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What is required to start a new gaming laptop with NO OS?

by MackbookPro / August 29, 2017 12:45 AM PDT

Hi all,

Any peeps here with experience dealing with clean OS-free gaming laptops(or better, Sager/Gigabyte ones), i need some advice.

Currently got the OEM key on the cheap already, so i figured why waste an extra 80 bucks just to get the lapaop with win 10 OS installed right?

So anyone here got a kinda detailed set of installation advice i could follow for a clean Sager lappy(basically the laptop with NO OS installed)?(Graphics drivers, sound drivers, i heard for custombuilt brands like Sager they even have custom apps that have to be sourced and downloaded)

Or rather, what's the DIFFERENCE between buying a laptop with pre-installed OS and simply using a cheapass OEM key on a clean one?


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Well you need an OS
by orlbuckeye / August 29, 2017 6:26 AM PDT

to use your pc. It's best to get one installed when you purchase unless you want to use Linux which most are free.

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80 bucks? Last time I looked into this the NO-OS laptop
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 29, 2017 8:24 AM PDT

Was from 15 bucks less to 40 bucks more (it's a custom model.)

Many folk struggle to get Windows installed, then all the needed drivers and apps. If you don't do this often or have a friendly guru, I don't suggest doing this.

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by Bob__B / August 29, 2017 8:43 AM PDT

If you go with your own install of Windows then it's up to you to get the proper drivers to support the machine and install them in the proper order.

Perhaps contact the maker of the machine and see if you can buy the recovery discs.
That should get you everything you need on discs.

It will be easier to get the machine with the OS pre-installed and then make your own discs.

The maker's install may include a recovery partition and diag tools which a Windows install won't.

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