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

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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 ...
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How to back up OS and application preferences on Mac OS X Lion for reinstalling?

The title pretty much says it all. I'm happy to copy folders, or use a utility. I know a lot of preferences are kept in ~/user/Library/Application Support.
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Win 7: After Acer Recovery, goes back to Start-up Repair Loop

I could really use some help with this. I've tried everything I can think of, have scoured the net for solutions and trouble-shooting ideas. The post is long but I want to give a clear picture of what ...
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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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Downgrading from 64-bit Windows to 32-bit Windows

I currently have Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit installed on my laptop. For a long time I've been having lots of problems with my laptop, such as: Getting the message, "Consider Replacing Your ...
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Restoring windows backup after the version of Windows has been changed

I have created a Windows Backup of my C:\ and have it saved it in my D:. The backup was done by selecting the, "Let Windows Choose what files to backup" option. I am currently having Windows 7 Home ...
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Most effective way to install updates after windows XP reformat

I'm doing a fresh format/reinstall of an Asus EEE (not mine) from its recovery partition. This will restore its Windows XP (don't know exactly which SP). What is the quickest / most effective way to ...
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Which driver do I need to install in order to dim screen on Dell

I have reinstalled Win 7 on my Dell Precision M4600 and 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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Will I lose all previously installed programs if I reinstall Windows?

I want to know – before I go ahead and reinstall Windows 7 – whether previous programs and files will be there or not. I only have a restore point for an old date about six months ago, so I'm ...
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Install vmware vm into boot instead of virtualized

I've been running a virtual machine for a while in vmware. Luckily now i've got another computer, and there for i was wondering if it's possible get the vm installed in the computer with regular boot ...
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Remote install of Debian or Gentoo - steps and grub?

I have a remote server currently installed with CentOS and I'll be doing a remote install of a new operating system - either gentoo or debian. I've seen other related questions in here, but given ...
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Reinstallation of Ubuntu

When I tried to re install Ubuntu 11.10, I wanted to erase the existing Ubuntu using gparted editor/ something else icon in Ubuntu. I found it was not detecting any existing partition. Then when I ...
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Will an iOS reinstall make a jailbroken-iPhone “supported by Apple” again? [closed]

Will an iOS reinstall make a jailbroken-iPhone "supported by Apple"? Similarly, does such an iOS reinstall "reset" the iPhone (jailbroken or not) back to a "clean, factory default" state? I have an ...
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Reinstalling Debian Squeeze via APT after significant core package removal

Some background: I accidentally left two problematic repositories in my /etc/apt/sources.list - to be specific, the squeeze-updates repository (changed from "volatile"), and the sid repository. I was ...
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How to reinstall Perl on OS X

I accidentally deleted the /System/Library/Perl/ folder. Now I am not be able to run any of my projects. How can I reinstall Perl on OS X?
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Re-install Windows 7 to a smaller hard drive on a laptop that I just bought

I just bought a new laptop with Windows 7 pre-intsalled. It has a 500GB hard drive. I would like to remove this hard drive and then re-install Windows 7 to smaller 256GB SSD that I have. My issue ...
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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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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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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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What should I back up in addition to the .pst file when reinstalling Outlook 2003?

When I reinstall Outlook 2003 I will obviously back up the .pst file to have my contacts, email etc. in the new installation. However, last time I saved only the .pst, this apparently did not include ...
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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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Keeping OEM software after reinstalling OS (Toshiba NB550D)

Ok, this is a problem i've had acouple of times over the years with laptops (But made worse by current trend of not giving CD's with computer, and instead have harddrive partitions with just a ...
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Reinstall Mac OS X without DVD on a new hard drive

I need to reinstall OS X on my MacBook, but the DVD unit is spitting out any DVD I insert into it. Also, the hard disk drive was dead, and I replaced it. Can you please tell me an alternative to ...
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Install Windows on laptop using HP-provided License Key

