The process of installing software, hardware, or peripherals on a personal computer.

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Cannot install Kali linux

I am trying to install kali linux. My laptop is 64bit. I am trying to use bootable usb drive. It is giving me this error saying "An installation step failed, You can run the failing item again from ...
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How to clone a Windows 8.1 installation

I'm in the process of setting up a computer lab and the cloning process I have used past versions of Windows does not seem to work in Windows 8.1. The process seems to have been replaced by an install ...
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How to Edit the Windows 8.1 Start Screen for all users (removing defaults / adding a non-installer programs)

I am trying to do two things in Windows 8.1: Add a new program to the Start Menu of all users. This is an app that was added without using an installer (Eclipse). Remove defaults that are part of ...
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Could change motherboard with Windows 8 clean install?

I'd like to change my motherboard and CPU. Does anybody know if I hit "Remove everything and reinstall Windows" and change my motherboard and CPU in the process what will happen? I have a Windows 8 ...
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install windows 8.1 pro on ssd m2

I'm working on a thinkpad t440s which running linux on primary SSD disk. I recently bought a second disk a SSD M2 which is totally working on linux and detected by the windows setup program. But, I ...
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Why can't I install Windows 8 on an UEFI machine from an MBR based USB disk?

Just tried to install Windows 8.1 on an UEFI machine/GPT disk. I used a 2 TB MBR-based USB drive to contain the installer (FAT32 partition with Windows 8.1 install files). I got as far as selecting a ...
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Open Source Hosting Site for a closed group [on hold]

We have many open Source hosting sites for public, such as CodePlex, GitHub, Google Code, SourceForge. Is there any system available which I can use to build similar open source hosting sites within ...
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Matlab is continuously asking me to activate when I am trying to launch

Matlab is continuously asking me to activate when I am trying to launch cd /usr/local/MATLAB/R2014a/bin User@User-Inspiron-N5010:/usr/local/MATLAB/R2014a/bin$ sudo ./matlab What is the solution ...
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Having to 'take ownership' of temp install files to install anything

For quite a while I have had problems installing files now. Every time they try to install with files stored in appdata the installer will not have permission to read or write the file in appdata even ...
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How do install POEdit on CentOS 7?

I want to install POEdit on CentOS 7. After running ./configure, I receive a message about several libraries not being installed, such as wxWidgets and Boost. I've installed these libraries and it ...
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Solving installation problems in general [on hold]

I tried to install the snipMate extension to the vim editor and it failed. After much fiddling it turned out that installing a prerequisite package called Pathogen I followed blindly a curl command ...
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Ubuntu server 14.04.1 won't boot

I installed Ubuntu server 14.04.1 on an old Toshiba Satellite A665-S5170. I installed it from a USB drive. Setup and everything went fine but now I can't boot into Ubuntu server without the USB in. ...
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Unable to run a gerris file (.gfs) on Linux Mint

I have installed gerris on Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon(32-bit). But whenever I say gerris2D file.gfs it gives me gerris: file `file.gfs' is not a valid simulation file file.gfs:0:0: `B I have verified ...
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Debugging Installation Problems with Visual Studio 2013 Express for Web

I'm having 2 strange issues on a fresh install of VS2013 Express for Web. The install seemed to go ok, but when completed I have two problems. Could anybody help or point me in the right direction ...
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Have a list of files that are creating while installing a software

I want to know is there any way to have a list of all the files that are made on my computer when I install a new software. I mean when install a software in a directory (for example in D:\A) , a ...
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Apt-get update and installed failed in ubuntu 13.10 in virtual machine

I have installed VMplayer in my Ubuntu 14.04 and in the VM I need to run Ubuntu 13.10. I have installed 13.10 on my VM. But in 13.10 when I need to run sudo apt-get update it failed. And also I can't ...
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Installed Wheezy package on Squeeze, how to rollback?

