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

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Can I install Windows OS (Windows 7) on a removable USB hard drive?

I wanted to take a sneak peak at Windows 7 so I thought of installing it. I have Windows Vista on my laptop which came pre-installed with it. I didnt want to mess with it. So I created a partition ...
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Install python pywin32 in WINE?

I'm trying to install python under WINE in order to run and communicate with a windows application that uses COM. I've tried the following but neither seems to work: [root@localhost ForCentOS]# wine ...
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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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Unable to install Tuleap on Centos6 (glibc issue)

I try to install Tuleap on a freshly installed Centos6 by following the official installation guide. It was failed , the dependency issue prompt: Error: Package: tuleap-plugin-im-1.5.27-1.el6.noarch ...
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Install Windows 8.1 to 20 laptops using MDT 2013, never done it before

I just got the unfortunate job of pushing updating 20 laptops with new images. They are all identical ACER V models that require an identical Windows 8.1 image with a bunch of software. Instead of ...
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Ubuntu preseed. Use whole disk space, but no swap

I'm trying to make a installation usb stick for a equipment we have here. I would like to automate linux installation, because we have a lot of these machines to install. The machine has a 30GB SSD ...
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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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Install tesseract ocr 3 on OSX

I am trying to install Tesseract OCR on OSX 10.6... I have got as far as installing leptonic (by downloading src from http://www.leptonica.org/download.html and installing with ./configure; make; ...
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Installation error while Installing SQL Server 2014 Standard Edition

I have tried to install Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard Edition and it is giving the error: TITLE: SQL Server Setup failure. SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error: ...
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Error installing Windows - Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition

I am trying to install Windows on my computer. I previously had Ubuntu and Kali Linux installed. I am able to boot up from my USB. I agree to all the legal stuff and when it comes to installing ...
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What does installation script do in apt-get install?

It seems apt-get install will download a Debian package and try to run installation script for: Create proper directory Create proper account Copy Binary files Copy Data files Copy Conf files Copy ...
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disable driver signature check while installing windows 7 [duplicate]

is there any possibility where i can disable the default driver signature check while WINDOWS 7 Instalation?. My problem is that: i had bought an asus mobo with inbuilt AMD raid card and i want to ...
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What to do when “Unable to locate package” in Debian

Specifically - I am trying to install gazebo5, which is in the SID list of Debian packages, but command apt-get install gazebo5 gives this error: unable to locate package. What should I do? I ...
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Windows installation repair option not showing up

I'm trying to repair an existing Windows XP installation. Following the instructions from http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/tips/doug92.mspx this should work: When ...
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How should I install windows with a 2 drive setup?

My PC has 2 drives: a small solid state, and a large hard drive. Obviously I want to install Windows on the solid state, but how can I configure it such that all other installations are defaulted to ...
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Can't run compass after install

This is a beginner mistake I am sure as I am new to terminal etc. I am trying to get compass working on my mac, I have already installed sass and got it working but when I try to install compass even ...
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Visual studio 2013 installation failing “Element not found”

The install fails with an "Element not found" error. Lin the log file, first, there are a bunch of "registry key not found" messages: [1AB8:1ABC][2014-08-13T20:22:33]i000: Registry key not found. ...
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Drupal installation strange permission.

I am trying to install drupal 7 im my Linux( Fedora 17) machine. I have given chmod -R 755 permission to directory /var/www/html/drupal, additionally go+w to the same directory,recursively. But when I ...
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How to add “role” after initial installation of Ubuntu Server 14.04

During Ubuntu Server 14.04 installation, I'm prompted to select a number of metapackages to install (which seems similar to the Windows Server notion of roles). Is there an easy way to install one of ...
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Is there anyway to install a software inside a VM?

In my system I have 100s of virtual machines and I want to install a package uniformly inside those VMs, same version etc. I may not have the passwords for those VMs, becuase different users may ...
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Trouble installing Django 1.8.2 using pip on Yosemite

When using the pip install django==1.8.2 command I receive the following error message: Installing collected packages: django Exception: Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Windows XP repair installation keeps restarting

I have a windows XP machine which was working absolutely fine until yesterday. Then suddenly it won't boot in normal mode. Tried Safe Mode, Safe Mode Command prompt, Last known good configuration ...
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LibreOffice doesn't install anything except Writer and Draw?

So I tried to install LibreOffice, because the free version of Microsoft Office I got for being a student has been giving my laptop a BSOD (separate problem, working on it). There was an older ...
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Scanner Canon DR-2020 U network

I bought a scanner (Canon DR-2020 U), but it doesn't have the network card. How can I make this a network scanner? I can hook the scanner to a computer that is on most of the time, but is it ...
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Windows 8 “Device Setup” process stuck without further progress

After plugging-in of an USB device, standard window with progress bar appears. The problem I experience is that it gets stuck at certain progress and doesn't continue no matter how long I wait. ...
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Hyper-V install error - Failure configuring windows features, reverting changes

I have a problem with the installation of Hyper-V in the Windows8.1. After selecting the component and reboot - is being installed, which is cut off by 93%. And "Failure configuring windows features, ...
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Installing Github on Windows

I downloaded GitHub for Windows and I tried to install it. The installation wais interrupted with the message: windows application validation did not succeed unable to continue. How can I get ...
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How to stop unauthorized installation of programs on Windows 8.1?

