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reinstall os

Forum discussion tagged with reinstall os.
  1. Ometeol

    Question Error after Windows 10 Reset - Cannot boot with original SSD installed

    Hi guys, I recently attempted to reset a windows 10 pc using the built in reset PC tool. Unfortunately Something appears to have gone wrong with it. For reference, I had 2 Data storage disks installed in the pc: a 256gb SSD that had the original windows installion and a 2TB HDD. When I attempt...
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    Question Mysterious CPU Performance Issues After Windows Clean Install

    Sorry for the incoming wall of text, my buds and I have tried to fix this for a bit and we've tried a ton of things. I've been having issues with my PC's gaming performance following a clean Windows install. I've always had two hard drives- one HDD and one SSD. Since I got the HDD when I built...
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    Question Should I reinstall windows after new cpu

    So I recently swapped out my old i5-7500 for a Ryzen 5 3600x and a new motherboard to match. I know windows 10 is good for recognizing new parts which mine did on first boot, it seems to be working just fine with all the drivers installed. My question is since I've had different parts before...
  4. johnx125

    [SOLVED] Can I still use my storage drive after upgrading from Windows 10 Home to Pro?

    I've been using the same installation of Windows 10 Home for over 4 years, but for the last month my PC has been doing all sorts of annoying things like random crashes and blue screens and stuff, so I'm thinking about reinstalling Windows and this time I want to install Windows 10 Pro. I only...
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    [SOLVED] Reinstalling windows 10

    I am going to need to upgrade my motherboard in the future, which means I'm going to have to reinstall windows 10. I came from Windows 7 and took the upgrade, so it's was digital and updated from an already existing installed version of windows. I don't have a disk with windows 10 on it...
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    [SOLVED] Windows 10 fails to reinstall after full reset

    Hi, I recently tried to reset my pc due to performance issues and the reset itself went ok but when it started to reinstall my computer must have crashed and now anytime it gets to the ‘preparing’ screen it tells me that windows can’t reinstall. Advisors from windows are telling me to use the...
  7. TMDrop

    Question Boot times still slow with newly installed SSD

    Hello everyone, I have a laptop (Acer Aspire F5-573T running Windows 10) and I elected to swap out the hdd with an ssd to speed things up a bit. I followed some videos and ended up cloning the drive to the ssd using a Sata to usb 3.0 cable and Mini Partition tool software. However, after...
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    Question How can I reinstall Windows 10 on an ASUS GL552V?

    I'm going to help somebody reinstall Windows 10 on their laptop this weekend, as in a fresh OS install from the ISO USB drive. I was wondering, is there anything specific I need to know about doing it with this laptop? I've done it with an XPS 15 before, and there were a lot more drivers...
  9. Vahlok

    Question Disk Cloning VS Reinstall

    So a bit of context, i'm getting a new SSD and want to run windows and a few programs off it for the boot speed but keep my current HDD for files and what not. My HDD is 1TB (has about 600gb on it) and the SSD is 500GB so wont fit everything. I dont really know much about this so potential dumb...
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    Question New system, old drives

    Hey everyone I want to build a new system but use my old ssd and hdd. The ssd has the OS installed on it. Can i just plug them both in and the system will boot normally? (Games are on harddrive, do i have to reinstall everything or can i just start my game like i would now?)
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    Question Perfectly normal PC extremely slow after factory reset

    Hello everyone. I dont know if Windows 10 forum is the right choice, but I still dont know what is causing my problem. It is most likely something software because it happened 3 times in 3 different PCs. So here is the description I needed to delete all stuff from three all-in-one PCs Lenovo...
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    Question Cannot enter BIOS after pressing F2 in startup

    Hello, I've been dealing with this issue for two days but haven't seem to find a solution. I'm trying to reinstall Windows 7 in my laptop (ACER Aspire 4750G) and everytime I restart, it shows "Press F2 to enter SETUP". I'm trying to enter BIOS with that key but instead, it directs me to "windows...
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    Question Fresh Start Windows 10 Product Key necessary?

    Hello, I'm about to do an uninstall and reinstall of Windows 10 after not being able to pinpoint the definite issue related to super lag during gameplay after upgrading a bunch of parts. Is what I'm finding online correct...that you don't need a Windows 10 product key if you use the Fresh Start...
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    Updrading from non-legit 8.1

    Hey, I just bought a retail key for Win 10 Pro, but sadly I currently have pirated Win 8.1 installed on this PC. If I upgrade from pirated win8.1 will pirated status still carry over or will it leave a mark somewhere?