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

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How to install Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7 with IE11 installed?

I'm developing a website and it's experiencing issues on IE9 (so I've been told). To debug the site, I need to uninstall IE11 and install IE9 (Windows does not allow one to have two versions installed ...
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Difference between an install EXE and the EXEs found within the install folder

What is the difference between an installation EXE and the EXE files that are found within the installation folder? For example: The VLC media player install is called "vlc-2.1.3-win64.exe" and is ...
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Installing Windows Server 2008 R2 - No Drives Found

I'm currently trying and failing to install Windows Server 2008 R2 onto a Dell Precision T3600 box with PERC H310 hardware RAID. When I attempt to install it from both USB and CD, it comes up with "No ...
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ARCH boot error from USB:modprobe: FATAL: Could not load /lib/modules/3.15.5-2-ARCH/modules.deb, no such file or directory

I am following the (32-bit) ARCH installation tutorial on http://wideaperture.net/blog/?p=3851 This works fine on VirtualBox. No issues. However, when I repeat the process on a real hardware with ...
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Windows 8.1 doesn't boot unless I boot from installation USB

I can successfully install Windows 8.1 on a Samsung Series 5 Ultra, but when I try to boot the system it only shows a menu with the main HDD as an option. I select it and nothing happens. The only way ...
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Installing OS from external hard drive without formatting it

I've a 1 terabyte WD external hard drive and there are images of Linux OS on it, is there any way to boot them from this external drive without formatting all 1 terabyte space?(there are many file ...
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Making program installations on Win7 completely removable

So I'm pretty meticulous when it comes to Windows installations and I really like to know what exactly is installed on my computer and why it's there. However, over time, it seems that my every ...
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Specified Logon Session Does Not Exit Setting Up XP Mode

I'm trying to set up XP Mode on a Windows 7 Enterprise x64 PC and I can get far as to launch XP Mode and go through the setup wizard. However, once I reach the Setup will share the drives on this ...
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Update to Chrome 36, black screen, no address bar, can't uninstall

I just updated to the latest (as of 7/18/14) Chrome, version 36 and when I relaunched the browser, it's just the window frame and a black screen. It seems like a page (google.com) is loaded but it's ...
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Asus Netbook restarts while loading windows files for installation

I recently bought an Asus X200MA-KX141H X Series Netbook with DOS pre-installed. I made a bootable USB stick with windows 7 in it and after booting into the windows installation screen, loading ...
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Qt Installation woes on RHEL 6

I wanted to install qt-creator on my machine so I went ahead and downloaded the appropriate rpm package qt-creator-3.0.1-3.el6.x86_64.rpm. Soon ... rpm -ivh qt-creator-3.0.1-3.el6.x86_64.rpm ...
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Can't install wireshark on Debian Linux

I'm trying to install Wireshark on Debian (Debian 3.2.51-1) but i'm getting this error: apt-get install wireshark Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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cannot install “npm” in nodes on mac

Keeps saying: > "Please try running this command again as root/Administrator."please > help Last login: Wed Jul 16 14:06:51 on ttys000 Prabhakarans-iMac:~ > shaivaa88$ node -v v0.10.29 ...
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Install Windows 7 on SSD (from a windows machine)

I have connected my SSD from my new computer, to my allready working computer. I would now like to install Windoes 7 on it, so that I can just plug it into the new computer and have windows working ...
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Windows 7&8 installation not detecting hard drive

my 1TB Hitachi hard drive will not be detected within the window 7 and windows 8 installation (running of a USB) but if I browse for the hard drive it is the there set as C: but if I select it the ...
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Debian Wheezy Linux Installing Packages Missing Dependency ( Potp 1.7 )

I am a total linux noob. All I really know is apt-get ( to an extent) su , cd ,and dd and a few other minor things. I am trying to install a disk encryption package. ...
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Windows 7 “No partition found” for my SSD drive

I've got quite a problem with my computer. I just built it today and all the parts are working, but when I select my SSD as boot drive in the Windows installer, it says "The system could not create a ...
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installing fax modem drivers on linux

EDIT 2: My modem is of type "HSFModem" so I got to the http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/hsf/oem/downloads.php and there I downloaded the debian file. I extracted it, and executed the command dpkg -i ...
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What's the difference between these two ways of installing a driver?

For installing drivers there are two common ways: Inserting the driver disk to cd/dvd reader and following the autorun steps to installing it. Going to Device Manager and updating that driver, and ...
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cannot finish kali linux install without cd or usb but i dont use either

I installed Kali Linux 1.0.7 ISO to my Windows 8.1 32-bit pc. I cant finish my installation because it keeps asking me for my cd even though I do not use a cd or usb stick. What do I do?
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Black screen after Windows 8.1 installer finishes loading files

I was given a Samsung laptop computer that has Windows 8 installed on it and was asked to re-install Windows because it will not boot up in Windows. When I start the machine "Preparing Automatic ...
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Windows 8 clean installation stuck at “installing update” any chance to skip this step?

I am installing windows 8 pro from a USB drive. While installation it is set to format my hard drive and create partitions. After that installation it starts properly but it gets stuck when installing ...
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Windows 8 Install SSD Issues

I'm having an annoying problem regarding installing Windows 8 on my SSD. I have a 40gb ssd (Corsair F40) which I'm trying to install Windows 8 on by using a flash drive. When running setup, the ssd is ...
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How can I install USB Prober from the Developer SDK on Mac OS X?

