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

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PC starts to be noisy some time after Ubuntu is installed

I used to have this problem: http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/174161/when-i-boot-linux-it-asks-for-password-pretends-to-proceed-but-then-returns-t. Before it arose, my PC was beeing noisy for a ...
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Windows 7 activation failed, legal product key was used (HP 840 G1 laptop / clean install)

Problem Valid product key is not accepted after clean reinstall. What could be the reason of that and how to pass activation process ? Goal install & activate "clean" windows 7 professional ...
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How do I restore my Surface 3 after installing Windows 10 Tech Preview

Before installing the Windows 10 Tech Preview, I created a recovery media on an USB stick, so that I could completely reset my Surface 3 and repave it with Windows 8.1, should I need to. After the ...
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OSX Mavericks: Restoring osx via recovery utility

OSX Mavericks. My OSX is corrupted and the only option appears to be 1: Reboot into recovery mode (Control+R) 2: Take the option to reinstall OSX. Q1: Does this leave all my data and ALL OTHER ...
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Win8 reinstall problems

I need to reset Windows 8 to manufacturer settings. However, I can't do that using classical settings menu, because I have an error and it crashes. Now I could try and fix it, but maybe there is a way ...
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Is there any way to reinstall windows 7 while keeping my programs there?

Ok, I know this has been asked many times, however all the answers I've seen (even in my Google searches) all need the user to be able to boot onto windows. My current windows installation is ...
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Fix a broken apache2 install on Debian Squeeze

I accidentally broke my apache2 install, and was wondering if I could completely remove apache2 and everything related to it, and then completely reinstall it starting from scratch?
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Finding an .iso or other method of reinstalling windows 8/8.1

I have a desktop PC I built and run windows 8.1 on. I've migrated the OS to new hard drives twice and changed the motherboard and various other hardware but in the process it has developed lots of ...
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Keeping OEM software after reinstalling OS (Toshiba NB550D)

OK, this is a problem I've had a couple of times over the years with laptops (But made worse by current trend of not giving CD's with computer, and instead have hard drive partitions with just a ...
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After a reinstall, how do I force Windows to reconnect User and ProgramData folders that have been moved to another drive?

I moved a friend's User folder to drive D: using the 'mklink in recovery mode' method a while ago, which worked fine. I then used Windows Backup to back everything up, and reinstalled Windows 7, ...
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How to reinstall osx with a windows keyboard

I read that the hotkey to use for reinstalling osx is cmd + r but I have a windows keyboard plugged in and I am wondering what I can do to reinstall osx with this keyboard?
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Is it possible to reinstall and activate Win 8 for other account?

This might be a stupid question but I couldn't find answer anywhere and I want to be sure before I do something irreversible. I'm selling my computer with Windows 8 which I have bought and activated. ...
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Where do I find driver installation info from a previous install

I just tried to reinstall Windows XP on a new hard drive. It installs and boots just fine, but now I can't get a lot of the built-in hardware working because I seem to have misplaced my motherboard ...
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how does a program recognize the computer?

a pretty fundamental question, but I couldn't find the answer anywhere on the internet.. Basically, by what means does software recognize hardware? Good example of this are trial programs. Once the ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu on a partitioned hard drive

I had Win7 installed on my laptop, then created a partition and installed Ubuntu on it so I can dual boot. However, being pretty new to Ubuntu I have messed around too much and would simply like to ...
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Unable to reinstall MSE or Forefront Protection on Windows 7 x86_64

One of the administrators in our company has recently had a trojan (Upatre.A), they managed to detect this with Microsoft Security Essentials and it told us it was removed. She continued to report her ...
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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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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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Windows 2008 licensing - reinstall in VirtualBox

When I install Windows 2008 server in Oracle's VirtualBox, and I need to re-install either or both, is there going to be a problem re-activating the Windows server? Must the VirtualBox version be the ...
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Reinstalling linux without Re-Encrypting

I kinda crashed my system today by apt-get removing sensitive libraries with dependencies (for example pre-installed gnome-core and iceweasel were removed too)... I could successfully restore most of ...
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Whats the process for erasing disk, reinstalling Mac OS and restoring data and apps

I was told by the Apple genius bar that my OS was messed up and is slowing down my macbook. I was told to erase the disk, reinstall the OS and restore the apps and data from my Time Machine. I'm ...
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Win7/8 Boot flash drive which can reinstall old HDD system image to new SSD

I have a laptop that I simply want to re-image to a NEW SSD as-is, (instead of having to re-install Win7 & all my programs); so I created a system-image of the HDD from within Win7, to an external ...
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Missing Linux fonts

Somehow I seem to have lost my system fonts, on Ubuntu 12.10 (I HAVE to use it) - while building some other development tools. (among them, libfontconfig and libfreetype because I was building Qt ...
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Wifi adapter vanished after Win7 reinstall

I'm really desperate and need you! I had a fine Win7(x64) installation just some hours ago, but the system was so slow that I thought I would do a clean install. Now, a couple hours and many ...
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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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Rerun failed Windows Update

One of my Windows 7 updates (Platform update for Windows 7 64bit) failed to install. It is an optional update but I want it to install anyway. I think since the update failed I have problems opening ...
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Uninstalled programs history on Windows 8 [duplicate]

So I recently deleted a couple of programs which I believe that is causing some trouble to download some Microsoft programs. So I was wondering, is there any way to see a list of programs I ...
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How do I force a firmware installation on an HP printer?

