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

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IDE to SATA Connector issue

I have an old computer I'm repurposing into a NAS (with FreeNAS 8) I've got a 4-port Sata RAID card, with 4x2TB sata drives, and a 40GB laptop-sized Sata drive (which originally came out of my PS3) ...
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What is the point of installing applications in default paths without consolidating the user? [closed]

I've been installing MySQL on a server recently and I had to edit many files and change ownerships only move the data files from their default location to some other partition. Why is it different ...
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Install Windows XP on old IDE hard disk

I wanted to know if there was a way to install Windows XP on a old Pentium 4 (Intel motherboard) system which does not boot via USB and CD/DVD drive? Is it possible to connect the hard disk to my ...
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Force Installing a Radeon HD 2100 on Windows 8

I'm trying force installing a Radeon HD 2100 on Windows 8. I've found that link from AMD with the drivers for Windows7: ...
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installing GNU GUILE

I want to install guile at a custom location so downloaded the source code and am trying to configure it from with the following command: ./configure ...
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Install XP and its updates on several PCs

What's the fastes way to install Windows XP on 20 PCs? Currenlty I have XP on a cd but I was thinking about a network installation. Is that possible? The second issue is about the updates. The ...
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Installing Windows 7 games on Windows 8

I wish to play all of the games that I have on Windows 7 by default (chess, freecell, minesweeper, etc) on my Windows 8 machine. I tried to just copy over the relevant .exe files, but when I run them ...
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zypper always install devel packages

Is there an option to force zypper to always install the ${PKG}-devel packages to the packages I install via zypper in $PKG, maybe in a config or cmd? I did not see any but would love to be able to ...
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dhclient does not work on wlan0 with WEP. How do I fix it?

I am installing FreeBSD 9.0 on my desktop. My wireless card is Intel-based (wip). bsdinstall correctly sets up my wireless and my wlan0 gets associated with my WEP wireless network and I get DHCP ...
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Chrome installer error 0x80070057

I installed a fresh installation of XP SP3 on a hyper-v virtual machine. Nothing is installed besides Microsoft Security essentials. If I try to install chrome with the alternate all users installer, ...
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how do i install wine on linux mint maya?

i'm new to linux. i recently installed linux mint maya {mate} in my home computer and lisa in the office. i need to run some windows programs on my computers. wine installed just fine in the office. ...
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Install Windows XP onto data drive

I had Windows XP installed (on C:), an optical drive as D: and a small (160GB) second hard drive with data on it as E:. Drive C: recently crashed and I have disconnected it. I would like to install ...
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Took off heatsink in my laptop, “gum” underneath gpu requires paste?

So I had a bad experience with my laptop when cleaning out the vent. I had to remove the heatsink to clean it out, but then the computer turned off constantly. I opened it up again and I applied ...
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how to install privoxy on centos 6

okay I have googled, but...I am unable to find anything on the net on how to install privoxy on my centos machine. I have tried yum install privoxy, I get: No package privoxy available. I dont know ...
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How to install ant & ivy?

I've installed ant... and I've installed ivy (both from synaptic), but ant can't find ivy! When I run ant to build 'october-chess-engine' I get the following: BUILD FAILED ...
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HDD/OS install issues

My laptop's HDD recently died. I replaced it with a new SATA HDD. My CD drive doesn't work, so my only choice is to install things from USB. I tried installing WinXP, but apparently it doesn't have ...
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Installing Windows 7 on UX31A's GPT disk

There are a lot of Windows/GPT-related questions out there, but from what I've been reading these past hours, I seem to be doing the right thing... except, well, obviously not. I'm trying to install ...
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Failure to boot / install Linux

I have a very strange problem. I tried to install Linux on an old computer, but no Live CD would boot except Knoppix. After several attempts, I got to nearly booting Linux Mint Debian edition, and ...
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Force to reinstall from crash of office 2010 professional plus

Recently the macro and mail merge function of my copy of Office 2010 stopped working and that made me reinstall the system. I have tried reinstall by choosing Repair but things remain erroneous like ...
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Is Windows defragmentation recommended before installing Linux?

I want to have both Windows and Linux installed on one HDD. I always install Windows first because GRUB recognizes Windows and auto-configure its config files. So I installed Windows, installed some ...
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Make regsvr32 ignore a DLL dependency

I'm trying to get some software to function that we don't have the installer to (and the company is unable to supply). A custom DLL needs registering, which we have but it relies on another DLL - a ...
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Ubuntu installation will not boot, throws error missing file: /dev/sdc1

I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 and received the continuous message loop: udev[number]: timeout: killing '/sbin/blkid -o udev -p /dev/sdc' [number] I suspect this error happens due to a missing ...
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How to install multiple OS's on a clean HDD

I want to install multiple OS's on my clean harddrive. It will consist of Win 7, Ubuntu, and LinuxMint. I've heard about problems with the boot sequence and such, so is there a standard operating ...
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Can't Install Linux Mint

As the title says, I am having trouble installing the Linux Mint 13 Operating System in my computer and I am looking for advise on how to solve the problem. I hope you can help me. I downloaded Linux ...
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Getting an IDE mode installation of 7 to run in AHCI mode? [duplicate]

I installed windows 7 a few months ago while my SATAs in my bios were configured as IDE. When I change it to AHCI for an added speed boost, I get a BSOD on startup. Is there a way or tool I can use to ...
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Why does my 3TB hard disk fail to boot when I switch the controller from AHCI to RAID?