I've tried to do some research to figure this out, and per this Technical Q&A: USB Prober is installed as part of the Developer SDK installation. If the Developer SDK has been installed, then ...
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Software updates on low permission users

What I am looking for: Allowing my software to automatically update without administrator account and keeping it to the standard methods. The software setup The software is installed at: Program ...
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How to install development tools when Ruby compiled from source

I have Windows 8, and I need to install Ruby 2.1.2 for a project. I followed these instructions. I unzipped the source into C:\Ruby2.1.2\src\, ran nmake in C:\Ruby2.1.2\build\, and ran nmake install ...
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OneDrive sync client installation taking forever

Went to How to install the OneDrive for Business (formerly SkyDrive Pro) sync client for SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online. Ran the installer, but it's more than 1 hour since it's running and I ...
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How to install older versions of Internet Explorer?

I currently have Internet Explorer 11 installed, but I need Version 8 or 7 for some onlinework. Do I have to uninstall Internet Explorer 11 prior to installing 8 or 7?
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Problems when installing NumPy on MacOS 10.9.4

I am using MacOS 10.9.4 with Xcode 5.1 (command line tools installed) Today I upgraded macports and installed py27-numpy. Everything looked ok in my terminal window. Then I tried to install PyCogent ...
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Why Ii obtain this error when I try to compile and install a software on Ubuntu 14.04?

I am not yet a Linux guy and I am going crazy trying to install a software compiling it on Ubuntu 14.04. This are the only provided instruction to install it: Debian First, make sure that ...
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Combine RAM from identical PC's

Is it possible to install a RAM module from an identical PC into a PC with insufficient memory? They both have 507 MB at the moment. I have not checked to see if there are spare slots but assume that ...
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Which packages do I need for MDF file which is connected to a desktop application?

I have a WPF application which uses a MDF file (database). For connection to that file, what package(s) do I need ? this one is enough ?
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PECL SSH2 Installation issue

I am running this command: sudo pecl install ssh2 It resulting the following log and exit with an error: libssh2 prefix? [autodetect] : building in /var/tmp/pear-build-rootHyRX5L/ssh2-0.12 ...
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Install C++ compiler on old MS-DOS computer with floppies

I have an old MS-DOS computer that I am experimenting with. The computer has an AMD 80386 processor, 1664 KB of RAM, a 50 MB hard drive, and two floppy disk drives: one 3 1/2 inch, the other 5 1/4 ...
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Is this not a security issue to be connected to the internet during the installation of ubuntu?

Is it not a security flaw if you use internet connection while installing ubuntu?
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Using internet for ubuntu installation

There is an option to connect to the internet while installing ubuntu. is it not dangerous to use public wifi for that purpose? Is it secure to do so?
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How to complete windows xp 1st setup without using monitor

I have a laptop (Eee Pc 901) with a blank screen, and after I restored my laptop back to its factory settings, I was trying to connect it to a external monitor so I can actually use it. I tried hotkey ...
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Dell XPS - can I put windows on an SSD?

I'm looking at buying this for my son to do gaming: http://www.dell.com/uk/p/xps-8700/pd?oc=cdx8743&model_id=xps-8700 But it will really need an SSD drive and extra memory. I can save a few ...
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Installing APKs without sdcard or adb

My phone's sdcard reader and usb port are broken. How can I install apks? (no root) I have tried airdroid, dropbox, webhosting and more, but it does not work. My phone has custom android 2.3.3 and it ...
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why are they just offering web installers [closed]

Why nowadays most of installers are actually just links(KB size) to start downloading the program ( opposed to saving it(MB size) in the hard drive? it is very annoying if you want to get some ...
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PowerShell script to install software and handle reboots

I'm currently trying to write a PowerShell script and I don't know how to do it the best way. The goal (on 1 computer) : uninstalling a program silently (I have the package and the silent ...
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How to schedule a task from command line advanced?

When I install my program, I want to schedule to execute it always when the computer is idle, but kill it when the computer is no longer idle, restart it if it is idle again. Also, only if there is ...
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Installing Ye Olde DOOM on DOS with Ye Olde Floppy Discs

I'm trying to install DOOM (the shareware version) on my old Compaq running Windows 3.11. I've got the files deice.exe dooms_19.1 dooms_19.2 dooms_19.dat install.bat all downloaded and I have a ...
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OEM Windows 7 key with downloaded ISO?

So i'm going to reinstall my Windows 7 but when i bought this PC it came with Windows 7 preinstalled and the product key is on a sticker on the PC's case. I have downloaded a Windows 7 Home Premium ...
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Is there a way to restrict my program installation to a certain web-source on Windows?

I have a program HelloWorld, signed by me and distributed from my company site. But someone has downloaded it from my site, wrapped into program SuperDuperHelloWorld and also added some malware into ...
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Windows cannot be installed to this disk. Ensure the disk's

I recently put together a self built rig. The all the parts seem to work, but when I try to install windows 8, I get the following error message: 'Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This ...
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Clean reinstall SQL Server Management Studio

I am on Windows 8.1, Professional edition. I installed SQL Server Management Studio 2012 x64 and everything worked well. I installed Visual Studio 2013 and everything worked well. Then, I installed ...
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Can a motherboard detect a WinToUSB installation?

I want to install Windows 8 on a computer that doesn't have USB ports and won't detect CD drives. I detached the IDE hard drive so I can install Windows with WinToUSB using a IDE/SATA USB adapter. ...
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we couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one intalling windows 8.1

I'm trying to install windows 8.1 and I'm getting this error message after I choose the hard drive to install the windows in we couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one just to be ...
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Arch Linux pacman error while loading shared libraries on Raspberry Pi

I know there are tons of forum posts on this, but I have found nothing on my exact problem. My Raspberry Pi just arrived and I installed Arch Linux and booted up, changed the timezone and password, ...