or convenient configuration after HW parts replacements....etc...

Don't forget that non of this "WOW GUI" tech is required to accomplish astonishing things... like the Apollo 11 mission's tech.... and to think that a phone made 10 years ago had much more computing power and better "universal" and "easier to understand" GUI design then what Apollo 11 crew had ( and they reach the moon... while many phones did not :-) )

holdsh1ft
03-25-2016, 10:55 PM
Hello everyone,

First of all apologies for opening a thread regarding my issue.

I'd like to clarify some things before I attempt this method. (For information, laptop model is G551JW)

The 1st step is pretty self explanatory so I've created the installation USB using RUFUS with 'GPT partition for UEFI' option, leaving all other options at its [Default] state.
The only small question I have here is that in order to boot into the USB, will the laptop show boot options without any required intervention? Or would I still need to go to the UEFI and switch boot proprieties? (Leaving 'Launch CSM' to disabled)

Now onto the 2nd step:
First, I just want to state that my G551JW's partition is as it came from the factory. (System Information shows it's BIOS/UEFI value is 'UEFI')
I attached a screenshot from diskmgmt below (Full size here (http://i.imgur.com/66FNjlN.png)):
http://i.imgur.com/66FNjlN.png

I'd prefer to use the 'easy' method. Following the screenshot guides, it is required to Delete all partitions in the drive using the Windows installer into one large Unallocated Space.
Obviously this will interfere with the existing drive partitions as shown above, but is it ok to do so? I'm a bit curious as one of the recovery partitions is around 15GB (I assume is ASUS's factory reset/recovery partition? Personally I don't intend to use it anyways but I am curious)

For the 3rd step:
I would like to clarify that since I am installing Windows 10, It does not seem to be required to make any modifications to the installer. (?)
I assume after this its self-explanatory installation by selecting the 'Primary' partition created by windows which should be 'Partition 4'
After the installation then comes dealing with the privacy issues (which I'm pretty confident I can follow)

Last but not least:
As I've had experience installing Windows 10 (on a very old laptop), it's come to my attention that Windows 10 has been really good with automatic driver installations.
Obviously it'll be missing the ATK package and several other ASUS utilities, but if I crosscheck the driver versions and the ones that ASUS provided are outdated, should I still use the driver provided by ASUS or leave it as is?

That should be it for my questions regarding this guide.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated :)

Thanks

Gps3dx
03-26-2016, 01:01 PM
Hello everyone,
The only small question I have here is that in order to boot into the USB, will the laptop show boot options without any required intervention? Or would I still need to go to the UEFI and switch boot proprieties? (Leaving 'Launch CSM' to disabled)
If CSM is ENABLED = UEFI boot, and only if you created the windows-installation-USB to be UEFI compatible (accourding to what you wrote your OK ) and only if it contains the EFI boot file ( which should be in any official ISO since win8+, thus if you've extract all of the ISO content, it is OK) then the USB should be detected in the boot-selection screen.
You can get into the boot-selection screen, only manually, by pressing ESC during POST ( i.e when you see the ROG logo just after pressing the power button to power the laptop ).
Also, really important is that in the boot-selection-menu, you'll select the USB "line", with a prefix of "UEFI: " -> so you know the laptop will try to UEFI boot that device(USB) instead of "legacy bios" boot ( which you can get if your CSM is in the DISABLED state ).



Now onto the 2nd step:
I'd prefer to use the 'easy' method. Following the screenshot guides, it is required to Delete all partitions in the drive using the Windows installer into one large Unallocated Space.
Obviously this will interfere with the existing drive partitions as shown above, but is it ok to do so? I'm a bit curious as one of the recovery partitions is around 15GB (I assume is ASUS's factory reset/recovery partition? Personally I don't intend to use it anyways but I am curious)
if you don't care about the OEM-preinstalled windows, and you don't plan ever to come back to that windows, then YES you can delete both the 900MB and 15GB of recovery partition.

if you do want to have the option to come back in the future to that partition layout with the OEM-preinstalled windows, then please use official Asus's Backtrack utility to create a very large ~15GB file, or multiple DVD that can be burned on DVD that can nable you to restore the laptop to its original state as you bought it ( with the OEM-preinstalled windows, all the drivers and all the bloated warez asus provided (it's my self-opinion on the latter) ).
You can read more about Backtrack HERE (http://www.asus.com/uk/support/FAQ/1008640/) and HERE (http://www.asus.com/in/support/FAQ/1008641/).

After you've decided to wipe clean the HDD ( Disk 0 in your image ), you can load up windows installation USB and by taking the "easy method", ( or by following step 6-8 HERE (http://pupilspot1.blogspot.com/2013/01/how-to-format-and-clean-install-windows.html) ) you can wipe any partition you'd like.
I suggest that although you got a DATA partition and it MIGHT not be necessary to wipe it inorder to clean install windows you should do:
1. backup all its content elsewhere.
2. FORMAT the HOLE DISK with the GPT layout ( NOT MBR ! although i'm not sure if the windows installation screen actually asks you that, because it knows you've UEFI boot it already, thus GPT layout should be its default ).

once again, if you DO NOT HAVE TO FORMAT the HOLE DISK, as it SHOULD be possible to just WIPE the first three partitions ( from the left ) without touching the DATA partition - but it is a RISK, and I suggest you backup your DATA partition content nonetheless.
if you decide to take this last approach, when you get into windows again after installation has finished, you can manually wipe the non-needed 15GB recovery partition and enlarge the current DATA partition with additional of these free-space 15GB.



For the 3rd step:
I would like to clarify that since I am installing Windows 10, It does not seem to be required to make any modifications to the installer. (?)
I think i've stated that windows 10 installation doesn't work with the ei.cfg - so anything I wrote about it is for win7/8/8.1 only.
( windows 10 installation answers only to "unattend.xml" and "Autounattend.xml" files, but you should NOT be concern about those ).

On another topic: I know you got an "education edition" product code from your university ( DreamSpark program by any chance ? doesn't really matter ) BUT, have you consider to UPGRADE YOUR CURRENT OEM-GIVEN PRODUCT KEY ?
Please take a look at the 3rd post in this thread. (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?76993-Guide-How-to-install-windows-8-8-1-10-The-proper-way-(UEFI-based-installation)&p=538711&viewfull=1#post538711)
I mean, you can have two genuine windows 10 product keys instead of just utilizing one, on your newly going-to-be-windows10 and be left with win8.1 that can ONLY BE USED if you plan to revert to win8.1 again, BUT ONLY ON YOUR UNIQUE LAPTOP. ( the win8.1 OEM product key CANNOT be used on any other laptop/computer you own ).
Of course if you perform the linked 3rd post guide above, you WILL NOT be able to revert back to windows 8.1 WHAT SO EVER, BUT the plus side of it, is that you'll have the education product key, available to be used on any OTHER LAPTOP/COMPUTER.
think it through.
You can see here the differences between windows HOME (OEM) and Education editions. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_10_editions#Comparison_chart)
Please note that if you plan to install a specific edition of win10, you need to have an ISO with the appropriate edition. ( there are MANY MANY MANY Windows 10 ISOs on the net.... make sure you get the right one for the EDITION you plan to install ).



I assume after this its self-explanatory installation by selecting the 'Primary' partition created by windows which should be 'Partition 4'
After the installation then comes dealing with the privacy issues (which I'm pretty confident I can follow)

Selecting partition 4 is only TRUE, if you plan to FORMAT THE HOLE DISK,.
if you've decided to only wipe the three left-most partition, then you should select the free space you've just created to install Windows 10. ( the installer will auto-format them to be the "recovery", "system" and drive C partitions ).



Last but not least:
As I've had experience installing Windows 10 (on a very old laptop), it's come to my attention that Windows 10 has been really good with automatic driver installations.
Obviously it'll be missing the ATK package and several other ASUS utilities, but if I crosscheck the driver versions and the ones that ASUS provided are outdated, should I still use the driver provided by ASUS or leave it as is?

You should install the many basic drivers that you cannot get from any other manufacturer.
Please check official Asus support page for drivers available to Windows 10 ( HERE FOR THE G551JW (https://www.asus.com/support/Download/3/714/0/3/sQI5Sjw6h9ZloDch/45/) )
I suggest you install the following from ASUS:
* ATK, AUDIO, ASUS Smart Gesture ( touchpad ), under OTHERS: all the "intel" drivers. ( although for RST it is better to have ONLY the driver and NOT the RST GUI app...but that's a talk for another post ).
* There are many APPS in the many asus download page ( not drivers ) so it is really personally depends on you.
I would go with: Wireless Radio Control, Splendid, USB Charger Plus, GPUTweak II. ( look at posts #3+ in this thread for links )
(For the following drivers, GOT HERE. (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?76993-Guide-How-to-install-windows-8-8-1-10-The-proper-way-(UEFI-based-installation)&p=538713&viewfull=1#post538713))
* Get the Chipset (intel) INF driver from ASUS, and install it BEFORE you install the latest INF from INTEL them-self.
* For the following drivers, it is suggested to install the latest from the manufacturers and NOT from asus:
Graphics card driver ( nvidia or intel, depends on what you got ), intel INF ( as I stated above ).

wow.. I wrote a lot :-)

holdsh1ft
03-26-2016, 02:43 PM
@Gps3dx

Thank you sooo much for your response!

