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

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How to install workrave on a Debian based distro?

I wanted to install an application to prevent repetitive strain injury. I tried workrave, but it does not install. I do not know how to compile the source. Is it possible to do something about it?
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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?
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Will Visual Studio 2008 work on Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)?

I would like to know whether Visual Studio 2008 works on Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit). I am specific about the 64 bit Home Premium version of Windows 7. Regards, Naveen Jose
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What's the quickest way to install Windows 7?

I am wondering what the quickest/fastest way to install Windows 7 would be? I've read that you can make a bootable USB with unetbootin, or load the ISO contents to a separate partition/hard-drive and ...
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Homebrew is “cowardly refusing” to install OpenCV

I am trying to install OpenCV with Homebrew. After typing sudo brew install opencv I get this error message Cowardly refusing to sudo brew install How can I solve this?
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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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How to install Windows 7 without a DVD drive?

I want to install Windows 7 on a computer, currently running Windows XP, that doesn't have a DVD drive. I know that I can do that from USB, but I only have 1 GB flash drives. I found a question here ...
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How to install older versions of Internet Explorer?

I currently have Internet Explorer 11 installed, but I need Version 8 or 7 for some onlinework. Do I have to uninstall Internet Explorer 11 prior to installing 8 or 7?
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit not finding my SSD, any ideas?

So I am trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on my new SSD (Kingston SNVP325-S2/64GB) and I have unplugged my other drives (for the install only). The SSD is detected by BIOS, I am running the ...
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Uninstall Visual Studio 2013 with update 4

I tried to install VS 2013 Community with update 4 via iso file on my Dell XPS L502 Windows 7 Premium laptop. The installation is not going well since days and now the installer is stuck at ...
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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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I installed Windows, and one of my devices isn't working

So I just installed Windows from a retail disc, everything is running nice and fast. But I noticed something I had not (but I should have) expected: One of my devices isn't working, but what's worse, ...
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When I restart or turn off the computer all new installed programs disappear. Why?

When I restart or turn off the computer all new installed programs disappear as I never installed them before. What should I change in my settings, and where, so that the computer saves the programs? ...
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Re-register programs from old disk when installing OS on new drive

I got a new SSD disk on which I did a clean installation of windows. At the same time I still have the old HDD installed, and on it there are a lot of programs that I still want to use and run from ...
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Software to benchmark software installation times [closed]

Is there any software that exists to benchmark how long it takes to install software? I know there are programs to benchmark startup times, but I'd like to measure how long the installation package ...
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Is it possible to install Bonjour Service without the Print Services on Windows?

Apple provides this link to download and install Bonjour. After installation, it includes 2 products - the Bonjour Service itself and Bonjour Print Services. Is is possible to install only the ...
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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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Install Java on Ubuntu/Linux

i am a windows user and wonder how do i go abt installing java on ubuntu (vbox) i have tried sudo apt-get install sun-java6-bin got couldnt find package sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre ...
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Google Android OS on x86?

How can I install Google's Android OS on an x86 platform? Are there any prerequisites for doing this?
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How to install hbase on ubuntu?

How to install hbase on Ubuntu 9.04?
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Linux on new Surface pro 4

I'm interested in buying the new surface pro 4. But 'm also a linux user therefore I would like to run linux (dual boot) on the sp4. There lots of tutorials about the surface pro 3 but until now I ...
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Update to Chrome 36, black screen, no address bar, can't uninstall

I just updated to the latest (as of 7/18/14) Chrome, version 36 and when I relaunched the browser, it's just the window frame and a black screen. It seems like a page (google.com) is loaded but it's ...
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Partitions on GPT disk are not in the recommended order?

I want to install a clean RTM Windows 8.0 on a laptop that came with OEM Windows 8.0 pre-installed. I have a working ISO image on DVD. The problem is that the setup program complains about ...
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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 install Windows 7 alongside Windows 8?

I bought a new laptop (HP 4540s) and also a Windows 8 DVD. I installed Windows 8 but it's not user friendly. Now I want to install Windows 7 on the same laptop while keeping Windows 8 also (multiboot) ...
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How can I install the Java Development Kit (JDK) on a Windows machine if I don't have admin rights?

I'm currently working in a controlled environment where I don't have administrator rights. I am looking for some way to install the Java Development Kit (JDK) on this machine anyway. Is this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Full Ubuntu Install on USB

I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 in a 16GB Verbatim USB flash drive so I can boot my computer from the usb and have a full ubuntu running (I also need an encrypted home folder). I just want to run ...
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vc_redist.x86.exe Setup Failed: 0x80240017 Unspecified error

An installer told me I need to first install Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013 and gave the link https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/download/details.aspx?id=40784 Unfortunately ...
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Why don't any MSI (Windows Installer) installers work?

For quite some time already, I have not been able to install any applications that in any way use the Windows Installer (aka msiexec) which is most of the apps out there. I am not talking about some ...
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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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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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Can I transfer a Windows 10 licence to my new PC if it was upgraded from a retail licence?

I've tried comprehending the various published guidelines but in all honesty they're contradicting each other and not making much sense to me. I should have probably also thought about this before ...
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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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How do I create a Windows 7 USB installer with preinstalled software?

I was wondering if it was possible to make a bootlable image of a Windows 7 Pro OEM Installation CD that I have and put it on an USB stick for faster/easier installation. I am asking because we have a ...
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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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Windows XP installation disk for XP Mode under Windows 7?

I am running XP mode under Windows 7, for testing / troubleshooting software. I am trying to install a third party driver(unidrv printer), and I get stuck at Setup failed to locate required files. ...
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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?