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

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FreeBSD with gnome?

Currenty I am using Ubuntu on my Desktop, but want to give FreeBSD a try. I know that there is a PCBSD but it uses KDE, which I am not a big fan of. So Wondering how to set up FreeBSD with Gnome, ...
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Virtualbox - ubuntu installing to partition

Hi I would like to install a fresh copy of Ubuntu on separate partitions to the host in VirtualBox, which is also Ubuntu. I have managed to create VMDK files to point to the raw partition. But I need ...
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How to install Ruby on RHEL 5.3

I am trying to install the latest Ruby on RHEL 5.3 with the following: [root@anjanb logs]# yum install ruby-full Repository engineering-update is listed more than once in the configuration Repository ...
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I got error when I try to connect to my WebService on Windows-XP

When I try to connect to my WebService I get this: Server Application Unavailable The web application you are attempting to access on this web server is currently unavailable. Please hit the ...
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Why the image of OSX Snow Leopard Installation DVD is 6.7G?

Isn't it the case that a DVD can only hold at most 4.7G of data? How can Apple fit these data into a DVD? I discovered it when I tried to restore the install disk image to a USB flash drive.
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Got error when I try to install my WebService on Windows-XP

I try to install my WebService on Windows XP but receive the following error: The installation of C:\MyWS\MyWS_Setup.msi is not permitted due to an error in software restriction policy ...
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Re-register programs from old disk when installing OS on new drive

I got a new SSD disk on which I did a clean installation of windows. At the same time I still have the old HDD installed, and on it there are a lot of programs that I still want to use and run from ...
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Using same home partition with same username while reinstalling

I use Debian Lenny and would like to change over to Squeeze. My system consists of two partitions: lenny installation & home directory partition. I have all my personal files in the home ...
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Ubuntu restoring applications and settings

I frequently encounter the situation where i change laptop/desktop and when i install Ubuntu i have to install all my applications and restore settings. Off-late i have been trying to write a bash ...
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Odd RPM behaviour, installed but not at the same time?

I'm having issues with Java on my RedHat virtual machine. So I went to Oracle's site to download the newest version of JRE and JDK. I got the RPM and did an rpm -i to install, but it tells me its ...
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Use existing license key with new Windows 7 ISO?

I have a netbook which came with Windows 7 preinstalled and a recovery partition. I would like to put a SSD in the netbook (and reinstall Windows). The idea is to create a bootable USB stick and ...
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Installing Windows 7 on an XP/Ubuntu dual boot machine

My machine has Windows XP and Ubuntu installed. I now want to install Windows 7 by removing Windows XP. Is it possible to do this without affecting my Ubuntu installation?
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Safari Installation under Windows XP

I am trying to install Safari 5.0.5 under Windows XP SP2 which is installed under VirtualBox 4.0.4. However, when I clicked on the setup installer, nothing happens and no message of any kind. I also ...
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Ubuntu in silent mode

I have made a custom distribution of Ubuntu. I totally changed the installation process (the user feedback mostly) but what I want is always start in silent mode. I mean, the default installation mode ...
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Installing Linux to external hard drive without burning a CD

Question I'm at a loss for where my USB sticks/CDs are. I want to install Linux on an external hard drive connected via USB without burning a CD/finding a flash drive. This seems like it would be ...
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Steps to get Mono working on Ubuntu like SharpDevelop on Windows

I'm new to Ubuntu and want to try Mono on Ubuntu. I'm having problem with installations like WHAT to install, WHERE to find them, WHICH has to be installed first and HOW to install them. I prefer ...
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Problem in installing windows vista

I am facing a problem installing Windows Vista on my laptop. Let me tell the actual scenario in detail. I already had Windows 7 installed on it but I wanted to have Vista for my own reasons. So I ...
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Installing RAM (Issue)

My system came stock with 1GB RAM. Want to buy 2 2GB cards. Can I just add the new RAM into the slots for a total of 5GB or do I have to remove old and just install the new cards for a total of 4GB? ...
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how to install the latest flash on RHEL 5.3 to support Chromium browser?

I've installed chromium on Linux from a custom binary on the net. When I try to get to gmail or any other site that uses flash, chromium warns me that the version of flash that is shipped with the ...
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Identify files installed by installer on Windows

How do I identify the files installed by a specific installer on windows?
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Windows 7 install setup for limited user account

During the Windows 7 install what is the best way to go about setting up a computer for use with limited user accounts? Essentially, when it prompts me to create a user (see below) what should I do ...
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text based installion of solaris 10?

I know text based installation of solaris 10. Perhaps there are 6 ways of installing it. Do you think that it is a proper mode to install solaris 10. I am asking this because if only one way of ...
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Can't start installation of WampServer

I installed Wamp server (2.1 e-x32) on my computer, but in the middle of configuring MySQL, I entered the wrong data and I couldn't delete with standard commands (like delete or backspace). However, ...
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Is it safe to install OS on a machine that is still connected to the internet?

I am worried when I re-install OS on my machine while it is still connected to the internet. Is it possible for malicious users on the internet to gain access to my machine while I am installing OS ...
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Uninstalling Msi package with MSIEXEC

I need to uninstall a MSI package through command line. So i used: msiexec /x package.msi But this command requires the package.msi to be present in the local machine. I want to uninstall the msi ...
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Can you install Xcode 4 on Snow Leopard Server without technical issues?

