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Questions tagged [reinstall]

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

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Windows 10 installed on an external ssd with Mac Mojave: What happens to Windows activation if the external ssd is wiped/failed?

I recently installed Windows 10 Edu to my external ssd on my Mac Mojave through WinToUsb. So, when I hold option key during the booting, it allows me to choose to boot from my external hard drive ...
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Can't reset Windows 10 to factory state- am currently dual booting Linux Mint

I currently have Windows 10 and Linux Mint dual booting on my computer. My Windows 10 partition has been acting up for years and I wanted to do a factory reset. I have had a variety of issues doing ...
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Upgrade SSD / Windows 10

I already have a SSD in my desktop PC but I'd like to upgrade to an m.2 drive with more storage space. I've also been having quite a lot of issues with Windows recently (lots of BSOD and random ...
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Ubuntu 16.04, uninstalled python, now vim is broken and I can't fix it

I was having some problems with conflicts between my Anaconda python installation and my system Python on Ubuntu 16.04, so I decided to remove the system python packages. Apparently that was a bad ...
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Inaccessible Partition During OS Reinstallation [closed]

My Acer laptop crashed and won't go beyond the splash screen. The only way I see to this problem is with a clean reinstallation. When I try to delete the primary partition I get: Error:0x8007045d -...
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Activate windows 10 after re-installing (I have lost my product key) [duplicate]

I own a Lenovo T430 laptop. In 2017, I installed Windows 10 using my original Windows 7 product key. Unfortunately, I cannot find that product key anymore. I need to re-install windows 10. Will it be ...
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Revert to a specific MS Office version using PowerShell on a “start with 1-click” install

I used sometimes ago a PowerShell command that makes an installed version of MS Office to revert to an older version, any of those referenced at Update history for Office 2013 But I don't remember ...
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Reinstalled Win7 yet I see programs references from previous installment

I reinstalled my win7 PC yesterday and when I launched Nvidia Control Panel today and wanted to set profile for specific application, there were applications from previous installment visible (i had "...
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Dell Studio XPS 1640 start up issues

I've had a Dell Studio XPS 1640 Laptop for about 8 years. The last 4 years I've had issues with it's booting. It will start to load and then get the blue screen of death for a millisecond and ...
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Reinstall OS: Plurality of Upgraded Windows 10 boxes

A plurality of laptops and desktops were upgraded from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10. Ideally, a single USB install stick is capable of reinstalling Windows 10 on any of these boxes. It would be ...
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Does setting RAID disks require all disks to be in RAID?

I am interested in running a PC this way, 1 C: main OS drive and 2 2TB +2TB in RAID 0 Windows is already installed and I wanted to add the disks later. Do I have to reformat C: to RAID to be able to ...
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Windows 64 bit does not display folder names

I have a strange problem after a fresh reinstall of Windows 10, 64-bit. Just after the reinstall, everything was working fine, but as soon as I'm trying to install something, like a driver for ...
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Remove Everything and Reinstall Windows on a different drive

In Windows 10, there is an option to "remove everything and reinstall Windows." However, in my experience, whenever I use this option, Windows gets re-installed to the same drive that it was ...
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How do I reinstall OX without DVD & with new HDD after old HDD destroyed

I have a MacBook Pro. The HDD had a catastrophic failure, so I replaced it with a brand new SSD. Therefore, my main drive is completely blank. I lost my original OSX install DVD. A replacement ...
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How to install Win10 on a new SSD if I have upgraded from Windows 8?

