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

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Reinstalling Windows on an HP laptop

I bought a HP Envy m6 laptop with Windows 8 installed on it. I have a folder in the hard drive named 'recovery'. Now I have 2 questions: How can I tell whether this Windows installation is genuine? ...
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Install gnumeric 1.12.9 on mac

I need to install an older version of gnumeric on my mac, but it seems that brew only supports the latest version (currently 1.12.27). brew versions gnumeric doesn't work any more, and if I do git ...
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Windows 8 upgrade to windows 8.1 RTM fails with error code 0x101 - 0x2000C

I have a MSDN Subscription and downloaded Windows 8.1 RTM today. It fails to install. After mounting the ISO and installing (with a Windows 8.1 Pro product code), selecting "Keep my apps and ...
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How to Install Windows XP over Windows 7?

I have a Dell laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 7. When I try to install Windows XP on it, Windows 7 does not allow me to. I don't want a dual boot system, I just want Windows XP on my ...
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how to install windows 8 x64 from the dreamspark windows 8 32/64 ISO?

I am a student and I have a Dreamspark account. I have an x64 laptop so I downloaded Windows 8 Professional 32/64 from their site (there was no other version only for x64). After I install the OS, I ...
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I can't get a fresh install of Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 to install anything related to updates [duplicate]

I just installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 on my laptop, and Windows Update isn't working at all. It gets stuck on "checking for updates" no matter how long I leave it (hours). I've ...
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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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Will files in my D dirve be erased when installing alongside Windows

I am about to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 on a Thinkpad. Windows resides in my C drive and I have my files in D. C and D happen to be two separate hard disks on my laptop, one stays in the ...
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Error 1935 while installing Office 2007 on Windows 7 x64

I am working on a Windows 7 x64 computer that started with an issue where Word 2007 would not open when clicking on a Word document in My Documents. After trying many fixes I decided to just reinstall ...
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Can't install Office on windows

I have reinstalled Windows 7 and now trying to install Microsoft Office 2007,but it gives strange error Setup can't find "Office.en-us\DW20-EXE" Please give me some hints on how to solve this ...
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How can I install Windows and keep my current files?

How can I install Windows and keep my current files? I want to install Windows without deleting my current filesystem/home. Currently I have 4 partitions, should I delete 3 and keep the ...
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How do I install windows to a Hard Drive connected to a USB port?

I am migrating to a new Hard drive, and windows needs to be installed onto it, the only problem is I do not have another SATA Cable connector on my desktop, and windows won't support installing via ...
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Installing Windows from Linux while keeping Linux filesystem

How would I go about installing Windows from Manjaro(Arch) Linux, while keeping my etx4 filesystem? Should I remove 95% of the free space, then use that for my new partitions? If I were to delete my ...
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On a Windows 10 standard account can one disable application installation?

On a machine I am trying to maintain, the user tends to want install any and all suspicious apps, "video codecs", etc. Can I prevent him/her from doing so?
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Can't boot neither from hard drive, nor from flash drive after system update (stuck on NVDAStartup: Official)

I tried to update my System to El Capitan. After the required reboot, my Mac won't boot. It boots till the middle of the loading bar and then it stops. As there is no important data on it, I created ...
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Solaris T5120 How do i got about installing OS

I have a Solaris T5120 it has a DVD Drive i am new to Solaris or specially with the servers that don't have display port to connect a monitor. So when i power it on i am not sure what to do ...
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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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Debian Scripting to remove the logging during apt-get install

I'm trying to remove the log that debian puts out after you apt-get install something Ign http://ftp.uk.debian.org jessie InRelease Hit http://ftp.uk.debian.org jessie-updates InRelease Get:1 ...
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Can't install Kali on a USB 3.0 SSD

I bought a USB 3.0 SSD to install Kali on it for a high performance external boot setup. Unfortunately, I can't select my USB SSD in the installation process. I tried it on my laptop, but also via a ...
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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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Why all automated installer auto-detect my 64bit Windows as 32bit?

Some software installer nowadays autodetect our system and determine if its 32 or 64 bit without our control then install accordingly. However all my programs from compiler to softwares detect my pc ...
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Installed Python 2.7, but Module in /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages

I'm running CentOS, it already has Python2.6. I installed Python2.7 and I can see version 2.7 with python -V. I installed demjson module(pip install demjson) and then I try to execute the program. It ...
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Windows 7 can't open Excel 2010 .xlsm files?

I just reinstalled Windows 7. When I installed Office 2010 I deselected some components to save disk space. Now, I can't open xlsm files. I would like to know which components in the Office ...
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How to batch install setup-file (*.exe) on PC?

Instead of repeatedly double-clicking tens of setup files (*.exe), can batch-installing at once be possible? Or at least one double-click is enough to sequentially activate them? The closest Google ...
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Installer hangs on “waiting for other installations to finish” despite no other installations in progress

I started an installation of the Xcode 4 developer's preview last night before going to bed. When I woke up, the installation had popped up a message saying to close Xcode first (doh!). I did so, but ...
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How do i install Qubes OS onto a USB?

I cannot install qubes onto my harddrive as it has my main windows OS on it and is not easily switched out, and qubes FAQ warns not to do this anyways. I would like to install onto a USB drive instead ...
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How to install new packages on Cygwin?

