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Hey all,

So I'm actually going to buy an SSD tomorrow, ordered it and all just need to pick it up. Thing is, when I bought Windows 8, I bought it online. Like from the Microsoft Store or whatever. So um, how am I supposed to like re-install it to my SSD? There's an option to re-install Windows (feature in Windows 8), but u can't select the drive :/ So how are you supposed to do it? Any help would be appreciated smile.gif
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Hey all,

So I'm actually going to buy an SSD tomorrow, ordered it and all just need to pick it up. Thing is, when I bought Windows 8, I bought it online. Like from the Microsoft Store or whatever. So um, how am I supposed to like re-install it to my SSD? There's an option to re-install Windows (feature in Windows 8), but u can't select the drive :/ So how are you supposed to do it? Any help would be appreciated smile.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/1240779/seans-windows-8-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds

There is an ISO link for Win 8. I am assuming that you have a key code when you purchased Win 8 online. Good Luck.
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1240779/seans-windows-8-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds

There is an ISO link for Win 8. I am assuming that you have a key code when you purchased Win 8 online. Good Luck.

Yea I have the key-code, kept the email thank god. Thanks!
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Oh yes um, forgot to ask the obvious, but I just want to make 100% sure. I'd just download the Windows 8 installer to my SSD, and then run it off there right? It's been months since I installed it the first time (got it when it came out), but I don't think I remember it allowing you to select a drive to install to. So I'd assume (in theory) it would install to the drive you run it off of. Thanks!
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Oh yes um, forgot to ask the obvious, but I just want to make 100% sure. I'd just download the Windows 8 installer to my SSD, and then run it off there right? It's been months since I installed it the first time (got it when it came out), but I don't think I remember it allowing you to select a drive to install to. So I'd assume (in theory) it would install to the drive you run it off of. Thanks!

Did you get it running...Sean's Guide is what I suggest you follow. Good Luck.
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Did you get it running...Sean's Guide is what I suggest you follow. Good Luck.

Yea I got it going, thanks smile.gif
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