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

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Error installing Python package Leven using Visual C++, Python27 64 bit, Windows 10, even installing directly from github

I am having trouble installing the Python package Leven. I downloaded the python package from there. I extract the folder, went to where setup.py is located, open cmd and run python setup.py ...
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Why doesn't Windows 10 need a recovery image (like install.wim) to reset the system?

Windows 8/8.1 requires a standalone recovery image to reset the system. But, Microsoft claimed that Windows 10 no longer needs ...
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Install nmap 7 on ubuntu 15.10

Since nmap 7 is not yet in the official ubuntu repos I tryed to install nmap like mentioned on the nmap install guide: wget https://nmap.org/dist/nmap-7.00-1.x86_64.rpm sudo alien ...
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AWCC Install Alienware 13

A friend of mine had an Alienware 13 bought about a year ago, and when his AWCC(Alienware Command Center, a software for controlling the lighting and power settings) was malfunctioning. I tried ...
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Laptop switches off during Windows 10 installation

I'm trying to install Windows 10 on a brandnew laptop, an HP Pavilion Notebook (15-1b052ng) with an AMD Quad-Core A10-8700P. I tried several times but the computer turns off during the installation ...
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Prevent user from installing program in Windows 7

There are 5 Win 7 machines. All the machines have one password protected Administrator account and one Standard user account. These machines are connected to a router. All the machines have been ...
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How to install latest version of Evince in my Xubuntu machine

I wish to install the latest version of Evince (3.18) in my Xubuntu 15.04 machine (64 bits), which comes with v. 3.14.2 installed. I tried following the instructions from Evince's web page, using ...
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Office 2013 installation fails trying to modify Microsoft Uighur Bold (MSUIGHUB.TTF) font

I am trying to install a DreamSpark (education) copy of Microsoft Office 2013. While installing, the following error occurs: Error 1321. Setup cannot modify the file ...
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VC++ 20?? Redistributable installer hangs on “Initializing…”

I'm trying to get the MS Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable installed on my machine. A game requires it. I'm running Windows 8.1. I tried a few different redist versions earlier today, and each worked. ...
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Can't uninstall Office 2016 Preview, need to install 2015 edition. What do I do?

When I was trying to install Office 365 (2015) onto my computer, I received a message that I could not install it because I had a newer version of Office, the 2016 Preview. I tried uninstalling it in ...
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How do I install Windows 10 ONTO a USB drive?

I have a USB, with Ubuntu installed into it, and I have a USB with android-x86 installed onto it. I was just wondering, is there any way to install Windows 10 onto a USB drive? Please note, unlike ...
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Issue installing PyPar on Ubuntu

I am attempting to install pypar the parallel computing python toolbox on Ubuntu ver 14.04.1 LTS (code name trusty). Essentially I'm having installation errors and was wondering if anybody knows what ...
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Unresponsive desktop on all Linux distributions

I have an Asus X550LN laptop (Intel i7 4500U, 8Gb Ram, Nvidia 840M), I am trying to install any Linux distribution on this laptop for a year now and I am encountering the same problem. I downloaded ...
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Cannot install git-credential-winstore

I get this error pop-up when I try to install Git-Credential-Winstore on Windows 8.1 x64 Enterprise. When I click Debug, I get the following error message. An unhandled exception of type ...
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How can I install upwork time tracker in CentOS release 6.6 (Final)

I didn't find good docs about how I can install upwork on Centos6.6 Is it possible ? I didn't find yum-plugin-copr for centos (I have find only documentation for Fedora)
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Unable to use SSD as boot drive

I own an Acer Aspire Predator G3620 and bought a Samsung EVO 840 SSD to speed up my performance. Unfortunately, after plugging in the SSD into my pc, the BIOS does not allow me to use the SSD as boot ...
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Issue installing Java EE 7 SDK update 1

I've installed Java (jdk 1.8) and set JAVA_HOME, now I'm trying to install Java EE 7 SDK which I downloaded it from here. The Oracle download page shows Universal Zip Installer type file, downloaded ...
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Hard disk does not show any Partitions during windows installation

I have a samusung laptop 365e which ive been using for over a year now, it's been working well but it started freezing all of a sudden during it execution. it then finally refused to boot but instead, ...
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Windows XP repair installation keeps restarting

I have a windows XP machine which was working absolutely fine until yesterday. Then suddenly it won't boot in normal mode. Tried Safe Mode, Safe Mode Command prompt, Last known good configuration ...
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LibreOffice doesn't install anything except Writer and Draw?

So I tried to install LibreOffice, because the free version of Microsoft Office I got for being a student has been giving my laptop a BSOD (separate problem, working on it). There was an older ...
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How do completely wipe Adobe Creative Cloud from my Yosemite OS X machine?

My Creative Cloud app was corrupted on install. Every time I try to open it, it crashes. It tells me to download the installer and re-install, but every I run the installer it tells me to go download ...
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Is there any way to get around incompatibilities for Microsoft Lync without uninstalling other Microsoft software?