Simply put, is it possible to run Xcode on Snow Leopard Server? I want to know if there are any issues in doing so; not just in theory but with definitive answers. I say that because half people I've ...
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Installing VirtualBox 4.0.8 on Windows 7 hangs

I already have a previous version of VirtualBox 4.0.4 on my computer and I want to make an upgrade by a direct "overwritten-installation". But every time I try to do so, the installation get stuck ...
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How to install Sally on Mac? How to install libconfig package on Mac OSX

I want to install Sally http://www.mlsec.org/sally/ on MacOSX when I run ./configure, I get stuck at: No package 'libconfig' found even after installing libconfig through macports. Can anyone ...
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Setting up a Remote Diskless System

I am trying to setup a PXE Boot server with RHEL 6 and am following these directions. Has anyone done this successfully?? I am having various issues. I used the rsync command to copy over the ...
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Can't install openssl-devel because of unmet dependencies

I need to recompile php, in order to do that I needed openssl-devel but when I tried installing it, I got the following error: # apt-get install openssl-devel Reading Package Lists... Building ...
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Downgrade from IE9 to IE8 on Windows 7

I upgraded my IE version to IE 9 in Windows 7 Enterprise. When I felt some compatibility issue with a web application that I created, I turned off the IE 9. Now I have to install the previous version ...
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Can't install MySQL 5.5.11.7 (beta)

I've downloaded MySQL 5.5.11.7 installer from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/. When launching the installer I get the following error message: This installation package could not be opened. ...
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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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“unable to get setup.ini” error during Cygwin installation

While installing cygwin I'm getting the following error unable to get setup.ini What is the reason? I'm newly studying Unix. So Please guide me in this.
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How can I install Linux on an old laptop without CD-ROM or bootable USB (have Windows installed)

I have an old Compaq Armada M700 laptop with 256MB of RAM and an 800MHz Pentium III CPU. I would like to install Linux on the machine for web browsing and use as an SSH client. Unfortunately the ...
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Debian 6 installer 32Bit vs. 64Bit

I am a little confused about the Debian installer. I chose the i386 release of Debian 6, downloaded the ISO and installed in a Core2-Quad with 4Gb of RAM. That lead me to a System with a 64Bit Kernel ...
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Obtaining installation media for Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reinstall Windows 7 if I lost my installation DVD? I've just purchased a new laptop and it comes with the whole recovery partition jobbie and allows you to ...
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install SQL Profiler for SQL Server Express

I am not sure what I did while installing SQL server express 2008 but sql profiler is not on my machine. is there a way to get that separately? my machine is not running on a server OS.
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Can't install Adobe Air on OS X [duplicate]

I have tried almost every solution people have posted on different website blogs and nothing works. I can't get Adobe Air to install on OS X 10.5.8. I get the error message that tells me to "contact ...
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Looking for an program installer monitor or recorder [closed]

Is there an application out there that can record what file and registry changes are made when you install a program?
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Installing gtk+3, can't see X11/extensions/XInput2.h

According to Synaptic package manager I have version 1:7.3+10ubuntu10.2 of both xorg and xserver-xorg, the latest version. I am trying to install gtk+3.0.0 and when I run 'make' it works until this ...
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In which directory should I extract and install gtk+, glib, gdk-pixbuf, pango in ubuntu?

I am trying to install the latest version of GTK+ and I have downloaded all the packages listed here: http://www.gtk.org/download-linux.html In which directory should I extract each of the tar ...
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How to reinstall all .deb packages?

I have installed a number of packages with much pain. (I've a slow internet connection) Now I want to reinstall Ubuntu (I use 10.10), but I don't want to download all the packages again. I have ...
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Is there a way to install Google Chrome OS on an old laptop with no usb boot support?

I would like to install Google Chrome OS on an old Presario 700 laptop that doesn't have USB boot support. Do you know of a way of installing Google Chrome OS from a CD like you would usually do for ...
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vs_proweb.exe is not a valid win32 application

Hey, I'm trying to install the Visual Studio 2010 Professional Trial. When I run 'vs_proweb.exe' I get an error saying vs_probweb.exe is not a valid Win32 application I've redownloaded multiple ...
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Gparted can't see partitions on an Acer Extensa 5420 laptop

I tried to install Ubuntu on my Acer Extensa 5420 laptop. At the point where Gparted should allow me to select partitions I could not see my Windows partitions with Vista and XP installed on them. It ...
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What popular applications that use ClickOnce as a depoyment solution? [closed]

What are some examples of popular or mainstream applications that use ClickOnce as their deployment solution? (Go ahead and use your own definition of popular.) MetroTwit, a fairly popular Twitter ...
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Can I install OS's on a secondary hard drive?

I'm going to build a new PC and thinking about getting a small 64GB SSD and then a 2TB hard drive. I want to run Hackintosh, Windows 7, and maybe Ubuntu on the SSD but I'm also thinking about FreeBSD ...
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Linux Mint or Ubuntu installation? [closed]

I am intending to install either Linux Mint or Ubuntu distribution. But I am not sure which distribution to go far, as I have read online that Linux Mint comes with many features such as flash ...
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Possible to Boot install OS (Ubuntu/Windows 7) from hard drive folders/partition?

So I've been installing OSes from USB for sometime. Now when I am using Ubuntu mainly with Windows sometimes, I wanted to have a way to have multiple OS installers in 1 USB or even internal hard ...