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

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How to install GNOME desktop from DVD on CentOS 6 using the command line?

I have installed CentOS 6 in Virtualbox. Although I have chosen to install General Purpose GNOME Desktop, the GNOME desktop does not start. All I get is a black and white text prompt. I would like to ...
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are there similar sites/services like ninite.com [closed]

I'm a programmer but keep the pc's of my relatives healthy, so i often have to install utilities on pc's. I'm looking for a free service/utility which let me bundle these install's in one download and ...
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Just added new graphics card, now no video output at all

So I just got a new graphics card, Palit Nvidia GT630 to be exact. Just put it into my computer. Booted it up. No graphics, doesn't even flash up BIOS. So I put my old graphics card back in, doesn't ...
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"disk does not contain a Windows XP-compatible partition” during installation?

The machine I have has one SATA HDD with four partitions. I keep getting the error: disk does not contain a Windows XP-compatible partition whatever I do. I have plenty of free space, and just ...
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Problems installing GIT on Ubuntu (Jaunty) via apt-get

I am trying to install git using sudo apt-get install git-core But it fails with this error message: Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated! ...
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How can I install python-dev without sudo?

I am trying to install python package (scikits.learn) on my user directory (on a ubuntu server for which I don't have sudo permission) but I am getting error: Python.h: No such file or directory It ...
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Continuing installing Android packages after pausing Android SDK Manager

This is my first time doing Android Applications development. My PC is running windows 7 platform. I installed the Android SDK by running the installer_r18-windows.exe from the ...
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Replacing older netgear router with new netgear router

Dell desktop running windows 7. Using older netgear router, want to remove that router and install new netgear router. Any special instructions?
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How can I see what an executable file is writing to disk and to the registry? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Looking for an program installer monitor or recorder What software can be used in order to "record" all the files written to the disk and registry entries beeing ...
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Why is my ASUS P5SQL PRO not detecting my OCZ Vertex II 60 gb SSD?

Why is my ASUS P5SQL PRO not detecting my OCZ Vertex II SSD? I've unplugged all drives. I've systematically moved the SSD to SATA headers 1-6. I've also set the BIOS to use AHCI mode instead of IDE. ...
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When I restart or turn off the computer all new installed programs disappear. Why?

When I restart or turn off the computer all new installed programs disappear as I never installed them before. What should I change in my settings, and where, so that the computer saves the programs? ...
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Why is windows 7 taking up so much hard drive space?

I have just built a computer with a 60GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. After installing windows 7 home premium, the drivers, chrome, and running windows update a few times it now only has 11GB left on the SSD. ...
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After hard drive died, DVD drive isn't recognized anymore [closed]

My computer was running Vista until my hard drive crashed, so I bought a new 2TB internal SATA HDD. And now my DVD drive isn't being recongized by my BIOS, but my new 2TB HDD is. I think it has to do ...
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'usr/bin/python' and 'python' run different versions

On my OS X typing /usr/bin/python in to terminal runs Python 2.6.1, but typing python runs Python 2.7.2. I'd like the former to run 2.7.2 as well - how do I do this?
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Initial partition layout on the brand new laptop Dell Inspiron n1510

I have a brand new laptop and want to instal Windows 7 + Ubuntu 12.04. When I started to install Windows, I have discovered 2 partitions on my HDD as you can see on the picture below: /dev/sda1 ...
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Reinstall USB to Port? (Windows 7)

So I pulled out my USB mouse stick before it finished installed and now anytime I put it into that port it tells me that it cannot recognize the USB. If I use a different port then everything goes ...
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How to reinstall Windows 7 using in-place upgrade when the system is unbootable?

I've experienced some freaky data loss in Windows 7 & tried to recover the files. (More on that in the original question.) The work data is safe but I also decided to copy everything missing back ...
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ViennaCL installation error

I am attempting to install ViennaCL-1.2.1 in scientific linux for future GPU computing. When I attempt to call make, i get a variety of errors, with most along the lines "undefined reference to ...
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How to run Linux Live CD from a portable hard drive

I have Windows 7 installed on my laptop and I want to run PCLinuxOS from an external hard drive. I don't want to install it on the external hard drive but want to run it's installation from there so ...
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Want to install new DDR1 RAM. Will this work?

CPU-Z reads Currently Installed Memory as: DDR 512 MB PC3200 (200 MHZ) DRAM Frequency : 133.4 MHZ FSB : DRAM : 1:1 Mainboard supports upto 2 memory sticks each of 1 GB. I recently bought DDR1 512MB ...
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What do I need to do to install Windows onto my new SSD?

I am in the process of building a new computer, and while I'm still waiting on the important parts of the computer, like the CPU and the Motherboard, my 120 GB Solid State drive has arrived, and I ...
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Can't install any OS after replacing hard drive

I recently upgraded my computer's HDD from 320 GB to 500 GB. It's a Toshiba L650. I tried to install Windows 7 on it but due to some file error I wasn't able to install it successfully. While ...
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All components are x64 compatible, but Win 7 Install says no

I have an ASUS M4A785-M motherboard with an AMD Athlon II X3 425 2.7GHz processor. Manufacturer websites say these are both x64 compatible. However, in my BIOS, I cannot find anything that would ...
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“This program might not have installed correctly” in Windows 7

When I try to install any software or execute any .exe file in windows 7 computer, it gives me a notification message saying that “This Program might not have installed correctly“. Why ? that's ...
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how to prepare a harddisk for another computer

My old laptop died lately and I want to have it fixed by a repair-shop. Now first I want to clean the hard disk (via an external 2,5 inch casing). I managed to connect the drive via USB in order to ...
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How can I copy my Windows installation to a smaller HDD?

