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

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Windows install on X99 board, USB compatibitlity issues?

I've assembled a new PC for photo and video editing. PC component link: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/cs9WGX Ram has been memtest for 48+ hours, no errors. GPU was stress tested for 4 hours, no obvious ...
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How do I remove (Dell printer) drivers from the cache so I can re-intall from the CD

I have a Dell All-in-One 810 printer from years ago and only recently installed it (a few months ago). Later I had reason to uninstall and re-install the printer but whenever I connect the printer ...
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How to run Windows from a USB flash drive? [duplicate]

My laptop has Linux installed. I want also to be able to run Windows 7 or 10 from an USB flash drive without installing it on my computer at all. And I want to be to install software to it also. How ...
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Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit

I'm trying to install wireshark on Fedora(latest version with gnome3) and I keep getting the error. Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit... I keep killing the ...
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Cmake installation is failing

I'm trying to install CMake in Linux (RHEL). When I run the bootstrap script it throws following error: --------------------------------------------- CMake 3.5.2, Copyright 2000-2016 Kitware, Inc. ...
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Can't Access Recovery Tools

I'm having issues accessing the Windows Recovery Tools on an Asus X551M laptop. First some backstory. The initial problem with the laptop was that it was stuck in an update loop. It died during the ...
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How can I install the Java Development Kit (JDK) on a Windows machine if I don't have admin rights?

I'm currently working in a controlled environment where I don't have administrator rights. I am looking for some way to install the Java Development Kit (JDK) on this machine anyway. Is this ...
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Windows XP refuses to install on a dell mini 10

I have a dell inspiron mini 10. It boots from an external CD-ROM drive and goes through the first part of the windows XP home install with no problem, but on reboot it loses the CD-Rom drive when it ...
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Windows XP installation problem with Dell laptop

AFter the first part of the Windows XP setup on my Dell laptop, it does not respond to the Enter button (i.e. Press enter to install Windows XP does not work). The Enter button works well in BIOS but ...
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How do you reinstall nano on Mac OS X?

I accidentally overwrote my nano app with a unix binary version, and now nano doesnt work on my Mac OS (Maverick). How do I restore nano or get it back? I couldnt find it on homebrew and I don't ...
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How to enable event MPM Apache 2.4 Ubuntu 14.04 with thread safe PHP?

I upgraded to Ubuntu server 14.04 expecting the default Apache installation would use the new event MPM, but instead I find the old memory-eating prefork. I've successfully set up event MPM in Arch ...
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Can I install a dual slot video card in a new dell?

I am getting a gaming system for a family member, and was looking at a Dell inspiron 580. I would like to know if the tower form factor case will accept a dual slot video card (such as the GeForce ...
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Resuming Windows 7 from Hibernate after a RAM change?

I ordered a pair of new DDR3 RAMs, I will install them to the empty RAM slots once they arrive. What would happen if I hibernate my PC, then install the new RAMs, and then wake it up from hibernation?...
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Can not install Windows XP, Vista or 7 on laptop with new hard drive

I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop. It would not start Windows XP or Vista. I did a diagnostic and it indicated that the hard drive had a problem. I replaced the hard drive with a Hitachi SATA 320 ...
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Howto install the driver for dell wireless 5505 mobile broadband card on a dell e-series notebook with windows 7?

Where can I find the windows 7 driver for my dell wireless 5505 mobile broadband Express card? This one is simple. Go to the dell website and download the driver. How do I install the driver on an ...
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64 bit Windows installer

I have a HP laptop which is newer than the OS I want to install. The OS is XP 64 bit. Unfortunetley unlike regular 32 bit XP there is no MPS uni/multiprocessor PC option in the XP x64 textmode ...
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Installing Veil Evasion on Ubuntu 16.04

I have been trying to install Veil Evasion on Ubuntu but i get the below error. Any help would be appreciated. als@desktop:~/Veil-Evasion/setup$ sudo bash ./setup.sh -c id: ‘als\nals’: no such ...
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Why won't Windows Server 2008 R2 detect my hard drive?

I'm attempting to install Windows Server 2008 R2 on a development machine but the Installer refuses to see the hard drive. I'm booting off of a USB thumb drive and the installer loads fine but after ...
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Is it possible to convert a SINGLE drive partition only from GPT to MBR without affecting other drives?

I want to know how to convert a SINGLE drive partition only from GPT to MBR without making any kind of changes on other drives which are in GPT. This means that no data should be affected on other ...
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Can I connect 4-pin PWM fans to 4-pin voltage controlled fan headers?

I'm looking for case fans for the Asus Z170I Pro Gaming motherboard. The motherboard has 1 PWM fan header for the CPU, and two voltage controlled ones for the case. I want to buy Noctua NF-S12A fans ...
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Upgrading RAM on Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L15W-B1303

I'm trying to figure out why Toshiba says that I can't upgrade the RAM on a Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L15W-B1303 that I just bought. It has 2GB DDR3L 1600MHz and says: (Memory is not user ...
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Error during Kali Linux Android install

I'm trying to install Kali on a Samsung Tab S with Linux Deploy and during install it threw up the following error: Can anyone tell me how to get it working? Edit : Sorry about the low quality ...
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How to make self extractor exe without close and cancel button using 7 zip?