- I've downloaded the appropriate ISO (Education ISO)
- I think I'd rather opt to using the Education key instead :)
- For the partitions, I think I'll follow the steps you referred to from this site (http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1950-windows-10-clean-install.html#step13), to which if I understand correctly, deletes all existing partitions (Formatting the whole disk) into one large 'Unallocated Space' and let the Windows Installer do the work after that

- I think I'll use Backtracker to backup a copy of the 15GB recovery to a USB stick (Along with the OEM Drivers/Bloat that goes with Backtracker) just incase


I'll give the process a try soon and let you know how it goes

Gps3dx
03-26-2016, 03:11 PM
...deletes all existing partitions (Formatting the whole disk) into one large 'Unallocated Space' and let the Windows Installer do the work after that
I can advise you, after you've formatted and wiped all the partitions, create a single partition NTFS formatted (Afterthe unallocated space) to serve as a DATA partition. it must be AFTER the unallocated ( around 70-100GB is OK to be left unallocated for the three partitions windows automaticly creates during installation ).
This way, when whatever next windows will show up and you'll want to upgrade/clean install same version etc... you'll be able to wipe only the system partitions ( three first-most partitions ), leaving the DATA partition and your files untouched.

holdsh1ft
03-27-2016, 06:37 AM
@Gps3dx

Personally I'd rather do a full clean install (start from an empty drive) if its a major OS change :)

On another note, I have successfully clean installed Windows 10 following your suggestions! (Took less time than I expected)
Confirmed it by checking System Information and BIOS Mode = UEFI

Once again thank you very much for your help on this one!

Dr4g0n36
04-08-2016, 03:56 PM
Gps3dx , update utility list, there's a new ROG gaming center for G752 notebooks here: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/Apps_for_Win10/Gaming_Center/ROG_Gaming_Center_Win10_64_VER108.zip?_ga=1.600764 52.867580684.1450275641

Gps3dx
04-08-2016, 04:55 PM
Gps3dx , update utility list, there's a new ROG gaming center for G752 notebooks here: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/Apps_for_Win10/Gaming_Center/ROG_Gaming_Center_Win10_64_VER108.zip?_ga=1.600764 52.867580684.1450275641
The issue is that the specific driver links I published, was based on the OLD UI of asus site... I still can't find a page that concentrate all the previous and latest versions of same driver/utility.
The CN site was the solution for the last few months... but asus changed it as well.
I guess there isn't any easy way anymore to get the latest drivers/apps from asus.... one should just look at the newest models for updates ( if one see that on his/her model the version is older ).

JustinThyme
04-08-2016, 05:29 PM
They have been doing a lot of changes on their website. You never know where anything is going to be. Best bet is to just keep up with your specific model on the support page and make sure you check all the items in the drop down as they like to hide BIOS revision in the "other" category.

Sean72
04-09-2016, 11:53 PM
Why no mention of the G750 series? I have a G750JZ and would appreciate a relevant entry in the 'complete driver list', please... there are many who still have the G750.

Gps3dx
04-10-2016, 12:53 AM
Why no mention of the G750 series? I have a G750JZ and would appreciate a relevant entry in the 'complete driver list', please... there are many who still have the G750.
Hi there @Sean72,
Glad to hear that the mentioned post is important.

The main posts of this thread was create in the not-so-long-ago-era that the G750 serie was a separate sub-forum then the latest ROG notebook series sub-forum (G751, G771, G551 etc... ), thus the G750 serie wasn't included in my mind when I created that post.

I shall indeed update these posts, as soon as I can allow my self to do so, as I'm a busy master's student, at near-time of exams period.
in the mean time, I can tell you that when I google for "G751JT asus support", it gives me a direct link to the download section for that model at Asus's official site.

Dr4g0n36
04-10-2016, 07:25 AM
Why no mention of the G750 series? I have a G750JZ and would appreciate a relevant entry in the 'complete driver list', please... there are many who still have the G750.
If you can pass-out that the site is Italian localizated, here is a nice custom site for G750: http://landragon.wix.com/g750jx

Gps3dx
04-16-2016, 11:23 PM
​​4rd Part: How Make Windows 10 User friendly (with privacy)!
*** The following list of tweaks and apps are my personal recommendation ***
** NOT a must have, unless you wish MS to know anything about you, your keyboard inputs, mouse clicks etc **


"GIVE ME BACK MANUAL WINDOWS UPDATES !", aka "Windows Update MiniTool" (http://forum.ru-board.com/topic.cgi?forum=5&topic=48142#2)
That's a famous app from "MydigitalLife.info" (http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/64939-Windows-Update-MiniTool)( closed forum, only register can read ) - which is, IMHO, the BEST forum out there for MS stuff ( windows/office etc.. ).
Why bother with "Windows Update MiniTool" (http://forum.ru-board.com/topic.cgi?forum=5&topic=48142#2)?

That app can allow to MANUALLY CONTROL WINDOWS UPDATES ON WIN10 HOME ED !
(pick in the lower left side under "automatics updates" -> Disabled)
One can put any update in a "hidden" list, so windows update won't install it at all !

Although originally the UI was written in russian, the app has English support.
To get it, you need to get the translation file, which must sits in the same folder as the exe.
* Don't forget to give "admin privileges" to the exe !!!
1 Button to remove MS "spying-ware" - aka DWS
DOWNLOAD & SOURCE HERE (http://github.com/Nummer/Destroy-Windows-10-Spying/releases/tag/999999)
DWS allows you to block, wipe, and get rid of many, if not all, the "spying" feature win10 contains, such as keylogger etc.

Don't forget to give "admin privileges" to the tool BEFORE YOU WORK WITH IT!!!
MAKE SURE that SYSTEM RESTORE for DRIVE C is enabled (http://www.pcworld.com/article/2955023/windows/how-to-turn-on-system-restore-in-windows-10-to-protect-against-bad-updates.html) BEFORE CLICKING ON THE "DESTROY WINDOWS 10 SPYING"
To wipe built-in "apps" goto settings-> check "delete windows 10 apps" -> choose the apps you wish to WIPE.
After initiating the "DESTROY" button, WAIT ! it takes like 2-3 min to finish !


"I want windows 7 start button back..." -> IT IS POSSIBLE !!! though there are many solutions...

FREEWARE: ClassicShell (http://www.classicshell.net/), Power 8 (https://github.com/AgentMC/power8/wiki)
PaidWare: StartIsBack (http://startisback.com/)
NOTE - I DO NOT RECOMMEND "Start10" By 'Stardock' company - as IMHO, I suspect it to contain 'bloatware'.


(FOR ADVANCED USERS) [Script] Win 10 Toggle Tweaker
DOWNLOAD: HERE (http://www.mediafire.com/?sgs4550x7c5a5vf) | SOURCE: Mydigitallife forum ( you need to be registered ! ) (http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/64158-Script-Win-10-Toggle-Tweaker-(V3-4)-Official-thread),
Features:

User Interface Tweaks + Context Menu Tweaks
Enable/Disable stuff In Windows 10
Manage Microsoft Edge browser
Manage Updates
Manage OneDrive
Manage Windows Features
Manage User Accounts
Manage Windows apps (Remove & Restore) Updated to TH2
Manage TELEMETRY and Data collection Settings
Internet Tweaks and Fixes
Completely uninstall Cortana
Completely uninstall Edge + the ability to restore it
and a lot more



Just updated the guide with windows 10 tweaks and recommendation to make it more user friendly
( for who ever want to remark about that list - remember that I ONLY HAD ONE POST with free room ).

HigH_HawK
05-06-2016, 05:15 PM
This is a brilliant guide on how to install windows 10 from scratch with either a DVD or from a USB stick but I seem to have a problem with it or I missed something :(

I disabled "Secure Boot" and "Launch CSM" in my BIOS and select the UEFI USB stick with the Windows 10 x64 installation. I get to the screen where I have to choose my language and proceed to the user agreement, it does however not ask for a key, which I would like to enter. When the installation is finished I notice that Windows is again being installed as Home Edition. If I would be able to enter my key, it would be the Professional Edition, which I actually want. I presume he is pulling data from my BIOS?! Is there a way to tell him not to do that and instead ask me for the serial at the installation procedure? I tried the USB stick on another laptop and booted it up in UEFI mode and there it asks me for the serial.

Any help is appreciated!

