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

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How to remove Linux Mint to install Windows 8?

I have a computer with only Linux installed. How do I remove it to install Windows 8? All I see online is about dual boot but I don't have that, just Linux on my computer. The way I installed Linux on ...
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Install Windows Image on a new computer

Been searching but still not sure what to do... I have one computer with Windows7 and set up perfectly how we need it (programs, files, restrictions, etc...). I bought 4 more of the exact same ...
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Installing java 7 or 8 on Mac OS, some questions

I have java 6 installed on my Mac OS laptop. Due to a requirement of some Android library of having Java 7 installed, I need to install it. Should I install Java 7 or 8? Or both? I know there's no ...
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How to install a program in Windows 7?

Is it Right Click > Run As Administrator or Double Click? I had to uninstall and reinstall some programs many times to get it to work and I'm not sure it is because I chose one or the other. ...
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Prompt for boot order

I have an HDD lying around, and I would like to install Windows 10 Technical Preview on it and run it off USB. Is there a way for my HP Envy laptop to prompt at boot if I would like to boot from USB ...
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Ubuntu installation: GRUB fails to install

Many times I've tried installing Ubuntu in an computer, however it always fails to install GRUB. It always displays an fatal error message. I boot the Ubuntu network installer via an pendrive with ...
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Switching Distros while keeping /home

Curious question, is it possible to switch to another distro while keeping your home directory if you have the partitions on separate disks? Currently I am running fedora and want to change to Manjaro ...
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Windows 10 TP UEFI requirements?

Some documentation indicates that Windows 7 can be "upgraded to" (replaced by) Win 10TP. Other documentation says the hardware requirements for Win 10TP are the same as for Win 8. My understanding is ...
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Can Windows 10TP be installed without replacing or modifying the existing Windows installation?

Some documentation indicates that Win 10TP can be installed fresh on an empty partition. Other documentation seems to describe that it must replace an existing Windows installation and/or that it will ...
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Installing a linux distro directly from an iso on hard disk, with windows 8.1 installed?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu directly from the iso image I downloaded, without burning it to a DVD or flashdrive, following instructions from this article (I have Windows 8.1 installed). This involves ...
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What's the word for the “Install” software? [on hold]

What do you call the word that you want to install the software that does not actually "install" but is a float ? I am not sure what's the right word or Computer terminology for that. For example, ...
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Windows 10 technical preview: Windows can't be installed because this pc uses a compressed operating system

I am trying to upgrade to the Windows 10 technical preview, however when I do, it says that I can't because I am using a compressed OS. What does this mean? My build: Intel i7 Windows 8.1 Pro for ...
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Free space from C drive due to wrong installation

I am totally new to Ubuntu and stuff. I tried installing it from USB, changed setting and when I tried to install It gave me three options remove windows and install ubuntu, install alongside windows ...
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NAS4Free istallation from LiveUSB to USB: not working

I'm trying to install NAS4Free on my home server but I have some troubles. There are several step-by-step instructions in the Internet, I used this one: ...
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Why can't I install any OS on samsung

I have laptop call it SAMSUNG OS: WINDOWS 8.1 UNILINGUE 6 BITS (6.3 VERSION 9600) Model: 300E5E/300E4E/300E5V/300E4V BIOS: P02RBE i'm trying to install any OS on it but no luck even i use usb ...
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Installing bluetooth module on Dell Precision M4600

I have a Dell Precision M4600 without a Bluetooth module (Bios says unavailable). I'm thinking about buying and installing this I have two questions Does this work on Dell M4600? How can I install ...
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How to prevent installation of software with known vulnerabilities in Linux?

Is there any tool for Linux which scans software during installation for known vulnerabilities (weaknesses that could later be exploited)? In addition to scanning software after it is installed, I ...
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Installing windows 10 with an external screen

Basically I want to install this new windows 10 tehnical preview edition on my laptop, but the problem is that I have a broken laptop screen so I connected my laptop to a different monitor. I pressed ...
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How to install an program on Windows without giving access to device?

