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Can't install Silverlight on Windows XP SP3 - any ideas how to?

I tried all to install the Silverlight: clean install, uninstalling the Silverlight with following registry clean-up by the CCleaner as well as all methods How to clean a corrupted Silverlight ...
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Why do msi installations use slower drives over faster ones in windows 7?

I have noticed that the slowest drive in my system is used most during an msi installation. I mainly notice this when running windows updates but it seems to be msi installs in general. The setup I ...
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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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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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Windows 7 Installation Fails at 7% Extraction on Dell

Alright, before I begin I want to clarify some points so no one wastes their time giving solutions that have already been addressed and haven't worked: I am aware that this is a common error ...
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NVIDIA graphics driver in Ubuntu 12.04

So my overall goal is that I want to be able to code with CUDA enabled applications. However, upon many days of searching, using installation walkthroughs, and reinstalling countless times after ...
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How to install (by hand, not setup) a Linux Kernel (3.xx) in a device and boot

I want to install only the Linux Kernel and install the bootstrap manually... like we did in good old DOS... Boot from a live linux, Install the devices hd*/sd*/etc., Initialize disk, make ...
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Installing Debian applications on Linux Mint

I'm trying to install an application (Google Chat) and it gives me the option for Debian/Ubuntu with a .deb extension. So since I have Mint, I generally just do everything as if were Ubuntu. So I ...
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Install ubuntu next to windows

I would like to dual boot my Windows 7 with Ubuntu Linux 12.04. I created a bootable usb with Ubuntu installed and it works fine. But now, I would like to install Windows and I have a little problem: ...
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What does it mean “not a valid LUKS device”?

During an upgrade from Fedora 15 to 17, I installed into an existing LUKS encrypted partition. I'm sure I borked the boot loader options, because the new system boots to GRUB. When I attempt to fix ...
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What does the output of this “source” command mean?

Unix newbie here, installing MYSQL. Per the directions from the server admin, I just added two lines to the end of my .cshrc file to create 2 new environment variables: setenv MYSQL_UNIX_PORT ...
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What's the quickest way to install Windows 7?

I am wondering what the quickest/fastest way to install Windows 7 would be? I've read that you can make a bootable USB with unetbootin, or load the ISO contents to a separate partition/hard-drive and ...
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OK to install Flight Simulator on removeable media?

I have a never used version of 'Flight Simulator X - Deluxe Edition' which I'd like to install on a laptop for my kids. Problem is the laptop doesn't have that much disk spare and FS requires a ...
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How do I install Windows on a virtual hard disk (VHD) from within a running Windows system?

If you just try to attach a VHD and then install Windows to a partition inside it, it will tell you that it's a "surfaced virtual disk" and that Windows cannot be installed to that partition. But ...
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What is causing a tiled screen during installation of 12.04 on Emachines EL1200-01e?

I'm getting a tiled screen while installing Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit (and now 64 bit) on my EMachines EL1200-01e. No idea what could be causing this. EMachines EL1200-01e Processor Type AMD Athlon 64 ...
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Soluto installation fails with “Check your internet connection or firewall settings”

A few days ago, I wanted to install Soluto. The installation failed with this error message: Check your internet connection or firewall settings! Because everything was fine with my connection, ...
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installing toolbox in matlab from one computer to another

I'm on a computer with multiple versions of matlab installed, not all versions share the same toolboxes. For some reason, I was able to "install" a new toolbox to one matlab version by copying the ...
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Install Git on a Media Temple (dv) 4.0 server

I'm trying to install Git on my Media Temple (dv) 4.0 server. I've followed these instructions. It seems to have "installed", as there are a boat-load of files in the /root/git-2012-06-06 directory. ...
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Windows 7 Upgrade from an OEM disc

I recently bought a new laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium and a Windows 7 Pro Upgrade key. It also comes with a cavalcade of bloatware. I would like to start with a fresh install of Windows. I ...
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Are these OS X permission settings a disaster waiting to happen?

After installing Lion, I started having permission problems for something so simple as tossing files in the trash. So, perhaps stupidly, I did a "Get Info" on the hard drive and changed the ...
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Installing Oracle 11gR2 on RHEL 6.2

I'm having some difficulty installing Oracle 11gR2 on RHEL 6.2. I have compiled a giant list of every single step I have taken so far. I installed RHEL 6.2 on VMware. It did its easy install ...
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Install Windows 8 on other partition from Windows 7

Is it possible to install Windows 8 on an other partition from Windows 7 (so I mean not from the boot menu but from within Windows itself)? Thanks!
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Installing Numpy locally

I posted this question originally on StackOverflow, but a user suggested I moved it here so here I go! I have an account in a remote computer without root permissions and I needed to install a local ...
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How to remove partial installation of windows xp?

I have a computer with 2 installations of Windows XP. One is fully installed and in use, but the other one is only partially installed. How can I remove the partial installation of Windows XP, ...
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UNetbootin installation of Ubuntu Server fails and restarts computer

I tried to install Ubuntu Server from a flash drive using UNetbootin, because my optical disc drive is broken. When I created the bootable drive using UNetbootin, there was no problem. When I tried ...
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How to install GNOME desktop from DVD on CentOS 6 using the command line?

