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

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Reinstalling windows 10 w/o losing apps

My windows 10 machine is having issues with the optical drive and HDMI port and I think my best course of action is to re-install windows 10. THIS question is about that process. This machine has ...
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Kali Linux: wrong kernel. What to do? [closed]

What does this mean : Unable to boot- please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU what do I have to do ?!
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Reinstalling ONLY Windows 10

I just reinstalled my OS, and would like to make the process much more efficient and specific. As an example, currently, Windows Store is missing files, and others' suggested fixes failed. I would ...
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Is it worth slipstreaming updates?

I've got a massive task ahead of me, which is to boot, nuke, and reinstall Windows on 40 identical PCs. Unfortunately that means I'm going to have to go through the 200 or so updates that Windows is ...
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Windows CD or DVD for Lenovo when faced with broken website

I'm trying to acquire or purchase a CD or DVD for a Lenovo Ideapad 100s. The machine came with Windows 10, but it was blown away during testing other OSes. Lenovo has a knowledge base article on how ...
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How to install windows 7 on a new HDD with just the old (dead) HDD's COA key?

I have a Sony Vaio laptop which came pre-installed with a HDD running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. It just crashed unexpectedly & I have no way of recovering anything from it. Its completely ...
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Reinstall Windows Store and got this error from Power Shell

I uninstalled all the pre-installed Windows apps, including the Store itself. I would like to get it back, and I have been searching around for guides. When I use this command Get-Appxpackage -...
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Kali Linux Stuck after installing on VirtualBox

I Installed Kali Linux on VirtualBox after finishing installation it rebooted and stucked and I can run Kali even I deleted and installed again new downloaded ISO Please help me
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Messed up, need to reinstall Cortana and the Start-menu Search

I was a complete idiot and used this without realising it would remove the start-menu search. (I know there's a warning, I just saw the download link and clicked it without thinking. Very stupid of me....
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How do I activate windows 8.1? (clean install on a pre-installed laptop) [duplicate]

I used the media creation tool kit to create a windows 8.1 pro boot dvd from Microsoft's website. I booted off of it, wiped my drive and partitions, recreated the partitions, and proceeded with the ...
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How to delete one Windows from multiboot system including recovery partition?

I installed Windows 10 first and after that Windows 7. Now I want to delete both the Windows installations and then install Windows 10 in such a way that I don't lose any data in other partitions. ...
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Debian reinstall libjpeg62 without remove many packages

my package libjpeg62 is currently not working and if I want to reinstall, apt want to remove 539 packages : clement@pc2:~$ sudo apt install libjpeg62 --reinstall Lecture des listes de paquets... Fait ...
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out of 2 hard disk only one is detected while reinstalling the windows 7 os in pc

i am using windowos 7 os with 2 hard disk one hard disk is 256gb and another one is 1tb hard disk,after sometime i got some problem so thought of reinstalling the os,while reinstalling the os only one ...
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Google Chrome missing extensions icons / reinstall extensions

My Chrome extension icons have gone missing as in the pic: I've browsed the profile folder and the .png files are missing. A quick way to fix this would be to force Chrome to reinstall the ...
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Moving pre-installed MS Office to another drive

I have a cheap Win 8.1 laptop with 32GB C: drive. The drive is fixed eMMC, it cannot be replaced with bigger drive. I am running out of space. The laptop has a D: drive with plenty of space. Together ...
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Deleted WindowsApps folder, how to reinstall apps

Several of my Windows Store Apps (Photos, Contacts, and Weather) were badly broken on my computer so I tried a lot to make them work again. They didn't start and the event log recorded "Illegal remote ...
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How do I restore the recovery partition in windows 8.1

For some reason, the recovery partition on my computer is gone which means I can't do a restore or a full reinstall of Windows. Here are some screenshots as proof. Here's one of the "This PC" window: ...
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Can I reinstall windows 7 on a new hard drive with only the product key off the back of the laptop?

My hard drive crashed suddenly it is toast. I bought a new solid state but the product key on the back from the windows website tells me to go to the Toshiba website and I found nothing helpful there....
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Windows 10 taskbar/start menu problems Version: 10.0.10586 Build 10586

I always had this problem and I thought clean reinstall would fix it, but that isn't the case. I reinstalled windows 10 x64 yesterday and today I'm already facing the same issue.This doesn't always ...
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Way to transfer Steam Family Share cconfigurations when reinstalling OS?

I wanted to reinstall my operating system, but I wanted to know if there is any way I dont have to go through that annoying verifications in order to reinstate the Steam Family Share settings. ...
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Reinstalling Windows and removing viruses from other partitions

Does reinstalling a fresh Windows 10 on partition C remove viruses from other partitions, e.g. D & E, of my hard drive?
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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 dist-...
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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 Files\...
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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 you"....
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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 https://www.microsoft.com/en-...
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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 laptop....
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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) ...