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

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Installing FreeNAS 8.3 problems

I'm trying to install FreeNAS 8.3 on some desktop-level hardware (AMD Phenom + 890FX + 16GB) and I've been unsuccessful. I initially tried using a USB stick and followed the instructions on the ...
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how could you create a transparent user filesystem

I would like to know how you could create a root filesystem on a rom image but have it transparently linked to a users home folder. I wish to create a symbolic link to usr/bin within the users home ...
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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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AMD Socket FM1 A8 3870 3.0Ghz ASUS F1A75-M LE

I am building a new computer for my wife and plan on using an: AMD socket FM1 A8 3870 3.0Ghz quad core processor ASUS f1a75-M LE motherboard Corsair xms3 8gb 1600 memory (2x4) Western Digital Caviar ...
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How to install Windows 8 from Ubuntu without a USB or DVD?

Last week my windows 7 operating system crashed. So I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on the partition Windows 7 was previously on. I have two Partitions, C: and D:. In partition D: I have very important data ...
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Installing R on a custom path

When installing R (the interpreter and the shared library) the documentation says that one should follow the next steps: # <go to the R source directory> make distclean ./configure --enable-...
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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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Installing bzr-colo on Ubuntu Precise

I cannot for the life of me get bzr-colo to install. First I've tried installing it to my user profile with: bzr branch lp:bzr-colo ~/.bazaar/plugins/colo I've also tried installing it system-wide ...
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Installing linux on computer with Marvell adapter

I recently reinstalled my computer and decided that I want to have a native installation of Linux side by side with windows (got tired of VMWare). The thing is upon installation (Debian) everything ...
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Can I tell which installation DVD was used for my Windows XP?

I have two Windows XP installation DVDs (that came from the OEM with my two laptops). I need to reinstall Windows on one of them but I'm not sure which one is which. Is there any way to tell which DVD ...
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How to unsquash and mount arch linux live CD

I am following this manual to install Arch Linux from within another Linux distro with the help of an Arch Linux live CD. Here is what I did: sudo mount -o loop Downloads/archlinux-2012.11.01-dual....
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C drive should only contain OS. Myth or fact? [closed]

So, I have a 500GB HDD @7200RPM. It is split as: C: 97GB D: 179GB E: 188GB My belief is to keep OS ONLY in C:\ and any adamant programs that won't go anywhere apart from C:\ [because this speeds ...
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Installing php on Ubuntu 8.10; package not found?

I'm new to linux. For some work I need to install php but not necessarily apache as I'm using my own webserver. I'm using Ubuntu 8.10. But when I try to install php I get the following error. root@...
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How can I make a clean install of windows 8 if I did an In-place upgrade?

I am in the process of installing windows 8 using the upgrade assistant. At this very moment, it is downloading the files, and after it finishes, I think it will ask me to make an in-place upgrade or ...
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add Custom Prerequisite or script to add in installer to detect it

I have a wpf application which needs to be deployed at clients system. It has access database as back-end now at time of installation I need to check if the user has office installed in its system ...
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Windows 8 UEFI installation won't start

I am trying to install Windows 8 on my laptop using UEFI instead of BIOS. So far I have gotten myself a Windows 8 installation DVD and a bootable USB which both work perfect with the normal ...
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How can I use a Mac to install windows software on a USB Flash Drive?

I own a Mac. I have some slideshows I made using DrRacket. I want to put the DrRacket runtime and my slideshows on a USB flash drive so I can plug the drive into another computer and run my slideshows....
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synctoy won't install with intel pentium M 755.2 GHz

I cannot sync files with synctoy from my laptop because it will not install, presumably because laptop is only 755.2 Mhz intel pentium m (synctoy says it needs 1000GH computer). Is there a solution (...
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Installing Linux ( Mint ) from one partition with Win 7 to an empty partition

I have no USB or DVD with me i do have Linux MINT ISO Image is there a way to install it on my second partition without burning the image to a CD/DVD/USB ?
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Cannot install windows 7

I previously had a Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot on my SSD in my desktop. Before that I had a Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot on my HDD. The only BIOS setting I changed was I put my SATA ...
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Accidentally installed two versions of git

I originally had git installed via Homebrew, but on this machine I forgot to setup the bash completion. So when I attempted to download the git source I accidentally installed a second version of git (...
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Installing Windows 8 from one partition to another? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Windows 8 on my HDD without the use of a USB or DVD? Is it possible to install Windows 8 from one partition where i have the ISO to another partition just ...
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Trouble installing `wmctrl`

It seems that wmctrl is not installed on my system (Mac OS 10.8), but when I try to install it by cloning a git repo and following the instructions (./configure, make, make install), running make ...
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Installing Powershell 3.0 on Windows 7 - updates were not installed

I am trying to install Powershell 3.0 on my Windows 7 x64 SP1. Update starts, but then it says Some updates were not installed. The following updates were not installed: Update for Windows ...
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What is PAE, NX, and SSE2 and why does my PC need to support them to run Windows 8?

A friend sent me a mail that in order to install windows 8 that my pc needs to support PAE, NX, and SSE2. Pls can anyone tell me what these mean and why they are required to install windows 8?
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How to reinstall Windows 7 without media after hard-drive changed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reinstall Windows 7 if I lost my installation DVD? I have had a new hard drive installed on my Toshiba c660 satellite laptop, but I have no windows. It ...
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Python installation error (1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b)

I am trying to install Python but I'm running into following error: An Error occurred during the installation of assembly Microsoft.VC90.CRT, version="9.0.21022.8" publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b", ...
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Is there any way to customize vmware's “Easy Install” of ubuntu?