I want to make a self extractor exe using 7zip. I dont want close and cancel button in the extracting window. I am able to make extractor but its without the progress dialog. command: COPY /Y /B ...
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Installing IOS on Dell A860 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Running iOS app on Windows NT4 I want to install IOS on my Dell A860 laptop. Is it possible to install IOS on dell laptop?
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Installing Linux on a Dell Precision 390

This is perhaps the n00biest question ever. gulps I am trying to install Linux (any distro, at this point) on a Dell Precision 390. The livecd always hangs and I'm trying to figure out what to do. I ...
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Time to install Windows 10 from disk

So I want to install Windows 10 (64 bit) from a disk and wanted to know if it needs an internet connection and how much time it will take.
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Cannot install any OS on laptop

I got Samsung RV520. Installed Win 7 and upgraded to Win 10. I wanted to clone the HDD to move it to SSD. After cloning, I was not able to boot the laptop at all (with the old HDD). So I wanted to ...
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How can I install Linux Mint in a VMware Fusion VM? It fails to boot

I have downloaded linuxmint-14-kde-dvd-32bit.iso and tried to install it, selecting "Linux" and "Ubuntu" for the installation as that looked like the closest match for Mint. Upon attempting to boot, ...
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Preparing a new physical system with VMWare

I need to create a new installation of Windows, but at the same time I need this computer. So I decided to create a new physical disk from within VMWare, install windows/drivers/software and then just ...
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Adding second Xeon E5430 to workstation

I have a PC with a Supermicro x7dwa board and one Intel Xeon E5430 processor. I tried to add a second identical CPU to the board, but it stops the PC booting. The power LED on the board never lights ...
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Will reinstalling Windows XP on an existing partition wipe out my “My Documents” folder?

I have an old laptop with a broken Windows install. It bluescreens whenever I try to reboot it. I want to just try to reinstall Windows XP, but I want to make sure that no personal files will be ...
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visual c++ 2015 redistributable installion fails

hi i tried a few times uninstalling rebooting and reinstalling but it didnt solve my problem error code : 0x80240017 here are the error logs i also have vs 13 as installed full update os : ...
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How to install gvim.exe on Windows with Python support? (Solved by the author for this post)

Problem description: For all the executable installers for Vim that are listed below, the tags +python/dyn and +python3/dyn are unanimous when installed. However, for all my local installations using ...
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Visual Express installation aborted at KB2999226 update

I have windows 8.1 installed on my computer. I tried to install Visual Express 2015 on it and the installation get aborted when it tries to install KB2999226 update. Then I tried to install that ...
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VMware workstation install problem

I've been trying to install VMware workstation 7.1.4 on my windows 7 computer. I know I've already posted something similar to this, but this totally different situation. Whenever I open the installer,...
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Why is there “Load Driver” during Windows installation?

When installing windows, there's a link to "Load Driver" as shown: From what I know, drivers can always be installed after the OS is installed, so it seems odd that there's a "Load Driver" link ...
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How do I change the AHCI settings in BIOS?

I have a Dell Inspiron 1721 laptop running windows vista. I have installed Windows 8 onto it but when it comes to finishing the setup it says that the device isn't compatible in Windows 8 and I should ...
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Is it possible to install NetBeans under Guest account in Windows 7?

Is it possible to install NetBeans under Guest account in Windows 7? I need to install NetBeans in Windows 7. It's extremely urgent and when I say urgent I mean urgent... I only need to install it ...
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Failure to boot from Debian install CD — Windows-like errors

I'm trying to set up a home server running Debian Linux on a spare late 2006 iMac (x86-64 bit architecture), however all of my attempts to replace the OSX partition with a Linux install have failed. ...
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Operating System Not Found when booting newly-installed ubuntu 14.04.4 from secondary HDD

I've just bought a new 1TB HDD and I tried to install ubuntu 14.04.4 amd64 into it. The install was somehow successful as I see no error prompt but when I reboot and selected to boot from the new HDD ...
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Qubes OS fails to install from USB drive

I'm trying to install Qubes, but absolutely nothing seems to go right. I start the installation from a USB key on which I dd'd : Qubes-R3.1-rc1-x86_64-DVD.iso X fails to start, so it runs the ...
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How to check if Win 7 disk is 64bit and what version?

I've got a DVD that I've burnt from an MSDN ISO. I'm not entirely sure if its Windows 7 64bit or 32bit. How can I be sure?
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Permissions error in VirtualBox trying to install Drupal 7

I am trying to install Drupal 7 in a VirtualBox running Ubuntu, used Vagrant to set up the VirtualBox. On the third step of the installation I got an error File system The directory sites/...
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Install CentOS 6.7 guest without internet connection via console?

I have problems installing a kvm guest CentOS over ssh on a server without internet. This is what I do: fallocate -l 200G /var/lib/libvirt/images/dbpvvtlzg.img virt-install \ --accelerate \ --os-...
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How to uninstall VMware Player 4? “The MSI '' failed” keeps popping up

I have been trying to uninstall VMware Player 4 for more than 5 days because I need to install the version no. 5 but I can't do it... The message: "The MSI '' failed" keeps popping up and the process ...
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Is there any way to customize vmware's “Easy Install” of ubuntu?

VMWare has a feature when creating new VMs called Easy Install, that will show you a small wizard asking you the minimum things needed and then will install the entire OS without you needing to do ...
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Linux install monitor out of range

I just built my computer and I tried to install Xubuntu, but shortly after I start the install my monitor gives me the message out of range, and it doesn't allow me to finish installing it. I've seen ...
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Why is windows 7 taking up so much hard drive space?

I have just built a computer with a 60GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. After installing windows 7 home premium, the drivers, chrome, and running windows update a few times it now only has 11GB left on the SSD. ...
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Python 2.x and Python 3.x with Beautiful Soup Package on Mac OSX 10.9.5

I am fairly new to Python and have run into some problems installing Beautiful Soup. I am running Mac OSX 10.9.5. I installed and used Python 3.4 during a summer and installed Beautiful Soup 4 for a ...
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Unable to correctly install Adobe InDesign CC in OSX 10.9

Myself and the senior Mac technician at my office have been working on a users machine for the past 3 days and we can't seem to get anywhere. hopefully you can help us. There was an earlier semi-...