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Why do guides always say to download the RPM to disk?

Every installation guide I've ever seen which requires an RPM install starts with the instruction "download the repo", usually accompanied by a wget, and then, separately, says to rpm -i or rpm -U the ...
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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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Unable to install Windows XP : Blue screen error pops up before “Starting Windows Setup”

I got caught up in a strange problem. It's really annoying me. I'm writing this by logging into ultimate boot cd. Strange because, it never happened before. Just about a week ago I installed and it ...
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If you uninstall the primary Windows hard drive drivers, are these reinstalled during next boot?

I'm having a problem with some partitions in Windows, and I read that reinstalling the drivers may solve the problem, but this is the disk where Windows is installed. If I uninstall the drivers ...
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Install Windows 7 from USB flash drive

I have an ISO image of the Windows 7 installation DVD, but I can't burn it to CD or DVD. I have an empty flash drive with plenty of space. Is there any way I can put the ISO image on it and install ...
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Error 80073701 when installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1

I tried to install the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 using Windows Update, and I got an error (code 80073701 - unknown error). I tried it again, same thing. Rebooted and tried again, same error. Before I ...
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Fedora20 not turning on

I installed Fedora20. After I turn On my system, it says "Oh no! Something has gone wrong. A problem has ocurred and the system can't recover. Please contact a system administrator". I re-installed ...
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Is there a way to convert a non-Chocolatey installed program into a Chocolatey installed one?

I have a few programs that have been installed using non-Chocolatey methods (.msi packages, setup.exe, etc.). I have recently started using Chocolatey and would like to use it to update these ...
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How to skip re-downloading of files in pear install?

When I inkove e.g. pear install -a -B horde/groupware following the installation script of hoardhttp://www.horde.org/apps/groupware/docs/INSTALL multiple time files are downloaded every time. How to ...
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Missing scott user in Oracle 11 g database

I have installed Oracle 11g R2 on my Windows. During the installation, in password management, the "scott" user is missing. I'm unable to login in "scott" as my sample schema. What do I have to do in ...
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brew install gcc /Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks

I'm doing a clean install of Mavericks, and accidentally did brew install gcc which is taking over half an hour, maybe more. Should I terminate it? I know now that I should have installed a ...
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Can I install programs on a Mac without admin rights?

I have a company laptop, a MacBook. I just need to know if I can install any program without having admin rights or an admin password?
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Can i use a friend's Xp installer disk for my own computer?

My friend has a Windows Xp installer disk for home and i have a product key for windows Xp home. Would i be able to use his disk to install windows XP to my computer?
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Is it possible to install an OS without any installation medium?

I have a blank hard drive. Is it possible for me to install Windows XP onto it with only the product key and nothing else?
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How can I identify files installed by an installer on Windows?

How do I identify the files installed by a specific installer on windows?
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Restore image of c drive automatically daily [on hold]

In my current project we need to format computer and install operating system (Windows) daily. Is there any free / opensourse solution for this ? We do take images of c drive and restore it using 3rd ...
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“not enough disk space” error while Windows 7 installation

After spending the last week mucking about with an install of Windows 7 x64 SP1 that I really need to do a repair install on (vs doing a clean install), I'm stumped as to how to get around this ...
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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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windowsupdate troubles on windowsxp after april 2014, plus an explorer error message

I've spent the last couple of days trying to install windows xp from a cd onto my desktop. The installtion is successful, and I can activate windows, but cannot run windows update. The error I receive ...
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How do I install a font from the Windows command prompt?

Is it possible to install fonts from the command prompt on Windows? If yes, what is the command? I tried copy [fontname].ttf C:\Windows\Fonts\ and it said copying was complete, but I could neither ...
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Error: Couldn't update to Windows 8.1 preview. How to troubleshoot?

Trying to upgrade my PC, the process goes forward but in some point, it revers back to Windows 8.0. How can I troubleshoot the problem?
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How to install freeBSD on a separate partition?

I have Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed and have a free 63GB partition. I'm trying to install freeBSD on it. I get a "Add partition" prompt when installing which requests Type Size Mountpoint I ...
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SPSS version 22 ERROR: attempt to connect to a remote server failed

If anyone can help, I'm at my wits end here and my class starts Monday. I have installed SPSS statistics 22 on my Win7 Home 64-bit SP 1 and it will not run. I am on an HP Pavilion dv7 with tons of ...
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How to resolve error while building bcl2fastq?

