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

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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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OEM Office 2010 without media - how to reinstall?

I have recently purchased a new office desktop PC from Dell with OEM version of Windows 7 Pro and Office 2010 Pro. One of the reasons I always use Dell is that they always supply installation media ...
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What steps do I need to take to completely uninstall MySQL?

I have installed and uninstalled MySQL Server for about 100 times. Each time I reinstall the thing, it shows the same configurations, which I think cause problems. I would like to get rid of all ...
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Shrink system volume, create new partition, & enlarge current partitions w/o losing data?

My machine has a 300 GB hard drive. I'm planning to reinstall Windows 7 on this machine soon. It has three partitions: a System partition, and two equal data partitions for particular types of data ...
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Windows 7 Re-install--Will Upgrade Option Clean Registry, Fix Previous Registry Issues?

I'm currently running Win7 and due to issues I'm having with Update and Backup I'm convinced I'm having registry issues that I don't want to/am unable to deal with--without getting into the specifics ...
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Windows vista reinstall on a new HDD

I have a dell optiplex 320, installed with vista business. Unfortunately the HDD is packing up so I need to get a new one to put in to it. I have created a system image backup so should be able to get ...
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Need to reinstall Windows XP Professional - but no longer have the CD

My laptop has got several problems all pointing to needing a reinstall. Its genuine - and I can extract the key from the registry. But where can I get a copy of XP Professional to install? A bit ...
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Reinstalling Windows XP - Reinstall Everything?

If I reinstall Windows XP on my machine, will I have to reinstall everything? Does it wipe the hard drive (i.e. all my pictures and documents)?
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Reinstalling Vista license on reformatted laptop

I have a laptop that's been acting up. (see here for details) I'm hoping it doesn't come to this, but I may end up reinstalling Vista on it and was wondering what the procedure was for re-entering ...
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How do I re-install Apache on Mac OSX?

I posted this question here but was told I might get better results on superuser. So here goes: I mistakingly deleted the /etc/apache2 folder and screwed up apache. I want to re-install the stock ...
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Error Installing Windows XP

I'm trying to reinstall windows XP, when I boot to a windows XP disk I get the normal blue screen which runs through installing drivers, then after these drivers are installed, I see at the botton ...
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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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Reinstalling XP after a PC has been corrupted by a virus

A friend of mine has asked me to work on his PC for him. He got a virus, which apparently really messed things up a lot. He basically just wants to have it wiped clean and start over again. I'll be ...
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Replacing Hard Disk… Windows 7 Serial key?

I am replacing my hard disk, because it has virus in it and also the hard drive is giving me problems, I want to know how can I use the same key when installing Windows 7 on new hard disk? I had ...
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Reinstalling Win 7 to fix it:

I have several major driver problems that over the past weeks and months are insurmountable, and there is precedent for them on web message boards over the past year: no sound available anywhere in ...
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What's the best way to completely remove everything from a computer, without re-installing?

I have a friend who wants to sell their computer, but obviously all personal information and software that it is on it needs to be removed before doing so. Usually I would format and reinstall it, ...
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How do I download tunes from an iPod back onto iTunes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Transferring Music from iPod to iTunes? How do I restore libraries in iTunes using files on my iPod Touch? I recently lost all my data on my HD and backup (!!!) ...
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Reinstall Windows 7 from Recovery Partition on a Dell Studio 1555 laptop

Dell includes a recovery partition with all their laptops, apparently, and I need to use mine. The problem is I repartitioned the laptops hard drive originally. I found this link, ...
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Installing Windows 7 manually with new laptops

I've purchased a few laptops that only come with Restore partitions. I can buy restore media (which I can create myself), but they will not provide an actual Windows 7 DVD. The brands are Lenovo, ...
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Windows activation with planned reinstall

My laptop's hard drive is dying. It still works (boots Windows 7, run some programs), but it is obviously damaged. I am buying a new one to replace it. I have a legal and activated copy of Windows 7 ...
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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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Windows XP Pro or Windows 7?

