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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

-1
votes
1answer
181 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
170 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
76 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
4answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
63 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
108 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
944 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
119 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
149 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
12k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
686 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
606 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
532 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
8k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
826 views

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 ...
8
votes
8answers
121k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
42 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
576 views

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.
1
vote
0answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
88 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
341 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
87 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
937 views

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 ...
2
votes
7answers
7k views

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. ...
0
votes
2answers
5k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
159 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
244 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
99 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
132 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
896 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
162 views

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?
3
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
332 views

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 ...
2
votes
4answers
38k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
238 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
61 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
146 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
416 views

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 ...