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

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What does “blank” in Default Gateway mean?

I have reinstalled Windows XP and posted about not being able to connect to the internet. I did go and ensure all drivers are there. Now, when I type ipconfig /all, I get a physical address DHCP ...
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How to display the system install date?

I have systems here that are using Windows XP SP3 and I am wondering if there is a way to see how old they are. Meaning to find the date that Windows was installed on the computer. Is it possible, do ...
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Windows installation repair option not showing up

I'm trying to repair an existing Windows XP installation. Following the instructions from http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/tips/doug92.mspx this should work: When ...
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How do I restart a Windows XP upgrade?

Is there a registry tweak to tell Windows Setup to start over? It tries to continue where it left off after I reboot. I can get to the Recovery Console. I tried to go from SP2->SP3. It failed, and ...
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Installation of large programs in Mac OS X

A few newbie Mac OS X questions: Despite the fact that most applications can be installed by dragging them to the Applications directory, some software still requires the creation of a separate ...
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Does installing windows format the hard disk?

My Google search for ""does installing windows format the hard disk" returns: No results found for "does installing windows format the hard disk". I was quite surprised. I'm hoping to get a quick ...
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Installation fails after period of time

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit, Ultimate. I'm running into a problem where, if my computer is on long enough, I am unable to install any software. For example, if I reboot and try to install ...
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Compile and Install qtjackctl on Mac OS X

Is it possible to compile and install qjackctl on Mac OS X? If so how do you? EDIT: When I try to install it it does this: http://paste.pocoo.org/raw/G9610d6NviAZQ7nnZCwQ/ any ideas as to why?
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Problems installing iPhone final 3.2 SDK on Mac OS X

I downloaded the latest iPhone SDK (xcode_3.2.2.2_and_iPhone_SDK_3.2_final.dmg) from Apple and uninstalled the old SDK before the install. I double-clicked the .dmg file and got the following pop-...
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install Adobe® Acrobat 9 Pro error

My OS is Windows 7. I try to download Adobe® Acrobat 9 Pro for English and Windows (326.6MB) by its Akamai Download Manager and then click on "Install Now". But I meet some error: "Action center....
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How to install Windows 7 from MS-DOS?

Before, I can copy Windows XP CD contents to D:\windowsxp, then Boot DOS CD > format C: /s /q > D:\windowsxp\i386\winnt.exe How to install Windows 7 from MS-DOS? I found install from USB only.
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Cannot boot from windows 7 DVD

I have just purchased windows 7 64bit. I entered the disk in the drive and it told me I couldn't upgrade as I am using XP so I have tried to boot from CD instead but it doesn't work. It seems to look ...
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Installing CentOS on remote machine?

Can I do a fresh install of CentOS Linux on a remote machine? I have a machine with Windows NT in a remote location. Now I want to use that system as my deployment machine. To proceed with my plan I ...
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Windows: Impact of clean install Service Pack 2 to applications & data?

My Windows Vista Home Premium system is corrupt and won't install Service Pack 2. I have followed all the advice from Microsoft and still no luck. I would like to perform a clean install of Vista, ...
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What are some good installation tools for Linux?

Excluding package managers, what are some good installation tools for creating software installation programs on Linux? (for example, AutoPackage)
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Windows cannot determine which language to install?

I want to install Windows Server 2008 SP2 on VMware Workstation 7.0.1 build-227600. However during installation I receive the following error and Windows doesn't continue the installation procedure: ...
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installation and maintenance of an OS and applications over multiple PCs

Let's say I've got around 50 PCs with identical specs but no CD or floppy drives and a blank hard disk, is there an efficient way to install (and update) an OS and software on each of them? Would I ...
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Installation Error on Windows Vista: “Side-by-Side configuration is incorrect”

NOTE: This is not a dupe of this other question. That question refers to a similar problem with 2 programs, while I'm only having it with 1, so the solution there doesn't apply to my situation. My ...
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Can I use multiple product keys with the same Win 7 DVD?

Instead of sending my friend 3 Win 7 DVDs, is it enough just to send 1 DVD and then email 3 product keys? Also, would a Win 7 Professional product key work if the DVD was for Home Premium?
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Help Installing SQL Server 2008 Express Edition

Ok I am running Windows 7, 64 bit. I cleaned of SQL server 2005 completely off my system leaving only SQL Compact Edition. I went here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=01af61e6-...
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Recommended apps for securing/protecting a new desktop machine install? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: What are some “must have” Windows programs? What are some “must have” Mac OS X programs? Free antivirus solutions for Windows I'm hoping to ...
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Linux and GeForce 8400 dual monitor

I'm trying to install a linux distribution on my PC. I have a GeForce 8400 GS with two connected monitors. I tried with Fedora 12 and Ubuntu 9.10 (both 64 and 32 bit) and the live cd cannot boot ...
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Install src.rpm package on Red hat Linux

How can i install src.rpm package on Red hat Linux ?
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Why won't Windows XP 64 install on my machine?

I have a HP xw8200 workstation and would like to install Windows XP 64 bit on it. The problem I seem to be having is when I reboot the machine and try to boot from the CD, nothing happens. It seems ...
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How to tilt a rigid LCD Wall Mount?

