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

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installing a linux iso from within a university network

In order to install gentoo, I need to connect to a university wireless internet network. It requires a username and password login/authentication. I'm wondering if anyone has any advice in terms of ...
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Re-cased my computer now the power plug keeps shorting

I've just re-cased my computer. I got the new case free and thought I'd be able to swap everything over myself but apparently I've done something wrong. I'm OK with components generally but wasn't ...
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Hard drive doesn't use the GUID partition scheme when installing OS X Snow Leopard 10.6

I recently bought an install disk for Snow Leopard and before installation it tells me that It cannot install because my hard drive doesn't use the GUID partition scheme and I am not sure what to do ...
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Any idea why I am getting this error trying to install Toad for MySQL?

I am trying to install toad for mysql and i am getting this error during installation. Any suggestion
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How to install Mac OS X from Windows without a CD

I have two partitions, one for windows the other for Mac OS X. Recently, my Mac OS X crashed and my partition rendered unbootable. When I insert Mac OS X's installation CD everything seems normal from ...
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Windows XP SP3 install keeps rebooting

The base fonts on my Windows XP Pro were corrupted. A suggested fix was to "install" XP again, essentially just to overwrite the WINNT folder hence resetting all the fonts. I downloaded the XP Pro ...
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how do you clear apple/mac install program files?

I installed a 30-day "test drive" of QuarkXpress, but got pulled in to other projects and didn't have time to test it. I now need to test it, but the 30 days are up. So I want to install the "test ...
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Remote install of Debian or Gentoo - steps and grub?

I have a remote server currently installed with CentOS and I'll be doing a remote install of a new operating system - either gentoo or debian. I've seen other related questions in here, but given ...
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Install two different versions of same application on OSX?

A friend of mine is running OSX, and wants to install two versions of World of Warcraft onto the same machine: one being the current official retail version, the second being a much older ("Vanilla") ...
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What exactly is OSX doing during the “Optimizing system” step of software installation?

I've seen "Optimizing system for installed software" as a quite lengthy step during both Software Update's installations and regular installer-based app installs. What exactly is the system optimizing ...
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install xclip on a linux computer with no root access?

I am trying to install xclip on a linux computer with no root access, I downloaded, decompressed and run ./configure but got an error for a missing library: ./configure --prefix=/home/user/bin/xclip/ ...
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How can I reinstall Windows XP on an old laptop if I've lost the recovery disk?

I want to reinstall Windows XP on my Dell laptop. Unfortunately, I have no idea where the recovery disk is. It's so old, Dell probably wouldn't bother. What are my options? It's like I just want to ...
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How to create boot cd from an already burned one?

I have copied a knopix cd from my friend. But unfortunately the cd was not a bootable one.I have already copied all of the contents and when I run from windows it works fine. How can I enable the ...
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Cannot install windows. Compaq Presario CQ62

I bought a used Compaq Presario CQ62 for cheap, and went to install windows on it. I formatted the partition and went to install when I got this error.... Windows cannot install required files. The ...
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Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7

I'm using Windows 7. Now, I need to install Ubuntu 11.04 to the my laptop, but I want to keep Win7 as well. I'm planning to use a dual boot system; I want to install Ubuntu on separate partition. I ...
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Linux installation says unallocated space is unusable

I have 3 primary partitions, 1 extended already. Here's how my current disk management looks like: As you can see, I have WinRE(F), System Reserved, C:, and D: (where all my installers, music, ...
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Vmware Workstation downloads as a txt file?

I just went to the vmware website because I want to try workstation over virtualbox. I signed up for a workstation trial and clicked download on the 64bit linux version. What downloaded is a 320 ...
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Permission denied issue in cocos2d update

I have been trying to update to Cocos2D version 2, but I always get the following lines of code in the terminal. Installing Xcode 4 Box2d iOS template ...
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CentOS 5.8 Server, manual install PHP 5.2.17

I would like manually install PHP 5.2.17. I manage to install httpd and mysql. But when I want to PHP 5.2.17, I could not found a proper guide. These the step I had done with a fresh installation of ...
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Connecting the Radeon HD 5450

I have never bought a graphics card before and am getting the hd 5450. This is probably a stupid question but the card does not come with anything but the card. I am ordering online and cant see it. ...
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What is the meaning of the following commands when installing Skype

Today, I follow this tutorial Skype Installation in order to install Skype on Fedora 16. In the instruction, the author says that: touch /usr/bin/skype chmod 755 /usr/bin/skype Open /usr/bin/skype ...
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Not able to install Win Xp on Lenovo Ideapad z570

I want to install Win Xp on my Ideapad Z 570 laptop but i always get blue screen with message with some drive related problem which asks me to run CHKDSK command. I tried with that but no luck. Is ...
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Installing a Java Jar file on Ubuntu 11.10

Is there a way to package a jar file (for example, a .deb) and install it on Ubuntu 11.10. Basically I want to automate the installation of Jar file when I create a Ubuntu VM (using KVM). Thanks.
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Windows XP Installation issue - cannot find hard disk

A friend of mine gave me a laptop with Windows 8 installed and nothing else. I don't like it so I am trying to remove it by installing Windows XP. I have a windows XP installation CD that I have ...
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Installation failed error on OS X 10.7

I am currently stuck with a installation error and I was hoping that you guys would have some insight. The error is intermittent and seems to occur only in 10.7. This is the error shown in the log: ...
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Eclipse “Duplicate Location” while install new Sequoyah plugin?