//Edit:

Model: G771JW
BIOS: 210 (Did not check the new 211 release yet)

Gps3dx
05-06-2016, 11:32 PM
This is a brilliant guide on how to install windows 10 from scratch with either a DVD or from a USB stick but I seem to have a problem with it or I missed something :(

I disabled "Secure Boot" and "Launch CSM" in my BIOS and select the UEFI USB stick with the Windows 10 x64 installation. I get to the screen where I have to choose my language and proceed to the user agreement, it does however not ask for a key, which I would like to enter. When the installation is finished I notice that Windows is again being installed as Home Edition. If I would be able to enter my key, it would be the Professional Edition, which I actually want. I presume he is pulling data from my BIOS?! Is there a way to tell him not to do that and instead ask me for the serial at the installation procedure? I tried the USB stick on another laptop and booted it up in UEFI mode and there it asks me for the serial.

Hi @HigH_HawK and welcome to ROG forum.
Thank you for your feedback :-)

Win10 installation from multi edition ISO/DVD indeed "pick" for you the home edition during installation, since an OEM activation key is found within the BIOS ( it is the slic table AFAIK) of ROG laptops that was sold with pre-installed windows.
Nonetheless, you can force install any edition you want, using either a standalone ISO of your wanted edition(pro) ( which is EASIEST method I know of ) or by using multi-edition ISO with a proper "Autounattend.xml" ( read more about that HERE (http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/create-windows-10-installation-media/) ) that includes the "pro" key,.

If you don't wish to format and start over again, know that you can upgrade your current home ed. to pro ed. -> Read HERE (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/upgrade-windows-10-pro) ( second option ).
I hope this will help you.

HigH_HawK
05-07-2016, 09:00 PM
Thanks for your reply! I tried the Autounattend.xml method but do get an error message regarding the ProductKey property cannot be read.

Getting a little frustrated with the whole installation thingy :(

Gps3dx
05-07-2016, 10:31 PM
leave the Autounattend.xml alone as it is a bit difficult to deal with.
Get a multipleEdition ISO, create bootable UEFI USB as I instruct in the OP.
you can get multipleEdition ISO from HERE (https://cloud.mail.ru/public/AjYy/YZSPG1EVD/) ( source (http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/68457-Windows-10-Version-1511-(Updated-Feb-2016)-now-live-on-MSDN-amp-VLSC) - you need to be registered ).
2ndly, read HERE (http://www.askvg.com/fix-cant-select-windows-10-pro-edition-during-clean-installation/) a solution, although i'm skeptic as I read also that ei.cfg doesn't work anymore with win10 installation. ( it works for win7/8/8.1 for sure ).
but you should give it a try.

HigH_HawK
05-08-2016, 11:52 AM
I think I give up! I tried all these steps now but it still installs Windows 10 Home edition instead of asking me for the edition nor for the key.

It'd be amazing if Asus could provide a BIOS without the slic table bullcrap, so people would be free to choose what os and what version they want.

//EDIT: I seem to have resolved the issue now! I created a PID.txt and put that in the "sources" folder on the USB stick. The files has the following content:

[PID]
Value=XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX (xxxx...is your new serial key)

Sean72
05-20-2016, 06:10 AM
Hi there @Sean72,
Glad to hear that the mentioned post is important.

The main posts of this thread was create in the not-so-long-ago-era that the G750 serie was a separate sub-forum then the latest ROG notebook series sub-forum (G751, G771, G551 etc... ), thus the G750 serie wasn't included in my mind when I created that post.

I shall indeed update these posts, as soon as I can allow my self to do so, as I'm a busy master's student, at near-time of exams period.
in the mean time, I can tell you that when I google for "G751JT asus support", it gives me a direct link to the download section for that model at Asus's official site.

Thanks for the reply. They've broken thousands of driver links to the Asus websites, and now a lot of stuff is hard to find or missing. For example, there are no longer any BIOS updates listed, though there is the utility to automate it I suppose. I am fond of my G750JZ but still struggle with the fact that generic drivers don't always work with the Optimus tech. If you hear of any good place for G750JZ or similar Optimus support, please post.

babablacksheep
07-19-2016, 06:35 PM
@Gps3dx

I am getting my GL752VW tomorrow with no windows and no SSD only 1TB SATS HD .. MEhhh :(
I am new to asus and I dont know how much G series differ with GL series , So Am I correct in assuming that for my Asus GL752vw following items from your awesome guide are valid.

Guide for windows installation with GPT
Driver installation Part 1,2 and 3



If I should take care of something, please let me know.
Thankx in advance for beautiful Guide.

Gps3dx
07-28-2016, 11:19 AM
@Gps3dx

I am getting my GL752VW tomorrow with no windows and no SSD only 1TB SATS HD .. MEhhh :(
I am new to asus and I dont know how much G series differ with GL series , So Am I correct in assuming that for my Asus GL752vw following items from your awesome guide are valid.

Guide for windows installation with GPT
Driver installation Part 1,2 and 3

If I should take care of something, please let me know.
Thankx in advance for beautiful Guide.

Hi, welcome to ROG family.
As long as you install OS on an AHCI configured, sata/m.2 connected disk/ssd - you're fine with the guide.
if you want to utilize NVMe/RAID, my guide won't be 100% proof from mistakes as you need to follow G752 serie links I put on the 1st post in this thread.
about drivers - not sure the links are valid anymore as asus put some serious changes in the "download" section of their site.
basicly, find your "download page" of your unique model, and get the relevant drivers from there.
the one that's really important to get from external source is your graphics drivers ( intel/nvidia ).
lastly, put some though on which asus util app you install, as many of the are just bloatware / childish.

you're welcome to continue posting questions/issues about OS installation or drivers here in this thread, ppl will try to aid you.

alexgontijo
07-30-2016, 05:53 AM
Hi guys!

I purchased a used G751JY-T7159H in Germany, it is the model with 4720HQ, 256GB SSD, 16GB RAM, GTX 980M 4GB.

But in the deal the old owner wanted to delete all his data, and deleted all the partitions too. So I lost the 15 GB hidden backup partition and had to install from zero. I'm using the latest BIOS 211, and I couldn't boot from USB to install Windows 10 in a UEFI. It doesn't show on the options, only the SSD, but without system, it boots straight to the BIOS.

So I had to change do legacy and install in the old BIOS way (I could choose all the options (USB, Bluray, etc) which are unavailable in UEFI mode). But the boot time takes 5 times more... I want the UEFI back!

Can anyone help me cloning the 256 GB SDD and uploading in my Cloud Storage?

My plan is to clone back someones partitions scheme, with GPT mode, change the BIOS, than boot in UEFI and then perform a clean restore. Sounds good?

If anyone has a better idea I would love to hear.

Thank you very much!

Alex

Gps3dx
08-02-2016, 12:36 PM
I purchased a used G751JY-T7159H ...

But in the deal the old owner wanted to delete all his data, and deleted all the partitions too. So I lost the 15 GB hidden backup partition and had to install from zero. I'm using the latest BIOS 211, and I couldn't boot from USB to install Windows 10 in a UEFI. It doesn't show on the options, only the SSD, but without system, it boots straight to the BIOS.

So I had to change do legacy and install in the old BIOS way (I could choose all the options (USB, Bluray, etc) which are unavailable in UEFI mode). But the boot time takes 5 times more... I want the UEFI back!...
Hi there Alex,
I think you issue is that you didn't created in the right way the installation USB.
UEFI installation of windows is ONLY POSSIBLE if the USB created in the right manner to allow UEFI boot.
Please read the guide in the first few posts in this forum - pay attention to the way you format the USB flash disk + make sure under /efi/boot on the USB you've got bootx64.efi.
you can try to use unetbootin (https://unetbootin.github.io/) or even MS own tool (https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10) ( open through IE or edge, chrome might not work )

also important for UEFI installation is that you format your SSD/HDD with GPT layout, and boot the installtion-USB as "UEFI:" when you select in using the boot-selection-menu ( by pressing ESC during POST )

alexgontijo
08-03-2016, 12:31 AM
Hello GPS3DX,

You were absolutely right!! I had tried before but I don't know why it wasn't working (with the Windows Official Tool).

Now the Rufus app formatted the USB boot to UEFI and I could boot it the right way. It was risky, because my BIOS was still in the "old" CMS Enable, but I kept pressing ESC, selected to boot the USB on the UEFI way, and during the Windows installation it changed my BIOS automatically to the UEFI (it disabled the CMS by its own!)! Incredible!!

Now I have to install my softwares but I can confirm it is in UEFI again!!! Uhuuuu!

Thank you very much!!!

Best regards,

Alex

Gps3dx
08-03-2016, 10:41 PM
Hello GPS3DX,

You were absolutely right!! I had tried before but I don't know why it wasn't working (with the Windows Official Tool).

