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

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Using a Dell reinstallation disk for Windows Vista on a Sony laptop

Is it posible to use a re-installation disc provided by Dell to do a clean install of Windows Vista on a laptop from Sony?
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How to keep a Debian install running after several apt-get dist-upgrade

I have been using my Debian install for a while and I kept dist-upgrading because I didn't want to reinstall everything after every new Release. But now I'm starting to get a few errors at the reboot ...
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How do I install a .deb file in Ubuntu

How do I install a .deb file in Ubuntu
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Bare-minimum hard drive space to install Windows XP SP3 Professional?

Just enough for my drivers and my windows XP setup will be more than enough ... I will work from another partition and the system partition will be frozen ... 2Gb seem right but was using 5-10 Gb ...
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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 can I boot Mac OS X install DVD through GRUB on a Mac Mini

I have a Mac Mini with Ubuntu Fiesty on it - but need to re-Mac it. My problem is that I can get it to recognise the install DVD. I've tried using the memdisk.bin / sbootmgr.dsk combo but can't seem ...
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How to install Visual Basic 6 on a Windows Server 2003

I'm trying to install Visual Basic 6 with Service Pack 6 obtained from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/192461 But after extracting and double clicking the exe setup file nothing happens. How do I ...
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How do software .dmg files mount or work in OS X?

I am a new Mac user and have an iMac. Coming from the Windows world where everything is installer based, OS X seems to mount .dmg files and run them. I've seen this happen prior to an install and ...
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Reload OEM Windows XP

I have a computer that came with Windows XP Home (with the sticker on it that has the product key). I used it for some time with a (legally obtained) copy of Windows. Now I want to reload the ...
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Hanging on “Scanning for Harddisk partitions and creating /etc/fstab” when trying to install Damn Small Linux

Following a suggestion made before, I'm trying to use UNetbootin to install Damn Small Linux on a Windows computer. I'd like to reformat the entire HD and install Linux on it. I installed UNetbootin ...
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Installing Ubuntu after hard-drive re-formating: The partitioner won't work

When I get to the part where you partition your disk, no disks are shown. How do I fix this? Do I need to shrink one of my partitions so I have some free (unallocated) space?
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Installing PHP5.3 on Windows Vista x64 with IIS7

I have successfully installed PHP5.3 but cannot seem to get it to work on IIS7. I have followed the tutorial on iis.net ...
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Expanding Files 0%, error 0x80070017 Windows 7 x64 RTM

I have downloaded Windows 7 x64 from MSDN. I have checked the hash of the file and it is correct. I have them made a bootble USB stick (http://kmwoley.com/blog/?p=345 (had to use my vista bootsect.exe ...
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Why didn't cable select work?

I got roped into doing tech support for a friend of the family. Obviously I'd already failed to hide my powers, ala Penny Arcade. Anyways, the guy bought a DVD burner OEM from Microcenter, and asked ...
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What is the easiest way for a non geek linux user to install apps like Skype, Last.fm player, and Songbird on Ubuntu?

I've spent a day trying to help a user new to Linux get up and running, to get them using Spotify, Songbird, Skype and Dropbox on their eee pc netbook, running ubuntu netbook remix. I'm a competent ...
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Can you skip the “checking..” steps when running ./configure?

  $ ./configure configure: configuring for GNU Wget 1.11 checking build system type... i686-apple-darwin10.0.0 checking host system type... i686-apple-darwin10.0.0 checking whether make sets ...
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How do you recommend installing Linux on a computer that has no external drive or ability to boot from an external drive?

I have an old Toshiba Portege 3505 "ultralight" laptop, meaning it doesn't have any kind of disk drive on it at all, that I'd like to completely reformat and install Linux on. However, it won't boot ...
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What is Rosetta and why doesn't Snow Leopard include it by default?

Since I repaved my MacBook with Snow Leopard this morning, I was about to reinstall one of the applications I use, Adobe Flex Builder 3. When I opened FB3's installer, the following was displayed: ...
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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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How can I automatically generate an Xorg.config file?

I'm trying to install arch linux, and everything has been going well so far, up until I start to install X. It detects my dual monitors appropriately and will display windows, however, X will not ...
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How to debug a Windows 7 Install?

I am trying to do a fresh install of Windows-7 RTM. The machine keeps locking up at the same point of the install.. . Finishes Copying Files Finishes Expanding Files Finishes Installing Features, ...
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Mac OS X - installing software via DMG vs. *nix command line style

New Mac owner here, but long time Linux user. Can anyone describe to me the differences between installing a piece of software, such as Subversion, from a .dmg image as opposed to compiling and ...
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Can't change keyboard language layout?

When I installed Windows XP, I didn't install support for my native language: Croatian. I used a friends CD created with nLite and the languages where removed. How can I install the correct keyboard ...
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win vista sp2 x64 still won't install

Since Vista SP2 came out I have been trying to update, unsuccessfully. I always go through the whole installation process, the system reboots, says it is in Step 3 of 3 and aborts with a message ...
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JDK install manualy in linux

I download jdk .bin file for linux . how to install it that all of the features enable in every where .
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Installation Error Netbeans

I got the following error when installing netbeans on fedora 8 java: xcb_xlib.c:50: xcb_xlib_unlock: Assertion `c->xlib.lock' failed. I am getting this alternatives --config java There are 2 ...
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What manufaturers still supply “real” windows install discs [closed]

I am looking to buy a laptop, which presumably will come with Windows. I would like to be able to run Windows in a VM if needed. The last few laptops I've set up for friends and family all came with ...
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When installing Windows 7, CDBOOT error 5 appears: Cannot boot from CD; why?

