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

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How to install Ecofont on various operating systems?

For example, on Ubuntu 10.04/11.04 Debian 6 Windows XP/7 How can I install Ecofont on these operating systems?
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The installation package could not be opened

I get the following error message on a Windows 7 64-bit computer whenever I try to install anything using Windows Installer (.msi): This installation package could not be opened. Contact the ...
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How can I add a cmd line parameter to a .exe file?

I have finished a simple userform Excel application, and I'm going to now zip the Excel sheet to be an executable file (.exe). I wish to add a cmd line when making the .exe to make the zipped .xls ...
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How to modify InstallShield script(s) to install Win XP 32-bit app on Win 7 64-bit

I have a relatively large (~ 17 components) application that has been running on Win XP 32-bit. I need to modify the InstallShield install script(s) to allow it to be installed on Win 7 32-bit and/or ...
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Install Vim in Cygwin

I have installed Cygwin on my Windows machine and I have also selected some additional packages as part of my installation (like GCC etc). Now I want to add Vim also to my existing Cygwin setup. What ...
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Trouble powering on PC with new memory

I just bought 8GB RAM for my PC and it works fine, except that sometimes the video card won't boot up when I turn my PC on, or I get a CPU temperature warning. I also don't get the bleep after BIOS. ...
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Why insist on rolling out an MSI package?

I have created a program in Autohotkey, which creates a few shortcut keys that a whole company with 400 people wants to have installed permanently. The way I imagine the program to work is that a ...
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How do I install CVS on Ubuntu manually from a rpm file?

I have downloaded cvs-1.11.18-cvshome.org.FC1.1.i386.rpm from CVS homepage and I want to install CVS manually on Ubuntu, since I don't have an internet connection. How do I install it?
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Multi-disk install messup

Got a machine with a "clean install" that wasn't so clean due to an install-time oversight. It now shows two different Windows system folders. Having invested hours updating before realizing this hard ...
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Windows 7 installation: drive selection doesn't show drive letter

I am eager to get this answer i.e. in Windows 7 when we format the computer there is a problem that when we have to select drive for formatting, it doesn't show drive letter. *I need a solution ...
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install linux on headless computer - ideas, on what to do when you don't have external monitor

I need ideas. I have a headless linux box, I messed with it allot, and now it doesn't come online anymore / can't access SSH or VNC. I've no ext monitor, so it will be hard to get something up ...
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Keyboard failure at Windows 7 start

After installing some programs on a new hard disk I shut the computer down. On the next boot, the keyboard and mouse were disabled, this was from the very moment Windows 7 started.
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Visual Studio 2010 Professional - repair installation, will it lose updates?

This is a specific example of a general question that often puzzles me on Windows. I am having problems with Visual Studio 2010, so I need to try to repair it. There are two items in the Programs ...
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What are the troubleshooting steps for a blank screen during a windows 8 install?

When I boot from USB it shows the progress bar loading files then sits at a blank screen. The steps I've followed so far are: Boot from the USB on another machine to verify I can get further. Try ...
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Installing Windows 7 on secondary drive

I just installed an SSD in my laptop, it is the second drive. I boot from the first one. Is there anyway I can install Windows 7 on the second drive while I it is also installed on the first? Or ...
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Is it possible to restore a Windows 7 installation from a Windows backup?

I bought an HP laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium preinstalled. It has a label with Windows serial number. However a Windows Installation DVD was not provided. I want to repartition the HDD to install ...
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Windows 7 can't find Hard Disk

I had Ubuntu 11 installed, and now I want to install Windows 7. I formatted one partition (with the help of Ubuntu's live CD) and I started the installation of Windows. I formatted the partition again ...
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How do I reinstall Windows 7 through my backup?

A few years ago I got Windows 7 off the official site through a special student discount. My HDD failed the other day and now I need to reinstall it. This is what my backup looks like: These are ...
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Cannot Install MySQL on Windows 7

I get the error: This installation package could not be opened when trying to install MySQL on Windows 7. Everything else installs fine. I have full administrative rights. Why does this ...
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How do I determine what's trying to be installed?

Every morning when I come into work, and log into my Windows XP Pro machine, I get a message box telling me simply, "Wise for Windows Installer". That's it. Nothing else. No clue as to whatever it is ...
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Installing DirextX 9 SDK in Windows 7

I'm following the following tutorials here: http://www.euclideanspace.com/software/games/setup/dx9vb/installation/index.htm On this page, I was supposed to download the DirextX 9.0 SDK. It has to ...
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compiling ffmbc on OS X with libvorbis

I've installed libvorbis, and that all seemed to go fine, and now I'm trying to install FFmbc with --enable-libvorbis but it fails with Error:libvorbis not found. In the config.log produced I get: ...
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What to do when Windows 7 appears to hang during the installation of updates?

The following message has been displayed on the screen for the last almost hour or so: I'm guessing something went wrong and it's stuck in some sort of infinite loop or it's waiting for some event ...
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How can I safely switch to other Anti Virus software?

So, say I've been wanting to install other Anti Virus software on my computer (or install a newer version of my current software). Since in between installing, the computer is probably vulnerable to ...
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Tracing activities during installations [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to track what setup.exe has installed Is there any way to capture what files are modified or copied during an installation/setup process? In many cases, I need to ...
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How do I reset the admin password in my BIOS?

