P34G questions

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  1. lonelyphoenix7

    lonelyphoenix7 Notebook Consultant

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    Hey all,

    I just purchased a Gigabyte P34G as my main laptop. I just have a few questions before my rig arrives tomorrow:

    -When the machine arrives, does anyone know which drive contains the OS / recovery image / any other programs? I have a spare 256GB mSATA drive I'd like to swap with the 128GB drive installed at the factory. If the OS is on the regular disk drive, it should be fairly simple to swap out, correct?

    -If the OS is on the mSATA drive, what is the procedure to move the OS to the new mSATA drive? I believe this laptop only has one slot, correct? How would you clone the drive?

    -Because this machine does not have a touchscreen, I see no reason why I shouldn't downgrade to windows 7. Has anyone experienced any issues with this, especially with finding drivers? If there is a walk through for this procedure, can anyone link to the page / thread?

    -before I rip into the computer, is there any disassembly guide / video anywhere? I looked on the Gigabyte website and did not find anything.

    I appreciate any help you guys can offer. Thank you!
     
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    i posted my reply on the big thread, but just in case:

    unless its a custom build, the recovery image should be in the mSATA 128GB ssd. either way, gigabyte lets you do a USB recovery backup with a 20GB+ USB flash drive stick. just turn on the machine, do the USB backup, and then do the swapping as you please.

    after you create the USB recovery flash drive, take out all the disks, the mSATA one included, and in put in your 256GB mSATA, and boot with your USB backup stick, and it will copy the new system, including recovery partition into your 256GB mSATA ssd

    no need for disassembly guide really, its pretty easy to do; just unscrew all the screws at the bottom, open the cover and voila. just don't misplace the loose screws and note that some screws are a tad shorter than others so make sure you dont mix them up
     
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