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    How to reinstall Windows 7 64bits ?

    Hi all,

    I got a newbie question. I didn't get a DVD/CD to reinstall the system on my G74. I know the reinstall system is a part of the notebook (on a hidden partition), how can I reinstall my system then ?

    There is a button / menu I should push/go ?

    Thanks.

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    If you want to do a restore I can't help you because the first thing I did was to reformat the HDD, get rid of the hidden restore partition, and clean install windows. But I think f9 at the POST screen is supposed to take you into ASUS recovery.

    But if you want to Clean Install Windows 7 Home Premium, go HERE and download the Windows 7 iso, burn it to a DVD, and you're almost all ready. That post has most of the drivers you need so download them and put them on your other drive or a flash drive.

    Let your notebook reboot with the DVD you just burned (you may have to set boot priority in the BIOS to 1st - dvd, 2nd - HDD), and follow directions. (I would get rid of the Restore Partition, too.)

    Once you have windows installed you need to install the chipset drivers, then all the rest - nVidia Graphics, WLAN, LAN, Realtek HD Audio, Touchpad, USB 3.0, mouse if applicable, etc, until you have no more unknown devices in Device Manager.

    I'll be around part of today if you need advice. Good luck!
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    Here is a page that discusses how to perform an ASUS Factory Restore: http://en.kioskea.net/faq/4162-resto...ctory-settings

    You can do the Factory Restore from the DVD's you create or just hit F9 at the ASUS splash screen to launch it from the hidden ASUS partition. The result will be Windows 7 and all the pre-installed ASUS programs will be installed, just as it was when it came out of the box.

    NOTE: If you want to eliiminate the ASUS bloatware, JR's clean Windows 7 installation is the way to go....
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    Great, thanks a lot !!

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    Hello,

    I want to restore my Asus G73S by using the Asus restore utility F9, I have four partitions:
    CWindows 7 Installed, Primary Partition),
    DLogical Drive where i have all of my Data),
    E: Primary Partition and some Data
    F:Primary Partition Empty Partition

    When pressing F9 it gaves me 3 options to reinstall Windows
    Reinstall Windows Primary Partition,
    Reinstall windows Entire HD
    Reinstall Windows Entire HD with Two Partitions

    If i choose First option will only format C: drive ? I dont want to lose all my personal data.
    What will do each option ?


    Thanks!

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    Yes, the first option is just for windows the second wipes everything and only installs windows and the last wipes everything and also gives you a data drive.
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    Would Asus backup/restore work with a clean install? Not that I'd use it, I'm just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRd1st View Post
    Would Asus backup/restore work with a clean install? Not that I'd use it, I'm just curious.
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    no, i mean to make a backup of the clean install. to use it as an actual tool instead of as a curse. lol
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    Good question. I'm pretty sure it's considered read only by all of the ASUS tools. That is to say that there is no function within the tools to update the restore partition with your own configuration. That would pretty much be a recipe for more support calls when people hose their restore partitions. You might be able to hack your own image into it but I don't know how the restore process works exactly. I'm think the files are compressed or packed into cab's to reduce the footprint. It's not just a loader and a system ISO or something.
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