I 'accedentley' installed a wheezy package (by including the source in my sources.list) to a squeeze system. For the last few days I've been trying to restore it but I have no luck. Here is the ...
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Installation Optimisation With Limited SSD Space

Tomorrow, I need to rebuild a windows 7 machine due to various issues. It currently has a 500GB HDD as the primary drive, with a 120GB SSD. As a developer, I need to keep as much space free as I can ...
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MySQL / DBServer

I'm trying to match services running on Windows servers using the executable path returned by WMI. I'm getting MySQL through a path like C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0\bin\mysqld.exe I ...
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Long range wireless antenna setup

I have a TP-LINK TL-ANT5830B 5GHz 30dBi Outdoor Directional Antenna. I have not try to install outside yet but I set it up in my basement. I thought I would pickup some signals however it only shows ...
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Overlapping partitions can't install ubuntu

when I try to install ubuntu it doesn't detect the windows OS and doesn't show up harddisk partitions as well. I think the issue is due to partition overlapping. Here is the output of fdisk. How do I ...
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Has anyone been successful installing pl/java on MacOSX 10.X? [closed]

I would like to install pl/java for Postgresql 9 on my mac, but have had trouble being successful. Anyone out there?
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Antergos installer says I have no /boot partition

When attempting to install Antergos(Arch-based Linux distro) I am told that it cannot install as I have not specified a /boot partition, when I appear to have done just that. Here's a picture of the ...
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Why do I get “unsupported architecture” errors trying to install a Python library in OSX?

I am trying to install a Python library in the Presto package, source http://www.cv.nrao.edu/~sransom/presto/ Using 'gmake fftfit' I get the following error: cd fftfit_src ; f2py-2.7 -c fftfit.pyf ...
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Not able to login to Tuleap after full installation

I have installed Tuleap(as per full installation from user guide) in CentOS 6.5. All the files got installaed. I have tried to login with Tuleap domain name. And I gave credentials Login Name and ...
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Debian - Postgresql can't install /etc/postgresql after purge

While trying to install DAVICAL on debian wheezy (7.5) I faced a problem and had to purge the postgresql package that is a davical requirement, and then tried to install it again. The installation ...
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Can't install MySQL in CentOS 6.5

When I try to install MySQL in CentOS 6.5 it gives me this error: Error: Multilib version problems found. This often means that the root cause is something else and multilib version checking is ...
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“Pkgmgr is deprecated” error while installing Windows Media Player

While installing WMP or Sony PC Companion, the installation gives the same error that is: Note: The PkgMgr.exe has been deprecated. Please update your scripts to use dism.exe to extract, install, ...
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Can you use/install windows 8 32-bit from a disk onto a laptop without an operating system already installed [on hold]

I am buying a new laptop and its more expensive to have it with an operating system already installed. But i have a windows 8 installation disc at home, so it would be better for me if i could install ...
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ATI catalyst installer not displaying properly

I own HP G6-2313AX with AMD A10 processor having 7678 2GB dual Graph.Card. I am average Ubuntu user. I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04.1. after that I wanted to TRY out propitiatory display drivers ...
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Installing synaptic package manager from outside the repos

I have been facing some problems in installing software with ubuntu software center, due to the fact that I have not been able to run no proxy for the whole system, I have tried all methods prescribed ...
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Installing EclipseFP on Mac OS X

I am trying to install EclipseFP. I'm running OS X Mavericks. I've tried following both the official installation instructions and the advice in this answer on SU, but I'm still having the same ...
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Shrink XenServer partitions manually to create multiboot virtualization test server

I would like to test XenServer features in comparison to Xen(xl) and Xen(xm). I already have a dualboot Xen Host for that task, but would like to add a XenServer partition additinally now. As I found ...
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THC-Hydra Installation on Mac OS X

I've been trying to install thc-hydra on my Macbook lately but I haven't been able to get it work as I keep on getting the following error. gcc -I. -O3 -pie -fPIE -fstack-protector-all --param ...
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Can't install Poedit on Linux Mint

When I type: sudo apt-get install poedit I get this error: Leyendo lista de paquetes... Hecho Creando árbol de dependencias Leyendo la información de estado... Hecho Se ...
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Visual studio 2013 installation failing “Element not found”

The install fails with an "Element not found" error. Lin the log file, first, there are a bunch of "registry key not found" messages: [1AB8:1ABC][2014-08-13T20:22:33]i000: Registry key not found. ...
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How to install windows 7 in a dual-boot pc?

