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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 reinstall OEM copy of Windows 11?

I have a laptop with Windows 11. It was installed when purchased. I would like to install another OS, without dual booting—wiping Win11 from the hard drive—but still be able to reinstall Windows 11 ...
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How can I save my Windows 10 license across a drive replacement?

I have a Windows 10 Pro installed on a desktop PC with a 128GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD. Windows is installed on the SSD, and it is a digital license (probably upgraded from Win7). The HDD started failing ...
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Bios boot option what’s this?

I’m trying to boot from usb in my bios. I’ve come across different options one being [UEFI: KingstonDataT…] What is it used for? I’m think of deleting it running mint and trying to reinstall using ...
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Had pre installed Windows 8.1 in HP laptop but then I replaced it with another OS but now I want to reinstall it

I bought a HP laptop with Windows 8.1 pre-installed but then I installed Linux on it used it for some time. But Now I want Windows 8.1 (activated) back on my laptop. I read somewhere that I can have ...
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Reimage Computer with Windows

I have an Intel NUC (NUC7i5BNB) that I originally imaged with Ubuntu. I then added Windows and so the grub boot manager added Windows to the boot options. I haven't used the Ubuntu option in years, ...
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Black screen of death after Windows 10 reinstallation

So I just reinstalled Windows 10 using the 22h2 media installation creator downloaded from Microsoft. I've used this same download to reset windows before. The machine is a ThinkCentre M82 and it had ...
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How to reinstall windows 10 on a partitionned disk properly and avoid duplicating recovery partitions?

My pc recently crashed and I had to reinstall w10. But now when I'm booting on the disk, I get 2 windows installed Image 1 Here is how I did : My disk is originally partitioned in 2 : C : for the OS ...
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I have uninstalled Microsoft/windows store app from my laptop, how do I reinstall it? [duplicate]

I have uninstalled windows store app from my windows 11 laptop unintentionally and now am finding it very difficult to reinstall it.. could some one recommend the best way to get it right?
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Why is my screen is garbled while installing Debian?

I am trying to install Debian on my old Lenovo IdeaPad 330 PC previously running on Windows 10. After entering the Debian installer, the screen has suddenly become garbled: I am unsure as to what to ...
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How to do an in-place upgrade of Windows

A major advantage of doing an in-place upgrade compared to doing a clean install, is that all accounts, settings, and programs are kept intact. How can I do an in-place upgrade of Windows? The ...
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How to reinstall Microsoft Edge WebView2 Runtime

After I made an in-place upgrade of Windows 10, I decided to remove all subfolders whose name start with Edge from C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft. 1 This means I also deleted the EdgeWebView ...
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How to re-install of GPG4win and start from scratch?

It appears that I used GPG4win many years ago. Now I want to use it again -- with no relationship to any earlier use, which I do not care about. I want to verify electrum.exe via ThomasV's signature. ...
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What would trigger a Windows 10 PC to do a full factory reload automatically?

I got called out on a support call today where the computer had completely reloaded Windows 10 from scratch. All existing customer data, configuration, apps, etc were gone. There wasn't even anything ...
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How to clean reinstall Windows 10 without erasing Linux?

My windows 10 PC has been acting up lately, it doesn't accept any updates no matter what so I want to give it a clean reinstall because not even recovery upgrade and that stuff worked, I wanna ...
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Windows 10 drive is locked by bitlocker and do not know password to login

I have a few old laptops with windows 10 on them. We used them previously for a few coworkers and we do not know the password to unlock them and it looks like some of them have the bitlocker ...
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You can't keep your files, apps, and settings because the version of Windows you're installing is different from the one you're currently using

To fix a network issue on my computer, I installed the MediaCreationTool21H2.exe and generated a Windows 10 ISO (windows10.iso). However, after running Setup.exe, I can only choose options that would ...
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Surface Pro Reinstall Always Ends up as Education Edition

I have a surface pro 7+ supplied by my uni. As default it came with windows 10 Education, which forces me to link it to my Uni account. However by doing this, it becomes unusable off campus - it ...
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Is there a way to use a Visual Studio 2019 install after reinstalling Windows?

I'm currently trying to use my Visual Studio 2019 installation that I installed on a previous installation of Windows. I've reinstalled Windows a couple of weeks ago, and it is now detected as "...
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Restoring VPN profile from Wireguard from old system data

Recently I had to reinstall Windows 11 due to the problems I had with the machine on which I was using Wireguard VPN. I had a profile working but I haven't created a copy of the profile with the ...
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How to merge two Partitions which is separated by a recovery partition?

I recently reinstalled Windows 10 due to virus attack. Everything is fine yet. I also used Linux in dual boot, but now I no longer need Linux so I deleted its partition. Please see the Picture below.. ...
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Copy back previous user and program folders after Windows reinstallation?

Has anyone ever tried, after a fresh Windows installation, to simply restore the previous user (C:\Users) and programs folders (C:\Program Files (x86), C:\Program Files) from the previous installation,...
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Is there a way to prevent someone from reinstalling Windows on a PC/Laptop?

Is there a possibility to prevent someone from reinstalling Windows on a personal computer (in my case - a laptop with Windows 10). I know that replacing the hard drive and resetting bios by removal ...
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Local user creation in Windows 10

On my old Windows 10, I had a user Karl along with a directory called "Karl" under c:\users. Had to do a reinstall. Now when I create a user using the MS Accounts in Control Panel, the entry ...
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Ubuntu Desktop reinstall

Is there a way to completely wipe out a current running version of Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 on a machine without having to do the process of burning an ISO image onto a USB drive with Etcher as mentioned ...
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Bluetooth not working after reinstalling Windows 10 on new SSD

I followed the tutorial here to re-install Windows 10 on a new SSD of my desktop. Specifically, I utilized the Media Creation Tool. The new system works well except for Bluetooth connectivity. When I ...
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Can I reinstall Windows 10 without erasing all my data?

I switched my Intel-based Windows 10 box to an AMD-based processor and motherboard. It’s running, but keeps getting kernel crashes, and I’m considering re-installing Windows. Can I do that without ...
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Stuck with MacbookPro when booting a bootable USB containing MACOS Installation image

I've got a MacBook Pro (2012 or 2013 model) with no Mac partition, I've tried to install Mac using recovery mode but It always downloads 'MacOS Lion Mountain' which is outdated so my mac keeps ...
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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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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 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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