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Can I make my psp memory stick bootable using ubuntu(rather than cmd on windows) and then using it to install windows 8?

After installing ubuntu 14.04 I began to miss all the things I liked doing on windows(gaming, sony vegas etc) I don't have any disks but I heard it's possible to boot a psp memory stick using cmd on ...
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1answer
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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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0answers
37 views

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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0answers
13 views

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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40 views

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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232 views

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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0answers
27 views

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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2answers
118 views

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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1answer
24 views

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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0answers
33 views

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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0answers
39 views

pip install python winerror 10054

Been trying to pip install selenium keep getting these same errors, but its not just selenium its any package. I believe it maybe a firewall issue because I am trying to install this on a workstation ...
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1answer
139 views

Windows 7 installation without boot loader

I have a Windows 7 installation that doesn't have a boot loader on the disk. Basically, the story goes; I had two disks on my PC where one of them served as the system disk with Windows 7 installed, ...
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1answer
48 views

How do I know if a program installed correctly on Windows 7?

Sometimes when installing software on my Windows 7 Home Premium machine, I am prompted by the "Program Compatibility Assistant" with the following dialog: How am I to decide if a program has ...
0
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1answer
34 views

Is my recipe for installing a new Windows system drive reasonable?

I have had my PC since 2010 and am still running on the same Windows install. But now it's time to replace the old SSD with a bigger and faster one. In the process, I will get a fresh Windows install, ...
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0answers
27 views

No vga signal from A88XM-E35

Hi hope someone can help. I have built a machine: SI A88XM-E35 AMD A88X,FM2+,2xDDR3,1xPCI-e,SATA3,USB3,AUDIO,GB LAN,VGA,HDMI,DVI,PS/2,mATX motherboard AMD A8-5600K Quad Core APU BLACK EDITION, ...
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1answer
114 views

I can't install/get working any Linux distro in my PC

I'm struggling with the installation of Ubuntu in dual mode alongside Windows in my new computer (it's taking me days of my free time!!). First of all my device specs: 1 HDD 1TB 1 SSD 120GB I ...
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0answers
22 views

MSI and EXE packages installation cache

I have two questions aboout *.msi and *.exe: 1 - Assuming I am installing package localy. Does windows unpack all package's content into the temp directory and then install it, or the package is used ...
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2answers
560 views

How to Install Windows 8.1 Pro on ASUS N46

I am installing Windows 8.1 Pro onto my ASUS N46JV laptop. At step "Which type of installation do you want?" there are 2 options: Upgrade: Install Windows and keep files, settings, and application ...
0
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0answers
477 views

How to fix error 0x00000057 when installing a printer driver, no permission to write to DriverStore?

We have a customer with a PC where installing a particular local printer fails with error 87, "invalid parameter". Usually I'd blame the installation routine, but when looking at Process Monitor it ...
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2answers
66 views

Can I create a Chocolatey installer automatically based on my currently installed applications? How?

I intend to reinstall Windows on my computer soon and I'd like to make the process of reinstalling all of my applications as seamless as possible. I know you can create a Chocolatey script that can be ...
2
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1answer
39 views

Windows 7 and New Motherboard

I may be replacing the motherboard in my HP desktop computer with an identical motherboard from HP. If I am reading correctly, I probably will not have to re-install Win 7 but will have to ...
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2answers
73 views

How can I install hotfixes silently to speed up a fresh Windows 7 installation?

When installing Windows 7 there are close to or more than 200 hotfixes required for it to be up to date, even when installing Windows 7 SP1. How can I speed up the process of installing all these ...
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2answers
42 views

XPPRO REINSTALLATION PROBLEMS

The County Library every two to three years has an auction and sells the computers that there customers have been using. The OS was preinstalled by there suppliers, with administrative priviliges. ...
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0answers
31 views

Windows Server 2003 Installation. Error “not enough space for temporary files” [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Windows Server 2003, but I keep on getting an error: This computer does not have enough space for temporary files. Windows installation needs at least 455 megabytes (MB) of ...
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1answer
237 views

Trouble with installing Ubuntu in HP ProBook 4530s

I installed many times Ubuntu in my ProBook 4530s along with Windows 8.1 but I can't boot that when I start the system, and also I fully installed the Ubuntu on my pc. But when the installation got ...
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0answers
63 views

Date modified column in Programs and Features window is empty

I am definitely sure, I was able to sort installed application by install date-time. But now the only column is Date modified and it is empty. How to fill this column?
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0answers
210 views

Cannot install IE11 “did not finish” … out of ideas

I'm just finishing cleaning up a laptop with a pretty bad malware infection. I ended running a repair install of Windows 7 Home Premium x64 and everything seems to be working well, except for one ...
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0answers
19 views

Windows & Unbuntu Installation from same usb stick

We do quite a bit of PC installations with either Windows XP/7 or Ubuntu. We do have individual bootable USB stick/flash drive for each i.e one for windows and one for Ubuntu. Just wondering if we can ...
0
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1answer
48 views

Windows installation user account

Since I'm not supposed to run day to day as an administrator and should be using a normal user account, what do I do about the user that is created during installation of Windows? During ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Installing a Windows Service without Visual Studio's installutil.exe

In a few days I'll be installing a Windows Service I developed on my development machine (which ultimately hosts a WCF-over-SOAP service) on a staging machine. Since I have Visual Studio 2013, I can ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

How can I install a specific version of laravel?

