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

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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, ...
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Windows 7 Can't Get Past Format

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, start the install. ...
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VMware workstation install problem

I've been trying to install VMware workstation 7.1.4 on my windows 7 computer. I know I've already posted something similar to this, but this totally different situation. Whenever I open the ...
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Installing Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit mentions a missing CD/DVD driver?

When I go to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, I get to the screen to select language, time, and currency, click next and this alert pops up: Required CD/DVD Drive Device Driver is Missing. It ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 desktop edition installation fails

I just tried to set up a VM using VirtualBox and Ubuntu 10.10 desktop edition. Installation proceeded fine, but at ~60-80% I got a message that it failed and it's most likely a defect CD or a read ...
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Is there a way to make Windows 7 install .iso onto USB drive from OSX?

I copied my windows 7 cd to a ISO and trying to source the image onto my USB drive from OSX. So far it doesn't seem like it's possible with disk utility. Is there something else I can do to make this ...
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In snow leopard what is the significance of installing apps in the applications folder compared to your home directory

I would like to know what kind of permissions do applications installed to /Applications get? Do they get access to system directories? Is it safer to install applications to your $HOME/SOMEDIR? I ...
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Windows Installation Problem

My System is behaving strange. When trying to Install Windows (XP, 2003) it get hanged during the setup stage where it says "Windows is Copying Files...". To analyze, I tried different tests (Swapping ...
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Custom Windows XP Installation Disk

I'd like to build some custom windows xp installation disk that would install windows with some custom settings. This is pretty easy so far. Some apps like Nlite would do the trick. But what I'm ...
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Visual Studio 2010 will not install, fails to correctly detect Windows 7

Trying to install from a disc image obtained through the MSDNAA (an Ultimate x86 DVD), and the installer adamantly insists I'm running a antiquated OS (it is, in fact, Windows 7 x64). I tried ...
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Will you install software on the same partition as Windows system?

I was wondering if you always install software on the same partition as Windows 7 system? What kinds of software do you install on the same partition as Windows system? What kinds of software you ...
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Why after installing GIMP on a Mac, it opens X11 and doesn't work?

I want to use GIMP on my Mac OS X 10.6.6. I downloaded GIMP for Snow Leopard, double-clicked on the .dmg file, dragged the app into applications. It seemed to be installed, so in Spotlight I type ...
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Installing Slax on my hard drive

I am running Slax Linux from my USB drive and now I want to install it in my computer. What should I do?.
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Can I install a 64 bit Windows if I have a Intel T5870?

I have an HP laptop with the following specs: Processor : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5870 @ 2.00 GHz RAM : 2.00 GB but i have a problem that i want to learn adobe after effect program and ...
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Windows 7 fresh install blank screen

I've just installed Win7 Ultimate to my PC. During the install it reboots a couple of times, but 2nd or 3rd reboot I see the "Starting Windows..." message, but followed by a black screen. No mouse ...
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Can I install a dual slot video card in a new dell?

I am getting a gaming system for a family member, and was looking at a Dell inspiron 580. I would like to know if the tower form factor case will accept a dual slot video card (such as the GeForce ...
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Ubuntu root privs installation issue

I am a fairly new Ubuntu user (and Linux user, for that matter) and I just downloaded a program whose installer was a .sh file. Not thinking, I copied the installer to an /opt subdirectory, thinking ...
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How to install Unix on VM?

My system is has an AMD Athlon II x2 and I'm trying to install (one of the following?) Red Hat Linux Enterprise for x64 systems, debian for amd64, freebsd 8.1 for amd64 as a VM using Parallels or ...
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How to force Windows to call the partition it installs on C:?

I'm going to install Windows XP from a CD and want to make sure it calls the partition it lands on C:. The target partition is the first one on a SATA disk, which is not the first one in my computer. ...
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How do I create a Windows 7 USB installer with preinstalled software?

I was wondering if it was possible to make a bootlable image of a Windows 7 Pro OEM Installation CD that I have and put it on an USB stick for faster/easier installation. I am asking because we have a ...
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Debian 5.0.8 won't detect my ethernet adapter

I'm installing Debian 5.0.8 on a Dell Latitude E6410 using the network install x86 CD. Unfortunately, it won't detect my Ethernet adapter. Specifically, I get the error: No Ethernet card was ...