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

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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 ...
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Why does Nero 10 Essentials installer not recognize Windows 7 x64?

When installing Nero Suite 10 Essentials that came with my ASUS IDE DVD Writer on the Win7 x64 box, the installer prompts for the following items as a precondition to complete installation Microsoft ...
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Where is a typical Linux program installed

I mean not just the binary, but its libraries, config files and data (strictly speaking all files). Also when I download a package where is it best to extract it. If I move these files will the app be ...
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Windows XP Pro fails to install even though Windows 7 works

I had a Windows XP Professional installation running fine until suddenly it stopped working and showed following error while booting: NTOSKRNL.EXE is missing or corrupt. I tried to boot through ...
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installing files in other usr

Do you know how can I install apps in other folder than usr automatically? (using dpkg and make install) I want just to install it for example in special folder in my home partition (for example ...
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Download Official Unlicensed Windows (Vista, 7)

We will be restoring machines here in our office to fresh copies of Windows and would prefer to used non OEM windows so we don't end up with all the Dell or HP or whatever software on there. Also that ...
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Secondary OS Installation “PATH” environment variable pointing to Primary OS location

I recently installed a secondary OS Windows Server 2008 R2 std. edition on my PC which is having Windows7 Professorial edition as the primary OS. Now the problem is, if I execute "PATH" command in ...
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How to integrate the Flash Player installation with multiple browsers on a given computer?

After installing Flash10 player; the installer integrated it into IE (which was where I'd started from). I assumed it would also have been integrated into my Seamonkey, and Chrome browsers. Not ...
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Install XP (non bootable CD) from within Windows 7

I'm in need of some help. I'm currently running on Windows 7 ultimate x64. I need to intstall a fresh copy of XP on my machine (dual boot) but I have a non bootable CD of XP. Is there any way to ...
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Word problem after uninstalling Office 2010, then installing Office 2003

I did a clean install of Windows 7, and Office 2010. Then I realized I hate the ribbons, uninstalled Office, and installed Office 2003. Now, this seems to have left some problem. As when I try to ...
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Ubuntu server installer with SSHD

I really want to get a fresh, network install of Ubuntu server on my old computer. No cable laying around, so is there some network installer for Ubuntu server that starts up a SSH server as soon as ...
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Best practices - New Install of Windows 7 with SSD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Optimizing Windows 7 for SSD I'm building my first Windows 7 machine. It will have a 128GB SSD and 1TB hard drive. I'd like to make Windows 7 re-installation easy ...
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Is there an easy way to convert 11.04 wubi install to a new partititon with no drawback?

I have a wubi install that is running great. Some of the setup though is pretty time intensive, and I didn't realize that WUBI was only meant for testing - I thought it would be equally as good as the ...
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Cannot Access Boot Option Screen When Dual-Booting Ubuntu 11 With Windows 7

I installed Windows 7 a couple months ago on one 500GB hard drive, just 30 minutes ago I chose to install Ubuntu 11 and Dual Boot it with Windows 7, but now, when I turn on my computer my screen says ...
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Cannot install MS Office 2010 on Windows 7

I have formated my notebook and installed Windows 7 in Portuguese language. When I try to install MS Office 2010 I receive a dialog box saying that office does not support the language of Windows 7. ...
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How do I install zlib on Debian 6?

I want to install zlib on Debian 6. For this, I think I would use apt-get install, but I don't know which package to use. The package zlib doesn't exist, and if I install zlibc (which sounds most ...
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How to work around a customised online installer

I have noticed that it seems a fashion for some companies to force us to install their software through a customised online installer. For example: AVG free, Autodesk Maya, cygwin, etc - and the ...
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How does one install Windows 7 using USB 3?

I want to install Windows 7 onto an SSD from a USB 3 drive, however it won't let me boot using USB 3, however it does work using USB 2. I guess that's because Windows PE doesn't have the needed USB 3 ...
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What could be causing a “1606 could not access network location %APPDATA%\.” error?

I'm trying to install Quicken 2011 on a Windows 7 machine, but I keep getting an error about half way through the install claiming it cannot access the network location '%APPDATA%\.' I've read ...
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Office 2007 Standard MSI Active Directory Group Policy install not using MSP admin file

We are trying to install Office 2007 Standard on XP machines using Group Policy. The machines already have 2003 installed on them (part of the image). I created an MSP file by running setup /admin. ...
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How do I perform the same customized Ubuntu install on many machines?

We have eight or so machines with similar (but not necessarily identical) hardware in our development team. We're pair programming, so we want all the machines to be set up in and behave the same way. ...
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How do I troubleshoot the sound card?

My system was running fine, but I occasionally noticed that the sound output is "glitchy" and I decided to add a sound card. A friend gave me his old sound card from a system he is throwing away. I ...
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Can't install SSMS, complaining about Visual Studio 2008 when it's not even installed

So I just got a new windows 7 laptop, and i'm trying to get it all setup and ready for development. I installed Visual Studio 2010 professional and updated it to service pack 2. However, whenever I ...
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How do you connect a card reader?

