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How does the Windows 7 DVD know if it started the PC?

How does the Windows 7 DVD know if it started the PC? The DVD does not read the environment for that, since I already tried that route by editting its environment (batch files) to reflect that of the ...
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sudo not giving full access on Mac OS X

I am trying to install npm via shell script on mac 10.6.4 and sudo does not seem to be working as the shell fails when trying to access /usr/lib and create documents in that directory. What is wrong? ...
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Windows XP “The setup files are corrupted. Please obtain a new copy of the program”

I just installed a copy of XP I had lying around into a VM using virtualbox. I then loaded a game disc (syberia -- awesome game) and proceeded with the install. However, when I click the .exe, ...
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Installing different OS'es into SSD partitions

Beginning of this week I took delivery of a new 27" iMac (fitted with a 250GB Solid State Drive in addition to the 1TB Optical drive), which came with Snow Leopard installed. Unfortunately, instead of ...
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Problems installing Spotify on Mac OS X Lion

I just signed up for Spotify and was in the process of installing the client on all of my computers. I got it working on Windows, my iPod, and even on Linux. However when I downloaded the client for ...
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Google Chrome fails to install during download process

When I go to install Chrome, the installer pops up and it continues to say it's downlaoding google chrome, but nothing happens. I just uninstalled Chrome and I figured a reinstall would work perhaps ...
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Deploying Win Server 2008 R2 in VBox (Linux Host): Unknown Error 0xc00000000025

Title says it all, but I'm running into an error deploying Windows Server 2008 R2 on a Linux host, inside VBox. This is a during-installation issue, which is that it gets to the "Loading Windows..." ...
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Possible to have WinRAR extract based on OS

We are trying to distribute an application using WinRAR. In Windows 7 the application needs to go to Program Files (x86); in XP it needs to be extracted to Program Files. Is there a way to make ...
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Ubuntu - compare original package and installed parameters

I'd like to compare the actual config files for, say, Apache and the ones provided in the original package. The purpose is to have a list of modifications since initial installation because I didn't ...
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OS X Lion Install DVD - Upgrade Install?

So, I've seen the many tutorials on how to extract the 'ESD' .dmg install DVD image from the App Store Lion installer, and burn to DVD or a USB stick etc, e.g. ...
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How can I specify /usr/local as an install directory during application install on Mac?

I have an 10.5.8 MacOS, trying to install an application into the directory /usr/local/ which I try to specify it, the Finder comes up which doesn't allow me to go to /usr/local. So I created a ...
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Can't find .vim folder

I'm a Ubuntu 11.04, 64bit user. I have installed vim via apt-get and I need to install plugins, so after the installation process was done, I looked for .vim dicectory in $HOME, but I couldn't find ...
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How to install the Play! Framework on OS X?

I had no problem installing the Play! framework on Windows but can't troubleshoot why it's not working on OS X. I grabbed the latest version and unzipped it to a directory. I run the Unix executable ...
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Got Windows XP license key, empty harddrive, non-bootable xp install cd - how to install xp

I bought some Dell optiplex gx270 from a local bank. They were delivered without any hard disk, so I used completely empty ones. The Windows XP Pro license is transferred to me (by contract) and the ...
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Lion server installation fails with “not connected to internet” error message

THe installation of OS X 10.7 Lion Server fails while trying to download the "server essentials". A "not connected to internet" error message appears, despite a working connection via WiFi. What can ...
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Installing Ubuntu or Mint from behind a proxy

Whenever I install Ubuntu or Mint from behind a proxy, I find that the installation hangs during the timezone configuration phase. Figuring that it had to be related to the network, I restarted the ...
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Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit

I'm trying to install wireshark on Fedora(latest version with gnome3) and I keep getting the error. Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit... I keep killing the ...
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Install Windows Embedded Standard 7 from USB

I would like to install Windows Embedded Standard 7 on a HP thin client. I downloaded the ISO file from the MSDN Subscription site but I'm struggling to make a bootable USB disk. I tried using ...
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“Time profile was not authorized by user” error while upgrading to OS X Lion

I'm updating Mac OS X to 10.7, but the following error pops up: Time Profile Failed Time profile was not authorized by user Has anyone seen this? What might be the cause and how can I fix it?
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Errors when installing Ruby to Mac OSX Lion via RVM

I was trying to install the newest version of Ruby via RVM, after I upgraded my Mac to Lion and installed the new Xcode 4.1 from the App store. I get this error in the log: [2011-07-20 16:57:15] ...
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detect if configure/make was executed in a source directory

I have a script that installs a software. The script have answers prepared in advance in order to feed checkinstall with them. checkinstall prompts differently when the source has already been ...
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Can't install Visual Studio 2010 SP1 from an .ISO file I downloaded. Error inside

This is the error: [Window Title] C:\Users\Sergio\Desktop\Things\Setup.exe [Content] The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computer's ...
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How to install windows and other softwares from usb drive Windows

I'm wondering if it's possible to install Windows 7, XP along with other software after the Windows installation. All in one shot. The 'other software' would be eg: Nero, Antivirus, etc. I know it's ...
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Problem when booting debian

I am trying to setup a home server running Debian. I set up the partitions manually using gparted with the drive connected to a usb caddy on another PC, used debbootstrap to get the base file system. ...
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Oracle XE Fedora 15 Installation problem [closed]

I got a problem installing Oracle XE on Fedora 15. Hope you can help me. I used this tutorial(that worked great for F14) but didn't got lucky with F15. The problem is that during installation goes ...
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How can I update gcc to the latest version in Ubuntu 10.04?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit with gcc 4.4.3 currently installed on it. I want to upgrade it to gcc 4.6.1. How to update using Ubuntu Package Manager: apt-get upgrade/install As a second option I ...
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Not enough disk space for installing Ubuntu 11.04 - how to clean up?

