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

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How do I uninstall IE9 if it is half-installed and not on the uninstall programs list?

Today I started to install Internet Explorer 9, but then before the auto-install can complete I forced it to quit. Now I am in an install neverland - it won't let me install because it says it is ...
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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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Install Windows 7 without a DVD drive

Is it possible to do a fresh install? I only have a hard drive and windows 7 ISO file.
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Unattended Windows 8.1 installation ISO

I want to make an unattended install of Windows 8.1 with the following features: It has to be actived It metro apps removed from the system Some freeware applications installed such as CCleaner ...
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Can't create partition or locate existing one when installing windows 8.1

I'm trying to install windows 8.1 and I'm getting this error message after I choose the hard drive to install the windows in we couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one just to be ...
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Upgrading GCC on CentOS

I need to upgrade GCC. When I type yum install GCC it tells me Package gcc-4.1.2-51.el5.x86_64 already installed and latest version. Unfortunately I'm trying to install some software which requires ...
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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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Prevent System Restore Point from being created during Install

Whenever I install using .MSI, the system freezes right after starting the Volume Shadow Copy Service/etc, and creating a System Restore Point. If possible, I'd rather not disable System Restore, as ...
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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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I can't install .NET framework. System crash

I ran into some trouble while trying to install .net framework. My laptop (sony vaio vgn cr41z if it matters) running on windows 7 x64, just shuts down during the installation process. No blue screen, ...
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Can one install linux on a Mac via ssh?

Title says it all, read on if you think this an odd request. I realize that this question is quite unusual, but ssh and FTP are the only access methods for my Mac. Why I'm doing this: The ...
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Office 2010 always reconfiguring itself on startup

I've just installed Office 2010 Professional Plus (upgrading from Office 2007). It works fine under my admin account, but when I login with my wifes non-admin account, every time I open a document or ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu Server 10.04 *from* a USB drive?

I've tried the Universal USB Installer from PenDrive, and put 10.04 Ubuntu Server on it. But when I boot up and try to install, it looks for a Ubuntu CD ROM, which I do not have. I thought the whole ...
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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 to install autokey in the home directory in linux?

I am on a computer where I do not have admin rights. I can only install applications in the home directory. Can someone provide a step by step guide on installing autokey in the home directory in ...
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Is there a way to do a Windows 7 repair install when you are unable to start/boot Windows 7?

My understanding is that the only way to perform a "repair install" in Windows 7 is to run the install setup.exe within the Windows 7 installation you want to repair. This seems a little brain dead ...
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Install Win 7 Pro in a different language

I just bought a new laptop that came with Windows 7 Pro 64bit in Italian. I'd like to have it in English, but language packs are an option available only with the Ultimate version. Can I install the ...
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Arch Linux Install, Why is arch-chroot giving me an error?

I'm following the Arch Linux install instructions found here from a live cd, and I'm stuck issuing the following command: # arch-chroot /mnt mount: sys is already mounted or /mnt/sys busy sys ...
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Empty MacBook Pro, no SuperDrive. How do I install Windows?

My situation is this: HDD1: Empty 180 GB SSD HDD2: Empty 500 GB HDD (instead of SuperDrive) Accessories: Windows 8 ISO 64 Gig USB stick Second computer SuperDrive in USB enclosure What I need: ...
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Create an image file of a running Linux system

As I understand it, creating an image of a Linux system makes an exact copy of the OS and any user files/configurations/programs etc. What I would love to do is create an image of my work PC and ...
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Formatted C: from Windows 7 setup, now it won't even install

Help, I'm so confused. I did more or less what's been described here: I formatted Vista and installed Windows 7 over it. Problem is that I'm now unable to boot I'm installing Windows 7 on ...
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Install windows xp from USB using the iso image [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Place a bootable ISO on a USB drive? I've got the windows xp ISO image on my computer and i want to install it on a computer without cdrom. The only way to do it is ...
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How can I restore a MacBook Pro to factory settings without the original disc?

How can I restore a MacBook Pro to factory settings if the original disc is lost?
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i7 920 CPU doesn't come with thermal paste for the cooler?

I installed my new i7 920 CPU and cooler that came with it. It didn't come with any thermal paste, so I guess it is not required? I really hate these snap-in 'screws', they pop out easy!
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What are the binaries of a file?

Sometimes we have options to download the binaries of a particular software (instead of setup or source code for example). What are binaries of a setup?
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How to Install Windows XP over Windows 7?

I have a Dell laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 7. When I try to install Windows XP on it, Windows 7 does not allow me to. I don't want a dual boot system, I just want Windows XP on my ...
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Best app to manage installed programs?

