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

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How to work around a customised online installer

I have noticed that it seems a fashion for some companies to force us to install their software through a customised online installer. For example: AVG free, Autodesk Maya, cygwin, etc - and the ...
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How does one install Windows 7 using USB 3?

I want to install Windows 7 onto an SSD from a USB 3 drive, however it won't let me boot using USB 3, however it does work using USB 2. I guess that's because Windows PE doesn't have the needed USB 3 ...
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What could be causing a “1606 could not access network location %APPDATA%\.” error?

I'm trying to install Quicken 2011 on a Windows 7 machine, but I keep getting an error about half way through the install claiming it cannot access the network location '%APPDATA%\.' I've read ...
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Office 2007 Standard MSI Active Directory Group Policy install not using MSP admin file

We are trying to install Office 2007 Standard on XP machines using Group Policy. The machines already have 2003 installed on them (part of the image). I created an MSP file by running setup /admin. ...
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How do I perform the same customized Ubuntu install on many machines?

We have eight or so machines with similar (but not necessarily identical) hardware in our development team. We're pair programming, so we want all the machines to be set up in and behave the same way. ...
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How do I troubleshoot the sound card?

My system was running fine, but I occasionally noticed that the sound output is "glitchy" and I decided to add a sound card. A friend gave me his old sound card from a system he is throwing away. I ...
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Can't install SSMS, complaining about Visual Studio 2008 when it's not even installed

So I just got a new windows 7 laptop, and i'm trying to get it all setup and ready for development. I installed Visual Studio 2010 professional and updated it to service pack 2. However, whenever I ...
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How do you connect a card reader?

I bought a Velocity micro case which came with a card reader built in. I installed a Gigabyte 880GA-UD3H and can't find a place to plug it in. Do most motherboards have this option? Or did just get ...
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Can not install Windows XP, Vista or 7 on laptop with new hard drive

I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop. It would not start Windows XP or Vista. I did a diagnostic and it indicated that the hard drive had a problem. I replaced the hard drive with a Hitachi SATA 320 ...
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How do I burn a .dmg DVD on my Windows PC, so that I can run it on my Mac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to burn DMGs on a Windows PC? I downloaded a 4.6GB .dmg file on my Windows computer. What Windows program can burn this .dmg file to a DVD, so that I can ...
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Error during installation of MySQL (Could not start service)

I am trying to install MySQL but I keep getting an error! I am using mysql-5.5.11-winx64.msi on Windows 7 x64. The error message reads Could not start the service MySQL Now the installer just ...
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Photoshop Elements trial taking too much harddrive space

I just installed Photoshop Elements 9 trial on Windows 7 64 Bit, and while it claims to use about 2GB of harddrive space, 4GB are gone after installing it (after removing the downloaded installation ...
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Upgrade Windows 7 from Home Premium (64-bit) to Ultimate (64-bit) using reinstallation DVD?

Can I upgrade Windows 7 from Home Premium (64-bit) to Ultimate (64-bit) using reinstallation DVD? Note: I'm not using an Anytime upgrade DVD.
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Query dpkg for All Packages Installed/Removed from Default Image

Is there any way to query dpkg to tell what packages have been added/removed since the base install of a system? I am running Debian 5.
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Trouble installing Windows 7 (64) or Server 2008 (64) on an Intel DH55TC i5 machine

I have this Intel i5 (DH55TC mobo) machine that someone previously installed Windows 7 32 bit on. It works fine, but I need more RAM, so I installed 10 Gigs but of course I need to install a 64bit ...
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Cannot install Netbeans 7 on Windows 7

I'm having problems installing Netbeans 7.0 on my machine. The installer works but then the system suddenly restarts. How do I troubleshoot this one? Here's what I got: Problem signature: Problem ...
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How install office 2010 under Wine in Linux Ubuntu?

How do I install office 2010 under Wine in Ubuntu Linux? What is the difference between the installation of office 2007 and office 2010 ?
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My keyboard does not work anymore

My keyboard stopped working some time ago.There was no error shown.When i open keyboard option in control panel then there are no drivers shown there like standard 102/102..etc. Similarly there is no ...
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How can I install and uninstall software without any headaches?

I keep on installing different software on my system. Whenever I need something new I explore every possible piece of software on the net. I then have the task of installing those. Once installed, I ...
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Unallocated space problem

I have a hp pc that has a hard drive of 750 gb and a recovery hard drive of 31gb. I installed linux side by side with windows 7 for dual booting. Now I can't boot windows 7 anymore. During the ...
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Windows 7 installation missing dvd/cd drivers

I am trying to install windows 7 from dvd but I get the error that the drivers for the dvd/cd are missing... How can I solve this? EDIT I've tried the following without luck: Removed the dvd ...
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AudioVideoPlayback.dll is currently in use

When I try to install the June 2010 DirectX SDK, I receive this message: The DirectX component "Microsoft.DirectX.AudioVideoPlayback.dll" is currently in use by other applications. You must close ...
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How do I install Code::Blocks for Linux on Ubuntu?

