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

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Force Thunderbird XPI Add-on install (fails)

I am trying to install an extension (directly from hard disk) into Thunderbird 31. However, Thunderbird simply does nothing when I drag the *.xpi file to Thunderbird's Add-ons Manager window. There is ...
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How to stop programs from opening my browser?

How do you stop or prevent programs from obnoxiously opening the browser on their own accord? It drives me absolutely bat-crazy that programs feel so boldly empowered to nonchalantly take the ...
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Text mode install for Linux Mint

I've downloaded the ISO for Linux Mint Live Install (Qiana), and I don't see any option for text-mode install. The installer menu which appears on boot basically has (1) Install and (2) Install in ...
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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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Issues installing Windows 7 HP

I have a weird problem i cannot seem to resolve. I was given a laptop (old but good) to do as I please, I want to reinstall Windows 7 HP as that's what I have a legitimate key for. I tried using a ...
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Unable to install .NET 3.5 on Windows 8.1

I am trying to install .NET 3.5 to work on few legacy applications and this has been burning my head for past few weeks. During installation a pop up window requests me to install .NET 3.5 and when ...
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How to install eclipse plugin if I have zip file

I have found following ecipse plugin: http://sourceforge.net/projects/dbschemaviewer/ From the link above I dowloaded zip file. Please advice me how to install this plugin into Eclipse.
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Move Windows 8.1 installation to another PC - is it possible to avoid a re-install & just move the hard drive?

Last year I've installed a clean copy of Windows 8 (later upgraded to 8.1) on a new laptop. This process was challenging because the laptop included Windows 8 pre-installed (plus bloatware), and my ...
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Existing package can not be found during configure

I try to install icewm form this project. I have two computers, first with Centos 6.5, second with Centos 7. I installed icewm on Centos 6.5. But I can not install icewm on Centos 7. ./configure ...
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Error Code 0x0000005D while installing Windows 8

My friend was installing Windows 8 to our network lab's computers. During the installation, this error message appeared: Your PC needs to restart Please hold down the power button Error Code ...
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Can I install windows using a virtual disk drive?

I have a downloaded disk image for the windows server operating system that I want to put on a new harddrive. I don't currently have a dvd or usb stick available so i'm trying to do without. Will ...
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Windows 8 and ubuntu dual boot chaos

I tried to dual boot windows 8 with Ubuntu 14.04. I don't know what I did wrong but it completely replaced Windows and all I have now is Ubuntu. I do not have a windows installation disk as Windows ...
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Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 doesn't work

Today I wanted to install Linux Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop alongside with Windows 8.1. I created a bootable USB in order to install Ubuntu and it worked ok. But after booting from USB and selecting ...
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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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mysql5.6 installer keeps installing to wrong folder

I'm trying to install mysql 5.6 with the installer. However for some reason it starts the install in the correct folder but then continues the install into this folder: C:\Program ...
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Cannot boot Windows 8 install cd in uefi mode

I have a Toshiba Satellite that came with windows 8 pre-installed on it. After foolishly wiping the HDD, I acquired a Windows 8 install disk. My problem is that the computer will skip attempting to ...
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Homebrew install gdb, symlink error with binutils

I'm trying to install GDB via Homebrew on OSX Mavericks via the command brew install homebrew/dupes/gdb. This error message pops up during install: gdb requires special privileges to access Mach ...
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Windows 7 USB install error

I am trying to install Windows 7 Professional x64 from a bootable USB stick. I have used the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool to create the media and used a copy of the W7 ISO from this website: ...
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Install Windows 8 without optical drive, given a physical DVD

I bought a copy of Windows 8.1 (System Builder), which I want to install on an old desktop. As expected, the package arrived int he mail with a physical DVD, but I just realised that I don't have ...
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Screwed up SolidWorks 2014 installation on Win 7

I was trying to install SolidWorks 2014, but it took so long that i had to break off the installer. Now trying to start it up again, Windows thinks Solidworks is already fully installed but can't find ...
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Asus Netbook restarts while loading windows files for installation

I recently bought an Asus X200MA-KX141H X Series Netbook with DOS pre-installed. I made a bootable USB stick with windows 7 in it and after booting into the windows installation screen, loading ...
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Installing Oracle 11gR2 on RHEL 6.2

I'm having some difficulty installing Oracle 11gR2 on RHEL 6.2. I have compiled a giant list of every single step I have taken so far. I installed RHEL 6.2 on VMware. It did its easy install ...
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Fastest way to setup a new windows install

Is there a way I can install windows on a VM play with it for a while, install the apps I need, then take that instance and install it on the actual hardware? I have done slipstream before, but find ...
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I can't install skype in fedora 20-64bit

I am newbiew in the world of Linux. I have fedora 20 (64 bit) installed in my system. I am trying to install skype in my system. However it throws an error /opt/skype/skype: error while loading ...
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How do I remove an old version of WinPcap?

When installing WinPcap 4.1.2 on Windows 7 I receive the following message "A previous version of WinPcap has been detected on this system and cannot be removed because in use by another ...
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Why can't Windows Server 2008 R2 (during clean install) find ANY device drivers?

I am trying to get a fresh install of Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (64-bit) onto a (somewhat dated) Dell PowerEdge 1800. I'm am using the bundled Adaptec CERC SATA1.5/6ch RAID controller, and have ...
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Is there a way for a “drivers only” installation for HP printer?

