Forum discussion tagged with reinstall.
  1. O

    Question Is there a limit to uninstalling and re-installing software?

    Hi everyone, is there a limit to installing and uninstalling software, like games? I'm not talking about in terms of a service having x amount of installs allowed, I mean in terms of the PC and doing any damage to it. Many thanks.
  2. T

    [SOLVED] Windows 10 reinstall questions

    I am going to replace my motherboard, cpu and ram and I read on the internet that to prevent any incompatibility issues with hardware and drivers etc, I should reinstall windows 10. Can I reinstall Windows through the OS itself (so without a usb flash drive) before swapping out for my new...
  3. DystopianFiction

    Question My Computer Won’t Boot

    My desktop computer will not boot. I’ve had it for less than two years, it has (I believe) Windows 10, and when I try to boot it, past the ASUS screen, I get a black screen with the blinking dash in the top left corner. I’m wondering if my hard drive is going undetected. How would I figure that...
  4. Jessy2001James

    Question Reinstalling Windows and restoring a backup ?

    Hi there, Due to some issues with my PC, I have been suggested advised to reinstall Windows. I downloaded Macrium Reflect and made an image back up of my entire C: drive ( ssd ) and put it on my second drive. My question is, how can I safely restore the back up after I reinstalled Windows? Can...
  5. E

    Question Reformatting: Which Files/Folders to Backup

    Hi (again), A few days ago, up to now, I've been experiencing BSODs that only occur when three specific games—probably more than just those three—in my list of regularly played games are opened and left to their initial loading screens. They will sometimes successfully load and allow me to...
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    Question Gigabyte Auros z490 Ultra RAM/boot issue

    Hi! I just came home from a long day and booted PC. It gave me the attached image: Boot Error Message I pulled out ram slot a_2 and b_2 and it could boot. I found out that a_2 had been loose, when I pulled it out. The upper pin was off (I had my pc in the car for a LAN, so it prolly detached...
  7. CTElectric

    Question Fortnite Takes too long to open and load even after Reinstalling windows

    Hello my Fortnite Game From the epic games launcher is really slow right after the anti-cheat appears I thought it was something wrong with the game or the launcher so reinstalled Fortnite and the epic launcher but nothings changed but I got to the point where I reinstalled windows and I still...
  8. A

    [SOLVED] Windows reinstall vs reset (after mobo replacement)

    I just replaced my motherboard and CPU. I went from: MSI B350 motherboard to MSI B550 Ryzen 1300X to 5600X Everything else stayed the same (GPU, memory, etc.) It booted cleanly after the install, Windows Update prompted me to install a few new AMD drivers, and since then it seems to be...
  9. L

    [SOLVED] Do i need to reinstall windows when im upgrading my motherboard and cpu?

    Im going from the i5-8600k to the i5-12600k and obviously i need a new motherboard for that. Can i simply connect my drives and launch it like it was the old pc? Thank you in advance!
  10. BJordan

    [SOLVED] Forced shutdown while booting ?

    I recently about to fresh Install my MacBook 7.1 mid 2010 with my usb installer, before it boot into the usb i connect my Mac to wifi first, resulting in macbook getting stuck at apple logo so i press power button to restart my Mac. It finally booted into my usb (without connecting to the wifi)...
  11. Tennis987

    [SOLVED] Best way to swap a new motherboard/cpu and keep what's in my C drive while reinstalling windows?

    So my plan is to upgrade my Ryzen 2600 on my B450 mobo to the Ryzen 5600 with a b550 chipset. I will obviously be getting a new motherboard on top of that. I would like to have a clean reinstall of windows, while also keeping all the applications that are on my C: drive installed if possible? I...
  12. stephanie234

    [SOLVED] Reinstalling network adapter

    Hi, I was wondering if someone could help me with some troubles I'm having. I was connected to the WiFi but it said I had no internet connection so I was searching about and it told me to uninstall the network adapter, so I did. It also said it would prompt me as to how to reinstall it after I...
  13. E

    Question Help with info on drivers after fixing crash

    Good afternoon and thank you for taking the time to read this and hopefully help. I had an issue not long ago where the windows update got shutoff in the middle and it caused files to become corrupted. I didn't fully know what to do at the time and since this was my first full Pc build I didn't...
  14. B

    [SOLVED] Using applications on external ssd after windows restore

    I am currently having an issue with what seems to be a corrupt windows os. I want to either completely rreinstall windows or do a factory reset however I have all of my games and applications installed onto a 1tb external ssd. If I plug the USB ssd out and then do the factory reset, will I be...
  15. AleksiDj52

    [SOLVED] Windows 10 update problem (will try reinstalling Windows) ?