I am installing Windows 7 on an old machine. I can not even get it to boot. I get this error message: CDBOOT: Cannot boot from CD - Code: 5 Boot Failure from Previous Device.. Boot Failure from ...
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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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Windows XP Installation from USB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Windows XP through Pen Drive Is there any easiest way to make windows xp installation from USB ? Looking through google doesnt gives me anything. Any clues?
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Installing WinXP on a vista-equipped laptop [dual-boot(?)]

Ok, so I'm new to this. What I want is to install Windows XP on my vista-equipped laptop (dual-boot, if that's what it's called). I have no idea what to do and where to begin. Can someone help me? :) ...
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How to stop Windows Update from offering to install “Games for Windows V3.0” repeatedly?

Windows Update keeps offering to install Games for Windows V3.0. How do I get it to stop?
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How do I solve Live Mesh instllation error “80072F78. The server returned an invalid or unrecognized response ”?

When I try and install Live Mesh, I get the following error ... "Live Mesh Service is unavailable. Please retry your installation later 80072F78. The server returned an invalid or ...
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Installing IE7 without a working IE6

I'm working with a relative's PC with Windows XP (gold edition) on it, and for some reason, their IE6 is not working at all. Is there a way to get IE7 installed on their PC without a working Internet ...
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Mio A501 Digiwalker drivers for Windows 7 64-bit (build 7100)?

Can anyone recommend how I could go about installing a Mio A501 Digiwalker GPS-capable Windows PocketPC phone on Windows 7 x64 build 7100 (public RC)? When I plug the device into a USB slot, Windows 7 ...
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How to install 8139 Realtek drivers in RHEL5.0?

How do I install the 8139 Realtek drivers in RHEL 5.0?
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“Microsoft Office (any app) has not been installed for the current user”

I had Office XP pro (2002) working, but I started to get this message. "Microsoft Office Access has not been installed for the current user. Please run setup to install the application". I ...
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Installed windows7 ultimate 64 bit from msdn, will I need to re-install later?

I just installed windows7 ultimate 64 bit from msdn, will I need to re-install later? I believe this is the RTM release, so does that mean just patches to get to version 1.0 whenever it is out?
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How can I copy a Google Chrome installation from one user to another (or all) user/s

I downloaded and installed Google Chrome on a local user on Windows XP. I now know that Chrome needs to be installed for each user (unless you install using a pack). Unfortunately it is installed ...
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How can I install .NET framework 3.5 on XP machines without internet connection?

I want to install .NET framework 3.5 on a couple of machines that do not have internet access. If I install the "no internet access"-package it still wants to download something. How can I figure out ...
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Can't find the right plug from my PSU to my raptor 10K drive

I have a corsair tx 750 PSU, and I can't seem to find the correct plug that would fit into the cable for my raptor 10K 300 gb drive. arghh. Update My raptor was OEM, and didn't come with any cables. ...
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Installing a LG dvd drive in my antec p183 case

I added those silly braces around the drive. Now I can't slide the drive in from the front now, and even putting it in through the case doesn't seem to work. how do you do this? haha
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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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Blinking dash when booting Windows 7 on Eee

I just got a new faster SSD for my Asus eee 900 and figured I'd take the opportunity to try Windows 7 on it. I did the magic to get the install DVD to a usb-stick and it installed just fine. However, ...
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Install Live Mesh on Windows 2003 Server x64

Is it possible to install Live Mesh on Windows 2003 x64? I just tried with the 64-bit Vista setup file and get "The installation package is not supported by this product type". If I try the 32-bit ...
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Problem installing uTorrent with Ask toolbar

I use uTorrent for long time now, and now when I start it I get installation wizard to install new 1.8.3 build 15772 version. Ok... So I start to install, and everything is going fine, until I get to ...
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Vista OS disk for Gateway used to install on another Laptop

Is it possible to use a Vista OS cd for a Gateway laptop to install Vista on another Laptop? I wish to do this since the other Laptop didn't come with an OS cd, and recently I had to completely ...
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Can I install Windows OS (Windows 7) on a removable USB hard drive?

I wanted to take a sneak peak at Windows 7 so I thought of installing it. I have Windows Vista on my laptop which came pre-installed with it. I didnt want to mess with it. So I created a partition ...
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How to install iWork '09 onto an external volume?

I want to install iWork '09 onto an external volume but the installer doesn't allow that. Most Mac applications don't really care where you install them, but some from Apple, like iWork, is especially ...
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Windows 7 Install Stuck at Setup is Starting

I'm trying to install Windows 7 RTM 64-bit on my computer but I am stuck between "Starting Windows" and the first dialog window asking for the language. All I can see is the standard Win7 background ...