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Windows 8 Clean Install

Paulovrv
Level 8
Hi.

I found this link. It seems so detailed, I decided to share. For nOObs like me.

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/ss/windows-8-clean-install-part-1.htm


Hope I'm not corrupting any rules of the forum.:D


edit: + *banned website*
G75VW-BHI7N07: i7-3630QM * 32Gb ram Crucial * Windows damn 8 PRO
Kingston HyperX 3K 120 SSD + 1TB hdd (sad 5400 rpm)
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srmojuze
Level 10
Paulovrv wrote:
Hi.

I found this link. It seems so detailed, I decided to share. For nOObs like me.

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/ss/windows-8-clean-install-part-1.htm


Hope I'm not corrupting any rules of the forum.:D


Yes that is good I used it a few days ago as part of my research and completion of fresh install Windows 8 Pro.

Pitcher1
Level 9
ROG forum has post also.

Mike_Lu@ASUS wrote:
ROG forum has post also.


Oh, sorry. I didn't find it.:o
G75VW-BHI7N07: i7-3630QM * 32Gb ram Crucial * Windows damn 8 PRO
Kingston HyperX 3K 120 SSD + 1TB hdd (sad 5400 rpm)

Ristus
Level 7
Is the windows 8 product key in bios? Sorry stupid question but I really hate Windows 8 and that's why I don't know these tricks on windows 8.
I have to start like it because i cant get windows 7 anymore 😞

And If Key is in bios than it's probably ok just download Windows 8 image and use it if I need re-install Windows on some point.
Acer TM5720G Ati X1700, Dell Latitude X300, Asus G75VX-t4106h

Tomislav
Level 11
good work, I think a bunch of people will find it useful. Rep earned,bro.
ASUS G75VX
Win 8, i7-3630QM, 2,4 GHz, GeForce GTX 670MX, 8 GB Ram,120 Gb Samsung 840 SSD+750 Gb HDD

OK thanks.
Acer TM5720G Ati X1700, Dell Latitude X300, Asus G75VX-t4106h

rewben
Level 13
@Ristus, you should be able to retrieve your key using keyfinder or Bilarc Advisor.

yes it's ok to do that if you need a fresh install.

Paulovrv
Level 8
Just to complete the thread information with some specific stuff for us, I copy this link I found here in the forum other time:

*banned website*
G75VW-BHI7N07: i7-3630QM * 32Gb ram Crucial * Windows damn 8 PRO
Kingston HyperX 3K 120 SSD + 1TB hdd (sad 5400 rpm)

Paulovrv
Level 8
Ok.

It was scary, especially before installing the drivers, BUT, yes, I made my first clean install!
Rewben, I did it!!
Now everything is fine.

Some details
-This installation took 82Gb from my SSD vs 40Gb (the first). I don't know why so much space now, but...
-The pad scrolling got inverted. I loved it. Now my finger's moves works as if I touch the scroll bar beside :confused: (oh, my english...), and no more the page, as if my fingers virtually touched the screen body.
-that rate of performance decreased 7,8/7,8/7,1/7,1/7,8 (7,1 was 7,2)

Most important (Do not know if this is worth a thread):

I want to share I had a strange problem entering the new key I had of windows 8 PRO.
When the intallation started, a sad message appeared:
"The product key entered does not match any of the Windows images available for installation. Enter a different product key"

And then this googled thread helped me, with the simple PID file of Steven (the 1st answer there):

" Just use notepad to make a file called PID.txt and put the following in the file:

[PID]
Value=XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

Place your windows 8 Pro key in where the X's are and save the file to the /sources directory in the root of your USB key.

The PID file overrides the pre-installed OEM key in the bios of your computer. Windows 8 installation starts right up. Now I have a clean install of Windows 8 pro."

source:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-windows_install/the-product-key-entered-d...

Uh, the ASUS theme...
G75VW-BHI7N07: i7-3630QM * 32Gb ram Crucial * Windows damn 8 PRO
Kingston HyperX 3K 120 SSD + 1TB hdd (sad 5400 rpm)