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

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Installing an additional fan in an HP Slimline s3120n

I've read many terrible things about this particular computer model's overheat issues. In addition, all of the dozen or so reviews I've read mention that the motherboard fries with 6-12 months of use. ...
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Programs for finding and installing drivers

As a computer technician, I have to install os´s for many different computer machines. Sometimes when I have troubles finding the right driver for a board or system. Can anyone think of a tool which ...
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Install Windows 7 x64 from a separate partition on same hard drive (no DVD/USB)?

I'm currently running Windows XP 32-bit, and want to install Windows 7 64-bit. However, my DVD drive is broken, and the only USB sticks I have lying around are USB 1.1 only (SLOW!). So I tried (as ...
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Cannot resolve dependencies when trying to install gnome-libs or xscreensaver on linux

I am a linux noob and am trying to install ORacle10g on RHEL5 but am running into difficulties on the requirements stage. The only 2 packages I require is gnome-libs and xscreensaver. I have ...
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64 vs 32 Bit Performance on Medium Sized Computer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any benefit from installing Windows 7 64-bit when you have less than 4GB or RAM? I am getting ready to install Windows 7 on a laptop with 4GB of memory. I know ...
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create image of Mac OS X install DVD so that the installation is possible without DVD driver

I have an old MacBook with Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.11 and I want to upgrade (actually to new install) it to Snow Leopard. The problem is that my DVD drive is broken and I have no external one as well. I ...
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Transferring hard drive with bare install of XP between two computers?

I have a Compaq Deskpro EN that doesn't like to boot from the Windows XP disc in my CD drive. So, I've been wondering if I could just install XP on another computer, not install any drivers or ...
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How do I do the Mac equivalent of adding something to the Windows path environment variable? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where does $PATH get set in OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard? I need to get a command line program working on my Mac, I have downloaded the executable binaries... not even quite ...
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Easiest way to move a program to another hard drive?

World of Warcraft is just getting too big for my SSD. I want to move it to one of my other drives. What's the best way to do this w/out mucking the registry and all that? I'm running windows 7.
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Can a Windows 7 DVD be used to install both 32-bit and 64-bit versions?

I have a Windows 7 Professional DVD, but it doesn't specify whether it is 32-bit or 64-bit. If it was a 32-bit DVD, can I use it to also install Windows on a 64-bit system, or do I need to get ...
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Errors while installing SQL Server SSIS 2005

I was trying to use SQL Server SSIS 2005 for the first time and mysteriously all the SQL SSIS menu items were missing from my start menu and then from the BIDS project choices even though I did a full ...
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What do I need to do to install a .package file?

I downloaded yenka last time and I don't know how to install it. Can you advise me ?
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How to install IE9 when KB2120976 is not applicable to my Windows 7 x86 Ultimate edition?

I'm trying to install IE9, visit http://beautyoftheweb.com, download it and then says it's downloading prereqs. After a minute, the installer says there's a problem and directs me to Prerequisites ...
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LINUX : How to Install and Run XAMPP on Ubuntu 10.04

I'm trying to follow the steps but I can't make it work: http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-linux.html I have finished: Step 1 and 2 And I'm stuck at Step 3: Start Here is a screenshot about ...
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How to check if Win 7 disk is 64bit and what version?

I've got a DVD that I've burnt from an MSDN ISO. I'm not entirely sure if its Windows 7 64bit or 32bit. How can I be sure?
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Installing PCI SATA card on older WinXP machine

I have kindof a puzzle here that i can't figure out. Firstly, let me apologize if i'm doing this wrong. never used this site before and still figuring out what to do. First Problem: One of my older ...
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What do I need to do when replacing my wireless router?

I currently have a very old wireless router that has been giving out on me lately. If I were to replace it with a newer and better one, what will I need to do in order to set it up? Besides the ...
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Legal issues abou reinstalling notebook software

I bought new Acer notebook. It comes with Windows 7 HP 64bit OEM. But I would like to fresh install it, and make dualboot with Ubuntu. So, first, if I reinstalled Windows for another legal version, ...
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Problem installing build-essential in Ubuntu

I'm trying to install build-essential but Ubuntu cannot find it. ruchir@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install build-essential Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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What is Qt? And where do I get it?

How do I install Qt-devel (4.5)? Where do I get it? I need to compile cpp files into an executable. I have no idea how this works.
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How to install Perl in personal unix area?

I'm working in a lab running a CentOS server with Perl 5.8.8. I would like to install a newer version of Perl for my personal use only (i.e. do not affect other users). How can I do that?
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How do I run software after I install it with make install?

I downloaded a tar.gz for the Player Project from Sourceforge. I ran the make install command to install it, and got no errors. But I don't know how to actually run the program. There are multiple ...
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How to install software on low memory debian machines

I have a server that runs a minimal instalation of debian 5.0. The server has only 128mb of ram. I am trying to install virtualmin but I keep getting the message: ............spinner: fork: Cannot ...
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Installing XP to external hard drive for another PC

I have two laptops, and have removed the harddrive from laptop number one and formatted it. Is it possible to install Xp Pro (from CD) onto the harddrive (using external usb cable) from laptop number ...
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Windows 7 won't boot with 3 GB, but XP will… huh?

