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

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Does my Windows 7 need reinstalling? [closed]

Almost every piece of software is working oddly and freezes. Explorer.exe, Blender, Speedfan, games, everything. To freeze explorer.exe for example I need to open USB Drive, get back and refresh. Then ...
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Reinstall Windows 7 after using DBAN?

I'm preparing to sell a computer. It came with Windows 7 (no install disks). I want to wipe all my data in the most secure way possible, (not just remove links, but overwrite the drive). My goal is ...
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how does a program recognize the computer?

a pretty fundamental question, but I couldn't find the answer anywhere on the internet.. Basically, by what means does software recognize hardware? Good example of this are trial programs. Once the ...
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Reinstalling windows from repair disk using 64 instead of 32

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W510 running Windows 7 Ultimate. Before my warranty ran out, I sent it in to have some repairs done which included replacing my hard drive and reinstalling Windows. I had ...
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How do I reinstall windows into a partition?

Is it possible to reinstall Windows 7 into an existing Windows 7 partition? I would rather not have to reinstall my Fedora 19 installation.
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What security precautions should I carry out with a recently bought second hand machine?

I'm going to buy a second hand laptop and would like your thoughts on what I should do to ensure it is secure should I use it for personal housekeeping (finance, etc.) and work. So would want to ...
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Safe backup/restore of Linux partitions in a Windows /Linux dual boot setup using a recovery partition

I have a dual-boot laptop (Windows 7/Kubuntu 12.04) with an IDE spinning-rust disk. I'd like to reinstall Windows. The problem is that the only medium for that is a factory-installed recovery ...
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How to reinstall HP BIOS

I am dual booting my PC with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. Both are working. I have no problem. Today I started seeing this error: The HP Bios application selected is corrupt or missing. Please ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 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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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 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 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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MacBook Pro 3,1 Snow Leopard Installation

I have an MBP 3,1 (Mid-late 2007 model) and I'm trying to reinstall Snow Leopard. I don't have the original discs with my Mac, I got an original Snow Leopard install disc from another MacBook Pro but ...
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Formating Windows XP

Is their a way to format windows xp in a way that keeps all the service packs/drivers? I really dont wanna re-install everything....
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I some how lost my vim in ubuntu

After messing stuff up trying to install/uninstall some plugins I hosed up vim completey. Running ubuntu server (no gui) how can I get back vim to the way it was originally installed with ubuntu ...
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How can I format MacBook hard drive from OSX install disc?

I did some research and I found that rEFIt makes the OSX install disc nit recognize a Tiger partition. I've read that the solution includes backing up and then formatting. I am going to do this sans ...
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Fresh install of windows 7 without deleting existing files

Something has messed up my Windows 7 installation and I have to make a fresh install on the same partition (C:\ drive) but without deleting any existing folders on that drive (other than Windows or ...
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How to reinstall win 10 update after going back to win 7 [duplicate]

I have HP pavillion dv4 laptop carring genuine win7 sp1, i upgraded my win 10 update in august and unistalled it on next day for any reason and roll back to clean install of win 7. Now i again want to ...
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Reinstall MS Office after reinstalling Windows

I have reinstalled Windows 10 on a new hard drive as my laptop had become unusable. I still have the old hard drive with the old windows installation on it. Can I get MS Office back?
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Is it possible to re-install an operating system over an encrypted system?

Scenario: I buy old PC/laptops, fix it and then resell them. I recently got a laptop at an auction with the whole system password encrypted McAfee Endpoint Encryption. Windows does not even load. I ...
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Is there any way to reinstall windows 7 while keeping my programs there?

Ok, I know this has been asked many times, however all the answers I've seen (even in my Google searches) all need the user to be able to boot onto windows. My current windows installation is ...
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Windows 2008 licensing - reinstall in VirtualBox

When I install Windows 2008 server in Oracle's VirtualBox, and I need to re-install either or both, is there going to be a problem re-activating the Windows server? Must the VirtualBox version be the ...
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OSX Mavericks: Restoring osx via recovery utility

OSX Mavericks. My OSX is corrupted and the only option appears to be 1: Reboot into recovery mode (Control+R) 2: Take the option to reinstall OSX. Q1: Does this leave all my data and ALL OTHER ...
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I accidentally deleted nano on my Mac OS, how can I restore it?

I had to copy the binary version of nano to my dev server -- and I accidentally deleted my local copy of nano in the process. I tried to recompile nano from the original site, but now whenever I'm ...
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Why does Internet Explorer repeatedly prompt to reinstall Silverlight?

Internet Explorer 11 repeatedly tells me I need to install Silverlight. However, I have already installed (and uninstalled and reinstalled) Silverlight several times with no success. I have even ...
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ubuntu image for multiple computers

I need to set up several computers to be exactly the same: install ubuntu apt-get some software create specific users tweak those users' settings and defaults create some global environment ...
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Do I have to reinstall Mac OS in case something goes wrong during a Windows Boot Camp install?

I have a Macbook laptop running Snow Leopard, there's absolutely no information on the laptop, just a few unimportant files on it, I wanted to use Boot Camp Assistant (version 3) to create a partition ...
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Clean Mavericks install after doing a normal upgrade, can I do it using the recovery partition?

I have upgraded my MacBook Pro to OS X Mavericks, but I'm seeing some problems. I think it is related to a botched fiddling with TinkerTool earlier (my fault) and so I want to do a clean installation ...
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Copy from old HDD after reinstall

Just wandering I am building a new computer, because the old system died. What will happen if I plug my old HDD into the new PC, I am installing Windows 7 onto a new HDD so its a fresh install and I ...
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Message: “To install this, you must first uninstall” but doesn't appear in programs list

I'm trying to install a Cisco VPN software (for my work) on my home computer. I'm running Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, and I'm told that this software works fine on Windows 8 Pro. However, during ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Toshiba Satellite error 10053A0000 when re installing windows xp home on an existing windows 7

I had installed windows 7 for testing. Now i want to re-install windows xp home original. I am using the toshiba installation(recovery) disk. The installation process asked a few questions. I selected ...
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clean reinstall of windows on dell xps 1530 using bundled software from dell?

i wanted to delete my laptop hard drive and reinstall the os that came on the media with the laptop originally. i booted from the windows disk and reinstalled windows but this did not delete my hard ...
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Where did my rsync'd files go? Could they have been redirected by a hacked machine?

Today a colleague was told to reformat their Ubuntu 10.04 drive since someone had hacked the root user password. So, I attached my backup drive and did sudo rsync -routi /home/user /media/backup/ ...
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Un-install internet explorer before re-installing windows xp

I wanted to re-install windows xp in my system for repairing purpose. But before that one of my tutorials suggested to un-install internet explorer. I don't know why ? If someone knows the exact ...
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Lenovo Windows XP Reinstall Driver help

I'm reinstalling Windows on an IBM Thinkpad T43. (Not T43p) I reinstalled the OS and now there a number of drivers that I need to reinstall. Any help would be appreciated. I've been to Lenovo's ...
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reinstall windows xp

Windows 7 has been installed on my second partition "D" drive...everything is great...I even have Virtural XP up and running...Question: XP is still installed on my "C" drive, can I reinstall it on ...
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Reinstall windows 10 with new build [duplicate]

I had Orginal Windows 8.1 and I just upgraded it to Windows 10 'build 10240'. Now, I doesn't get any updates like update to build 10586 (maybe you know why). I want to perform clean install of new ...