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

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How to install mongodb on linux?

I'm a nuby on linux (never used it before), and I want to install mongodb on an EC2 linux instance. I still haven't found a good article which guide how to install mongodb on an EC2 linux instance, ...
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Compatible version of ubuntu 64 bit with intel processor

I want to know which version of ubuntu is compatible with my machine. My PC configuration is: Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo RAM : 3 GB System Type : 64-bit I have currently installed windows 7 on my ...
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Installing Linux on machine with no optical drive and no USB boot

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro where I took out the optical drive and replaced it with a second hard drive, but I'm looking to dual boot Slackware. These machines can't boot from USB sticks for whatever ...
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Is it necessary to test the checksum when downloading a Linux installation DVD?

I trying to install Fedora 15 on my system. I downloaded the DVD from the official Fedora download link. For downloading the ISO, I used Orbit downloader, but I did not test the checksum. I burned ...
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How to install java on a windows machine without having admin right?

I am currenlty working in a controlled enviroment where I dont have access to admin rights. Now, I am looking for some way to install Java on this vary machine. I have got a java installer. Is there ...
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Java Install Error 1723

I was working on a program in Eclipse. I went to run it, and ran into some 'unknown source' errors, so I tried to reinstall my java and ran into some annoying errors. First thing I ran into was an ...
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Product Key letters are always typed as capital during the Windows installation [closed]

When I install Windows XP Professional on my machine, while entering the product key, letters are always typed CAPITAL. It doesn't change by toggling the Caps Lock key. How do I solve it?
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Installing windows 7 - no Disk Space

So I tried installing/upgrading my HP Compaq (fully sufficient specs) running Vista Home Edition to Windows 7. I continuously get the error for upgrade that No disk space is available and if I try a ...
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Unable to get Mathjax extension to work in Mediawiki

I am trying to install Mathjax on a mediawiki installation. From the official page for the extension, I followed all the steps. Downloaded the latest zip distribution, uploaded and extracted it to ...
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Can I reinstall OS X on a MacBook from the setup disk that came with another MacBook?

I have bought a new MacBook Pro and now I want to sell the old one. Before I sell the old machine, I want to wipe it and reinstall OS X. I don't have disks from the old machine - but I do have the ...
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Installing Linux distro on an unconnected machine, without any removable storage drives

This is a bit of an exercise in doing something for the sake of doing it, so I'm willing to accept that it might not be possible. I've been given a 1996-vintage laptop, with a big enough HDD for a ...
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How can I install Ubuntu 11.04 via VNC on my new PC (with no keyboard or mouse)

I have downloaded the latest Ubuntu.iso and extracted it to /tmp/ubuntu/ on my laptop. In the folder isolinux there is an isolinux.cfg file. I am trying to prepare a USB stick by modifying those ...
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Install Windows 7 on Mac mini with CD mounted on Windows Vista

I plan on buying a Mac mini of the new generation without an external DVD drive if possible. I do have a few PCs running Windows Vista or different Linux distributions but no Mac. I know that it is ...
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conkeror install fails on OS x lion

I installed Conkeror by following directions from the Conkeror wiki at http://conkeror.org/InstallationOSX I am using xulrunner 6.0, which is installed in /Library/Frameworks/XUL.framework/ After ...
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How to make a USB bootable stick for installing Fedora or Centos using VNC?

I have a PC with no option for a keyboard. I have to install the operating systems without a keyboard or mouse. I have to make a bootable USB stick which can allow me to connect to the PC from my ...
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New laptop with just DOS in it

I will be recieving a new laptop with just DOS in it and I have to install the OS myself, so iw as wondering is installing a new OS in this laptop is same as formatting any old laptop/pc? Edit: just ...
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Install WHS 2011 64 bit on 3TB RAID 1 failing

I am attempting to install WHS 2011 64bit on a new computer with two Hitachi 3TB drives in a RAID 1 configuration. So far my attempts have been "Unattended" installs, but each time I get back to the ...
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Why does Puppet keep installing a package even if it is already installed?

I use the package install attribute to ensure that given package X is installed. However, even though the package is installed, puppet tries to install it over again and of course exits with an ...
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How Can I Add Unix Commands? [closed]

I am connected to my host via ssh and I keep getting the error that a command is not found. So, I checked out the /bin directory and sure enough, the command I need is not there. How can I add it ...
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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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How can I install drivers before Windows boots?

If there's a bad hardware driver that is causing Windows to crash during startup, how can you update the driver? Do I need to make a boot disk? I have the driver installation disc that came with it ...
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How to install linux to some physical computers efficiently

I want to build a distributed computational environments. I'm going to use Ubuntu Server as OS. How to install Ubuntu Server to some(15) physical computers efficiently. The most better technique is ...
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How to install an OS on a laptop with its DVD drive not working?

I have a very old Acer Laptop and it's not reading CDs anymore. Therefore, I am not able to boot from CD. I bought an external DVD writer, but there is no option in the BIOS to boot from it. Is ...
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Chrome installer error 102

Whenever I try to install Chrome, I get installer error 102. (It downloads successfully, though.) I'm using this installer from here. An earlier version of Chrome installed and updated OK a long, ...
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Is it possible to create an isolated environment to install 3rd party application into?