Now the Rufus app formatted the USB boot to UEFI and I could boot it the right way. It was risky, because my BIOS was still in the "old" CMS Enable, but I kept pressing ESC, selected to boot the USB on the UEFI way, and during the Windows installation it changed my BIOS automatically to the UEFI (it disabled the CMS by its own!)! Incredible!!

Now I have to install my softwares but I can confirm it is in UEFI again!!! Uhuuuu!

Thank you very much!!!

Best regards,

Alex oh ! wonderful news.... glad I could help.
P.S "UEFI:...." boot options exist even though CSM mode is ENABLED as the bios of latest ROG laptops are built with UEFI in its core, while the "legacy BIOS" is just an EMULATION/function that the UEFI supports.

Gps3dx
08-03-2016, 10:43 PM
The following was MOVED from OP, as it's partially deprecated and will end soon.

Q: can I upgrade my win7(sp1)/win8/win8.1 to win10 even after 29.7.2016 ?
A: Apparently, you can, although it isn't officially published, according to many sources (http://www.ghacks.net/2016/07/29/you-can-still-grab-a-free-windows-10-upgrade-after-july-29-2016/).
Note that MS might close/finish the FREE upgrade program at any time in the near future.


GUIDE: HOW TO (EASILY!) UPGRADE FROM WIN7 SP1/8.1 WITHOUT GOING THROUGH THE UPGRADE PROCESS ITSELF !
*** my own remarks/notes in green color ***

IMPORTANT WARNING:


if you perform this guide you will NOT be able to revert back to the previous windows ( 7/8 ) you're upgrading from.
First reason: Your old windows "product key" will be upgraded to be windows 10 compatible product key ( so there will NOT be any backward compatibility for that key anymore after performing this guide )
Second reason: that guide utilize a CLEAN install, in which the previous windows partition is WIPED TOTALLY !


if you're afraid/concern - perform the regular "upgrade" that MS officially offers from HERE (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10) or from windows-updates ( like KB3035583 (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3035583) ) that will give you 1 month to revert to your previous windows version.


Preconditions:


You have win7 SP1/8.1 activated successfully.
This actually doesn't apply to VL Volume_licenses no KMS (loader yes, pre-installations yes, OEM_DM for w8.1 yes, OEM system builder yes, retail yes), since they are officially not upgradeable.
Download your original w10 ISO which is suitable for the upgrade path. I.E. W7(SP1) Ultimate upgrades to w10 pro.


Follow these steps closely:


Validate your w7 SP1 (W8.1) online, best using IE.
I.E right-click "computer"/"my computer"->properties-> a window popup.
look at the bottom, under "windows activation": VALIDATE/MAKE SURE that it reads "Windows is activated" !
Generate a genuine ticket of your installation by:
I.E save all the product-key related info (like your windows genuineness) in order to be able to bypass the official "need" of the upgrade process.
WITHOUT IT - you need, first to perform the upgrade ( WITHOUT PERFORMING CLEAN INSTALL ), and only after you've check that you see "windows is activated"(read the above note) you may perform "clean install" of win10... or format your drive and install windows 10 from scratch.

Copy gatherosstate.exe from your downloaded Windows 10 10240 ISO to your installation which should be upgraded.
"10240" is the RTM release of win10, the 1st "release to manufacture" version of windows.
My *guess*, it doesn't matter if you got some late release ( after RTM of course )...but take that with a pinch of salt :rolleyes:
After all, the "free-upgrade" is available until the July 29th, 2016... so it won't matter or a long time (MS source: Is the upgrade really free? (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-faq)) :mad:
Run it on your activated and validated Windows. It'll output GenuineTicket.xml. Save this on a USB thumb drive or something.



Then do a fresh install with your suitable win10 ISO, skip to enter key at setup procedure.
For "How to" guide for that, read 1st post (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?76993-Guide-How-to-install-windows-8-8-1-10-The-proper-way-(UEFI-based-installation)&p=538709&viewfull=1#post538709) in this thread.
Once it's installed make sure your internet connection is DISABLED.
I.E do not enable the internet connection!
ONLY after you do that, Reboot w10.
Copy GenuineTicket.xml to
C:\programdata\microsoft\windows\clipsvc\genuineti cket\
of your win10 installation and reboot again.
I.E to the partition you've just install your fresh new win10.
Connect online, it should activate.


"How do I check it ??", Read my remarks under paragraph "1" .
I've tested it myself - it works! :o






Source&Credit: Yen, Daz, Blinky from "My Digital Life Forums" (http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/64770-How-to-upgrade-from-W7-8-1-without-to-go-through-the-upgrade-process-itself-with-ease?p=1133855&viewfull=1#post1133855)

Jenice Valenti
08-27-2016, 05:41 AM
Thanks for this thread! I really find it useful. :)

Gps3dx
08-27-2016, 11:26 AM
Thanks for this thread! I really find it useful. :)
My pleasure.

Cattoaster
09-09-2016, 11:04 AM
For Windows 10 you can use the Media Creation Tool from Microsoft.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

It will download the latest Build of Windows 10 and prepare an installation medium for you. This can be an USB stick. With the correct BIOS settings the Windows installation will boot directly into UEFI mode.

Cheers, the Toaster

dzzosh
10-26-2016, 11:11 AM
Hello.

I am posting this in connection with the problem that I'm having on my ROG device. First of all, I must thank the thread author (Gps3dx) for his effort and all the guides that he wrote. They are very helpful. I really hope that someone could help me solve my problem because I couldn't use my notebook properly for the past month which is pretty frustrating.

First, let's talk about my hardware. I have Asus G771JM with 1TB HDD (HGST). After the purchase, I also bought an SSD (Samsung EVO 850) and installed it in the right bay of my notebook. I installed WIN10 PRO and everthing worked properly. I don't even know why, but 1 month ago I decided to format both my disks. At this point I should mention that I have done this for several times without any problems. So let's move to the actual problem. I downloaded an original copy of WIN10 N PRO (windows_10_n_multiple_editions_version_1607_updat ed_jul_2016_x64_dvd_9053880) and install it on my SSD in efi mode using bootable usb (following the guide in this thread). I removed HDD from the notebook for the time of installation and put it back afterwards. The network wasn't enabled till after I installed the chipset driver from the list of RECOMMENDED drivers and latest nvidia and intel graphics drivers. Then I turned the network on and windows took care of all the other drivers.

After all the drivers were installed and Windows updated I tried to transfer all my backed up data from my external HDD to internal HDD (large amount, about 200GB). At first it went well and some data was successfuly transfered but then it suddenly stopped and freezed. I couldn't do nothing. Even Task manager was unable to kill the process (explorer.exe). I had to force shutdown my computer so I could use it again. At first I thought the problem was my ext HDD but the same thing occurred while trying to delete a large amount of data from internal HDD. I took my laptop to the local PC service authorized by Asus so they can make the proper hardware tests. They replaced my HDD but it didn't help. Then they returned me the notebook saying the only solution is downgrading my OS to WIN8.1 because proper WIN10 drivers for my device doesn't exist. Of course that is not true given the fact that I have already used WIN10 on my notebook. And here I am, left alone with this problem. I couldn't get worse advice from my PC service so If anyone have any idea of what the problem could be and how to solve it I would be very grateful.

EDIT: I think the only driver that could cause the problem is Intel Chipset driver. So which driver exactly would be the right choice for me: WIN8.1 Chipset driver specifically for my device (G771JM section (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?76993-Guide-How-to-install-windows-8-8-1-10-The-proper-way-(UEFI-based-installation)&p=538713#post538713)) OR WIN10 driver that is not made specifically for my device (RECOMMENDED section (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?76993-Guide-How-to-install-windows-8-8-1-10-The-proper-way-(UEFI-based-installation)&p=538713#post538713)).
Also, one more thing. I have read some posts about Intel IRST driver but I still don't understand if I need the driver or not.

Kind regards

Clintlgm
10-26-2016, 06:46 PM
Yes download the latest drivers for your notebook from Asus Support Downloads (http://support.asus.com/download/options.aspx?SLanguage=en&type=1)
in MS update settings check the box that says not to download or install Drivers. Move your ext hard drive to the right side USB ports Transfer your data in smaller chunks. Or even better Create File and folder Images of your data that you want to move, restore it to a partition on your new hard drive. Macrium Reflect Free (http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx).The problem with Windows 10 is that it thinks you want to use the native drivers for you hardware. That just isn't the case the ones you get from Asus will work better than the ones from windows which may not work at all.

dzzosh
10-26-2016, 09:14 PM
Thank you for your help.
I did a fresh Windows install with network turned off. I Installed Intel chipset driver for win8.1 for my device. I don't know how to prevent Windows from downloading any drivers for me. I can't seem to find that option. Anyway, I managed to transfer all my data to my internal HDD without any problem. However, the same problem occured when I GoodSync (which I use to sync my data with ext HDD) analyzed my internal HDD. So either the win8.1 driver isn't working or Windows installed a new Chipset driver over win8.1 one. I have no idea. Any other thoughts?

