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

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XP OEM licensing when reinstalling Windows XP

My wife has managed to buy a Dell laptop she was using at her ex-employer that just went bust. The problem with it is the OS (Windows XP) which takes ages to boot and is generally disproportionally ...
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Looking for way to download all the free software I need to setup my PC all at once . . [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: One-stop-shop installer for free Windows software? I am in the middle of reinstalling Windows 7, and I would like to install all the software in as few steps as ...
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Backup iTunes (store purchases, iphone backups, playlists) for Windows reinstall

I need to reinstall Windows on my PC. How can I backup iTunes - app store purchases, iPhone backups, media library, iTunes U - and restore it to the new iTunes installation after Windows reinstall? I ...
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Cannot reinstall Windows on Toughbook CF-19, OEM or upgrade issue?

My Toughbook (CF-19) has a 'Windows Vista Business OEMAct, Panasonic' COA on the bottom of the unit. When I extracted the key before reformatting - it was a 'Windows XP Professional' Product Name and ...
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Linux, recompiling from source

I'm relatively new to Linux but I've been messing around with a Ubuntu VM to get more acclimated with it. I set up SSH, Apache, PHP, MySQL, Ruby, Rails, Passenger, and Git to mess around with my web ...
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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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Install OS X 10.5 on Intel 1GB Macbook

I'm trying to install Mac OS X 10.5 on a MacBook that previously had 10.4 on it. i am getting an error after selecting the language. What could be causing a box on the screen that says: Mac OS X ...
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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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How can I force Ubuntu 9.10 to reinstall itself without losing my information?

The title says it all... I'm having lots of issues after upgrading 9.04 to 9.10 - I want to reinstall without losing my files and I gave away my Ubuntu Disc and I can't make another one right now... ...
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Couple folders went 'access denied' in Windows. Why and how to fix?

So, after a failed Windows 7 install, I put XP back on, and had a adrenaline shot when I got an access denied on a couple of my backed up folders. I already tried the instructions here at Microsoft ...
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Auto reimaging main disk on startup

After being tired of all my systems main drives slowly degrading as time passes by, I've been thinking about splitting my laptops disk into two drives, C and D (running Windows 7). The C drive would ...
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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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Recover Old Settings and Email after family member reinstalls windows without formatting

A family member installed Windows XP over the top of an existing install when it did not boot. They previously used outlook express for email and saved things to my documents. They should be able to ...
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Messed up my perl install on Mac OS X 10.6

I have messed up my perl install on Mac OS X 10.6. I'll explain how: I wanted to add a cpan package for Bundle::DBD::mysql, cpan told me to update Bundle::CPAN first. I couldn't because of ...
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Where do I find driver installation info from a previous install

I just tried to reinstall Windows XP on a new hard drive. It installs and boots just fine, but now I can't get a lot of the built-in hardware working because I seem to have misplaced my motherboard ...
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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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What's the best way to repave the family PC (running Win XP)?

I have a two-year-old system is badly in need of a repave. At startup there are messages about missing DLLs, and Firefox and a few other apps no longer work. I'd like to hook up an external disk, have ...
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Backup Picasa 'people' tags data

OK, so I've spent a fair amount of time putting names to faces in Picasa 3.5 but in a few days (hopefully) my copy of Windows 7 should arrive and I'll need to reinstall Windows. So, does anyone ...
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product key on xp reinstall

I recently reformatted my hard drive (virus) and entered an incorrect product key. I needed to validate my system and it was rejected. I didn't realize my correct key is on the side of my pc . Is ...
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Backing up the OS from a netbook?

I'm looking at getting a netbook but I see that they don't come with the OS on cd/dvd. Is there a way for me to make a "backup" of the default install in case I get a virus or HD wipe and need to ...
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Will reinstalling Windows XP on an existing partition wipe out my “My Documents” folder?

I have an old laptop with a broken Windows install. It bluescreens whenever I try to reboot it. I want to just try to reinstall Windows XP, but I want to make sure that no personal files will be ...
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BIOS root kit? Or, how do I fresh install a clean BIOS?

So I was installing questionable operating system onto my EEE pc and it required me to downgrade the BIOS which I really am not an expert at. I used a patch and it appeared to work. Now, I'm paranoid ...
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Positive effects of a OS re-install

I have a slow computer, and I can uninstall unused applications, empty the cookies, scrub the registry, do a disk cleanup, and do a defrag, but it is still just kind of slow. If I do a Windows ...
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How Can I Reinstall Windows?

Okay I'm tired of trying to fix all these problems with my Broadband Internet So I decided to reinstall windows but my optical drive does not work in-order for me to use the recovery cds how do I ...
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Backup iTunes podcast download status for Windows XP reinstall

I'm preparing for a long overdue reinstall of Windows XP. I use iTunes to downoad oodles of podcasts; I have many episodes which I've not yet downloaded and won't until I've completed the reinstall. ...
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Problems with Mac OS X Leopard Install DVD

I lost my last OS X install disk and Apple kindly sent me (Leopard 10.5 - 2Z61-6037-A) a new one free of charge, however I'm having a problem. I load in the CD it pops up and the application opens ...
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Is it possible to format my iMac's drive and re-install everything?

I might be selling my iMac computer, and I know I have some CD's it came with. Is it possible to format the drive and bring it back to how it was when it was new? (using those disks)
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OS reinstall after CPU upgrade?

If I'm upgrading from an Athlon X2 AM2+ cpu to an X4 Phenom AM2+ CPU, do i need to reinstall my operating system? (I'm running Windows Server Standard 2008 x64)
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Reinstalling the iPhone OS

After using my iPhone for over a year, I now have 7 pages of applications and the phone has started to become old and slow. Coming from the windows-world, I suspect that a clean install will help a ...
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What do I have to back up before I re-install?

It seems that almost every time I re-install windows on my PC I end up forgetting to back up something. Now I consider myself an experienced pc-user, and I've done this tons of times, but it never ...