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

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Visual Studio 2010 fails to install with “Error occurred during setup”

I'm trying to install Visual Studio 2010 on Windows 7 64-bit and I keep getting following screen: I tried to install also Visual Studio 2008 with similar result. I'm starting to think it might be ...
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I installed Windows, and one of my devices isn't working

So I just installed Windows from a retail disc, everything is running nice and fast. But I noticed something I had not (but I should have) expected: One of my devices isn't working, but what's worse, ...
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Error 80073701 when installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1

I tried to install the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 using Windows Update, and I got an error (code 80073701 - unknown error). I tried it again, same thing. Rebooted and tried again, same error. Before I ...
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Install Windows 7 x64 from a separate partition on same hard drive (no DVD/USB)?

I'm currently running Windows XP 32-bit, and want to install Windows 7 64-bit. However, my DVD drive is broken, and the only USB sticks I have lying around are USB 1.1 only (SLOW!). So I tried (as ...
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Vista to Windows 7 - Upgrading or clean installation?

I've always done clean installations in the past when I've upgraded Windows, it seemed like a smart and sensible thing to do, but an article on Ars Technica made a passing comment that an in-place ...
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Clean install in Mac OS X make it faster?

So I know that clean installing an OS is the best way to make computer runs faster. I know that sometimes this is the case too for Linux/Mac OSX. My question is, is this the case if I restore all my ...
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Not able to install Win Xp on Lenovo Ideapad z570

I want to install Win Xp on my Ideapad Z 570 laptop but i always get blue screen with message with some drive related problem which asks me to run CHKDSK command. I tried with that but no luck. Is ...
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Unattended Windows 8.1 installation ISO

I want to make an unattended install of Windows 8.1 with the following features: It has to be actived It metro apps removed from the system Some freeware applications installed such as CCleaner ...
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Install Windows 7 without a DVD drive

Is it possible to do a fresh install? I only have a hard drive and windows 7 ISO file.
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Install windows xp from USB using the iso image [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Place a bootable ISO on a USB drive? I've got the windows xp ISO image on my computer and i want to install it on a computer without cdrom. The only way to do it is ...
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How can I make a copy of a printer in Windows 7?

Has anyone been able to copy an existing printer in Windows 7? I know that we were able to do this in XP (not as a direct copy/paste, but by installing the printer twice) but in Windows 7 it doesn't ...
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How can I have a multi-bootable USB KEY that has installers for many different OS's?

I own 4 different computers which I often shuffle the primary OS's around on. I specifically use Windows 7 Enterprise (work laptop) Windows 7 Ultimate (my primary desktop) Windows XP (my old laptop) ...
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How to solve “command not found” on Ubuntu bash shell?

I am very new to Ubuntu, struggling to find the proper command to install Zend Server on my Ubuntu 9.10 Server. After downloading the ZF Server and extracting it, I try to run this command: ...
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Install Windows 7 through USB Drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install Win7 from USB Is it possible to install Windows 7 through a USB drive (considering that it's a fresh HD?) My motherboard is a ASUS Maximus II Formula If so ...
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Recovery Disk install to a specific partition

I have my manufacturer's Windows 7 Recovery Disk and I would like to reinstall the OS from that. The only problem is it wants to reformat the entire disk. Is there a way I can trick it into thinking ...
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How can I backup my windows XP drivers?

I've got a new (well, used) laptop. I wish to format and reinstall the windows OS on it. On the machine I've got several drivers which I would like to transport to the new machine, but I don't have ...
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Where can I download Windows Vista?

I have a dying HDD in a 5 year old ACER laptop running Vista 32 bit, but I do not have the OEM CD to do a fresh install. ACER laptops comes with the bootable partition in the HDD, but it is useless ...
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Re-install Mac OS X: “Mac OS X cannot be installed on this computer.”

I'm trying to do a fresh install of Mac OS X on my MacBook. When I try to do so, I get the error "Mac OS X cannot be installed on this computer." I've searched the problem and discovered that the ...
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How do I install Windows XP from a USB pen drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Windows XP through Pen Drive Is possible to install Windows XP from a USB pen drive? I found many articles after searching Google, but they all talk about ...
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How can I backup entire installations of a program, instead of just manually backing up individual files?

It seems pretty straightforward to backup individual files, such as pictures, saved games, or settings files - just copy them straight over to your 2nd HDD or to an online service like DropBox. ...
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Simulia Abaqus installation error under Linux (Mint 17.2)

When executing the setup script from a Simulia Abaqus 6.14 installation directory under Linux (Mint 17.2), I receive an error upon launching the installer. The Abaqus installer appears to run in Java, ...
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Windows 7 Home Premiume error 2203

Running Windows 7 Home Premium. I'm trying to install turbo tax and my computer will not allow, in fact I haven't been able to either download or install anything for several months now. I read prior ...
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Will my apps and files be lost or MIGHT they be lost?