I want to install http://www.codeblocks.org/ on Ubuntu Linux. How can I do that?
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Windows Vista Can't Install Applications such as VMWare Player

I'm trying to install several programs such as Juniper Client and VMWare player. Especially for VMWare Player, if I double-click on the application, a DOS window just pops up and rapidly disappears. ...
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How to repair Vista after broken SP1 install

I tried installing Vista SP1 and now my computer won't boot up in Safe Mode, let alone any other config. How can I roll back the changes to the OS? Extra info: it freezes after loading crcdisk.sys - ...
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Trouble installing gawk

I'm trying to install aqua nmr and it requires gawk. I follow the directions in the install and in the make install step I get: sh-3.2# make install cd doc && make info make[1]: Nothing to be ...
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Reality of a Windows Vista “recovery disk” virus?

I recently borrowed a disk from a guy I don't really know. It was a Windows Vista install disk (lost my old one, and needed to reformat). The disk was a copy of the original, and I was wondering how ...
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Install Windows 7 on Mac using USB

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on my Mac using a Windows 7 DVD. I downloaded the ISO from My Digital Life and burned the image to a DVD. I then created a partition using Boot Camp for Windows on Mac ...
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Difference between a PC and a Mac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to install Mac OS X on customized hardware? Well I think the title is the main question here and aside from that: What is it that does not allow the ...
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Automate application installs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to automate installation of application I'm in IT support and find myself installing the same 5 or 6 applications multiple times on different windows computers ...
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Install Mac OS X Server from Apple's website

I just downloaded Mac OS X Server from Apple's developer website and have the DMG file in my downloads folder. I opened it, let the box pop up, and then it says that I need to restart my computer. I ...
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Simple way for installing multiple operational systems and boot between it?

I need to install Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and CentOS on a single computer. I am aware of virtualization but it would be better for my situation to install each OS and just switch between ...
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How to install Airplayer, Airplay or any AirPort Emulator on Windows?

Is it possible to install Shairport, or any Airport Emulator, on Windows? I want to stream music, photos and/or videos from my iPhone to Windows directly.
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What installation options do I provide (everyone/just me, local settings, shared settings, etc)

This is something I've wrestled with off and on for ages. I have several apps with Inno Setup installers. By default, they install for all users, but the program settings (in an INI file) stored in ...
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Installing jnetpcap on a router

Can jnetpcap be installed on a router? Someone said that it could. Their web page lists several OSes that it can be installed on, but I don't see anything about routers.
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Synergy client drops when installing something

Synergy client PC drops connection when I try to install a new program. Windows creates that standard popup saying: Do you want to allow the following program from an unknown publisher to make ...
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How to install ATI Catalyst driver on low resolution (640x440) screen?

I have used DriverSweeper to clean my OS up from all ATI drivers. Now I can only boot in safe-mode with 640x480 screen resolution. ATI Catalyst setup window is bigger then my screen and I can't see ...
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Installing Windows XP to and running from an USB drive

Before you tell me to google around, trust me I did and nothing worked for me. I must be missing something. I have a small PC with limited storage options. I have a small internal hard drive and 8GB ...
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what is the best way to install Small Business Server 2011? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make Windows Small Business Server 2011 bootable from an USB stick I have just downloaded Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 and it is 6.50 GB as this is too ...
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How to do a silent install of MSYS on WIndows XP

I have to install a set of development tools that includes MSYS 1.0.11 on a bunch of Windows XP boxes. Every other tool is built with MSI or can simply be untarred or unzipped to the relevant install ...
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Installing XP sp3 on a limited hardware

I have a HP t5740 (Atom processor, 1GB ram, 2GB flash HDD). I got it pre-installed with XP sp2 so I downloaded the new service pack from MS website but it said it didn't have enough disk space to ...
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Install linux to USB flash drive - “normal” not “live”

Is it possible to install linux to USB flash drive so that I can install further software in it? I mean use my harddrive as /home I know ho to create a live-usb, but it leaves me with read-only ...
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How does XP Windows Updater work during shutdown?

On XP when Windows updates are ready to install, they run in a special UI during the shutdown process after all users have logged-out. How is this achieved? Does the CSRSS or other windows ...
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Issue while pointing app installation directory other than C:\ drive

I have dual boot system with Windows7 64-bit Professional edition and Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard edition. The Win7 is installed on C:\ drive while Win2008R2 is installed on H:\ drive. My problem ...
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WinXP install error: Data error (cyclic redundancy check)

I'm using a WinXP build disk to install XP onto a tower PC. After doing a full NTFS format, and during the installation process, an error pops up saying: SXS.dll: Syntax error in manifest or ...
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How can I install ubuntu with no cd drive or usb-bootup

I have a very old pc (Dell optiplex g150) with a floppy drive, a harddisk and some usb ports. Now the bios does not seem to support to boot from usb drive. I want to install ubuntu server. Is it ...
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Virtual box installations fails

I have a problem with VirtualBox installation: it shows an error, saying that the install conflicts with the installation package VirtualBox-ose.
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Installing CUDA 4.0 over 3.2

I am currently using CUDA 3.2 and would like to try out CUDA 4.0. Do I simply install CUDA 4.0 over 3.2? Will I need to remove anything, e.g. drivers etc? Thank you. Regards, Rayne
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If i use Yum to install a specific version of python, does that overwrite my current python or install an additional version?

I'm trying to install a specific version of python. I will be using yum install python26. My question is, does that upgrade the current python installed on the machine or does it install the new ...
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Windows 7 Error Installing SQL Server 2008 R2 MSIGetProductInfo fails for {90120000-00A4-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}

I downloaded SQL Server 2008 R2 Express and during the installation, I got the following cryptic error: SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error: MSIGetProductInfo failed to retrieve the ...