I need to install a program on an old Windows XP computer from an untrusted source. Is there a way to install it securely without giving it access to my data etc? (Also it should not be able to ...
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Am I able to define if the USB flash drive is bootable or not?

Let's describe what I'm doing first: Initial task is to install and setup NAS4Free on my home server consisting of Asus AT5NM10T-I motherboard (with Atom D525 CPU), 2GB of memory, 3TB hard drive, a ...
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Is there a way to install Windows over the network? [duplicate]

I work at my university's tech support center, and we frequently have customers who need their Windows OS's reinstalled. We use USB drives, DVDs, and CDs that contain the installation .iso file, since ...
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Installing `libxcb1:i386` on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit with multiarch

I have a 32-bit software package (Beyond Compare) and try to install it on an amd64 Ubuntu 14.04 machine. I ran into a lot of dependencies issue and finally traced it to missing libx11-6:i386, which ...
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Installing ASUS usb-n10 nano receiver disables my ethernet card, ruins my pc start/shutdown time and itself also not working?

I installed a ASUS usb-n10 nano wireless receiver to my desktop PC but after installation I couldnt connect internet through cable/on board ethernet card also wireless receiver not working and made my ...
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trying to get msysgit installed via chocolatey with chef but it's hanging

I'm building a Go-Agent that's deployable via chef to AWS (to give you some context) Part of that is installing Msysgit and as I look it's been 1 hour and 3 mins since it's started trying to install ...
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How can I install s3cmd on Mac OS X Yosemite?

I am using Mac OS X Yosemite and want to install s3cmd from S3Tools. Here is a summary of what I have done so far: Downloaded and extracted the .tar.gz. Moved the resulting directory to ...
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problems with installing programs after re-imaging computer

I had a virus on my computer, so I backed up everything and restored my laptop to factory settings. After this everything worked fine for about 8 months until I decided I didn't have enough space, my ...
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Pip install keeps throwing odd “ImportError”

I've been trying to install a few packages using pip and pyudev keeps throwing an import error. I have no idea where why it's only happening in pyudev. It installs just fine on my other computer. Here ...
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How do OEMs install thousands of windows'ses on the machines they sell?

Imagine I was an OEM and I was selling thousands of PCs every day, everyone of them comes preinstalled with windows. I see how custom Windows-CDs will help me (installing drivers, software, using a ...
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wine msi installation issue - err:msidb, fixme:storage

I am trying to do stuff with vpython. vpython.org suggests I do a wine installation and then try to install the vpython stuff as per the instruction mentioned here But the issue is with wine when ...
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Unable to Install VS 2013 Integration Services Project from SQL Server Data Tools

I am walking through the SSIS Tutorial and have installed the SQL Server Data Tools for Visual Studio 2013, however the only SQL Server project template that gets added is SQL Server Database Project. ...
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How to install and use Windows 7 in a Kingston SSDNow V300

Few days ago I bought a Kingston SSDNow V300 240 GB SSD, and replaced my "old" notebook (ASUS S46C) hybrid disk (750 GB HD + 24 GB SSD). So, on Windows 7 installation I got 2 disks, first one (disk ...
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Installing software from user account as admin without having to log off log in

Is there a way with a GPO to allow an administrator to install a software from a standard user account? Let say I want to install Itunes from a standard account. I would like Windows 7 to pop an ...
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Why Oracle java do not appears in the alternatives command on redhat 6.5?

I have redhat 6.5 x64 and java preinstalled on it. The command java - version shows: java version "1.7.0_45" OpenJDK Runtime Environment (rhel-2.4.3.3.el6-x86_64 u45-b15) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM ...
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What order is better when I need to install Visual Studio 2013 and MS SQL Server 2012?

