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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array SHADO's Avatar
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    Idiot Needs Windows 8 Help...

    Just sold my refurbed G75VW on ebay because I lost my job due to health issues, and need money to pay bills.

    My problem is the fact that I need to install a new copy of Windows 8, but ASUS removes the recovery partition on refurb units.

    Can anyone point me to a step-by-step procedure (for idiots) on how I would accomplish this? I already have my oem key, and have downloaded all the needed drivers for use after the windows install.

    Thanks for any help. I've really gotten myself in deep. *sigh*
    ASUS G75VW
    i7-3630QM 2.4Ghz
    GTX 660M (2GB)
    16GB DDR3 1600Mhz
    1TB HDD
    2TB HDD
    Blu-ray Writer (Pana. UJ-260)

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    I think your going to need an 8.1 ISO and do a clean install
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    980m GTX 4 GB
    32GB DDR 4 Standard RAM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clintlgm View Post
    I think your going to need an 8.1 ISO and do a clean install
    Thanks! That's a start. Any idea where I would find such a thing, and how I go about using it (thumbdrive, maybe)?

    By the way, I am still on Windows 8, not 8.1. Does it make a difference?
    ASUS G75VW
    i7-3630QM 2.4Ghz
    GTX 660M (2GB)
    16GB DDR3 1600Mhz
    1TB HDD
    2TB HDD
    Blu-ray Writer (Pana. UJ-260)

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    ROG Guru: Gold Belt Array Clintlgm PC Specs
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHADO View Post
    Thanks! That's a start. Any idea where I would find such a thing, and how I go about using it (thumbdrive, maybe)?

    By the way, I am still on Windows 8, not 8.1. Does it make a difference?
    Yes very big difference. But since your selling it as having Win 8, just find a Win 8 core DVD or ISO, your Win 8 Key is embedded in your MB so that should be recognized and install with no problems. To bad you didn't make the Asus Backtracker Media or a Image or two along the way!

    Go though Rewben thread for how to do it. Check with all your friends for a DVD any one will do as long as its Core and not Pro or Single Language. I find using RUFS to created a UEFI booting USB install media the best way to clean install. Did you extract your Key before losing your OS? I think I would just find an 8.1 ISO or DVD it will save you a ton of downloading updates.
    G752VY-DH72 Win 10 Pro
    512 GB M.2 Samsung 960 Pro
    1 TB Samsung 850 pro 2.5 format
    980m GTX 4 GB
    32GB DDR 4 Standard RAM

    Z97 PRO WiFi I7 4790K
    Windows 10 Pro
    Z97 -A
    Windows 10 Pro

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    Thank you for the help! You've steered me in the right direction.
    ASUS G75VW
    i7-3630QM 2.4Ghz
    GTX 660M (2GB)
    16GB DDR3 1600Mhz
    1TB HDD
    2TB HDD
    Blu-ray Writer (Pana. UJ-260)

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