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nagooro
11-15-2015, 06:34 AM
My G750 is starting to bog down so looking to wipe it clean and upgrade to windows 10.

Are there any good guides out there to do this? Not sure what the process is, if I can go straight to windows 10, or do I have to go back to windows 8.1 then to 10.

Also whats the best way to re-install drivers? Asus auto updater thing?

Thanks

Darnassus
11-15-2015, 03:47 PM
Ummm.. well. You're in trouble if you wiped already. You need to UPGRADE FROM Win 7 or 8.1 to get Win 10 free.

The process is what upgrades your product key.

So you need to reinstall 8.1 and upgrade, then clean install 10 since there's so many bugs with the upgrade method. Clean is always best.

The best partition method for installing if you get the option is UEFI and GPT. If you need more info ask, I'm half asleep >x3

toronto699
11-15-2015, 07:04 PM
here is easy way post 3
https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?78811-W10-V1511-10586-Install/page2

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

nagooro
11-16-2015, 05:14 AM
here is easy way post 3
https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?78811-W10-V1511-10586-Install/page2

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

Thanks for the input. I haven't wiped it yet, still on 8.1. So I will upgrade to 10 then wipe it. What's the best way to know which drivers I need to update afterwards?

toronto699
11-16-2015, 06:32 AM
W10 will install drivers but go to your driver page and see what W10 drivers there are , id go to device manager and make note of my hardware and who made them or brand before u install W10 , that W10 version in the link I posted is the latest W10 version its a completely New W10, station-drivers.com have many W10 hardware drivers.
http://www.station-drivers.com/index.php?lang=en

Darnassus
11-16-2015, 07:53 AM
Yep, your drivers will be automatically installed. All you need to do is upgrade the NVidia Driver, Install your ATK and possibly your audio driver if Maxx Audio isn't present.

Also yes, keep note of what drivers you have currently with Device Manager.

Here's your best friend

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/driverview-x64.zip

Just extract n' run.

Hit 'Product Name' to sort them in an understandable order.

Maxter
11-16-2015, 11:34 PM
I read that with the Threshold 2 update (the November one that just got out), you should be able to use any Win7,8, and 8.1 key to activate Windows 10. Since the key is embedded into our Mobo, this should be automatic... (I'm giving too much belief in MS probably).
Somewhere in the threads I wrote the steps on how to get Win10 cleaned installed. Look for it... total time should be about 2 hours on a modern computer to do everything needed.

nagooro
11-17-2015, 03:05 AM
is reformatting windows 10 via a media creation tool or the "reset this pc" option in windows the same thing?

Wulff
11-17-2015, 08:59 AM
i tried to install win 10 pro on a friends machine and used a 8.1 pro serial when it was asking for a serial and it didnt say that the serialwas invalid and windows activated with that numbers, however... this was after the upgrade was already done before. so im still not sure if it would work with a non upgraded machine. will try it on another machine perhaps

Wulff
11-17-2015, 09:00 AM
using the media creation tool and create your bootable usb gives you the option to realy clean install the machine. reset this pc would just set the current operating system installed back to factory default settings

Darnassus
11-17-2015, 04:55 PM
I believe you must UPGRADE the machine from Windows 7, 8, 8.1 to Windows 10 at SOME POINT for the Key to be transcoded on the Microsoft Product Key server. Once you've done that, you can use that key for installing Windows 10 fresh, which you've done Wulff. That's why it worked.

If you just wipe the PC, then try install Win10, it'll reject your key. It's an annoying experience to go through.

P.S. if you don't like Windows 10, you've got 30 days to go back to your previous operating system before your converted Key is PERMANENLY Win 10. I think you need to use a Microsoft Service on their site to do this though,

toronto699
11-17-2015, 10:15 PM
W10 November update from W7, W8 , to W10 Version 1511 , 10586
http://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-threshold-2-makes-it-possible-to-activate-with-windows-7-8-1-keys-496202.shtml

Maxter
11-17-2015, 10:19 PM
is reformatting windows 10 via a media creation tool or the "reset this pc" option in windows the same thing?

If you delete and create a the drive partition (Wipe) with the media tool, remember you will lose everything. I think Win10 will put 2 partitions (OS and DATA) into that drive. If you have a secondary drive in the computer, remove it, as it will be wiped too.
Reformatting = bye bye to everything. Reset is more like a re-install I think.

Maxter
11-17-2015, 10:21 PM
W10 November update from W7, W8 , to W10 Version 1511 , 10586
http://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-threshold-2-makes-it-possible-to-activate-with-windows-7-8-1-keys-496202.shtml

This update is stupid... for some reason it uninstalls some software. I think MS knows and is trying to address the problem.

toronto699
11-17-2015, 10:45 PM
The New W10 10586 by Microsoft Update , it uninstall my Sony Vegas Software , GPU-Z , GPU Tweak , a few other W8 apps, and Mcafee now Mcafee will not install W10 Mcafee
Microsoft has a plan, everything must be Microsoft or else ...lol , They know where u live

nagooro
11-18-2015, 03:18 AM
In the process of installing a fresh windows 10 copy.

Its asking where do I want to install windows 10, and I have 7 partitions. Can I delete any of them and just make one big drive?

Partition 1: system - total size 100mb - type system
partition 2: recovery - total size 900mb - type recovery
partition 3: no name - total size 128mb - type MSR (recovery)
partition 4: OS - total size 279gb - type Primary
partion 5: no name - total size 450 mb - type recovery
partition 6: DATA- - total size 398 gb - type primary
partition 7: restore - total size 20 gb - type recovery

Or do I just format a few of them, i would like to have a clean install and wipe all curret files and software on the laptop.

Thanks

Darnassus
11-19-2015, 01:10 AM
In the process of installing a fresh windows 10 copy.

Its asking where do I want to install windows 10, and I have 7 partitions. Can I delete any of them and just make one big drive?

Partition 1: system - total size 100mb - type system
partition 2: recovery - total size 900mb - type recovery
partition 3: no name - total size 128mb - type MSR (recovery)
partition 4: OS - total size 279gb - type Primary
partion 5: no name - total size 450 mb - type recovery
partition 6: DATA- - total size 398 gb - type primary
partition 7: restore - total size 20 gb - type recovery

Or do I just format a few of them, i would like to have a clean install and wipe all curret files and software on the laptop.

Thanks

Fresh install? Absolutely. Delete everything.

Maxter
11-20-2015, 04:48 PM
The system will automatically make partitions for you. If you don't like them, you can change them using the disk management option after everything is said and done.

nagooro
11-24-2015, 08:30 AM
So after installing a clean version of windows 10, my CPU seems to be running at ~0.8GHz average. Is this because I need to update the BIOS? Or is there a simpler fix.