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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (3)

2
votes
2answers
559 views

Cannot install Ubuntu 11.10 with wubi

I had a dualboot on my Dell 8400: Windows XP and Ubuntu 10.4. Windows no longer works. I got the blue screen of death, and I can no longer boot into Windows, but I can boot into Ubuntu. I want to do ...
0
votes
3answers
1k views

Install Linux in a Windows 7 installed partition

Can I install Linux OS on a Windows 7 installed laptop. My laptop has only a single partition, where Windows 7 is installed. Can this be done without resulting in any data-loss or other issues? Or any ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Disk read error after installing Windows XP

When i start my system it says A disk read error occurred. Press CTRL-ALT-DEL to restart. I had simply made three partitions and copied the files using the XP setup(Installation didn't complete ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Bios detects hard drive but it is not seen during installation of Windows XP

I have an IBM T60 and installed a new hard disk. This is seen by the operating system, but is not detected during the installation of the Windows XP. Why is that?
-2
votes
2answers
895 views

Software to track installation? [closed]

Is there a software which can track files, register, ... of an installation of a software then it can roll back everything like we have never install a software ?
3
votes
2answers
6k views

Why can't I install this Notepad++ plugin on my older computer?

I'm trying to install the nppColdFusion plugin that enables ColdFusion syntax highlighting in Notepad++. It installed easily on my home computer (Windows Vista, using Notepad++ version 5.8.6). ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

How can i install figlet and toilet on Centos6

I have yum and rpm, and I really only how to install packages using these commands. When I tried to yum install figlet on a new CentOS6 virtual machine it couldn't find it in the mirrors list. I tried ...
3
votes
3answers
8k views

Error message: sudo: mysql_secure_installation: command not found

I'm trying to learn PHP and I'm just in the process of installing apache,msql and PHP. I'm on a mac osx 10.7.2 I downloaded: mysql-5.5.18-osx10.6-x86_64.dmg I'm now at the point of setting the ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

Gparted recognizes four partitions as one single partition

I was trying to install Ubuntu 11.04. But Gparted did not recognize my machine partitions correctly. This is how Windows 7 Disk Manager showed partitions: Volume---------------------File System---...
0
votes
3answers
1k views

.NET 2.0 won't install Windows 98

I'm trying to install .NET Framework v2.0 on my Windows 98 PC, but when I run the installer, the following error dialog appears twice: The INSTALL.EXE file is linked to missing export OLEAUT32.DLL: ...
5
votes
2answers
4k views

Upgrading GCC on CentOS

I need to upgrade GCC. When I type yum install GCC it tells me Package gcc-4.1.2-51.el5.x86_64 already installed and latest version. Unfortunately I'm trying to install some software which requires ...
0
votes
1answer
364 views

Issues Installing MySQL 5.5 manually on Ubuntu 10.04 server, errors about “/tmp/mysql.sock”

I've set up an Ubuntu server and wanted to install MySQL 5.5. I've been following these MySQL documentation steps. I have libaio dev installed. Everything went fine until I ran bin/mysqld_safe --...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

How can I find a missing binary needed under Cygwin?

I am trying to put together a cygwin installation and find that the commandtput is needed, but I have no idea what package supplies it. How can I find the package I need? please note: I found have ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

2011 i7 Macbook Pro unable to boot from any Windows CD?

I'm encountering issues installing Windows alongside my Lion install. I'm attempting to install from the internal SuperDrive, after using Boot Camp to partition what was a single, HFS+ volume. When ...
0
votes
1answer
495 views

How to make Windows XP installation choose another drive to store its installation files?

I've Windows XP installation ISO along with the key and I don't have optical drive on this computer. So, I've mounted ISO and started the setup. Currently, Windows XP is installed in C: drive and I ...
3
votes
2answers
241 views

Is installing Windows 7 in-situ (on a machine running Windows already) less clean that installing at boot time?

Is installing Windows 7 in-situ (on a machine running Windows already) less clean that installing at boot time? For example - you can autorun a Windows 7 disk on a machine that is already booted up ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

How do i install windows without booting the CD?

How do i install windows without booting the CD? i ask because when i boot the pc the BIOS skips "press any key to boot from cd or dvd" and my BIOS wont do it if I do it inside from the BIOS ether. ...
0
votes
2answers
139 views

Booting from a different partition.

I have a question. I run Windows7 on C:\ drive and it is the only operating system. I want to install Windows8 developer installation (iso image), and I have it saved in a new partition I created, ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

IE8 is not supported on this operating system

I am using vista. I had IE7 installed on it. Few months ago, I upgraded it to IE9 because I needed it to test few things on it. As now I am done with IE9, y'day I decided to remove it. It wasn't so ...
4
votes
2answers
197 views

Can I keep my RSA keys when I reinstall Ubuntu?

I want to install Ubuntu 11.10. Is there any way to keep my current RSA keys?
22
votes
4answers
33k views

What does 'make install' do?

Moving from Windows to Linux, I am unable to understand the process of installing software in Linux. In Windows, when we run an installation file, it asks where you wish to install the program, most ...
2
votes
1answer
769 views

Installing Java 6 on Ubuntu 10.04 fails on missing Java 6 JRE package

I'm trying to install Java 6 on Ubuntu 10.04 and it's been harder than it should be. In another question about installing Java on Ubuntu/Linux it said that I needed to do the following: sudo add-apt-...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

What programs does Mac come with?

I am looking for a list of programs that come factory installed on OSX. Some examples I know of would be Ruby, Tar and Gzip. Is this listed anywhere? Perhaps from Apple in release notes or similar?
1
vote
0answers
559 views

Webcam not found after re-installing Windows 7 (LiteOn Sonix SN9C230)

On my Vostro 1310 laptop, I re-installed Windows 7, now I have trouble with my webcam. I had a driver CD that came with my laptop, which I installed, but during setup it shows me error: error ...
2
votes
3answers
581 views

Installing Windows 7 hangs after initial loading phase

I'm trying to install Windows 7 64 bit on a machine with a X7DAL-E motherboard, but it stops after the initial loading phase, as soon as the mouse pointer appears on a colored background. The ...
1
vote
0answers
249 views

How to install a new version of Gtk without overwriting the current version?

There is a similar question without answer : How do I install a newer version of GTK in Ubuntu without replacing the current one? I'm running a Fedora 10 - Gnome - Gtk 2.0. Wireshark needs Gtk+ > 2....
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Adobe Fireworks CS5 Installation fails with Error Code 7

I have problems installing Adobe Fireworks CS5 and it fails with Error Code 7. What could be causing this?
1
vote
2answers
5k views

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." http://cfile7.uf.tistory.com/image/...
-1
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
305 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
18k 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 issue?...
3
votes
2answers
41k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
269 views

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 initiated)...
4
votes
2answers
7k views

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, ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
440 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
651 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
188 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
242 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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 C:\...
2
votes
1answer
482 views

Install Visual Studio on Windows Thin PC

Can I install Visual studio 2010 on Windows 7 Thin PC?
2
votes
2answers
1k views

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 an ...
1
vote
1answer
445 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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). ...
7
votes
3answers
4k views

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 ...
12
votes
1answer
11k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
522 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
444 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

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?
4
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...