I just purchased my HP Officejet 4500 printer, launched the installation from the CD, and installed the "minimum installation" mode. It installed software for 430 MB, installed Yahoo toolbar, and ...
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EFI System Partition for Dual Boot Windows and Linux

I just built my first computer and I want to have Windows and Linux installed. My hard drive is on the small side for a dual boot (256 GB SSD), but I plan on upgrading at a later date. Following the ...
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How do I make .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 install quietly?

I am trying to install, as part of my chained bootstrapper installation project, .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. But, when you run the installer, even by itself, with /q /norestart, it is anything but quiet. ...
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Removing all traces of a program on Mac OS X

I'm using Snow Leopard and would like to delete all traces of a program on my computer. I tried using AppCleaner but that does not remove some traces of the program as when I try to reinstall it ...
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I can't install osu! on Windows 8

I've been trying to install the game osu! (the not important bit) on my Windows 8 computer, and I've tried every single installer for the game and .NET Framework 3.5 and Windows keeps on going: "This ...
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Python 2.x and Python 3.x with Beautiful Soup Package on Mac OSX 10.9.5

I am fairly new to Python and have run into some problems installing Beautiful Soup. I am running Mac OSX 10.9.5. I installed and used Python 3.4 during a summer and installed Beautiful Soup 4 for a ...
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404 error /drupal and what is .htaccess - drupal

I have a lamp server and using drupal. The is on Ubuntu server 14.04. My drupal version is drupal 8.0.0 alpha 15. I followed this guide to install both: http://youtube.com/watch?v=zsPc_Tb8bI8 The ...
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In which directory should I extract and install gtk+, glib, gdk-pixbuf, pango in ubuntu?

I am trying to install the latest version of GTK+ and I have downloaded all the packages listed here: http://www.gtk.org/download-linux.html In which directory should I extract each of the tar ...
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Install application packed by snAppshot

I have a folder containing an application I want to install on my home computer, however it has been packed by Novell's snAppshot utility. This means that the folder contains a bunch of .fil files, a ...
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Limiting software installation to specific user(s)

Is there a way to limit software installation to one particular user or to a specific set of users only? In some software installers, this is available as an option, but in most cases the software ...
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How do I install a driver from a usb on 12.04 ubunu?

I have a Dell Lattitude e6400 with ubuntu 12.04 and I downloaded a driver for my Broadcom wifi it is on my usb drive and I also put it on my desktop...how would I install it from either source (the ...
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'personal library' errors when installing R packages

When installing the following R packages, it prompts for using a "personal library": > install.packages('mime', 'digest', 'markdown') Warning in install.packages("mime", "digest", "markdown") : ...
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Debian - Postgresql can't install /etc/postgresql after purge

While trying to install DAVICAL on debian wheezy (7.5) I faced a problem and had to purge the postgresql package that is a davical requirement, and then tried to install it again. The installation ...
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What do I need to do when replacing my wireless router?

I currently have a very old wireless router that has been giving out on me lately. If I were to replace it with a newer and better one, what will I need to do in order to set it up? Besides the ...
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Reseting modem past 3 months

For the past 3 months i have the following problem. My modem resets several times a day. Tehnican said that the couse of this is problem is old inside house installation. I have arris modem. Can you ...
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How to easily replace the hard drive XP is booting from

I've bought a new SSD, and would like to replace the ageing hard drive that contains XP and C:\Program Files. What's the easiest way to do this these days? I don't have the physical Windows CD* ...
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Is fast shutdown/startup ok for restarts for installations

I'm trying to install some applications and update some applications that require a restart to be fully installed/updated. I have fast startup enabled, I believe. If I just shut it down, then turn it ...
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Creation of CAB-Packages for Windows Embedded Standard 7

I'm trying to build a custom WES7 distribution and therefore include my own Application and Drivers. I want to integrate my applications in the configuration process with the Image Configuration ...
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Is 8GB mini thumb drive sufficient for Ubuntu Desktop?

I have a dell laptop and have virtual machines, but I do not want to use virtual machine due to the speed concerns. I am thinking of buying a 8GB mini/micro usb stick (smaller than normal usb stick) ...
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Windows 7 - Is 10 GB right?

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 and want to make an image of the installation in the event I need to rollback. I typically reinstall Windows every 6 months. The installation as-is is over 10 GB, is ...
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I tried installing IE11, but it seems to be corrupted.

I tried installing IE11 but I do not think the install completed properly. It's listed as a program under the start menu but not under Control Panel -> Programs and Features. When I try to open it, it ...
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Error: “We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the Setup log files”

I'm trying to install Windows 8.1 from a USB 3.0 on my Samsung Notebook. Everything is wiped clean and the BIOS settings are default. I have now just moved the boot order to boot first from USB HDD ...
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Why do downloaded installers download the files separately nowadays? [closed]

Nowadays, it seems most program installers are actually just thin clients or links, which (when opened), start downloading the actual program & related files before installing them. It is very ...
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gcc error Python.h: No such file or directory

I have python-dev (or, as I'm on Centos, python-devel) already installed. sudo yum install mysql mysql-devel mysql-libs sudo yum install python-devel sudo yum install MySQL-python How come this ...