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

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Java issue (nonexistent Java Runtime)

I'm currently having an issue with playing Minecraft. I played Minecraft perfectly before I had an issue with my computer. Now when I open the minecraft.exe file (or try to open Java itself from the ...
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Can I install windows using a virtual disk drive?

I have a downloaded disk image for the windows server operating system that I want to put on a new harddrive. I don't currently have a dvd or usb stick available so i'm trying to do without. Will ...
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JDK 8u31 Not Installing on Windows 10 Preview

I'm trying out the Windows 10 Preview on my computer, and I tried to install Java and the JDK. Java installed fine from Java.com, but intalling the JDK from the JDK8 Download Page gave me the ...
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Unable to install software in Windows 7

I have a PC which has a Intel Core 2 duo 2.67GHz processor, 3GB of RM, and Windows 7 Professional with service pack 1. When I try to install most software it always returns lots of different errors, ...
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Can i use Mouse Pointer instead of Touch pad in Dell Latitude 3540 (ID 1476197) Laptop [on hold]

I want to buy Dell Latitude 3540 (ID 1476197) Laptop with Touchpad as its Pointing Device. I prefer to use Mouse as my Pointing Device. Please may i know if i can do so on this Laptop. And if so, ...
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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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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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How to install “elastix: a toolbox for rigid and nonrigid registration of images” in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

I have downloaded Mac OS X 64 bit binaries for Elastix and tried to run ./elastix in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite): $ cd elastix_macosx64_v4.7 $ tree . ├── CopyrightElastix.txt ├── bin │   ├── elastix │  ...
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Is there a way to install IE 11 on Windows 8?

Internet Explorer 11 supports only Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 and some others yes, but not Windows 8.0. So is there are way to make it work by changing some files or something? I can not upgrade to ...
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Enable android sdk for all windows users

I installed Android SDK to my Windows 8.1 PC and selected "install for this user only". On that moment, i had only one user using my PC. Now, i added a new user for my PC and i want to enable sdk for ...
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How to add extra packages to Ubuntu install CD using kickstart

I used kickstart to automate Ubuntu12.04 alternate iso installation. I am able to automate the installation. Now I want to install some extra packages such as teamviewer during OS installation. But ...
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Installing Linux on a 2008 MacBook from Linux

I’m using a black MacBook from around 2008. The Mac OS X installed on the system no longer starts; I get a grey screen without being able to get to the actual desktop. I was able to create a live USB ...
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Chrome -Error Installation Failed. Google chrome installer failed to start

I unexpectedly uninstalled or removed chrome from my netbook. Netbook has following specifications: 1 gb ram 1.50 Ghz CPU windows 7 starter, service pack 1 By mistake I have removed chrome from ...
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Update to Chrome 36, black screen, no address bar, can't uninstall

I just updated to the latest (as of 7/18/14) Chrome, version 36 and when I relaunched the browser, it's just the window frame and a black screen. It seems like a page (google.com) is loaded but it's ...
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Live usb windows xp

I want to create a bootable usb that contains windows xp.I dont want to install it , i just want to boot it, but i have couple of problems. I tried to create live usb from full windows xp file (the ...
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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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Drive partitioning for SSD cache

i just purchased a new laptop Asus N551JK-CN103D which comes with a 1TB hdd and 24GB SSD(or mSSD) which I think can be used as cache. I have a couple of questions but here is how I setup my laptop, it ...
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Changing default Java Runtime Environment from 1.8 to 1.7

I'm currently trying to change the default JRE on my computer from 8 to 7. I was attempting to fix a glitch involving the game Minecraft by updating to the JRE8 beta build, but it seems like that ...
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LinuxMint 17.1 / Ubuntu 14.10 get stuck on reboot after install in VirtualBox

Trying to install LinuxMint 17.1 / Ubuntu 14.10 and it is getting stuck on the reboot phase after I install it in VirtualBox 4.3.20 r96997. How can I get this fixed?
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Failing to install PY2NEO

I am trying to install py2neo on a CentOS server. It fails with the following message: File "setup.py", line 29, in <module> from py2neo import __author__, __email__, __license__, __package__, ...
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Chrome installer error 102

Whenever I try to install Chrome, I get installer error 102. (It downloads successfully, though.) I'm using this installer from here. An earlier version of Chrome installed and updated OK a long, ...
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If I want to change the binaries of a Windows Service, do I need to reinstall it, or can I just restart it?

I will occasionally need to update a service on a Windows machine. I currently have admin access, but wont in the future. I've done some quick testing and found that it still manages to work if I just ...
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How to use batch file to do X if it's ran on a laptop?

How do I write a batch file to do different things based on whether it is ran on a desktop vs. laptop? E.g. if on desktop, install x. If on laptop, skip x and install y instead. Edit: Windows 7 ...
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Installing CentOS from bootUSB with two ISO files

I want to install CentOS upon Windows 8(dual boot) replacing Ubuntu 11.04. I have two ISO files (dvd1 and dvd2). Suggest me ways to install the OS from USB. I tried using Unetbootin but it is not ...
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How to install linux mint 17.1 to encrypted raid 0 array

I just got a new SSD and I wanted to install Linux Mint 17.1 to a raid 0 array of SSDs. I also want the array to be encrypted. I tried the following guide and got mdadm to setup a software array and ...
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Create UEFI-bootable DVD with Windows 8.1 iso

I'm trying to set up a UEFI-boot of Windows 8.1. However, I seem to be unable to install it with a USB drive (previous question), and when I try to install with a DVD (the same iso), I don't get the ...
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Windows setup claims the installation source is not accessible. How do I fix this?