I have installed CentOS 6 in Virtualbox. Although I have chosen to install General Purpose GNOME Desktop, the GNOME desktop does not start. All I get is a black and white text prompt. I would like to ...
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are there similar sites/services like ninite.com [closed]

I'm a programmer but keep the pc's of my relatives healthy, so i often have to install utilities on pc's. I'm looking for a free service/utility which let me bundle these install's in one download and ...
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Just added new graphics card, now no video output at all

So I just got a new graphics card, Palit Nvidia GT630 to be exact. Just put it into my computer. Booted it up. No graphics, doesn't even flash up BIOS. So I put my old graphics card back in, doesn't ...
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"disk does not contain a Windows XP-compatible partition” during installation?

The machine I have has one SATA HDD with four partitions. I keep getting the error: disk does not contain a Windows XP-compatible partition whatever I do. I have plenty of free space, and just ...
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Problems installing GIT on Ubuntu (Jaunty) via apt-get

I am trying to install git using sudo apt-get install git-core But it fails with this error message: Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated! ...
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How can I install python-dev without sudo?

I am trying to install python package (scikits.learn) on my user directory (on a ubuntu server for which I don't have sudo permission) but I am getting error: Python.h: No such file or directory It ...
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Continuing installing Android packages after pausing Android SDK Manager

This is my first time doing Android Applications development. My PC is running windows 7 platform. I installed the Android SDK by running the installer_r18-windows.exe from the ...
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Replacing older netgear router with new netgear router

Dell desktop running windows 7. Using older netgear router, want to remove that router and install new netgear router. Any special instructions?
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How can I see what an executable file is writing to disk and to the registry? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Looking for an program installer monitor or recorder What software can be used in order to "record" all the files written to the disk and registry entries beeing ...
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Why is my ASUS P5SQL PRO not detecting my OCZ Vertex II 60 gb SSD?

Why is my ASUS P5SQL PRO not detecting my OCZ Vertex II SSD? I've unplugged all drives. I've systematically moved the SSD to SATA headers 1-6. I've also set the BIOS to use AHCI mode instead of IDE. ...
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When I restart or turn off the computer all new installed programs disappear. Why?

When I restart or turn off the computer all new installed programs disappear as I never installed them before. What should I change in my settings, and where, so that the computer saves the programs? ...
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Why is windows 7 taking up so much hard drive space?

I have just built a computer with a 60GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. After installing windows 7 home premium, the drivers, chrome, and running windows update a few times it now only has 11GB left on the SSD. ...
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After hard drive died, DVD drive isn't recognized anymore [closed]

My computer was running Vista until my hard drive crashed, so I bought a new 2TB internal SATA HDD. And now my DVD drive isn't being recongized by my BIOS, but my new 2TB HDD is. I think it has to do ...
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'usr/bin/python' and 'python' run different versions

On my OS X typing /usr/bin/python in to terminal runs Python 2.6.1, but typing python runs Python 2.7.2. I'd like the former to run 2.7.2 as well - how do I do this?
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Initial partition layout on the brand new laptop Dell Inspiron n1510

I have a brand new laptop and want to instal Windows 7 + Ubuntu 12.04. When I started to install Windows, I have discovered 2 partitions on my HDD as you can see on the picture below: /dev/sda1 ...
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Reinstall USB to Port? (Windows 7)

So I pulled out my USB mouse stick before it finished installed and now anytime I put it into that port it tells me that it cannot recognize the USB. If I use a different port then everything goes ...
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How to reinstall Windows 7 using in-place upgrade when the system is unbootable?

I've experienced some freaky data loss in Windows 7 & tried to recover the files. (More on that in the original question.) The work data is safe but I also decided to copy everything missing back ...
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ViennaCL installation error

I am attempting to install ViennaCL-1.2.1 in scientific linux for future GPU computing. When I attempt to call make, i get a variety of errors, with most along the lines "undefined reference to ...
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How to run Linux Live CD from a portable hard drive

I have Windows 7 installed on my laptop and I want to run PCLinuxOS from an external hard drive. I don't want to install it on the external hard drive but want to run it's installation from there so ...
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Want to install new DDR1 RAM. Will this work?

CPU-Z reads Currently Installed Memory as: DDR 512 MB PC3200 (200 MHZ) DRAM Frequency : 133.4 MHZ FSB : DRAM : 1:1 Mainboard supports upto 2 memory sticks each of 1 GB. I recently bought DDR1 512MB ...
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What do I need to do to install Windows onto my new SSD?

I am in the process of building a new computer, and while I'm still waiting on the important parts of the computer, like the CPU and the Motherboard, my 120 GB Solid State drive has arrived, and I ...
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Can't install any OS after replacing hard drive

I recently upgraded my computer's HDD from 320 GB to 500 GB. It's a Toshiba L650. I tried to install Windows 7 on it but due to some file error I wasn't able to install it successfully. While ...
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All components are x64 compatible, but Win 7 Install says no

I have an ASUS M4A785-M motherboard with an AMD Athlon II X3 425 2.7GHz processor. Manufacturer websites say these are both x64 compatible. However, in my BIOS, I cannot find anything that would ...
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“This program might not have installed correctly” in Windows 7

When I try to install any software or execute any .exe file in windows 7 computer, it gives me a notification message saying that “This Program might not have installed correctly“. Why ? that's ...
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how to prepare a harddisk for another computer

My old laptop died lately and I want to have it fixed by a repair-shop. Now first I want to clean the hard disk (via an external 2,5 inch casing). I managed to connect the drive via USB in order to ...