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

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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 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 ...
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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 ...
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Can you reinstall Windows Vista without wiping your machine?

A friend’s computer, which runs Windows Vista, appears to have become somewhat borked — Internet Explorer doesn’t display some images, and Vista Service Pack 1 fails to install via Windows Update ...
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Easy way to remove unused security descriptors?

I am planning on re-installing Windows soon. All files on my disk D:, which I am not planning on erasing, will have security descriptors from the current Windows installation with new security ...
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Wipe PC and reinstall Windows from upgrade disc?

My parents got a new computer. I'm going to prep their old one for sale. So, first step of course is to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the OS. But, there's a potential problem: They installed ...
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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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Problem with Reinstalling Windows xp

I'm tring to reinstall Windows xp but I keep getting the message that "This CD contains a backup of the software originally installed on an HP Pavilion PC and can only be used with an HP Pavilion PC. ...
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After installing another version of Windows 7, what should I do to refresh my computer?

I had Windows 7 installed on my Laptop's C-Drive, but lately it wasn't working well, so I re-installed it on the D-drive. It now seems to be working better, but none of the old programs work anymore. ...
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Windows OEM vs retail difference

My laptop has an OEM version of Vista Home Premium 32-bit. I need to reinstall Windows, and I've made sure that disk I have downloaded is the same as the one on my system (32-bit Home Premium). Is ...
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How to reinstall Mac OS X on OS X/Linux dual-boot system?

My setup: I have a MacBook Pro 5,5 with a Mac OS X Snow Leopard partition and a Linux partition. I use rEFIt to boot into Linux. I didn't use Boot Camp when I originally installed Linux; instead, I ...
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How to recover Windows Vista product key?

Two years ago I bought an Asus laptop with Windows Vista pre-installed. I also received a recovery DVD with it. I now want to reinstall Windows and fully format the hard drive - however, the sticker ...
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Re-register programs from old disk when installing OS on new drive

I got a new SSD disk on which I did a clean installation of windows. At the same time I still have the old HDD installed, and on it there are a lot of programs that I still want to use and run from ...
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How do I get XTNDConnect PC working again?

On Windows (XPSP3), I need to use a dead-ware application past its 30-day trial period. The editor has gone bankrupt a long time ago, so there's just no way to buy a license. So I need to completely ...
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Why can't I repair my Windows XP installation? Partitioned [unknown] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME (0x000000ED) on my Windows XP DELL laptop? I have a computer that I need to do a installation repair on. It's running a SATA drive and ...
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Downgrade from ubuntu 11.04 to 10.04 LTS

I'd like to return from ubuntu 11.04 64-bit to 10.04 LTS 64-bit and as I S -ed TFW I've found only reinstal option which I'd tried before. My problem is that I'm using dual-boot with Win Vista ...
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Windows BSOD - memory problems

A Windows Vista PC would regularly produce blue screens of death. A memory test proved that the memory was the cause. The PC had a motherboard several years old, and memory to fit that mother ...