I recently bought a Wall Mount for my 24" LCD TV, it is just a few feet above my workspace desktop, but I need it to be a little bit tilted because I'm quite near the screen. I can't afford another ...
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Preparing a new physical system with VMWare

I need to create a new installation of Windows, but at the same time I need this computer. So I decided to create a new physical disk from within VMWare, install windows/drivers/software and then just ...
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Licensing MS Office on Virtual Machine

I'm running Win XP on Parallels on my two home computers (iMac and MacBook Pro). I'm planning to buy Office 2010 Student version and install it on my virtual XP. How does licensing of MS Office work ...
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Yggdrasil: Oldest Linux Distribution in CD

I wanted to try out Yggdrasil, one of the the oldest Linux distributions. I could not find an ISO image, but I could find the source files, I do not know how to install an OS from source files, can ...
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Ubuntu installation does not recognize previous partitions

I have been attempting to install Ubuntu (10.04, Lucid Lynx) on my computer. I wasn't ready to take the pure-Linux plunge yet, so I reserved a partition on which I would install Ubuntu. I ran the ...
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Installing Windows 7 on a BSOD Windows Vista

On a previous question I posted, I asked for help on fixing my Windows Vista box because it keeps going to a blue screen. No one seems to have the answer, so now I want to install Windows 7. Can I ...
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Installing XP through USB-to-IDE/SATA connector?

To help someone reinstall a corrupt XP install on his IDE or SATA drive in a older desktop box (hence no Vista/W7), I was thinking of asking him to bring his harddrive and meet at Starbucks, and I ...
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How do I install Netatalk in Ubuntu 9.10 (tutorial)?

I have never installed Netatalk before. I have to help someone get this up and running on a Ubuntu 9.10 server and I don't know if there is any special configuration or install steps I need to follow ...
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What is the difference between yum, apt-get, rpm, ./configure && make install?

I am new to Linux and am running CentOS. I have come across four ways to update or install software. So far, I've seen: yum install [program] apt-get install [program] rpm -i [program].rpm wget [...
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TargetProcess 404 error after installation

I installed TargetProcess on my laptop but when trying to open the corresponding web page http://localhost/TargetProcess2 I get 404 error. I am running Win7 with IIS7 (7.5.7600.16385), MS SQL 2008 ...
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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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How to install Mono 2.6 on Ubuntu 9.10?

I need urgently to install Mono 2.6 on Ubuntu 9.10 but in Synaptic the version 2.6 doesn't appear :-( Is there an other repository I can use to install it ?
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Windows Home Server installation fails because it can't find the DVD drive anymore

I've got an old Dell Dimension 8300 desktop I decided to convert into a WHS box. I popped in a pair of 1 TB SATA drives, which were recognized fine by the BIOS and the currently installed OS (XP), so ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 install - frozen at splash, no errors

Has anyone else come across this? After about as much of a fresh install as i can muster without buying new drives, and after walking through the amd64 alternate install with ease, and after a ...
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how to install Kundli 2002 on Windows 7?

I tried to install kundli 2002 on Windows7 with administrative privileges, its installed but still its not working properly, then I tried to set compatibility with windows xp, but still it doesn't ...
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Windows migration tool

I want a program which can help me with reinstalling the system. I want to save the settings of programs installed on my system. The settings of my user profile. Create backup of my directories. I ...
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Possible reasons that Windows XP dies on install?

I'm trying to install Windows XP on an older computer. (note, it meets the system requirements) My problem is that it keeps rebooting during the "Registering Components" stage. What can cause this? ...
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unable to install new versions of linux on my PC

I have an MSI-RC410 motherboard with onboard ATI Radeon XPress 200 series Graphics card. I have used OpenSuse-11.0 on my PC for over an year. but when I tried to upgrade to OpenSuse-11.1, I managed ...
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How to recover the ubuntu system?

I installed an Ubuntu virtual machine on Vmware. However, one time the disk was full, the system was installing some updates, it quit without giving any message. Now the system is crashed, I can not ...
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Can't install windows 7

I recently formatted my Acer Aspire 4730z and attempted to install Windows 7. I have tried more than 5 times with no avail. Currently, I am doing a clean install by booting it from the DVD. I have the ...
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Install Windows XP using USB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Place a bootable ISO on a USB drive? Install windows xp from USB using the iso image How to install windows xp from usb ? I have the iso image. My cdrom is not working. ...
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Windows Installer won't let me install anything ?

Trying to install a Silverlight Update, a Java update or other software, I get this window: What could be the problem?
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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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How/Where do you install Console2 on Windows 7

I downloaded the source and binaries from http://sourceforge.net/projects/console/files/ In the binaries help file it makes reference to a setup file but there is none. The list of files included in ...
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Problem with installing sqlite3 module for python 2.6 on an ubuntu system

I need to run the sqlite3 module on python 2.6 in an ubuntu system. How do I install this module for Python 2.6? Somehow I don't have this module, it raises the error: Python 2.6.5 (r265:79063, Mar ...
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Lost root password on a ubuntu virtual machine

I lost the password for root on a ubuntu virtual machine. Is there any way to restore it or I need to install a new virtual machine with ubuntu again?