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

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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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Windows 8 OEM Reinstalling

I know this question is a repetition but I didn't find any solution of my problem from any of the previous questions. Recently I formatted my Laptop HDD and now I want to re install windows 8 I've a ...
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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 re-...
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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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Where can I get Chromium binaries?

I want to have Chromium on my Windows machine, but I find only instructions how to make it from sources on official site. Are there any official pre-built binaries?
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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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Is there a way to make Windows 7 install .iso onto USB drive from OSX?

I copied my windows 7 cd to a ISO and trying to source the image onto my USB drive from OSX. So far it doesn't seem like it's possible with disk utility. Is there something else I can do to make this ...
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Can I make USB drive bootable and install multiple OSes from it?

Is it possible to have USB drive bootable and place multiple ISOs like Windows 7.iso WindowXP.iso Ubuntu.iso RHEL.iso so that I can choose which OS to install?
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How can I install Windows 7 from an external hard drive?

I followed the instructions here, but format fs=fat32 quick did not work, it gave the following error: Virtual Disk Service error: The volume size is too big. So I then tried just format ...
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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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When installing Windows 7, CDBOOT error 5 appears: Cannot boot from CD; why?

I am installing Windows 7 on an old machine. I can not even get it to boot. I get this error message: CDBOOT: Cannot boot from CD - Code: 5 Boot Failure from Previous Device.. Boot Failure from ...
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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 success:...
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vc_redist.x86.exe Setup Failed: 0x80240017 Unspecified error

An installer told me I need to first install Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013 and gave the link https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/download/details.aspx?id=40784 Unfortunately ...
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Windows XP Installation from USB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Windows XP through Pen Drive Is there any easiest way to make windows xp installation from USB ? Looking through google doesnt gives me anything. Any clues?
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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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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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Can I move an HDD with retail Windows 7 to a new machine without reinstalling?

A friend has a 5 or 6 year old Vista machine with reasonable low-end hardware (Athlon64x2 w/ 8GB RAM), but the Vista install is pretty messed up and it needs to be wiped and reinstalled. We're ...
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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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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 the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to install multiple versions of Acrobat Reader on one machine

Is it possible? I tried to install 8 when I have 9 installed but the installer bombed out when it saw version 9. Any ideas how to work around this?
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How can I install XP on a SATA drive without having a floppy drive for the driver?

I have tried using nLite and downloading the "AMD SATA RAID/SATA AHCI Driver (Preinstall driver, press F6 during Windows* setup to read from floppy)" from the motherboard website and it still wont "...
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Cloning Win7 installation from HDD to HDD

I remember ten years ago cloning Win installation by copying all the files from HDD to another HDD using a bootable CD software. Then in the recovery console doing fdisk / mbr, to fix the master boot ...
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“Installation Failed” when installing Microsoft Windows SDK 7.1

The operating system of my laptop is Windows7x64. Whenever I install MatlabR2013b on it, this message is shown at the end of installation process: Your installation may require additional ...
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OS X Sever Snow - how to abort installation process?

Here is the story. I wasn't aware that "OS X Server" was an actual operating system to install, I thought (seriously!) it's just another application or bunch of apps working nicely together under the ...
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Dual boot Windows 8 and Windows 7, why can't Windows 8 installation see the drives?

I am trying to install a dual boot Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 8 Pro on an XPS 8500 special edition. I created a new primary partition from my C drive, inserted the Windows 8 install disk, and ...
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Why does Windows 7 install 64 bit apps in the Program Files (x86) folder? Can I change the behaviour?

I've been using the 64-bit version of Windows 7 since the CTP and have run into a few problems with applications that get installed in the C:\Program Files (x86) folder. What's the purpose of having 2 ...
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How can I download and install a browser on a new installation of Windows 7E?

In Europe, Windows 7E comes without a browser, it now has a chicken-and-a-egg problem where users don't have a browser to use to download and install a browser. What is the simplest way that a user ...
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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 using ...
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Install Google Chrome to AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application

I recently have installed a second drive to my PC and decided to install Windows 8 on it. While installing all of my favorite programs I noticed that my Google Chrome installed to C:\Program ...
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What is the proper step-by-step procedure to install any application in Ubuntu?

I have just installed Ubuntu for the first time on PC, I have done some googling to get an idea about installing any application in Ubuntu but yet not clear about the proper procedure !! Most of the ...
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How can I install Internet Explorer in Linux?

How can I install Internet Explorer in Linux?
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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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Dialog box tells me there's a missing driver when installing 64-bit version of Windows 7

I'm trying to install Windows 7 64-bit on my computer (ASUS P6T Deluxe V2, one 80GB HDD and two 1 TB HDDs). When I'm supposed to select whether I want to Upgrade or do a Custom install, I get a dialog ...
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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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Removing all traces of a program on Mac OS X

I'm using Snow Leopard and would like to delete all traces of a program on my computer. I tried using AppCleaner but that does not remove some traces of the program as when I try to reinstall it ...
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How to remove registration information of VS 2010 from a computer without reinstall Windows

I want to remove visual studio 2010 from a computer i am selling but even after uninstall, it looks like my product key is still around - if you re-install it it will use the product key... How do I ...