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

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How to find out the date the OS was installed? [duplicate]

Is there a way that I can get the date that the current OS (for example, Windows 7) was installed?
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Cannot Run .exe from Network Drive

I am trying to run an executable file from a network drive on Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) in order to install a program, but, each time I try, it doesn't run and the following message appears: ...
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MSI and EXE packages installation cache

I have two questions aboout *.msi and *.exe: 1 - Assuming I am installing package localy. Does windows unpack all package's content into the temp directory and then install it, or the package is used ...
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How to install ubuntu on a macbook pro using a pendrive?

I did an upgrade of 11.04 into 13.04 and it has failed miserably. Now I want a fresh install, hopefully saving my /home directory. I use centos on my other machine and do not have access to a macos ...
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Visual Studio 2010 fails to install with “Error occurred during setup” on Microsoft .NET Framework 4

So I had several versions of Visual Basic / Visual Studio on my PC. But there was nothing that wanted to start anymore, so I decided to delete all. Here after tried to reinstall everything(Visual ...
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New computer build unable to start

I am building a new computer and I've encountered a problem; once my out of box build was done I tested the computer to see if it could start. It would only power on for like a second then shut down. ...
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ArchLinux installation - missing tools

I'm trying to install ArchLinux by following the beginners' guide on the Arch wiki. I managed to establish a internet connection, but right now I'm stuck with preparing the storage drive. Whenever I ...
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Mathematica 9, CDF Player on Windows 7

I have installed Mathematica 9 on my computer a year ago and recently I installed some older versions of it, like 5,6,7, after that I can't open any notebook on Mathematica 9, it says that I could ...
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After minimal install Centos 6.5 doesn't see network

I installed an minimal Centos 6.5 (with standart VGA) on my laptop beside Windows 7 as dual boot. Now I want to install some extra features like XWindows but Centos doesn't reach the internet. It ...
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SQL Server 2008R2 Developer's Edition Error while Installing

I had Sql Server 2008R2 Developer's Edition Installed on my machine, Two Named instances, Default Instance was Sql Server Express. and there was another named Instance Evaluation Enterprise Edition. ...
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How to Install Windows 8.1 Pro on ASUS N46

I am installing Windows 8.1 Pro onto my ASUS N46JV laptop. At step "Which type of installation do you want?" there are 2 options: Upgrade: Install Windows and keep files, settings, and application ...
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Cannot install application after certain minutes

After 15 minutes* have passed, my laptop won't run any .exe to install applications. This is what shows up: If I restart my laptop, it works fine (it gets installed)... until another 15 minutes* ...
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Installing XP Office 2002 on Windows 7 in virtual XP mode

I'm running Windows 7 64bit and have successfully installed the virtual machine and XP mode. I'm currently running Microsoft Office Outlook 2007. I want to install Windows XP Office 2002 to get access ...
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Get-Command missing in Powershell after installing Version 4

Something must have gone wrong by installing dot net framework 4.5 and Powershell 4.0 I tried repair install of framework 4.5 and even deinstallation and reinstallation, but it doesn't help. PS ...
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Confusion on the Windows 7 activation process

I purchased a laptop couple of years back with Windows 7 Home Professional 64 bit pre-installed on it (OEM). Few days back I had to format my entire hard drive and reinstall windows. I followed this ...
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Does Ubuntu 14.04 recognize the SSD drivers automatically? [closed]

Is it necessary to reset the memory configuration on a computer with both memories? If so, how can I do it?
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Having trouble installing Linux Live CD on to a VirtualBox Hard Drive (install option is not working)

I've built several Ubuntu ISO images using Ubuntu Builder which will run in VirtualBox as a Live CD, I have run into a problem trying to Install the ISO to the VirtualBox machine as the Install option ...
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How to fix error 0x00000057 when installing a printer driver, no permission to write to DriverStore?

We have a customer with a PC where installing a particular local printer fails with error 87, "invalid parameter". Usually I'd blame the installation routine, but when looking at Process Monitor it ...
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When installing linux how does the root file system get created in disk?

I understand the Linux boot process fairly well. But the first time installation is pretty vague to me. How does the root file system (/etc, /bin, /sbin etc.) get created in the disk with the ...
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Can't install .NET framework 4.0 on Windows XP professional version 2002 SP3 (OS bug?)

.NET framework 4.0 install fails on Windows XP professional version 2002 SP3: I tried to run setup using "run as..." to make sure the admin rights are used ("protect my computer..." tick was ...
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Windows 7 USB install error

I am trying to install Windows 7 Professional x64 from a bootable USB stick. I have used the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool to create the media and used a copy of the W7 ISO from this website: ...
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Installing dashing using gem causes make errors ubuntu

ive been trying to install dashing made by shopify. But when ever i install using gem make will allways through up errors Heres the error im geting from the gem install errors
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Getting error 0x80070002 when I try to install IIS in Windows Features

Here's exactly what happens: I go to Programs and Features > Turn Windows features on or off. Then, check the box for IIS, and hit OK. It seems to be installing for a second then shows these error ...
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Windows 8 placeholder keys [duplicate]

As noted here Windows 8.1 fresh install with Windows 8 licence Windows 8.1 has available "generic keys" that will let you install Windows 8.1, but not activate. Does Windows 8 have similar keys, ...
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Cannot install ClickMaster

I wanted to install ClickMaster on Windows 8.1 after the trial versions time ran out. The problem was, that i could not uninstall the trial through windows, so i just deleted the program folder. After ...
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Windows 8.1 Update 1 showing activation error

I have installed Windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro Version a few weeks back on my desktop computer running 64 bit version of the OS. The OS was running perfectly fine until today when it started showing ...
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Debian installer hangs on network hardware detection due to Broadcom wlan chip

I'm trying to net-install Debian testing (Jessie) on a laptop but I always get stuck during the network hardware detection. Specifically, the last line I read in the syslog is that the firmware for ...
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Will the Microsoft SQL transaction log by default be enabled during install?

