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

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Installing Windows 7 games on Windows 8

I wish to play all of the games that I have on Windows 7 by default (chess, freecell, minesweeper, etc) on my Windows 8 machine. I tried to just copy over the relevant .exe files, but when I run them ...
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Obtain Windows 8.1 Update 1 installation media - I have Windows 8 Keys

I'm in the common yet unenviable position of having the older Windows 8 keys (one OEM non-Pro version - key in BIOS, one retail boxed copy Pro version), yet wanting to easily install Windows 8.1 ...
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Installing MS-DOS

I am interested to do a clean install of MS-DOS 6.2 on my old PC with Pentium III (32-bit) processor. Just for fun. I obtained a copy of MS-DOS from Microsoft download Site. Is that the correct ...
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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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Automatically install software on new Windows install

Installing Windows on a new machine is really painful when it also requires you to re-install all your applications and re-configure all the other miscellaneous details. Are there any applications ...
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How to start on-screen-keyboard when installing windows

How do I start the on-screen-keyboard during the windows installation process? I need to install Windows 7 and I don't have keyboard, I only have a mouse.
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Can't install Windows 8 Developer Preview

I've burnt the Windows 8 Developer Preview DVD and inserted it into my laptop. Setup starts and looks good, but it then prompts me for a DVD driver. Saying it is missing. I can't progress further ...
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Install Windows without a graphic card

I am trying to check if it's possible to install Windows (no matter which version at the moment) without any graphic card in the hardware. So the question is not "how do I install Windows without a ...
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Gparted doesn't detect any partitions

I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on my laptop. First I installed it inside Windows and when it boots for first time I got the error message "couldn't find root filesystem , try partition table ...
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How to install clonezilla on Ubuntu 9.10?

I installed latest Ubuntu on a flash drive. Was ready to install clonezilla with apt-get install clonezilla but that's not the way to do it? I prefer a physical install to a live one because I then ...
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How do you recommend installing Linux on a computer that has no external drive or ability to boot from an external drive?

I have an old Toshiba Portege 3505 "ultralight" laptop, meaning it doesn't have any kind of disk drive on it at all, that I'd like to completely reformat and install Linux on. However, it won't boot ...
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Error message: “Windows cannot be installed to this disk…”

I am trying to install Windows 7 64-bit. My primary harddrive is an SSD. The Windows installer informed me that: On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks. So, after a lot of ...
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Another Windows 7 install freezing

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T510 which has been runing Windows 7 32bits for almost two years now. For some reason, the system got dusty and slow so I backed-up my data intending to format my HDD and ...
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unable to install windows 7 in my laptop with no os

I have a the following message when i try to install windows 7 through an bootable USB.. setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition I will explain ...
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Can't install Office on windows

I have reinstalled Windows 7 and now trying to install Microsoft Office 2007,but it gives strange error Setup can't find "Office.en-us\DW20-EXE" Please give me some hints on how to solve this ...
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Can I do a fresh install of Snow Leopard from external DVD drive?

The optical drive in my macbook (aluminum late 2008) is broken totally. Instead of buying a new drive, I'm planning to install a SSD on that bay. I'll also buy an external DVD drive (connects with ...
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How to Install Perl 6

I am trying to install Perl 6 and try few programs myself. Unlike other Perl distribution, I dont know how to install Perl 6. If any one you have already installed it and know the steps, please pass ...
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How to ACTUALLY install Java on Linux?

I have a Ubuntu Server. From the terminal, how should I install JDK? In this guide it says to use this command: sudo apt-get install sun-java6-bin sun-java6-jre sun-java6-jdk But on Suns website, ...
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Installing Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When reinstalling Windows 7, does the language, version, architecture (64-bit or 32-bit) or source (OEM, retail, or MSDN) matter? I have purchased Windows 7 Ultimate ...
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Vista OS disk for Gateway used to install on another Laptop

Is it possible to use a Vista OS cd for a Gateway laptop to install Vista on another Laptop? I wish to do this since the other Laptop didn't come with an OS cd, and recently I had to completely ...
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Installing XP from the same partition

I have a rather unusual question. I have a computer with one disk with valuable data and no removable media. It is not possible to create a new partition on said disk. Basically what needs to be ...
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Cannot install windows 7 or ubuntu

I'm having a strange issue. My laptop was running on windows 7 previously and sometimes it was restarting and getting stucked. So I tried to reinstall windows 7. When I try to install windows it goes ...
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Install a software without booting a VM

My question may seem odd but I would like to know if it's possible to install a software without booting on the operating system of a virtual machine. I need to install a lot (I really mean A LOT) of ...
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VMWare workstation installation error: The MSI '' failed

I am installing on windows 7. The vmware workstation version is 9.0.2-1031769. Installation proceeds as expected until about 70% when it fails with the following error: The MSI '' failed. I have ...
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installer script for multiple software packages

I will need to package an older java application with it's dependencies on Windows which are quite a lot. I've exported a runnable .jar and got the depending native libraries, but still I need to make ...
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Interference When Installing Windows XP

I had several problems on my old pc, so I decided to reinstall Windows XP. The problem is, when it copies the files, I get a lot of errors with Windows XP setup cannot copy file, so I ignore all of ...
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Install two different versions of same application on OSX?

