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

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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Moving the Windows 7 hard disk from one machine to another

My laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate (non OEM) died on me today and it has tonnes of stuff on it - my projects, Visual Studio and office installations, etc. etc. I am getting a new laptop from ...
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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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How to install new packages on Cygwin?

I installed the latest version of Cygwin with a number of packages. I soon realised that I need more packages (such as wget, etc) and I couldn't find a way to install the new packages without running ...
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How to add drivers to Windows 7 installation DVD?

How I can bundle newer or missing drivers to Windows 7 DVD?
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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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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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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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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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Installing Windows XP : popular customizations

What process do you go through when reinstalling Windows XP on a personal system? This includes setting UI options, registry changes, "must-have" applications, desktop customization, security ...
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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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Windows 7 setup hangs after “Starting Windows…”-screen

I'm having some trouble installing Windows 7. I need to install the OS from boot in order to split my C: into two different partitions, as this is not allowed when installing from inside Vista. When ...
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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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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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Mac OS X - installing software via DMG vs. *nix command line style

New Mac owner here, but long time Linux user. Can anyone describe to me the differences between installing a piece of software, such as Subversion, from a .dmg image as opposed to compiling and ...
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Ubuntu list of packages installed

I am moving to a new laptop with Ubuntu Lucid from an old laptop that has Ubuntu Karmic. I want to look at the list of all the packages and selectively install them all on the new laptop. What is ...
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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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How to install a UserScript in Internet Explorer 9? [duplicate]

Is there any way to install a UserScript or GreaseMonkey script in IE9? I know that Trixie used to be able to provide this capability but it doesn't seem to work in IE9 at all.
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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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How do I install a .deb file in Ubuntu

How do I install a .deb file in Ubuntu
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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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Reload OEM Windows XP

I have a computer that came with Windows XP Home (with the sticker on it that has the product key). I used it for some time with a (legally obtained) copy of Windows. Now I want to reload the ...
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Windows 7 install issues with 2x3TB in RAID1

Not sure what I've done wrong. Built one PC before successfully in a similar way but this one seems to be struggling. I have the following components: Mobo: ASUS P8Z68-V/Pro Gen 3 (updated to ...
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How to use non-free drivers during debian install

I'm trying to install debian stable using unetbootin. The install process fails with "network autoconfiguration failed", probably due to the ethernet driver not working. My Lenovo U350 has a Broadcom ...
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Prevent System Restore Point from being created during Install

Whenever I install using .MSI, the system freezes right after starting the Volume Shadow Copy Service/etc, and creating a System Restore Point. If possible, I'd rather not disable System Restore, as ...
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How do I create a Windows 7 USB installer with preinstalled software?

I was wondering if it was possible to make a bootlable image of a Windows 7 Pro OEM Installation CD that I have and put it on an USB stick for faster/easier installation. I am asking because we have a ...
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Installing Ubuntu in Windows 7 virtual PC

I am trying to install Ubuntu Desktop (latest edition downloaded from their website) on my Windows 7 Virtual PC. The VM boots and I get to the install screen, however, when I press ENTER to begin the ...
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What is more effective for reviving performance - cleanup utilities or reinstalling the OS?

My 1.5 year old Toshiba Net Book running Windows 7 is slowing down. Will running clean-up utilities or re-installing Windows be more effective for reviving its performance?
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Device installation forbidden by system policy

I just bought a Logitech G500 mouse, but Windows 7 will not let me install it. I get this error: Installation prevented by policy When I try to update the driver through the device manager, I ...
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Is there a way to perform an install of osx from a flash drive?

I have a mac mini that currently has osx 10.3. I want to upgrade it ultimately to Leopard (10.5). My problem is that the mini only has a CD drive and 10.4/10.5 seem to only come on DVDs. Is there a ...
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How do I make a USB stick that will install both windows xp and linux?

I would like to have the option to install winxp or ubuntu from the same 4gb drive. Is there any easy way to do this? I looked around on google and I saw a textwall or two.