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

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Linux install error “ dracut Warning: Can't mount root filesystem. ”

I am installing Fedora 16. I just insert CD to install Fedora 16 in my laptop however, I am getting this error like "dracut Warning: Can't mount root filesystem." ...
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Failed to find CD/DVD driver when installing Windows 7 Pro SP 1 64bit from USB flash

I just got a new desktop PC and was trying to install Windows 7 on it. Unfortunately I don't have a DVD drive in my laptop to burn a DVD image of Windows installation DVD, so I made a installation USB ...
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Change programfiles variable on windows

I have built a computer for a user that asked me for "speed": an SSD was the obvious solution because what he means by speed is "fast boot time". This solved the problem, however the user is not ...
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Can't install Office on windows

I have reinstalled Windows 7 and now trying to install Microsoft Office 2007,but it gives strange error Setup can't find "Office.en-us\DW20-EXE" Please give me some hints on how to solve this ...
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How to get xterm on RHEL6 and CentOS6 stock installs?

I have a library of virtual machines on which I am running product testing, and I am encountering an issue with xterm not being found. Originally I thought xterm was a basic terminal installed across ...
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Black screen when trying to install kubuntu macbook (2008 or 2009)

So I have a MacBook, which I believe is the 2008 model, that I am trying to dual-boot kubuntu on. Everything works fine up until the GUI is initiated (at least I think it is when the GUI is ...
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Windows 7 installation hangs during “Completing installation” step

I'm installing a copy of Windows 7 on a computer running XP. Everything has been progressing fine, but at the "Completing installation" stage the computer seems to freeze - the 3 dots no longer move, ...
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Why can't I install Modern Warfare 3? [closed]

When I insert the Modern Warfare 3 DVD, Windows loads for a while and then this window opens: Why is there no option to install the game? If I double click the DVD from My Computer, it just lets ...
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Where can I download Windows Vista?

I have a dying HDD in a 5 year old ACER laptop running Vista 32 bit, but I do not have the OEM CD to do a fresh install. ACER laptops comes with the bootable partition in the HDD, but it is useless ...
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How do I install LLVM 2.9 on Mac OS X Lion?

I need LLVM (2.9 specifically), but I can't figure out how to follow the installation instructions. Could someone kindly provide the step by step console commands for building/installing LLVM in the ...
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How do installation in linux (Fedora)?

I'm trying to run an example of MOBS - Mobile Robot Simulator, I'm trying to install the requirements and run the example, but I'm new with linux so don't understand how make these steps : 1. XView ...
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Can I install ubuntu studio on pendrive without boot device?

Can I install ubuntu studio on my stick within operating system? Without rebooting my computer to enter installation?
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Windows 7 64 bit Home SP1 installation fails with ERROR_NOT_FOUND message

Windows 7 SP2 installation failed many times on my laptop. [HRESULT = 0x80070490 - ERROR_NOT_FOUND] I ran "System Update Readiness Tool" I got a list of KBxxxxx *.mum file missing in the ...
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Install Visual Studio on Windows Thin PC

Can I install Visual studio 2010 on Windows 7 Thin PC?
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Record changes made by app installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Looking for an program installer monitor or recorder I'd like to record the changes that occur to my system between two points in time, including during a reboot. I have ...
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Windows XP setup keeps seeing an old, nonexistent hard drive

I started installing Windows from CD. All went fine until the setup got stuck while installing devices. I did a cold shutdown, tried a couple more times and then I removed the hard drive and replaced ...
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Asus p7p55-m will not pick the extra 4G of memory

So here's the problem: I've got this Asus p7p55-m motherboard that was originally purchased with 4Gs of memory and it all worked well until I wanted to drop extra memory in it (KVR1333D3N9K2 model). ...
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Automated setup of Eclipse?

I work for a company that uses Eclipse and a bunch of plugins for their development environment. I'm trying to come up with an automated way to install everything(eclipse, and plugins) and configure ...
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What's a good way to install “build essentials” (all common useful commands) on a blank EC2 Linux server?

I want to get some "build essentials" (like gcc, make, etc.) on an empty micro Linux box. Seems inefficient to spend my time trying to try installing one thing, then realize I need gcc, then realize ...
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How do I get the Smartware tools working on the HDD itself?

WD My Passport 0740 - WD Smartware I'm posting because I have a problem with the Smartware that was IN the HDD. A friend of mine accidentally deleted the folder Smartware (that I created and placed ...
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Virtual box error: “FATAL: No bootable medium found! System halted.” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: VirtualBox Fatal: no bootable medium found! System Halted This question has been asked few times before, but I am not able to find the answer. I had downloaded the .iso ...
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How do I run SuperCollider?

I installed SuperCollider. However it didn't appear in my app menu. Also, I can't make up any good command which could start the interpreter. How should I run it?
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Can I activate Windows XP Pro installed from Retail (or VL) media with OEM key?

I have Windows XP Professional OEM key on the sticker on the computer, but I don't have a OEM media to perform reinstall. I could obtain (it doesn't matter how) an installation ISO images from MSDN ...
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Can I do a fresh install of Snow Leopard from external DVD drive?

The optical drive in my macbook (aluminum late 2008) is broken totally. Instead of buying a new drive, I'm planning to install a SSD on that bay. I'll also buy an external DVD drive (connects with ...
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How to automate software installation?

