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    G750JW - SSD & Windows 8

    Hi all,

    I purchased my first laptop last week, the Asus G750JW and I have been very impressed with it. The notebook doesn't come with an SSD so I have put my 120GB Crucial M4 from my desktop into the spare bay. Problem now is I want to format the 750GB HDD that comes with it and install Windows 8 onto the SSD. It is this bit that I am stuck with.

    I have created a system image USB drive, booted from that USB and gone through the whole reset windows setup but at no point did it mention what drive I want Windows installed on - it just installed it back onto the HDD.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks.

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    You can't use the system image drive, it's setup to format the 750 GB HDD. The way to go is to download the Windows 8 ISO legally from Microsoft, and make a USB install disk. From that, you can choose which disk to format and install onto. The installer will pick up the license key embedded in the BIOS and use that.
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    Use some cloning software to copy everything over. Try Easeus Disk Copy or Acronis True Image. They both have options to create bootable USB/CD's. This is the process I followed when I installed my SSD.

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    Hi all, many thanks for your replies. I have followed Ibbi's excellent guide and I'm pleased to say I now have Windows 8.1 installed on the SSD and the 750GB HDD running along side it.

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    Could you share the link of the guide please

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    Could you run GPU-Z and check the Bus Interface for me please?
    I'm having problems with my G750JH and Windows 8.1.
    PCI Express is stuck at x8 1.1.

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    The guide is http://forums.**********.com/showthread.php?t=193

    Ibbi had posted a link to it in this thread but it looks like the post has been deleted.

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