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

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Reinstall OEM copy of windows 8 as mbr?

Currently the system is using UEFI with a gpt partitioning table, running windows 8. I was wondering whether there is any way to reinstall windows 8 (I have made recovery disks) in such a fashion ...
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Reinstalled Vista Limited Connectivity

I have just recently re-installed windows vista on my laptop (Dell 1525). It used to connect to the wifi fine, but sometimes would only have limited connectivity to the network with no internet ...
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Reinstalling windows from repair disk using 64 instead of 32

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W510 running Windows 7 Ultimate. Before my warranty ran out, I sent it in to have some repairs done which included replacing my hard drive and reinstalling Windows. I had ...
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I installed LinuxMint on my Macbook Pro and now I want OSX back?

To be really honest, I was really stupid and retarded. I went ahead, one day and completely clean installed LinuxMint on my Macbook Pro. All of sudden, I seem to want OS X back. I tried making a USB ...
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How can I boot a Windows 2008 Server from DVD to do a clean re-install?

A few semesters ago, I took a Windows Server 2008 course, installing the OS on a machine I had lying about. I'm taking another server course in a couple weeks, and was going to do a fresh install ...
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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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Backing up all files and programs from a dead windows system?

Is there any way to completely backup all files and programs on a windows 8 machine, and then reinstall it, copy all the data over after reinstallation I ask because I have an irrecoverable bcd, I've ...
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Are there any gotchas reinstalling Windows 7 on a Mac with Bootcamp?

I'm reinstalling Windows 7 on my Mac. Are there any gotchas that I should be aware of during the process, or should the process be straightforward? My current plan is: Copy everything important ...
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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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Completely Remove All Microsoft Visio 2013 Leftover Files

I am having a problem with my Microsoft Visio 2013 installation, and I would like to completely wipe my computer of all leftover files that remain from doing a traditional uninstall. How could I do ...
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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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Why it does not show the Format option during reinstallation of Windows 7?

I have Windows 7 installed in my computer. Now I want to reinstall it. I have 500 MB free of 19 GB on my C drive. When it comes to the step of selecting a drive to install the OS, it says the C drive ...
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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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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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Do I have to reinstall Mac OS in case something goes wrong during a Windows Boot Camp install?

I have a Macbook laptop running Snow Leopard, there's absolutely no information on the laptop, just a few unimportant files on it, I wanted to use Boot Camp Assistant (version 3) to create a partition ...
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Clean Mavericks install after doing a normal upgrade, can I do it using the recovery partition?

I have upgraded my MacBook Pro to OS X Mavericks, but I'm seeing some problems. I think it is related to a botched fiddling with TinkerTool earlier (my fault) and so I want to do a clean installation ...
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Are there any physical causes that slow down computer? [closed]

I recently reinstall the OS in my Windows but it seems that the computer is slower than when I've just bought it new. I thought reinstalling OS would reset the computer to the initial speed. Are there ...
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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 security precautions should I carry out with a recently bought second hand machine?

I'm going to buy a second hand laptop and would like your thoughts on what I should do to ensure it is secure should I use it for personal housekeeping (finance, etc.) and work. So would want to ...
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How to reinstall Windows 8 on a laptop

I have a laptop that was shipped with Windows 8, I nuked the drive and installed a linux distro on there temporarily. I'd now like to put Windows 8 back - but I have no physical Windows 8 ...
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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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How do I allow a new Windows 7 install to use the old programs from the previous install?

Here's the scoop. I killed my Win 7, so I installed a new copy. It moved the previous install of Win 7 into "windows.old" file folder. What I would like to know is can I recover previously loaded ...
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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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Dual boot system. Will I impact one system if I reinstall the other? [duplicate]

My computer is dual boot system, it's on two partitions. Windows 7 is installed on the C drive and Ubuntu-12.10 is installed on the D drive. Ubuntu was installed using wubi. I need to reinstall ...
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Cannot Reinstall Windows 8 [duplicate]

My aim here is to reinstall Windows 8 Pro either by resetting or reinstalling from physical media, however I run into problems whichever option I want to use. Resetting Windows 8 from PC Settings ...
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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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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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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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How can I (re)install Ubuntu from within Ubuntu?

How can I (re)install Ubuntu from within Ubuntu? I am running Ubuntu 12.04, and I have a Ubuntu 13.04 on a USB drive. I want to format my hard drive and install Ubuntu 13.04. I don't have a CD, and ...
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Copy from old HDD after reinstall

Just wandering I am building a new computer, because the old system died. What will happen if I plug my old HDD into the new PC, I am installing Windows 7 onto a new HDD so its a fresh install and I ...
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Safe backup/restore of Linux partitions in a Windows /Linux dual boot setup using a recovery partition

I have a dual-boot laptop (Windows 7/Kubuntu 12.04) with an IDE spinning-rust disk. I'd like to reinstall Windows. The problem is that the only medium for that is a factory-installed recovery ...
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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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Is it possible to format my computer without using up a windows installation disk

I want to completely format my computer, I've already backed up my files and I'm ready to push "the red button". However, my father would prefer if there was a way to format the computer without using ...
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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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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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easyshopmakerpro5.0.3 re-install the software

I have a program called easyshopmaker pro 5 It was produced by a company called Errol.NL a Dutch based firm. I bought all the upgrades to this program up to 5.0.3 at a fairly hefty cost. The company ...
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Changing boot drive on Mac OS

I'm in the process of adding an SSD into my Mac Mini alongside the already fitted HDD (which currently has the OS). Can I keep the HDD connected to the system while installing the new OS on the SSD? ...
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Google Chrome suddenly isn't loading pages [closed]

I have tried everything. I have disabled all of my plug-ins (chrome://plugins/) and extensions (chrome://extensions), I've cleared all of my browsing data (chrome://settings/clearBrowserData). I've ...
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Cannot boot from working CDROM which is on first place in the BIOS Boot Menu [closed]

The PC is now with Windows XP Pro. I want to install XP again but cannot run the installation disk. Motherboard: I have CD which says Asus A7S8X-MX but Everest says Biostar GeForce 6100-M7. BIOS: ...
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“Plug an Ethernet cable into this computer”?

I'm having to re-install Windows 7 onto a user's PC. Just finished with the basics, Windows 7 is re-installed. However, it can't see our network, the Internet, or anything. Running the troubleshooter, ...
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Fresh re install of debian does not empty trash in gnome

I used to have 2 partitions on my 750 GB disk. The first one : 200 GB for windows The second one : 500 GB for debian Lately, I decided to throw away windows by deleting everything on the 200 GB ...
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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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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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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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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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Reinstalling Windows 8 (on a new drive) without install disc? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I download Windows 8 legally, from Microsoft? A few weeks ago, I purchased and installed Windows 8 Pro as an upgrade from Windows 7 (Ultimate). I didn't format ...
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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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What specific drivers should I install instead of Windows default ones?

I want to reinstall Windows 7, but I don't know what to do with drivers. I built my desktop PC in 2009 and software has piled up, so I want to refresh the system because it seems to crawl sometimes. ...