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Finding Windows 7 Product Key Before Reinstall [duplicate]

I got drafted into repairing a friend's laptop. He got a virus and after removing it the laptop would no longer boot into Windows. After banging my head against the wall for several days I've finally ...
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How to create Windows Server 2003/2008 installation disc

I have 2 HP Proliant DL 380 G5s that were given to me from a data center. The OS was wiped out of it before it was handed over to me. How would I create my own installation disk so that when the CD ...
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Computer wouldn't wake up, reinstalled Vista home premium, now PC won't boot

I hope someone can help me find an answer to this. Our vista 64 bit PC was acting up- it wouldn't wake from sleep requiring holding down the power button to shut down the computer after which I could ...
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Reinstall win8.1 on laptop after formating hard drive

I have on my hands a SONY Vaio Fit 15E laptop that came with preinstalled Windows 8.1. Drive got formatted (Windows 7 clean install). How to reinstall Windows 8.1? The key should be encoded in BIOS ...
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What drivers do I need for reinstalling Windows 7 on a Lenovo 7510p?

I recently bought a 7510P PC (from Lenovo) with a GT755m SLI, 16GB DDR3 1TB+24SSD with Windows 8. I want to re-install it with Windows 7 in a different language. Where could I get a list for all ...
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How do I regain control of my drive's files after reinstalling Windows 7?

I recently had to reinstall Windows 7 on my C drive. However, after doing so, I found that the data on my D and E drives had insufficient permissions. Every time I click a file or folder I get the ...
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Can I re-install a factory installed Windows 8 using USB recovery drive?

I have purchased an ASUS laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 8. There is a recovery partition on the hard drive. I want to be able to install from scratch on a brand new hard drive. I have ...
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HP Pavilion DV7 laptop - how to reinstall Windows without recovery partition?

I have bought a used laptop computer, HP Pavilion DV7-4120EM . It came with preinstalled Windows 7 Ultimate. But the hard drive is not original one, so it does not have the recovery partition that ...
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Ensuring a complete uninstallation of PostgreSQL after a botched instal Windows)l

I recently attempted to install PostgreSQL on a Windows XP SP3 machine using the EnterpriseDB installer. The installation was not successful, probably because I did not remember to turn off my ...
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Restoring programs on second hard disk after reinstalling Windows [duplicate]

I have a 60GB SSD which is the boot drive for Windows. Since it is so small, I tend to install all of my programs onto my second hard disk, a 1TB HDD. Inevitably there comes a time when I have to ...
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re install windows 7, should I need product key

I want to re-install my windows 7 OEM, so that I can delete my old employees files, software, etc. As per this link, I can do re-install windows 7, my doubt is If I do this reinstallation would I be ...
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I accidentally deleted nano on my Mac OS, how can I restore it?

I had to copy the binary version of nano to my dev server -- and I accidentally deleted my local copy of nano in the process. I tried to recompile nano from the original site, but now whenever I'm ...
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Why does Internet Explorer repeatedly prompt to reinstall Silverlight?

Internet Explorer 11 repeatedly tells me I need to install Silverlight. However, I have already installed (and uninstalled and reinstalled) Silverlight several times with no success. I have even ...
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Mouse disappeared after reinstalling Ubuntu 13.10 from CD-Rom

The problem is in the title. Here is the details of how it appeared Previous 13.10 fully working Had my mother board changed by DELL tech. Tech also reinstalled original Windows 7 which crashed ...
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Reinstall OEM copy of windows 8 as mbr?

Currently the system is using UEFI with a gpt partitioning table, running windows 8. I was wondering whether there is any way to reinstall windows 8 (I have made recovery disks) in such a fashion ...
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Reinstalled Vista Limited Connectivity

I have just recently re-installed windows vista on my laptop (Dell 1525). It used to connect to the wifi fine, but sometimes would only have limited connectivity to the network with no internet ...
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Reinstalling windows from repair disk using 64 instead of 32

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W510 running Windows 7 Ultimate. Before my warranty ran out, I sent it in to have some repairs done which included replacing my hard drive and reinstalling Windows. I had ...
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I installed LinuxMint on my Macbook Pro and now I want OSX back?

