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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Fedora: Removing broken kernels from boot menu

I have a dual-boot (Fedora / Windows 10) Dell laptop. Nearly as often as not, when I run a dnf update I get a broken kernel (at least as far as my laptop is concerned). What I mean by "broken" is ...
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How to reinstall Windows 10 on a Lenovo G50 that was downgraded to Windows 7 by a technician?

Some technician told my lady to downgrade her Lenovo G50 from Windows 10 to Windows 7 a couple years ago, and he did this for her. Now we're looking into upgrading it back to Windows 10. Back in the ...
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How can I reinstall Ubuntu focal 20.04 on an existing LUKS encrypted system?

I'm a very long time Ubuntu user (over a decade) but have not been here as I've had no issues with Ubuntu. With the arrival of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS I decided to encrypt my data (or system if needed). I'm ...
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Install EFI Shell On UEFI Boot

I deleted the default installed EFI SHELL 2.7 and I want it back on my UEFI Master Boot. Can anyone tell me how to install it back?
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Windows PC performance issues

Since a few weeks ago I've been experiencing severe performance issues on Windows and possibly on Linux. My self-built system contains: CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4570 CPU @ 3.20GHz (Stock Cooler) ...
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Re-installing Windows XP onto Windows 7

I have an old computer and I wanted to wipe the system clean and install Windows XP Professional onto the computer. The problem is... well, there's a lot. So first, I went into Disk Management and ...
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When I wipe my 2012 HP laptop what drivers do I need to reinstall

I just wiped my old 2012 HP laptop and reinstalled Windows 7 Home Edition. Below is HP drivers on HP. I have a couple questions. There are 9 network drivers. Which one do I need to install just to ...
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Is this sufficient to do when your PC is infected with a virus? [duplicate]

My PC was infected by belombrea. I was told to reinstall OS, but I did it a different way. Is this sufficient? Go to the search bar, type reset, click reset this PC. It'll give 3 options. On the ...
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How can I fix Windows on a Nobis NBW7800 C tablet

My little brother gave me his Nobis NBW7800 C tablet because he didn't want it anymore. I now think I know why. When you power it up, it acts like it is loading into Windows, but then comes up with ...
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Moving MS Projects 2016 to a new computer

I purchased, downloaded, and installed Microsoft Projects 2016 on my laptop. I have to send in the laptop for repairs. My questions are: Can I install this Projects in a new PC for the time being? ...
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Cannot install Windows 10 - error codes 0xc0000098 and 0xc00002c4

I'm trying to install Windows 10 on an old Thinkpad R60. Since I don't have any other installation media, I created a bootable Windows 10 USB stick following this tutorial. The tutorial works and I ...
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Why does Windows scatter installed programs' files across the hard drive? [closed]

As someone who has to deal with reinstalling computers fairly frequently, I also have to deal with restoring programs after the reinstalls. Now my question is, why the hell does windows need to spread ...
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How to repair a Windows 10 installation without formatting?

I have Windows 10 installed in my PC and after several BSOD some people have suggested I format and reinstall it for the problem might be corrupted OS files. The problem is inconvenience and comfort. ...
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How to reinstall restore Windows Store [duplicate]

A LOT OF PEOPLE ASKING HOW TO FIX OR RESTORE THE WINDOWS STORE. This is a fix I made after a lot of stuffing around, should work for people on Windows 10. Download the TakeOwnership file from ...
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Force reinstall of all chocolatey packages after profile “migration”

For various reasons, my Windows user profile has been recreated; and - AppData files have been copied into the new profile, but not registry contents. Now, I'm trying to restore the installation ...
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reinstalling El Capitan

I wiped all info off my computer and now want to reinstall the operating system. It was on OS X El Capitan. Originally it was one of the 'leopards'. Yes, it's old but it works fine for kids and school ...
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Proper way to reinstall Windows [duplicate]

So I have a laptop that originally had Windows 7 installed on it-which was upgraded to Windows 10 when Microsoft offered it for free. I want to replace the actual hard drive with an SSD. However, I'...
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2008 iMac not responding to any startup commands

So a while ago my 2008 iMac had the flashing question mark folder thing happen to it (probably a bad factory reset). I suspect due to its age, the only startup command that worked was (from memory) ...
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Error 0x800f0922 when trying to reinstall “Print to PDF” using Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature

Some time after updating to Windows 10 1903 (from 1803), the "Print to PDF" feature stopped working on my machine for no apparent reason. It was still listed in Printers & Scanners but was no ...
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Changing illegal copy of Windows 10 to a clean copy

I acquired an illegal copy of Windows 10 1809-1903 Enterprise through a friend who got it for me. I was wondering if there were any ways to install a clean copy of Windows without the Enterprise ...
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Probs launching Spyder after (foolish?) pip install (Mac OS)

I am in process of exploring IDEs for Python, and wished to try Spyder. Foolishly, I didn't read much documentation, and just went to terminal and ran pip install spyder, even tho I have a Conda ...
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After installing Windows 8 32 bit I don't have installed any driver [duplicate]

After installing Windows 8 (32 bit), I don't have installed any driver. I tried to install some from official Asus download center, but nothing helps. Do you know where can be the problem? My laptop ...
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After try to reinstall windiws, and error ocurs

I want to downgrade windows from windows 8 32bit to windows 7 32bit. When I normally boot win 7 from USB, when it comes to choose drive on which I want to install the windows, after choosing the right ...
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How can I delete/format partitions during Windows install from USB?--getting errors

My Windows 10 'winload.efi' became corrupted and I opted to clean install using the Windows media creator tool to create a bootable USB. Upon booting from USB, I chose custom install and proceeded to ...
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Mojave clean install, not so clean

I am pretty sure I was hacked, so I did a complete wipe of my disk and reinstalled Mojave from a bootable drive. Now I've done that a few times as I still see my programs and some other folders (...
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Does a successful LTSC repair reinstall reboot to desktop/login? Evidence in Logs?

Left PC to reinstall LTSC, in-place Windows repair reinstall started from Windows LTSC, went to bed as I saw it restarting and installing. On return it just showed the desktop, with audio driver now ...
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Installing gcc-4.8 and gfortran-4.8, after having rm'ed gcc-8.3 and gfortran-8.3 from /usr/local/bin/

I recently installed gcc-8.3 and gfortran-8.3 from http://hpc.sourceforge.net, using the instructions on that site. I installed both locally on my Mac. Installation was successful and my FORTRAN code ...
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Command-Option-R installs Sierra instead of Mojave

I have a 15 inch 2017 MacBook Pro with the touchpad. From the documentation, Command-Option-R during startup should start a network install that installs the newest version of Mac OS compatible with ...
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Repair of Ubuntu in dual boot system, freezes during installation

The current state of my computer, after all of my tweaking, experimenting and attempts to fix my Ubuntu installation problem, is that I have Windows 10 installed on my HP Pavilion laptop on a 500GB ...
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Reinstalling Windows 10 - how many digital licenses I have linked to my account

I need to reinstall Win 10 (after virus). After reading online, it looks like I would be able to do it easily since my system is activated with digital license. However, I have a question. I have at ...
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Reinstall ms office 2013 without product key (bought through HUP)

I got virus on my computer and need to reinstall everything including MS office 2013. The problem is that I do not remember product key and I bought it through my former employer (HUP). Is it still ...
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windows 7 and 10 wont install on my laptop

so I had a little oopsie with chkdsk and it screwed up system 32. so I tried to reinstall windows 7 profesionall 64 bit but now the thing fails while expanding the files with thiss error comes up. I'm ...
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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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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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