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

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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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Can't change keyboard language layout?

When I installed Windows XP, I didn't install support for my native language: Croatian. I used a friends CD created with nLite and the languages where removed. How can I install the correct keyboard ...
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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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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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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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How do I determine if an unbootable copy of Windows is a 64-bit or 32-bit installation?

I need to reinstall Windows on a laptop. I have the product key (its on the laptop), and I know it is Windows 7 Home Premium. I need a way to determine if 64-bit or 32-bit Windows is installed, so ...
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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 Chromium OS, but not from a USB

How can I install Chromium OS on my PC? I do not mean in a virtual machine, but actually a dual boot. I know you can boot from a USB, but that is not what I'm looking for. I really want to install ...
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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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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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Missing MSVCR100.DLL

While trying to install Camstudio 2.7 (Build r316), I got the following error message: "The program can't start because MSVCR100.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to ...
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How do I clean install Windows 8 without an Installation Disk?

Recently I bought a Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition, which had Windows 8 pre-installed requiring me just to select the settings to use, such as language and time-zone, etc. The only disk that I ...
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how can I get scitools to work with Python 3.3.2 in Windows?

I just installed Python 3.3.2 on my Windows XP machine. I have been practicing Python using both Idle and PyScripter. I installed several packages to go with it, among them SciTools. The ...
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Is it possible to migrate programs from 32 bit Windows to a new 64 bit Windows machine (both Windows 7)?

I've got a Windows 7 Pro 32 bit PC. Getting a new Windows 7 Home 64 bit. Is there anything I can use to transfer my programs (the ones that don't come in a 64 bit flavor) to the new PC? There is a ...
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Why doesn't the .net framework 3.5 install on my PC? [duplicate]

My PC is a DELL 380 - x86 with Windows 7 operating system I am having a problem with installing SQL Server 2008 prompting an error message that the .net framework 3.5 is not installed. I tried to ...
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yum install error

I can't run a yum command on my server without getting this: CRITICAL:yum.cli:Config Error: Error accessing file for config file:///etc/yum.conf This is what my yum.conf looks like: # This is the ...
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Skype MSI installation fails

I'm trying to install skype_6.0.0.120.msi to my Windows xp (32 bit) laptop. But if I double click the setup, it shows the message like This installation package could not be opened. Contact the ...
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How to install Windows 8 as a dual boot with Linux Mint pre installed?

I have Linux Mint installed on my system. Now I want to install Windows 8 OS on another drive which is empty, so how can I achieve that. Does installing Windows over Linux affect GRUB loader? PS: ...
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How do I download OS X Lion on my PC?

I want to upgrade my Snow Leopard machine (which is somewhere else) to Lion OS X. In the Apple app store, the Lion OS X download isn't available on my Windows PC (it only shows iPad/iPod software). ...
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Getting wireless to work on Arch Linux

I've just installed Arch Linux. It's core, x86-64. My wireless card is: 06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01) During installation I took ...
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Installing Windows on one drive but Program Files on another [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change the default program installation directory in Windows 7? I'm toying with the idea of getting a SSD to replace my main drive. However, due to the ...
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can I use a laptop DVD-ROM drive in a bare bones system the make of the system Shuttle XS35

I have a Shuttle XS35 which i want to use to build a system, I have a dvd drive, memory, and hard drive with Windows Vista that i have from a Dell Inspiron 1437, which i want to use - can i use these ...
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Windows 7 installation - CD\DVD driver issue on laptop

I'm installing Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit from an MSDN download onto a new Dell Studio 1558 laptop. Right after clicking "Install Now" I get the following message in a window titled Load Driver: A ...
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XP to Windows 7 upgrade, WITHOUT reinstalling stuff

I have a bit of an emergency on my hands. Uncle needs his PC upgraded to Windows 7, however I'm not too keen on reinstalling all his programs. I can't remember if I did a clean install on my PC, but I ...
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XP installation after Vista

I installed XP on my laptop after having already installed Vista and I can't boot from Vista any more. How to solve this problem?
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Using a Dell reinstallation disk for Windows Vista on a Sony laptop

Is it posible to use a re-installation disc provided by Dell to do a clean install of Windows Vista on a laptop from Sony?
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Windows 8.1: Windows cannot be installed to this disk

