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

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DirectX installation error

Magicka started crashing on startup. While trying to fix this, I decided to update DirectX. When I run dxwebsetup, it identifies missing "DirectX Runtime Optional Components" and attempts to install, ...
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Intalling Windows Seven 64bits over Windows Seven 32bits

I'm upgrading a computer. Among other things it now has 8GB of memory instead of 2. Currently it runs Windows Seven 32bits, but to support that much memory I need to install the 64bits version. So ...
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Install CentOS 6.2 on external USB portable hard drive?

I've Windows XP installed on my laptop. And I've external 80 GB drive which I usually connect to my laptop through USB. I want to install CentOS 6.2 on this external drive & it should also boot ...
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How to install Windows on GPT HDD, from USB

I have my Windows install on a USB, the installer says I can't install on my HDD (GPT) harddisk because I am booting from USB? How can I fix this? What kind of logic is this? If I boot from DVD I ...
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“No CD/DVD media found” error during Windows 7 installation

Hello guys. I get a strange error when trying to install Windows 7. Please help me. The error is that my instalation disk, which works fine on my HP notebook, does not work properly on my Asus ...
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Create Windows 7 installer ISO with preinstalled softwares? [duplicate]

Is it possible to create a Windows 7 installer ISO image with software installed and configured? For example I install a clean Windows, configure it, install some necessary software etc. and I make ...
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Git installation: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lz

I'm trying to install git from source as a non-root user. After typing "make" the following error occurs: Link git-daemon /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lz collect2: ld returned 1 exit status I already ...
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Can I install Windows 7 on my Seagate Expansion (External) Harddisk?

Well, as you guys must be aware that harddisk prices are at peak these days and I don't want to buy a new harddisk at such an high price, so I am having Seagate Expansion 2TB harddisk, any ideas if i ...
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Manually install Google USB drivers

My SDK and AVD manager is unable to access the Google USB drivers. I believe this is a firewall issue and a proxy could work, however, I would like to avoid this route if possible. Is there a way I ...
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Install Linux on this Computer

I have an old desktop computer which I am trying to install Linux to. It looks Dell-ish to me. So far I have tried Linux LiveDVD (I have no LiveCDs) and the computer only has a CD drive. The BIOS is ...
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Unknown issues installing jdk

I'm trying to install the latest jdk (7u2) onto my Windows XP laptop and for some reason when I double-click the jdk-7u12-windows-i586.exe, no automatic pop up comes out like how I expect it to for ...
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Building and installing software on Max OSX (pgAgent)

Could someone help me get started with this? I’m a bit of a newbie when it comes to building software from scratch. What I’m trying to do is install pgAgent on a Mac OsX? This README could be ...
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Installing RHEL 6 over RHEL 5

My server is currently running RHEL 5. I would like to install RHEL 6 over it. Do I simply install it and will the installation erase everything I have on the server now? Thank you. Regards, Rayne
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Progress bars during installation

For long time, I have been curious about 3 overlapping progress bars during installation of Linux distributions. I have seen people using 2 overlapping progress bars (one mostly for cache and the ...
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Install Windows XP on computer that has “System Reserved” partition?

My computer has Windows 7 pre-installed and it comes with 3 normal partitions plus a Recovery Partition and a "System Reserved" partition. I want to delete Windows 7 and install Windows XP but I don't ...
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Gnome 3 on Ubuntu 11.10

I tried installing Gnome 3 on Ubuntu 11 through the Ubuntu Software Center, but when I start up a Gnome shell I get what I guess is Gnome 2.0 instead. The log in menu gives me a choice between Gnome ...
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installing jdk1.7.0 on Ubuntu 11.04 machine

I am facing a problem while trying to install Java 7 on Ubuntu. The following are the steps that I performed for installing: I installed the setup file from the link given below: wget ...
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I can not reinstall ESET Smart security in my Windows Server

I have Windows Server 2008 R2 (remote access - can not use safe mode) and during installation of Eset Smart Security 4 server hanged and after that I reset server. so I want to uninstall bad ...
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Install gentoo on macbook pro

I'd like to install Gentoo on my Macbook Pro, which I bought in early 2011. The model is 7.1. All I have done was follow the Gentoo Macbook Pro wiki. I used diskutils to partition my disk, then I ...
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How do I install the Grace plotting tool on Windows 7 64-bit?

Could someone write an easy-to-understand, step-by-step guide on how to install Grace (the WYSIWYG 2D plotting tool) on Windows 7 64-bit? I've read a lot and I still don't understand how to install ...
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Generic Debian Installation?

Is it possible to install Debian to some generic hardware, make that into an image file, and then image it into different hard drives and put those harddrives in different computers? I'm currently ...
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How to use ubiquity command when booting Ubuntu Live CD?

In default Ubuntu ISO, the menu labeled "Install Ubuntu" includes only-ubiquity in its boot command. In default Kubuntu the menu labeled "Start Kubuntu" includes maybe-ubiquity, which will show user ...
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From Windows Vista to 7, can I get rid of folder Windows.old?