Clintlgm
10-26-2016, 09:51 PM
how to turn driver updates on or off in window 10 (http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/48277-driver-updates-windows-update-enable-disable-windows-10-a.html)

dzzosh
10-26-2016, 09:56 PM
Yes, thank you. I have found it myself and turned it off after posting a reply. The question is if Windows installed a newer chipset driver over the one I installed previously or not. Is there a way to find that out? And if Windows did that, what's the best way to proceed? I don't want to reinstall Windows again, it takes too much time.

Gps3dx
10-27-2016, 09:37 AM
EDIT: I think the only driver that could cause the problem is Intel Chipset driver. So which driver exactly would be the right choice for me: WIN8.1 Chipset driver specifically for my device (G771JM section (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?76993-Guide-How-to-install-windows-8-8-1-10-The-proper-way-(UEFI-based-installation)&p=538713#post538713)) OR WIN10 driver that is not made specifically for my device (RECOMMENDED section (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?76993-Guide-How-to-install-windows-8-8-1-10-The-proper-way-(UEFI-based-installation)&p=538713#post538713)).
Also, one more thing. I have read some posts about Intel IRST driver but I still don't understand if I need the driver or not.

Kind regards
Hi there dzzosh,

"Intel Chipset driver" isn't a driver nor contain drivers at all... it's just a pack of "identifiers" for "unknown HW devices" you might have under device manager tree.
after you install it, MS knows better what driver it should get AUTOMATICALLY from the MS windows update "driver store".

Intel IRST in fact IS A DRIVER for your intel AHCI controller, the component that negates the "talk" between the AHCI connected devices ( HDD/SSD ) and the computer.
I know from @Fernando at www.win-raid.com (http://www.win-raid.com/t2f23-Intel-RST-RSTe-Drivers-newest-v-WHQL-v-WHQL.html) that you might gain different HDD scores with different IRST driver - BUT NOT A NOTICEABLE DIFFERENCE FOR AHCI only for RAID configuration ( the intel chipset can do RAID as well as AHCI on most ROG laptops ).

I know that another suggestion for AHCI users is to only manually install the IRST driver it self WITHOUT the IRST software, since it "eats" precious CPU/RAM that might MINOR effect gaming benchmarks. ( I guess it is noticeable if you got less the 4GB ram and slow CPU ).
in any case for AHCI usage the IRST SOFTWARE does NOT allows you anything to tweak/change when you do AHCI.... as this app was built mainly for RAID configuration, thus it is pointless. ( it shows might show the HDD health as well... but you can use free portable apps for that )

now for a few question:
1. if you got the laptop with win8/8.1 HOME EDITION - why don't you upgrade FOR FREE ( it is still possible ) and save the win 10 PRO license for another computer ?
2. why do you use the N edition ? I know that many games needs the added media player package installed or else many error/crashes might occur. ( you can manually install it later... you don't have to format and install the "regular" win10 ed. ( non-N ) )
3. for a large sum of files or large size files I think it is FASTER to transfer them by connecting the two computer DIRECTLY with a short cable instead of using a "network" ( that contains switch/router etc.. ).
the only thing you need to do is to manually give the two computer an IPv4 that sits on the same network ( and that is DIFFERENT from your wifi one IF CONNECTED ) like 192.168.0.3 and 192.168.0.4.
the default gateway can be the other computer's IPv4 address.
another options of course is to invest in a USB 3.0 external HDD case that supports 3.5" SATA HDD ( and can connect 2.5" as well (with most of the cases ) ) since it is smaller in size ).

Lastly, another idea is to boot a portable UBUNTU ( or any other linux for that matter that supports out-of-the-box network ) and to perform that network file-copy-procedure while a LINUX BASED OS controls that transfer, i.e a linux booted computer suck-in files to its internal HDD from a samba-based network from a windows/linux/whatever OS another-based computer you already got that has all the "backup" files stored.

dzzosh
10-28-2016, 01:34 PM
Hi Gps3dx.
The problem was actually my IRST driver. I didn't install it manually so Windows must have installed the wrong one. I have installed an official IRST driver for my device but for win8.1 and I didn't experience any problems since although I tried doing all the things that caused problems before. Anyway, thanks for all the help. Have a nice weekend!

Vingt
10-30-2016, 01:58 PM
Hello,
I did a fresh install of windows 8.1 following this guide. My bios mode is UEFI now, the disk is GPT... now my questions is, shouldn't be the bios in that nice style with red and black? Like this (http://rog.asus.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/F3-Shortcut.jpg)?
Or did I understand wrong? My bios looks like the old one when I get into it, like this (https://i.ytimg.com/vi/IF3DmuXBkoM/maxresdefault.jpg).
I'm confused 😓...

Clintlgm
10-30-2016, 07:56 PM
No Asus doesn't allow many changes in the UEFI so they kept the BIOS GUI for our UEFI interface.

Gps3dx
11-01-2016, 12:54 AM
Hello,
I did a fresh install of windows 8.1 following this guide. My bios mode is UEFI now, the disk is GPT... now my questions is, shouldn't be the bios in that nice style with red and black? Like this (http://rog.asus.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/F3-Shortcut.jpg)?
Or did I understand wrong? My bios looks like the old one when I get into it, like this (https://i.ytimg.com/vi/IF3DmuXBkoM/maxresdefault.jpg).
I'm confused 😓...

No Asus doesn't allow many changes in the UEFI so they kept the BIOS GUI for our UEFI interface.
@Vingt, to answer yout Q, @Clintlgm is right - the "GUI" for UEFI you're speaking about it only exist on stationary computers, i.e motherboards, not-a-laptop.
Even though ROG laptops got "old-style" GUI, it is nonetheless UEFI based.

pay attention to your "CSM" option in the UEFI, as I detail in the OP of this thread: OFF = UEFI mode, ON = LEGACY BIOS.
if you got your disk formatted as GPT then you need to turn it OFF.

Vingt
11-01-2016, 08:02 AM
Oh, now I understand.
Thanks guys! CSM option is already off.

wpeters
11-22-2016, 08:32 PM
Hi,

I would like to upgrade my Windows 10 (Home) installation to the Win 10 Anniversary Edition and believe that there is a chance that I will run into boot issues during the process due to my hardware configuration. Does anyone have any thoughts or experience with this config and upgrading.

Notebook: G752VL
Samsung 950 Pro 512 SSD drive
BIOS AHCI Mode

Many thanks, W.

wpeters
11-25-2016, 01:43 PM
(see above post for main question)
Here is the error which I anticipated. After receiving the error I was able to boot back into Windows easily so I presume it was rolled back to previous version. This Anniversary update was large (guessing about a Gb or more) and each time I receive this error and boot back into Windows I have to start the whole process again which due to my slow connection take some time. I know the downloaded files are on my computer somewhere, is there anyway to force the upgrade process to start from where it left off.

Thanks, W.

Here is a thread in which someone encounters a similar problem.
https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?88197-G752vy-W10-Anniversary-update-install-fails-on-internal-SSD-with-winload-efi-missing

This response by httuner is interesting but I'm not familiar with EasyUEFI so I'm not sure how to use it to fix the problem:
https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?88197-G752vy-W10-Anniversary-update-install-fails-on-internal-SSD-with-winload-efi-missing&p=612699&viewfull=1#post612699

60560

Clintlgm
11-25-2016, 03:28 PM
Well not completely sure with windows 10, but with 8 and 8.1, in order to rebuild the boot manager would take several attempts, What has to happen is for data to moved in order for the needed room for boot manager. Try running repair 4 or 5 times back to back. As per your screen Press Enter to try again. Otherwise the known software to solve the issue. That solve the issue in the other thread should come with some instruction. Also you can PM that member that successfully use it for some tips on using it.

wpeters
11-25-2016, 04:56 PM
*Problem has since been resolved. Details can be found here: https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?88957-G752VL-wont-finish-Windows-10-upgrade-after-reboot&p=618650&viewfull=1#post618650

Thank you for the reply, The EasyUEFI application does have basic instructions but I don't see how they apply. For instance once the error occurs how do I run the program without booting the OS back into Windows, if I boot back into Windows then I'm back to square one, perhaps I'm missing something. Yes, I have PM'ed the member, hopefully I can get some clarification.

tarek993
02-05-2017, 11:50 AM
Hi thank you for the awesome tutorial,

I followed the whole process on the tutorial many times but I still have trouble only when I try to install as RAID , it can find the 128GB SSD but it shows only 128mb avalaible, it works well only on AHCI mode, The laptop is new just bout it recently G752VS and it came ready as Raid mode but i cant put it back to RAID since i changed it to AHCI, Wich one is the best option and fastest? should i leave it on AHCI?
thanks a lot in advance
this how it looks once i reach the install



[/ATTACH]H=CONFIG]62361[/ATTACH]

Dr4g0n36
02-05-2017, 08:15 PM
Hi thank you for the awesome tutorial,

I followed the whole process on the tutorial many times but I still have trouble only when I try to install as RAID , it can find the 128GB SSD but it shows only 128mb avalaible, it works well only on AHCI mode, The laptop is new just bout it recently G752VS and it came ready as Raid mode but i cant put it back to RAID since i changed it to AHCI, Wich one is the best option and fastest? should i leave it on AHCI?
thanks a lot in advance
this how it looks once i reach the install



[/ATTACH]H=CONFIG]62361[/ATTACH]

I also had this problem years ago, you have to check driver version and BIOS version...your drives are AHCI or NVME? also try to start installation without 1TB attached and check via Diskpart if both are under GPT mode.