    Hello everyone, first of all English is not my mother tongue so i hope you understand what i say. So, for some weeks now i've been getting this Windows Update error message "A current driver on your PC may be better than the driver we're trying to install. We'll keep trying to install." and i've...
  16. T

    [SOLVED] Need advice on mobo upgrade / Windows reinstall

    Hey all, Apologies if this is the incorrect thread - it stems from the mobo, but affects the entire system and Windows so unsure where to post it. I'm looking to upgrade my motherboard in the near future as it's getting rather dated, and of course that means also upgrading my CPU, RAM (old...
  17. PlsHalpSmile

    Question Bootleg vers. of W10 Corrupted

    Pls halp me :) I was helping a buddy of mine diagnose his streamlabs crashing problems.... So I had him install visual c++ redistributables... ( ) He installed those and I also had him update his drivers. He...
  18. D

    [SOLVED] does the reset this PC feature on windows let you choose a different drive to install windows on?

    I need to reinstall windows on my new nvme ssd and I need to know if the reset this PC feature let you choose a different drive or it installs on the original drive. One of the options when going through with this lets you keep personal data but I'm not sure if you can install windows onto a...
  19. yulop6

    [SOLVED] Reinstall Windows Without Data Loss

    Hi, I recently have needed to reinstall windows 10. I tried using the media creation tool from Microsoft. Doing this led to me getting stuck in an automatic repair loop which eventually I managed to get out of. I still now need to reinstall windows but I don't want to use this method again in...
  20. Lagiacrus

    [SOLVED] What to do with things on Hard Drive after Complete Windows Reinstall and diagnosis of original failure?

    I had to reinstall windows on my computer due to an unescapable error, and am looking for help on how to deal with my secondary hard drive that had the majority of my files on it. Some background: For who knows how long, I've occasionally gotten the bsod faulty hardware corrupt page. Not...
  21. C

    [SOLVED] PC Posts, but is met with countless BSOD errors on Win10 boot (BSOD loop, can't get into Windows at all)

    Hello all, I recently upgraded my setup with a new motherboard, new CPU, and new RAM. Smart as I am, I thought replacing the three components and running from the same old SSD with win10 on it would be the way to go, but it turns out I'm wrong. After uninstalling a Realtek HD Audio Driver from...
  22. B

    [SOLVED] How to reinstall Windows without cleaning HDD

    Hello, so Im about to install a new mobo and cpu on my PC, currently I run the Windows on my SSD and have an HDD for game storage. Is there a way to reinstall and reset the Ssd without resetting my hdd? My internet Ducks and i dont want to download 300+ gigs 😂 Thanks in advance
  23. N

    [SOLVED] Reinstalling Windows on a new SSD - will the programs work?

    Hi! I am planning on upgrading my SSD where is my Win10 installed from 128GB to 512GB, I used my old SSD for mostly Windows (and some drivers), My apps and games are stored on the D drive which I do not intend to take away. My questions is, after reinstalling my Windows, will all the apps that...
  24. F

    [SOLVED] Windows or (Old) Mobo Chipset Drivers for Z77 (Ivy Bridge)?

    So I've recently had to reinstall Windows on my ageing (gracefully, I might add) Z77 Ivy Bridge build from 2012, and went into it thinking I wasn't going to be installing any drivers from the mobo manufacturer simply based on the fact that they're all from 2013 and most aren't Windows 10...
  25. E

    Question PC behaving very strangely after moving

    Hi, I built a new PC on September the 26th with these specs: Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX HDD: Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5 " 7200 RPM internal hard drive SSD: SanDisk SSD PLUS 1 TB Sata III 2.5 Inch Internal SSD CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X RAM: 32GB DIMM DDR4 G.Skill RipJaws V PC4-25600...
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    [SOLVED] How to retain copy of Win10 after SSD upgrade?

    Hello, I am trying to upgrade the SSD in my Dell XPS 13 9350. I purchased this laptop from Dell and want to make sure I can still use this Windows license. Is there some way to find the product key on my current copy of Windows? I read somewhere that for laptops the key is registered via the...
  27. J

    [SOLVED] Annoying Windows Display/Graphics Reset After Launching Steam.