When I am trying to install Sequoyah in Eclipse from Help -> Install New Software , either through online installation or using downloaded local site archive it gives error Duplicate Location. Or ...
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What happens during a Windows 7 Install?

During a chat discussion the topic of what happens at certain key points during the Windows 7 installation came up. Knowing what exactly happens at these points would be great in determining any ...
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System Hangs between installing Windows 7

I've recently upgraded my laptop from Intel Dual-Core to Intel Core2Duo. When I tried running the already installed Windows 7 Ultimate after upgrade, it started hanging after few minutes. Guessing ...
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How can I boot the RedHat Linux Installer on a Mac Pro?

I have an early 2008 mac pro. I want to install redhat 5.8 on it, single boot only. I have a new harddrive in the machine but I can't seem to boot my redhat 5.8 installer. I've held option on boot, ...
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Installing php_apc.dll on wampserver

I need your help. I'm trying to install php_apc.dll into my php directory. So far this is what i've done: I copied php_apc.dll to c:\wamp\bin\php\php5.3.0\ext. I've also restarted the server ...
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Error while executing Windows Ubuntu Installer executable

I have burnt a DVD from the Ubuntu 11.10 image file - ubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso I wanted to install Ubunto inside my Windows installation( I am doing this installation on a Windows-7 32 bit as a ...
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Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro not taking OS X

I'm out of ideas here. MacBook Pro 3,1 with a Core 2 Duo and 10.5 isn't booting an OS X Lion DVD. I get a grey circle with a line through it then the Apple logo immediately. I've zapped the PRAM - ...
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How to install GNU make in Windows 7?

I am trying to install GNU make-3.82 on Windows 7. I downloaded the make-3.82.tar.gz setup but it does not have any setup file. There is process given on GNU site. But when I reach to the folder in ...
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How to install multiple versions of the same software?

I manage phone systems for multiple clients. Each system uses the same administrator software, but it runs on different versions depending on what version of firmware is installed on the system ...
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unable to run OpenOffice from text mode

I have installed OpenOffice in Redhat5 in text mode. When I tried to start OpenOffice using the command: sudo /usr/lib/openoffice/program/soffice "-accept=socket,host=localhost,port=8100; ...
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Can I install Octave under Windows 7 without admin rights?

Can I install Octave under Windows 7 without admin rights? There are similar questions on Linux, but this is about Windows 7.
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Setting user & group in a new Mac OS X installation?

Our product is an Audio Units that needs to be installed in /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/ In order to allow automatic updates, we need to create the Audio-Unit bundle (ourapp.component) with ...
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Installing OS on hard drive, then moving hard drive to another machine

I have an old desktop which doesn't have a working CD/DVD. I want to install Linux on it in the simplest way possible. I'm thinking I could solve this problem by removing the hard drive temporarily ...
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Clean install of OS X Lion from USB “can't download the additional components”

I've created a bootable Lion USB with Lion Disk Maker using a 4GB Flash drive. I'm trying to perform a clean install on my MacBook Pro which previously has Snow Leopard on it. I insert the flash ...
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How can I fix this PostgreSQL installation error on Mac?

I am facing the following error upon PostgreSQL installation on MacOsX: sh-3.2# sudo port install postgresql84-server ---> Computing dependencies for postgresql84-server ---> Staging ...
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What happens when you uninstall a per-user installation? [closed]

What happens if an MSI installation is set to install as per-user, and 3 different users log on and each install the app? Will Windows Installer recognise that the same MSI has already been installed ...
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About install Windows alongside Ubuntu

My situation is: I have 1T harddisk. I used first 300G for Ubuntu. And remain 700 has nothing on it now. Right now. I want to install a win8 preview version on spare space. BUT, I have bad ...
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User with limited rights can still install some programs under Windows XP

I have created a new user as admin. Then I changed the new user's account into a limited account. It cannot install new software, however the account was able to install Mozilla Thunderbird and a few ...
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where to download yum-utils-1.1.16-21.el5.noarch.rpm?

I am trying to install yum-utils package,yum-utils-1.1.16-21.el5.noarch.rpm, for RedHat linux. However, I could not find where to download it form. Anyone has any idea ? Thanks
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Reinstall Ubuntu 11.10 in Windows 7 without formatting the HD

I have a laptop with Windows 7. Sometime ago, I tried to install Ubuntu using the cd and clicking the option "Install with Windows", however it never worked, never finished the installation. Now I am ...
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Persistent BackTrack on USB

Can someone explain how to make a persistent installation of BackTrack 5 on an 8GB USB drive?
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How can I install Autodesk programs on Windows Consumer Preview?

I've been using Autodesk's AutoCAD and other Autodesk programs on Windows 7 for quite some time. They're great programs, especially with them being free for education. So naturally I wanted to use ...
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Can you install Ubuntu in a single partition?

I have a dual-boot Mac that currently has three partitions... OSX, Win7-64 and Data. I have shrunk the data partition to make some free space. I've then installed rEFIt as the new boot menu. My ...
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Transcender very slow

I installed Transcender to practice for a Microsoft certification. I also installed the exam question files. It is all very-very slow after a short while. Is there any way to help on this? Further ...
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Missing scott user in Oracle 11 g database

I have installed Oracle 11g R2 on my Windows. During the installation, in password management, the "scott" user is missing. I'm unable to login in "scott" as my sample schema. What do I have to do in ...