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

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Using Ubuntu instead of XP?

To make a little more sense of my question, here are specs: Pentium III 933 MHz / 640 MB PC133 SDRAM / 20 GB IDE HDD / 128 MB GeForce FX5200 / Windows XP Pro SP3 So, I was looking into Ubuntu and it ...
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How to install elinks on Windows Vista?

I am using bash-3.2 shell through cygwin to try to install elinks browser on my system. I am following this documentation to install. I am executing the following command: ./configure && ...
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Dell PowerEdge 1600SC Server won't boot from Fedora 12 DVD because of CD only drive

Dell PowerEdge 1600SC Server won't boot from Fedora 12 DVD in the drive because it only supports CDs as I found out after the fact. I'm a complete novice @ servers, so if you need more detail, let me ...
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Make a bootable usb to install Windows XP from Linux

I have a Dell Mini 9 with only Ubuntu installed, I want to install Windows XP also but I don't have and can't get an external CD drive, so I need to make a windows installation from the usb. All the ...
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Problems Installing Windows Server 2008 R2

I've just finished 3 day download (with breaks) of Server 2008 R2, and am very eager to install it on my dev machine (my laptop, an HP Pavilion with a 2xTurion 64 cpu). If I mount the ISO and try and ...
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SQL Server 2008 Express Install Location

MS insisted on installing this via the Web Platform Installer. Now I want to install it again, but I don't want to download it again. Any ideas wheere the install file is located, if anywhere?
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Windows 7 has trouble installing software with Visual C++ 2005 & 2008

I have been reinstalling Windows 7 over and over again on an ASUS P5lD2 2Gb Ram 3Ghz P4 because it ultimately loses the contents of "Turn Windows Features On or Off" after I install software like ...
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GitNub closes immediately — installation problem or something else?

I followed the steps documented on http://wiki.github.com/Caged/gitnub/installing-or-building-gitnub under ‘installing from the distribution’: Launch Terminal.app. gem install open4 Copy GitNub.app ...
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How can I make a manual Apache server installation on Ubuntu be detected by other programs?

I just manually installed the Apache HTTPD 2.2.14 server in Ubuntu following these instructions (and using all default options). Since I did the manual installation, once I tried installing passenger ...
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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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“Turn Windows Features on or off” when installing .NET 3.5 SP1?

I am trying to install a program on my Windows 7 machine and it says that I need to have .NET 2.0 or later installed. Since Windows 7 comes with .NET pre-installed, I called support and they told me ...
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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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SOCKS5 Proxy Setup on Debian

Is there a package I can install in debian that will create a SOCKS5 proxy on some port? (preferably with authentication) I'd like to use this with uTorrent. If not, how do you setup a socks5 proxy ...
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Incorrect command line parameter

I am trying to install Yahoo messenger 10 from download. I am getting an error. It says in a windows installer window. followed by "Windows installer V2.00.2600.0 Copyright 2000 Microsoft Portions ...
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How to uninstall a software that has a bug in the uninstaller?

The bug causes the unistaller to rollback the uninstallation. How can I force the software removal? The "installer" is a MSI package.
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Installing messaging software displays error 1324 invalid character

Trying to install Reuters Messaging software onto a windows 7 pc we receive the error message Error 1324: The folder path 'My Documents' contains an invalid character We've tried installing the ...
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What to do when Win 7 x64 installer doesn't recognize HD

A friend of mine is having a huge problem with his new PC. He wants to install Windows 7 x64 but the installer doesn't find his Hard Discs. The discs are connected via SATA on a Asus P6T SE ...
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How do I install the latest version of packages in Ubuntu?

For example I want to install the latest version of "numpy". I type the following: "sudo apt-get install python-numpy". When I type this the first time it installs something and if I type this the ...
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Unable to install “Server Admin Tools” on OS X due to missing rights

I just downloaded the "Server Admin Tools" from Apple. When I try to install it from the ServerAdminTools.pkg I get the usual "hello" and "read license" screens from the installer. When it comes to ...
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Cannot install centOS with Dell 21'' Monitor on VGA Input (input error on monitor)

I am trying to install on a machine which is connected on a 21'' Dell Monitor using the VGA input (on monitor). during installation and when the X Server is trying to start, the monitor screen goes ...
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Can the ownership be transferred for Windows Vista Home Premium and its Windows-7 upgrade OEM DVDs?

I purchased Vista Home Premium 64bit System Builder OEM DVD last Summer from Newegg, and received the free upgrade to Windows 7 end of October. I am about to carry out a clean install (using Custom ...
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What are the things i need to do before installing windows 7?

I have a windows XP2 32-bit and i want to install windows 7 but i do not know what are things i should do before installing it. its my fist time to install an OS if ever. I mean, specifically on the ...
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How to install PHP without libxml2

When I run PHP 5.3.1 configure in my home directory, I get error message: configure: error: xml2-config not found. Please check your libxml2 installation. I don't have the root password on that ...
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Customized Windows XP installation

How to create a customized version of an Windows XP installation CD? I want a hand's off installation that will install all the themes, drivers, and applications I need without my intervention. How ...
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How do I install/run VMware Server 2.0.1?

I want to install and run VMware Server 2.0.1 on my desktop for personal use (non-enterprise). I'm interested in the x64 guest OS and multi-core support, both features unavailable in Windows Virtual ...
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How to prevent Google Toolbar being installed in Portable Firefox?

