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Clean Windows 7 on Asus G75VX (Win8 pre-installed)

bjurn
Level 8
Hello!

I had been lurking around here trying to figure out either a good way to move my Windows 8 (core-oem) installation to my new SSD or install Windows 7. No post that i found had an easy route to follow so i thought i write down a quick "guide".

Backstory: I was originally trying to re-install my Windows 8 to the new ssd.. Did not work, even Asus support said the Windows 8 "embedded" into the bios could not recognize the SSD as a suitable drive since it only worked on original hardware. I then asked, what if the harddrive went haywire and did not work anymore ?
They told me to get support from Microsoft as they could not do anything about this matter.

So back to scrapping Windows 8 and doing a fresh-o-so-clean Windows 7 installation on the SSD.
Before you start throwing rocks at me about drivers and such, i got everything to work. Even WIFI (thanks to *will edit for link*).

Nearly every driver on the support disc can be installed on Windows 7, expect for chipset and Wifi (chipset i got off newest G75VM Windows 7 driver download page).

Use an external drive, flash drive or just dvds to transfer every picture, game file or whatevz. to.

Installation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMlsfk10PUA).

Enter bios, rapidly spam your F2 key when the computer turns on.

- Switch to "Boot" and set “Launch CSM” to Enabled.
- Switch to "Security" and set "Secure Boot Control" to Disabled.
- Press F10 to save and exit.

(quoted Rewben)

Now, only have the SSD harddrive inside the computer where the HDD was before.
Put everything back together.
Load the dvd drive with a "legally" owned copy of Windows7 Ultimate.

And install.

Now, after this is done. Windows 7 will not find any drivers. So pop in your Asus support dvd.
Install the ethernet card.

If you dont have a ethernet option, figure something out.

Launch Windows Update, and update everything!

Now the system will find all the hardware.

Install all the drivers.

Chipset, audio blablabla.

And finally wifi drivers HERE
Thanks @rledge21 for providing wifi driver.

Over and out.
G75VX-T4106H + Samsung 840 250GB SSD (Windows 7)
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rewben
Level 13
sweet! thanks a lot for your help, @bjurn 🙂

finally someone with the right model wrote the right guide for others!

Cheers for the great info, i have g75vx with win8 in it, want to go for win7 and manually install all the drivers , are there any websites of each of every single drivers/bloat wares / junk apps that i do not need to install ?

I just installed everything i could off the support cd/ or checked for newer drivers off the vx support page.
Apart from all the trial crap and such that is also on the cd.
Still working great after a couple of weeks, nothing i miss from Win8.
G75VX-T4106H + Samsung 840 250GB SSD (Windows 7)

mcvc69
Level 8
Thanks Bjurn, just a quick question, do you find the sound quality of G75VX bad ? I've compared G73's sound quality with G75VX, G75VX's sound quality blows, it sounds so off, while G73 is so much better and acceptable, I dont know if its driver's problem or bad quality of speakers/sub woofer ...... I am on latest driver from Asus official website already, any suggestions or any ways to fix it ? or would the sound quality be better on windows 7 ? I am right now on windows 8, hate the OS so much, gotta get a time to downgrade to win7

mcvc69 wrote:
Thanks Bjurn, just a quick question, do you find the sound quality of G75VX bad ? I've compared G73's sound quality with G75VX, G75VX's sound quality blows, it sounds so off, while G73 is so much better and acceptable, I dont know if its driver's problem or bad quality of speakers/sub woofer ...... I am on latest driver from Asus official website already, any suggestions or any ways to fix it ? or would the sound quality be better on windows 7 ? I am right now on windows 8, hate the OS so much, gotta get a time to downgrade to win7


I always use headphones, but ive noticed the crappy speakers. Sounds like every sound is beeing pumped through the sub or something ?

Had another Asus non-gamer laptop before this one, had loads better speaker quality then this one. But doesnt bother me that bad, have a good soundsystem for music.
G75VX-T4106H + Samsung 840 250GB SSD (Windows 7)

g75user
Level 7
Hey guys, is there something wrong with windows 8?

g75user wrote:
Hey guys, is there something wrong with windows 8?


I booted into windows 8 for the first time. installed chrome. rebooted like 20 minutes later - and it was broken. wouldn't boot, repair, safe made, restore. tried to fix for 2 hours before I formatted & installed linux/win7 dual boot w/ no uefi

g75user wrote:
Hey guys, is there something wrong with windows 8?


There is plenty wrong with Windows 8, my friend.

Hey guys, if I may,

I'm installing Windows 7 on my G46, and it's been a long trip but I've got it allllmost done. Right now, I'm trying to find my wifi drivers. When I go to the Asus website for the drivers and download them, it's like they're all for Windows 8, they don't work at all.

I need to find drivers I can use for Windows 7 on my G46. Can anyone give me a hand?

Honestly, it looks like I'm probably missing a lot more than the wifi drivers. Is there somewhere I can find drivers that are compatible with my machine?

rewben
Level 13
@g75user, some users switch the OS due to their preferences; although some claimed there are compatibility issues with games (most probably old games)