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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How do I turn off FileVault when the button is disabled?

I'm trying to turn off FileVault so that I can reinstall macOS. However the "Turn Off FileVault..." button is disabled and has remained so since first trying several weeks ago. How might I ...
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Is the local OneDrive folder moved to Windows.old when installing a new Win10?

I've had a bad BSOD issue and the startup got corrupted. I've tried many workarounds, but no success. So I am convinced I should reinstall Win10. I need my files that are on the corrupted Windows. ...
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Reinstall Windows 8.1 : “the selected boot device failed”

I really need help, I searched for solutions for days with no results. I had a problem with Windows (which was stuck on the "please wait" screen) After several searches and unsuccessful ...
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Conventient way to store configuration and setup files for after reinstalling Windows

So, my Windows 10 has been running slow and things that have been working previously is suddenly not working anymore. I'm planning to do a full reinstall (wipe my entire disk), but I'm not looking ...
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Reinstalling Win10 alongside Linux Mint

I have a 750GB drive that is failing, but still functional (I already backed up what can't simply be reinstalled), and I would like to reinstall Win10 on the SSD (I assume my key should still be valid,...
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How can I remove conflicting DNF package after a repo remove?

I removed a repo that I was not using anymore. I thought I did things properly by removing all packages provided by that repo before removing the .repo file with rm. Alas, it seems that it wasn't the ...
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How do I reinstall the HTTPD?

I have a problem with my server CentOs7. I installed httpd, it works fine, but I reinstalled for some reason, but after that it never works and throws error. Is there any way I can remove all httpd ...
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Updating Win10 using Setup for Windows 10 - Laptop shut down

My laptop shuts down when the power cord is disconnected from it so I was reinstalling Windows while keeping my files and applications using this link. Though, my home electricity cut out while my ...
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How to fix MacBook Air tried almost everything to reinstall Mac OS X

On start up I get the flashing grey file with question mark sign. I’ve tried pretty much everything I e seen while researching answers to my problem. And always end up at the same place, staring at “...
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Option to choose to reinstall image on reboot on a windows laptop

I want to do a fresh install of my laptops which I use for my work. I want to make a good image from the fresh install and when the computers starts I want two bootup options: Start Windows Reinstall ...
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Windows 10 screen garbage, do not know what else to try [duplicate]

I have a the following problem with my laptop. Suddenly, one morning I went to start it and when it gets to the logon screen, the screen just shows random horizontal lines, totally indecipherable. But ...
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Fingerprint scanner doesn't work

I reinstalled windows 10 pro on my laptop, an Asus VivoBook s430fn with an i7, MX150 2gb 1tb hdd, 8gb ram. When I went in sign-in options I tried to set up a fingerprint but it said that it couldn't ...
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How can I get Windows to recognize my installed programs on other drives?

I had to reinstall Windows on a new drive, and, of course the new installation does not recognize any of the installed programs that the previous installation had. All programs are installed on non-...
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Can I reinstall Windows 10 if my disk space isn't clear?

So I wanted to fully reset my pc, but it's stuck at 1%. A problem a lot of people have. And I'm wondering, if I can reinstall windows 10 withouth resetting my pc.
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A game has destroyed my colour settings permanently with no obvious cause, do I need to reinstall windows to rectify?

A game (Battlefield V) caused my colour scheme to appear washed out when active, but I once used sleep mode (Windows 10) with game running, and now it is permanently stuck like this regardless of ...
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Remove Windows 10 app from fromatted drive

So this is a very modern/MS/Metro app - Forza 7. It has been installed on a second ssd, that had a lot of things on it, and I thought it would be easier to format it(was I wrong), and afterward just ...
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Repair/reinstall a not loadable windows 7 and keeping info

In my old laptop i had windows7 updated, and i decided to replace the old haddrive by a SSD drive. With a linux gparted I moved the partition from physical disk to SSD. Booting from SSD windows is ...
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Keyboard ia not working

My Laptop is Windows 10,the keyboard of it is not working so I can't able to type even my password to unlock it,so I tried the on screen keyboard but the ctrl keys is pressing,What could be the ...
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Reinstall Windows 10 on Bitlocker drive

I have a Windows 10 PC that I cannot access because the hard-drive is blocked with Bitlocker and I do not have the Bitlocker key. Is it in any way possible to reinstall Windows 10 on the Bitlocker ...
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Reinstalling Windows 10 on Windows 10

I am sure that sounds like a rather pedantic question, but I had to ask after reading up on "clean install" and "reinstall" options on the internet. Let's imagine I want to ...
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How to reinstall applications from Window.old after refreshing PC?

I recently refreshed my Windows 8.1 PC (without affecting my files). All my programs and applications were removed and are in Windows.old folder. I don't want to download and install each single ...
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Windows installation stuck in boot loop after having installed linux

I am trying to reinstall Windows 10 after having installed debian, changed my HDD to an SSD and eventually installed ubuntu. I have downloaded the ISO and burnt it to an USB stick using rufus on ...
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Preserve OneDrive sync'd local files during fresh windows install?

Is it possible to backup my local OneDrive files before I do a fresh installation? I want to avoid downloading them all again on the other side of a fresh installation of windows or a new computer. ...
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How can I re-install deep freeze when the executable wont start?

Good evening StackExchange, I recently purchased a copy of Faronics' DeepFreeze software. I installed and configured it on 07/01/2020. I have not had a problem with it at all until today. If you are ...
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How do I install Windows 7 onto the HDD while on Kali live usb?

I have a problem installing Windows 7 after I messed up files on drive C. Now I have two folders named windows.old and windows.old000 After more than one failed attempt to complete the Windows 7 ...
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After format window partition size reduced to 30 gb

This morning I saw my window was stuck at boot page with system date and time it was not coming out then I decided to format this window 10. During format I saw laptop volume was only showing 30 gb I ...
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How work RTAI patch, Reinstall Os without reinstalling RTAI?

I have to work on a computer under OpenSuse 11.2 patched with RTAI 3.8.1. I did a "chmod -R 777" and destroy everything. I wanted to use the back up made some weeks ago but it is corrupted, ...
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How to permanently remove inbuilt apps from pop os?

When I use sudo apt autoremove to uninstall inbuilt gnome apps like seahorse(password manager), gnome-calendar, gnome-weather, gnome-contacts, they successfully uninstall. But after sometime, in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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