If you're a super user you'd probably have 100s of programs installed on some PC that you use. Now when going through the "Add or Remove Programs" list in Windows XP, or the "Programs and Features" ...
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Is Arch linux hard to install? Are there some tips to make it quicker and easier? [closed]

I will be stuck for two or more hours, connected to the ethernet to install Arch Linux on my laptop. Are there any hints or tips that could be helpful during this processes that would be a must?
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How to install rpm file along with its all dependencies?

I am trying to install HPCC on RHEL based machine. I have one .rpm file and to install this rpm, I am using following command : sudo rpm -Uvh hpccsystems-platform_community-4.0.0-9.el6.x86_64.rpm I ...
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.NET Framework 4.0 installation is very slow

On my Windows Vista, it takes a full 12 minutes to install the .NET Framework 4.0. a) Is this normal? b) If not, can something be done about it? The reason I'm concerned about the speed is because ...
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How to Install and Find Fonts for Mac OS X?

I would like to install some additional fonts on my Mac. Is it possible to install some fonts (.ttf - true type fonts - which is installed on Windows) can be installed on my Mac? Are there any free ...
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How can I install SP3 on Win XP without having it save files for uninstallation?

I have the SP3 network install file, installing over a pristine original Windows XP installation. When I run the SP3 install, it spends aeons estimating space for uninstallation and whatnot. I don't ...
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Windows 7 install issues with 2x3TB in RAID1

Not sure what I've done wrong. Built one PC before successfully in a similar way but this one seems to be struggling. I have the following components: Mobo: ASUS P8Z68-V/Pro Gen 3 (updated to ...
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Why can't I install Modern Warfare 3? [closed]

When I insert the Modern Warfare 3 DVD, Windows loads for a while and then this window opens: Why is there no option to install the game? If I double click the DVD from My Computer, it just lets ...
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Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit

I'm trying to install wireshark on Fedora(latest version with gnome3) and I keep getting the error. Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit... I keep killing the ...
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Installing RAM (Issue)

My system came stock with 1GB RAM. Want to buy 2 2GB cards. Can I just add the new RAM into the slots for a total of 5GB or do I have to remove old and just install the new cards for a total of 4GB? ...
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Ubuntu: USB drive = /dev/sda1?

I'm trying to boot Ubuntu from my USB drive. How do I know the drive name in Ubuntu since I haven't installed Ubuntu yet? This guy is using /dev/sda1 for his USB drive. How did he figure that out?
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Does Wubi virtually run Ubuntu?

I would like to install Ubuntu Linux next to my primary Windows 7 OS. I found Wubi which helps you with a simple installation/uninstallation procedure for Ubuntu. But the wiki says that Wubi uses ...
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Can I keep my RSA keys when I reinstall Ubuntu?

I want to install Ubuntu 11.10. Is there any way to keep my current RSA keys?
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MySQL Workbench 5.2 doesn't start on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

I just installed MySQL Workbench 5.2 and everything went well. But I can't manage to start it. It shows no error message, and no splash screen. I've tried to troubleshoot compatibility, but with no ...
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What method computer manufacturers use to install Windows?

They automate Windows installation using scripts or do they simply restore different disk images for each hardware model? I've heard the second approach is not possible since some software that the ...
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What's the difference between portable and install versions?

Is there any difference between the portable and desktop install versions of software or an application? For example, I have both portable and install versions of Google chrome. Are they the same? ...
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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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Why insist on rolling out an MSI package?

I have created a program in Autohotkey, which creates a few shortcut keys that a whole company with 400 people wants to have installed permanently. The way I imagine the program to work is that a ...
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Where does a program install on linux?

I want to know the procedure of installation and uninstallation on Linux? Are there any log file that logs these procedure? For example, I am installing Netbeans IDE on Linux. I want to know where ...
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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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Where do you install applications in Ubuntu which will be accessible by all users?

In Windows, software is just installed centrally in /programs but in Ubuntu its usually stored in the users local directory. When I install programs via add/remove they appear for my other user ...
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What are the risks (if any) of installing an older version of Linux

My machine has limited RAM capacity. Newer Linux distributions seem to require more memory (often 1 GB or more) and seem to consume more than 500 MB on itself. Is it safe to use an older version of ...
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Install Windows XP on a removable hard drive

I've got a hard drive connected to my PC with eSATA. I'd like to install Windows XP on it without having to reboot the computer. What is the best/easiest/quickest way of doing this? I plan on ...
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Why does Puppet keep installing a package even if it is already installed?

I use the package install attribute to ensure that given package X is installed. However, even though the package is installed, puppet tries to install it over again and of course exits with an ...