How do I force a firmware installation on an HP Photosmart 2710? It's crashing a lot and USB isn't working (but I can network into it), is there a command through it's browser interface or a trick to ...
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How to migrate standalone drives to Windows Storage Spaces?

Background: My current Windows 8.1 desktop features two drives: a mid-sized SSD boot drive and a large hard drive with the Users directory on it, set there in audit mode after the initial OS install. ...
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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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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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What's the best way to completely remove everything from a computer, without re-installing?

I have a friend who wants to sell their computer, but obviously all personal information and software that it is on it needs to be removed before doing so. Usually I would format and reinstall it, ...
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Reinstalling Windows 8 on a tablet

I got my hands on a Samsung XE700T1A, one of the ones handed out at one of the early Windows 8 BUILD conferences. It's been upgraded from Windows 7 and recovered from an image at some point, so there ...
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Win 7 reinstall on Inspiron N5040 no drivers

I reinstalled windows 7 Home Premium on a Dell Inspiron N5040 and now have no drivers. Naturally, I went to dell's site to get them. I installed the chipset, rebooted, and tried installing the ...
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How to “reinstall” window 7? [duplicate]

How to reinstall windows 7 if I have win7 x32 installed and I want to replace it with win7 x64?(I don't want to format my hard drive)
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Windows 8.1 Reinstall?

I was helping a friend of mine who had a blank password on his Windows 8.1 computer. He recently got an update and since this update he is unable to login to his computer. His computer was not ...
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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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Reinstall Windows 8.1 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 do I reinstall Windows 8.1? The key should be encoded in ...
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Windows 8.1 “Reset your PC” option VS HP recovery managers “Factory reset”.

So heres whats up- i have a windows 8 laptop (HP envy m6) and i want to just do a fresh install- but when i try to use the recovery partition and recovery manager stuff (all to do with HP) and after ...
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Reinstall/Recover a single program [closed]

In the case I can't find any installer, portable version or source code of a software I want to reinstall (or looking for one of those would require too long), there is any utility for Windows or ...
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Windows 7 going to reinstall starting first itself after the restart process

I tried to install Windows 7 Ultimate in my Acer laptop. After completing the installation process Windows automatically restarts and boots to the Windows 7 installation again. Same issue repeats when ...
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Fedora reinstall keep files

Can I just copy over my home directory to a USB and copy them back? Will this cause any problems with permissions or anything? What about the option to install without wiping my home...will that ...
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XP fresh install no display driver

I just did a fresh install of XP and have done all of my updates. I cannot get the driver to install. I have tried the disk. It just has a setup page that opens in a browser. There is now driver ...
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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 was fully working. I had my motherboard changed by DELL tech. the tech also reinstalled the original Windows 7, ...
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How to reinstall XP on a reformatted hard drive without a backup disk [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows XP SP3 (Legal) download? My hard drive crashed, and it was removed, reformatted and repartitioned, and reinstalled on my 7 year old Compaq Presario. Now the pc ...
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Reinstall Preinstalled Windows 7 on a Toshiba Laptop

I'm having problems with a Toshiba Satellite L745 which came preinstalled with Windows 7 (According to the product key label on the bottom Home Premium QA). Basically it is freezing whenever updates ...
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How to reinstall OS X 10.8 without internet?

I had a crash on my Macbook Air MD231 in Mid 2012 and my system won't boot. Unfortunately my friend erased my partition from disk utility too. Now I have three question My internet speed is very ...
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What happens to a Windows Dynamic Drive

In my windows (Windows 7) I have two primary logical volumns, One is on a SSD harddrive for my operating system and installed software, and my other is a Dynamic volume for my stored media. (I do alot ...
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After installing another version of Windows 7, what should I do to refresh my computer?

I had Windows 7 installed on my Laptop's C-Drive, but lately it wasn't working well, so I re-installed it on the D-drive. It now seems to be working better, but none of the old programs work anymore. ...
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Is it possible to reinstall windows 8 upgrade on the SAME machine? (Clean Install)

I purchased the Windows 8 upgrade back in December. I've had it installed for a month now and am completely satisfied with the product. Although, just recently my ex-roommate confessed to me that he ...