I was asked this question in an interview? Does it depend on version of the server or is it always same (enabled or disabled by default)?
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Can I create a Chocolatey installer automatically based on my currently installed applications? How?

I intend to reinstall Windows on my computer soon and I'd like to make the process of reinstalling all of my applications as seamless as possible. I know you can create a Chocolatey script that can be ...
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Windows 7 and New Motherboard

I may be replacing the motherboard in my HP desktop computer with an identical motherboard from HP. If I am reading correctly, I probably will not have to re-install Win 7 but will have to ...
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Resolve multiple architectures of libstdc++ installed without corrupt my system

For some reason, after I run yum update in my VPS today I got this error: Error: Multilib version problems found. This often means that the root cause is something else and multilib ...
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Allow users to install games through steam without giving them admin access

I'm the family's tech support and I'm looking for a way to not give my brother admin access, yet allow him to install things from his steam library without me having to remote in every time he want's ...
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How BIOS extensions (option ROMs) work?

How do BIOS extensions (option ROMs) work? I understand that an installed device may have it's own BIOS that adds features to the system but I'm not sure of how they are set up. I keep reading the ...
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How can I install hotfixes silently to speed up a fresh Windows 7 installation?

When installing Windows 7 there are close to or more than 200 hotfixes required for it to be up to date, even when installing Windows 7 SP1. How can I speed up the process of installing all these ...
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XPPRO REINSTALLATION PROBLEMS

The County Library every two to three years has an auction and sells the computers that there customers have been using. The OS was preinstalled by there suppliers, with administrative priviliges. ...
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Windows Server 2003 Installation. Error “not enough space for temporary files” [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Windows Server 2003, but I keep on getting an error: This computer does not have enough space for temporary files. Windows installation needs at least 455 megabytes (MB) of ...
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How to install Google Chrome completely offline and without checking for new version?

I have downloaded the offline (consumer, i.e. not msi package) installer for Google Chrome. But when I run it, it tries to contact a Google server to check for a newer version. If it finds it, it will ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installer doesn't show existing partitions

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7. I have a 500 GB hard disk split into 3 partitions. I am installing Ubuntu from a live USB drive. But I am stuck at the "Installation type" ...
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how to enable event MPM Apache 2.4 Ubuntu 14.04 with thread safe PHP?

I upgraded to Ubuntu server 14.04 expecting the default apache installation would use the new event MPM, but instead I find the old memory-eating prefork. I've successfully set up event MPM in Arch ...
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Which partition can I delete so that I can install Ubuntu?

I have a desktop computer on which I first installed Windows 7, then Ubuntu 13.10 (in dual-boot). Since everything went fine, I wanted to do the same on my laptop, which currently has only Windows 7 ...
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I want to install Windows 7 on a blank hdd on a partition called X:(instead of C:) Is it possible?

I have a brand new PC with a blank HDD, and I want to install Windows on a partition called X: instead of C:. How can I perform this?
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Trouble with installing Ubuntu in HP ProBook 4530s

I installed many times Ubuntu in my ProBook 4530s along with Windows 8.1 but I can't boot that when I start the system, and also I fully installed the Ubuntu on my pc. But when the installation got ...
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installing X11 package separately on Linux (on VMware)

I installed Linux on VMware, just for doing X-Windows programming. The installation uses Easy-install feature, might be due to which I didn't get the option to select packages during installation (as ...
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install latest gcc on rhel 6 x86_64

I have an RHEL 6 server with gcc version 4.4.7. I wanted to update the gcc version (I think the current one is 4.8). Yum update doesn't work. Also, SO answers for a similar question on CentOS does not ...
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iTunes installation failure

I 'm trying to install iTunes setup (Microsoft Windows 7 64 bit) but installation fails with error (picture below). Any ideas how can I fix it? ...
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single click or command setup for webserver on unix system

One of the product has requirement of on premise webserver. We are using LAMP stack. We have selected website for on premise use due to business constrains. We are to install this on multiple servers ...
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Can't install a package with YUM

I've installed YUM 2.0.7. When I try yum install kernel-headers for example I get the following error: What should I do for a fix? P.S. I've installed version 2.0.7 of YUM because I'm required to ...
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How to reinstall an intermediary version from source?

I am trying to create a test server that is vulnerable to the Heartbleed attack. I installed apache24; the problem is twofold: - FreeBSD comes with OpenSSL 0.9.8( not vulnerable ) - if I install ...
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creating UEFI USB Boot stick using rufus option gives errors

I am trying to install windows 7 from a USB UEFI stick that I tried to create in vain. I read other posts on creating UEFI USB Boot sticks and found Rufus the most convenient option . However , Rufus ...
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Is there anything else required to make a copy of whole OS boot?

I have just installed Lubuntu onto usb(using unetbootin).Now I want to copy all the files on that usb onto a new usb to make it boot Lubuntu too. Will this work or is there anything else required to ...