I'm almost certain my "new" hard drive I bought last August is the cause of constant BSODs. I've re installed Windows and they keep happening, so... I have a smaller hard drive (320gb vs the "new" ...
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l can't see Ubuntu on my triple-boot menu

Before installation, I had a dual-boot menu (XP and Win 7, both 32-bits). I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and when I boot the system, I still see my both OS but not Ubuntu. HD devices are followings: 160 ...
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How to easily replace the hard drive XP is booting from

I've bought a new SSD, and would like to replace the ageing hard drive that contains XP and C:\Program Files. What's the easiest way to do this these days? I don't have the physical Windows CD* ...
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Install MySQL 5.1 on Ubuntu 12.04

Only version 5.5 is available through apt-get, but I want to install 5.1. Is there a way to install it through apt-get? Perhaps by adding a certain repository. How can I install it manually without ...
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Deleting .inf files during XP Pro SP 3 install

I've got a very old laptop that I use because it's the only thing I have left that has a standard 'Centronics' LPT port. I had to dig it out again after it's had a few years gathering dust on the ...
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My webcam doesn't work, how to set it up?

I just recently bought a third hand Dell Inspiron m5030 laptop, running Windows 7. The problem is, Windows can't seem to use my webcam, even though it is listed in Device Manager as "Integrated ...
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How to install Mac OS on Quicksilver PowerDesk G4 with blank hard drive

I have a Quicksilver PowerDesk G4 and the hard drive is blank and also I have no boot disc. What should I do then? Would burning a Mac OS 9.2.1 installion disc using a Mac computer and the IS960 ...
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Using an Arch Linux persistent USB on mac

Ok, so i following this guide on the Arch Wiki https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Installing_Arch_Linux_on_a_USB_key, and installed Arch successfully to my 16GB sandisk cruzer. Ive got 3 partitions, ...
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Multiple Windows 7 installations on single laptop (dual boot)

Good day, I have a new laptop onto which I want to install 2 separately licensed copies of Windows 7. One is for work (active directory group policies are enforced), and the other is for personal ...
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Installing VirtualBox on BackTrack 5

I'm getting this error when running VirtualBox's installation script: $ sudo ~/Downloads/VirtualBox-4.1.14-77440-Linux_x86.run Verifying archive integrity... All good. Uncompressing VirtualBox for ...
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How to install Debian Squeeze on a PC without DVD, CD or USB boot capabilities?

I have an old PC (Pentium 4) and a new PC (dual core). On old PC I do not have a DVD ROM or a CD ROM. The motherboard does not let me boot from a USB key. And I do not have a NIC which can boot and ...
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What is the correct mount point for installing Ubuntu in its own partition alongside Windows 7?

I'm adding a Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) partition to a system that already has Windows 7. I chose the "something else" option for installation. (I want to keep Windows, and I don't want ...
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Error installing Windows SDK (not related to VS2010)

Just like people that had VisualStudio 2010 previously installed (which I don't), I also had problems installing the Windows SKD 7.1 in my Windows 7 x64 machine. Basically it would fail without a ...
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Where does jruby install with the official installer in mac

I downloaded the mac version of jruby. After installing it doesn't show up in the path. I'm new to mac and don't know where it is installed. I'm running Mac OS 10.6.8.
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Install any Linux flavor on Macbook Pro early 2011

I am trying to install Linux on my MacBook Pro. I would prefer Fedora but XUbuntu or Ubuntu is fine also. The firmware does not support the last Linux versions. The only OS I could install was ...
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How do I force CentOS to do a graphical install without meeting the memory requirements?

The CentOS 6.2 installer drops to text mode if the system has less than 650 (or so) MB of RAM. I have 512MB and no way to change this as the RAM used is obsolete. I need to use the graphical installer ...
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How to install software on Windows in isolation?

I usually try different kind of softwares which are available on net those can be trial versions or sharewares or freewares. But after trying them when I want to uninstall those its becoming really ...
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PIP install and Python path

I am using pip install on a mac to get my python requirements for a django website. I got pip from MacPorts port install pip-2.7 Now the problem is the pip installs the packages in a location ...
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SSD upgrade — should I move all software to SSD, or can I continue running it from current C: drive?

I just got my first SSD to give more speed to a three year old computer. I don't want to put all programs onto the SSD. Can I assign it to A or B, use it for the operating system alone, then leave ...
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I installed java 7 on CentOS but it says I have version 1.4.2 installed?

What's the deal? I ran the RPM for java 7 64-bit and watched the folders populate at /usr/java but I can't run craftbukkit and when I do java -version it says 1.4.2?
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Cannot install Virtualbox's Extension Pack 4.1.14

I've just updated my VirtualBox and cannot install the latest associative extension pack. My Virtualbox version My Extension Pack version My error Please help.
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Enable TRIM on FreeBSD 9 Install

I recently upgraded all of the parts in my FreeBSD 9 server. I purchased an SSD to run as a the root drive - I'd like to enable TRIM on it but the only documentation I can find on it is that it can ...
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Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio not working after installing .Net Framework 4

Yesterday I installed .Net Framework 4 as it was required by Liquid XML Studio, but just after installing it, My SQL Server Management Studio stopped working. As soon as open the IDE I get package ...
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Trouble uninstalling .net framework 4

I wish to install Liquid XML Studio which requires .Net framework version 4. I installed it yesterday and it worked fine without complaining but this screwed my Microsoft Management studio and since ...
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How to silently/unattended install JavaEE on Linux?

I've downloaded Java (jdk-6u31-linux-x64.bin) from oracle.com. I run the executable, files are successfully unpacked, but then there is a message about registration and it sits at Press Enter to ...