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

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Error: Couldn't update to Windows 8.1 preview. How to troubleshoot?

Trying to upgrade my PC, the process goes forward but in some point, it revers back to Windows 8.0. How can I troubleshoot the problem?
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How to Install and Find Fonts for Mac OS X?

I would like to install some additional fonts on my Mac. Is it possible to install some fonts (.ttf - true type fonts - which is installed on Windows) can be installed on my Mac? Are there any free ...
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Running script after debian install

I would like to customize debian install to run a script (which will download and install asterisk, mariadb, java 8, etc...) and do some other wirings automatically. In the debian customization of ...
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Is there a way to install IE 11 on Windows 8?

Internet Explorer 11 supports only Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 and some others yes, but not Windows 8.0. So is there are way to make it work by changing some files or something? I can not upgrade to ...
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Anaconda distribution Python error [DatabaseError: database disk image is malformed]

There seems to be something wrong with my Anaconda Python installation. When I run Python through cmd it works and I can also run Python programs directly through cmd, and even import scipy, numpy, ...
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Fedora 17: How do I install Python 2.7 into /usr instead of /usr/local?

I want to install Python 2.7 onto my Fedora machine, but it installs it into the /usr/local/bin. How do I make it so that won't happen? I want to do this because the setuptool I installed keeps on ...
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PXE booting standard images?

I see lots of guides showing very detailed steps on booting into various OS's, but none of the files are explained. It is not clear to me which files part of the PXE server, or are the Network ...
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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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Is there any way to run Google Chrome without installation on a Mac?

I tried to install Google Chrome on my Mac school computer last night. After I downloaded the .dmg, I opened it like I do with any other .dmg to get around actually putting the application into the ...
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Installing a secondary drive in an HP Envy 17 laptop

I'm thinking about buying an HP Envy 17. I like its specs but unfortunately it doesn't come pre-equipped with an SSD. If I'm reading this HP manual correctly, it has a secondary SATA drive slot that's ...
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mint17 installation problems via oracles virtual box on win 8 sys

I installed the mint 17 32bit version into virtual box but a menu button does not appear on the desktop and cntrl superL doesn't bring a menu either. I am new to this and don't know how to proceed.
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How to extract files from MSI package?

Can anyone advise a way, or utility that can extract the files from an MSI installation package. We have some old patches that we want to get the files from but don't wish to spend the time ...
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need to install Windows Server over the current linux server

My company has rented a dedicated server. Usually the company I have rented from in the past installs a non registered version of Windows. I update it and install our own license. This time, it looks ...
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Should I use an antistatic wrist strap when changing the RAM on my laptop?

I am about to upgrade my laptop's RAM and I'm concerned about using an antistatic wrist strap. Is it smart to use one or not very necessary? What are the chances I could damage my laptop?
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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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Java Control Panel does not show installed java runtime

I installed the Java 8 64bit runtime in parallel to a Java 7 64bit runtime on my Windows 7 machine. Now the Java Control Panel does not list any runtime in the tab "Java" any more. Specifically, the ...
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Jenkins not listening on port?

I'm trying to install Jenkins CI, and I followed these instructions to install it. Everything went smoothly, and when I go ps aux | grep jenkins I can see that jenkins is running: java ...
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Cannot find one or more components. Please reinstall application

I am running Windows 8, 64 bit and have SQL Server 2012 installed. I downloaded the client tools, looked in the directory for SQL Server Management Studio, and see it's there. When I try to run SQL ...
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ubuntu 14.04.1 installer doesnt detect any partitions, even after fixparts corrected partition table

Trying to install 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 7 I have four partitions (2 windows partitions), a ext4 for the ubuntu install, and a remaining ntfs data partition As a follow up to Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Enable TRIM on FreeBSD 9 Install

I recently upgraded all of the parts in my FreeBSD 9 server. I purchased an SSD to run as a the root drive - I'd like to enable TRIM on it but the only documentation I can find on it is that it can ...
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Unable to uninstall python2.7.8 installed in ~/Downloads directory

I have read many answers regarding this kind of problem but unfortunately, I am unable to achieve the uninstallation. So please don't downvote or flag this question. I have python2.7.8 installed in ...
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Local java package on linux

I'm trying to set my local java package as default one I've already exported path of local java to bashrc.user file export JAVA_HOME=~/java7_latest/bin/java export PATH=$PATH:~/java7_latest/bin ...
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Installing GNU scientific library and linking to programme

I am trying to install a statistical program which requires GNU Scientific Library (GSL). I have successfully installed GSL through the yum command, but my statistical program gives an error when I ...
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Installing XP from the same partition

I have a rather unusual question. I have a computer with one disk with valuable data and no removable media. It is not possible to create a new partition on said disk. Basically what needs to be ...
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Drive partitioning for SSD cache

i just purchased a new laptop Asus N551JK-CN103D which comes with a 1TB hdd and 24GB SSD(or mSSD) which I think can be used as cache. I have a couple of questions but here is how I setup my laptop, it ...
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Install windows to one hard drive but use another?

