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

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Ubuntu preseed. Use whole disk space, but no swap

I'm trying to make a installation usb stick for a equipment we have here. I would like to automate linux installation, because we have a lot of these machines to install. The machine has a 30GB SSD ....
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Why does Gimp say it needs Windows XP Service Pack 2 when I have XP Service Pack 2?

I am trying to install Gimp 2.8.0 on Windows XP. I get an error message "This version of Gimp requires Windows XP with Service Pack 2, or a newer version of Windows." But when I check my Windows ...
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PXE booting standard images?

I see lots of guides showing very detailed steps on booting into various OS's, but none of the files are explained. It is not clear to me which files part of the PXE server, or are the Network ...
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How can I find out what modifications a program’s installer makes?

I want to know what some installers do: mainly what files, folders, and registry entries they add, remove, or modify. Lots of “ professional” programs are so poorly documented that it’s difficult to ...
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Issues Installing Avira Antivirus

When I try to install Avira Free Antivirus in my Windows XP every time some extraction process starts and then this process disappears. I am not able to download this Antivirus. What can be the ...
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Adobe Air - Change language

How to change the language of Adobe Air? Currently the text during the installation dialog is displayed in German and I'd like to have it in English. (Is there a way to change it or do I need to ...
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Laptop with dead gfx chip, setup to be headless?

I have a laptop with a fried graphics processor. The computer will boot up, but nothing shows up on the screen. After investigating, this model of laptop has had issues with its graphics processor ...
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Fedora 17: How do I install Python 2.7 into /usr instead of /usr/local?

I want to install Python 2.7 onto my Fedora machine, but it installs it into the /usr/local/bin. How do I make it so that won't happen? I want to do this because the setuptool I installed keeps on ...
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Apt error during Ubuntu Server (Hardy) install

I'm installing Ubuntu server 8.04 (hardy) on a machine. Te installation process goes well until the part of package installation. The machine is behind a proxy. I configure the proxy correctly and ...
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Can't boot up computer windows 8 installation

I wanted to install Windows 8 with a volume partition and when the Windows 8 was installing it rebooted and it gave me an error: The digital signature for this file couldn't be verified. File :...
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Windows Server 2008 & 8 Release Preview Error 0x0000225

I recently found a computer with the specs: AMD Sempron64 3200+ 1.8GHz DDR2 1GB @ 533MHz ASUS M2N MX motherboard Onboard GeForce 6100 I burned an image of Windows 8 RP 64 bit and booted it. I got ...
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What are the risks (if any) of installing an older version of Linux

My machine has limited RAM capacity. Newer Linux distributions seem to require more memory (often 1 GB or more) and seem to consume more than 500 MB on itself. Is it safe to use an older version of ...
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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: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/legacy/Pages/legacy-radeonaiw-...
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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 --prefix=/home/aman/voxsup-analytics/...
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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 /home/zeigfreid/repos/...
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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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OS X: can't 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 create a new one where 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?