To be really honest, I was really stupid and retarded. I went ahead, one day and completely clean installed LinuxMint on my Macbook Pro. All of sudden, I seem to want OS X back. I tried making a USB ...
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How can I boot a Windows 2008 Server from DVD to do a clean re-install?

A few semesters ago, I took a Windows Server 2008 course, installing the OS on a machine I had lying about. I'm taking another server course in a couple weeks, and was going to do a fresh install ...
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ubuntu image for multiple computers

I need to set up several computers to be exactly the same: install ubuntu apt-get some software create specific users tweak those users' settings and defaults create some global environment ...
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Backing up all files and programs from a dead windows system?

Is there any way to completely backup all files and programs on a windows 8 machine, and then reinstall it, copy all the data over after reinstallation I ask because I have an irrecoverable bcd, I've ...
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Are there any gotchas reinstalling Windows 7 on a Mac with Bootcamp?

I'm reinstalling Windows 7 on my Mac. Are there any gotchas that I should be aware of during the process, or should the process be straightforward? My current plan is: Copy everything important ...
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How to save and reinstall installed Windows 7 updates/fixes with a fresh install?

My Windows 7 64-bit installation is really fine the way it is. I read somewhere that it is possible to save the installed updates/fixes which are somewhere on my disk in a Windows folder, and later ...
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How do I reinstall windows into a partition?

Is it possible to reinstall Windows 7 into an existing Windows 7 partition? I would rather not have to reinstall my Fedora 19 installation.
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Completely Remove All Microsoft Visio 2013 Leftover Files

I am having a problem with my Microsoft Visio 2013 installation, and I would like to completely wipe my computer of all leftover files that remain from doing a traditional uninstall. How could I do ...
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Is it possible to use programs installed on a second hard drive after a Windows reinstall?

Currently I have two hard drives: C (120gb SSD) and E (500gb SSD). I had been using C for Windows and small utilities, while larger programs (games mostly) are installed on E. I would like to wipe my ...
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Why it does not show the Format option during reinstallation of Windows 7?

I have Windows 7 installed in my computer. Now I want to reinstall it. I have 500 MB free of 19 GB on my C drive. When it comes to the step of selecting a drive to install the OS, it says the C drive ...
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Windows 8 doesn't boot normally, just in safe mode

I had win7, which was working perfectly. I put in a win8 disk, and chose upgrade install option, which instead of resetting the pc, just upgrades from one os to another, without losing data, settings, ...
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How to do a clean install of intellij?

I installed the trial version of IntelliJ ultimate and configured various things. I ended up messing up a few things here and there and decided it would be simpler to just reinstalled from the ...
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Reinstall XP on Existing Partition

I would like to reinstall Windows XP on an existing partition. Loss of files does not matter because everything is safely backed up, but I do not want to lose installed programs. I have tried ...
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Do I have to reinstall Mac OS in case something goes wrong during a Windows Boot Camp install?

I have a Macbook laptop running Snow Leopard, there's absolutely no information on the laptop, just a few unimportant files on it, I wanted to use Boot Camp Assistant (version 3) to create a partition ...
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Clean Mavericks install after doing a normal upgrade, can I do it using the recovery partition?

I have upgraded my MacBook Pro to OS X Mavericks, but I'm seeing some problems. I think it is related to a botched fiddling with TinkerTool earlier (my fault) and so I want to do a clean installation ...
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Are there any physical causes that slow down computer? [closed]

I recently reinstall the OS in my Windows but it seems that the computer is slower than when I've just bought it new. I thought reinstalling OS would reset the computer to the initial speed. Are there ...
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Another Windows 7 install freezing

*COULD SOME ADMIN CLOSE THIS QUESTION (see below)? * I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T510 which has been runing Windows 7 32bits for almost two years now. For some reason, the system got dusty and slow ...
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What security precautions should I carry out with a recently bought second hand machine?

