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June 9, 2013 6:11:31 PM

Can't install win 8 on ssd with asus g75vw

Took out original hd, put in ssd in slot 0. Install win 8. Reboot, black screen.

Nothing. Attempt to repair via cd, and I get cannot find boot device, missing boot options in bios.

I've installed a least 12 times with no luck. After the first reboot, the win installation is present in recovery command prompt, it just won't boot to it.

I've done th bootrec, bcdedit, etc. even went back to win 7 to "prep" the boot sector. Nothing works with win 8. The win 7 install was perfect.

The win 8 DVD is good, used it yesterday on a diff system (with a diff key - I bought 2 from ms)

so short version, 1st reboot after install black screen, then try repair options, and all fail, with can't boot, no OS, etc.

Help!

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June 9, 2013 6:16:39 PM

gelat said:
Can't install win 8 on ssd with asus g75vw

Took out original hd, put in ssd in slot 0. Install win 8. Reboot, black screen.

Nothing. Attempt to repair via cd, and I get cannot find boot device, missing boot options in bios.

I've installed a least 12 times with no luck. After the first reboot, the win installation is present in recovery command prompt, it just won't boot to it.

I've done th bootrec, bcdedit, etc. even went back to win 7 to "prep" the boot sector. Nothing works with win 8. The win 7 install was perfect.

The win 8 DVD is good, used it yesterday on a diff system (with a diff key - I bought 2 from ms)

so short version, 1st reboot after install black screen, then try repair options, and all fail, with can't boot, no OS, etc.

Help!



Get in to BIOS and change HDD type to ACHI (or something like that) see if that helps.
June 9, 2013 6:18:42 PM

It is already set to AHCI. :( 
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June 9, 2013 6:20:02 PM

Two things does the laptop have bios 223 the last bios for it. Could be a bios bug. Is the firmware on the Ssd up to last rev. On the Ssd have you used the secure erase to see if it was a formatting issue.
June 9, 2013 6:22:53 PM

This may sound odd, but i had a similar issue where the pc would lock up on reboot during install. What i had to do was use a vista disc and continue from there. If you have one, why not give that a try. This was a issue with installing windows 7 for me though.

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June 9, 2013 6:56:13 PM
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Zero write the disk first before retrying

If you can use another pc to copy the Windows 8 disk and try the copy also that may help (fussy drives etc)
June 9, 2013 6:59:46 PM

It failed with 222 and 223. ADATA S511 was good at 5.07a. I just plugged it into my desktop via SATA drive dock and slow formatted and forced trim. Trying to install again.

Did notice a new thing this time. With laptop set to boot from DVD first, it asked "press a ket to boot from DVD". It hadn't been doing that, so I'm optimistic this go will work
June 9, 2013 9:59:53 PM

the slow formatting worked - thanks apache_lives.
December 11, 2013 1:53:06 PM

Hi everyone,
I know that most of you have a lot of problems for migrating from preinstalled Windows 8 (HDD) to your new SSD in ASUS G75VW-AH71. I had it too and I think I solved it. This is the way that works for me and hope it will be useful for you guys too.
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2. You need to have a Windows 8 (RTM) Build 9200 (32bit + 64bit) MSDN. Here is the link that you can download it by torrent.
Windows 8 (RTM) Build 9200 (32bit + 64bit) MSDN
Don’t worry about Serial number or anything. We use or serial number that comes with our laptop and it is legal.
3. Put this Windows 8 (RTM) Build 9200 (32bit + 64bit) MSDN DVD in DVD write.
4. Now you are ready for Process.
5. Remove the 750GB HDD from computer. (I am sure you can do it easily)
6. Install your New SSD in other place for hard in back of your laptop.
7. Now is the part that you should be careful: We should change BIOS and UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface)
8. Start computer and press Delete button many times to go to your BIOS screen.
9. Go to Advanced menu and then check SATA Configuration menu. Now you should see only your SSD and DVD Writer.
10. Now go back to Boot menu and disable Fast Boot.
11. Enable Lunch CSM.
12. Enable Lunch PXE OpROM.
13. In Boot Option #1 select DVD Writer.
14. Go to Security menu, and then select Secure Boot Control and Disable it. (Important)
15. Go to Save & Exit menu and click on Save Changes and Exit.
16. Now your system tries to install Windows 8 from DVD.
17. You should not have any problem with installation of DVD. It doesn’t require any Key for windows because the key of your original windows has been saved in system and it automatically add to your windows. Later when you connect to internet, the windows will be activated. (It is simple and you shouldn’t do anything)
18. After finishing Installation of Windows 8, you can download and install all software and drivers of ASUS G75VW from manufacture site. (Driver and Support Link)
19. Your process is finished now and you can enjoy your windows
20. For adding you other original 750GB Hard, you will go to your BIOS again and go to Save & Exit menu. Then select Restore Defaults and later select Save Changes and Exit.
21. Now check your windows again. Everything should work fine.
22. Shut Down the computer.
23. Remove Battery
24. Install your original 750GB Hard drive.
25. Put back the Battery.
26. Restart your Computer.
27. Now you should see your new hard drive in My Computer.


I didn’t delete or format my original 750GB hard, and base on that, I have the ability to Dual boot to my original preinstalled Windows 8 and my new one that I installed it in SSD. (Definitely I usually use my SSD one because it is extraordinarily fast near 5 sec for reaching to my Desktop screen!!!!!)

For selecting which OS boot first you should go to your BIOS and then Boot menu and under Boot Option Priorities, select Boot Option #1 and then select your OS from (SSD or HDD)
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