I am looking for a utility / method to install 3rd part applications, such has embedded compilers, into its own isolated environment, including registry. On Mac OS X I use homebrew to achieve this. ...
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It is possible to change windows7 64bit to 32 bit without re-install windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 and Vista Activation FAQ: how do language, version, 64-bit or 32-bit, and source affect ability to install and transfer Windows licenses? It is possible to ...
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What could be bottlenecking me?

I have a rather old motherboard/processor and I'm trying to install a nice lightweight linux on it. However, I can never get through the installer because it's so slow. It took me over 400 seconds to ...
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Install python pywin32 in WINE?

I'm trying to install python under WINE in order to run and communicate with a windows application that uses COM. I've tried the following but neither seems to work: [root@localhost ForCentOS]# wine ...
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Why can I still run Vim in the Terminal if I removed it?

I'm on Ubuntu 11.04. I removed Vim (7.3) using Software Center, so why can I still it? If I type vim in the Terminal, then Vim starts running. The executables in /usr/local/bin weren't deleted.
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MySQL Workbench 5.2 doesn't start on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

I just installed MySQL Workbench 5.2 and everything went well. But I can't manage to start it. It shows no error message, and no splash screen. I've tried to troubleshoot compatibility, but with no ...
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Missing device drivers cause Windows 7 64bit AHCI install fail

When trying to install Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1, after the language select and click "Install", I get the missing drivers message. I don't have the exact wording, but it's along the lines of: ...
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freebsd post-installation issues

I've installed freeBSD 8.2 and now trying to get GUI working. I did install KDE and related packages from sysinstall. On bootup, at shell prompt, when I do X or Xorg, screen goes blank and I cannot ...
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libssh2.so.1cannot open shared object file?

I am trying to run medusa program when I have run it with command medusa -d I got + cvs.mod : Couldn't load "/usr/local/lib/medusa/modules/cvs.mod" [libssh2.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No ...
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Howto Install x264 10bit and 8bit in same Linux machine?

Is that possible to install both version in same machine? I want try the 10bit x264 but It's only possible when I remove/replace the 8bit x264 version. I don't know how to install both in same ...
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What is an efficient, cost-effective tool to automate installing Windows 7 and software?

One of my job responsibilities is now maintaining laptops for sales people (they demo software). It would take me up to 2 days to perform a full installation manually, so I would like to delegate much ...
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How can I restore a MacBook Pro to factory settings without the original disc?

How can I restore a MacBook Pro to factory settings if the original disc is lost?
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Downloading font failed during Winetricks installation of Steam

I was using Winetricks to install the Valve Steam client on my Ubuntu machine. However, the download failed for a font. I don't see a way to tell it to start over – what do I do now?
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My Sony Vaio laptop crashed during restoring it to its factory settings

Early this summer my computer caught a virus. My virus protection ran out a few weeks before so I was trying to get rid of it but it kept giving me pop up windows everywhere. I caved in and decided to ...
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Does Ubuntu enabled 'ANSI-C compiler' and 'build system' by default?

I'm going to install PHP and Apache, and instructions say: "You need a respectable ANSI-C compiler and build system,two items that are available through all of the major distributions' package ...
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What do I need to know before I *try* to install a Debian package on Fedora?

I found this color picker package, gpick, reviewed in a random blog. It uses GTK+ so I think I can use it on Fedora. Unfortunately there is not yum package in the normal repositories. There is an ...
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No free disk space while installing Fedora 15

I am on a Windows 7 system trying to install Fedora 15 Linux. I am using Fedora 15 live image which I burned onto a DVD and booted. According to instructions I've found in a tutorial I go into the ...
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Windows 7 wont let me install a MSI

Windows 7 wont let me install new software as it says another install is in progress. There is no known install running and msiexec.exe is not running. Any ideas? Update: after some poking around ...
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Getting Java 7 to run on Ubuntu 11.04 [closed]

I don't know if it makes a difference, but I downloaded the SDK from the official oracle site and I picked the linux x86 compressed binaries (second item on the list). I'm on Windows 7 with an i7, ...
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How can I resolve a non-genuine version of Windows XP without a complete reinstall?

My situation I have a legal Windows XP Installation disk I don't want to reinstall I am trying to do the right thing by letting an acquaintance use a legitimate version of Windows XP instead of ...
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How to install Windows 7 without a DVD drive?

I want to install Windows 7 on a computer, currently running Windows XP, that doesn't have a DVD drive. I know that I can do that from USB, but I only have 1 GB flash drives. I found a question here ...
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Fedora installation failed due to corrupt downloading — what can I do?

I have downloaded Fedora 15 & burned the image file to a DVD, but during installation it failed and informed me that vlgothik font package installation failed. It may be due to corrupt ...
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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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How can I install AVG Anti Virus on a computer without internet connection?

I downloaded AVG Anti Virus on one computer and tried to copy it to a stand alone computer but it says that I need to connect to the internet. Is there a way to bypass the proxy and the need of ...
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If you uninstall the primary Windows hard drive drivers, are these reinstalled during next boot?

I'm having a problem with some partitions in Windows, and I read that reinstalling the drivers may solve the problem, but this is the disk where Windows is installed. If I uninstall the drivers ...
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general technique in Windows to install software once and replicate the configuration?

I would like, in general, to be able to install software on windows into a directory or directories, zip up the files that have been created, and create a script that sets the registry appropriately. ...