A reinstall is the process of installing something (such as a piece of software, hardware or a peripheral) again.

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Reinstall windows 10 with new build [duplicate]

I had Orginal Windows 8.1 and I just upgraded it to Windows 10 'build 10240'. Now, I doesn't get any updates like update to build 10586 (maybe you know why). I want to perform clean install of new ...
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overinstall/reinstall/repair Windows 7 and keep old programs and data? [duplicate]

I have a broken Windows 7 system which does not fully boot. The system restore is not working. I am inexperienced with Windows systems. Question: Is it possible to use a Windows 7 install CD and ...
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Accidentally removed dist-packages folder, what to do now?

I did something very stupid. I was copying some self written packages to the python dist-packages folder, then decided to remove one of them again by just rewriting the cp command to rm. Now the ...
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Features Missing After Windows Réinstallation on Toshiba Satellite

guys. Some time ago I accidentally deleted my windows O. S. and installed Linux. Today I downloaded a new copy of Windows 8.1 and reinstalled it on my Toshiba Satellite C55t-b5230. However, I ...
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Windows 10 upgraded from Seven, can't change install location

I would like to transfer/ or reinstall my Windows 10 (upgraded from a Windows 7) on another drive. Currently it's installed on a 500 GB hard-drive, but I bought a 500 GB SSD and I connected it to my ...
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Cannot reinstall Windows 10 Store

My Windows Store has gone missing since the last update. I found these instructions to reinstall it but when I run the script I get this error: Add-AppxPackage: Cannot find path 'C:\Program ...
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Windows 10: Startup & Reinstall Error

I have Lenovo G410 with windows 10 OS, upgraded from Windows 7, since two weeks ago. Now, every time I turn my laptop it always appears error message "unmountable boot volume, we will restart for ...
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Get Windows 10 Activation Key Without 3rd Party Software [duplicate]

Is there an inherent Microsoft-Exclusive way of obtaining Windows 10 Activation keys from existing installations? Even if this is not necessary with Windows 10 specifically, I want to emphasize my ...
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How do I verify the recovery partition in a used Windows 7 PC?

I bought a refurb Windows 7 laptop for my kid from a small reseller, and want to do a complete clean reinstall. How do I make sure the recovery partition hasn't been tampered with? I'm a Linux user, ...
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Is it possible to reinstall the OS on my Android device (and should I)? [closed]

My Android device is a few years old, and like any computer it's slowed down over the years. It takes forever to boot up, the interface lags, and launching apps takes forever. When the same thing ...
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How do I more efficiently reinstall Windows?

My workflow for reinstalling Windows is cumbersome. It includes things from extracting the key from the old installation, to the actual installation process, which involves popping in the relevant ...
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Fresh install of windows 7 without deleting existing files

Something has messed up my Windows 7 installation and I have to make a fresh install on the same partition (C:\ drive) but without deleting any existing folders on that drive (other than Windows or ...
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what does a Windows 10 upgrade from an ISO do with any recovery partitions?

I have an MSI GT70 2PC Dominator gaming notebook which I bought about a year ago with Windows 8.1 and PowerDVD 10 installed. When I accidentally uninstalled PowerDVD because I thought it was a trial ...
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CD rom is missing when I try to reinstall

I tried to reinstall my friend's laptop by using Windows 8. After I formatted the disk, It's said something about GPT or similar which meant I couldn't do the next step. Then, I tried to refresh it ...
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How to reinstall win 10 update after going back to win 7 [duplicate]

I have HP pavillion dv4 laptop carring genuine win7 sp1, i upgraded my win 10 update in august and unistalled it on next day for any reason and roll back to clean install of win 7. Now i again want to ...
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Windows 10 reinstall - what about secondary harddrives?

My current OS installation is a Win 7 which has been updated to 8.0 then to 8.1 and now updated to 10. Time has come to make a clean Win 10 install. I've just downloaded ...
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What are the necessary steps to completely wipe & reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium on my Acer 5742?