I have a Dell Mini 910. There is no Windows on it, so the laptop can't boot up. I created a bootable USB disk with Ubuntu 11.04 and I am trying to install it, but I have a problem. The hard drive ...
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Permission Denied Error in Linux Terminal

I am getting a Permission denied error while executing the sh INSTALL.sh command in my Linux terminal. Can any one suggest me how to solve this problem? I getting this error while am installing 94 ...
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Installing haskell platform fails

I am trying to install haskell-platform-2011.2.0.1 onto my SUSE 11.4. I have got all the dependencies required for ./configure, which works ok. But when getting to make, it builds with this error: ...
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Can't find the right packages for robot3d installation

I have a problem with the installation of robot3d. For ubunutu users it should be an easy task. But it doesn't work. On my system runs kubunutu 11.04. The installation manual says that I should do ...
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Wipe PC and reinstall Windows from upgrade disc?

My parents got a new computer. I'm going to prep their old one for sale. So, first step of course is to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the OS. But, there's a potential problem: They installed ...
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Using VirtualBox for testing different application installation scenarios

I have an app that I want to test under several different installation scenarios. In particular, I need to validate the behaviour when the app is installed over the top of previous installations of ...
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Installing dropbox-api on SUSE fails

I am trying to install the dropbox-api onto my suse 11.4 but i keep getting this error: Can't locate DateTime.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.12.3/i586-linux-thread-multi ...
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Drivers for Windows 7 installation on USB HDD

Please explain which drivers can be used during Windows 7 installation for USB HDD in the known window with "Load Driver" link when there are the list of partitions and the message below: W7 cannot ...
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How to confirm source was correctly installed

I've installed CFEngine from source (for those of you who aren't familiar with the product, check out the wiki page) on an AIX server. I had some issues setting it up but finally got it to gmake ...
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Windows 7 can't open Excel 2010 .xlsm files?

I just reinstalled Windows 7. When I installed Office 2010 I deselected some components to save disk space. Now, I can't open xlsm files. I would like to know which components in the Office ...
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Windows XP install button disabled

I want to install Windows XP on an Asus laptop with a hidden partition that contains Vista. When I boot the laptop from my XP CD, I can do everything except install it. I get similar behavior when I ...
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Does Microsoft offer disk images of their products? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Where do I download Windows 7 (legally from Microsoft)? How can I reinstall Windows 7 if I lost my installation DVD? I have a valid Windows 7 Home Premium key. I want ...
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Windows 7 doesn't boot further than a blank screen with only a mouse cursor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make Windows 7 boot further than a blank screen with only a mouse cursor? I am doing a clean install, having tried from both USB and DVD with two different ...
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Windows 7 stuck at “setup is starting” during installation from USB

I am trying to install Windows 7 through USB in my Dell studio 1555 Laptop. Every time it gets stuck at setup is starting I have already disabled all other boot options except USB. There is no ...
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Can't install Windows 7 and I can't flash BIOS on HP D1160

I'm having trouble installing Windows 7 on a HP d1160 (maybe 5-7 years old). I've already done this one time when the harddrive died. Now I'm doing once again because of a second harddrive failure. ...
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How can I reinstall Windows Defender on my Windows 7 operating system

How do I reinstall Windows Defender to my Windows 7 Professional. It kept crashing, so I uninstalled it (And it DOES uninstall!) with the idea of reinstalling it. But when I try to reinstall, the ...
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I have downloaded a Firefox 5 tar.gz package under linux. How can I install it properly?

How can I install the Firefox 5 tar.gz properly under an Ubuntu and Fedora Linux environment? Which folders should I put in? /usr/local or /opt/ Also, for those plugin .so files, where should I ...
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Windows XP 64bit Sp2 Installation on Compaq CQ62

I have Compaq CQ62-259TU machine (core i5, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD), I am trying to install windows XP 64bit SP2 , instead of the windows 7, which is currently install. The system boots well from the ...
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How to transfer my system to a new laptop harddrive?

So I bought a brand new 500GB SSD Hybrid drive for my laptop. I would like to start using it. How do I go about mirroring my current 200GB hardisk on to there in such a way that I can just swap out ...
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Lenovo RAM switching

I have a Lenovo T500 laptop. For a few days I keep getting a blue screen of death. I've asked about the problem and I've been told that it's a RAM crash, and that I need to change the RAM. How can I ...
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Ms-Office 2007 custom installation script

I'd like to make a script for Ms-office 2007 custom installation easily and to put some restriction for users. when the user run that script the script only install the flowing packages:- word, ...
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Can Office 2010 SP1 be installed without backup files?

As title I'd like to know if it's possible to install SP1 without backup files - that is without the uninstall option.
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Is it possible to boot from an ISO over the network, and how?

I have a machine with a bootable ISO stored on it, and I have another blank machine which I want to install the ISO to. They're both on the same LAN (attached to the same switch). How would I go about ...
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Installing Windows XP Pro on a Raid 1 array without the driver floppy

I'm looking to install a Raid 1 array on my WinXP Pro file server/dvr to improve data redundancy at home. Since I would really hate to look for a floppy drive and cram it into my small computer case, ...