I've just changed my laptop OS from Windows Vista to Windows 7. I didn't choose to have both OS together, I just want to have Windows 7. I was specting Windows 7 instalation program to format/clean ...
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How to install a Windows XP folder over the existing Windows XP

My computer doesn't have partitions on the hard drive and the existing install of Windows XP was corrupted. I tried all of the possible solutions that I found. My last option is to install the ...
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Creation of CAB-Packages for Windows Embedded Standard 7

I'm trying to build a custom WES7 distribution and therefore include my own Application and Drivers. I want to integrate my applications in the configuration process with the Image Configuration ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 11.10 with wubi

I had a dualboot on my Dell 8400: Windows XP and Ubuntu 10.4. Windows no longer works. I got the blue screen of death, and I can no longer boot into Windows, but I can boot into Ubuntu. I want to do ...
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Install Linux in a Windows 7 installed partition

Can I install Linux OS on a Windows 7 installed laptop. My laptop has only a single partition, where Windows 7 is installed. Can this be done without resulting in any data-loss or other issues? Or any ...
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Disk read error after installing Windows XP

When i start my system it says A disk read error occurred. Press CTRL-ALT-DEL to restart. I had simply made three partitions and copied the files using the XP setup(Installation didn't complete ...
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Bios detects hard drive but it is not seen during installation of Windows XP

I have an IBM T60 and installed a new hard disk. This is seen by the operating system, but is not detected during the installation of the Windows XP. Why is that?
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Software to track installation? [closed]

Is there a software which can track files, register, ... of an installation of a software then it can roll back everything like we have never install a software ?
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Why can't I install this Notepad++ plugin on my older computer?

I'm trying to install the nppColdFusion plugin that enables ColdFusion syntax highlighting in Notepad++. It installed easily on my home computer (Windows Vista, using Notepad++ version 5.8.6). ...
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How can i install figlet and toilet on Centos6

I have yum and rpm, and I really only how to install packages using these commands. When I tried to yum install figlet on a new CentOS6 virtual machine it couldn't find it in the mirrors list. I tried ...
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Error message: sudo: mysql_secure_installation: command not found

I'm trying to learn PHP and I'm just in the process of installing apache,msql and PHP. I'm on a mac osx 10.7.2 I downloaded: mysql-5.5.18-osx10.6-x86_64.dmg I'm now at the point of setting the ...
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Gparted recognizes four partitions as one single partition

I was trying to install Ubuntu 11.04. But Gparted did not recognize my machine partitions correctly. This is how Windows 7 Disk Manager showed partitions: Volume---------------------File ...
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.NET 2.0 won't install Windows 98

I'm trying to install .NET Framework v2.0 on my Windows 98 PC, but when I run the installer, the following error dialog appears twice: The INSTALL.EXE file is linked to missing export OLEAUT32.DLL: ...
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Upgrading GCC on CentOS

I need to upgrade GCC. When I type yum install GCC it tells me Package gcc-4.1.2-51.el5.x86_64 already installed and latest version. Unfortunately I'm trying to install some software which requires ...
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Issues Installing MySQL 5.5 manually on Ubuntu 10.04 server, errors about “/tmp/mysql.sock”

I've set up an Ubuntu server and wanted to install MySQL 5.5. I've been following these MySQL documentation steps. I have libaio dev installed. Everything went fine until I ran bin/mysqld_safe ...
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How can I find a missing binary needed under Cygwin?

I am trying to put together a cygwin installation and find that the commandtput is needed, but I have no idea what package supplies it. How can I find the package I need? please note: I found have ...
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2011 i7 Macbook Pro unable to boot from any Windows CD?

I'm encountering issues installing Windows alongside my Lion install. I'm attempting to install from the internal SuperDrive, after using Boot Camp to partition what was a single, HFS+ volume. When ...
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How to make Windows XP installation choose another drive to store its installation files?

I've Windows XP installation ISO along with the key and I don't have optical drive on this computer. So, I've mounted ISO and started the setup. Currently, Windows XP is installed in C: drive and I ...
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Is installing Windows 7 in-situ (on a machine running Windows already) less clean that installing at boot time?

Is installing Windows 7 in-situ (on a machine running Windows already) less clean that installing at boot time? For example - you can autorun a Windows 7 disk on a machine that is already booted up ...
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How do i install windows without booting the CD?

How do i install windows without booting the CD? i ask because when i boot the pc the BIOS skips "press any key to boot from cd or dvd" and my BIOS wont do it if I do it inside from the BIOS ether. ...
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Booting from a different partition.

I have a question. I run Windows7 on C:\ drive and it is the only operating system. I want to install Windows8 developer installation (iso image), and I have it saved in a new partition I created, ...
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IE8 is not supported on this operating system

I am using vista. I had IE7 installed on it. Few months ago, I upgraded it to IE9 because I needed it to test few things on it. As now I am done with IE9, y'day I decided to remove it. It wasn't so ...
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Can I keep my RSA keys when I reinstall Ubuntu?

I want to install Ubuntu 11.10. Is there any way to keep my current RSA keys?
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What does 'make install' do?

Moving from Windows to Linux, I am unable to understand the process of installing software in Linux. In Windows, when we run an installation file, it asks where you wish to install the program, most ...
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Installing Java 6 on Ubuntu 10.04 fails on missing Java 6 JRE package

I'm trying to install Java 6 on Ubuntu 10.04 and it's been harder than it should be. In another question about installing Java on Ubuntu/Linux it said that I needed to do the following: sudo ...
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What programs does Mac come with?

I am looking for a list of programs that come factory installed on OSX. Some examples I know of would be Ruby, Tar and Gzip. Is this listed anywhere? Perhaps from Apple in release notes or similar?
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Webcam not found after re-installing Windows 7 (LiteOn Sonix SN9C230)

On my Vostro 1310 laptop, I re-installed Windows 7, now I have trouble with my webcam. I had a driver CD that came with my laptop, which I installed, but during setup it shows me error: error ...
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Installing Windows 7 hangs after initial loading phase

I'm trying to install Windows 7 64 bit on a machine with a X7DAL-E motherboard, but it stops after the initial loading phase, as soon as the mouse pointer appears on a colored background. The ...