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    G46VW SSD Questions

    Hey guys, I've been searching on the forums for a semi-detailed guide, as I am quite new to PC gaming, on how to install an SSD. I watched JWPWNS1 video on the dismantle and i think I got that down, however I have a few questions about how to get my OS system onto my SSD and off my HDD. I have a windows 8 dvd, however I'm not to sure if I'd need a product key, I've never used the DVD before. Also, is getting into the BIOS and all that stuff doable for a noob like me? Have tutorials already been posted? Any links and suggestions would be awesome because after all the praise I've heard SSD's getting, I'd really love to upgrade!

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    Don't worry about the key, it is embedded in the BIOS now, so when you install Windows 8, it will (or should) automatically pick up the key and use it. Actually, you can create a recovery USB/DVD (don't know which it is on the G46) and that will definitely pick up and use the key. Don't worry, it can be done, and it isn't all that hard! Just post back if you have questions!
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    Simplest way is to create a factory restore media using Asus BacktrackerCreate the USB media, put your SSD In and restore the back up to your SSD.
    Here is a helpful thread
    Macrium Reflect is a very reliable Cloning software and free
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clintlgm View Post
    Simplest way is to create a factory restore media using Asus BacktrackerCreate the USB media, put your SSD In and restore the back up to your SSD.
    Here is a helpful thread
    Macrium Reflect is a very reliable Cloning software and free
    Thanks @clintlgm! I couldn't remember what all program names were. You did. Thanks!
    I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
    We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee!
    LINUX Users, we have a group!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=23

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    ROG Guru: Gold Belt Array Clintlgm PC Specs
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    I try to help where ever I can with my limited expertise
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clintlgm View Post
    I try to help where ever I can with my limited expertise
    Help you do. There is no question about that whatsoever. We need all the help we can get. As @chrsplmr would say, that's the ROG spirit.
    I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
    We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee!
    LINUX Users, we have a group!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=23

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