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

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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 ...
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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 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?