On my windows 8.1, everyday or other some programs are automatically installed. Eg. Deals100, CouponDunia etc. I want to enforce a password to install anything on my machine. Dont tell to create a ...
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Installing i3-wm overwrote i3gaps?

After cloning i3gaps branch and make && sudo make install, I ran into graphical errors. So I installed i3-wm and went through the installation and entering "N" for each question. Now, when I ...
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How to install GNOME desktop on linux (CENTOS)

How to install GNOME desktop on linux (CENTOS).I would appreciate detailed steps as I am a linux newbie.
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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04 because it says root file system is not defined

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 and whenever I get here, it says that root file system is not defined. I selected Try Ubuntu before you install option on boot menu and I booted it with UNetbootin. ...
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If a pin was bent during CPU installation would the machine have started at all?

Realistically, if a Pin was bent during install would it have turned on and ran for 30 minutes or so before cutting out, or would it just have not started even once? The machine turned on first time, ...
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Is it possible to speed up ./configure?

To compile a software package on a workstation with many CPU cores (say 12), the configuration stage often takes much longer than the actual compilation stage because ./configure does the tests one by ...
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Installing Windows 8 using an existing key

Is there an option to enter an existing Windows 8 license key in the Upgrade Assistant? I bought the License during my first try, but it got stuck at 62% when readying devices so I had to restore my ...
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MD5 mismatch when PXE booting with cobbler

I am working on PXE booting on clients from one master node which has cobbler service on it. I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 and this is the preseed file I am using for ubuntu installation. # ...
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I'm trying to install PostgreSQL onto Ubuntu 14.04, but I am having difficulties after following a guide

I originally followed the guide at http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.2/static/runtime.html. It instructed me to install postgres-xc, which is meant for making clusters of databases. On other sites, I ...
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Cannot find one or more components. Please reinstall application

I am running Windows 8, 64 bit and have SQL Server 2012 installed. I downloaded the client tools, looked in the directory for SQL Server Management Studio, and see it's there. When I try to run SQL ...
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Microsoft Office 365 Desktop Setup Always Shows Up Upon Start Up

After I have installed office 365 each time I reboot the computer I have this window that appears: Does anyone have an idea about how I can get rid of it? Thanks for your help. Edit: Microsoft ...
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Issues Installing Avira Antivirus

When I try to install Avira Free Antivirus in my Windows XP every time some extraction process starts and then this process disappears. I am not able to download this Antivirus. What can be the ...
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File is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running

I have a really old installer (legacy app) that we are trying to get running on a Windows 7 64 bit os. Previously it has only been installed on Windows XP 32 bit. I get the following error when I ...
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brew Install xdg-utils

My question is pretty basic. I'd like to use the command line xdg-open. The command line is not known to my computer (Mac OSX) so I have to install the package (not sure this is the right term) that ...
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Install GCC 5.1 on Raspberry Pi 2 with Raspbian

I would like to install GCC 5.1 (newest version - although 5.0 would be fine too) on my Raspberry Pi 2 with Raspbian (Debian jessie) installed. Sadly there is no debian package for GCC 5.1. I've tried ...
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Test whether PHP is correctly installed on my Mac

I use Homebrew to installed the php 5.6, I followed the guide from Homebrew to enable Apache and PHP (such as uncommenting the httpd.conf file), then I can successfully access to http://localhost/ and ...
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Installing an application on Windows 7 using Windows recommended settings

I’m trying to install an application on a Windows 7 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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Can't launch LibreOffice 4.4 on Linux Mint 17

Uninstalled LibreOffice 4.2, downloaded the 64-bit LibreOffice 4.4 tar files and extracted them all into a folder on the 64-bit Cinnamon Mint 17 desktop, then installed, as per the README, from a ...
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PXE booting standard images?

I see lots of guides showing very detailed steps on booting into various OS's, but none of the files are explained. It is not clear to me which files part of the PXE server, or are the Network ...
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Format an old computer (doesn't have a CD drive and doesn't allow booting from USB)

I have an old laptop that I want to reinstall Windows XP on. As mentioned in the title there is no CD drive and the boot menu shows only these 4 options: Hard disk. Floppy (the computer doesn't have ...
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Install windows in a partition without OS, without formatting it

I have an HDD with two partitions, one with Win 7, and one with data. On the partition with Win 7, I want to format and install Linux, no problems there. But in the other, I want to install a fresh ...
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How to make my Debian useful - 1 CDs installed, clean Debian

I have problem with debian. After 1 year working on Ubuntu and problems with Ubuntu on VirtualBox I decide to moved to Debian(I know that Ubuntu is son of Debian, but Debian don't make a problem with ...
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Sublime Text 2 Package Control Installation trouble. No Package Control option under Preferences

I am trying to install an REPL for Sublime Text 2. I followed the both the simple and the manual installation procedures as per the instructions at https://packagecontrol.io/installation#st2 However, ...