I've been spending the last few days trying reinstall windows 8 on my laptop. Why windows 8 you ask? because it came with a key. Anwyays my hard drive died after a year so I replaced it with a Crucial MX100 512GB SSD but so far been unable to reinstall windows. First problem was finding a copy of windows 8 as the product key does not work to allow me to download it from M$ website. I found other "methods" of getting a copy. It seems no matter what version of windows 8 I use they all pop up saying I need to repair windows and to contact ASUS. I don't know how it needs to be repaired if the drive is new but I am unable to "repair" windows because you need to make a repair disc inside windows before it craps out (go figure) AND it has to be your laptop as other OEM or retails do not work as repair discs (Thanks M$).
So i'm completely stuck, my friends retail W8 does the same thing and so does M$ W8 ISO from it's website + the other methods all do the same thing. To top it off windows 7 freezes half way installing and i've tried different copies also (legit of course).
Does anyone have an idea or should I just throw this up on ebay and let some sucker buy it?