My dual Xeon 4GB system finally unfortunately succummed to win-rot with Win XP Pro/32. The system will not even reboot correctly in SAFE mode. So......it looks like an OS reload and application ...
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Reinstalling an old ThinkPad laptop

I have a somewhat old ThinkPad R40. I decided it's time to make a clean reinstall. I erased its partitions, formated a new one and installed Windows XP. I downloaded everything in Lenovo's site ...
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reinstall windows 7 starter on Acer netbook [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install Win7 from USB I have trouble removing preinstalled McAfee from my Acer netbook, and I was wondering what other junk they might preinstall on it. I was thinking ...
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How do I completely remove and reinstall Samba on Debian?

My Samba installation has become a mess, and now the services won't even start correctly anymore, for some reason. Is there a way to completely remove Samba, as if it was never there, and then ...
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Recreate user profiles after reinstalling Windows 7

I have a Windows 7 Home Pro system with a SSD boot drive and conventional HDD for user accounts. I created a junction to make C:\Users point to D:\Users and all was well. Now the SDD got corrupted ...
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Reinstalling Windows 7 (Removing Bloatware)

Hey everyone. I have the following problem, I recently bought a new laptop (a Lenovo Ideapad) and it seems as if it came without a Windows 7 Installation disk (though it is on the laptop). The problem ...
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How to fix my mouse?

I just reinstalled Windows XP - while it was installing I didn't notice that the mouse wasn't plugged in. Once the instalation was complete my mouse doesn't work. The pointer shows up when Windows ...
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Obtain the product key of Microsoft Office? [duplicate]

I have to reformat my daughters laptop which has Windows Vista Home Edition... It currently has Microsoft Office on it which I will have to reinstall, but I can find the licenses number... Is there a ...
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Going to reinstall Windows 7, will I have ownership issues with files on my external hard drive afterward?

I'm going to reinstall Windows 7 soon. I'm going to "backup" my files by copying and pasting them to an external hard drive. I had a lot of problems with file ownership while doing this when upgrading ...
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Reinstall Windows XP using “Windows XP Service Pack 3 - ISO-9660 CD Image File”

I would like to reinstall Windows XP on my old computer. I do not have the original setup disks, however there is a file on the Microsoft Download centre called "Windows XP Service Pack 3 - ISO-9660 ...
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How can I reinstall Windows without a CD/DVD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Windows Vista without system restore CD with OEM key (ie: from underside of my laptop) I want to reinstall Windows, but my computer doesn't have a recovery ...
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Re-install Mac OS X: “Mac OS X cannot be installed on this computer.”

I'm trying to do a fresh install of Mac OS X on my MacBook. When I try to do so, I get the error "Mac OS X cannot be installed on this computer." I've searched the problem and discovered that the ...
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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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Windows XP remove program files

When I am trying to remove program from "Add or Remove Programs" I get an dialog with ability to chose instalation file. But I didn't have that file. So I can't remove program... Is there any another ...
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New Vaio laptop, performing a fresh install

I just purchased a new Sony Vaio laptop (z-series) but being a bit of a power user I really want to get rid of the software which is installed on it. I can go through the Programs and Features and ...
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Having to Toggle Between Two Sets of Video Drivers

So, I've got a Win7 64-bit gaming PC with GTX 260's. Recently, StarCraft 2 had an issue with flickering, which NVidia fixed with a new set of drivers. However, these new drivers induce unplayable ...
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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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Reinstalling Windows from scratch or uninstalling everything

I frequently reinstall Windows from scratch because it has become to slow. I wonder if I were to uninstall every application, followed by a defrag and CCleaner job, would it be as fast as a fresh ...
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Ubuntu Grub problem

I have/(had) Windows XP on one partition of my hdd. On the second partition I installed Ubuntu 9.10 yesterday. After reboot of Windows XP, I get the error "GRUB LOADING.". Now I know that you can ...
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Can I Reimage My Laptop With the Image of My Desktop?

I figured if I could reimage the new laptop, I wouldn't have to reinstall all the development software I install on a regular basis on every new system when I get a new contract gig and have to work ...
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Best way to reformat/recover in Windows when your CD key is no longer valid?

I have a copy of Windows 7 Professional that I have downloaded from the MSDNAA e-academy (thanks to my school). Now, the problem is that these license keys are one-use only. If I need to reformat or ...
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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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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... ...