Is it possible to install windows to let's say a 60gb SSD but tell windows to allow folders such as: Program files Documents Pictures Movies And other miscellaneous storage types to be stored on ...
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RVM - Multilib version error installing libffi-devel on Centos 6.6

I have a Digital Ocean droplet running CentOS release 6.6 and I need to install Ruby and Capistrano on it. I've been following this idiot's guide; ...
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Running a scheduled task as a domain user - C:\Users\TEMP is created

I am trying to run a scheduled task that runs as a domain admin user (let's call it DOMAIN\installer). Part of this scheduled task runs automated installers for our network. One such installer I have ...
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Installing Xamarin on WinXP

I wanted to install Xamarin on WinXP Pro SP3 (32bit) and used the automatic installer but it said the Windows version was not correct so I went on and tried to install all componenets manually. I ...
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How exactly does one install `.egg` files?

When I tried downloading the Sphinx installer here, my computer couldn’t find a default application to run the installer. easy_install doesn’t work either. I’m running Python 2.7 but only have ...
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Windows installation repair option not showing up

I'm trying to repair an existing Windows XP installation. Following the instructions from http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/tips/doug92.mspx this should work: When ...
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How to install/run phpize along with xampp?

moving ahead with this question I want to ask queries 1. Do I need to install php5-dev separately when I have already installed xampp on my ubuntu 14.04? wheras phpize is listing inside ...
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How to create a bootable usb stick for ubuntu on RHEL 6

NOTE: this question was asked in askubuntu, and I was suggested to ask here. I want to create a bootable usb stick for installing ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. Currently I have access to an RHEL 6 ...
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Can I install Java and turn it off?

Question: Can I turn Java on and off so that it is only active when I consciously choose it ? Background (Long version of story if needed)... Hard drive failed. Put a new one on. Decided ...
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Stuck at “Loading Windows” or any other operating system

A computer I'm trying to fix gets stuck whenever I try to load an operating system from hard disk or cd-rom. Originally the system didn't send out a video signal, so I figured the motherboard was ...
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Is it possible to manually install a package from the package file on CygWin?

I have downloaded the file corresponding to the package "screen-4.2.1-2" for CygWin: screen-4.2.1-2.tar.xz I know it can be installed using the installer, but I was wondering if I can do it ...
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ubuntu make install location

When we, ./configure make make install where are the programs installed?
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HP Pavillion DV6500 recovery disk failure

I recently attempted to re-install Windows Vista on an HP Pavillion DV6500 using the factory recovery DVD's, but encountered a strange problem. When the recovery disk attempted to reformat the hard ...
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How to silent install ApacheDS on Windows

I have downloaded ApacheDS for Windows and I would like to silent install it to a preferred directory. The parameters /S and D= are accepted, but the service will not be installed correctly. How can I ...
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White Screen of Death upon installation of any OS

I am trying to reformat my Alienware M15x laptop which has an aftermarket graphics card installed (NVidea Geforce 675m). I have tried to install Windows 7 Ultimate (which was previously on it), ...
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Windows setup claims the installation source is not accessible. How do I fix this?

I'm trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate over my existing Windows 7 Professional. I downloaded the ISO from Microsoft and burned the install disc at the slowest speed possible (x3). I booted to the ...
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Updates don't install complaining about missing dependencies when dependencies are clearly installed (RHEL 6)

I have installed RHEL 6.2 and I am upgrading all the packages on it right now. I was expecting auto update to work, but I get these error messages when I authorize an auto update - ...
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Why can't I install this Notepad++ plugin on my older computer?

I'm trying to install the nppColdFusion plugin that enables ColdFusion syntax highlighting in Notepad++. It installed easily on my home computer (Windows Vista, using Notepad++ version 5.8.6). ...
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PowerPivot install cannot activate add-in

I am having problems activating PowerPivot on my colleagues' computer. While I have been able to activate successfully, 3 of my colleagues are having problems even though our hardware and software ...
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Zypper: How do I display all packages from a certain repository?

Please tell me, how to let zypper display all installed packages of a certain repository.
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Have Arch Linux, want slack, must keep both; no cd, no usb or money; can chroot, pre-partitioned: GPT

I have a laptop with Arch Linux on it [averagejoey2000@JoeyHobbyPCarchLinux arch-install-scripts]$ lsblk -l NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 596.2G 0 disk sda1 8:1 0 ...
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Installing Adobe AIR on Mac OS X

I've been trying to install Adobe Air in Mac OS X 10.6.2 for a while without success. When installing Adobe AIR the progress bar reaches completion and disappears. Then nothing happens, the installer ...
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Why is it that I can run R from Terminal but not Julia?

When I type r in my Mac OSX terminal, it sends me straight into the R application, but if I type julia, it tells me "path not found" although I installed Julia as well. Why could this be?
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Need help replacing SATA boot drive in WINDOWS XP SP2

My problem is I am trying to replace a SATA boot drive in a WIN XP SP 2 machine. I tried the same thing which works in IDE drives, namely, I copied all the files from old drive to new, then just ...
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Install Monodevelop on a new Redhat 6.5 Workstation

I've installed Mono and I would like to install Monodevelop. I tried to build the dependencies but with no prevail. My distro is rhel 6.5 Workstation. Can someone please show how this can be ...