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

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Where is a typical Linux program installed

I mean not just the binary, but its libraries, config files and data (strictly speaking all files). Also when I download a package where is it best to extract it. If I move these files will the app be ...
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Legality of using a burned CD with a legal CD-Key? [closed]

I have a friend that keeps a collection of burned Windows CD's; 2000, XP, Vista which he uses to repair peoples computers with. Now he justifies this by saying he uses the CD-Key on their OEM sticker ...
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What's a good way to install “build essentials” (all common useful commands) on a blank EC2 Linux server?

I want to get some "build essentials" (like gcc, make, etc.) on an empty micro Linux box. Seems inefficient to spend my time trying to try installing one thing, then realize I need gcc, then realize ...
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Notepad++ Installation Error

When installing Notepad++ on Windows 7 64-bit, I receive this error: Error opening file for writing: C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\langs.model.xml Click Abort to stop the installation, Retry to ...
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How to install VIM on Linux when I don't have root permissions?

I've got some troubles when I try to install Vim on Linux while I don't have a root account. The error information is shown below: How can I solve this? Can I install it in another directory other ...
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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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Bare-minimum hard drive space to install Windows XP SP3 Professional?

Just enough for my drivers and my windows XP setup will be more than enough ... I will work from another partition and the system partition will be frozen ... 2Gb seem right but was using 5-10 Gb ...
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GitHub for Windows Install Error

I'm trying to install the GitHub for Windows that I downloaded from the GitHub site. However, I get the following error message: Application cannot be started. Contact the application vendor. ...
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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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File is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running

I have a really old installer (legacy app) that we are trying to get running on a Windows 7 64 bit os. Previously it has only been installed on Windows XP 32 bit. I get the following error when I ...
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How do I install the latest version of packages in Ubuntu?

For example I want to install the latest version of "numpy". I type the following: "sudo apt-get install python-numpy". When I type this the first time it installs something and if I type this the ...
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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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How to install multiple Microsoft applications without conflicts

                  For all the IT students, self-teachers, and new professionals Situation: The days of ...
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Looking for an program installer monitor or recorder [closed]

Is there an application out there that can record what file and registry changes are made when you install a program?
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installing packages without sudo access

Is there an easy way to install packages with a large dependency tree, provided that you don't have superuser access? For instance, say I wanted to install firefox. Firefox has a ton of dependencies, ...
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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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How can I install USB Prober from the Developer SDK on Mac OS X?

I've tried to do some research to figure this out, and per this Technical Q&A: USB Prober is installed as part of the Developer SDK installation. If the Developer SDK has been installed, then ...
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What happens during a Windows 7 Install?

During a chat discussion the topic of what happens at certain key points during the Windows 7 installation came up. Knowing what exactly happens at these points would be great in determining any ...
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How can I duplicate my Linux environment if I am migrating to different hardware?

I currently have packages, modules, settings, etc. for Eclipse, MySQL, Python, Firefox, etc. set up on Kubuntu. I have also optimally configured Kubuntu for my needs. I would like to duplicate my ...
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Rule “Restart computer” failed when installing SQL Server 2008

When trying to install SQL Server 2008 Developer and Enterprise editions on a Windows 7 box I've got this message: Rule "Restart computer" failed. A computer restart is required. You must ...
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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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Should AHCI be enabled for an SSD?

I have ordered a OCZ SSD and it will be the first that I have installed. In prepping for it's arrival and install, I reviewed MSI web site to be sure I do as much right the first time as possible. On ...
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CPU installation

I'm in the midst of building a computer (this is my first time). When I first put the heatsink on the CPU, I was a little off center. Some of the thermal compound came off, so when I re-centered ...
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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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For a PC with 1GB RAM, should I install 32 Bit or 64 Bit Windows 7?

I would like to install Windows 7 Ultimate on a PC with 1GB of RAM. What's better for me? The 32 or 64-bit version?
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How do I install a .deb file in Ubuntu

How do I install a .deb file in Ubuntu
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Installing Mercurial 1.5.4 on Ubuntu 10.04

I've downloaded the source and tried to install via the README instructions: sudo make install but I get the following errors: python setup.py build running build running build_mo warning: ...
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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 install office 2010 under Wine in Linux Ubuntu?