I have an oldish laptop HP ProBook 4545s. I have a license label for Windows 8 on it. Since a long time ago, I have used free upgrade option to Windows 10. I intend to replace the HDD with an SSD ...
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Macbook Pro Late 2011 ran once but will not run again after reinstalling El Capitan OS

Over the weekend, I wiped my drive and reinstalled my Mac's OS using the MacOS Utilities. Everything went fine with the reinstall, I was able to run the new OS (El Capitan) and even download Chrome. ...
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iPod classic not recognized by Windows 10

I have a 6th generation (latest) iPod classic. It was perfectly recognized by Windows 10 until a few weeks ago. Now when I plug it in my pc nothing happens (the iPod enters charging status but no ...
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Full reinstall of Windows 10 that came with laptop? [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad laptop that came with Windows 10. It has 4 Gb RAM, which was plenty just a few years ago. But on this machine Windows 10 was pretty slow to start with. Adding a 16Gb flash ...
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Reinstalling Win10 to different hard drive - How do I activate? [duplicate]

After letting my PC get old for 7 years, I'm thinking about upgrading and moving to an SSD drive. I'm concerned about re-installing Windows 10 though. Back in the day it used to be simple: You went to ...
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Will I be able to reactivate Windows after Motherboard Change?

My computer is a custom-built machine, and I want to upgrade the motherboard, processor and RAM. I am running Windows 7 Pro, and am using a valid volume license that we own. After I upgrade the ...
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Resetting Windows 10 [duplicate]

I'm having some trouble resetting my Windows 10 PC. Whenever I start the reset process, it always shows up an error message, saying "there was a problem resetting your PC". Can anyone suggest as to ...
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Formatting drive before using Windows installation Media

I want to reinstall windows to start clean and I want to remove ANY files left. I made a bootable USB using the Windows Media Creation Tool. I am wondering if I should now format the entire drive, ...
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Reinstalling Programs from secondary drive after reinstalling Windows

I have two hard drives, one SSD which has Windows and a secondary HDD where I usually install most programs. Now, I recently clean installed windows on my SSD due to some issues I was having with ...
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Reinstall Win10 from scratch on Surface Pro 4

I would like to have a fresh install of Windows 10 on my Surface Pro 4 because the software is acting up so much. But everything Microsoft is saying is to create the Win10 Recovery Drive from the ...
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Windows 7 Reinstallation Issue [closed]

What is the easiest way, if possible, to reinstall Windows 7 without losing files, photos etc. on the same drive (C).
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Will reinstalling Windows 7 permanently delete all data on HDD?

My PC is infected with a Shortcut Virus and needs a complete wipe, so I decided to reinstall Windows 7 from a USB drive containing an ISO file. However, I want all the data on all the partitions of ...
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What should I do with partitions to reinstall windows?

My Windows 10 side of my dual boot don't work anymore. Here are screenshot of the issue I faced. I tried every option proposed by the device, none of them worked and I was rather thinking of erasing ...
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Reinstalling a fresh Windows 7 on a SSD while its original HDD version was upgraded to Windows 10 [duplicate]

Many posts around that subject, but this case is a bit specific (I think) since it's not about a migration nor a cloning. Initially Windows 7 on a 500GB HDD (OEM) then upgrade to Windows 10 (offered ...
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Can I reinstall windows without reactivating it?

I currently have Windows 10 installed on my desktop PC. Unfortunately,I don't have the activation code anymore. I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10, so even if I still had the activation code it ...
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How can I install Windows 10 store Apps offline

Now my question is: how can I install Windows 10 Apps offline, under the following conditions: The apps aren't published by Microsoft, because some of them were installed offline successfully, e.g (...
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Move a program from one computer to another with no installer

Hi, I have a program back on my old computer that works just fine there but then I got a new computer and I want to have it there as well. However, I dont have the installer and I cant get it back ...
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X1 Carbon laptop driver crash

After my X1 Carbon 3rd Gen laptop became infested with adware i decided to reinstall Windows 10. Problem is that with the new Windows 10 installation, I can't install any drivers on the computer ...
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Accidently Removed mysql-server from kali linux 2017.1. How To Reinstall It?

