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Old 11-10-2012, 11:47 PM   #1
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Default Reinstalling windows 8 on SSD of new Asus laptop- how?

I have new asus laptop (k55a). I'm trying to remove the HD it came with and put an SSD into it- but I can't get windows 8 to load on the SSD.

It came with windows 8 regular/home installed(not pro)- it has a restore file built into the HD- that's swell but it's of no use if I use a new HD- no hard DVD to use. I've tried loading the windows 8 pro download I have, but it's a no go- says the key doesn't match (i assume its using the bios key). Sure- I understand it doesn't match- but where the H@ll can I get a legitimate windows 8 regular download to install? I have a real windows 8 key, just can't get the windows 8 (non-pro) software to install??
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:58 AM   #2
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The easiest thing to do will be to contact Asus and ask for restoration media.

Otherwise you need to look at their utilities and see if they include anything to make restore discs.

Your final option would be to skip reinstalling, and find some way to clone the HDD on to your SSD.
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You will need a boot cd for the edition you have then just follow this
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