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

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Reinstall windows 10 with new build

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 ...
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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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Get Windows 10 Activation Key Without 3rd Party Software [duplicate]

Is there an inherent Microsoft-Exclusive way of obtaining Windows 10 Activation keys from existing installations? Even if this is not necessary with Windows 10 specifically, I want to emphasize my ...
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Reinstall OS X Without CD/DVD or Apple ID

I purchased a used iMac. It has OS X Mavricks installed. I'd like to re-purpose it for my web designer to use here at my office, since she cannot easily run the Adobe suite on the Ubuntu machines we ...
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How do I reinstall Windows 8.1 with Bing to an SSD drive?

I've got a new PC which shipped with "Windows 8.1 with Bing". No installation media was supplied but there are a couple of recovery partitions. There's no F2/F12 etc. boot options during start up. ...
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overinstall/reinstall/repair Windows 7 and keep old programs and data? [duplicate]

I have a broken Windows 7 system which does not fully boot. The system restore is not working. I am inexperienced with Windows systems. Question: Is it possible to use a Windows 7 install CD and ...
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Accidentally removed dist-packages folder, what to do now?

I did something very stupid. I was copying some self written packages to the python dist-packages folder, then decided to remove one of them again by just rewriting the cp command to rm. Now the ...
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How to reinstall osx with a windows keyboard

I read that the hotkey to use for reinstalling osx is cmd + r but I have a windows keyboard plugged in and I am wondering what I can do to reinstall osx with this keyboard?
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Cannot reinstall Windows 10 Store

My Windows Store has gone missing since the last update. I found these instructions to reinstall it but when I run the script I get this error: Add-AppxPackage: Cannot find path 'C:\Program ...
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Features Missing After Windows Réinstallation on Toshiba Satellite

guys. Some time ago I accidentally deleted my windows O. S. and installed Linux. Today I downloaded a new copy of Windows 8.1 and reinstalled it on my Toshiba Satellite C55t-b5230. However, I ...
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Windows 8 doesn't boot normally, just in safe mode

I had win7, which was working perfectly. I put in a win8 disk, and chose upgrade install option, which instead of resetting the pc, just upgrades from one os to another, without losing data, settings, ...
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How can I tell if a copy of MS office is Product Key Card or Full Retail?

I have a slew of MS office versions and key types that range from 2007, 2010 to 2013. I have a computer that has a failing hard drive and recovery is impossible, but I can see the MS Office key. The ...
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Windows 10 upgraded from Seven, can't change install location

I would like to transfer/ or reinstall my Windows 10 (upgraded from a Windows 7) on another drive. Currently it's installed on a 500 GB hard-drive, but I bought a 500 GB SSD and I connected it to my ...
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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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Windows 10: Startup & Reinstall Error

I have Lenovo G410 with windows 10 OS, upgraded from Windows 7, since two weeks ago. Now, every time I turn my laptop it always appears error message "unmountable boot volume, we will restart for ...
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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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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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How to Re-install an App that Shows up in the Appstore as 'Update' Instead of 'Buy App'

So long story short: I dropped the wrong app into 'clean my mac' and I hit 'cancel' but it was too late by that point. I rebooted and appstore said it had an update, when I opened appstore it was ...
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How do I verify the recovery partition in a used Windows 7 PC?

I bought a refurb Windows 7 laptop for my kid from a small reseller, and want to do a complete clean reinstall. How do I make sure the recovery partition hasn't been tampered with? I'm a Linux user, ...
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Reloading applications from a crashed drive

A friend called today in a state of panic. He had taken his old Windows 7 laptop into Frys and asked them to clone his old drive onto his new SSD drive. They reported to him (I have not seen this ...
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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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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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Deleting Windows.old folder?

I have recently re-installed my Windows 8 Release Preview, and it has left a Windows.old folder in my C Drive. I am trying to delete this folder, but I am getting lots of errors: After ...
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Is it possible to reinstall the OS on my Android device (and should I)? [closed]

My Android device is a few years old, and like any computer it's slowed down over the years. It takes forever to boot up, the interface lags, and launching apps takes forever. When the same thing ...
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How do I more efficiently reinstall Windows?