I installed the latest version of Cygwin with a number of packages. I soon realised that I need more packages (such as wget, etc) and I couldn't find a way to install the new packages without running ...
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Windows 8: BFSVC Error: Could not open the BCD template store. Status = [c000000f]

I have installed a new hard disk drive on my Acer Aspire 771. I made a USB recovery stick as well as recovery cd of the Windows 8 64 bit running on the former HD (which got corrupted, so no cloning ...
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Having display issues when trying to install Linux Mint 13 (Maya Cinnamon) on Dell Latitude D600

I am trying to install Linux Mint 13 (Maya/Cinnamon) on an Old Dell Latitude D600. I can boot the live CD, but when I try to install, I can't see the windows that are coming up on screen. I can see ...
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Trouble installing MySQL through Cygwin on Windows 10 “error while loading shared libraries”

I'm running babun(cygwin based) shell on Windows 10, and trying to install MySQL. I've ran: $pact install mysql mysqld Which executed successfully. Now, when running: $mysql_install_db I'm ...
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Why does Ubuntu 16.04 fail to restart properly after installation?

Why does Ubuntu 16.04 fail to restart properly after installation? I attempted to install Ubuntu 16.04 on Virtualbox 5.0.18 on a Windows 7 x64 host. Every time the install completes and I click to ...
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Compile and Install Gedit from Source on Ubuntu

It is pretty obvious what I need to do, but below are the details just in case. I want to install and configure Gedit's latest version into my Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty tahr along with installing it's ...
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Move Windows 8.1 installation to another PC - is it possible to avoid a re-install & just move the hard drive?

Last year I've installed a clean copy of Windows 8 (later upgraded to 8.1) on a new laptop. This process was challenging because the laptop included Windows 8 pre-installed (plus bloatware), and my ...
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How to install Dropbox in Windows 7 for all user accounts?

That's it. When installing Dropbox on my laptop it's only installed for my current user account, the other users can't see the shortcuts or use them (since logged in as another user the shortcuts ...
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Unable to install Java Runtime Environment (ver 7 update 65)

Background: I am trying to setup PyDev on Eclipse Luna. I have managed to download and installed Eclipse Luna. But on start up, it said I need to download and install latest Java Runtime Environment. ...
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How to install gcc 5+ on centos

I use CentOs 5 machine which has gcc 4.1.2. I want to try out few C++14 features and would like to install gcc 5 in a non default location. What is the best way to approach this? For example, for gcc ...
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ESXi Install error “Page tables relocation error: out of safe memory.”

I'm installing ESXi on a Lenovo G580. Its CPU supports hardware virtualisation and it has 4GB of RAM. While installing I get the error "Page tables relocation error: out of safe memory." repeatedly. ...
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Kubuntu 16.04: successful installation but it doesn't appear

I managed to install the new Kubuntu 16.04 from a USB stick with the .iso file. The installation is fine, as I created a partition on the HD alongside with Windows 7. However, when restarting the ...
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Windows 8.1 Update 1 showing activation error

I have installed Windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro Version a few weeks back on my desktop computer running 64 bit version of the OS. The OS was running perfectly fine until today when it started showing ...
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Can I inspect a Windows installer (cab/msi/exe) to see what changes it plans to make to my system? [duplicate]

Clearly most installers do more than unpack files. Is there a file in there somewhere that lists planned actions?
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Python Won't Install On Windows 7

I'm trying to install Python on my Windows 7 (64-bit) - AMD Sempron Machine. I downloaded the 3.1.2 Windows X86-64 installer. After running it and selecting the option to install it for all users, the ...
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How can TortoiseSVN be installed from msiexec.exe command line and include command utilities?

I need to create a command line that will install TortoiseSVN and include the Subversion command line utilities. What options on the msiexec.exe command line would tell the installer to include the ...
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Is it safe to power on a motherboard outside of its case?

I have a new motherboard which needs a BIOS update to support a new CPU. Thankfully I have an old (compatible) CPU handy. My plan is to install the old CPU, update the BIOS, then install the new ...
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i want to install keystone on centos 7

when i install keystone on centos 7 by command ‪#‎yum‬ --enablerepo=centos-openstack-liberty,epel -y install openstack-keystone openstack-utils python-openstackclient httpd mod_wsgi this message ...
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Installing Windows 10 on External Drive

This question has been asked a few times and all had good replies that I have followed and it seems I am SO close to getting this done... But the Windows 10 ISO I have downloaded from Microsoft does ...
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Error installing .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 10

Since I upgraded to Windows 10 I'm no longer a "real" administrator on my personal computer and I can't download anything from Windows Update. When I try to install .NET 3.5 I get Error ...
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Problems during a T2265+ printer installation

I have a Tally 2265+ printer and I am facing the following problems: The printer only "prints" by applying force and not ink from the ribbon at all. It "prints" chinese symbols instead of letters ...
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Install Java JRE using System- Level Configuration for Windows 7

I am installing Java's JRE using a batch script. The JRE version is jre-8u31-windows-i586.exe. When I run the script I get the following error: This is the command line call ...
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i7 920 CPU doesn't come with thermal paste for the cooler?

I installed my new i7 920 CPU and cooler that came with it. It didn't come with any thermal paste, so I guess it is not required? I really hate these snap-in 'screws', they pop out easy!
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How do I create an unattended installer for various applications in Windows?

I have had to reinstall my operating system today and there a ton of programs that I need to install, not to mention quite a few configurations to make after installing them! I heard some people are ...