VMWare has a feature when creating new VMs called Easy Install, that will show you a small wizard asking you the minimum things needed and then will install the entire OS without you needing to do ...
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how to install a program for all users on Windows 8?

when I install stuff under built-in Administrator - the other users cannot see the changes. for example I changed VS2012 install - added Blend and few other features - and they are invisible under ...
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Windows 8 installer: Something Happened

My school provides Windows 8 through MSDN. My system specs seem to fit the minimum system requirements for Windows 8. I ran the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant, and it seems to indicate that my computer ...
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can I bundle multiple installs for Mac OSX and do them as a single script?

I have a lot of open source software to be installed for a course. We currently run on PCs that we provide. If we allow students to use their own Macs in Mac-centric schools, that means we have to ...
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Dual boot Windows 8 and Windows 7, why can't Windows 8 installation see the drives?

I am trying to install a dual boot Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 8 Pro on an XPS 8500 special edition. I created a new primary partition from my C drive, inserted the Windows 8 install disk, and ...
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Cannot (re)install version 4 of .net framework on Windows XP

On Windows XP, SP3, I had 4 auto updates that would run and then immediately get scheduled again because they needed to run. No errors reported, they just ran over and over. I tried doing them ...
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Installing windows 8 into a new partition

I've just gone through the Windows 8 upgrade process, and I am at the "Install now/Install by creating media/Install later from your desktop" stage. I've already got a sufficiantly big, empty ...
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Windows 8 Pro Upgrade but no previous version of Windows installed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: If I’m performing a an upgrade to Windows 8, do I have to have the previous version installed, or is just having the key enough? I have a license for Windows 7 but don't ...
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Windows 8 EFI issue

I am trying to install windows 8 on laptop with Raid 0 (stripe) as second system and have following error: Windows can't be installed on drive 0 partition 6 (show details) Details says: Windows ...
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Installing Windows 8 using an existing key

Is there an option to enter an existing Windows 8 license key in the Upgrade Assistant? I bought the License during my first try, but it got stuck at 62% when readying devices so I had to restore my ...
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How to meet Windows 8 upgrade's 20 GB requirement on a 40 GB SSD with a 22 GB Windows 7 install?

A PC I have has Windows 7 installed on a 40 GB SSD, and I bought a Windows 8 upgrade for it. The current Windows folder on it however is 22 GB, that's after removing hibernation, turning off the ...
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Belarc BenchmarkSummary Error

Installed Belarc but when it is opened it does not display the report. It shows: unknown error BenchmarkSummary((Galceran-PC)).html Uninstalled and downloaded again from another source. Same Error. ...
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Skipping serial prompt installing custom unattended Windows Seven DVD and getting OEM key instead

I'm currently doing my first custom unattended Windows Seven DVD creation. I used WAIK with a retail Windows Seven DVD and created a "AutoUnattend.xml" file thanks to WSIM. Aiming to have a zero-...
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Windows 7 post clean install questions

I installed a new HDD and installed Win7 Home Premium 32bit. The OS just has the basic drivers and nothing else. I wanna know Which of the following drivers do I really need? These are specific to my ...
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Can I replace laptop screen with a lower resolution one?

Recently I purchased an HP EliteBook 8570w workstation, which has a native resolution of 1920×1080, but unfortunately due to this high resolution everything is too small, especially the toolbars ...
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Install CentOS 6 entirely from a script?

After having to manually install CentOS 6 on a few servers, with the same configuration (Software RAID 1, partition size, etc.) is there a way to prepare this to run entirely from a script? Or a ...
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What options do I have to run OS X And Windows on one machine?

I want to have both Mac and Windows on one machine for my iPhone/iPad and Android application development. I want the two Operating Systems (OS) on one machine in order not to buy two different ...
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Install FFmpeg on OS X

Is there a good place or bash script I can use (or at least a version I can build myself) for FFmpeg on OS X? I have Xcode installed as well as the CLI for Xcode (gcc etc). I have a version of ...
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How to install Win7 over top of WinXP partition?

I have a 2TB hard drive with 2 partitions on it, one a C drive (500GB) for WinXP and another for extra space (1.5TB). I have a Win7 Pro install DVD and I have formatted that C drive via the DVD; it ...
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How can I attach a bluetooth module to a Netduino?

I have a netduino and I just bought an RN-42 Bluetooth module. There are no actual pins on the module, so I'm wondering if there's a special attachment that I need, or some other method of attaching ...
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How can I install Windows 8 on my HDD without the use of a USB or DVD?

I decided to install Windows 8 on my home machine this weekend. I've already downloaded the Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation iso, however we just got done moving and somewhere in the chaos I've ...
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Windows Genuine Check out of date

I'm trying to download the WM feature pack for my Windows 7 K install from this page. However the version of GenuineCheck.exe that arrives doesn't run (an error message says its out of date). I've ...
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USB Flash over {H,S}DD

I have task to use 32Gb flash as place to install OS, so PC without hard drive load flash and can work(Not LiveUSB!). Of course, I can use generic install algorithm, but I have already a computer with ...