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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (3)

2
votes
1answer
18k views

Device installation forbidden by system policy

I just bought a Logitech G500 mouse, but Windows 7 will not let me install it. I get this error: Installation prevented by policy When I try to update the driver through the device manager, I ...
0
votes
2answers
876 views

Is there a way to perform an install of osx from a flash drive?

I have a mac mini that currently has osx 10.3. I want to upgrade it ultimately to Leopard (10.5). My problem is that the mini only has a CD drive and 10.4/10.5 seem to only come on DVDs. Is there a ...
0
votes
3answers
157 views

How do I make a USB stick that will install both windows xp and linux?

I would like to have the option to install winxp or ubuntu from the same 4gb drive. Is there any easy way to do this? I looked around on google and I saw a textwall or two.
13
votes
3answers
13k views

What do motherboard RAM slot colors mean?

I have always seen that the motherboard RAM slots are colored in pairs, but never knew what it meant. I just put the 2 RAM in, and after a few tries it always worked. But after I tried to install a ...
11
votes
12answers
54k views

Bare-minimum hard drive space to install Windows XP SP3 Professional?

Just enough for my drivers and my windows XP setup will be more than enough ... I will work from another partition and the system partition will be frozen ... 2Gb seem right but was using 5-10 Gb ...
6
votes
4answers
8k views

Cannot find one or more components. Please reinstall application

I am running Windows 8, 64 bit and have SQL Server 2012 installed. I downloaded the client tools, looked in the directory for SQL Server Management Studio, and see it's there. When I try to run SQL ...
6
votes
5answers
2k views

Where do you put installed stuff on Ubuntu?

Packages installed with synaptic are usually well installed on your system (i.e. bin in /usr/bin/, etc.). However, when a software is not in the repo, I always wonder where I should install it, when ...
6
votes
2answers
30k views

What folder are installation logs in?

If an installer stores a log of the installation process, where would I find that log? If there is an installer that does not log the installation process, how can I make it do so?
6
votes
2answers
15k views

Install Windows 7 after Ubuntu

I've Ubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10 installed in my HDD. My parents can't get used to it, so I must install Windows 7. I'm afraid of this: Windows boot must be on the first hard disk/partition in order to ...
6
votes
5answers
19k views

Rule “Restart computer” failed when installing SQL Server 2008

When trying to install SQL Server 2008 Developer and Enterprise editions on a Windows 7 box I've got this message: Rule "Restart computer" failed. A computer restart is required. You must ...
5
votes
3answers
5k views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
202 views

Install Java on Ubuntu/Linux

i am a windows user and wonder how do i go abt installing java on ubuntu (vbox) i have tried sudo apt-get install sun-java6-bin got couldnt find package sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre ...
4
votes
3answers
5k views

Installing Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit mentions a missing CD/DVD driver?

When I go to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, I get to the screen to select language, time, and currency, click next and this alert pops up: Required CD/DVD Drive Device Driver is Missing. It ...
4
votes
3answers
503 views

What method computer manufacturers use to install Windows?

They automate Windows installation using scripts or do they simply restore different disk images for each hardware model? I've heard the second approach is not possible since some software that the ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

Install Windows 7 from ISO image

I have an ISO file of the Windows 7 DVD and I want to install it on my PC which currently only runs Linux. I don't have any DVD drive. I have some unpartitioned space on one disk where I want to ...
4
votes
2answers
7k views

Where do you install applications in Ubuntu which will be accessible by all users?

In Windows, software is just installed centrally in /programs but in Ubuntu its usually stored in the users local directory. When I install programs via add/remove they appear for my other user ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Installing Windows XP on an external hard drive?

I am going to be using eSATA connection. What r the advantages and disadvantages of doing this?
3
votes
1answer
6k views

Can't install .net framework 3.5 on Windows 8 (Surface Pro) error 0x800f0906, no installation media available

I get the same error as in this question: Error 0x800F0906 while installing .Net 3.5 on Windows 8 However the Surface Pro didn't come with installation media so I can't follow the offline ...
3
votes
1answer
614 views

meld on OS X 10.7 doesn't work?

I'm installing meld on Mac OS 10.7 using port. It has downloaded all dependencies and told that everything is ok: Staging meld into destroot Installing meld @1.5.3_0 Activating meld @1.5.3_0 ...
3
votes
3answers
483 views

How to install Windows XP when Vista and Win 7 are both installed on the computer already?

Is it said that if you have Vista and/or Win 7 already installed on the computer, you can't install Windows XP, or else it will affect the Vista and Win 7 installation? So what can be a proper way? ...
2
votes
4answers
2k views

Unable to install Python on Windows 8

Recently I decided to upgrade from Python 2.7 to Python 3.4 on my Windows 8 laptop. So I uninstalled Py2.7, downloaded the .msi file from python's site and ran it. I found that every installer I tried ...
2
votes
3answers
3k views

Error Installing Windows XP

I'm trying to reinstall windows XP, when I boot to a windows XP disk I get the normal blue screen which runs through installing drivers, then after these drivers are installed, I see at the botton ...
2
votes
6answers
1k views

How do I image a 250GB hard drive featuring a Windows 7 install to a smaller 160GB hard drive

The total installation on the 250GB hard drive (will be) much, much less than 160GB. I'm about to install Windows 7 to a 250GB 7.2k RPM because of the need to have a machine up and running today. In ...
2
votes
4answers
1k views

How can I get an existing Vista installation to a “clean” state (without an installation disc)?

