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

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Mathematica 9, CDF Player on Windows 7

I have installed Mathematica 9 on my computer a year ago and recently I installed some older versions of it, like 5,6,7, after that I can't open any notebook on Mathematica 9, it says that I could ...
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After minimal install Centos 6.5 doesn't see network

I installed an minimal Centos 6.5 (with standart VGA) on my laptop beside Windows 7 as dual boot. Now I want to install some extra features like XWindows but Centos doesn't reach the internet. It ...
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Is there any way to install an app which need .net 3.5 without .net 3.5?

I want to install vmware viclient 5.5, it need .net framework 3.5 for running. But I cannot install .net 3.5, because I used Windows Thin PC, if I want to get 3.5, I have to customize and reinstall ...
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Installing XP Office 2002 on Windows 7 in virtual XP mode

I'm running Windows 7 64bit and have successfully installed the virtual machine and XP mode. I'm currently running Microsoft Office Outlook 2007. I want to install Windows XP Office 2002 to get access ...
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How to Install Windows 8.1 Pro on ASUS N46

I am installing Windows 8.1 Pro onto my ASUS N46JV laptop. At step "Which type of installation do you want?" there are 2 options: Upgrade: Install Windows and keep files, settings, and application ...
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I have Ubuntu .iso file downloaded in my Linux Mint - how to install Ubuntu OS? [closed]

From my Linux Mint operating system, how do I install/dual-boot this Ubuntu OS which is downloaded as a .iso file? So that it comes up as an option to boot into when I first turn on my computer. ...
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SQL Server 2008R2 Developer's Edition Error while Installing

I had Sql Server 2008R2 Developer's Edition Installed on my machine, Two Named instances, Default Instance was Sql Server Express. and there was another named Instance Evaluation Enterprise Edition. ...
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Error Windows 8.1 Preview Installation: The update is not applicable to your computer

Just downloaded the Windows 8.1 Preview Installer to Upgrade my Windows 8, but then I get the following Error message: Windows Update Standalone Installer: The update is not applicable to your ...
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Get-Command missing in Powershell after installing Version 4

Something must have gone wrong by installing dot net framework 4.5 and Powershell 4.0 I tried repair install of framework 4.5 and even deinstallation and reinstallation, but it doesn't help. PS ...
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Where should I store source downloads for installation?

I used to download everything to /tmp, because after make; sudo make install I usually don't need those files anymore. But now I realized the only way to uninstall programs installed from source, is ...
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Clean Install of Windows 8 on Newly Installed SSD

I bought a new SSD for my Windows PC. Now I'm trying to install Windows 8 on it. First attempt Started installation from within existing Windows 8 installation by launching setup.exe Installer says ...
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unable to boot from USB flash drive (kubuntu 12.04.3 LTS)

I've downloaded kubuntu 12.04.3 LTS .iso and tried to install it on a flash drive to install the system on my hard drive. I've tried to use usb-creator-kde 3 times and unetbootin once and each time ...
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How do I create an unattended installer for various applications in Windows?

I have had to reinstall my operating system today and there a ton of programs that I need to install, not to mention quite a few configurations to make after installing them! I heard some people are ...
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Confusion on the Windows 7 activation process

I purchased a laptop couple of years back with Windows 7 Home Professional 64 bit pre-installed on it (OEM). Few days back I had to format my entire hard drive and reinstall windows. I followed this ...
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Does Ubuntu 14.04 recognize the SSD drivers automatically? [closed]

Is it necessary to reset the memory configuration on a computer with both memories? If so, how can I do it?
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Should I upgrade my Windows 7 Professional 64bit to Ultimate 64bit, in place, or reformat method?

I'm feeling a little on the lazy side today, wondering what the tradeoffs are to doing in place upgrade.
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How to fix error 0x00000057 when installing a printer driver, no permission to write to DriverStore?

We have a customer with a PC where installing a particular local printer fails with error 87, "invalid parameter". Usually I'd blame the installation routine, but when looking at Process Monitor it ...
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When installing linux how does the root file system get created in disk?

I understand the Linux boot process fairly well. But the first time installation is pretty vague to me. How does the root file system (/etc, /bin, /sbin etc.) get created in the disk with the ...
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I want to install Windows 7 on a blank hdd on a partition called X:(instead of C:) Is it possible?

I have a brand new PC with a blank HDD, and I want to install Windows on a partition called X: instead of C:. How can I perform this?
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Cannot install ClickMaster

I wanted to install ClickMaster on Windows 8.1 after the trial versions time ran out. The problem was, that i could not uninstall the trial through windows, so i just deleted the program folder. After ...
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Installing Adobe AIR on Mac OS X

I've been trying to install Adobe Air in Mac OS X 10.6.2 for a while without success. When installing Adobe AIR the progress bar reaches completion and disappears. Then nothing happens, the installer ...
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Removing old Vista partition, but it's the active, system partition

I originally had Vista installed on my laptop and installed Win7 as a dual boot option. Now I've moved everything from Vista, I have removed the dual boot option via msconfig.exe. Finally, I want to ...
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Installing dashing using gem causes make errors ubuntu

ive been trying to install dashing made by shopify. But when ever i install using gem make will allways through up errors Heres the error im geting from the gem install errors
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Getting error 0x80070002 when I try to install IIS in Windows Features