I remember I had some problems when I first installed SQL Server 2012 and then Visual Studio 2013 on my previous laptop but I don't remember what was better... either a) first Visual Studio and then ...
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Windows 7 back up DVD's

I have a laptop running on windows 7 home basic. It got infected with viruses and i'd like to re-install windows 7. When i bought this laptop 4 years ago,i did not know much about computers and I made ...
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Can't get PCI-e SSD to be recognized in Linux/Windows

I recently bought a Mushkin Scorpion Deluxe PCI-e 8x SSD to be used on my MSI 890FXA/GD70 mainboard. I currently have two disks on SATA (1TB and 2TB). The smaller of the two holds 3 operating systems ...
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Motherboards Asus Z97M-PLUS Start using HDMI

I have a Asus Z97M-PLUS motherboard. I installed the components of my PC on the chassis and connected the mobo to the tv screen using the HDMI cable. When I turned on the PC and the TV, nothing ...
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Evo/lution AIS crashing when I run the installer

I'm trying to install Arch using the Evo/lution installer. After I boot into the Evo/Lution system, I am presented with a desktop. I connect to wifi, and am able to load webpages. I right click on the ...
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How do I solve the issue with CD/DVD drive device driver missing when installing Windows 7 from USB memory stick?

I downloaded the official 30-day trial ISO of Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit from here but after using different USB memory sticks, I always get to a problem of required CD/DVD drive device driver ...
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Installing Visual Studio in removable disk

I'm using tablet(ICONIA TAB). I bought a 32gb sd-card, then I tried installing VS but it said it cannot be installed to any removable disk. I searched and I found a solution: 'CLICK ME' (Please look ...
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Server for multimedia and NAS porpuses: how to install Linux without consol?

I'm not very skilled Linux user and I don't really skilled in hardware but I'd like to try to setup home server for multimedia and data storage purposes. I have the following equipment: Server Full ...
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MD5 mismatch when PXE booting with cobbler

I am working on PXE booting on clients from one master node which has cobbler service on it. I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 and this is the preseed file I am using for ubuntu installation. # ...
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nodejs and npm will not work on existing project directory

So, the issue here is that I installed the Node.JS on c:/app/nodejs while my projects are under c:/app/www. I tried to use a dynamic symlink of www inside /nodejs, but it did not work out. I also ...
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Debian is installing to USB instead of HD?

I am trying to install Debian onto an old PC to practice some Linux sysadmin stuff but it continually install onto the USB instead of my hard drive. I have tried the guided and manual partitioning ...
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best directory to install ffmpeg on centos to use in php

I want to install ffmpeg.(I am on a VPS - centos6.5) I failed before...for example when I installed it I couldn't call it in php for example: exec('ffmpeg ... ') it returned me:no permission ...
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Error writing to file C:\Config.Msi\…" Windows 7 install of Vagrant 1.7.1 or 1.6.5

On Windows 7 while installing Vagrant 1.7.1 from the msi file, I get the error: "Error writing to file C:\Config.Msi..." I read a few suggestions for this general kind of issue and tried: ...
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What's the best way to get access to the Windows Installation process?

The question sounds a bit weird and I'll try to clarify it. I need to document installing Windows onto a PC and get photos of it for an assignment I'm doing. It can be any edition of Windows but I'd ...
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How to Install Windows OS if Already have Ubuntu 12.04 Installed [duplicate]

I have purchased a dell laptop with Ubuntu Linux 12.04 installed in it, and I want to install Windows Operating System on Ubuntu and have dual booting. That is, to install the Windows OS in the ...
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First New Build - Won't turn on

I am building my first computer. I have a MISI z97Gaming Mother board. I think I installed everything correctly, but when I turn on the power, the motherboard light comes on and the fans spin for ...
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pip not working on terminal prompt, but pip3 is

I am very new to python and pip, and taking online courses. It is not a major issue (but want to understand why it is the case). Why I type in pip I get: Dhruv’s MacBook Pro:~ dhruv$ pip -bash: ...