I have an HP (dv6 6119tx) laptop which came with Windows 7 Home Premium (64Bit) pre-installed, I have a factory provided recovery partition (13GB) which recovers Windows, drivers and crapware I don't ...
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Fresh install Windows 7 bootloader with Command-Line tools only [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get the Windows 7 bootloader back after installing XP, as well? How can I freshly reinstall the bootloader? Using the tools bcdedit.exe, bootrec.exe, and/or ...
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re-downloading windows 7 only having my cd key [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reinstall Windows 7 if I lost my installation DVD? I recently had a hard-drive failure and had to get it replaced. Unfortunately this was the hard-drive that ...
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Is it possible to upgrade (not clean install) Win 7 from safe mode/cd boot

I can't load my win 7, there are a lot of DCOM-related errors in e vent log. I want to repair my installation and install win 7 to the same drive/directory without wiping the disk. But I can't choose ...
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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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Re-installing Windows on an old laptop

I have an old laptop and I want to re-install Windows XP on it. The problem is that this laptop does not have an optical drive. I checked the boot sequence in the BIOS. It does not show an option to ...
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Windows 7 incremental backup: continuing backup after reinstalling the OS & restoring the data

I really like how Windows 7's incremental backup works. However there's one big problem: after reinstalling the operating system and restoring data from the backup, there's no way to continue to sync ...
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How do I safely reinstall a (audio) driver?

I suspect my audio driver to be misbehaving. As my previous question didn't return anything useful, I'm trying to do anything I can think of. I now want to reinstall my sound drivers. But I have no ...
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How do I remove Windows 7 from a dual-boot install with Ubuntu

So I've been running Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 for a year or so. Is there a way to remove Windows 7 from my system without having to reinstall Ubuntu from scratch so I can use all the disk space? ...
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How to re install Windows 7 (64bit) without a resource CD and without internetand get all the drivers installed?

I spent half a day trying the different choices I have to re install Windows 7. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bt edition. The OS came with the laptop. So, I never changed it and of course I don't ...
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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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How can I reinstall Windows 7 without an optical drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install Windows 7 from USB flash drive My wife has a Neo netbook with a manufacturer installed Windows 7 OS. Is it possible to reinstall the OS without an optical ...
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Windows 7 slow despite clean install and copious hardware capabilities

I recently got a nasty piece of malware of some sort that forced me to do a complete re-install. It was actually probably I good thing - my old windows was filled with random junk that should have ...
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Ubuntu - cannot uninstall/reinstall apps properly

Uninstalling apps is a nightmare. For instance, I use 'sudo apt-get install nginx' and then when I go into Software Center, and uninstall it... it still keeps all the configs and some folders and I'm ...
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How to tell if a Windows 7 re-install disk (and subsequent installation) is OEM or not?

How do I tell if a Windows 7 re-install disk is OEM (and subsequent installation) or not? Can I explore the disk to look for a certain file or setting. And once installed can I go into the control ...
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Which install DVDs do I need to buy to reinstall Snow Leopard on my MacBook?

I want to reinstall Snow Leopard on my MacBook, but I don't have the original DVDs. I'm worried about buying DVDs that will only let me upgrade, rather than reinstall from scratch - the difference ...
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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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how to install os x on my MBP

So in my quest to do a clean install of OS X Lion, I deleted the recovery partition. I managed to install Windows 7 (Enterprise .iso from my uni), but I am having a lot of trouble figuring out a way ...
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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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Reinstalling Windows 7 without CD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How can I reinstall Windows without a CD/DVD? Installing Windows Vista without system restore CD with OEM key (ie: from underside of my laptop) I am trying to do a ...
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No Windows Install Disc [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How can I reinstall windows without a CD/DVD? Need to reinstall Windows XP Professional - but no longer have the CD My in-laws bought a used PC that came with XP ...
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OEM Office 2003 without media - how to reinstall?

I'm re-installing windows and I found that I don't have the install disk for my office 2003 (standard edition). I extracted my CD key before the re-install. Where can I find an iso or installer so I ...
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Reinstalling MS Project on a new computer with old key?

About 3 years ago I purchased MS Office Project Standard 2007 and installed it on my Vista notebook. Now I'd like to use the same piece of software on my new Win7 x64 notebook. Unfortunately I lost ...