Gps3dx
02-07-2017, 08:45 PM
I wrote about that in the OP...

*** G752 owner ??
*** Do you wish to use RAID and/or NVME ? ***
*Read also these specific installation guide Here (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?76993-Guide-How-to-install-windows-8-8-1-10-The-proper-way-(UEFI-based-installation)&p=567290&viewfull=1#post567290) and Here (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?81003-G752VT-clean-install-some-issues-found-and-questions&p=557798&viewfull=1#post557798)*

Saipher
03-10-2018, 10:52 AM
Hello there,

It's been a long time since I did my Win7Pro/Win10Pro UEFI dual boot, based on these instructions (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?76993-Guide-How-to-install-windows-8-8-1-10-The-proper-way-(UEFI-based-installation)&p=560982#post560982). Now, the need for the Win7 has passed, so I'd like to delete it. The installations are both on the same SSD which I partitioned into two partitions (see attachment; sorry, it is in Finnish). I believe I installed Win7 first and then Win10. I am using Win10 boot menu. If I choose Win7, the computer restarts into Win7. If I choose Win10, it loads directly into Win10.

I have googled quite a lot and have seen quite many different approaches. @Gps3dx: How would you suggest I should proceed?

Thanks!

Gps3dx
03-11-2018, 01:31 PM
Hello there,

It's been a long time since I did my Win7Pro/Win10Pro UEFI dual boot, based on these instructions (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?76993-Guide-How-to-install-windows-8-8-1-10-The-proper-way-(UEFI-based-installation)&p=560982#post560982). Now, the need for the Win7 has passed, so I'd like to delete it. The installations are both on the same SSD which I partitioned into two partitions (see attachment; sorry, it is in Finnish). I believe I installed Win7 first and then Win10. I am using Win10 boot menu. If I choose Win7, the computer restarts into Win7. If I choose Win10, it loads directly into Win10.

I have googled quite a lot and have seen quite many different approaches. @Gps3dx: How would you suggest I should proceed?

Thanks!

that's easy problem - just wipe win7 partition, (if you wish, it isn't mandatory) extend win10 partition onto the wiped area - BOTH OF THE OPERATION IS RECOMMENDED TO DO USING A WINPE OS - NOT THROUGH THE ACTUAL INSTALLED WINDOWS.

Then reboot with win10 installation disk to fix the bootloader & BCD ( look here for more info ) (https://www.easeus.com/partition-manager-software/fix-uefi-boot-in-windows-10-8-7.html).

you can also use an app like EASYUEFI (https://www.easyuefi.com/) to edit the BCD ( and wipe win7 boot line ) through the installed windows 10.

lastly - since you're UEFI booting - in the laptop/PC bios boot screens there might be still a win7 boot line, even that you've wipe it from the bcd and its dedicated partition.... there should be a way in the bios to wipe that boot option.

in the end the you need 3 things to boot win10 correctly:


an EFI bootloader file in the ESP (1st partition)
a BCD with correct boot info on the win10 partition ( to boot win10, and w/o win7 boot lines )
changing bios (UEFI) default EFI to boot after bios startup - I.E setting window's EFI bootloader as default "boot file" ( instead of win7 line, if exist and not wiped from ).

G.L.

Gps3dx
07-19-2018, 01:12 PM
VERY IMPORTANT TIP for everyone with Win10 1709, 1803+ editions - if your games are extremely slow and laggish:


WIPE your current Nvidia drivers using DDU (http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html) -> reboot.
download latest NVIDIA driver v378.xx ( which is v378.92 ) (http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/116344/en-us) install
STAY ON THAT NVIDIA DRIVER VERSION - DO NOT UPDATE TO ANY NEW VERSION TILL MS FIXES THEIR DAMN WDDM 2.2/2.3 !

I'm personally using win 10 x64 1803 on my G751JT-
I got ~29 FPS in one of my games's benchmark, when I used any of the latest nvidia drivers ( 398.36 / 398.58 beta ).
Immediately after wiping driver and installing nvidia driver v378.92 I got ~56 FPS !!! using the same game benchmark and using the same HW/SW configuration (but that nvidia driver change ).

Source for that tip HERE (https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/1004600/geforce-drivers/all-games-stuttering-with-fps-drops-since-windows-10-creators-update/post/5835132/#5835132) & HERE (https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/1022960/stuck-with-378-92-forever-/)

UPDATE -
although downgrading to v378.92 did solve the low FPS issue, I think I managed to solve it as well with the latest v398.58 beta driver ( which I didn't before ).
it's not that it's due to a beta version or being latest driver - but because of DAMN windows !

I solved it by doing 2 things that I think are related -
1. Edit registry, and mainly changing "GameDVR_FSEBehaviorMode" and "GameDVR_FSEBehaviorMode" to 0 value instead of default 2 - under registry "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\System\GameConfigStore".
To make your life easy, copy the following to a txt file, rename it with .reg extension and run it. ( please BACKUP previous values )

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\System\GameConfigStore]
"GameDVR_Enabled"=dword:00000000
"GameDVR_FSEBehaviorMode"=dword:00000000
"GameDVR_HonorUserFSEBehaviorMode"=dword:00000000
"GameDVR_DXGIHonorFSEWindowsCompatible"=dword:00000000
"GameDVR_EFSEFeatureFlags"=dword:00000000
"GameDVR_FSEBehavior"=dword:00000000
"Win32_AutoGameModeDefaultProfile"=hex:02,00,01,00,00,00,c4,20,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00 ,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00
"Win32_GameModeRelatedProcesses"=hex:01,00,01,00,01,00,c0,00,c6,02,50,54,c7,02,\
70,00,61,00,6e,00,65,00,6c,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65 ,00,00,00,8c,00,4e,8d,e1,\
74,b8,ed,d2,02,18,4c,c7,02,1e,00,00,00,b8,ed,d2,02 ,1e,00,00,00,0f,00,00,00,\
30,e7,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00 ,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00 ,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
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00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00 ,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00 ,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
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00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00


2. Open SETTINGS -> Gaming -> Game Mode -> Graphics Settings -> Choose "Classic app" from the drop-down-list then BROWSE and add each of your games execute to the list -> click each of them AND SELECT OPTIONS -> HIGH PERFORMANCE.

Gps3dx
07-30-2018, 05:12 PM
MORE TIPS for getting higher FPS when gaming on Win 10 1709 or 1803 releases:


Open SETTINGS -> Gaming -> Game Mode -> Graphics Settings -> Choose "Classic app" from the drop-down-list & BROWSE and add each of your games execute to the list -> click each of them AND SELECT OPTIONS -> HIGH PERFORMANCE.
( please "play" with that settings, as ppl on the web complained that if a game is on that list, actually games performance got worse - SO YOU MIGHT WANT TO DISABLE ENTIRELY THE WINDOWS GAMING MODE !!!)
Open SETTINGS -> Gaming -> Game Bar -> DISABLE "record game clips ...using gamebar".
DISABLE "core parking" (https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-disable-core-parking-windows)
DISABLE "Windows Defender" (https://www.windowscentral.com/how-permanently-disable-windows-defender-windows-10) ( but have other BETTER A/V app installed, I recommend FREE comodo internet security ).
While gaming, lower TIMER RESOLUTION to 0.5ms using THIS APP. (https://vvvv.org/contribution/windows-system-timer-tool)
Empty Standby Memory (https://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/empty-standby-memory-fix-game-stuttering-windows-10/) using a 5-min repeated task which runs EmptyStandbyList.exe (https://wj32.org/wp/software/empty-standby-list/) OR EVEN BETTER, USE "Intelligent standby list cleaner" (https://www.wagnardsoft.com/content/intelligent-standby-list-cleaner-v1000-released) ( by the same developer of DDU )
Disable FOCUS ASSIST by right click the right-most icon in the systray and choose OFF.
( AFAIK it's only for win 10 1803 - it mainly solves games crashes when alt+tab, don't think it effects FPS )
Disable LargePage (https://forums.guru3d.com/threads/performance-boost-for-most-games.389072/)- might help against micro-stutter


2 Oct 2018 - UPDATE: Windows 10 1809 (SR5) released to the public !
I've personally upgraded my G751JT from 1803 to 1809 - the transition was mostly smooth, I only had to reinstall the special audio drivers to enable back digital 5.1 audio through SPDIF.
Gaming experience IS MUCH MUCH BETTER ! NO MICRO-STUTTER IN 3 different games ( which I had on 1803 ) and slight higher FPS in-game. ( tested with Nvidia graphics driver v411.70 ).
while testing, I only used standby list cleaner, reduce timer resolution, and DISABLED both core parking & ANY gaming mode.

