Reinstalling windows 8 on SSD of new Asus laptop- how?

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  1. wp746911

    wp746911 Junior Member

    Apr 30, 2011
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    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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  3. ViRGE

    ViRGE Elite Member, Moderator Emeritus

    Oct 9, 1999
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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.
  4. geekinit101

    geekinit101 Banned

    Nov 11, 2012
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