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asus x401
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x401a1

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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.

Yeah, its not really an iso though, it like a download manager. Its only 5MB. Its supposed to give you the iso.

Whats the viability of just doing a data migration?
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the laptop is new?

my asus x401a came with win8 crap edition (the lame of all win8)

i request asus for the keys and they said it was enbedded in bios uefi, so it should be automatic when i install win8 core

i tried win8 pro and the key did not worked, so there you go
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Originally Posted by sixor View Post

the laptop is new?

my asus x401a came with win8 crap edition (the lame of all win8)

i request asus for the keys and they said it was enbedded in bios uefi, so it should be automatic when i install win8 core

i tried win8 pro and the key did not worked, so there you go

The key has to be on the laptop, you shouldn't need to ask for it.
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The key has to be on the laptop, you shouldn't need to ask for it.

nop

new laptops have no key

they key is inside the bios/uefi and should be detected by windows8 setup

i actually asked the key to asus and they said.....nop
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This will be to replace a dying Sony VIAO.
May I ask what's wrong with this Vaio? My Mom was asking me to help her pick out a new laptop last week because her Vaio was "dying". Turns out it wasn't charging because the DC in jack was cracked and the power adapter wasn't getting a good connection. I ordered a replacement from eBay for $6 and manged to fix it pretty easily. thumb.gif
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This will be to replace a dying Sony VIAO.
May I ask what's wrong with this Vaio? My Mom was asking me to help her pick out a new laptop last week because her Vaio was "dying". Turns out it wasn't charging because the DC in jack was cracked and the power adapter wasn't getting a good connection. I ordered a replacement from eBay for $6 and manged to fix it pretty easily. thumb.gif

Cracked LCD, freezes and resets frequently, doesn't hold a charge for longer than 10 minutes, and it has a hacked (illegal) Windows 7 install on it that someone put on there when she was in college (it came with Vista), and I don't feel good about that.
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Thread Starter 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sixor View Post

the laptop is new?

my asus x401a came with win8 crap edition (the lame of all win8)

i request asus for the keys and they said it was enbedded in bios uefi, so it should be automatic when i install win8 core

i tried win8 pro and the key did not worked, so there you go

The key has to be on the laptop, you shouldn't need to ask for it.

I found my key with magicjellybean, but the key is nowhere physically on the laptop.
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Okay, I can help you here_ I just recently upgraded to an SSD from my HDD on my laptop_ Mine came pre-installed with Windows 8(just the basic version) I wanted to do a clean install on my SSD since I heard cloning has a variety of issues so with the goal to do a clean install in mind, I set out to find me a windows 8 ISO to download__

Well apparently I couldn't find one, and located the little download thing you posted there, requiring a key_ I go in to enter my key and.... nothing key is invalid or can't use this key for this yada yada. So it seems you must have a retail key to be able to download the ISO from microsoft and of course mine was an OEM key from ASUS. So nothing I did work.

I went on thepiratebay (no I don't like piracy and please don't commit piracy) I downloaded the ISO directly off there_ Just find the one that says Windows 8 PRO untouched ISO or something like that. its a complete windows 8 ISO_

Because your BIOS already have the Windows 8 key, once you create a bootable USB with the Windows 8 ISO, it will automatically install the version that your key is for, so if its for Pro it will install Pro, if not it will install the regular windows 8.

After you install windows 8, it should automatically activate once you connect online and it uses the key embedded in your BIOS_

I hope this helps you to find the ISO, Asus didn't provide me with installation discs, and I wasn't going to go buy Windows 8 just for the CD when my laptop already has Windows 8, so I took this route and it works just fine.
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Okay, I can help you here_ I just recently upgraded to an SSD from my HDD on my laptop_ Mine came pre-installed with Windows 8(just the basic version) I wanted to do a clean install on my SSD since I heard cloning has a variety of issues so with the goal to do a clean install in mind, I set out to find me a windows 8 ISO to download__

Well apparently I couldn't find one, and located the little download thing you posted there, requiring a key_ I go in to enter my key and.... nothing key is invalid or can't use this key for this yada yada. So it seems you must have a retail key to be able to download the ISO from microsoft and of course mine was an OEM key from ASUS. So nothing I did work.

I went on thepiratebay (no I don't like piracy and please don't commit piracy) I downloaded the ISO directly off there_ Just find the one that says Windows 8 PRO untouched ISO or something like that. its a complete windows 8 ISO_

Because your BIOS already have the Windows 8 key, once you create a bootable USB with the Windows 8 ISO, it will automatically install the version that your key is for, so if its for Pro it will install Pro, if not it will install the regular windows 8.

After you install windows 8, it should automatically activate once you connect online and it uses the key embedded in your BIOS_

I hope this helps you to find the ISO, Asus didn't provide me with installation discs, and I wasn't going to go buy Windows 8 just for the CD when my laptop already has Windows 8, so I took this route and it works just fine.

Thanks. I have the disc pictured below from my work. I will give that a try first, the only reason it may not work is because the disc is PRO and the laptop key is standard. So it might work based on what you've said above, unless microsoft has embedded some other sort of witchcraft.

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Overclock.net › Forums › Mobile Computing Forum › Laptops and Netbooks › [Problems with new laptop] I don't like laptops, I've never bought one, but my wife needs one, and I don't know what to do.