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

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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 ...
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issue on MS SQL managament studio 2005..?

am having MS SQL 2005 developer edition. And when am trying to install it(MS SQL 2005) on my windows XP SP2 system- am not getting MS SQL management studio..?/ what will be the issue..??
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Ubuntu Server installed from USB puts GRUB on the USB drive instead of the hard disk

I've just tried installing Ubuntu Server onto my new PC. The PC doesn't have a CD ROM drive, just USB, so I used a USB installation of Ubuntu Server. When I install it, it allocates dev/sda as being ...
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Re-enabling prompt for trusting a driver in Windows 7?

I installed some hardware on Windows 7 Pro, and clicked the "Always trust drivers from ..." checkbox before installing. However, now I want to disable this, i.e. I want to be prompted again. I ...
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FreeBSD: Newbie Install Questions

I need some up to date information on how to set up a RAID-1 / RAID-Stripe when installing a new version of FreeBSD. I have several Pentium 2/3/4 computer that I need to install a os onto. But also ...
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Files installed by GoToAssist

I had to install the GoToAssist product for Verizon Tech Support to look at my PC. I was carefull to watch what he was doing and to shut if off and exit once he was finished. I would like to know ...
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Install two copies of Mac OS X on a Hard Drive

How to install two copies of Mac OS X on a Hard Drive?
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What happened to XBMC for Linux?

I'm setting up an HTPC so I'm trying to install XBMC. Following the XBMC Team's instructions, the commands run as expected until the second line, where apt-get reports that the package 'xbmc' wasn't ...
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Is there an installer to automate the installation of 2 independant programes in windows?

The purpose is just to avoid user interaction. The programes I want to automate are Adobe AIR and Flash media live encoder
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Installing Win 7 over network

Hey guys, I just got my sister a VAIO laptop (core i3, 4GB ddr3, 500gb HD). It came preloaded with Windows 7 (Home Premium) and it has a product key at the back. My goal is to delete everything of ...
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Problem installing Small Basic

I am using Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2. Dot Net Framework 4.0 is installed in my computer. But when I am trying to install Microsoft Small Basic, It is showing an error "This application ...
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Snow leopard upgrade problem

I'm running a MacBook Pro 2GHz with silver keys. Yesterday, I upgraded the RAM to the maximum 2GB and everything seemed happy on Mac OS X 10.4. Today, I upgraded to Mac OS X 10.6. Because I have a ...
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Find where a program is installed in Linux

After installing a program using a package manager where is the information about where the program was installed and in which menu category it can be found.
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How to install MySql on Ubuntu 10

I have done the following: shell> sudo apt-get install mysql-server-core-5.1 shell> sudo apt-get install mysql-client-core-5.1 Both seemed to complete fine with no errors. I have the ...
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New system with old harddisks?

HI, I have a "old" system with Windows 7 installed. Now I have a new mainboard and a processor. Is there a way I can use my "old" hdd instead of reinstalling windows 7 again?
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Install new hard drive on old Compaq DeskPro from around 2000 with a Pentium 3

I recently scrounged an old abandoned Compaq DeskPro with a Pentium 3 and 256 MB of RAM. The only thing missing was the hard drive. Anyway I got a hard drive for it, but I can't figure out how its ...
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Installing AucTeX 1.86 over Emacs.app in OS X

I am trying to install AucTeX 1.86 over an Emacs binary (version 24.0.50) from emacsformacosx.com. On first attempt ./configure outputs: configure: error: Cannot find the texmf directory! ...
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Why do I need restart computer after installing new software?

Why is it sometimes that I need to restart my computer after installing new software and at other times I don't? Is there any reason why it needs this reboot or why it's not always one way or the ...
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Vista Black Screen on Install

I am trying to reinstall vista on a computer and the installation CD will not work. It keeps showing the gray and white bar saying it is loading files. After that, it gets to a black screen with a ...
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Why would I need a reboot after installing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do I need restart computer after installing new software? That is to say, what might installing an application do such that it might require a reboot? Corollary ...
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Windows Setup could not configure Windows to run on this computer's hardware

The whole installation goes smoothly up to the point of "Completing installation ...". The monitor changes resolution, after which a standard dialog box pops up saying Windows Setup could not ...
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How to resolve these linking errors while installing ffmpeg?

