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

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Net Connected but Ping gives unknown host - Arch Installation

I am installing Arch on my laptop. I have configured my harddisk and right now I am stopped at installing base and base-devel packages. I am using USB dongle to connect to internet. I am dialing the ...
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Grub dual boot- debian wheezy (encrypted) with another OS

I'm trying to dual boot debian wheezy (encrypted) with another OS (win7, uses 2 partitions) In the wheezy installer I have created a bootable partition with 200M and then tried to made another crypto ...
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py2app install error on Mac OS X mavericks

Installed py2app 0.8 on a current MacOS X mavericks. It mostly went fine except grumbling about altgraph. I tried this anyway. py2applet --make-setup pong.py and I get this ...
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Unable to install Google Chrome

When I download Google Chrome, it thanks me on Internet Explorer. I then go to My Downloads folder to locate the install. when I click on it, it won't install it. What do I do now?
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Can I re-install a factory installed Windows 8 using USB recovery drive?

I have purchased an ASUS laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 8. There is a recovery partition on the hard drive. I want to be able to install from scratch on a brand new hard drive. I have ...
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Windows installation user account

Since I'm not supposed to run day to day as an administrator and should be using a normal user account, what do I do about the user that is created during installation of Windows? During ...
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Unattended Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop installation Using Kickstart

I was trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop Using Kickstart from the tutorial here. Here is ks.cfg file #Generated by Kickstart Configurator #platform=x86 #System language lang en_US #Language ...
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Installing a Windows Service without Visual Studio's installutil.exe

In a few days I'll be installing a Windows Service I developed on my development machine (which ultimately hosts a WCF-over-SOAP service) on a staging machine. Since I have Visual Studio 2013, I can ...
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How can I install a specific version of laravel?

I've been handed over an application that is based off laravel.. however it's made in a previous version of laravel (3).. and the current laravel version is 4.. is there a way to install a specific ...
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My SSD cant be selected from Windows 7 install menu

Can anyone help me? I cant choose my SSD when I try to install Windows. Only my secondary HDD allowed. SATA mode selection in UEFI BIOS is set to AHCI. Can I check somewhere check if my SSD is working ...
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Mark package never to be installed with aptitude

I'm using aptitude as package manager in Debian. How to mark the package never to be installed by it? Because from time to time, when I install some gnome utilities etc., systemd package gets ...
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After Installing fizezilla shows filezilla/layout.xml could not loaded

After installing FileZilla, it shows an error about filezilla/layout.xml could not be loaded (see below). And I get system restart.
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Unattended (Sysprep) Windows Installation “cannot complete” error

I made an image in audit mode, sysprepped it, got the .WIM image, and inserted it into a bootable windows 7 DVD (install.wim). When run, setup completes but I get a "Windows cannot complete ...
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USB booting not working

I want to install windows 8 using pen drive but it does not detect pen drive which i have make it bootable. I have sony vaio VPCEB34EN laptop. It boots from DVD writer but not from USB pen drive at ...
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Does Visual Studio 2013 Express require space on the system drive?

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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Where can I find the xmodemsend command in TeraTerm

I have installed TeraTerm's latest version on my Windows PC. I was reading the help menu of the TeraTerm and they reference the 'xmodemsend' command to transfer a file over Xmodem protocol via command ...
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Install multiple Linux from network

For example if I have 4 computers and I want to install Linux to all these, what is the fastest way to install multiple computers at the same time and how ? For example our school has computer classes ...
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c++ redistributable error

I'm trying to install Itunes on a Windows 7 64 bit I've seen similar questions on the web, most from 2010, I need new solutions, I saw many solutions, I need a definitive one, I can't try this and ...
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Difference between ubuntu desktop and ubuntu desktop usb

I downloaded mini iso Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" Minimal CD from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/MinimalCD I try to install on 2 GB free space. I prefer ubuntu desktop but i have ...
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The Mac OS X package installer doesn’t display the file system partition on which Mac OS X is installed

When a package, in a .pkg file, needs to be installed on a Mac OS X system, the package installer provided with the system is used. At some point in the installation of any package, it asks on which ...
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Why does Windows lock the files during installation while linux doesnt lock the files

I noticed when a file is executed on Windows (.exe or .dll)for installation, it is locked and cannot be modified, whereas Linux allows user to modify them by delete/edit. Why does Windows lock when ...
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what is the use of bootnxt file in windows 8 installation disc

while exploring the installation media of windows operating system i could see the following list of files : Boot mgr - the boot sector loads the Windows Boot Manager (hidden system file BOOTMGR in ...
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Where do operating system file reside during installation?

