So bit by bit progressing in restoring my Win7 Asus g73jh, the newest problem is a bit more problematic though I can't get Windows update to work on the cloned hard drive, which is a bit bigger than the original hard drive it was cloned from. I have attempted replacing chipsets but nothing's really taken. I keep reading about a solution called "intel rapid storage technology" but I was told that could potentially corrupt my system by being incompatable. My guess is the issue is related to the cloned hard drive not recognizing its new location... or something along those lines This isn't the only issue unfortunately. I also can't reinstall my USB monitor, which always fails during the installation. I don't know if the issues are related at all, but I really need some direction here.