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

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Windows 8.1 installation - partitions

I downloaded and burnt windows 8.1 from MSDN, but during installation I noticed that when I formatted and deleted particular partitions they won't merge into one as in windows 7 installation (as far ...
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Error with with installing PyCuda, cannot find -lboost_thread-gcc42-mt

I am trying to get some software called pycuda (https://pypi.python.org/pypi/pycuda) installed on ubuntu. The error I am receiving is: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lboost_python-gcc42-mt /usr/bin/ld: ...
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How to extract files from MSI package?

Can anyone advise a way, or utility that can extract the files from an MSI installation package. We have some old patches that we want to get the files from but don't wish to spend the time ...
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How can I install Quicktime player to Windows 10?

I would like to play a movie in the web and a webpage ask me, download Quicktime plugin. I opened up this web page and I tryed download and install Quicktime But when I tried install I get this ...
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Installation of Expect on Windows 7 64-bit fails with “not found in the archives”

Downloaded ActiveTcl from http://www.activestate.com/activetcl/downloads/ Installed ActiveTcl at c:/Tcl/ Go to Bin directory in command prompt (Start > Run > cmd > cd c:\Tcl\bin) To install Expect, I ...
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Why are there two Chromes installed?

I went to uninstall some stuff, and I just happened to notice something I hadn't notice before: that there are two Google Chromes installed. I thought at first this might have been a glitch or ...
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Can I install the same copy of Windows (same product key) onto a different drive on the same computer and switch between them with the BIOS boot menu?

Right now I have two HDDs (for storage) and two SSDs (for OS) in my computer. On the older 64 GB SSD, I have Windows 10 installed, along with a bunch of video production software and related tools ...
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.NET 4.6 Re-installation on Windows 10

I recently upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. Then I uninstalled .NET Framework 4.6 in Windows 10. It's not appearing in Programs and Features anymore. I want to reinstall it, and I tried to ...
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Failing script producing extra folder

I've run into an error that I'm not able to understand and fix despite extensive web searches over the past few days. I have a SetupComplete.cmd script under this location ...
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Move Windows 8.1 installation to another PC - is it possible to avoid a re-install & just move the hard drive?

Last year I've installed a clean copy of Windows 8 (later upgraded to 8.1) on a new laptop. This process was challenging because the laptop included Windows 8 pre-installed (plus bloatware), and my ...
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Visual Studio Community 2015 Installation stuck on creating a system restore point

I tried to install the new Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition but unfortunately without success because the installation gets stuck on creating a system restore point. What I did to solve the ...
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Software thinks it is already installed, but isnt?

I have a game which I would like to install but whenever I insert the CD/mount the image, when the menu pops up it shows "Play" rather than "Install". The Control Panel does not show the software ...
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Windows 10 Installation - A media driver your computer needs is missing

The most weird thing is happening to me: I have a hp notebook which has no internal DVD drive, so I installed via an external USB LG Blueray burner. First I installed Windows 10 customer preview ...
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Java 7 and and 8 coexisting on Windows 7 Pro x64 - how to fix running old jar files

I have a Win7 Pro x64 Box with both JRE 7u80 and 8u60 (both are i586 versions) running since I have two applications that either need the one or the other to run. I am aware of being able to start ...
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How to install Android Studio in silent mode?

We are trying to install Android Studio (android-studio-bundle->Version-ID<-windows.exe) in silent mode. So far I could find no hint which commandline Switches are avaiable for this installer. ...
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Installation of Windows Server 2012 R2 x64

I regularly swap OS during a development process. With "normal" OSs I can expect and install (.iso) to reach <=4GB, no problem, I usually use DVD. Now, I need to do some testing with Windows Server ...
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Need guidance using mailtofriend plugin on nucleuscms

I have a blog made by nucleus cms.i have difficulty during installation some plugin cause i'm newbie for this cms. the tutorial seems not clear for me.I have stop at point 5. then if the installation ...
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Can't install Kali Linux from USB, fails to find CD-ROM drive

I successfully made a live USB of the Kali Linux. When I boot from the USB it gives an option to install. I clicked on that option. At one point it was detecting and mounting CD-ROM drives. As I have ...
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Installing Yosemite On Hackintosh - Wont Boot From USB [on hold]

I have been trying to install Yosemite on the hackintosh that I purchased and put together a few days ago. I have Windows installed on one hard drive and want to install OS X on the other (Of 2) hard ...
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Windows 7 Installer Error

PC SPECS: RAM: 8GB, HDD: 1TB, Brand: Asus, OS: Windows 8, Problem: While installing Windows 7, and it is saying "Windows Setup is starting" I get the following error: "Windows Setup experienced an ...
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Cannot find file setup.sh in /usr/share/tuleap-install/

I'm trying to install tuleap, and trying to follow the instruction from Google and almost desperate with it. I can download tuleap from repository. But the problem is, I cannot find the folder ...
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Where is the visualVM executable for linux?

I'm trying to install the VisualVM plugin for eclipse, on my Ubuntu linux. I'm following the instructions here. So I've done the installation part, and the plugin is installed to eclipse. Now for ...
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How does Chocolatey know which packages it's already installed and which ones it hasn't?