I am installing windows 8.1 for the ASUS laptop. I have two drive in the laptop namely: Drive 1 : 40 GB Drive 2 : 450 GB At the time of installation I have formated Drive 1 which I was suppose to ...
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How to remotely reinstall Raspbian on a Raspberry Pi

I have a Raspberry Pi and I need to get the image reinstalled but it's a 4 hour drive away to it. I can SSH into the Raspberry Pi just fine, but I need to find a way to remotely reinstall the OS on ...
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Windows boot mgr is missing

My Hard drive NTFS changed to file system RAW. It can not be opened. So I formatted it. After few seconds the computer restarted. An error occurred that "boot mgr is missing". I reinstalled Windows 7 ...
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cannot finish kali linux install without cd or usb but i dont use either

I installed Kali Linux 1.0.7 ISO to my Windows 8.1 32-bit pc. I cant finish my installation because it keeps asking me for my cd even though I do not use a cd or usb stick. What do I do?
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Is it possible to install Windows Vista over Windows Vista?

Windows Vista Ultimate is currently installed on the computer. It's a genuine full license version that came in a retail box. I installed it from the DVD disc. Now, can I use the same DVD disc to ...
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Where to download the official Office 2013 to use with a PKC?

We bought a Dell computer with Windows 7 pro + Office 2013 home & business. The disk has failed the day we installed it (hardware failure). The disk is now replaced, but the Dell technician ...
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How to reinstall HP BIOS

I am dual booting my PC with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. Both are working. I have no problem. Today I started seeing this error: The HP Bios application selected is corrupt or missing. Please ...
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Installing Windows 7 Without Formatting Another Disk Partition?

My computer has two hard disk partitions, that is C: and D:, C: partition is about 30 GB and D: partition is about 50GB. In D: There are lot of my important data and I can't lose them, so I cannot ...
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Backup an installed software [closed]

I have some important installed software applications, and I want to backup such applications only (not all disk). Is there any software that can backup those applications (including registry?)
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NVIDIA GeForce 7300LE graphics card not showing up in Device Manager

I just got a non-working Vista box from a friend, so I re-imaged the HD with a new version of Vista and the first time I booted it a 'Found New Hardware' dialog box came up with a prompt to install ...
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Upgrading from 32 bit Windows7 to 64 bit WIn7 so as to match with 64 bit CPU [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows Vista 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit upgrade? I erroneously installed windows 7 32 bit on a 64bit CPU. Is there any easy way to upgrade to 64 bit OS ?
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Clean (re)install of Windows 7

I already have Windows 7 installed, but over time "stuff" has collected on my computer, causing various annoyances. I'd like to do a clean install of Windows 7. Here's my plan: Copy any important ...
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How do I troubleshoot the sound card?

My system was running fine, but I occasionally noticed that the sound output is "glitchy" and I decided to add a sound card. A friend gave me his old sound card from a system he is throwing away. I ...
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How do I replace or repair a broken OS X install disc?

First things first: I don't appreciate software piracy and I really want to spend money on software that I use and that I work and make money with. I don't want this question closed just because I ...
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Windows 7 64-bit can't find DVD drivers

When I start installing Windows 7 64-bit enterprise edition, after it asks for language and keyboard layout - it throws: Can't find DVD drivers What should I do in order to install it?
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Problems installing iPhone final 3.2 SDK on Mac OS X

I downloaded the latest iPhone SDK (xcode_3.2.2.2_and_iPhone_SDK_3.2_final.dmg) from Apple and uninstalled the old SDK before the install. I double-clicked the .dmg file and got the following ...
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How to install Debian from a USB drive?

I've got a shining new x64 laptop running Windows 7 and I want to dual boot Debian stable. I've installed Ubuntu on loads of laptops in the past using a USB drive, but I can't find decent ...
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OSX: cant create a partition because drive is locked

Problem: I have a USB key with Mountain Lion on it and I want to install it on my macbook pro. I deleted the existing partition on the laptop and wanted to created a new one were to install the OS ...
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How do I create an unattended installer for various applications in Windows?

I have had to reinstall my operating system today and there a ton of programs that I need to install, not to mention quite a few configurations to make after installing them! I heard some people are ...
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How do I install a font from the Windows command prompt?

Is it possible to install fonts from the command prompt on Windows? If yes, what is the command? I tried copy [fontname].ttf C:\Windows\Fonts\ and it said copying was complete, but I could neither ...
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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 ...