Also, I noticed that when G-sync is configured to work for 'windowed' apps, many windows built-in UWP app's buttons are changing into black rectangles and any text I input being changed as well. ( THIS ISSUE EXISTED ON 1803 AS WELL ! )
To solve it, one must toggle G-sync to "full screen mode" ONLY ( i.e NO windowed ! ).
UPDATE in related to G-sync & UWP: I manage to solve it even better by toggling back global G-sync settings so that it can work for windowed apps as well BUT I'VE EXCLUDED G-SYNC (disabled it selectively) FOR EACH PROBLEMATIC UWP APP in the Nvidia control panel ( same as you control G-sync option for games there ).

SerosRDPS
12-10-2018, 11:25 PM
I've got a G703GI-XS98K coming in this Friday and want it to be the best it can be.

You think I can follow this guide "for the most part" for a nice sweet clean OS install?

Gps3dx
12-11-2018, 11:50 AM
I've got a G703GI-XS98K coming in this Friday and want it to be the best it can be.
You think I can follow this guide "for the most part" for a nice sweet clean OS install?
if your laptop inc NVME SSDs OR RAID ( either AHCI or NVME ) you might need to read some more... which is the same for most G752 laptop as I linked in the top of the 1st post in my guide.
GL.

Clintlgm
12-13-2018, 11:44 PM
I've got a G703GI-XS98K coming in this Friday and want it to be the best it can be.

You think I can follow this guide "for the most part" for a nice sweet clean OS install?


You'll cause yourself more aggravation by clean installing a new OS on a new notebook. Totally unnecessary Any Bloatware you don't like you can uninstall easily. and probably will give you some issues. Much better you install Macrium Reflect Free (https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree) and Image you OS SSD before you screw everything up. at least that way you can easily get back to where you were before you started screwing things up. With windows ten clean installs are not helpful unless your totally screwed up and have no other way out. Thus the Macrium Reflect Image. Will take you all of 20 minutes to get back where you were when you created the Image!!! Good luck with our new notebook.

Guitarmageddon888
12-14-2018, 03:39 AM
You'll cause yourself more aggravation by clean installing a new OS on a new notebook. Totally unnecessary Any Bloatware you don't like you can uninstall easily. and probably will give you some issues. Much better you install Macrium Reflect Free (https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree) and Image you OS SSD before you screw everything up. at least that way you can easily get back to where you were before you started screwing things up. With windows ten clean installs are not helpful unless your totally screwed up and have no other way out. Thus the Macrium Reflect Image. Will take you all of 20 minutes to get back where you were when you created the Image!!! Good luck with our new notebook.

Does that image program generally provide the best image option? I have nvme and an extra storage ssd. Apparently I can't use the windows image utility to create an image anymore? It says I can't do it and save to my storage drive.

Clintlgm
12-14-2018, 04:48 AM
Does that image program generally provide the best image option? I have nvme and an extra storage ssd. Apparently I can't use the windows image utility to create an image anymore? It says I can't do it and save to my storage drive.

What OS are you using? I'm on windows 10 1809 and have no issues with creating Images or differentials to full drive or partitions. I'm running daily backups on 4 computer well 5 now and haven't seen the issue your typing about perhaps it was the software you were trying to use. MR just works Period.

Gps3dx
12-14-2018, 04:54 PM
Does that image program generally provide the best image option? I have nvme and an extra storage ssd. Apparently I can't use the windows image utility to create an image anymore? It says I can't do it and save to my storage drive.
when you wrote "windows image utility" you meant the app from MS that downloads the windows installation image which then suppose to help you to create a bootable USB ?

if that's the issue - you can manually download the ISO (https://tb.rg-adguard.net/public.php), then use 3rd party FREE apps to create such bootable USB (https://www.windowscentral.com/how-create-windows-10-usb-bootable-media-uefi-support) ( see RUFUS in the lower part of that guide )
Lastly, please make sure you understand how to UEFI boot and install an OS - read the OP to learn more.

P.S - if you're getting win10 1809, please download ONLY 177663.107 (NOT *.1) otherwise if making an upgrade from previous windows versions, you're risking possible files deletion ( with *.1 version that is ).

Guitarmageddon888
12-15-2018, 02:18 AM
when you wrote "windows image utility" you meant the app from MS that downloads the windows installation image which then suppose to help you to create a bootable USB ?

if that's the issue - you can manually download the ISO (https://tb.rg-adguard.net/public.php), then use 3rd party FREE apps to create such bootable USB (https://www.windowscentral.com/how-create-windows-10-usb-bootable-media-uefi-support) ( see RUFUS in the lower part of that guide )
Lastly, please make sure you understand how to UEFI boot and install an OS - read the OP to learn more.

P.S - if you're getting win10 1809, please download ONLY 177663.107 (NOT *.1) otherwise if making an upgrade from previous windows versions, you're risking possible files deletion ( with *.1 version that is ).

Oh no I meant the windows image utility that was called something like "backup and restore (windows 7)" not creating a new bootable image for the purposes of installing Windows. Just want to make a backup image of my current system.

usernameregistar
01-04-2019, 02:40 PM
Hi...

I have a problem with my bootable USB stick with win10. This USB stick works perfectly on another computer but on my Asus not.
I tried to use RUFUS and with GTP and not working at all. If I try with MBR the logo from windows show but when finish the boot via USB stick the screen is always black.
I tried with Media Creation Tool from Microsoft and not show anything.
I tried with a win7 DVD and the result was the same.
I tried to connect to another screen and is not showing any image.

I "googled" and I found some equal problems in other laptops and the problem is the PCI express video card.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8xY49C5TW0

They go to the BIOS and change to the motherboard video card and it works. But the BIOS from ASUS GL552VW not show the same configuration on the video card to disable Nvidia. So, what I make wrong in this process?
I formatted a lot of laptops and desktops and this is the first time this happens to me.

Phoebian
01-05-2019, 12:33 AM
Hi, following the guide pretty well so far.

When it comes to the privacy options and features, I am unable to run command "sc delete dmwappushsvc" Error: "FAILED 1060 The specified service does not exist as an installed service."

I have managed to delete diagtrack ok so it is not myself doing it incorrectly and the spelling is 100% correct.

Does this service not exist any more perhaps?

Thanks!

Gps3dx
01-05-2019, 03:00 PM
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When it comes to the privacy options and features, I am unable to run command "sc delete dmwappushsvc" Error: "FAILED 1060 The specified service does not exist as an installed service."
I have managed to delete diagtrack ok so it is not myself doing it incorrectly and the spelling is 100% correct.
Does this service not exist any more perhaps?

Good Q - I encounter this too after install many different editions of win10 (1703/9 & 1803/9)...
I learned this tip from a vary reliable forum (https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/guide-way-to-disable-keylogger-telemetry-v3-55.57339/) dealing with anything MS windows related - Mydigitallife.
Many ppl in that linked thread ( although not in its OP ) report that "sc delete dmwappushservice" is the correct command, since the service was renamed.

kilat_kuning90
02-05-2019, 05:47 AM
Hi...

I have a problem with my bootable USB stick with win10. This USB stick works perfectly on another computer but on my Asus not.
I tried to use RUFUS and with GTP and not working at all. If I try with MBR the logo from windows show but when finish the boot via USB stick the screen is always black.
I tried with Media Creation Tool from Microsoft and not show anything.
I tried with a win7 DVD and the result was the same.
I tried to connect to another screen and is not showing any image.

I "googled" and I found some equal problems in other laptops and the problem is the PCI express video card.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8xY49C5TW0

They go to the BIOS and change to the motherboard video card and it works. But the BIOS from ASUS GL552VW not show the same configuration on the video card to disable Nvidia. So, what I make wrong in this process?
I formatted a lot of laptops and desktops and this is the first time this happens to me.

My story is my brother asking me to install fresh windows 10 on his ROG G551jm laptop because somehow the performance become really bad. The thing is i'm not tech savvy or anything but once successfully fresh install on my old pc just by googling (create a bootable usb using windows 7 usb tool apps, wipe disk and install) and walla its working as intended.

