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

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Removing all traces of GNU java and openjdk and replacing with Sun JDK

I have installed latest Sun JDk. But when I do: java -version I still got OpenJDK version. So I completely removed OpenJDK. But now when I do: java -version I get even older GNU java 1.5 ...
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Perform a clean install on my new Asus laptop - where can I find certain OEM software?

I just got a new Asus laptop from Best Buy and I really want to do a clean install. I think I found on Asus site where I can get all drivers except I can't find the Power2Go software. Can you please ...
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How to get a clean Windows 7 install

So I got a new Asus laptop from BestBuy and you know how they customize it and put extra stuff on it and they don't give you the original OS disks anymore? Well... There's gotta be a way to get a ...
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Problem with Drupal 7.0 installation - PHP extensions disabled

when I install Drupal I have the following problem. PHP extensions Disabled Drupal requires you to enable the PHP extensions in the following list (see the system requirements page ...
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Windows 7 F6 Drivers off a USB Drive

I'm doing a fresh install of Windows 7 and I have an on board software RAID. I "need" to install the drivers via the infamous F6 process. Technically, it should be possible to do so after the OS has ...
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A black screen with only the mouse cursor while booting [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make Windows 7 boot further than a blank screen with only a mouse cursor? Once i tried to re-install Windows 7. I formatted C drive, during installation system ...
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Visual Studio 2010 Fails to Install VC 9.0 Runtime

Those of you who've seen this: Completely Uninstall Visual Studio 2010 will know I've been having some VS2010 issues the last week or so. Well I finally managed to get my computer to a stage where I ...
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move existing Windows XP to a new harddrive

I've bought a SSD for my laptop and made a fresh install of Windows 7. On my old HDD I've got a Windows XP system, which I would like to move to the SSD. I've tried it this way: put the HDD to an ...
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How do I uninstall IE9 if it is half-installed and not on the uninstall programs list?

Today I started to install Internet Explorer 9, but then before the auto-install can complete I forced it to quit. Now I am in an install neverland - it won't let me install because it says it is ...
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Why does Internet Explorer 9 need to close (these) other programs during install and are any changes made to Firefox?

When I tried to install Internet Explorer 9 on my development machine I got a dialog box stating that I need to close some programs during install. It also says that these programs use files that ...
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Problem with ubuntu 10.10 running from USB drive

I recently downloaded Ubuntu 10.10 and created an USB drive with that. I started to run the Ubuntu from that USB drive. But I am facing so much problem. I am thinking why its not so much easy like ...
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How do I install color schemes for Emacs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I apply a color-scheme (.el file) in emacs? I'm looking at the directions on this site, but under the heading Installing, it asks me to move a couple of files to ...
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How long should it take to install Ubuntu on a netbook?

I am installing Ubuntu version 10.10 for the netbook and it is taking forever. I am not sure if the installation has crashed or if it actually just takes this long. It has been about 45 minutes now. ...
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How can I reinstall OS X Snow Leopard without keeping my data?

Strange thing happened. I want so sell my old Macbook and therefore used a disk image of the Snow Leopard DVD that I restored onto an external drive. I booted off the drive and went through the ...
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Weird Windows 7 behaviors when downloading or installing

I am seeing some odd issues on a new Windows 7 HP laptop. The OS is 64 bit OS. Attempting to download anything in the 32 bit IE included will show a progress bar and after complete nothing happens, ...
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Need to re-install Windows 7 after motherboard change?

My motherboard died, and I had to change it. Does this mean that i need to reinstall Windows-7 ? Or can I make it load somehow, and then just install the new board's drivers ?
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Why can't I install/uninstall software despite being logged in as an Administrator?

I am signed in under an administrator account in my laptop; however, now vista is not allowing me to install / uninstall any software.
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How do I install 'rev' in Cygwin?

The Unix rev utility reverses lines in a file. How do I get this under Cygwin? Which package do I need to install?
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Can't install Ubuntu or Fedora from USB flash drive

My previous problem was describe here: Can't boot OS from USB drive, showing black screen with blinking cursor and there are informations about my laptop. Please look there and then read rest here. I ...
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Instalation of Windows XP Embeded - How accept EULA

I try install Windos XP Embeded with SP 2on my notebook with Windows 7. I have 2 iso files: en_winxp_embedded_sp2_cd1.iso ->CD1 en_winxp_embedded_sp2_cd2.iso ->CD2 I burn this files on CD’s. I ...
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Linux cannot see Windows 7 partitions on install

I've been trying to install Linux as a dual boot with Windows 7 on my Dell latitude e6510. It is currently running Windows 7 and I have used the MS disk tools to shrink the Win 7 NTFS partition to ...
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Why would my VPN connection work better than my direct connection?

I have a new Windows 7 64bit laptop, which connects wirelessly to a ASDL router/modem. With my regular connection, page requests often time out - usually with form submissions. When I use the same ...
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Perl CPAN: Can't install module dependencies - Could not find a version X or above

Whenever I try installing a perl module on my system, it fails to install the dependencies. I had this working before, I'm not sure why it's not working on my fresh setup. For example, I try to ...
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How can I install iTunes in such a way that it can't put any “hooks” or helper programs on my computer?

I'm buying a new iPad, which means I must once again install iTunes. I've not used iTunes in more than 6 months, since I bought a new computer. I don't like iTunes, but I can live with using it to ...
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Blue screen of death while installing any Adobe Air application

Whenever I try to install an Air application I get a Blue Screen and then my system restarts. I cannot even take a screenshot of it. This happens with every air application I try to install. I also ...
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How do I replace or repair a broken OS X install disc?

