Darnassus, ...automatic updates most likely!
That's great news Darnassus, glad to hear the parts all work - and now you have a clean HDD backup to save for later, or in case the SSD restore doesn't go as nicely.
Nice job 🙂
I don't understand what you said back there.
I'm still using the same drives, I just did a clean install. Everything's running properly now.. I'm pretty sure it was upgrading from 8 to 8.1 that made the problems.
Also drivers weren't a problem, got a special little tool for that. Even the Subwoofer and Max Audio is present.
P.S. I always turn off auto-update. Just to make sure I know what goes on the machine first.
Darnassus, you have a special little tool for getting/applying updates?
There have been plenty of people, including me, that have upgraded to Windows 8.1 and current Windows 8.1 drivers without problems, without anything other than MIcrosoft for the Windows upgrade/updates, and manually downloading the latest drivers from the various Asus support areas.
Sometimes those upgrade tools go a bit far afield to find updates, and sometimes those drivers it finds aren't quite what is needed. IDK, but you shouldn't have had a problem with Windows 8.1 on a JX.
Now that you have a way to recover back to out of the box Windows 8.0, you could do Microsoft updates to Windows 8.0 till the 8.1 upgrade shows up in the Microsoft Store, upgrade to Windows 8.1, and then continue on with Windows 8.1 updates, then finish up with installing the latest drivers for Windows 8.1.
Microsoft has fixed the August updates it messed up, but there is 1 new update to avoid - KB2894006 - not catastrophic - you get an error about a missing MFC app at start up - but you can avoid it by not do that "optional" update.
Here is the list of Asus, Nvidia, Intel support / download areas.
G750 support areas - The JM download area has the latest of all the G750, with JS/JZ next.
The G750JW/JX/JH download areas are out of date:
Here is the latest Notebook Audio - for G750 => Realtek driver package Version V188.8.131.5283
Here are the latest Notebook Bluetooth drivers
Here are the latest Notebook WLAN drivers (no Intel)
Here are the latest Notebook LAN drivers
Here is the latest KBFilter driver
Here is the latest Asus Backtracker for Windows 8.1
Notebook Asus SmartGesture
Notebook ATK Package
Asus GPU Tweak for Graphics Cards, currently at release 184.108.40.206 for the G750JW/JX/JH
Asus GPU Tweak for Laptops, currently at release v1.0.9 for the G750JS/JM/JZ
Here are the Asus posted VGA drivers, it's better to get the latest from Nvidia - currently 344.11, except for the JM owners you probably want to keep using 332.60 to avoid random crashes - as reported by a lot of people.
Nvidia Drivers direct from Nvidia
Asus stopped updating their Intel INFUpdate support area, so go directly to Intel to get the latest - currently 10.0.13
Have fun 🙂
No Chipset? :'x