I downloaded ffmpeg installation using git: FFmpeg Git There are Git repositories of FFmpeg and libswscale. Both are kept in sync with SVN automatically. To allow building FFmpeg with ...
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In yum, what is presto?

When I do a yum install or a yum update, sometimes I get this Loaded plugins: presto, refresh-packagekit telling me that the packages are being updated. What is presto?
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How do I install a new BIOS driver on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

I just got off the phone with an ACER support technician and he says I should make sure I have the latest BIOS driver (the installation of which could solve my overheating problems...) He helped me ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu from another Linux system? (Gentoo in my case)

Is it possible to install Ubuntu NBR on a harddisk that is currently installed in another Linux system (Gentoo in my case). I want to reinstall my Media Center and Home Router (running Ubuntu NBR ...
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partition of the disk for installing windows

I have some problem installing windows XP, on my C disk I have 20 gb, I want to reinstall my windows XP and extend the volume of the C disk to 30 gb (I want to take free space from my D disk without ...
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Installer hangs on “waiting for other installations to finish” despite no other installations in progress

I started an installation of the Xcode 4 developer's preview last night before going to bed. When I woke up, the installation had popped up a message saying to close Xcode first (doh!). I did so, but ...
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File execution in Unix

base └──────install └──────setup └───myfile Suppose this is a part of my directory structure in Unix. Is there any difference between these two: 1) base/setup$ myfile 2) ...
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Windows 7 64-bit can't find DVD drivers

When I start installing Windows 7 64-bit enterprise edition, after it asks for language and keyboard layout - it throws: Can't find DVD drivers What should I do in order to install it?
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Installing two things at the same time on Linux

I noticed that package managers won't install things if they know that another package manager is open. So I was wondering if it's OK to install multiple things at the same time when using the ...
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Install Chromium OS, but not from a USB

How can I install Chromium OS on my PC? I do not mean in a virtual machine, but actually a dual boot. I know you can boot from a USB, but that is not what I'm looking for. I really want to install ...
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Linux offline install apt-get

I'm new the Linux world and I have what is probably a very basic question but I can't seem to find out how to do it. I trying to find a way to make offline installs of applications I get from ...
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Linux on a p3 Comuter

I have an aopen p3 computer that is ten years old, I've tried installing Ubuntu 10.4 several times and it won't take. I've burned the cd's, bought a commercial version, tried to use wubi that won't ...
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How come all except one of the VIM plugins I installed in Windows Vista VIM do not work?

The Problem Circumstances have arisen where I have to use VIM on Windows Vista 64bit. I have tried to recreate my Ubuntu Linux set up but all except one of the plugins I have installed are not being ...
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Python Won't Install On Windows 7

I'm trying to install Python on my Windows 7 (64-bit) - AMD Sempron Machine. I downloaded the 3.1.2 Windows X86-64 installer. After running it and selecting the option to install it for all users, the ...
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Batch installer for installing multiple application installer

Is there an existing software that lets you install all your application in one time? eg, I want to install microsoft office, then mozilla firefox, then some other apps. The software will just ask my ...
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How do I manually install extensions on Chrome for OS X?

Where is the extension folder for Chrome on OS X? Since I haven't installed any extensions yet, how can I configure it to work properly with Chrome on OS X? I don't want to browse the extensions ...
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What steps do I need to take to compile and install a Linux kernel?

What are the correct steps to compile a Linux kernel? Are these steps the same or different for different kernel versions i.e for 2.2, 2.4 and 2.6.
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Can I install Microsoft Office 2010 on multiple computers?

I bought Office 2010. You can install it on a pc and a laptop. I don't have a laptop, but do my work from my home computer as well. Can I install it on my home computer instead of the laptop?
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Ubuntu Install Problem Might be Hardware Related

This is my first experience with Ubuntu. First of all, let me say that i am installing Ubuntu on a machine whose hard drive crashed and I have replace the C drive with a new drive and I think my ...