Whenever I install a operating system through dvd/usb drive the operating system loads the installer, extracts the files & makes the required installation. Where does the operating system files ...
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Resuming Truecrypt installation on external hard drive

I hit the defer button on the installation process for Truecrypt on my external hard drive last night as it was taking hours to install (we got to 10% of the encyrptian process). It told me doing so ...
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How can I prepare an old PC for educational use by a child? [closed]

I have an old PC of mine that I'm thinking of preparing for use by a school-going child. It's a decade old PC with a 40GB hard disk, Pentium 4 processor, and I believe 1GB of RAM. As of now, I have: ...
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Installing ATI drivers on a Switchable Graphics Laptop

I recently re-installed Windows 7 and downloaded all the necessary updates, but it never updates my ATI drivers to the latest version. I had to do it manually by uninstalling the current version and ...
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Win8 Event Viewer

I recently followed the answer on this site "Uninstalled Programs History...". That opened several hours of experimentation with Event Viewer. My question; Why are there many installed programs ...
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Windows 7 64 Yamaha USB digital piano driver

I am having a windows 7 install problem. I have a Yamaha MOX keyboard which has a driver/software control panel. I was having a problem with with my computer recognizing the device so i deleted the ...
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Can you install OSX Mavericks directly onto an external drive?

I have an iMac running Mavericks and I am upgrading my Macbook pro's hard drive. I have a USB3.0 mounting dock and am wondering if there is a way to load Mavericks onto that drive from my iMac so that ...
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How is a WSD printer different from a non-WSD printer?

I installed my printer today (Epson Expression Photo XP-750) and I saw that Windows 7 was asking me to choose between two different printing devices, even thou they both belong to the same physical ...
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How can I make a bootable partition to run XP.iso from USB stick in Linux?

I have a 16GB USB stick, and I am on Ubuntu 13.04 OS. I want to place XP.iso into one of the partitions and then use it to install XP from within USB stick. I searched for the web but I didn't find a ...
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How to install relatively current Git package on RHEL

I'm stuck on a RHEL6 (6.1) server (x64) behind firewall, and without gcc, thus cannot use rpmforge, nor build from source. I guess I can download the rpm files manually from my laptop then scp to the ...
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Visual studio 2010 installation to use silverlight application

I have to learn working on Silver light application of VS2010. I have never used VS Studio before. When i try to install VS 2010 from this link ...
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Boot pogoplug from SATA hard disk

Lots of blog posts talk about installing debian to pogoplug. Usually debian is install in a usb flash drive, and some scripts are used to automatize the process. Example: ...
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Where does “make install” put the files?

After I unarchived a tar file containing the software I want to install, I ran ./configure Then: make make install But where is this piece of software installed? And how do I locate its path via ...
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How to create a deployment image of altered CentOS?

So, I managed to install CentOS 6.5 on a client PC, and then, continued by tweaking a lot of its stuff (such as adding samba and kerberos stuff, joining the CentOS PC with Active Directory, removing ...
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Security flaw through python broken installers?

Yesterday I wanted to install a program which is not shipped with the distribution (Fedora), nor available as rpm on its website. But since the program is not using autotools for generating the ...
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Building/Installing software with external dependencies on linux

This kind of thing tends to happen to me more than it should. Often when I am building the source of some program or even just installing a program that has external dependencies that aren't already ...
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Bulk OS installation in a computer lab

I need some advice on which software should I use to perform bulk and remote operating system installation (ie, copying OS images) in a computer lab. I have 3 labs with 30 identical workstations ...
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Windows 8.1 x64 setup error: could not configure windows

I am trying to install Windows 8.1 and I get the following error after first reboot during setup: Windows setup could not configure Windows to run on this computer's hardware I have the ...
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Problems installing ping in docker

I am trying to follow the docker tutorial but in a virtual machine. I've tried to install ping in ubuntu docker container with the command sudo docker run ubuntu apt-get install ping The problem ...
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Fix it to use EXTRA_CFLAGS

My box is RHEL 6.2. My NIC is Intel Pila8460Mblk20.I down its driver from Intel website and its file name is e100-3.5.17.tar.gz. According to README file, I run make install, but got Fix it to use ...
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JDK Installation on SUN Sparc

I have system running java 1.5. I am planning to install java 1.6 "too" to another location to run command > java using full path. Copying a jdk 1.6 installation from another machine throws an ...
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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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Where to get Windows 8 ISO [duplicate]

So I bought my laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed. I had problems and then installed Ubuntu over everything (no recovery left partition left or anything like that). I'd like to install Windows 8 ...
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Ensuring a complete uninstallation of PostgreSQL after a botched instal Windows)l

I recently attempted to install PostgreSQL on a Windows XP SP3 machine using the EnterpriseDB installer. The installation was not successful, probably because I did not remember to turn off my ...
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How can I combine several versions of IE, Mozilla browsers on the same workstation?

I have to check web-page with different versions of popular web-browsers. I'm not very fond of idea to install every browser one by one (as they replace each other). Is there another way to have ...
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Clean Install of Windows 8 on Newly Installed SSD

I bought a new SSD for my Windows PC. Now I'm trying to install Windows 8 on it. First attempt Started installation from within existing Windows 8 installation by launching setup.exe Installer says ...
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Is it possible to create an install disk/iso that will essentially create a clone of my custom kernel build

I have a custom kernel running on a CentOS 6.4 server with multiple packages, programs, and device drivers installed. I need to setup several other servers with the same configuration all across the ...
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Installing GTKwave for iMac: Download, untag, and ./configure are O.K — could not run “make”

I installed Quartz (new X11), Xcode, and "Icarus Verilog" and they work fine. I want to install GTKwave to work in TERMINAL. I have tried countless versions ("download, untar, ./configure, make, ...