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

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Chocolatey commands are inconsistent

I have recently installed chocolately, and I am making my way through some of their commands from a help page here. The problem is that for a variety of commands, the same command is inconsistent in ...
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windowsupdate troubles on windowsxp after april 2014, plus an explorer error message

I've spent the last couple of days trying to install windows xp from a cd onto my desktop. The installtion is successful, and I can activate windows, but cannot run windows update. The error I receive ...
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Why dont the chocolatey install instructions work?

So I am trying really hard to follow the instructions given for chocolatey install, but they don't work. From their site, they say "Its so easy to install!", and to "just open a power shell" and ...
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Is my recipe for installing a new Windows system drive reasonable?

I have had my PC since 2010 and am still running on the same Windows install. But now it's time to replace the old SSD with a bigger and faster one. In the process, I will get a fresh Windows install, ...
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windows 7 install on a 1tb sata 3 hd comes up with error on completing install. error says windows could not configure hardware

My specs are: Gigabyte 78lmt-usb3 Motherboard AMD FX 6300 six core processor Alpine 750W power supply 8GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance ram 1TB TOSHIBA SATA 3 6GB 7200rpm hard drive My problem after the ...
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how to install debian7.5 from hard disk in win7?

I have installed win7 in my disk c:,and the file system format is ntfs. there is another disk e: (fat32 format). I have download grub4dos,and initrd.gz, vmlinuz,and debian7.5.iso in c:. edit the ...
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How to restore erased hard-drive data on Linux installation?

I would like to ask if someone know a way to restore my hard-drive data after erasing it while installing Linux Ubuntu? I just made a click by mistake and without a promt everything is gone now. I am ...
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Stuck part-way through installation of windows 7, upgrade product key, cannot cancel or finish installation

I'm trying to install Windows 7 (to get rid of Windows 8). I started the installation, cleared the minefield Microsoft has put in to stop me uninstalling 8, but forgot that my Windows 7 disk is an ...
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No vga signal from A88XM-E35

Hi hope someone can help. I have built a machine: SI A88XM-E35 AMD A88X,FM2+,2xDDR3,1xPCI-e,SATA3,USB3,AUDIO,GB LAN,VGA,HDMI,DVI,PS/2,mATX motherboard AMD A8-5600K Quad Core APU BLACK EDITION, ...
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I can't install/get working any Linux distro in my PC

I'm struggling with the installation of Ubuntu in dual mode alongside Windows in my new computer (it's taking me days of my free time!!). First of all my device specs: 1 HDD 1TB 1 SSD 120GB I ...
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I'd like to have a clean installation of Windows 7 to clone for future 'fresh starts' - will this cause activation issues with current installation?

FYI, I bought Windows 7 in the box with an official license key back in 2009. Every so often I like to do a full reinstall just to get a fresh start on my computer. I was thinking that it would be a ...
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Where to install programs in Arch Linux?

I am virtually new to the Linux scene altogether. I recently downloaded Matlab for installation. I unpacked the files and ran ./install to start the wizard. As I was stepping through it asked me for ...
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Installing debian on a macbook pro

I have a broken Macbook (it couldn't get past the loading screen when you turned it on). I tried to get the Macbook to load so I could install rEFIt as apparently I should. However, because the system ...
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How to find out the date the OS was installed? [duplicate]

Is there a way that I can get the date that the current OS (for example, Windows 7) was installed?
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Cannot Run .exe from Network Drive

I am trying to run an executable file from a network drive on Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) in order to install a program, but, each time I try, it doesn't run and the following message appears: ...
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MSI and EXE packages installation cache

I have two questions aboout *.msi and *.exe: 1 - Assuming I am installing package localy. Does windows unpack all package's content into the temp directory and then install it, or the package is used ...
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How to install ubuntu on a macbook pro using a pendrive?

I did an upgrade of 11.04 into 13.04 and it has failed miserably. Now I want a fresh install, hopefully saving my /home directory. I use centos on my other machine and do not have access to a macos ...
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Visual Studio 2010 fails to install with “Error occurred during setup” on Microsoft .NET Framework 4

So I had several versions of Visual Basic / Visual Studio on my PC. But there was nothing that wanted to start anymore, so I decided to delete all. Here after tried to reinstall everything(Visual ...
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New computer build unable to start

I am building a new computer and I've encountered a problem; once my out of box build was done I tested the computer to see if it could start. It would only power on for like a second then shut down. ...
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ArchLinux installation - missing tools

I'm trying to install ArchLinux by following the beginners' guide on the Arch wiki. I managed to establish a internet connection, but right now I'm stuck with preparing the storage drive. Whenever I ...
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Mathematica 9, CDF Player on Windows 7

I have installed Mathematica 9 on my computer a year ago and recently I installed some older versions of it, like 5,6,7, after that I can't open any notebook on Mathematica 9, it says that I could ...
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After minimal install Centos 6.5 doesn't see network

I installed an minimal Centos 6.5 (with standart VGA) on my laptop beside Windows 7 as dual boot. Now I want to install some extra features like XWindows but Centos doesn't reach the internet. It ...
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SQL Server 2008R2 Developer's Edition Error while Installing

I had Sql Server 2008R2 Developer's Edition Installed on my machine, Two Named instances, Default Instance was Sql Server Express. and there was another named Instance Evaluation Enterprise Edition. ...
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How to Install Windows 8.1 Pro on ASUS N46

I am installing Windows 8.1 Pro onto my ASUS N46JV laptop. At step "Which type of installation do you want?" there are 2 options: Upgrade: Install Windows and keep files, settings, and application ...
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Cannot install application after certain minutes

