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 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 ...
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How to best re-install software and setup computer after re-install

I always wondered if there are any good ways to provide a fast re-install experience. Whenever I setup a new computer or re-installs an existing one I'm using a day or more to get all the software ...
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What's the Best Practice reinstalling windows 7 on a dual boot with ubuntu 11.04

I've posted a question here that I have a 32bits windows 7 on a dual boot machine with ubuntu 10.04 upgraded to 11.04. From the responses I had from the questions, I decided to reinstall the windows 7 ...
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Notebook does not boot from bootable USB to install Windows XP

I have a Dell Inspiron Notebook which has an Atom processor and which had a factory set-up of XP onto it. I had opted out the CD-ROM drive @ the time of purchase. Now my Windows XP is corrupted. I ...
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subversion reinstall (source, Makefile, etc)

I installed subversion from source. I forgot the --with-ssl option when running ./configure. Now, I reconfigured and reinstalled, but the binary doesn't seem to change. How do I uninstall and ...
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Google Chrome is taking forever to set up sync

I did a clean install of Windows 7 yesterday, and am now trying to sync my bookmarks and other preferences back to Chrome which I had prior to reinstalling Windows. Unfortunately it is taking forever ...
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Should I reinstall Nero after Hardware is changed?

My XP box has an old BenQ CD Writer(the drive itself is pretty capricious) I recently purchased an ASUS DVD Writer for another box To test the DVD functionality, I installed the DVD drivers etc on ...
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Delete previous partition after reinstalling XP

I was trying to boot my system using USB drive. It formatted my system and reinstalled Windows XP but deleted all the previous partition. Now in my system there is only one partition and that is C: ...
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Reinstalling Windows 7 to save space

If I install windows 7 SP1 over an existing windows 7 (not sp1) installation, will it use less diskspace? I'm saying that because all the updates over windows 7 created a very big ...
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Can you reinstall Windows remotely?

I have noticed a company offering to reinstall Windows (XP,Vista,7) remotely over the internet (like remote support package)? How can this be done?
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How to undo a Format of a PC or just restore specific files?

I did Reinstall Windows a while ago, but I forgot to backup some specific files (Some iPod Touch Applications, which is what I REALLY need), And I don't know how to restore them, I tried the programs: ...
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Reinstalling GRUB on Linux netbook

I have a distribution called Easy Peasy on my netbook, it's Ubuntu-based. Today when I started it up it told me 'grub corrupt'. On subsequent start-ups it displays 'unknown filesystem.' I'm given a ...
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How to obtain and re-install Windows XP

I have a Dell desktop that has a sticker on the top with my Windows XP license info and product key. I would like to clean my hard drive and re-install XP so that I can sell the desktop. The problem ...
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reinstall and XP downgrade rights

I have to reinstall a system that originally (at time of purchase) exercised the XP downgrade right. But the COA sticker only has a product key for Vista Business. What key should I use to ...
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Is a fresh server install needed?

I have an Ubuntu 10.10 server at home that I've been playing around with, attempting to get a Railo/CFML web server setup on. The issue is that after playing around with so many different ...
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Can't uninstall a corrupt Windows update

tl;dr: 1)Win7 x86 SP1 won't install 2)Found "corrupt" update on system using CheckSUR: KB2479628 3)Can't uninstall/reinstall update with any known methods 4)Stuck? This is going to be a long drawn ...
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Completely Uninstall Visual Studio 2010

I've got a bug with visual studio 2010, whenever I try to run my program with debugging enabled it pops up an error message saying "Error While Trying to Run Project: Uncaught exception thrown by ...
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Why do I get “Incorrect Password” when connecting to a Mumble server? I never even used a password!

I just reinstalled Mumble, and now when I try to login on my favourite server I get «Incorrect Password». Why is that?
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How to make a xp image for all pc's

I'm a computer technician and I have to reinstall computers of all brands a lot. Now i'm looking for a way to make a ghost image for example for XP which I can install on all computers. Just like you ...
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Fix a broken apache2 install on Debian Squeeze

I accidentally broke my apache2 install, and was wondering if I could completely remove apache2 and everything related to it, and then completely reinstall it starting from scratch?
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After reinstallation, Disk Cleanup disappears when I click OK

After I reinstalled Windows 7, Disk Cleanup stopped working. I can start Disk Cleanup and select the drive to clean, but when I click on the OK button, the window disappears. Any solutions? Here's ...
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Windows XP repair install stalls

I had a windows installation that was essentially non functional (RPC process terminating unexpectedly, which caused an automatic reboot, even in safe mode) I brought out the XP install disk and ...
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How can I get DVDs playing after a Vista to XP change?

I replaced my vista install on a Dell Inspiron 1525 with XP and have managed to get most things up and running again however I'm having trouble with playing DVDs. When I try and play a DVD I get the ...
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What happens to a Windows Dynamic Drive

In my windows (Windows 7) I have two primary logical volumns, One is on a SSD harddrive for my operating system and installed software, and my other is a Dynamic volume for my stored media. (I do alot ...
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How do I fix a corrupted copy of .Net Framework on Windows 7?

I receive the following error when trying to run applications that require .net Framework 3.5: Could not load file or assembly 'System.Core, Version=3.5.0.0, Culture=neutral, ...
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How do I reinstall OSX with panic error (can't boot into OSX, keeps giving kernel / panic error)

I can't boot into OSX. I've tried everything to fix the panic / kernel error, but no luck. Don't think it is a hardware issue because this happened after I did a software update. How do I do a clean ...
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Windows Application Sandboxing or Virtualization

For a new development task, I will have to use Microsoft Windows (I haven't used Windows for several years). Normally, I run different applications in several virtual machines. With Windows this ...
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Recommended partitions to migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I have a system with Windows XP. My hard disk has 189 GB NTFS. I want to change the operative system to windows 7, but I want to add Ubuntu as well. As the change might take several days (because I ...
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How to migrate WinXP from failing old HD to new one

Following this issue, we have all our important data backed up now. I also bought and installed a new replacement hard disk (WD 160GB PATA) as secondary (slave) drive. I created two primary NTFS ...
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Word 2007 won't run, tries to reinstall, fails with error 1402

Okay, this problem has been plaguing this computer for a while now. We tried googling, and none of the answers found helped to solve the problem. So, I am now posting the answer here for posterity. ...
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how to reinstall Asus notebook using Recovery DVD?

a friend of mine asked to reinstall his Asus notebook. He didn't want Vista anymore so I installed XP. Re-partitioned the hdd (no more recovery partition). Everything went fine except I cannot make ...