I have accidentally removed mysql-server from my Kali Linux 2017.1 by using following commands: sudo apt-get remove --purge mysql-server mysql-client mysql-common sudo apt-get auto remove sudo apt-...
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How to save a hard disk partion while clean install windows

I am using windows media creation tool for upgrading my pc but because i m insider it tells me "your current installation is in the wrong dir or you try to upgrade older version". I want to save my ...
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How to reinstall Windows on laptop without CD-Rom and no option in BIOS to boot from USB stick?

I have agreed to look at my friends wife's ASUS laptop (big mistake), basically it is flooded with malware to the point where trying to fix it would be a waste of time... So it's reinstall of Windows.....
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Will symbolic links still work after a Windows reinstall?

I'd like to reinstall Windows and create a clean system image, but, before I do that, I would like to create symbolic links (for file organization purposes). The links are not on the C:\ (OS) drive; ...
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Reinstall windows - remove everything except two programs?

After more than 5 years, it's time to reinstall my windows 10. Things that run in the background and that i don't longer need are slowing down my pc. Now it's super easy to do in w10, but my problem ...
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Win10 install - stuck after connexion to microsoft account

I just resetted my windows install via the option to format in the win10 settings I go through region and keyboard setup, and then it wanted me to login in my microsoft account. I enter my ...
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Cant Re-install Mac os x 10.10

Last night i factory reset my mums mums MacBook pro. I had got to the point where I had to re install mac os x. I selected the hard drive I wanted it on and it prompted me with a apple id sign in. I ...
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Saved games in My Documents not working

I have a laptop system with Windows 8.1. I encountered a virus and decided to re-install Windows. I formatted the C drive and installed a fresh Windows 8.1 and installed drivers, etc. I have a few ...
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Blank Macbook pro with no operating system. Trying to fix [duplicate]

I'm trying to fix a 2010 MacBook Pro. It had Yosemite 10.10. It was running slow, so I performed a factory reset. Unfortunately, when I tried to re-install Yosemite 10.10, it prompted me with an Apple ...
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What exactly are the “personal” files that are kept in the Windows 8 Refresh?

I am going to help a friend clean his Windows 8 PC which is running slowly. After some research I found that there are two options: Windows 8 Refresh Windows 8 Reset Apparently, the Refresh option ...
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How to prevent desktop applications from starting in the background in Win 10

There are some desktop applications (not the metro apps) on my Win 10. They can only be started once. If I close these apps and restart them, they will some how start themselves as background ...
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Error code 0x80070057 when trying to reinstall Windows

Didn't explain this very well so I'll try again Trying a complete new install of Windows 10 on what appeared to be a dying laptop. However, when selecting the partition to install to, it tells me: "...
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Can I reinstall Win8 OEM licence on the same machine?

4y ago or so I built my own PC and bought Win8 and installed it on it. I still have the DVD and box with the key, but I am not sure if I can reinstall the OS on the same machine without problems since ...
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How can I install Cortana on Windows 10 again? [duplicate]

I uninstalled Cortana because I found it was an annoying feature that bothered me more than it helped me. After uninstalling it though I realized that some other windows features such as the search ...
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Removing Windows (10), get/keep key for later reinstall? [duplicate]

I've been dual booting Linux (Kubuntu) and Windows for a couple of months now, and I'm thinking of making a full switch, since I haven't booted Windows since I started dual booting. However, I don't ...
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Windows 10 Will Not Boot After Partitioning

I had Linux installed on my ssd which was taking up too much space and wanted to get rid of it. After going into a partitioning application I deleted the Linux partitions and the Windows boot manager ...
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How to backup (WSL) Linux Subsystem for Windows 10, before system reset or reinstall?

My problem is that I have to reset or reinstall windows because of some problems but I spent a lot of time to configure WSL for development and don't want to lose it. Is there any way of backing up ...
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MacOS clean installed overnight, deleting all user files and apps

Recently, as my iMac was left on, it seems my MacOS was deleted, at least of anything not preinstalled. I noticed when I tried to play some music that the music files were gone. All files in the home ...