How do I install office 2010 under Wine in Ubuntu Linux? What is the difference between the installation of office 2007 and office 2010 ?
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What folder are installation logs in?

If an installer stores a log of the installation process, where would I find that log? If there is an installer that does not log the installation process, how can I make it do so?
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How do I install MS-DOS 6.22 upgrade in a virtual machine without bootable DOS 6.0 installation media?

I am trying to create an MS-DOS 6.22 virtual machine in VMware. I have MS-DOS 6.0 and the 6.22 upgrade from the MSDN subscriber downloads. In order to install the 6.22 upgrade, I have to install 6.0 ...
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How do I set up a LAMP server from scratch using CentOS 6.7?

How do you set up a LAMP server completely from scratch on an unused desktop PC? The Linux distro should be CentOS 6.7.
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Can't create partition or locate existing one when installing windows 8.1

I'm trying to install windows 8.1 and I'm getting this error message after I choose the hard drive to install the windows in we couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one just to be ...
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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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Installing Windows on an SD Card

Assuming you have a built-in slot, is it feasible to install Windows 7 (Vista, or XP for that matter) onto a 32gig SD card? By install, I mean house your windows folder and any OS required folders and ...
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How can I identify files installed by an installer on Windows?

How do I identify the files installed by a specific installer on windows?
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How do I remove an old version of WinPcap?

When installing WinPcap 4.1.2 on Windows 7 I receive the following message "A previous version of WinPcap has been detected on this system and cannot be removed because in use by another ...
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Installing a library locally in home directory, but program doesn't recognize it

I am installing a program on a server as a non-root user. Specifically it is tmux 1.5, but this should apply broadly to all locally installed program in my opinion (I mention the program name in case ...
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Windows 7 Install command prompt can't access the C drive

I'm trying to create a new Windows 7 Professional VHD which I can dual boot to, following Scott Hanselman's guide to creating a bootable VHD. When I get to the command prompt in the Windows 7 ...
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How can I install iTunes in such a way that it can't put any “hooks” or helper programs on my computer?

I'm buying a new iPad, which means I must once again install iTunes. I've not used iTunes in more than 6 months, since I bought a new computer. I don't like iTunes, but I can live with using it to ...
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Must I reboot after installing software when I know I need to install a 2nd package that requires reboot?

Say I install software package A which says I must reboot to finish the install. I also need to install package B which will also require a reboot. Is it advisable to reboot after installing A and ...
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Where should I store source downloads for installation?

I used to download everything to /tmp, because after make; sudo make install I usually don't need those files anymore. But now I realized the only way to uninstall programs installed from source, is ...
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How to add a 2.5" drive to a desktop computer case?

I'm changing my computer case to the Fractal Design Define R3. It looks like a nice case, and it seems to have great reviews. I've got a 2.5" SSD drive that's kind of wedged in above my CD drive at ...
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Installing AucTeX 1.86 over Emacs.app in OS X

I am trying to install AucTeX 1.86 over an Emacs binary (version 24.0.50) from emacsformacosx.com. On first attempt ./configure outputs: configure: error: Cannot find the texmf directory! ...
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How to install chrome when behind a proxy?

Here at college, I am behind a proxy. To install chrome, I download ChromeSetup.exe file and run it. Now it needs to connect to the internet in order to download the actual software. But I am behind ...
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How do I install Wget for Windows?

I downloaded Wget from here, and got a file named wget-latest.tar.gz, dated 22-Sep-2009. I saved it into one of the folders on my D: drive and unzipped it. I read through the READ ME file, but didn't ...
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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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Is there a way to convert a non-Chocolatey installed program into a Chocolatey installed one?

I have a few programs that have been installed using non-Chocolatey methods (.msi packages, setup.exe, etc.). I have recently started using Chocolatey and would like to use it to update these ...
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Install linux to USB flash drive - “normal” not “live”

Is it possible to install linux to USB flash drive so that I can install further software in it? I mean use my harddrive as /home I know ho to create a live-usb, but it leaves me with read-only ...
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Install Windows XP to USB Hard Drive and Run from It

I wanted to know if there was a way (that worked!) to both Install and Run Windows XP Pro from a USB 2.0 connected Hard Drive. My system does allow to boot from external usb hard drive, but when I ...