After 15 minutes* have passed, my laptop won't run any .exe to install applications. This is what shows up: If I restart my laptop, it works fine (it gets installed)... until another 15 minutes* ...
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Installing XP Office 2002 on Windows 7 in virtual XP mode

I'm running Windows 7 64bit and have successfully installed the virtual machine and XP mode. I'm currently running Microsoft Office Outlook 2007. I want to install Windows XP Office 2002 to get access ...
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Get-Command missing in Powershell after installing Version 4

Something must have gone wrong by installing dot net framework 4.5 and Powershell 4.0 I tried repair install of framework 4.5 and even deinstallation and reinstallation, but it doesn't help. PS ...
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Confusion on the Windows 7 activation process

I purchased a laptop couple of years back with Windows 7 Home Professional 64 bit pre-installed on it (OEM). Few days back I had to format my entire hard drive and reinstall windows. I followed this ...
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Does Ubuntu 14.04 recognize the SSD drivers automatically? [closed]

Is it necessary to reset the memory configuration on a computer with both memories? If so, how can I do it?
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Having trouble installing Linux Live CD on to a VirtualBox Hard Drive (install option is not working)

I've built several Ubuntu ISO images using Ubuntu Builder which will run in VirtualBox as a Live CD, I have run into a problem trying to Install the ISO to the VirtualBox machine as the Install option ...
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How to fix error 0x00000057 when installing a printer driver, no permission to write to DriverStore?

We have a customer with a PC where installing a particular local printer fails with error 87, "invalid parameter". Usually I'd blame the installation routine, but when looking at Process Monitor it ...
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When installing linux how does the root file system get created in disk?

I understand the Linux boot process fairly well. But the first time installation is pretty vague to me. How does the root file system (/etc, /bin, /sbin etc.) get created in the disk with the ...
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Can't install .NET framework 4.0 on Windows XP professional version 2002 SP3 (OS bug?)

.NET framework 4.0 install fails on Windows XP professional version 2002 SP3: I tried to run setup using "run as..." to make sure the admin rights are used ("protect my computer..." tick was ...
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Windows 7 USB install error

I am trying to install Windows 7 Professional x64 from a bootable USB stick. I have used the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool to create the media and used a copy of the W7 ISO from this website: ...
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Installing dashing using gem causes make errors ubuntu

ive been trying to install dashing made by shopify. But when ever i install using gem make will allways through up errors Heres the error im geting from the gem install errors
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Getting error 0x80070002 when I try to install IIS in Windows Features

Here's exactly what happens: I go to Programs and Features > Turn Windows features on or off. Then, check the box for IIS, and hit OK. It seems to be installing for a second then shows these error ...
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Windows 8 placeholder keys [duplicate]

As noted here Windows 8.1 fresh install with Windows 8 licence Windows 8.1 has available "generic keys" that will let you install Windows 8.1, but not activate. Does Windows 8 have similar keys, ...
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Cannot install ClickMaster

I wanted to install ClickMaster on Windows 8.1 after the trial versions time ran out. The problem was, that i could not uninstall the trial through windows, so i just deleted the program folder. After ...
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Windows 8.1 Update 1 showing activation error

I have installed Windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro Version a few weeks back on my desktop computer running 64 bit version of the OS. The OS was running perfectly fine until today when it started showing ...
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Debian installer hangs on network hardware detection due to Broadcom wlan chip

I'm trying to net-install Debian testing (Jessie) on a laptop but I always get stuck during the network hardware detection. Specifically, the last line I read in the syslog is that the firmware for ...
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Will the Microsoft SQL transaction log by default be enabled during install?

I was asked this question in an interview? Does it depend on version of the server or is it always same (enabled or disabled by default)?
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Can I create a Chocolatey installer automatically based on my currently installed applications? How?

I intend to reinstall Windows on my computer soon and I'd like to make the process of reinstalling all of my applications as seamless as possible. I know you can create a Chocolatey script that can be ...
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Windows 7 and New Motherboard

I may be replacing the motherboard in my HP desktop computer with an identical motherboard from HP. If I am reading correctly, I probably will not have to re-install Win 7 but will have to ...
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Resolve multiple architectures of libstdc++ installed without corrupt my system

For some reason, after I run yum update in my VPS today I got this error: Error: Multilib version problems found. This often means that the root cause is something else and multilib ...
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Allow users to install games through steam without giving them admin access

I'm the family's tech support and I'm looking for a way to not give my brother admin access, yet allow him to install things from his steam library without me having to remote in every time he want's ...
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How BIOS extensions (option ROMs) work?

How do BIOS extensions (option ROMs) work? I understand that an installed device may have it's own BIOS that adds features to the system but I'm not sure of how they are set up. I keep reading the ...
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How can I install hotfixes silently to speed up a fresh Windows 7 installation?

When installing Windows 7 there are close to or more than 200 hotfixes required for it to be up to date, even when installing Windows 7 SP1. How can I speed up the process of installing all these ...
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XPPRO REINSTALLATION PROBLEMS

The County Library every two to three years has an auction and sells the computers that there customers have been using. The OS was preinstalled by there suppliers, with administrative priviliges. ...
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Windows Server 2003 Installation. Error “not enough space for temporary files” [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Windows Server 2003, but I keep on getting an error: This computer does not have enough space for temporary files. Windows installation needs at least 455 megabytes (MB) of ...
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How to install Google Chrome completely offline and without checking for new version?

I have downloaded the offline (consumer, i.e. not msi package) installer for Google Chrome. But when I run it, it tries to contact a Google server to check for a newer version. If it finds it, it will ...