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What happens to games and programs if you reinstall windows to a different location? [duplicate]

I recently bought a new ssd for my computer and installed a windows 7 on with a help from my friend. We plugged it in, and set the computer to boot from that version of windows. I'm wondering about ...
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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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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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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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Another Windows 7 install freezing

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 so I backed-up my data intending to format my HDD and ...
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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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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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123 views

reformat laptop using a different windows disc

My Dad's old laptop is pretty slow and old and he got a new one, so I thought I'd reformat it and reinstall Windows. However, he can't find the original disc it came with. The laptop is currently ...
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901 views

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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1answer
304 views

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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1answer
333 views

Keyboard is not responding before windows boots

I have an older desktop computer running Windows XP, and the keyboard doesn't respond at any point before the Windows logon screen is displayed. I need to reinstall Windows, but I can't get to BIOS or ...
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4answers
489 views

OSX ghosting - need to reformat HDD

I have an OSX partition that does not take up the whole drive. Somehow, I managed to damage the unallocated space in a way that disk utility does not let me use it even though it is labeled "free ...
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634 views

Downloading Windows OS on usb pen drive to reinstall on Lenovo ideapad 32bit

I have the necessary software (iolo system mechanic pro)needed to wipe out my hard drive on my lenovo ideapad 32bit. I don't know much about this stuff but follow directions well. There is no cd ...
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2answers
552 views

Is there a risk in deleting one partition when formatting another on the same physical disk? [closed]

I am planning to reinstall windows on my computer (clean install, meaning formatting the disk). I already have 2 partitions, C: and D:, and I already have my important stuff in D: (the same physical ...
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0answers
86 views

Installing Windows in a laptop with a dysfunctional display

My laptop's display does not work. I am currently using an external LCD screen. So when I power up my laptop I can't see anything. Only after the windows logon screen is displayed, the screen shows up ...
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1answer
309 views

Can the serial number printed on the COA sticker of a Sony laptop be used with other Windows 7 install disks?

I want to reinstall Windows 7 on my Sony Vaio laptop using a generic OEM Windows 7 disk to avoid Sony's crapware because they're a pain to remove. However, I've heard mixed results regarding the use ...
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237 views

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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1answer
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0x1e BSOD during Win 7 Installation

http://www.imgur.com/pRd6H.jpg I just took out the old OS drive, popped in a new one and went for a fresh install. 3 times I've gotten this BSOD trying to install windows, and I don't even know where ...
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1answer
1k views

Restoring Operating System & Preloaded Apps on Dell Laptop

I got a virus on my computer and wanted to do a complete re-install on my computer. I got the re-installation disk provided when I first got the computer. I had three partitions OEM, Recovery, and OS, ...
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How do I reconfigure my computer after an OS reinstall?

Every so often I am required to reinstall a standardized image on my job computer (basically a ghosting). When the process is complete I have to reinstall all my non-image software manually ...
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1answer
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My notebook does'nt want to boot from ODD nor USB just from HDD

I have a Toshiba Satellite C650 notebook and I have a litlle problem. I would like to make a full Windows reinstall, but unfortunately the computer doesn't want to boot from ODD. I have tried a lot ...
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587 views

How can I backup Windows 7 with programs and files?

Is there any way that I can reinstall Windows 7 and put all my programs and files back on the system without reinstalling programs one-by-one, like a Mac?
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4answers
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My laptop takes ages to startup, after recent format. Whats up?

After a boot sector crash, I formatted my hard drive and reinstall Windows 7 from scratch. Although my laptop now takes ages to startup (about 10-15mins!) and after I'm logged in, everything lags! ...
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How to best re-install software and setup computer after re-install

I always wondered if there are any good ways to provide a fast re-install experience. Whenever I setup a new computer or re-installs an existing one I'm using a day or more to get all the software ...
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Google Chrome is taking forever to set up sync

I did a clean install of Windows 7 yesterday, and am now trying to sync my bookmarks and other preferences back to Chrome which I had prior to reinstalling Windows. Unfortunately it is taking forever ...
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Can you reinstall Windows remotely?

I have noticed a company offering to reinstall Windows (XP,Vista,7) remotely over the internet (like remote support package)? How can this be done?
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453 views

How to undo a Format of a PC or just restore specific files?

I did Reinstall Windows a while ago, but I forgot to backup some specific files (Some iPod Touch Applications, which is what I REALLY need), And I don't know how to restore them, I tried the programs: ...
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515 views

Move all files from computer hard drive to external USB hard drive, save user settings [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any recommendations for a seamless 'Robust File Copy' addition to Windows ? I deal with a lot of computers with Windows damaged beyond repair by viruses, ...
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Windows Application Sandboxing or Virtualization

For a new development task, I will have to use Microsoft Windows (I haven't used Windows for several years). Normally, I run different applications in several virtual machines. With Windows this ...
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Reinstall Windows XP using “Windows XP Service Pack 3 - ISO-9660 CD Image File”

I would like to reinstall Windows XP on my old computer. I do not have the original setup disks, however there is a file on the Microsoft Download centre called "Windows XP Service Pack 3 - ISO-9660 ...
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2answers
440 views

How can I reinstall Windows without a CD/DVD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Windows Vista without system restore CD with OEM key (ie: from underside of my laptop) I want to reinstall Windows, but my computer doesn't have a recovery ...
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1answer
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Un-install internet explorer before re-installing windows xp

I wanted to re-install windows xp in my system for repairing purpose. But before that one of my tutorials suggested to un-install internet explorer. I don't know why ? If someone knows the exact ...
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7answers
405 views

Reinstalling Windows from scratch or uninstalling everything

I frequently reinstall Windows from scratch because it has become to slow. I wonder if I were to uninstall every application, followed by a defrag and CCleaner job, would it be as fast as a fresh ...
3
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3answers
247 views

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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1answer
701 views

Couple folders went 'access denied' in Windows. Why and how to fix?

So, after a failed Windows 7 install, I put XP back on, and had a adrenaline shot when I got an access denied on a couple of my backed up folders. I already tried the instructions here at Microsoft ...
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Lenovo Windows XP Reinstall Driver help

I'm reinstalling Windows on an IBM Thinkpad T43. (Not T43p) I reinstalled the OS and now there a number of drivers that I need to reinstall. Any help would be appreciated. I've been to Lenovo's ...
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Positive effects of a OS re-install

I have a slow computer, and I can uninstall unused applications, empty the cookies, scrub the registry, do a disk cleanup, and do a defrag, but it is still just kind of slow. If I do a Windows ...
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2answers
775 views

Backup iTunes podcast download status for Windows XP reinstall

I'm preparing for a long overdue reinstall of Windows XP. I use iTunes to downoad oodles of podcasts; I have many episodes which I've not yet downloaded and won't until I've completed the reinstall. ...
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What do I have to back up before I re-install?

It seems that almost every time I re-install windows on my PC I end up forgetting to back up something. Now I consider myself an experienced pc-user, and I've done this tons of times, but it never ...