I've been handed over an application that is based off laravel.. however it's made in a previous version of laravel (3).. and the current laravel version is 4.. is there a way to install a specific ...
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1answer
46 views

c++ redistributable error

I'm trying to install Itunes on a Windows 7 64 bit I've seen similar questions on the web, most from 2010, I need new solutions, I saw many solutions, I need a definitive one, I can't try this and ...
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1answer
61 views

Why does Windows lock the files during installation while linux doesnt lock the files

I noticed when a file is executed on Windows (.exe or .dll)for installation, it is locked and cannot be modified, whereas Linux allows user to modify them by delete/edit. Why does Windows lock when ...
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votes
1answer
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what is the use of bootnxt file in windows 8 installation disc

while exploring the installation media of windows operating system i could see the following list of files : Boot mgr - the boot sector loads the Windows Boot Manager (hidden system file BOOTMGR in ...
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2answers
131 views

Windows 8.1 x64 setup error: could not configure windows

I am trying to install Windows 8.1 and I get the following error after first reboot during setup: Windows setup could not configure Windows to run on this computer's hardware I have the ...
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0answers
129 views

Where to get Windows 8 ISO [duplicate]

So I bought my laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed. I had problems and then installed Ubuntu over everything (no recovery left partition left or anything like that). I'd like to install Windows 8 ...
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5answers
6k views

Clean Install of Windows 8 on Newly Installed SSD

I bought a new SSD for my Windows PC. Now I'm trying to install Windows 8 on it. First attempt Started installation from within existing Windows 8 installation by launching setup.exe Installer says ...
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2answers
48 views

How can I create a bootable windows install partition on an existing formatted drive?

Plenty of simple tutorials on making a usb drive bootable and using the windows usb dvd download tool to copy over the windows installer, but they all require me to format the entire device. How can ...
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1answer
40 views

XP to Windows 7 Upgrade, changing back and forth to AHCI

I want to install my Win7 Upgrade Version onto my new Lenovo L440. Before I do that I need my Win XP on there, so my Win7 Key would work. When trying to install Win XP it gives me a bluescreen, ...
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0answers
28 views

Adding a custom page to Windows 8 installation

I am trying to figure out if its possible to add a custom page during an OEM Windows 8 installation that asks the user if he/she wants to enroll in a service. The page will have some information about ...
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1answer
28 views

Making application visible to software audit tools

I'm writing a software for Windows which is not always installed via msi installer. The software is aimed for business customers. Bigger companies use tools to audit software installed on employee ...
0
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0answers
24 views

Windows 7 will start from the first installation settings in every startup

I will install windows 7 with all programs and updates and profile settings. But later in every restart I want to make windows start with the first clean installation. Because my mom and dad will use ...
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2answers
67 views

Installing Windows on an external hard drive without interfering with bootloader

I want to install Windows on an external hard drive (connected via USB). Then I want to connect this drive to another computer via SATA. The problem is that when I did the same thing with Ubuntu I was ...
0
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1answer
165 views

Cannot install Microsoft Project 2010

I have a Windows 7 x64 OS. I have installed Microsoft Office 2010 32 bit in it. When I tried installing Project 2010 it failed. I have run it as administrator but still no progress. I get these 2 ...
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votes
0answers
80 views

Running pywin32-218.win32-py2.7.exe results in error “The file exists”

I am trying to install the Python module, win32, downloaded from source forge but whenever I run the exe file (pywin32-218.win32-py2.7.exe) I get the message : The file exists Could not create ...
0
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1answer
33 views

Windows 7 install starts over each time

I was trying to reinstall windows on a harddrive for a friend of mine. I put the Windows installation disk in and restarted the computer. I went into the BIOS and set the boot order to CD/DVD as the ...
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0answers
194 views

Asus k43s Laptop windows 7 installation

I somehow formatted the OS drive so now when I try to install windows 7 on my Asus k43s laptop (boot via DVD) I get the " I/O unexpected error, error code: 0xc00000e9 " I tried win XP and 8, same ...
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1answer
803 views

Sublime Text 3 : Can't find installed packages

I'm using sublime-text-2 for a while now, and I just decided to intall the new beta of sublime-text-3 to try new features (keeping ST2 installed). I successfully finished the installation, but when I ...
2
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1answer
648 views

Why does my Windows 8.1 store upgrade installation still ask for a product key?

In the Windows 8 store, I saw a link saying "Update to Windows 8.1 for free". So I clicked on it, and it downloaded, and the installation began. But after that, it was asking me for a product key, ...
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1answer
374 views

Why is my WIndows 8 installation stuck in a loop?

On my computer build, I'm trying to install a OEM WIndows 8 (Not blue: I'm going to upgrade...). When I first started the installation, I did the normal language options, hit install, entered my ...