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

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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. ...
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How to backup programs without risking to restore into a corrupt system [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Backup an installed software I have a newly installed SSD in my system (with OS etc installed on it), but I'm not too happy with the boot up time (1 min 15 s). So I am ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Will this Windows 8 installation work?

I've currently got a Windows XP / Ubuntu 10.04 dual boot, and both OSes are a mess. I want to take advantage of Microsoft's Windows 8 upgrade offer, and make an installer USB stick. After making the ...
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Windows 7 re-installation

I need to reinstall Windows 7 but the problem is that all my partitions are set to Dynamic disk type.Windows cannot install on Dynamic disc type partitions.During the installation process there is an ...
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Installing Windows XP on Samsung SENS 145 plus notebook (no CD drive)

Hi I was trying to install Windows XP on a Samsung SENS 145 plus Notebook. It does not have a cd drive and I already managed to format it and semi install Windows XP, so now it does not even boot up ...
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Medion Akoya notebookP6620 (MD97760)

I reinstalled my laptop using the Medion recovery disc. I got windows Vista back with but not all drivers are installed yet and of my other programs have disappeared. In the device manager and have ...
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How can I secure a Mac purchased from a stranger?

I am a PC guy trying to break into the Mac world. I want to buy a used Macbook off of Craigslist but I am concerned about the possibility that the previous owner may have intentionally or ...
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Unable to do an in place upgrade/reinstall?

Recently I'm having some strange problems so I decided in place reinstall was the best answer. So I dug my original Windows 7/ultimate disk out of storage and went to reinstall. It won't let me! I get ...
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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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Windows product key is valid but wont activate

Last month, I needed to install Windows XP (Pro Version 2002 SP3) from a Reinstallation CD a co-worker gave me, and with a product key the IT team told me to use. Everything installed successfully ...
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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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How to formatting a hard drive partition while leaving other partition alone?

I have 3 partitions, one has Windows 7 installed, and other 2 windows server. (So basically triple boot, right?) Windows 7 has a virus and has been impossible to remove, how can I reinstall just ...
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Reinstall windows legally - HP laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where do I download Windows 7 (legally from Microsoft)? I recently bought a new HP laptop with windows 7 home premium x64 and as many of you know, HP is horrible when it ...
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How to reinstall things on freebsd

I was installing wget like so: # cd /usr/ports/ftp/wget # make install clean And then the interface popped up asking for build options. I made a mistake in build options # make install clean ...
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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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Reinstalling OS X – Can I restore my data from a Time Machine backup?

I have recently bought a new MacBook and would like to reformat my old MacBook and give it to my girlfriend. I have been regularly backing up my old MacBook using Time Machine. My aim is to start ...
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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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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 Re-install an App that Shows up in the Appstore as 'Update' Instead of 'Buy App'

So long story short: I dropped the wrong app into 'clean my mac' and I hit 'cancel' but it was too late by that point. I rebooted and appstore said it had an update, when I opened appstore it was ...
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Encrypt SSD before or after reinstalling Windows7

I format my computer's hard drive and re-install Windows every 3-6 months and it's time to do it again. A few months ago I installed Windows 7 on a brand new Intel 520 SSD. At the time, I didn't set ...
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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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How to enable AHCI in Windows XP without reinstalling

This question is part of a larger list of things I'll need to do before installing a new SSD drive, but I think it deserves its own question. Current setup: A dual-boot machine with Windows XP ...
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Advice on updating a lab computer for new user [closed]

I have had a research lab computer for the past 2 years and now I am graduating. I installed Ubuntu 11 on it, and then started acquiring lots of stuff that I needed, such as GPU related stuff, my ...