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

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Is there a way to activate Windows 7 when it's saying my license code is already in use?

I purchased an Acer Notebook about 3 years ago. It had a bunch of bloatware, and in general it was starting to slow down. I decided to try to reinstall the OS. I went on the Internet and got a copy of ...
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Cannot reinstall Lion on old iMac because “this item is temporarily unavailable”

I need to reinstall the OS on my iMac. The original restore disk was deleted, so the restore system thingy was downloaded from Apple. I tried to do reinstall OSX, but it appears Lion is no longer on ...
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How do I reinstall Windows 8.1 with Bing to an SSD drive?

I've got a new PC which shipped with "Windows 8.1 with Bing". No installation media was supplied but there are a couple of recovery partitions. There's no F2/F12 etc. boot options during start up. ...
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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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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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Windows vista reinstall on a new HDD

I have a dell optiplex 320, installed with vista business. Unfortunately the HDD is packing up so I need to get a new one to put in to it. I have created a system image backup so should be able to get ...
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OEM Office 2010 without media - how to reinstall?

I have recently purchased a new office desktop PC from Dell with OEM version of Windows 7 Pro and Office 2010 Pro. One of the reasons I always use Dell is that they always supply installation media ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 possible to re-install an operating system over an encrypted system?

Scenario: I buy old PC/laptops, fix it and then resell them. I recently got a laptop at an auction with the whole system password encrypted McAfee Endpoint Encryption. Windows does not even load. I ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Deleting Windows.old folder?

I have recently re-installed my Windows 8 Release Preview, and it has left a Windows.old folder in my C Drive. I am trying to delete this folder, but I am getting lots of errors: After ...
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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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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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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 to get windows 7 cd key from command prompt or linux live disk?

Recently my windows 7 installation broke and refuse to boot (see here). I wish to reinstall but only have 1 cd key. Is there a way to retrieve my current cd key with the use of only command prompt ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Reinstall Windows 8 on a Windows 8 based system with embedded key

I'm a computer technician and we started selling few Windows 8 machine. We saw the new COA label does not show the key and after reading a little bit online, realized those systems came with the key ...
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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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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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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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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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Which driver do I need to install in order to dim screen on Dell

I have reinstalled Windows 7 on my Dell Precision M4600. I installed the chipset (restarted), then video and network driver (in that order). However I am not able to dim the light using fn-up/down. ...
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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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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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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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Does the recovery button delete my D drive?

I have a Lenovo G550 (picture). And the day came where I have to format it. I have the recovery button (or at least I think that this is its name). That's the button next to the On-Off button in the ...
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Windows 7 product activation failed, but the previous activation code worked — is there anything to worry about?

Alright, so there was a few reasons that made me have to reinstall Windows 7 onto my machine. I am running on a Lenovo Ideapad Y480. When Windows 7 was reinstalled, it asked me for my product ...
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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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Lenovo Ideapad Y480 can't reinstall windows?

Alright, so here's the deal... For a while, I wanted to mess with Linux. I don't know why, but I wanted to. So, what I did was use WUBI and install Ubuntu. Because of some unknown reason (Intel Rapid ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...