My workflow for reinstalling Windows is cumbersome. It includes things from extracting the key from the old installation, to the actual installation process, which involves popping in the relevant ...
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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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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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what does a Windows 10 upgrade from an ISO do with any recovery partitions?

I have an MSI GT70 2PC Dominator gaming notebook which I bought about a year ago with Windows 8.1 and PowerDVD 10 installed. When I accidentally uninstalled PowerDVD because I thought it was a trial ...
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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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CD rom is missing when I try to reinstall

I tried to reinstall my friend's laptop by using Windows 8. After I formatted the disk, It's said something about GPT or similar which meant I couldn't do the next step. Then, I tried to refresh it ...
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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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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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Windows 10 reinstall - what about secondary harddrives?

My current OS installation is a Win 7 which has been updated to 8.0 then to 8.1 and now updated to 10. Time has come to make a clean Win 10 install. I've just downloaded ...
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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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install windows 8.1 on windows 8.0 pc without wiping drive, but not using old data

So for a while now I have been attempting to fix my computer which appears to have some corruption issues. I have an OEM installation of windows 8.0. After discovering my issues I first attempted to ...
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What are the necessary steps to completely wipe & reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium on my Acer 5742?

I have an Acer 5742 with Windows 7 Home Premium (bloatware included) What are the necessary steps for me to take to completely wipe the hard drive and reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium to prep for ...
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How to enable AHCI in Windows XP without reinstalling

This question is part of a larger list of things I'll need to do before installing a new SSD drive, but I think it deserves its own question. Current setup: A dual-boot machine with Windows XP ...
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Can I reinstall Windows on a Laptop after a Wipe?

I want to run single-boot Linux on my ThinkPad x220, but I want to retain the option of going back to Windows later. There is a sticker with the product key (Windows 7 Pro) on the bottom of the ...
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Can I safely reinstall the OS on an infected virtual machine and still keep my data? [duplicate]

My Windows 10 guest OS running in VirtualBox on Mac OS X seems to have caught an infection. Is there a way to reinstall the OS and wipe any hidden malware, but keep my data files (program ...
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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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Evidence of Linux reinstallation

I know that the results of a system installation appear in /var/log/anaconda.log, however I am curious if this log will show any additional installations. For example, if I have an existing Linux ...
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How do I restore my Surface 3 after installing Windows 10 Tech Preview

Before installing the Windows 10 Tech Preview, I created a recovery media on an USB stick, so that I could completely reset my Surface 3 and repave it with Windows 8.1, should I need to. After the ...
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Deleting partitions [meant to be dual-boot] or a fresh re-install [Virtualization]: Centos 7/Win7

I appreciate any advice given to resolve this particular dilemma. The Background: I need to have Macromedia [Adobe] Dreamweaver and as such a copy of Windows somewhere. My main system is Centos 7.1. ...
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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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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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Can I reinstall Windows 10 by formatting just the :C partition and preserving the other partitions?

I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 on the first day, and I've liked it until I ran into some minor nuisances. Before the first week ended, the sfc /scannow command began to fail, and dism ...
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re-installing windows 10 insider preview

If a Windows 10 Insider Preview user need to re-install from scratch the final windows 10 pro on the same computer what serial need to use? Are the Insider Preview credentials logon enough? I cannot ...
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How do I install updates from Windows.old folder? for Windows 8.1

Ran into some troubles lately, and tried to refresh/restore my Windows 8.1 pro 64 bit PC, but couldn't. So, I just installed (Custom Installation) the same OS again from the recovery media I created, ...
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Unable to do an in place upgrade/reinstall?

Recently I'm having some strange problems so I decided in place reinstall was the best answer. So I dug my original Windows 7/ultimate disk out of storage and went to reinstall. It won't let me! I get ...
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Automate Driver Uninstall and Reinstall on Windows 7

I need to automate the uninstall and reinstall a driver on Windows 7. The process to manually do this is: Start Right Click Computer > Manage Device Manager > Network Adapters Right Click Intel(R) ...