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

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Unable To Install SQL Server 2008 On Windows 7 & Windows XP

For the last five hours I've been trying to install Microsoft SQL Server 2008, first on Windows 7 and then Windows XP. Both have had the same issue. Even before the installation starts, an error ...
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What other OS installation options are available when things go terribly wrong

i have a Toshiba Tecra 9100.The Dvd rom isn't functioning so its in an unreliable form.I have a usb port that is working.The laptop has no working OS installed however there are files under C:\WINDOWS ...
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how to install Mac OS X on your Windows PC using PearPC?

how to install Mac OS X on your Windows PC using PearPC? Anyone have achieve this before?
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Reinstalling Windows 7 and the Dell recovery partition on a new drive

I have a Dell Studio 1558 and just put in a new disk drive. I would like to know how to reinstall Windows 7 and the factory restoration partition.
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Windows 7 64-bit installation from alternative media (no DVD/USB Flash drive)

Greetings I currently have Windows 7 x86 installed on my computer. I want to install Windows 7 x64 on a different partition on my computer. However there is a little issue, I cannot run the x64 ...
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Windows 7 install crashes

I have a strange case that I cannot install windows 7 or windows vista on my 3 year old PC. The machine is an MSI K9NGM, with an AMD AM2 processor. I have bought a new Samsung SATA drive to install ...
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Debian Testing install USB menu does not respond to keyboard

I'm trying to install Debian Testing onto my Acer Aspire One ZG5 using the testing versions of boot.img and debian-testing-i386-CD-1.iso. I previously installed (two days ago) the latest release of ...
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Windows 7 installation asks for DVD drivers

I have installed Windows XP on my machine (Company CQ5020NL). Before I was able to do that, I set the SATA controller to IDE in the bios. Now I want to install Windows 7 upgrade. The DVD boots into ...
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Is there a way to perform an install of osx from a flash drive?

I have a mac mini that currently has osx 10.3. I want to upgrade it ultimately to Leopard (10.5). My problem is that the mini only has a CD drive and 10.4/10.5 seem to only come on DVDs. Is there a ...
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How is install -c different from cp

What is the difference between install -c and cp? Most installations tend to use install -c, but from the man page it doesn't sound like it does anything different than cp (except maybe set ...
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Installing Color-Theme with GNU Emacs 23.2 on OS X Snow Leopard

I've just started using emacs a week ago and I've been unsuccessful in installing color-theme using GNU Emacs 23.2 on OS X. With Ubuntu the whole process took maybe a few minutes with the package ...
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Quicktime won't install on Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

I am trying to install quicktime (actually just need iTunes..but then iTunes needs qt), but it fails. There seems to be a problem with the folder C:\Program Files(x86)\QuickTime\ - Quick Time wants to ...
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How to install ffmpeg on turnkeylinux

I want to install ffmpeg: http://www.ffmpeg.org/ in my turnkeylinux. Please guide me how to install and enable it for PHP.
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HP Pavillion DV6500 recovery disk failure

I recently attempted to re-install Windows Vista on an HP Pavillion DV6500 using the factory recovery DVD's, but encountered a strange problem. When the recovery disk attempted to reformat the hard ...
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Windows XP installation problems

I recently asked a question on here, and thought I had it working... Here is a link to it. Windows XP Installation problems So basically I'm having trouble getting XP installed. To sum it up, a ...
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Windows XP Installation problems

I'm having trouble installing Windows XP on a computer... My friend gave me her old computer, it was riddled with viruses and ran extremely slow. I did my best to clean it out, and after a bit I ...
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Problems installing Empathy

I'm trying to install empathy. Current version has to be installed from source, but needs a list of things that have to be installed one by one. Previous version is in repository, but blinks (opens, ...
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installing mac to an usb pen, using windows? [closed]

Is it possible to install mac to an usb pen? I'm using a windows, and want to dual-boot mac, but can't create more primary partitions.
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Partition issue trying to install Windows 7 Starter

Computer: HP Mini 210 I am trying to install Windows 7 Starter. Currently I have installed Fedora 14 Xfce and have allocated 24GB NTFS on the hard disk for the Windows partition. My current ...
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what should I set a mac's permissions with party App

what should I set a mac's permissions to be so that every user can use a third party app (in my case, QuarkXPress)
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Install Ubuntu 10.10 from loopback mounted ISO image

I have a laptop with a faulty BIOS that has stopped booting from CDs even though it supports it (and it doesn't support booting from USB drives). I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 on it. I already ...
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Using Python on Mac

I want to learn Python using my Mac. Now I want to setup a Python version >= 3.1.3, because my materials for learning are using this version. Typing python into terminal results version 2.6.1, using ...
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Is there a standard Mac OS X Snow Leopard home folder naming convention?

I recently re-installed a fresh copy of Snow Leopard on my Mac. I was a bit surprised when the process completed it had changed the name of my home folder to use my name rather than my initials. This ...
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Keyboard not detected when trying to install Ubuntu 10.10

I tried to install Ubuntu 10.10 desktop edition on my laptop and unfortunately it didn't detect my keyboard (it detects my mouse) so I couldn't finish installation. Is it something wrong I'm doing? ...
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How can I set up Retrospect on Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit?

Problem Retrospect is a backup system that my organization uses, but I can not find support for my Ubuntu 12.10 64bit desktop. What I have tried (but did not work) download the Redhat version and ...
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Can't finish installation of application on Windows 2000?