Ok, so I've got this old self-build as my backup computer, with an A7N8X-E, an Athlon XP 2500+, and 2GB DDR-400. It's been working since forever, running dual boot with Windows XP and Server 2003. ...
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Windows XP - Setup.exe hangs - Copying Files, please stand by

I created a trivial VB6 program for a friend about 3 years ago. I used the Package and Deployment Wizard to create the setup package. Recently we reinstalled Windows XP on her laptop. We reinstalled ...
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How to install BIOS on a computer

My new desktop did not come with any BIOS. When I boot it, the screen stays black for about a minute and suddenly shows the OS. Are there any free BIOS programs out there, and how does installing them ...
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Program parameters for anjuta

I have recently installed Anjuta. I don't know what parameters should be passed in order to run the program after clicking on Run -> Execute.
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Office 2010 always reconfiguring itself on startup

I've just installed Office 2010 Professional Plus (upgrading from Office 2007). It works fine under my admin account, but when I login with my wifes non-admin account, every time I open a document or ...
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Windows 7 - Is 10 GB right?

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 and want to make an image of the installation in the event I need to rollback. I typically reinstall Windows every 6 months. The installation as-is is over 10 GB, is ...
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Viral infection - OS not loading!

I have XP sp2 and Ubuntu 8.04 on my laptop. Because of some Virus, I am unable to start any of the OS. Even I am unable to reinstall XP and Vista ! I have tried to reinstall Kubuntu 10.04, but some ...
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How to install Lagrange in Cygwin?

I need to install a script for biogeographical analyses in Windows XP using Cygwin. The program is named Lagrange and is written in C++. It actually comes with instructions to install in Linux and ...
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Windows 7 32-bit, Ergo Mouse installation issue: “The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect.”

I have a fresh installation of Windows 7 32-bit (updated through the system and Windows Update) and I need to install an Ergo525 mouse. The mouse is working properly, is recognized by Windows 7 as ...
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VIA VT6421A RAID controller on MSI KT4V motherboard not bootable [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Booting From VIA VT6421A Based PCI SATA Card I'd like to upgrade my old PC. My setup: Motherboard: MSI KT4V (only supports IDE HDDs, no SATA) I installed a VIA ...
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To format/reinstall XP, which network settings do I need to port to the new installation to ensure proper credentials?

I want to format my computer at work, but I need to make sure that the new installation of XP properly accesses my company's network. I would have IT do this, but we're a small outfit and don't have ...
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Programmatically check if a Windows Server 2008 Feature is installed, and Install it

I'd like to be able to detect in a script whether a Windows Server 2008 installation has specific Windows features enabled, and install them if necessary. I do not simply want to use a "try to ...
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64 bit operating system prerequisites?

Last night I want install Open Suse 11.3 64 bit edition to my new desktop computer. But my each attempt failed with general message "Error Occured". I think my computer may not be suitable for 64 bit ...
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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.
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windows 7 64 bit installation on ssd crucial 300c can't install

I have a small problem. Today my Crucial c300 arrived. Now I want a clean install windows 7 64 bit. After firing up the dvd, I get a screen which says that it needs drivers for my hardware. Why cant ...
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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?
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MacBook Pro 13" (2010) clean install

I'm having a problem doing a clean install on my MacBook Pro 13" (2010). When I put in the OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 disc, I end up on a screen in different languages saying I need to shut off and turn ...
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Updated e text editor. Now can't use it as default program

I'm running Vista, 64-bit. I recently updated e text editor. Great, I thought. It seems more stable, but has a huge flaw. I can no longer set it as the default programs for file types. During ...
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Install WIndows XP on a PC without PS2 adapter

I have a new PC that comes with USB but without PS2 adapter. I need to install Windows XP 64 bit incl. SP1. The keyboard works in the BIOS and during the installation of Windows XP. But when the XP ...
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Can I install Parallels 5.0 for Mac and then Windows 7?

I have an older Mac OS X version 10.5.8 with 2.1 GHz PowerPC G5 and 1.5 GB DDR2 SDRAM memory. I want to run Windows 7 on it. I don't think I have Snow Leopard and I don't have Boot Camp. 1) Can ...
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Unable to install Windows XP - Hard Disks Not Found

I use a DVD windows installer with automatic detect my driver. When I use it, it works normally. but when installer finishes scanning the disc, I encountered this error: Set up did not find any ...
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Is there a way to install Windows within itself into another drive?

I have a working windows 7 drive which is my main, now i want to install windows XP in a secondary, slave, drive. Is there a way to do that within windows 7 without having to reboot and load from the ...
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Disk Space Requirements

I want to know the minimum space requirement for each version of Windows (XP-7)?
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Full Ubuntu Install on USB

I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 in a 16GB Verbatim USB flash drive so I can boot my computer from the usb and have a full ubuntu running (I also need an encrypted home folder). I just want to run ...
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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 ...
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Can I install Windows XP, Vista and 7 from the same USB flash drive?

I'm usually the person my friends call when it's time for them to turn back the clock on their computers and reformat, but none of them seem capable of hanging on to the Windows installation discs ...