Why does my 3TB hard disk fail to boot when I switch the controller from AHCI to RAID? Something I have noticed: using diskpart while in the command prompt in disk recovery tools it says that the ...
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Windows 7 Installation Drive Letter Assignment

Windows 7 defaults to assigning the letter C: to the primary partition if you let windows 7 handle a raw volume. However, assuming there are no optical/floppy drives, would it be possible to use ...
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What can cause Linux installation via USB to fail on modern nettop?

I have a freshly unboxed Lenovo Ideacentre Q180, it ships with FreeDos so I'm trying to install Linux (XBMCbuntu ideally, but any distro will do for now). I have used UNetbootin to make a bootable ...
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Cannot install Windows 7 and Debian 6.0.5 at the same time

After replacing my old HDD in notebook with new one (Momentum XT 500GB if it matters) I tried to install dual-boot: Windows 7 64-bit and Debian 6.0.5. I tried to start with Windows, but after ...
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How can I install .NET Framework without administrator privileges?

I'm on my Windows 7 computer and want to set up .NET Framework. However it's asking for an administrator password but I have no idea what it can be. I really need the .NET Framework. I hope there's a ...
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Google Data (Python) library not installing correctly?

I'm following the directions here to get some example code up and running using Google's API to write to a spreadsheet and I don't think gdata is installing correctly. When I run python setup.py ...
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Issues installing/compiling mfcuk/libnfc on Windows

After many issues, I think I successfully installed/compiled libnfc using these instructions. Now I am trying to compile/install mfcuk. Once I get to the ./configure step I get the following error ...
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OSX: cant create a partition because drive is locked

Problem: I have a USB key with Mountain Lion on it and I want to install it on my macbook pro. I deleted the existing partition on the laptop and wanted to created a new one were to install the OS ...
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Netbook will not boot from Windows 8 install USB stick

I have an ASUS EEE 1000HE netbook that I am attempting to install the Win 8 release preview on. I have prepared a bootable USB memory stick (4Gb) using the "Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool" per ...
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Unity 3.5 doesn't run on Mac OS X 10.7.4

I could install this version of Unity on Mac OS X 10.7.2 and it runs properly but when I do this on 10.7.4 installation completes normally but it doesn't run and the bug report screen comes up! If ...
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Can I move an HDD with retail Windows 7 to a new machine without reinstalling?

A friend has a 5 or 6 year old Vista machine with reasonable low-end hardware (Athlon64x2 w/ 8GB RAM), but the Vista install is pretty messed up and it needs to be wiped and reinstalled. We're ...
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Installing CentOS 6 - Device may need to be reinitialized

I'm trying to install linux centOS 6 on my pc (on sun virtual mashine - virtualbox) I'm installing on a empty partition of my hard drive. and my primery OS is windows 7 ultimate 64bit. What should i ...
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How does the Windows add/remove programs list get populated?

Just out of curiosity: how does the Windows add/remove programs list get populated? Is it because most/all common installation wrappers set one or more specific registry keys?
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I lost my windows 7 CD and my hard drive was cleared. What should I do? [duplicate]

Related Questions: Install Windows 7 from USB flash drive How can I reinstall Windows 7 if I lost my installation DVD? I'm trying to boot from an old Vista disk but I'm not getting ...
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Blue screen of Death on Install

I have a machine with Windows Vista Installed. It has an Intel X25 SSD as the System Drive I want to reinstall (I plan to format and overwrite Vista) with XP. When I boot up using the Dell XP CD it ...
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How to remove installation on startup in Windows XP?

I have tried to install SVNNotifier, but interrupted in middle of installation process and deleted installation file. And after when I start system I always receive small windows to continue ...
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How do I prepare Windows 7 for a graphics card update?

I'm about to upgrade my graphics card from a Radeon HD 3650 to a Radeon HD 6770. Prior experience of upgrading graphics cards under all other versions of Windows (but not 7) has been the following: ...
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Making Ubuntu Bootable ISO: Truncating long file names

I am building a Custom Ubuntu ISO. Everything is ready in custom-iso folder. Therefore I apply this script to build my ISO. #!/bin/bash isoname=$(date +"custom-ubuntu-%y-%m-%d-%H:%M.iso") mkisofs -J ...
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Put Google Chrome, AVG on a flash drive

I often install programs on others' computers such as LibreOffice, which, when they only have a dial-up connection, takes forever to download. So instead I keep it on a flash drive and install it from ...
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How to install ant 1.8 on Ubuntu 11.04 properly

I have attempted to install ant 1.8 on a Ubuntu 11.04 box using these instructions: http://www.thegeekwork.com/how-to-install-ant-1-8-2-using-ppa-on-ubuntu/ And when I list what it has installed, I ...
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How do I install Sigil on Fedora 17?

I want to use Sigil, which isn't in the official repositories. First I added a repository called home_xwaver and installed it from there, but it started throwing errors, unable to save a book. I found ...
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cannot install matplotlib, freetype2 headers are ignored

I want to install matplotlib via pip. There is a problem with freetype2.h REQUIRED DEPENDENCIES numpy: 1.6.2 freetype2: found, but unknown version (no pkg-config) ...
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Error during configuring kerberos5 using macports

While trying to install libmemcached via MacPorts, I hit the following issue: libmemcached @0.40 +universal ---> Computing dependencies for libmemcached ---> Dependencies to be ...
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Can I put Ubuntu on the Google Nexus Q? [closed]

Would anyone know the steps to installing Ubuntu on the Google Nexus Q, if it's even possible?
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How exactly does one install `.egg` files?

When I tried downloading the Sphinx installer here, my computer couldn’t find a default application to run the installer. easy_install doesn’t work either. I’m running Python 2.7 but only have ...