Here's exactly what happens: I go to Programs and Features > Turn Windows features on or off. Then, check the box for IIS, and hit OK. It seems to be installing for a second then shows these error ...
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Windows 8.1 Update 1 showing activation error

I have installed Windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro Version a few weeks back on my desktop computer running 64 bit version of the OS. The OS was running perfectly fine until today when it started showing ...
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Windows 8 placeholder keys [duplicate]

As noted here Windows 8.1 fresh install with Windows 8 licence Windows 8.1 has available "generic keys" that will let you install Windows 8.1, but not activate. Does Windows 8 have similar keys, ...
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Debian installer hangs on network hardware detection due to Broadcom wlan chip

I'm trying to net-install Debian testing (Jessie) on a laptop but I always get stuck during the network hardware detection. Specifically, the last line I read in the syslog is that the firmware for ...
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How to install debian from a usb drive?

I've got a shining new x64 laptop running Windows 7 and I want to dual boot debian stable. I've installed ubuntu on loads of laptops in the past using a USB drive, but I can't find decent ...
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What could be bottlenecking me?

I have a rather old motherboard/processor and I'm trying to install a nice lightweight linux on it. However, I can never get through the installer because it's so slow. It took me over 400 seconds to ...
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how to enable event MPM Apache 2.4 Ubuntu 14.04 with thread safe PHP?

I upgraded to Ubuntu server 14.04 expecting the default apache installation would use the new event MPM, but instead I find the old memory-eating prefork. I've successfully set up event MPM in Arch ...
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Install Monodevelop on a new Redhat 6.5 Workstation

I've installed Mono and I would like to install Monodevelop. I tried to build the dependencies but with no prevail. My distro is rhel 6.5 Workstation. Can someone please show how this can be ...
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How to install i386 package under amd64 ubuntu/debian

All existing answers I found are for the pre-multiarch era (chroot) https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MultiArch says it is OK to install i386 package on amd64 under the multiarch environment, but ...
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Windows 7 and New Motherboard

I may be replacing the motherboard in my HP desktop computer with an identical motherboard from HP. If I am reading correctly, I probably will not have to re-install Win 7 but will have to ...
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Resolve multiple architectures of libstdc++ installed without corrupt my system

For some reason, after I run yum update in my VPS today I got this error: Error: Multilib version problems found. This often means that the root cause is something else and multilib ...
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What is the difference between yum, apt-get, rpm, ./configure && make install?

I am new to Linux and am running CentOS. I have come across four ways to update or install software. So far, I've seen: yum install [program] apt-get install [program] rpm -i [program].rpm wget ...
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How do I install Wget for Windows?

I downloaded Wget from here, and got a file named wget-latest.tar.gz, dated 22-Sep-2009. I saved it into one of the folders on my D: drive and unzipped it. I read through the READ ME file, but didn't ...
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Allow users to install games through steam without giving them admin access

I'm the family's tech support and I'm looking for a way to not give my brother admin access, yet allow him to install things from his steam library without me having to remote in every time he want's ...
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How BIOS extensions (option ROMs) work?

How do BIOS extensions (option ROMs) work? I understand that an installed device may have it's own BIOS that adds features to the system but I'm not sure of how they are set up. I keep reading the ...
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Install system to Disk on Chip

I'm looking for an easy way to install linux on a PC104 (x86 no cmov) system with a Disk-on-Chip. It can be a very simple system (BusyBox, etc) or a distro the installs in under 512mb. I just need to ...
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How can I install hotfixes silently to speed up a fresh Windows 7 installation?

When installing Windows 7 there are close to or more than 200 hotfixes required for it to be up to date, even when installing Windows 7 SP1. How can I speed up the process of installing all these ...
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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 to install Google Chrome completely offline and without checking for new version?

I have downloaded the offline (consumer, i.e. not msi package) installer for Google Chrome. But when I run it, it tries to contact a Google server to check for a newer version. If it finds it, it will ...
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XPPRO REINSTALLATION PROBLEMS

The County Library every two to three years has an auction and sells the computers that there customers have been using. The OS was preinstalled by there suppliers, with administrative priviliges. ...
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Keyboard does not work during Windows XP install

I am trying to install Windows XP MCE (Media Center Edition) 2005 on a vintage Dell XPS 400 machine. This system does not have PS2 ports and I don't have a USB keyboard or mouse so I'm using a USB to ...
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How do I install zlib on Debian 6?

I want to install zlib on Debian 6. For this, I think I would use apt-get install, but I don't know which package to use. The package zlib doesn't exist, and if I install zlibc (which sounds most ...
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Windows Server 2003 Installation. Error “not enough space for temporary files” [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Windows Server 2003, but I keep on getting an error: This computer does not have enough space for temporary files. Windows installation needs at least 455 megabytes (MB) of ...
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Installing a valid font errors out with “does not appear to be valid font”

I have purchased and correctly installed a new font on one computer. I then emailed that font in a zip file to be installed on another machine that runs Windows 7. When I open the font and click the ...
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How to install Dropbox in Windows 7 for all user accounts?

That's it. When installing Dropbox on my laptop it's only installed for my current user account, the other users can't see the shortcuts or use them (since logged in as another user the shortcuts ...
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How can I install the IIS Management Console on Windows 7 Home Basic?

I would like to install the inet manager for Windows 7, but I get a message that I need to install the IIS management console first, and I can't figure out how. So, how do I install the IIS ...
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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?