I have an Acer 5742 with Windows 7 Home Premium (bloatware included) What are the necessary steps for me to take to completely wipe the hard drive and reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium to prep for ...
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install windows 8.1 on windows 8.0 pc without wiping drive, but not using old data

So for a while now I have been attempting to fix my computer which appears to have some corruption issues. I have an OEM installation of windows 8.0. After discovering my issues I first attempted to ...
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Can I reinstall Windows on a Laptop after a Wipe?

I want to run single-boot Linux on my ThinkPad x220, but I want to retain the option of going back to Windows later. There is a sticker with the product key (Windows 7 Pro) on the bottom of the ...
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Can I safely reinstall the OS on an infected virtual machine and still keep my data? [duplicate]

My Windows 10 guest OS running in VirtualBox on Mac OS X seems to have caught an infection. Is there a way to reinstall the OS and wipe any hidden malware, but keep my data files (program ...
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Reinstall MS Office after reinstalling Windows

I have reinstalled Windows 10 on a new hard drive as my laptop had become unusable. I still have the old hard drive with the old windows installation on it. Can I get MS Office back?
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Evidence of Linux reinstallation

I know that the results of a system installation appear in /var/log/anaconda.log, however I am curious if this log will show any additional installations. For example, if I have an existing Linux ...
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Deleting partitions [meant to be dual-boot] or a fresh re-install [Virtualization]: Centos 7/Win7

I appreciate any advice given to resolve this particular dilemma. The Background: I need to have Macromedia [Adobe] Dreamweaver and as such a copy of Windows somewhere. My main system is Centos 7.1. ...
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Reinstall OS X Without CD/DVD or Apple ID

I purchased a used iMac. It has OS X Mavricks installed. I'd like to re-purpose it for my web designer to use here at my office, since she cannot easily run the Adobe suite on the Ubuntu machines we ...
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Does my Windows 7 need reinstalling? [closed]

Almost every piece of software is working oddly and freezes. Explorer.exe, Blender, Speedfan, games, everything. To freeze explorer.exe for example I need to open USB Drive, get back and refresh. Then ...
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Can I reinstall Windows 10 by formatting just the :C partition and preserving the other partitions?

I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 on the first day, and I've liked it until I ran into some minor nuisances. Before the first week ended, the sfc /scannow command began to fail, and dism ...
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re-installing windows 10 insider preview

If a Windows 10 Insider Preview user need to re-install from scratch the final windows 10 pro on the same computer what serial need to use? Are the Insider Preview credentials logon enough? I cannot ...
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How do I install updates from Windows.old folder? for Windows 8.1

Ran into some troubles lately, and tried to refresh/restore my Windows 8.1 pro 64 bit PC, but couldn't. So, I just installed (Custom Installation) the same OS again from the recovery media I created, ...
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Automate Driver Uninstall and Reinstall on Windows 7

I need to automate the uninstall and reinstall a driver on Windows 7. The process to manually do this is: Start Right Click Computer > Manage Device Manager > Network Adapters Right Click Intel(R) ...
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“Not Enough Space” for Autocad Inventor Installation

Today, I installed Autodesk Inventor 2016 on a new (in the last month) Windows 8.1 computer. The install appeared to run OK, but it missed a couple of files due to my moving and renaming of the ...
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OS reinstallation after motherboard replacement

I am thinking of buying a new processor ( a Pentium g3250) and a compatible mobo (ASRock Intel H81M) to go with it. They will be replacing an old Celeron processor on a g31 mobo. My question is: ...
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Can I activate a different version of Windows using an OEM key?