We make various software at my university and it's now my job to automate the daily build installations. Does anyone know a tool that would automate the installations? The installations are regular ...
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Can't intall Win 7 64Bit. Something about GPT disk

I've got Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 with 2600k. It got the UEFI bios. I got 4 HDDs and I run them as AHCI setup. Now, I want to install Win7 64Bit over my Win7 32Bit. I boot up from the DVD, all goes ...
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How long should it take to install Win Server 2008 R2 on a virtual Machine

I have a server running Ubuntu 11.10 and am trying to install Windows Server 2008 R2 into a virtual machine. I gave the VM 3 gigs of Ram and the processor is an intel dual core Celeron ~2.5 GHz. The ...
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Reformat soft RAID-5 Ubuntu

I built a linux (Ubuntu) box a year ago and decided to have some fun and use a soft RAID 5. I followed the instructions here. Things seemed to work fine, but now it's time to reformat the computer ...
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Installing CPU With an Attached Heat Sink?

I'm replacing the motherboard on my PC. I removed the heat sink, which is still attached to the CPU because of the thermal paste. I noticed that some pins on the CPU are significantly bent, but I ...
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Windows refuses to boot after installing Ubuntu on another disk [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: WIndows 7 cannot boot - bootrec reports FS not found or corrupt I have 3 disks: On disk 1 I have Windows 7 installed. Disk 2 is for storage. Disk 3 was unused until I ...
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Wine Install Total Failure

Okay I compiled Wine1.2.3 from source, with the following flags and such: sudo apt-get build-dep wine ./configure --enable-win64 make sudo make install Took forever to compile, and it does a bunch ...
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Installing multiple versions of MS Outlook

Lately, I've being working quite a lot with html email templates development, so I was thinking that perhaps it would be easier for me to just have installed outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010 for testing ...
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Cannot install .NET Framework 4.0 on Windows XP SP3

I'm using Windows XP SP3 logged in as the administrator. I had RAID Mirroring running. The motherboard broke earlier in the year. When I got a new battery I did not resync. I just use the disks as ...
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Which Kernel version does Ubuntu Install on 11.10?

On a clean install which kernel comes with 11.10? And if possible which other distros have the same or similar one so I can test a hardware failure I keep having on a clean install. Update: I didn't ...
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I can't get XP Mode to run on Windows 7 Enterprise x64 - it just keeps reinstalling

I'm trying to install Windows XP Mode on my work PC, a machine running Windows 7 x64 Enterprise. However, every time I try to run it, it disappears and re-installs itself. Here's the sequence of ...
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How to install XP Pro drivers from USB (no floppy)

I'm trying to install XP Pro SP2 on a laptop but it says the drive is not detected (it's SATA). How can I install the SATA drivers without a floppy disk? Ideally I would like to use a USB drive. The ...
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creating a bootable USB drive to install windows XP [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Create Multi-Bootable USB disk for installation Win Xp, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 I want to create a USB which can be used as an installation media for Windows ...
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“Installation is finished and computer must be restarted”

It's a general question -- not related to a particular situation. When a setup program has finished to copy files one the system, sometimes it asks the user to reboot his computer. Now, instead of ...
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Should you activate Windows BEFORE or AFTER driver installation?

I'm about to install Windows Server 2008 R2. I'm concerned when to activate it - before or after I have installed all the hardware drivers? On one hand new drivers could somehow trigger the ...
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manipulation of mac os x installation package on debian linux

Can it be done? I need to create an installation package for OS X (10.5 and on) from a Debian machine according to configuration given at request time (this configuration will change configuration ...
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Still unsolved error installing on macports. “Dependency not found”

I am trying to install 'ipe' on Snow Leopard via macports. The command I am running is "sudo port install ipe". This is the output: Chriss-MacBook:macports chris$ sudo port install ipe Warning: No ...
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How can I force a hybrid 64/32bit application to install as a 32bit software in Windows 7?

Well the title says it all, when I install this application it installs in its 64 bit mode which is buggy for me, but the 32 bit mode worked perfectly on my previous computer, is there anyway to have ...
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I wish to install Skype and other downloaded programs on Linux, specifically Debian, AMD64 LXDE

With Linux I have functioned up to now just using apt-get and modifying /etc/apt/sources.list . I followed the instructions in this blog. I added "deb h ttp://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ ...
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Installing Visual Studio on Macbook Pro with Parallels/Windows 7

I have a Visual Studio 08 ISO on a DVD. And I don't know how to install it. I thought I could insert it and install it, but there is more to it than that I see. I have a MacBook Pro with Parallels 6, ...
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installer download vs zipped download

I was wondering when I have the option to download the installer vs the zipped package, which should I choose? What are the advantages of each decision? Taking Notepad++ as an example, what's the ...
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Cannot install tcpreplay 3.4.4

I'm trying to install Tcpreplay 3.4.4 on my server that is running RHEL 5.6 and has libpcap1.1.1 installed. When I ran "./configure", it stopped at checking for libpcap... /usr/local checking for ...
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How to install Ecofont on various operating systems?

For example, on Ubuntu 10.04/11.04 Debian 6 Windows XP/7 How can I install Ecofont on these operating systems?
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The installation package could not be opened

I get the following error message on a Windows 7 64-bit computer whenever I try to install anything using Windows Installer (.msi): This installation package could not be opened. Contact the ...
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How can I add a cmd line parameter to a .exe file?

I have finished a simple userform Excel application, and I'm going to now zip the Excel sheet to be an executable file (.exe). I wish to add a cmd line when making the .exe to make the zipped .xls ...
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How to modify InstallShield script(s) to install Win XP 32-bit app on Win 7 64-bit

I have a relatively large (~ 17 components) application that has been running on Win XP 32-bit. I need to modify the InstallShield install script(s) to allow it to be installed on Win 7 32-bit and/or ...