I'm trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate over my existing Windows 7 Professional. I downloaded the ISO from Microsoft and burned the install disc at the slowest speed possible (x3). I booted to the ...
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Download osx from the app store without installing it

I'd like to know, if I download mac osx from the app store, will it install it ? I just want the dmg file. Don't want to install it... Thanks and sorry for my bad english.
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Differences in the Windows installaiton startup methods?

I'm trying to completely reinstall my computer incuding format of HDD. Since there are problems with boot from USB in my computer, I tried to run Windows normally and click on USB device and run ...
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How exactly does one install `.egg` files?

When I tried downloading the Sphinx installer here, my computer couldn’t find a default application to run the installer. easy_install doesn’t work either. I’m running Python 2.7 but only have ...
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Enable TRIM on FreeBSD 9 Install

I recently upgraded all of the parts in my FreeBSD 9 server. I purchased an SSD to run as a the root drive - I'd like to enable TRIM on it but the only documentation I can find on it is that it can ...
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Win7 install keeps saying it needs drivers for the SATA controller, even after it finds the drives

I'm trying to reinstall Windows 7x64 Pro on an HP z620 workstation. I have a USB drive created for it, and when booted to it, the Win installer tells me that I need to install drivers for the SATA ...
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How to get latest version of git?

I am running ubuntu 14.04 LTS, need to install git 1.9.5 or above. I did sudo apt-get install git then ran git --version and it shows I currently have 1.9.1 installed. Git download url shows latest ...
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how do I install phpmyadmin on windows server 2012 from scratch

how do I install phpmyadmin on windows server 2012 from scratch?? I dont even know where to begin this. I tried but it didn't work out. What else do I need to install in order to make this work? I do ...
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HP Pavillion DV6500 recovery disk failure

I recently attempted to re-install Windows Vista on an HP Pavillion DV6500 using the factory recovery DVD's, but encountered a strange problem. When the recovery disk attempted to reformat the hard ...
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Edubuntu stuck on installation

I've had this problem using multiple discs on multiple drives on this one computer. I'm trying to install edubuntu 12.04 on an old desktop. It boots to the disk, I select english and then "install ...
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Windows 8 “Device Setup” process stuck without further progress

After plugging-in of an USB device, standard window with progress bar appears. The problem I experience is that it gets stuck at certain progress and doesn't continue no matter how long I wait. ...
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IIS 7 fails to install on Windows 7, despite attempts at Windows Fix It tool, removal/reinstallation of .NET 3.5, etc

I'm not exactly the first person to run into issues getting IIS 7 to install on a Windows 7 machine, but so far, nothing has really managed to fix the problem. When I try to install IIS 7, I get this ...
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How to stop programs from opening my browser?

How do you prevent programs from obnoxiously opening the browser on their own accord? It's unbelievable that programs/developers feel so entitled as to A.) open another program on one's computer, and ...
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How do I find out which GCC toolchain is installed?

I would like to debug my embedded target with Insight debugger. The debugging host is Xubuntu 64bit, the debugging target is an ARM Cortex-M4 connected through a JTAG debugger. According to this ...
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How Do I Allow A Standard User to Install Programs?

Yes, I realize that defeats the purpose of standard user. But here is the situation. A friend of mine wants to set up time limits for his home schooled son, and his son needs to be a standard user in ...
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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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Windows 8 upgrade to windows 8.1 RTM fails with error code 0x101 - 0x2000C

I have a MSDN Subscription and downloaded Windows 8.1 RTM today. It fails to install. After mounting the ISO and installing (with a Windows 8.1 Pro product code), selecting "Keep my apps and ...
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How to install older versions of Internet Explorer?

I currently have Internet Explorer 11 installed, but I need Version 8 or 7 for some onlinework. Do I have to uninstall Internet Explorer 11 prior to installing 8 or 7?
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wine msi installation issue - err:msidb, fixme:storage

I am trying to do stuff with vpython. vpython.org suggests I do a wine installation and then try to install the vpython stuff as per the instruction mentioned here But the issue is with wine when ...
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Notepad++ Installation Error: Installation of plugin failed

I installed the newest version of Notepad++ on my Win 8.1 Professional. The version is called "Notepad++ Je suis Charlie edition, Build Time Jan 10 2015 - 17:20:21". The Plugin Manager delivered with ...
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Things to do after installing Debian 7.8 lxde

I just installed Debian 7.8 lxde and I’m trying to install vlc among other things but it won’t install (when I use apt-get -t wheezy-backports install vlc): The following packages have unmet ...
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How to reinstall and activate Adobe InDesign CS2 (Polish)?

I have a client that needs to reinstall their computer. They have a Polish version of InDesign CS2, which won’t activate anymore. How to install it after reinstalling Windows? The English version from ...
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MS Office 2013 - App Crash after a few minutes

When I try to run MS Office ProPlus 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, I get the below error messageafter a few minutes of the app running, but with powerpnt.exe or excel.exe or winword.exe. I ...
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installing node.js after apt-get install node

Im trying to install node.js and I made the mistake of installing apt-get install node. Which is not node.js. I'm able to find the right node.js on git hub, build and make everything. Everything ...