I wanted to reinstall Windows on my laptop, which came with Windows 8.1 Pro. I accidentally reinstalled it using a non-Pro install medium. Now Windows won't activate with the key from my initial ...
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How to view local drive properties

I was using windows 8.1, suddenly something happens and some files goes corrupt ( may due to some virus). And now can't start my pc. I know I can repair the files using windows DVD, but due to virus ...
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“Automate” a clean install of a random personal Windows computer? [closed]

I'm the guy who is always tasked with reinstalling Windows on random personal PCs with different hardware. I'm referring to friends, family, personal PCs and not organized corporate PCs. I did not ...
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Reinstall ubuntu without losing data

Hello I ran into some configuration issues on my ubuntu 14.04 because of this I am not able to connect to Internet from any means. So I want to re install the os. I currently have 14.04 and I want to ...
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How to re-image windows on a a machine with single drive/hard

I'd like to purchase a Lenovo W541 laptop, but I have an issue with the way Lenovo changed their way of having HDD. On my current laptop I have two partitions/HDD, one for system files and one for ...
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Visual Studio across two drives, one drive failed

Recently my D: drive hard disk failed, Visual Studio 2013 update 4 was installed there, but of course VS also took 10+ GB off the C drive where the OS (Windows 8.1) is for its installation, basically ...
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Disable 28-day autodelete of Windows.old

I recently reinstalled Windows, it placed all the old stuff in a Windows.old folder. I heard this deletes itself 28 days after installation. Is there a way to stop this? I already renamed the folder ...
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“Migration Assistant” for windows?

I'd like to migrate system settings and installation installed software all personal data users from an old windows 8.1 box to a new one. Basically replicate the awesome Mac OS migration ...
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How to figure out what Windows for Bing version I have and how to reinstall it?

I bought one month ago Lenovo G505, because I needed to have cheap notebook when I'm far from home. This was my biggest mistake ever. The problem is original OS is almost unusable for me - it boots ...
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The place to store user data in Linux

Where to store the user data, such as documents, photos, music, videos, ebooks etc. in Linux? The main idea is to be able to reinstall & reformat the system drives in Linux without the fear of ...
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Reinstalling Windows without losing data

I'm having a trouble with my audio so I asked my notebook support for help and they said it's possible for me to reinstall Windows; but I don't want to lose my data. Is it possible for me to ...
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Is it possible to re-install an operating system over an encrypted system?

Scenario: I buy old PC/laptops, fix it and then resell them. I recently got a laptop at an auction with the whole system password encrypted McAfee Endpoint Encryption. Windows does not even load. I ...
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Macbook booting itself in to OS X Utilities

Macbook (OS Mavericks) would not boot up last night, screen would go white, I'd see the apple logo and a loading bar which didnt move, then it would shut itself down after a few minutes. I tried using ...
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How to keep cloud storage synced when changing an operating system?

I have a folder with symlinks synced to a cloud storage and I'm switching a linux distro. Is there a way to keep my data, which is on a separate /home partition that will not be formatted, synced on ...
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Installing Windows 7, But don't know wifi driver [duplicate]

I'm looking to reinstall Windows 7, because I have a older computer which will run Ubuntu instead of this one. However, when reinstalling I haven't got wifi, because I need the adapter/driver. so I've ...
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Which part of the registry to save/restore over Windows re-install

Windows has become flaky again and it's time to reinstall. On C:, which the re-install with format, I have only Windows and a few programs, such as Google Chrome browser, which don't think I can be ...
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Find Serial Number of Gateway Without Case

Our Gateway PC crashed, and necessitated a re-install of Windows 7. We did not have an OEM version of Windows 7 lying around, so I grabbed an old (genuine) copy, and installed that. Evidently, the ...
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make reinstall cd from lenovo partition before updating to windows 10 tp

I'm going to update my lenovo G510(with i7 processor and windows 8.1) to windows 10 tp. When I update to windows 10 tp will it be possible to restore back to windows 8.1? I mean the laptop were ...
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Reloading applications from a crashed drive

A friend called today in a state of panic. He had taken his old Windows 7 laptop into Frys and asked them to clone his old drive onto his new SSD drive. They reported to him (I have not seen this ...