I have a Sony Vaio laptop running Vista 32-bit. I'd like to get it to a clean installation of Vista for the purposes of selling it (i.e. rid it of any data). I do not have a Windows installation ...
1
vote
1answer
514 views

Google Chrome Downgrade

I want to Downgrade my Google chrome version 37 to chrome version 35 for some purposes. I've been disabling the Google Update Services from services.msc and downloaded a stand alone versions but its ...
1
vote
1answer
875 views

Unsupported architecture in installing Linux program in OSX

I am trying to install the WFDB software for OSX, source here. I run sudo make install I get cd lib; /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/usr/bin/make install cp -p wfdblib.h ...
1
vote
2answers
472 views

Restoring Windows to new Lenovo Thinkpad after installing different OS to it?

I installed Debian to Windows Lenovo Thinkpad. Now I want to get the Windows back. How can I do it? My friend mentioned something about partitions, below my comp X220 details. $ sudo fdisk -l Disk ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
9answers
2k views

What version of Linux to install on a laptop? [closed]

I have an ancient Toshiba 4600 Satellite Pro laptop. It has WinXP, and it's no longer responding. (See http://superuser.com/questions/70312/winxp-apps-wont-end) So, I figured it's time to try ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Windows Vista doesn't recognise CD Drive after iTunes install

After installing iTunes I can no longer load cd's as it appears that my CD Drive doesn't exist I've found postings on other sites to repair this by deleting the upper and lower limit keys in the ...
0
votes
0answers
523 views

Windows 7 install - CD boot error code 5

This is an update following some further research. This question relates to the solution posted on the following question: When installing Windows 7, CDBOOT error 5 appears: Cannot boot from CD; ...
0
votes
3answers
14k views

Ubuntu grub rescue prompt

Installed WUBI on Windows and the Ubuntu installation completed. The first time I logged in to Ubuntu it updated a full set of patches and asked to reboot. Now after reboot it is showing me the ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Python install puts all files/libs in c: root directory (Windows 7 64-bit)

Python .msi installer (On Windows 7 64-bit) is installing all files in the root of the c: drive, instead of in c:\Python25 (where I told it). I have tried creating the c:\Python25 before running the ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

Install Flash Player on Firefox w/o admin access?

Say, juys. I'd really like a way to install Adobe Flash Player 10 (or latest version) on Firefox 3 without having admin access in a corporate environment. Because I'm a limited user, I can't do the ...
13
votes
2answers
23k views

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 ...
6
votes
6answers
5k views

Installing MS-DOS

I am interested to do a clean install of MS-DOS 6.2 on my old PC with Pentium III (32-bit) processor. Just for fun. I obtained a copy of MS-DOS from Microsoft download Site. Is that the correct ...
6
votes
2answers
8k views

Removing old Vista partition, but it's the active, system partition

I originally had Vista installed on my laptop and installed Win7 as a dual boot option. Now I've moved everything from Vista, I have removed the dual boot option via msconfig.exe. Finally, I want to ...
5
votes
1answer
3k views

How to start on-screen-keyboard when installing windows

How do I start the on-screen-keyboard during the windows installation process? I need to install Windows 7 and I don't have keyboard, I only have a mouse.
5
votes
3answers
717 views

Can't install Windows 8 Developer Preview

I've burnt the Windows 8 Developer Preview DVD and inserted it into my laptop. Setup starts and looks good, but it then prompts me for a DVD driver. Saying it is missing. I can't progress further ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

Gparted doesn't detect any partitions

I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on my laptop. First I installed it inside Windows and when it boots for first time I got the error message "couldn't find root filesystem , try partition table ...
5
votes
2answers
13k views

How to install clonezilla on Ubuntu 9.10?

I installed latest Ubuntu on a flash drive. Was ready to install clonezilla with apt-get install clonezilla but that's not the way to do it? I prefer a physical install to a live one because I then ...
5
votes
6answers
772 views

How do you recommend installing Linux on a computer that has no external drive or ability to boot from an external drive?

I have an old Toshiba Portege 3505 "ultralight" laptop, meaning it doesn't have any kind of disk drive on it at all, that I'd like to completely reformat and install Linux on. However, it won't boot ...
4
votes
1answer
4k views

Update to Chrome 36, black screen, no address bar, can't uninstall

I just updated to the latest (as of 7/18/14) Chrome, version 36 and when I relaunched the browser, it's just the window frame and a black screen. It seems like a page (google.com) is loaded but it's ...
4
votes
1answer
371 views

Install Windows without a graphic card

I am trying to check if it's possible to install Windows (no matter which version at the moment) without any graphic card in the hardware. So the question is not "how do I install Windows without a ...
3
votes
3answers
969 views

Another Windows 7 install freezing

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T510 which has been runing Windows 7 32bits for almost two years now. For some reason, the system got dusty and slow so I backed-up my data intending to format my HDD and ...
3
votes
3answers
4k views

Can I install windows using a virtual disk drive?

I have a downloaded disk image for the windows server operating system that I want to put on a new harddrive. I don't currently have a dvd or usb stick available so i'm trying to do without. Will ...
3
votes
1answer
9k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

How to Install Perl 6

I am trying to install Perl 6 and try few programs myself. Unlike other Perl distribution, I dont know how to install Perl 6. If any one you have already installed it and know the steps, please pass ...