I bought a Velocity micro case which came with a card reader built in. I installed a Gigabyte 880GA-UD3H and can't find a place to plug it in. Do most motherboards have this option? Or did just get ...
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Can not install Windows XP, Vista or 7 on laptop with new hard drive

I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop. It would not start Windows XP or Vista. I did a diagnostic and it indicated that the hard drive had a problem. I replaced the hard drive with a Hitachi SATA 320 ...
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How do I burn a .dmg DVD on my Windows PC, so that I can run it on my Mac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to burn DMGs on a Windows PC? I downloaded a 4.6GB .dmg file on my Windows computer. What Windows program can burn this .dmg file to a DVD, so that I can ...
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Error during installation of MySQL (Could not start service)

I am trying to install MySQL but I keep getting an error! I am using mysql-5.5.11-winx64.msi on Windows 7 x64. The error message reads Could not start the service MySQL Now the installer just ...
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Photoshop Elements trial taking too much harddrive space

I just installed Photoshop Elements 9 trial on Windows 7 64 Bit, and while it claims to use about 2GB of harddrive space, 4GB are gone after installing it (after removing the downloaded installation ...
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Upgrade Windows 7 from Home Premium (64-bit) to Ultimate (64-bit) using reinstallation DVD?

Can I upgrade Windows 7 from Home Premium (64-bit) to Ultimate (64-bit) using reinstallation DVD? Note: I'm not using an Anytime upgrade DVD.
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Query dpkg for All Packages Installed/Removed from Default Image

Is there any way to query dpkg to tell what packages have been added/removed since the base install of a system? I am running Debian 5.
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Trouble installing Windows 7 (64) or Server 2008 (64) on an Intel DH55TC i5 machine

I have this Intel i5 (DH55TC mobo) machine that someone previously installed Windows 7 32 bit on. It works fine, but I need more RAM, so I installed 10 Gigs but of course I need to install a 64bit ...
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Cannot install Netbeans 7 on Windows 7

I'm having problems installing Netbeans 7.0 on my machine. The installer works but then the system suddenly restarts. How do I troubleshoot this one? Here's what I got: Problem signature: Problem ...
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How install office 2010 under Wine in Linux Ubuntu?

How do I install office 2010 under Wine in Ubuntu Linux? What is the difference between the installation of office 2007 and office 2010 ?
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My keyboard does not work anymore

My keyboard stopped working some time ago.There was no error shown.When i open keyboard option in control panel then there are no drivers shown there like standard 102/102..etc. Similarly there is no ...
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How can I install and uninstall software without any headaches?

I keep on installing different software on my system. Whenever I need something new I explore every possible piece of software on the net. I then have the task of installing those. Once installed, I ...
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Unallocated space problem

I have a hp pc that has a hard drive of 750 gb and a recovery hard drive of 31gb. I installed linux side by side with windows 7 for dual booting. Now I can't boot windows 7 anymore. During the ...
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Windows 7 installation missing dvd/cd drivers

I am trying to install windows 7 from dvd but I get the error that the drivers for the dvd/cd are missing... How can I solve this? EDIT I've tried the following without luck: Removed the dvd ...
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AudioVideoPlayback.dll is currently in use

When I try to install the June 2010 DirectX SDK, I receive this message: The DirectX component "Microsoft.DirectX.AudioVideoPlayback.dll" is currently in use by other applications. You must close ...
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How do I install Code::Blocks for Linux on Ubuntu?

I want to install http://www.codeblocks.org/ on Ubuntu Linux. How can I do that?
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Windows Vista Can't Install Applications such as VMWare Player

I'm trying to install several programs such as Juniper Client and VMWare player. Especially for VMWare Player, if I double-click on the application, a DOS window just pops up and rapidly disappears. ...
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How to repair Vista after broken SP1 install

I tried installing Vista SP1 and now my computer won't boot up in Safe Mode, let alone any other config. How can I roll back the changes to the OS? Extra info: it freezes after loading crcdisk.sys - ...
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Trouble installing gawk

I'm trying to install aqua nmr and it requires gawk. I follow the directions in the install and in the make install step I get: sh-3.2# make install cd doc && make info make[1]: Nothing to be ...
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Reality of a Windows Vista “recovery disk” virus?

I recently borrowed a disk from a guy I don't really know. It was a Windows Vista install disk (lost my old one, and needed to reformat). The disk was a copy of the original, and I was wondering how ...
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Install Windows 7 on Mac using USB

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on my Mac using a Windows 7 DVD. I downloaded the ISO from My Digital Life and burned the image to a DVD. I then created a partition using Boot Camp for Windows on Mac ...
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Difference between a PC and a Mac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to install Mac OS X on customized hardware? Well I think the title is the main question here and aside from that: What is it that does not allow the ...
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Automate application installs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to automate installation of application I'm in IT support and find myself installing the same 5 or 6 applications multiple times on different windows computers ...
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Install Mac OS X Server from Apple's website

I just downloaded Mac OS X Server from Apple's developer website and have the DMG file in my downloads folder. I opened it, let the box pop up, and then it says that I need to restart my computer. I ...
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Simple way for installing multiple operational systems and boot between it?

I need to install Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and CentOS on a single computer. I am aware of virtualization but it would be better for my situation to install each OS and just switch between ...
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How to install Airplayer, Airplay or any AirPort Emulator on Windows?

Is it possible to install Shairport, or any Airport Emulator, on Windows? I want to stream music, photos and/or videos from my iPhone to Windows directly.