Chocolatey is a package management system for Windows. First, you download and install Chocolatey; it's available at no charge under the Apache 2.0 license. You tell it what software you want, then ...
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Windows 8: BFSVC Error: Could not open the BCD template store. Status = [c000000f]

I have installed a new hard disk drive on my Acer Aspire 771. I made a USB recovery stick as well as recovery cd of the Windows 8 64 bit running on the former HD (which got corrupted, so no cloning ...
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What to do if Windows XP install complains about not finding file XXX.dl_

I've ran into a problem recently trying to do a repair install of a Windows XP SP3. By the time it was copying the files, it complained about not being able to find file cmprops.dl_ on the Windows CD. ...
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Runescape installation attempt on Kali Linux

I've been recently trying to install my fav game RuneScape on my Kali Linux machine. I know it is possible in Ubuntu, but is there any way of doing it in Kali Linux? These are the commands that are ...
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Clean reinstall SQL Server Management Studio

I am on Windows 8.1, Professional edition. I installed SQL Server Management Studio 2012 x64 and everything worked well. I installed Visual Studio 2013 and everything worked well. Then, I installed ...
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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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Freeze During New Linux Mint Installation

I just tried to install the latest edition of Linux Mint, but was unable to because the install froze midway. I tried again in compatibility mode, but it just froze again. There was a wall of text ...
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FileMaker Server not connecting to host/port in admin-console

I'm trying to install FileMaker Server with web publishing. When I get to this screen: As you can see, it keeps saying connection refused no matter port I use. If I change the host, it still says ...
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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 do I install a Linux OS on a Windows 10 OS for mutli-boot startup

How do you do install a Linux operating system {http://www.ubuntu.com/} on a Gateway NE56R laptop. {http://panam.gateway.com/s/notebook/2012/Gateway/NE/NE56R/NE56Rsp2.shtml} running Windows 10. The ...
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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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How do I install pySerial for python3, when the installer can't detect python3?

I have python 2.7 and python3.4 installed on my computer. I am trying to install pySerial on my computer through its py 3K installer. Problem is that when I run the installer, it can ONLY find python ...
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How can I install the Java Development Kit (JDK) on a Windows machine if I don't have admin rights?

I'm currently working in a controlled environment where I don't have administrator rights. I am looking for some way to install the Java Development Kit (JDK) on this machine anyway. Is this ...
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Install Windows 10 from USB to new drive fails boot

I have a laptop that came with a non-SSD drive that I have Windows 10 on. I am trying to create an installation on an SSD drive for this same machine (to eventually use as the primary boot drive--I ...
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Problems using .cab with every installer

Using several installers, I get errors related to missing .cab files: The cabinet file 'product.cab' required for this installation is corrupt and cannot be used and The cabinet file ...
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Optimizing .ISO file when having deleted versions from install.wim

I have a Windows 10 Installation .ISO file which contains the Professional and Home edition of Windows 10. I have figured out I could remove one of these versions by using the dism /Delete-Image ...
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Need guidance starting node js / scala app

I have installed yum/apt-get installed scala, "node install" installed gulp, but cannot find how to run it for dev mode. I have started a number of node applications in the past. I am trying to ...
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Can I safely do a backup of Windows after cleaning it from malware? [closed]

Long story short, I accidentally installed some malware on my PC. I immediately reached for MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and it detected 4 files: trojans and spyware. I removed it. Then I proceeded to do ...
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Should I Clean install or clone os due to a virus on old hdd?

Some time ago, my desktop got a virus that would not allow the computer to boot up completely. I believe I contracted the virus via sites such as Softonic trying to download music and video softwares. ...
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Windows 7 stuck at “setup is starting” during installation from USB

I am trying to install Windows 7 through USB in my Dell studio 1555 Laptop. Every time it gets stuck at setup is starting I have already disabled all other boot options except USB. There is no ...
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Unable to Download Blender 2.75a

I am attempting to download Blender 2.75a on a Windows 7 platform (64). I keep getting a download error after the download appears complete which says: “Internet Explorer has stopped working” My ...
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If i use Yum to install a specific version of python, does that overwrite my current python or install an additional version?

I'm trying to install a specific version of python. I will be using yum install python26. My question is, does that upgrade the current python installed on the machine or does it install the new ...
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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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windows 8.1 update failed error 0xc1900101-0x2000c

I wanted to update my win8 to win8.1 but the installation fails and gives me error 0xc1900101-0x2000c. I searched a lot about this but I only got answers for error 0xC1900101 - 0x40017 but that too is ...
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Unable to install Java Runtime Environment (ver 7 update 65)

Background: I am trying to setup PyDev on Eclipse Luna. I have managed to download and installed Eclipse Luna. But on start up, it said I need to download and install latest Java Runtime Environment. ...
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How to install Linux on a dynamic disk without losing the disk configuration?

I have Windows 7 installed and a dynamic disk. I want to install Ubuntu but I have the following constraints: I don't want to lose any data. I don't want to lose my current Windows installation. If ...
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Clean install of WIN 10 PRO with a unused legit WIN 7 PRO product key [duplicate]

Is there any way of doing a clean install of Windows 10 Pro using a legitimate Windows 7 PRO product key. I downloaded the 64 bit media creation tool to create a bootable USB drive with Windows 10 Pro ...
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How can I install PowerDirector 9 on Windows 10?

After upgrading my PC from Windows 8.1 to 10, I discovered that I can't install PowerDirector 9 anymore, nor any other part of the CyberLink software suite. When I run setup.exe, I'm told that the ...