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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Finding an .iso or other method of reinstalling windows 8/8.1

I have a desktop PC I built and run windows 8.1 on. I've migrated the OS to new hard drives twice and changed the motherboard and various other hardware but in the process it has developed lots of ...
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After a reinstall, how do I force Windows to reconnect User and ProgramData folders that have been moved to another drive?

I moved a friend's User folder to drive D: using the 'mklink in recovery mode' method a while ago, which worked fine. I then used Windows Backup to back everything up, and reinstalled Windows 7, ...
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Is it possible to reinstall and activate Win 8 for other account?

This might be a stupid question but I couldn't find answer anywhere and I want to be sure before I do something irreversible. I'm selling my computer with Windows 8 which I have bought and activated. ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu on a partitioned hard drive

I had Win7 installed on my laptop, then created a partition and installed Ubuntu on it so I can dual boot. However, being pretty new to Ubuntu I have messed around too much and would simply like to ...
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Unable to reinstall MSE or Forefront Protection on Windows 7 x86_64

One of the administrators in our company has recently had a trojan (Upatre.A), they managed to detect this with Microsoft Security Essentials and it told us it was removed. She continued to report her ...
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Reinstalling linux without Re-Encrypting

I kinda crashed my system today by apt-get removing sensitive libraries with dependencies (for example pre-installed gnome-core and iceweasel were removed too)... I could successfully restore most of ...
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Win7/8 Boot flash drive which can reinstall old HDD system image to new SSD

I have a laptop that I simply want to re-image to a NEW SSD as-is, (instead of having to re-install Win7 & all my programs); so I created a system-image of the HDD from within Win7, to an external ...
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Missing Linux fonts

Somehow I seem to have lost my system fonts, on Ubuntu 12.10 (I HAVE to use it) - while building some other development tools. (among them, libfontconfig and libfreetype because I was building Qt ...
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Uninstalled programs history on Windows 8 [duplicate]

So I recently deleted a couple of programs which I believe that is causing some trouble to download some Microsoft programs. So I was wondering, is there any way to see a list of programs I ...
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Wifi adapter vanished after Win7 reinstall

I'm really desperate and need you! I had a fine Win7(x64) installation just some hours ago, but the system was so slow that I thought I would do a clean install. Now, a couple hours and many ...
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How do I force a firmware installation on an HP printer?

How do I force a firmware installation on an HP Photosmart 2710? It's crashing a lot and USB isn't working (but I can network into it), is there a command through it's browser interface or a trick to ...
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How to migrate standalone drives to Windows Storage Spaces?

Background: My current Windows 8.1 desktop features two drives: a mid-sized SSD boot drive and a large hard drive with the Users directory on it, set there in audit mode after the initial OS install. ...
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Win 7 reinstall on Inspiron N5040 no drivers

I reinstalled windows 7 Home Premium on a Dell Inspiron N5040 and now have no drivers. Naturally, I went to dell's site to get them. I installed the chipset, rebooted, and tried installing the ...
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Windows 8.1 Reinstall?

I was helping a friend of mine who had a blank password on his Windows 8.1 computer. He recently got an update and since this update he is unable to login to his computer. His computer was not ...
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Windows 8.1 “Reset your PC” option VS HP recovery managers “Factory reset”.

So heres whats up- i have a windows 8 laptop (HP envy m6) and i want to just do a fresh install- but when i try to use the recovery partition and recovery manager stuff (all to do with HP) and after ...
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Windows 7 going to reinstall starting first itself after the restart process

I tried to install Windows 7 Ultimate in my Acer laptop. After completing the installation process Windows automatically restarts and boots to the Windows 7 installation again. Same issue repeats when ...
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XP fresh install no display driver

I just did a fresh install of XP and have done all of my updates. I cannot get the driver to install. I have tried the disk. It just has a setup page that opens in a browser. There is now driver ...
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Reinstall FreeDOS complications

I'm having some serious problems with my new HP desktop that was preinstalled with the FreeDOS operating system. I started messing around with the scripts and the boot order and now I'm getting two ...
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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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How to validate recovery partition for modifications?

I bought second-hand notebook (sony vaio ultrabook duo) with Win8 . I'd like to have clean system unaffected by malware. Which gives me two possibilities. a) Reinstall from new source - This way I ...
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Computer wouldn't wake up, reinstalled Vista home premium, now PC won't boot

I hope someone can help me find an answer to this. Our vista 64 bit PC was acting up- it wouldn't wake from sleep requiring holding down the power button to shut down the computer after which I could ...
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What drivers do I need for reinstalling Windows 7 on a Lenovo 7510p?

I recently bought a 7510P PC (from Lenovo) with a GT755m SLI, 16GB DDR3 1TB+24SSD with Windows 8. I want to re-install it with Windows 7 in a different language. Where could I get a list for all ...
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How do I regain control of my drive's files after reinstalling Windows 7?

I recently had to reinstall Windows 7 on my C drive. However, after doing so, I found that the data on my D and E drives had insufficient permissions. Every time I click a file or folder I get the ...
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Can I re-install a factory installed Windows 8 using USB recovery drive?

I have purchased an ASUS laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 8. There is a recovery partition on the hard drive. I want to be able to install from scratch on a brand new hard drive. I have ...
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HP Pavilion DV7 laptop - how to reinstall Windows without recovery partition?

I have bought a used laptop computer, HP Pavilion DV7-4120EM . It came with preinstalled Windows 7 Ultimate. But the hard drive is not original one, so it does not have the recovery partition that ...
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Restoring programs on second hard disk after reinstalling Windows [duplicate]

I have a 60GB SSD which is the boot drive for Windows. Since it is so small, I tend to install all of my programs onto my second hard disk, a 1TB HDD. Inevitably there comes a time when I have to ...