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

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How to delete one Windows from multiboot system including recovery partition?

I installed Windows 10 first and after that Windows 7. Now I want to delete both the Windows installations and then install Windows 10 in such a way that I don't lose any data in other partitions. ...
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Debian reinstall libjpeg62 without remove many packages

my package libjpeg62 is currently not working and if I want to reinstall, apt want to remove 539 packages : clement@pc2:~$ sudo apt install libjpeg62 --reinstall Lecture des listes de paquets... Fait ...
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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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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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Reinstall Windows 8 on a Windows 8 based system with embedded key

I'm a computer technician and we started selling few Windows 8 machine. We saw the new COA label does not show the key and after reading a little bit online, realized those systems came with the key ...
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Windows 8 Activation Key Missing? [duplicate]

I have bought my PC with Windows 8 installed on it about a year ago (HP ProBook 4540s). Then I needed to install Linux on it and now I have to go back to Windows 8, but my activation key isn't on the ...
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Google Chrome missing extensions icons / reinstall extensions

My Chrome extension icons have gone missing as in the pic: I've browsed the profile folder and the .png files are missing. A quick way to fix this would be to force Chrome to reinstall the ...
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out of 2 hard disk only one is detected while reinstalling the windows 7 os in pc

i am using windowos 7 os with 2 hard disk one hard disk is 256gb and another one is 1tb hard disk,after sometime i got some problem so thought of reinstalling the os,while reinstalling the os only one ...
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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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Moving pre-installed MS Office to another drive

I have a cheap Win 8.1 laptop with 32GB C: drive. The drive is fixed eMMC, it cannot be replaced with bigger drive. I am running out of space. The laptop has a D: drive with plenty of space. Together ...
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Deleted WindowsApps folder, how to reinstall apps

Several of my Windows Store Apps (Photos, Contacts, and Weather) were badly broken on my computer so I tried a lot to make them work again. They didn't start and the event log recorded "Illegal remote ...
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How do I restore the recovery partition in windows 8.1

For some reason, the recovery partition on my computer is gone which means I can't do a restore or a full reinstall of Windows. Here are some screenshots as proof. Here's one of the "This PC" window: ...
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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 ...
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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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Which driver do I need to install in order to dim screen on Dell

I have reinstalled Windows 7 on my Dell Precision M4600. I installed the chipset (restarted), then video and network driver (in that order). However I am not able to dim the light using fn-up/down. ...
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Windows 10 taskbar/start menu problems Version: 10.0.10586 Build 10586

I always had this problem and I thought clean reinstall would fix it, but that isn't the case. I reinstalled windows 10 x64 yesterday and today I'm already facing the same issue.This doesn't always ...
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Can I reinstall windows 7 on a new hard drive with only the product key off the back of the laptop?

My hard drive crashed suddenly it is toast. I bought a new solid state but the product key on the back from the windows website tells me to go to the Toshiba website and I found nothing helpful ...
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Way to transfer Steam Family Share cconfigurations when reinstalling OS?

I wanted to reinstall my operating system, but I wanted to know if there is any way I dont have to go through that annoying verifications in order to reinstate the Steam Family Share settings. ...
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Does the recovery button delete my D drive?

I have a Lenovo G550 (picture). And the day came where I have to format it. I have the recovery button (or at least I think that this is its name). That's the button next to the On-Off button in the ...
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Windows 7 product activation failed, but the previous activation code worked — is there anything to worry about?

Alright, so there was a few reasons that made me have to reinstall Windows 7 onto my machine. I am running on a Lenovo Ideapad Y480. When Windows 7 was reinstalled, it asked me for my product ...
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Reinstalling Windows and removing viruses from other partitions

Does reinstalling a fresh Windows 10 on partition C remove viruses from other partitions, e.g. D & E, of my hard drive?
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...