I have ubuntu 14.04 and windows 7 installed in my pc.Which is a dual-boot system.Now i want to reinstall windows 7 uninstalling both ubuntu and previous windows.How can i do it keeping my personal ...
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Installing Windows 7 to replace Windows 8: What to keep in mind?

I plan to buy an HP Pavilion (500-252eg) with Windows 8.1 pre-installed, and already have a Windows 7 DVD with a working key. What I want to do is get rid of Windows 8 and install Windows 7 instead, ...
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CentOS 7 and OpenSuSE 13.1 (so far) can't see NTFS partitions during installation

The title is rather self explanatory, but here some more details. I'm currently running my machine with Windows XP x64 (read Windows Server 2003) and I was planning to install CentOS 7 on the same ...
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OSX Yosemite cannot delete item from Launchpad and item stuck installing multiple times

I've recently upgraded to the developer version of OSX Yosemite, and have upgraded two applications I use. The first is Memory Clean, and the second is Battery Health. Both of these are by "FIPLAB". ...
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openvas installation difficulties to set up on windows platform

I have been asked to install the openVAS software and I am having a lot of problems installing it on my laptop. I installed the openVAS client, but when I try to connect, it gives me an error: Host ...
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How do I get back to windows 8 from linux mint 17 via usb?

I have windows 8 pre-installed on my computer and then I installed linux mint 17 on my computer, I now want windows back on my pc and want to do so via usb.
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adding a nic to a linux system

I've just bought an HP NC360T Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet Adapter PCI-E for use in a linux box. I can't seem to see the device on the system. I've used the lspci command to display a list of items on ...
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How to keep some files from old hard disk (which currently has Windows 8.1 and will be formatted) after clean-installing Windows 8.1 in SSD

I have a hard disk which currently has Windows 8.1. I've ordered a new SSD hard disk and I want to (clean)install Windows 8.1 x64 in it. The old hard disk will be formatted - I just want to keep about ...
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blender-2.71-linux-glibc211-i686.tar.bz2 extraction errors

Downloaded blender-2.71-linux-glibc211-i686.tar.bz2 for Debian use. Tried to extract the archive in (1) hard disk, but when failed with the following error codes, tried in (2) Pen Drive (or memory ...
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Setup has determined that drive d: is corrupted and can not be repaired

I was trying to install Windows Xp to my HP Mini Laptop using bootable Pendrive. At the time of loading drives and partitions it says Setup has determined that drive d: is corrupted and can not be ...
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brew link error - installing freetype for Circos

I am wanting to use Circos and have been following a tutorial on how to do the initial setup. (http://kylase.github.io/CircosAPI/os-x-installation-guide/) I went to use: $brew install freetype and ...
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How to create a custom installation package?

I am a developer and sometime I need to work on new computer, I have to do setup various programming tools, like Visual Studio, gVim, Notepad++, setting up environment variables, etc. etc. Obviously, ...
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My 3TB seagate external hard drive fell of my 12" high pc onto wooden flooring and now has stopped working, is there anyway to fix it?

Every time I plug it in it sounds like it is starting up but then it sounds like it power downs after 5 seconds or so. The weird thing is that as soon as it fell to the ground I immediately checked ...
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Install ONLY Media Center On 8.1 Laptop With 8.1 Pro ISO?

I have a Dell laptop that came with Windows 8.1. (I guess it's not an "update" since it came with 8.1 out of the box.) I just purchase a legitimate version of Windows 8.1 Pro (student) edition from ...