I need to install Microsoft Lync. I am using a 64-bit Windows 8.1 system, and I have tried installing both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Lync Basic 2013. When I try to install the ...
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Trouble booting Windows from USB

Not sure if there's a more appropriate SE site, but I've been having some real trouble today. My laptop stopped running Windows because I powered off holding the power button and I must've corrupted ...
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Ubuntu gnome package installation error

When trying to install insight from some ppa repositories i get these errors. sudo apt-get install insight Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Install Windows on a second disk using VirtualBox

I've got a machine with Windows 7 (and an OEM license for it), and I've now bought a new hard drive which I will be using as the system disk. Here's the deal. I would like to reinstall windows on ...
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Live usb windows xp

I want to create a bootable usb that contains windows xp.I dont want to install it , i just want to boot it, but i have couple of problems. I tried to create live usb from full windows xp file (the ...
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Failing to install PY2NEO

I am trying to install py2neo on a CentOS server. It fails with the following message: File "setup.py", line 29, in <module> from py2neo import __author__, __email__, __license__, __package__, ...
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MS Office 2013 - App Crash after a few minutes

When I try to run MS Office ProPlus 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, I get the below error messageafter a few minutes of the app running, but with powerpnt.exe or excel.exe or winword.exe. I ...
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Windows 8.1 Re-Installation on Acer Aspire - Key Issue

On Acer Aspire V3 model, Windows 8 recovery partition could not complete a fresh installation. It kept stumbling on error; it seems corrupted though I check the disk for erros/bad sectors and did not ...
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Chrome keeps installing a second copy of itself

I'm running Windows 8.1 and Chrome v40.0.2214.94 m. For some reason, every other day Chrome installs a second copy of itself. My profile and everything stay the same, no problems there, but if I ...
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How to install manpages on FreeNAS 9.3?

I'm having enourmous trouble installing manpages on FreeNAS 9.3 (based on FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE-p15). I tried: installing pc-sysinstall from ...
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Installing windows 10 with an external screen

Basically I want to install this new windows 10 tehnical preview edition on my laptop, but the problem is that I have a broken laptop screen so I connected my laptop to a different monitor. I pressed ...
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How to install and use Windows 7 in a Kingston SSDNow V300

Few days ago I bought a Kingston SSDNow V300 240 GB SSD, and replaced my "old" notebook (ASUS S46C) hybrid disk (750 GB HD + 24 GB SSD). So, on Windows 7 installation I got 2 disks, first one (disk ...
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Debian is installing to USB instead of HD?

I am trying to install Debian onto an old PC to practice some Linux sysadmin stuff but it continually install onto the USB instead of my hard drive. I have tried the guided and manual partitioning ...
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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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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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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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What can you suspect is the issue with a Windows computer that cannot access other computers

What can you suspect is the issue with a Windows computer that cannot access other computers by using a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) but can by using an IP address?
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How to control the PFE Mailprinter?

i have here a PFE Mailprinter. It is a device that takes printed documents from a printer (in this case the Koycera Ecosys FS-3750), folds it the letter-way and puts it in an envelope. The problem: ...
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Issues installing Windows 7 HP

I have a weird problem i cannot seem to resolve. I was given a laptop (old but good) to do as I please, I want to reinstall Windows 7 HP as that's what I have a legitimate key for. I tried using a ...
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Screwed up SolidWorks 2014 installation on Win 7

I was trying to install SolidWorks 2014, but it took so long that i had to break off the installer. Now trying to start it up again, Windows thinks Solidworks is already fully installed but can't find ...
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Is fast shutdown/startup ok for restarts for installations

I'm trying to install some applications and update some applications that require a restart to be fully installed/updated. I have fast startup enabled, I believe. If I just shut it down, then turn it ...
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Error: “We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the Setup log files”

I'm trying to install Windows 8.1 from a USB 3.0 on my Samsung Notebook. Everything is wiped clean and the BIOS settings are default. I have now just moved the boot order to boot first from USB HDD ...
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Error: Cannot find one or more components. Please reinstall application

I'm running Windows 8.1 and wanted to install the visual studio 2012 ultimate (I ran it as administrator, if that helps). It finished installing correctly but when I'm trying to lunch the program I ...
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Windows 8 “Device Setup” process stuck without further progress

After plugging-in of an USB device, standard window with progress bar appears. The problem I experience is that it gets stuck at certain progress and doesn't continue no matter how long I wait. ...
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Windows 7 Installation hangs at “Installing Features”

I'm doing a Windows 7 install from a USB, but I'm stuck trying to finish the install. It finished with "copying windows files", "expanding windows files", and it's stuck on "installing features". ...
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Installing specific Not-In-Repository version of python-dev within virtualenv without using VCS

I have read the question : How can I install python-dev without sudo? However it does not quite cover the issues I am facing. I have a Debian 6.0.9 server with system python 2.6.6 installed. ...
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Matlab is continuously asking me to activate when I am trying to launch

Matlab is continuously asking me to activate when I am trying to launch cd /usr/local/MATLAB/R2014a/bin User@User-Inspiron-N5010:/usr/local/MATLAB/R2014a/bin$ sudo ./matlab What is the solution ...
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How to install systemC in kali linux

I want to install systemC, on kali Linux. Is there an installation guide for this? Also, is there a procedure to verify if the installation was successful in my PC
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Windows cannot be installed to this disk. Ensure the disk's

I recently put together a self built rig. The all the parts seem to work, but when I try to install windows 8, I get the following error message: 'Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This ...