Recently, the campus computers installed Google Toolbar in Firefox. Now, I have no use for this toolbar, so I don't want it there. For that and other reasons, I installed Portable Firefox on a USB ...
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How to install Dropbox in Windows 7 for all user accounts?

That's it. When installing Dropbox on my laptop it's only installed for my current user account, the other users can't see the shortcuts or use them (since logged in as another user the shortcuts ...
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What could be causing problems with network install of Debian?

I'm trying to perform a Network install of Debian on a spare PC I have. I'm using Windows XP Pro as my "server" machine and the "client" has a clean Hard Drive with several network cards in that can ...
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Installing Apache HTTP Server v2.2.14 on Windows 7

I am trying to install Apache HTTP Server v2.2.14 on a machine recently upgraded to Windows 7. It worked fine under Windows XP, but when I go to install this in Windows 7, the install script appears ...
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What are the minimum user permissions required to install a Windows service?

What are the minimum user permissions required to install a Windows service?
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Fresh installation of XP hangs after MUP.SYS

I have a system that has been running as a Linux box for the last few months. Originally, it's OS was Windows XP Media Center Edition. Another computer failed on me, so I installed Windows XP ...
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Troubles Installing Windows 7 via USB. Flat install?

I've been struggling with this for a while. Windows 7 64-bit Enterprise edition just will not install on my Shuttle K45 system via a USB key. It hangs out during the install while copying files or ...
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Install iPhone SDK DMG file on iMac but I can't find where any of the programs are located

I just download the iPhone SDK disk image from Apple and installed in on my new iMac (by following these directions: link text). The problem is, I can't seem to find where any of the programs got ...
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installing windows 7 on old computer, took out 1 hard drive

My old pentium core duo had 2 drives in it, I just took one drive out and installed windows 7 (32-bit ultimate). Installation seemed to go fine, but when it rebooted I got a black screen error saying: ...
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Does a MacBook need to be plugged in to install OS X?

I want to install OS X to my Macbook. Do I have to have my Macbook plugged into the mains power during the install or can I do this while on the battery?
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How to install AVG Anti-virus without connecting to the internet first?

I want to install an anti-virus, but the downloads (AVG) need me to connect to the internet to install. Isn't it dangerous to connect to the internet before I've installed the anti-virus? Oh, and ...
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How to install Ubuntu with a non bootable disk

I want to install Ubuntu from a non bootable Ubuntu disk. I currently have Windows XP installed. How can I do that? My intention is to remove Windows completely.
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can't install vista

i'm trying to install vista on my sister computer. I formated the C partition and everything has to go smooth, but it didn't. It makes a lot of noise(from the cooler) and it shout-down (not ...
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Install Python Gtk using Mac Ports

I'm attempting to install the Gimp using Mac Ports on OSX 10.5. The Gimp won't build because it requires Python 2.5 gtk. I'm getting the following error when installing Python GTK: $ sudo port ...
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Why does Windows 7 install 64 bit apps in the Program Files (x86) folder? Can I change the behaviour?

I've been using the 64-bit version of Windows 7 since the CTP and have run into a few problems with applications that get installed in the C:\Program Files (x86) folder. What's the purpose of having 2 ...
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Windows 7 update failed (language pack update)

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate and tried to install the language pack for chinese simplified from Windows Update and failed for many times. The error code was 8007065B: Windows Update encountered an ...
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Small footprint Windows XP install on netbook

I have a Aspire One AOA 150 . I want to customize a Windows XP installation ( for e.g with nlite ) for small memory footprint and low CPU usage. then I want to try out Windows XP embedded for ...
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Installing google chrome on RHEL 5.3

I am trying to install Google chrome on RHEL 5.3 but getting error as Missing Dependency: libnss3.so(NSS_3.12.3) is needed by package google-chrome-beta-4.0.249.43-34537.i386 ...
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Error when installing Office 2007 on Ubuntu Linux 9.10 with Wine

I'm trying to install Office 2007 on Ubuntu Linux 9.10 with Wine. when I run $wine setup.exe, I get the following error message: Applying a Setup customization file requires Windows Installer 3.1 or ...
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Windows 7 “Cannot be installed to disk”

I can't seem to install Windows 7 onto my second hard drive. I get this error: Reformatting does nothing, my BIOS is set to boot from the hard drive first and still nothing. Any ideas?
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Install Windows XP on a PCI IDE Controller Card

I need to install Windows XP on a drive on a PCI IDE Controller Card, but I can't because the Windows installer does not seem to detect it. I know that the disk is properly installed because the ...
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Install Windows 7 after Ubuntu

I've Ubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10 installed in my HDD. My parents can't get used to it, so I must install Windows 7. I'm afraid of this: Windows boot must be on the first hard disk/partition in order to ...
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Moving the Windows 7 hard disk from one machine to another

My laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate (non OEM) died on me today and it has tonnes of stuff on it - my projects, Visual Studio and office installations, etc. etc. I am getting a new laptop from ...
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How do you install Windows XP on an HP G60-535DX?

The HP G60-535DX is a nice and cheap notebook that ships with Windows 7 Home Premium. Unfortunately, the hardware for which I bought this notebook is not yet Windows 7 compatible, so an XP downgrade ...
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Legality of using a burned CD with a legal CD-Key? [closed]

I have a friend that keeps a collection of burned Windows CD's; 2000, XP, Vista which he uses to repair peoples computers with. Now he justifies this by saying he uses the CD-Key on their OEM sticker ...