Why do some program not complete their installation on Windows 2000? I don't get any error messages in Windows. Is there anything I can do to complete the installation?
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Stuck with Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 errors [closed]

A ways back I installed Microsoft Visual Studio beta 2. Today I installed Visual Studio 2010 from Dreamspark (the one with the activation key baked in). This resulted in an install with no place to ...
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Re-installing Windows 7 on Asus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to start recovery from recovery partition on a Asus A6000 ? My laptop came with Windows 7 installed already. I need to re-install it however there were no disks and ...
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Server 2003 with T410 H700

I am trying to install Server 2003 onto T410 (just arrived last week) with H700 inside. After copy all the drivers which including the H700 driver from the floppy disk (press F6), then the system hung ...
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Disable XP unsigned driver warning from recovery CD

This is an extremely stupid situation. I am restoring an XP install, and everything goes fine up to the point where it is "installing devices". There, the unsigned driver warning appears for my audio ...
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Windows 7 failed on installation at 98%

I hope you can help me after umpteen failed attempts to load Windows 7 on an ASUS P5WD2 premium board and dual core intel 3.4Ghz 2Gig Ram processor ran the beta versions beautifully, the mini dump ...
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Can not make work python in windows 7 64 bits

Tried installing python 3.13 64 bits, 3.13 32 bits and 2.7 64 bits. But none of them seems to work. Both 3.13 after installing it I run python.exe and it shows: Fatal Python error: Py_Initialize: ...
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Install Office software on a standard user account automatically

If I know the Administrator account name and password on a Windows 7 computer, would it be possible to create an Office 2010 install CD that would "silently" install Office 2010 on a standard user ...
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having trouble installing openoffice on Fedora 13

I've followed all of these directions (twice now) for my x86 32-bit machine: http://www.if-not-true-then-false.com/2010/install-openoffice-org-on-fedora-centos-red-hat-rhel/ but I'm getting this ...
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What method computer manufacturers use to install Windows?

They automate Windows installation using scripts or do they simply restore different disk images for each hardware model? I've heard the second approach is not possible since some software that the ...
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Windows Vista won't install onto a new harddrive?

I'm fixing a computer for a friend and I diagnosed their old harddrive was bad(click of death) so they got a new harddrive and now I'm trying to install Windows onto it. The computer is a newer Dell ...
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Issue installing Eclipse IDE for Java EE developers

I downloaded and it is a Zip file, but I can't extract and when I try to open it (on wich it is through Internet Explorer, that's the choice), nothing happens, i just have a bunch of windows opening ...
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Install VLC on Windows 7 x64

How Can I install VLC on an x64 bit version of Windows 7? I have checked the compatibility modes and I do not see an x86 version. I have tried running is under XP and Vista with no luck.
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setting up RAID1 on desktop machine with windows XP with the drivers

I am trying to set up a raid configuration on a desktop in which the previous raid failed on a RAID0 configuration when a hard disk failed. I pressed CNTRL-I to get the RAID BIOS up and put the disks ...
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Installing Windows 7 [closed]

I have a Gateway desktop with Vista Home Premium. I am trying to upgrade to Windows 7. It will not complete the installation, this is very aggravating! I have been trying for over 3 hours to install ...
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Installing an application on windows 7

Hi Im trying to install an application on a windows7 computer (I right click the setup.exe and chooses run as administrator). However the installtion fails (because it can not access a file in ...
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What do I have to do to add a new hard drive to an existing Linux system?

I have a new mechanical hard drive I would like to add to my Ubuntu 10.10 system. Currently, I have a 128 GB SSD hard drive which contains my whole / partition. I would now like to add a 1 TB HDD to ...
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how to install a prefPane on mac osx from commandline?

I'm automating some system installs and I need to install a prefPane. something like installer -pkg xxx.pkg -target / that I use for installing .pkg files.
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“Error 5: Access denied” when installing programs with UAC turned off

I'm having some trouble installing msysgit 1.7.3.1preview on Windows 7 Home Premium. I downloaded the setup file from the Google Code and then ran it. Upon running, I got the following error: I ...
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Installing Midnight Commander from sources (no root privileges)

I tried to configure ./configure --prefix=/localfolder glib-2.26.1/ make make install but it fails at make stage. trying to configure mc-4.6.1/ and make doesn't obviously work. What are the steps ...
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Create an image file of a running Linux system

As I understand it, creating an image of a Linux system makes an exact copy of the OS and any user files/configurations/programs etc. What I would love to do is create an image of my work PC and ...
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How do I resolve a 0x7B stop error on my XP installation?

I have partitioned my 500GB hard drive, allowing me 50GB for Windows XP. Every time I try and install Windows XP I get an error. My operating system is Windows 7 Home Premium. I own a Dell Studio ...
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Xp and or also MS Office 2003 on Compaq Armada E500

my question to the superusers is: Is it possible to install MS windows Xp on a Compaq Armada e500 that at this time works with a Windows 2000 server? We need to use this old laptop just to have a MS ...
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Can't install Windows 7 on extended partition

I am trying to install Windows 7 in a dual boot configuration on a PC that's already running Ubuntu 8.04. Windows 7 is kind enough to refuse installing very early in the process, issuing the ...
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skip preamble screens in cygwin?

Not unrarely I'll want to isntall a new package in cygwin. When I launch the installer, I have to go through a few screens where I specify the mirror host, the download directory, and all that. Is ...