also meant to add, there is currently no recovery partition, and the ASUS AI program isn't installed and only works with the recovery partition
I'm usually pretty tech savvy, rooting my phone, constantly buying new laptops from craigslist, doing fresh installs of windows 7 and all that good stuff. However what is different with this fresh install i'm going to attempt after getting some info, is i cannot read the sticker on the bottom of my laptop, and i think this laptop initially came with windows vista.
my question is, i'm doing a fresh install on this asus g51jx, can i copy the key down from the computer/properties menu. it is a key that has OEM in the key. If i copy that down and use it when i'm re-installing, will it work?
second question: can i use double driver to back up all of my current drivers? and just install that after i install windows?
third question, it's been a long while since i've made a bootable windows 7 disc, anyone care to jog my memory?
thanks for all the help