When the official release of Windows 8 comes out 10/26 (or soon thereafter), I will want to upgrade from the RC on my laptop. I understand that I can't just upgrade in place; I have to do a full ...
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Expanding Files 0%, error 0x80070017 Windows 7 x64 RTM

I have downloaded Windows 7 x64 from MSDN. I have checked the hash of the file and it is correct. I have them made a bootble USB stick (http://kmwoley.com/blog/?p=345 (had to use my vista bootsect.exe ...
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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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Is there a way to see all files and registry entries that an application installs?

I am trying to figure out if there is a way to basically install an application into a sandbox, so that I can easily see all files it created and all registry entries it added without searching the ...
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Synaptics - Windows 8.1, updating Synaptics failed

On Windows 8.1, I tried to install the latest Synaptics Touchpad Driver v17.0.19 and it failed for some unknown reasons. Turns out it's problem with Synaptics, not Windows. Synaptics did not "Sign" ...
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Install FFmpeg on OS X

Is there a good place or bash script I can use (or at least a version I can build myself) for FFmpeg on OS X? I have Xcode installed as well as the CLI for Xcode (gcc etc). I have a version of ...
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How does one install Windows 7 using USB 3?

I want to install Windows 7 onto an SSD from a USB 3 drive, however it won't let me boot using USB 3, however it does work using USB 2. I guess that's because Windows PE doesn't have the needed USB 3 ...
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Will you install software on the same partition as Windows system?

I was wondering if you always install software on the same partition as Windows 7 system? What kinds of software do you install on the same partition as Windows system? What kinds of software you ...
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Install Vim in Cygwin

I have installed Cygwin on my Windows machine and I have also selected some additional packages as part of my installation (like GCC etc). Now I want to add Vim also to my existing Cygwin setup. What ...
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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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How can I get apt-get to install python packages for a different version of python?

In Ubuntu 10.10, I have installed python 2.7. I would like to use apt-get to install packages to this version of python but I haven't been able to figure out how. Things I have tried without ...
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How can I find out what modifications a program’s installer makes?

I want to know what some installers do: mainly what files, folders, and registry entries they add, remove, or modify. Lots of “ professional” programs are so poorly documented that it’s difficult to ...
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Is it possible to create an isolated environment to install 3rd party application into?

I am looking for a utility / method to install 3rd part applications, such has embedded compilers, into its own isolated environment, including registry. On Mac OS X I use homebrew to achieve this. ...
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Google Android OS on x86?

How can I install Google's Android OS on an x86 platform? Are there any prerequisites for doing this?
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Where does a program install on linux?

I want to know the procedure of installation and uninstallation on Linux? Are there any log file that logs these procedure? For example, I am installing Netbeans IDE on Linux. I want to know where ...
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How can an operating system be installed when the installation media is missing?

Often when trying to fix someone else's computer - especially consumer machines - the operating system will need to be reinstalled, but the owner will have lost or never created the installation or ...
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Install Windows Embedded Standard 7 from USB

I would like to install Windows Embedded Standard 7 on a HP thin client. I downloaded the ISO file from the MSDN Subscription site but I'm struggling to make a bootable USB disk. I tried using ...
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Installing Windows 7 from a USB Hard Drive

I have a Western Digital Passport External Hard Drive (320GB) that I want to partition to keep the data on, but use some of the free space to install Windows 7 onto my desktop computer. Microsoft has ...
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Installing Windows 7 upgrade version on a clean disk [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Clean Install Using Windows 7 RTM Upgrade Is it possible to install the much cheaper Windows 7 upgrade version on a clean disk? What information will I need? 1) Will ...
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Should I choose 'Format' or 'Format (Quick)' when installing Windows XP?

When installing Windows XP, there is a prompt for formatting the disk. What is the difference between an NTFS 'format', and an NTFS 'format (Quick)'?
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How to meet Windows 8 upgrade's 20 GB requirement on a 40 GB SSD with a 22 GB Windows 7 install?

A PC I have has Windows 7 installed on a 40 GB SSD, and I bought a Windows 8 upgrade for it. The current Windows folder on it however is 22 GB, that's after removing hibernation, turning off the ...
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Full Ubuntu Install on USB

I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 in a 16GB Verbatim USB flash drive so I can boot my computer from the usb and have a full ubuntu running (I also need an encrypted home folder). I just want to run ...
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Will Visual Studio 2008 work on Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)?

I would like to know whether Visual Studio 2008 works on Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit). I am specific about the 64 bit Home Premium version of Windows 7. Regards, Naveen Jose
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Can I activate Windows XP Pro installed from Retail (or VL) media with OEM key?

I have Windows XP Professional OEM key on the sticker on the computer, but I don't have a OEM media to perform reinstall. I could obtain (it doesn't matter how) an installation ISO images from MSDN ...
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How can I install drivers before Windows boots?

If there's a bad hardware driver that is causing Windows to crash during startup, how can you update the driver? Do I need to make a boot disk? I have the driver installation disc that came with it ...
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Installing Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit mentions a missing CD/DVD driver?

When I go to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, I get to the screen to select language, time, and currency, click next and this alert pops up: Required CD/DVD Drive Device Driver is Missing. It ...
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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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Looking for way to download all the free software I need to setup my PC all at once . . [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: One-stop-shop installer for free Windows software? I am in the middle of reinstalling Windows 7, and I would like to install all the software in as few steps as ...