A friend of mine is running OSX, and wants to install two versions of World of Warcraft onto the same machine: one being the current official retail version, the second being a much older ("Vanilla") ...
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Install WinXP without CD/pendrive

I have Ubuntu on my laptop. I want to install WinXP. I can prepare space oh HDD. I have i386 of WinXP installation disk. As I understand I can install running i386\winnt.exe but from DOS, so how can I ...
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How can I make a recovery partition using my Windows 7 Installation disk?

Similar to how HP or ACER will create a partition on the hard drive which you can boot from using F10 or something similar if your computer crashes. What do I have to do to my windows 7 installation ...
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Installing Ubuntu on an External Drive

I am trying to install ububtu on an external drive. I am a programmer who wants to start using Linux. I downloaded the usb installer from the ubuntu website and followed all the steps. But when ...
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Ubuntu Installation

I was installing 32-bit Ubuntu(ubuntu-10.10-desktop-i386.iso) on my IBM Thinkpad T510 laptop. During installation an error came up with the following text. (initramfs) mount: mounting dev/loop0 on ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu from another Linux system? (Gentoo in my case)

Is it possible to install Ubuntu NBR on a harddisk that is currently installed in another Linux system (Gentoo in my case). I want to reinstall my Media Center and Home Router (running Ubuntu NBR ...
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How can I have a multi-bootable USB KEY that has installers for many different OS's?

I own 4 different computers which I often shuffle the primary OS's around on. I specifically use Windows 7 Enterprise (work laptop) Windows 7 Ultimate (my primary desktop) Windows XP (my old laptop) ...
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How do I install programs onto an alternate drive?

Windows 7 (Ultimate, 32-bit) automatically selects the drive and folder to install programs into. How do I access/change the default? I have a small, 10K RPM drive which I would like to limit to the ...
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Java install on Ubuntu?

i'm new to linux and i was trying to install the java JDK with EE on ubuntu. I downloaded the .bin file (java_ ee_ sdk-5_08-jdk-6u17-linux.bin) from the sun site & followed the install ...
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Hanging on “Scanning for Harddisk partitions and creating /etc/fstab” when trying to install Damn Small Linux

Following a suggestion made before, I'm trying to use UNetbootin to install Damn Small Linux on a Windows computer. I'd like to reformat the entire HD and install Linux on it. I installed UNetbootin ...
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What is Rosetta and why doesn't Snow Leopard include it by default?

Since I repaved my MacBook with Snow Leopard this morning, I was about to reinstall one of the applications I use, Adobe Flex Builder 3. When I opened FB3's installer, the following was displayed: ...
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Switching Distros while keeping /home

Curious question, is it possible to switch to another distro while keeping your home directory if you have the partitions on separate disks? Currently I am running fedora and want to change to Manjaro ...
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Install C++ compiler on old MS-DOS computer with floppies

I have an old MS-DOS computer that I am experimenting with. The computer has an AMD 80386 processor, 1664 KB of RAM, a 50 MB hard drive, and two floppy disk drives: one 3 1/2 inch, the other 5 1/4 ...
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Which partition can I delete so that I can install Ubuntu?

I have a desktop computer on which I first installed Windows 7, then Ubuntu 13.10 (in dual-boot). Since everything went fine, I wanted to do the same on my laptop, which currently has only Windows 7 ...
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Does Visual Studio 2013 Express require space on the system drive? [duplicate]

Does Visual Studio 2013 Express require space on the system drive? I have only ~5GB free on C:/. I ask because I remember that VS2012 takes lots of space on system drive even if you choose to install ...
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windows installer service could not be started

I'm on windows 7 64 bit, i'm using the admin accouunt, i try to install some programs, but can't, i troubleshooted the error that i got, and turned out that windows installer service is stopped, i ...
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.deb package for Ubuntu: correct Java dependency

I'm currently in the progress of creating a .deb package of our Java-based application, especially for Ubuntu users. Our application runs with the JRE 1.6 and 1.7 from OpenJDK (openjdk-6-jre-headless ...
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How to change Windows 8 core installation language to English?

I recently bought a new Lenovo laptop from Poland with Windows 8. Everything is dandy until I notice that it's all Polish and I don't speak Polish. Well, I can change the language to English, but ...
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In which order should I install drivers, programs and updates after a fresh Windows install?

It's something I always have never been quite sure about... I usually go with drivers first, updates and then programs, but maybe it doesn't even matter at all...
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Software does not give me the option of where to save the software during install

I need to download software for my daughter's toy. It's called Learning Lodge Navigator for the MobiGo2, and it can be found here: http://www.vtechkids.com/download/. I only want Windows 7 operating ...
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Fedora 18 installer does not recognize existing partitions

The fedora 18 installer shows no partitions at all, and it shows all of my hard disk space as free. I opened a terminal from the live USB drive i'm using to install it, and issue the fdisk -l ...
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Installing Windows 8 in UEFI mode not booting [duplicate]

Installing Windows 8 in UEFI mode using a usb is not working for me. I followed various instructions on the web on making a UEFI bootable usb, but to no avail. On my (ASUS) computer's booting menu, ...
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How to install ant 1.8 on Ubuntu 11.04 properly

I have attempted to install ant 1.8 on a Ubuntu 11.04 box using these instructions: http://www.thegeekwork.com/how-to-install-ant-1-8-2-using-ppa-on-ubuntu/ And when I list what it has installed, I ...
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Weirdness after Windows operating system reinstall

I have reinstalled my OS succesfully. I have turned off and restarted a few times and it was fine. A few hours later, when I turned it on, there was an error on the screen: Windows could not start ...