I bought some Windows desktops at an auction, and now I'm trying to install Ubuntu and remove Windows. I've been able to do it on some of them but on others, when I try to change the boot sequence in ...
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Office 2010: Download features now, not on demand

Office 2010 (the trial version, home and student edition) tries to download features when I use them the first time (e.g. Hyphenation). Is there a way to tell it to download certain/all features now, ...
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How do I install a plugin for Audacity on OS X?

I'm trying to install one of these plugins. http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/nyquistplugins The there is only a .txt and a .ny file. The instructions ( ...
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Help Understanding Instructions for Setting Up Git on a Mac

I'm trying to install Git on a mac. I found these instructions: crainbandy But, I don't understand this bit. 1. Change directories to the mounted image bash$ cd /Volumes/Git\ 1.6.4.4\ Intel\ ...
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Why does the openSUSE live CD stop copying files to the system?

I was trying to install openSUSE11.4 using the Live CD. But when it started copying the root filesystem, it hung on 15% and waited forever. The CD stopped spinning too.
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Install tesseract ocr 3 on OSX

I am trying to install Tesseract OCR on OSX 10.6... I have got as far as installing leptonic (by downloading src from http://www.leptonica.org/download.html and installing with ./configure; make; ...
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Can't install Windows 8 Developer Preview

I've burnt the Windows 8 Developer Preview DVD and inserted it into my laptop. Setup starts and looks good, but it then prompts me for a DVD driver. Saying it is missing. I can't progress further ...
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How can I remotely install or uninstall a service on Windows Server 2008 R2?

Who knows a simple solution how to install or uninstall a Windows service remotely on a Win2k8R2 server? This server is a hosted at the internet, so it's not in a domain or such. Thus I want to ...
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Google Chrome cannot be installed on Windows XP because “the version is not suported”! What should I do?

When I am trying to install Chrome on my laptop that has Windows XP installed, it says that the installation failed because my version is not supported. What should I do?
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OpenOffice crashes after I run it after installation

I've installed OpenOffice 3.2.1 on Linux s390x System z server after downloading the OOo_3.2.1_Linux_S390X_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz file from http://download.openoffice.org/other.html. I installed it ...
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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 to solve problem installing Windows 7 onto RAID using Highpoint 2640x4:

When installing Windows 7 64-bit to a 2-drive mirror RAID (2x1TB) using a Highpoint 2640x4 card, I encounter an error message (0x80300001) indicating that Windows cannot be installed to the detected ...
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How can I silently install Google Chrome?

I want to make a silent installation of Google Chrome Beta. I've tried ChromeSetup.exe downloader with /s or /-ms but nothing had worked. Then I've downloaded the standalone installation version, and ...
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Preparing a slave hard drive for installing Windows XP on another PC

I have an old PC that doesn't work with CD/DVD drives and cannot boot from USB. I've removed the hard drive, installed it as slave on my Windows 7 PC, and formatted and copied the Windows XP ...
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Trouble installing libqt4-dev on Ubuntu Karmic

I'm having trouble installing libqt4-dev on Ubuntu Karmic. Here's the output: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libqt4-core: Depends: libqtcore4 (= 4:4.7.0-0ubuntu2~lucid1~ppa2) but ...
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Vista 32 bit to Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit on AMD processor?

I am upgrading Vista 32 bit to Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit on AMD processor. When I put DVD Windows 7 it does not boot from it.... Dvd ok as can see other CD files. Boot work ok as I can boot from ...
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How do I cancel Mac OS X install halfway through?

I'm installing OS X 10.4.5 from the original media, but have discovered halfway through (after the computer reboots into the new install and uses Disk 2) that the second disk is faulty, so I can't get ...
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Install OS X or Windows 7 from an external HDD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to setup Windows from an external hard drive? I want to install an OS (Mac OS X, Windows 7 or 8 beta) from my external HDD, since I don't have any USB sticks or ...
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How do I easily set up a virtual machine on Windows?

I'm looking for literature for how to setup a Virtual Machine (VM) and install an OS on it. My current OS is Windows 7, however I may want to put both Windows 7 and Windows XP on the VM. Is this ...
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How to solve the error “Code: 0x0000000A” while installing Windows 8 Developer Preview?

I am using VirtualBox 4.1.2 for Windows hosts Here is the configuration used for the virtual machine: When I start the virtual machine some files are loaded and there is a progress-bar Loading ...
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Install Windows without a graphic card

I am trying to check if it's possible to install Windows (no matter which version at the moment) without any graphic card in the hardware. So the question is not "how do I install Windows without a ...
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Can components of different Adobe Creative Suites be installed alongside each other?

Last year I purchased Adobe Design Standard (which is primarily Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign) on a student license. This year, I have a need for DreamWeaver, as well, and possibly other ...
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Running from usb installation of Windows Developer Preview (8)

i decided to install windows 8 on my PC without using DVD - i used a windows 7 usb/dvd download tool to extract windows developer preview on my usb, all works fine but after boot my USB screen is ...
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Installing Windows 8 Dev Preview on a Macbook Pro

Is it possible to install Windows 8 Developer Preview on a Macbook Pro. I'm trying to do this using the WindowsDeveloperPreview-64bit-English-Developer.iso file with VirtualBox but fail during the ...
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How can I set up Microsoft BOB on my computer?

I have a 64-bit Windows 7 laptop that I would like to run Microsoft BOB on. How can I obtain a copy of Microsoft BOB and how could I set it up?