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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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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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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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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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Reinstalling Office 2013 after hardware and/or software change(s)

If I install a boxed retail edition of Office 2013, what degree of hardware and operating system changes can I make while still retaining my license to use the software? As for the hardware, here are ...
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How to reinstall HP BIOS

I am dual booting my PC with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. Both are working. I have no problem. Today I started seeing this error: The HP Bios application selected is corrupt or missing. Please ...
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Message: “To install this, you must first uninstall” but doesn't appear in programs list

I'm trying to install a Cisco VPN software (for my work) on my home computer. I'm running Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, and I'm told that this software works fine on Windows 8 Pro. However, during ...
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How to uninstall VMware Player 4? “The MSI '' failed” keeps popping up

I have been trying to uninstall VMware Player 4 for more than 5 days because I need to install the version no. 5 but I can't do it... The message: "The MSI '' failed" keeps popping up and the process ...
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Force to reinstall from crash of office 2010 professional plus

Recently the macro and mail merge function of my copy of Office 2010 stopped working and that made me reinstall the system. I have tried reinstall by choosing Repair but things remain erroneous like ...
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How to reinstall Windows 7 using in-place upgrade when the system is unbootable?

I've experienced some freaky data loss in Windows 7 & tried to recover the files. (More on that in the original question.) The work data is safe but I also decided to copy everything missing back ...
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Remote install of Debian or Gentoo - steps and grub?

I have a remote server currently installed with CentOS and I'll be doing a remote install of a new operating system - either gentoo or debian. I've seen other related questions in here, but given ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu 11.10 in Windows 7 without formatting the HD

I have a laptop with Windows 7. Sometime ago, I tried to install Ubuntu using the cd and clicking the option "Install with Windows", however it never worked, never finished the installation. Now I am ...
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Error message: “Windows cannot be installed to this disk…”

I am trying to install Windows 7 64-bit. My primary harddrive is an SSD. The Windows installer informed me that: On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks. So, after a lot of ...
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Wipe PC and reinstall Windows from upgrade disc?

My parents got a new computer. I'm going to prep their old one for sale. So, first step of course is to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the OS. But, there's a potential problem: They installed ...
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Re-register programs from old disk when installing OS on new drive

I got a new SSD disk on which I did a clean installation of windows. At the same time I still have the old HDD installed, and on it there are a lot of programs that I still want to use and run from ...
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Error Installing Windows XP

I'm trying to reinstall windows XP, when I boot to a windows XP disk I get the normal blue screen which runs through installing drivers, then after these drivers are installed, I see at the botton ...
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Replacing Hard Disk… Windows 7 Serial key?

I am replacing my hard disk, because it has virus in it and also the hard drive is giving me problems, I want to know how can I use the same key when installing Windows 7 on new hard disk? I had ...
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Reinstalling Win 7 to fix it:

I have several major driver problems that over the past weeks and months are insurmountable, and there is precedent for them on web message boards over the past year: no sound available anywhere in ...
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Re-install Mac OS X: “Mac OS X cannot be installed on this computer.”

I'm trying to do a fresh install of Mac OS X on my MacBook. When I try to do so, I get the error "Mac OS X cannot be installed on this computer." I've searched the problem and discovered that the ...
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Looking for way to download all the free software I need to setup my PC all at once . . [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: One-stop-shop installer for free Windows software? I am in the middle of reinstalling Windows 7, and I would like to install all the software in as few steps as ...
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Will reinstalling Windows XP on an existing partition wipe out my “My Documents” folder?

I have an old laptop with a broken Windows install. It bluescreens whenever I try to reboot it. I want to just try to reinstall Windows XP, but I want to make sure that no personal files will be ...