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Ok, I just pulled the trigger on THIS ASUS laptop, and THIS SANDISK SSD. Both on sale right now.
Wife's birthday is in May. So I will have some time to get it ready for her. Now I need to come up with a creative way to give it to her.
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Wake up before her (as if men don't always do that anyway), set it up on the counter in the kitchen just out of sight as she would normally walk in. When she at about the point she would be getting out of bed, play her favorite song on the laptop as loud as possible, enough to pull her out of bed. She'll be quickly surprised as she finds the source, next to a vase of flowers and a fresh cup of coffee.
     
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Wake up before her (as if men don't always do that anyway), set it up on the counter in the kitchen just out of sight as she would normally walk in. When she at about the point she would be getting out of bed, play her favorite song on the laptop as loud as possible, enough to pull her out of bed. She'll be quickly surprised as she finds the source, next to a vase of flowers and a fresh cup of coffee.

I don't hate it! Its a contender so far.
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Set up the laptop in the kitchen along with the flowers. Gripe about wanting her to make you some breakfast, pretend you forgot her birthday. She'll be pissed and storm into the kitchen and then BAZINGA!
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So got the new laptop. So far its has had some issues. I have seriously used it less than an hour now and it has frozen on me at least twice. Once totally unrecoverably. Had to hold the power button down. I only have installed two thing, Chrome, and magicjellybean.
I will keep updating this to see if we can determine if this is an RMA situation.


Also, if anyone can help with the issue that is in THIS post, and the few posts after it...
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A new laptop should not freeze unless you're running software that's freezing. That would definitely be grounds for a RMA.


It sounds like the windows iso in that thread is for retail only. To be sure, type in the key wrong. If it says "invalid key" instead of "wrong version", that would confirm it.
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The first time, it froze in IE (not responding) then it was in chrome when it crashed totally. After I hit the power button it started windows updates. Now it refuses to do windows updates. In the update center, it shows: "Downloading 35 updates (0KB total, 0% complete)" It just hangs there and doesn't do a thing. The progress bar just slides across continuously. Like 5 minutes now... The network connection is good. Strike that. It finally took.

Seems super sluggish, but prolly just that I'm not used to 5400 HDDs.

So I do have a Windows 8 Pro DVD I can borrow from work. Would it work to use that media to install on my new SSD? I hear that there is one disc for all the windows versions with 8....

This is what I get with a totally bogus key:
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The first time, it froze in IE (not responding) then it was in chrome when it crashed totally. After I hit the power button it started windows updates. Now it refuses to do windows updates. In the update center, it shows: "Downloading 35 updates (0KB total, 0% complete)" It just hangs there and doesn't do a thing. The progress bar just slides across continuously. Like 5 minutes now... The network connection is good. Strike that. It finally took.

Seems super sluggish, but prolly just that I'm not used to 5400 HDDs.

So I do have a Windows 8 Pro DVD I can borrow from work. Would it work to use that media to install on my new SSD? I hear that there is one disc for all the windows versions with 8....

This is what I get with a totally bogus key:

I guess trying a windows reinstall would be the only thing you can do before RMA.

I honestly don't know much about windows 8 disk compatibility; if you can't find an OEM disk online, the pro DVD is worth a shot. The one you have definitely won't work though, throwing a bit of a kink in that "one disc does all" idea.
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The first time, it froze in IE (not responding) then it was in chrome when it crashed totally. After I hit the power button it started windows updates. Now it refuses to do windows updates. In the update center, it shows: "Downloading 35 updates (0KB total, 0% complete)" It just hangs there and doesn't do a thing. The progress bar just slides across continuously. Like 5 minutes now... The network connection is good. Strike that. It finally took.

Seems super sluggish, but prolly just that I'm not used to 5400 HDDs.

So I do have a Windows 8 Pro DVD I can borrow from work. Would it work to use that media to install on my new SSD? I hear that there is one disc for all the windows versions with 8....

This is what I get with a totally bogus key:

I guess trying a windows reinstall would be the only thing you can do before RMA.

I honestly don't know much about windows 8 disk compatibility; if you can't find an OEM disk online, the pro DVD is worth a shot. The one you have definitely won't work though, throwing a bit of a kink in that "one disc does all" idea.

Just a little confused by this... I dont have a DVD right now, I am trying to use the link above for the install.
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The ISO you downloaded online is a windows 8 DVD of some sort... Looking closer, the URL specifically says UPGRADE ONLY, so I think that is your problem. The physical DVD will probably have a better chance of working once you get your hands on it.
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