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  Reply # 1065596 14-Jun-2014 15:37
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joker97: I see.

Why didn't you download the 8.1 Rom (and install via self activating uefi?)

I guessed that I could not do 8.1, because my laptop was installed with 8.0. But, it worked! 
Not sure what you mean with self activating UEFI. I have put an EI.CFG file in the sources folder of the ISO, then I could skip the "Enter serial" step (not sure if that is a required step otherwise), afterwards removed key with slmgr.exe /upk and then slui 3 to enter the OEM key.
So, the retail ISO accepted the OEM key after installation.

Asus says that they don't have the clean install key. I should ring the Auckland office myself to see whether they still have the DVD... I should let Asus do it anyway, because when I do it myself, my warranty is void they said... 
Really bad support from Asus in this case.

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  Reply # 1065598 14-Jun-2014 15:42
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boland:
joker97: Or buy a drive enclosure

And then? Clone HDD? As said 10 times before, I WANT A FRESH INSTALL. I can restore my old HDD as well without a drive enclosure, because I made a system restore image and I can restore that using the recovery drive. However, I want a fresh install. Apparently that is really though.

Asus help was that I should let Asus support do this, they don't offer full install DVD's. The only support centre is in Auckland, I am in Wellington. Great.


We do read them, and that was why the suggestion of cloning the drive to achieve a 'clean install' keeps coming up. However you appear to be taking it we are giving it as the only solution to the end result of a CURRENT used 1:1 stamp, when it is not. The reason it keeps being suggested is the fact the recovery partition is there for exactly that. To recover/reinstall the OOBE (out of box experience if you are unfamiliar) windows wim, with drivers readily available. As if you had picked it up from the shop and opened the box again.

Ergo, in a normal case, you would clone the drive (leaving out any un-necessary larger files etc for it to fit on the destination SSD) keeping the partition layout intact, then activate the recovery from the SSD, to blow the install away, and put the OEM version on it again via the hidden/recovery partitions 

No circumventing the windows licencing requirements, activation bypass or finding the right CD/keys/extraction tools to do so. Done in about 20mins

Hard drive layout intact - recovery partition is used to blow away the OS/c:\ partition and re-expand the OOBE wim. HDD dead or partitions not working = requires the full DVD set you are meant to create the second you complete the OOBE setup and enter windows for the first time.

Same thing goes with the engineers, if the HDD dies and goes in for replacement, they stamp the same partition layout onto a new drive - no matter if the same size or upgraded from lack of replacement. And the OOBE completes when you turn it on again.

Much like the instructions here http://support.asus.com/Troubleshooting/detail.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=U56E&p=3&s=343&os=&hashedid=6KBv9FLOCOczEXLJ&no=1775



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  Reply # 1065647 14-Jun-2014 17:33

I had the same issue today with my new samsung SSD. To fix:

1, Get a SATA to USB converter (powered) - about $30 from PBTECH.
2, Plug this from your new SATA to the laptops USB.
3, Download the data migration software from intel or samsung then run it.
4, When complete, install the SSD and enjoy :)


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