And then i try to recreate it on my brother's laptop, So what i did, i try to create bootable usb, i dont use windows 7 usb tool but rufus because it is recommended by my quick google search. Open up Rufus, wow, it really difference with what i used before, there uefi, legacy, mbr and many terms that seems not in my vocabulary. Heck, i thought it was going to auto configuration and just cooked it.

And here comes the nightmare. I plugged the usb, restart, got up to installation option, i formatted my primary hd and say to myself "its not that hard" BAM!! comes a popup which i dont remember much but i think it almost say "you imbecile human you chose the wrong setting for bootable usb something something mbr..gpt) **** i screw up.

Try to calm myself up. Laptop restarted. Everything is fine it is still boot up alright and it try troubleshot itself because i wiped the hd but failed. So, i created a new bootable usb with difference setup, plugged in, and then weirdly it ws not detected no matter how much variation of bootable usb i tried.

So, with my 300 iq, i try to mess with the bios (i knew it was risky) carefully wondering to see what went wrong. I try to change the boot order, i put on top priority list is my dvd cd drive and off course that is not too bad right. Saved and restart. I wait anxiously......................................... .................................................. .................................................. .......................

The screen show up nothing but only with keyboard light were on and i can hear the hd were running. No text..no bios...Just black screen..

i googled everything but nothing is working and this is really stressing me out because i just broke someone expensive laptop and is not mine. (to put icing on the cake, he just bought it) Help me guys and least give me hope it still can be fix.
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Clintlgm
02-07-2019, 10:09 PM
My story is my brother asking me to install fresh windows 10 on his ROG G551jm laptop because somehow the performance become really bad. The thing is i'm not tech savvy or anything but once successfully fresh install on my old pc just by googling (create a bootable usb using windows 7 usb tool apps, wipe disk and install) and walla its working as intended.

And then i try to recreate it on my brother's laptop, So what i did, i try to create bootable usb, i dont use windows 7 usb tool but rufus because it is recommended by my quick google search. Open up Rufus, wow, it really difference with what i used before, there uefi, legacy, mbr and many terms that seems not in my vocabulary. Heck, i thought it was going to auto configuration and just cooked it.

And here comes the nightmare. I plugged the usb, restart, got up to installation option, i formatted my primary hd and say to myself "its not that hard" BAM!! comes a popup which i dont remember much but i think it almost say "you imbecile human you chose the wrong setting for bootable usb something something mbr..gpt) **** i screw up.

Try to calm myself up. Laptop restarted. Everything is fine it is still boot up alright and it try troubleshot itself because i wiped the hd but failed. So, i created a new bootable usb with difference setup, plugged in, and then weirdly it ws not detected no matter how much variation of bootable usb i tried.

So, with my 300 iq, i try to mess with the bios (i knew it was risky) carefully wondering to see what went wrong. I try to change the boot order, i put on top priority list is my dvd cd drive and off course that is not too bad right. Saved and restart. I wait anxiously......................................... .................................................. .................................................. .......................

The screen show up nothing but only with keyboard light were on and i can hear the hd were running. No text..no bios...Just black screen..

i googled everything but nothing is working and this is really stressing me out because i just broke someone expensive laptop and is not mine. (to put icing on the cake, he just bought it) Help me guys and least give me hope it still can be fix.
o

You need to go back to the beginning of this thread and follow the guide.

Your notebook came from the factory UEFI/GPT, not legacy BIOS/MBR, therefore you need to create your install USB from MS Media Creation Tool and once created boot it in UEFI mode. To do this restart or push the start button and spam the Esc key, a boot menu will come up. There you will select UEFI USB to boot from and that will start your Clean Windows install.

if anything is broke it would be the actual hard drive that you're trying to install to. If SSD not likely is Hard Drive very likely

If you don't see the drive you want to install to. Hit Shift and F10 that will bring up a Command Prompt,
you would then type list disk
select the disk your wan to install to type in that number for that disk.
type in Clean
type in exit
you now can select that disk to install too.

Before you do any of this you need to go to Asus Support Download (https://www.asus.com/support/Download-Center/) and download all the hardware driver for that notebook, it probably won't work well using Windows native drivers so have them ready to install First is chipset, then IME, then ATK, then as needed
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/85819-erase-disk-using-diskpart-clean-command-windows-10-a.html
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1950-clean-install-windows-10-a.html

kilat_kuning90
02-08-2019, 02:52 AM
You need to go back to the beginning of this thread and follow the guide.

Your notebook came from the factory UEFI/GPT, not legacy BIOS/MBR, therefore you need to create your install USB from MS Media Creation Tool and once created boot it in UEFI mode. To do this restart or push the start button and spam the Esc key, a boot menu will come up. There you will select UEFI USB to boot from and that will start your Clean Windows install.

if anything is broke it would be the actual hard drive that you're trying to install to. If SSD not likely is Hard Drive very likely

If you don't see the drive you want to install to. Hit Shift and F10 that will bring up a Command Prompt,
you would then type list disk
select the disk your wan to install to type in that number for that disk.
type in Clean
type in exit
you now can select that disk to install too.

Before you do any of this you need to go to Asus Support Download (https://www.asus.com/support/Download-Center/) and download all the hardware driver for that notebook, it probably won't work well using Windows native drivers so have them ready to install First is chipset, then IME, then ATK, then as needed
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/85819-erase-disk-using-diskpart-clean-command-windows-10-a.html
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1950-clean-install-windows-10-a.html

So. its possible even i experienced black screen the moment i turn on the laptop?

Gps3dx
02-08-2019, 04:19 PM
So. its possible even i experienced black screen the moment i turn on the laptop?

black screen appears after POST, i.e after bios/uefi loads up and passing on to boot the boot devices.
since no bootloader is found on any on the boot devices you allow the laptop to boot, you see a black screen.
also, there's a slight possibility that your uefi/bios is configured to not show any "bios" bootup screen ( w/o asus logo etc) and also you might have "quick boot" option enabled, so altogether you might think that the uefi/bios is corrupt - which is *usually* not the case.

1st thing you need to make sure is that your uefi/bios is working ( i.e accessible ) by pressing ESC / F10 multiple times after booting up from total shutdown mode.

Then, I highly advise you to please take a 2nd look at my guide in the OP - pay special note to the bios configuration ( about the CSM option ) and how you create the USB with windows installation files ( i.e how it is formatted for YOUR OWN LAPTOP CASE, i.e MBR OR UEFI ) and lastly what you choose in the boot selection screen ( ESC / F8 ) to boot that USB ( depends on which type of installation you're planning to do... MBR or UEFI ).

lastly, you stated you've formatted the hdd/sdd... how ? have you converted the drive to GPT in you plan on installing it using the UEFI boot method, or formatted it as MBR for legacy boot ( or the only way to boot if you have old laptop w/o uefi support, i.e you have BIOS - BUT the G551 is old as my previous G51VW, so I don't think that's your case... you should have UEFI ).

There're MANY VARIABLES to check, set or change... if one of them isn't the right one the installation / booting the windows USB might fails.

i'm here if you've got any more Q.

antrabe
07-12-2019, 11:54 PM
Hello all, its possible to install windows 7 on my Gl752vw without loose the recovery unit if someday i want to back to windows 10

thanks

Gps3dx
07-16-2019, 06:06 PM
Hello all, its possible to install windows 7 on my Gl752vw without loose the recovery unit if someday i want to back to windows 10
thanks
Hi,
I'll answer it in 2 parts:
1. Win 7 might have missing drivers for your laptop due to the fact that it was released in the era of win10.
Please refrain about talking about such issue here since it is a G-serie sub-forum, not GL-serie.
2. if drivers are not an issue - then the question isn't particular related to GL-serie nor to Asus laptops - but to OS installation on a PC in general.
it is possible to install how many OS on your drive as you want, it's generally called dual-boot or triple-boot etc.
the "recovery unit" is actually a boot-able partition that has all the OS installation files ( with apps & configurations specific for asus and your laptop model ) just like a bootable USB or DVD has and able to install the OS onto the drive.

in short, what you need is to wipe any partition on the drive BUT THE ONE WITH THE RECOVERY FILES - then with the empty space you can install whatever OS you want - and in the future if you want to "go back" and utilize the recovery data - just wipe again any partition but the recovery, and boot into that recovery partition ( it might be tricky if you mass / change the bootloader ).

WHAT I HIGHLY RECOMMEND - make a LARGE FILE BACKUP of that recovery partiton BEFORE you wipe or change the OS.
Asus provide such app called "backtracker" (https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1008640/) which can create multiple-DVD or single/multiple file backup of that recovery partition - so that you can transfer that info onto a backup drive or another internal "data" drive (physically different then the one the OS is on ).

if you prefer you can always free or paid apps like "norton ghost", Clonezilla, Macrium Reflect etc...
Lastly, I suggest you READ MY OP GUIDE especially about the different between BIOS & MBR vs UEFI & GPT OS boot.

Mikie21
08-20-2019, 06:29 AM
Thanks, it was helpful