I'm going to buy a second hand laptop and would like your thoughts on what I should do to ensure it is secure should I use it for personal housekeeping (finance, etc.) and work. So would want to ...
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How to reinstall Windows 8 on a laptop

I have a laptop that was shipped with Windows 8, I nuked the drive and installed a linux distro on there temporarily. I'd now like to put Windows 8 back - but I have no physical Windows 8 ...
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Windows 7 Transfer

Okay, here's the deal, I upgraded my motherboard, RAM, CPU, but not hard drive. I figured this was my first build on my own it wouldn't be an issue with windows 7. The computer asks me to enter in ...
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I cannot reinstall Windows 8

I recently bought a laptop with Windows 8 preinstalled on it. The laptop is an Acer Aspire V7-482PG-6662, just in case you need to know. I wanted to replace the hard drive with an ssd, so I attempted ...
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How do I allow a new Windows 7 install to use the old programs from the previous install?

Here's the scoop. I killed my Win 7, so I installed a new copy. It moved the previous install of Win 7 into "windows.old" file folder. What I would like to know is can I recover previously loaded ...
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Are there any downsides to reinstalling Windows 7? [closed]

I've had a few viruses/program installs/other things that have made me decide the best option is to reinstall my operating system after backing up all of my important stuff. Are there any downsides ...
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Dual boot system. Will I impact one system if I reinstall the other? [duplicate]

My computer is dual boot system, it's on two partitions. Windows 7 is installed on the C drive and Ubuntu-12.10 is installed on the D drive. Ubuntu was installed using wubi. I need to reinstall ...
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Cannot Reinstall Windows 8 [duplicate]

My aim here is to reinstall Windows 8 Pro either by resetting or reinstalling from physical media, however I run into problems whichever option I want to use. Resetting Windows 8 from PC Settings ...
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Microsoft office 2013 Reinstall

I am trying to re install Office 2013, but it says: "We found a pre-release or beta version of an office product on your computer and can't install because of it. Please uninstall any pre-release ...
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MySQL completely uninstalled and reinstall but database still exists on Ubuntu 12.04

I need to completely remove MySQL all databases and installation and reinstall, because root is broken. I followed this instructions: sudo apt-get remove --purge mysql-server mysql-client ...
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How can I (re)install Ubuntu from within Ubuntu?

How can I (re)install Ubuntu from within Ubuntu? I am running Ubuntu 12.04, and I have a Ubuntu 13.04 on a USB drive. I want to format my hard drive and install Ubuntu 13.04. I don't have a CD, and ...
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Copy from old HDD after reinstall

Just wandering I am building a new computer, because the old system died. What will happen if I plug my old HDD into the new PC, I am installing Windows 7 onto a new HDD so its a fresh install and I ...
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Will I lose my Boot Camp partition?

I have an iMac, and I have both OS X Mountain Lion and Windows installed. I'm planning on re-installing fresh copies of both operating systems, but I want to re-install Windows first because I'm not ...
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Safe backup/restore of Linux partitions in a Windows /Linux dual boot setup using a recovery partition

I have a dual-boot laptop (Windows 7/Kubuntu 12.04) with an IDE spinning-rust disk. I'd like to reinstall Windows. The problem is that the only medium for that is a factory-installed recovery ...
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Compatibility wizard error and occasionally missing compatibility Properties tab

I have two probably related problems with Windows' Compatibility mode. Compatibility tab missing, but not on all programs The title is rather self-explanatory, but let me show you: the Properties ...
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Is it possible to format my computer without using up a windows installation disk

I want to completely format my computer, I've already backed up my files and I'm ready to push "the red button". However, my father would prefer if there was a way to format the computer without using ...