    This is starting to drive me crazy now! let’s start. When Microsoft Flight Simulator released initially, like many others, I was trying to debug and the improve performance. I first reinstalled Windows 10 Pro onto my SSD. This didn’t cause any problems I believe. Then I used DDU (in safe mode)...
  28. R.T.

    [SOLVED] Get Windows 7 from HP Recovery

    Hey guys, I got 5 recovery discs from my old HP PC that came with Win 7. So I now want to install Win 7 as a 2nd OS on my custom build computer, however, obviously, the recovery only works with my HP. So this is my question: How do I simply install Windows 7 from the HP recovery disks, without...
  29. MirageTPX

    [SOLVED] Is It possible to reinstall graphics drivers on another drive?

    I only have 60gb space on my boot ssd and only have 2 gb left, my radeon graphics drivers are currently on my ssd, is it possible to uninstall them and reinstall them on my secondary hard drive safely? Im asking here because i want to be sure that nothing will happen when i uninstall my drivers...
  30. L

    [SOLVED] "You have been denied permission to access this folder" after fresh windows reinstall

    Hi, So as simply as I can put it: My computer had a corrupt windows error and had to reinstall it on my C:\ (primary SSD) drive, which housed most of my main programs/apps I used, however, I also have a 1TB HDD as a secondary hard drive to store all my games and files and what not (I should...
  31. ArchiePM

    [SOLVED] Windows reinstall on motherboard?

    I’m getting a new motherboard and know you’re meant to reinstall Windows, I’m wondering how to go about this. I have Windows currently on my SSD, will I need to delete the files from there so it can do a reinstall? I have a usb with Windows to boot from and I know to enter bios and make it the...
  32. B

    [SOLVED] Windows 7 to 10 UEFI problem

    Hey guys I just reinstall from windows 7 to windows 10 through USB device but I have a problem. By default my BIOS settings were Boot Menu Type - Normal and UEFI Boot - Disabled and I ran windows 7 without problem, now I changed them so I could run windows 10 installation through usb and after...
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    Question 'All' pre-installed apps missing

    A while ago I used PowerShell to uninstall loads of bloatware from my laptop and in my haste I seem to have uninstalled pretty much everything. I first noticed that the camera wasn't being detected, I searched for it under apps and get the error "you'll need a new app to open this...
  34. B

    [SOLVED] Windows 7 Product Key Validation Error

    Hello, a long time ago, our family invested in a family laptop. That laptop was an ASUS G60VX with a completely legitimate version of Windows 7 Home Premium. About a month ago, I got my hands on a DELL Inspiron 570 Desktop computer with many missing parts. I replaced as many parts as I could...
  35. carson_e

    [SOLVED] Reinstalling Windows 10 on an already used SSD after fried motherboard

    So, upon my old motherboard frying I replaced all my parts and realized it won’t let me boot from my old SSD with Windows and my files in it. Is there any way I can avoid buying a new SSD. I still have the old license to the Windows 10 (it’s OEM). Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  36. J

    [SOLVED] Can I replace my laptops (only) drive and reinstall Windows 10 with my Microsoft account?

    Basically, my drive is crap. If I replace it with a new one and use the install tool from Microsoft website can I install a new version of Windows 10 and have Microsoft recognise it's legit? I've signed into my Microsoft account on this laptop already so my account has multiple devices...
  37. U

    [SOLVED] HDD to SSD + Fresh Win 10 Installation Question

    Hey all. Sorry for the novice questions but I need to brush up on some details here to prevent myself from messing up. If you could help, it's appreciated. I'll give you a quick summary of the goal and then just lay out the numbered questions to make it clear what I need some assistance with...
  38. N

    Question Cannot reinstall windows due to BSOD

    I downloaded bad drivers (kX audio drivers for Live! sound cards) and makes my computer go into BSOD. I removed them following the developer's instructions but BSOD still happens. I want to just reinstall windows to get rid of the driver, but a BSOD occurs during the process. I get an error in...
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    Question VAIO´s assist bypass

    I bought an used VAIO MODEL pcg61a11u and after formating it's HDD with another pc I'm prompted with a "operating system not found" screen. I feel that the original owner changed the BIOS to legacy but I cant acces the BIOS anymore since the assist function no longer exists. what can I do...
  40. D

    [SOLVED] Installing/moving windows 10 to a new SSD from HDD?

    Hello, I have my currently installed Windows 10 on a separate partition on my HDD, however I feel like I want my system to boot faster and perform better so I bought a new 250GB SSD for system itself. The question is, is it possible for me to move Windows files somehow to the new SSD from old...