First things first: I don't appreciate software piracy and I really want to spend money on software that I use and that I work and make money with. I don't want this question closed just because I ...
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How do I install “Perl/Tk Debugger” on Windows 7?

Trying to install the "Perl/Tk Debugger" on Windows 7 -- and for the life of me I'm unable to figure out what I need to do to install and run this application.. The requirements appear to be: Perl ...
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Mac OS X installation fails

W I started my Mac Mini only white screen with activity wheel shows up. No blue screen. I think my Mac is crashed. Now when I inserted my Leopard DVD and rebooted, it didn't show me any option to ...
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Hi, is there a way to install an updated version of an application alongside the old version of the application [closed]

is there a way to install an updated version of an application alongside the old version of the application (i.e., without uninstalling the old version)?
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Installing Windows 7 x64 SP1 returns error 0x8007007b

I just tried to install Windows 7 x64 SP1 on my desktop computer, but 10 minutes into the installation I get this error: The filename, directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect. ...
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Java Classpath Issue?

I am having an issue getting Eclipse running on my machine (Windows 7, 64 bit). I have the latest version of Java, and can run it from command prompt when I manually navigate to the correct ...
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Can an administration extraction of an MSI file perform registry and/or system wide changes?

I am always getting MSI (or setup EXEs which are basically MSI) files, and half the time they really do not need to be a setup. Microsoft is probably one of the biggest sources - almost every time I ...
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KDE on Windows won't download/install

No matter which mirror I use, I get this error. I've tried a few times over the last several weeks. Download failed --------------------------- The download of ...
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How can I make a copy of a printer in Windows 7?

Has anyone been able to copy an existing printer in Windows 7? I know that we were able to do this in XP (not as a direct copy/paste, but by installing the printer twice) but in Windows 7 it doesn't ...
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OSX: Python packages fail to install, error message “/usr/local/bin: File Exists”

I keep trying to install django and other python packages, and I keep getting the exact same error message: Installing django-admin.py script to /usr/local/bin error: /usr/local/bin: File exists So ...
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How do I install a different OS on a Compaq Presario cq56 with preinstalled SuSE 11?

Thing is, I don't have a clue of Linux systems, I usually use WinXP. Bought a notebook with SuSE 11 on it, because I have my XP licence and thought I could install that if I found the chipset drivers ...
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Help me install windows 7 on virtual-pc with winxp host

I am running virtualpc on winxp sp3, and i have been trying to install win7, but for the past 2 hrs, it still show the "Expanding windows files (0%).". The allocated memory is 512MB, and hard drive ...
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Error 80073701 when installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1

I tried to install the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 using Windows Update, and I got an error (code 80073701 - unknown error). I tried it again, same thing. Rebooted and tried again, same error. Before I ...
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Installing windows 7 on two computers ~ 1 serial key

Just a quick one. I have two computers, but only one copy of Windows 7. I know legally I should have two separate license keys, however, I am just wondering what would happen if I installed it on the ...
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How to partition a 220 GB disk drive for redhat linux 4.8

I'm installing RHEL 4.x to a hard disk that already has windows 7 enterprise installed. I would like to dual-boot both the OSes. The hard drive size is about 220 GB (of which windows 7 occupies about ...
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Install Adobe CS5 on Mac with case-sensitive Filesystem

Adobe CS5 installation fails saying it can't be installed on a case-sensitive partition. I have read the brain-damaged System Requirements where it clearly states "cannot install on a volume that uses ...
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Why does the progress bar reset multiple times in .msi installers?

There is a really weird thing that has bugged me for Windows Installers (mostly .msi ones, but sometimes others too). Namely, the progress bar resets multiple times during the operation, rendering it ...
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ffmpeg lame mp3 problem

i wanted to install ffmpeg with lame mp3 support.its procedure is as follows: cd /usr/local/src/ffmpeg/ ./configure –enable-libmp3lame –enable-libogg –enable-libvorbis make && make install but i ...
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How do I make a USB stick from which to install different OS's?

Recently, I have made a number of USB sticks to install OS's (several Linux flavors, BSD, Windows) from, on machines that didn't have CD drives. Now, I would prefer to not overwrite the install USB ...
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Why am I getting a disk boot failure when I try to install Ubuntu?

I'm encountering boot failure while trying to install a Linux distro from a CD. I'm using an older PC; here are its specs: HP Pavilion 2.66GHz, 512MB RAM with a BIOS revision of 6/30/2003 I ...
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Install graphics card hardware drivers via remote desktop in Windows 7

I come across the same problem over and over. I working on computer that is remote and it is missing graphics card drivers. Just has some default drivers that have limited resolution. I would like ...
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How can I make it difficult to install a new operating system on a certain computer?

I want to host a website on a desktop computer running Ubuntu with a Windows virtual machine. I will give away the computer in exchange for a number of months of remote web hosting. I want to add some ...
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Fail to run MySQL in Mac OSX 10.5.8

my mac is a powerPC. and I have tried both 64 bit and 32 bit version. Both return me "bad CPU type in executable" when I try to do this /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql I followed all the steps as ...
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Mac App Store installation limit?

Is there any limitation of installation of apps purchased from Mac App Store?
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Windows 7 64 Bit Can't Get Past Format

favorite Just assembled a new machine: MSI 880GM-E41 motherboard 500GB Samsung hard drive AMD Athlon II X4 640 processor 4GB RAM Windows 7 64 Bit LITE-ON Black 4X Blu-ray reader I boot up, ...