CMake Error at /tmp/bcl2fastq_v1.8.3-build/bootstrap/share/cmake-2.8/Modules/FindBoost.cmake:1128 (message): Unable to find the requested Boost libraries. Boost version: 1.44.0 Boost include path: ...
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Obtain Windows 8.1 Update 1 installation media - I have Windows 8 Keys

I'm in the common yet unenviable position of having the older Windows 8 keys (one OEM non-Pro version - key in BIOS, one retail boxed copy Pro version), yet wanting to easily install Windows 8.1 ...
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Using OEM key from a preinstalled windows copy

I have a lenovo laptop running linux. I have the OEM key for win7 (looks like numbers-OEM-numbers-numbers) that came with the laptop. Can I reinstall Windows 7 from my USB drive and use the OEM key to ...
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Grace for windows XP to display the results of BEAMnrc

i have downloaded the cygwin and when I want open the link in desktop of this program, a black screen appears, but any information appears just the name of my computer. therefor I have download ...
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How do I install the Grace plotting tool on Windows 7 64-bit?

Could someone write an easy-to-understand, step-by-step guide on how to install Grace (the WYSIWYG 2D plotting tool) on Windows 7 64-bit? I've read a lot and I still don't understand how to install ...
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Running into errors on installing addons in asterisk

Trying to install asterisk on my centos system following this tutorial but on doing ./configure –libdir=/usr/lib64 && make menuselect && make && make install in my terminal ...
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Windows XP installation, no previous version of Windows NT

I tried to reinstall Windows XP on my Lenovo S10e netbook, but I got this error: No previous version of Windows NT can be found on your computer. Setup cannot verify that you qualify to install ...
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Install / uninstall GPU drivers in Win7 via file explorer?

Situation: (See also for context: a previous question) Cannot access Win7 (bootcamp) system via screen, as AMD GPU is bust Win7 Safe Mode does not help Can run OSX partition as managed to manually ...
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Adobe After Effect and Premiere in 5400rpm harddisk [on hold]

I am planing to get a new laptop with a 5400rpm HDD and install Adobe CS5.5 After Effect and Premiere in it, however the system requirement said it need a 7200rpm HDD. I am trying to get the new ...
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Can I make my psp memory stick bootable using ubuntu(rather than cmd on windows) and then using it to install windows 8?

After installing ubuntu 14.04 I began to miss all the things I liked doing on windows(gaming, sony vegas etc) I don't have any disks but I heard it's possible to boot a psp memory stick using cmd on ...
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cannot install matplotlib, freetype2 headers are ignored

I want to install matplotlib via pip. There is a problem with freetype2.h REQUIRED DEPENDENCIES numpy: 1.6.2 freetype2: found, but unknown version (no pkg-config) ...
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How to find device by device ID and vendor ID?

I bought a new Dell laptop which was not pre-installed (OS-less). I'm now downloading drivers from Dell's site, but for each category there's a selection and I'm not sure which drivers I should ...
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Installing .Net 4.5.2 on Windows 7 (without any SP installed)

Is it possible to install .Net 4.5.2 on a clean Windows 7 without any service packs installed? I am asking since the relaase notes for 4.0 state Windows 7 Windows 7 SP1 while the 4.5.2 only ...
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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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Solaris 11.1 x86 installing Weblogic 12.11

Ive been looking everywhere for a way to install Weblogic on Solaris. According to Oracle's documentation, all you need to install Weblogic Graphical Mode is Login on Unix Go to the directory that ...
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Widows 7 Pro install [closed]

I downloaded the win 7 pro 64 bit from the internet and made a copy of it on a dvd discand it will not install the OS just repair it. What am I doing wrong?
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we couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one intalling windows 8.1

I'm trying to install windows 8.1 and I'm getting this error message after I choose the hard drive to install the windows in we couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one just to be ...
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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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ARCH boot error from USB:modprobe: FATAL: Could not load /lib/modules/3.15.5-2-ARCH/modules.deb, no such file or directory

I am following the (32-bit) ARCH installation tutorial on http://wideaperture.net/blog/?p=3851 This works fine on VirtualBox. No issues. However, when I repeat the process on a real hardware with ...
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How to install Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7 with IE11 installed?

I'm developing a website and it's experiencing issues on IE9 (so I've been told). To debug the site, I need to uninstall IE11 and install IE9 (Windows does not allow one to have two versions installed ...
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Difference between an install EXE and the EXEs found within the install folder [closed]

What is the difference between an installation EXE and the EXE files that are found within the installation folder? For example: The VLC media player install is called "vlc-2.1.3-win64.exe" and is ...
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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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How to change Windows 8 core installation language to English?

I recently bought a new Lenovo laptop from Poland with Windows 8. Everything is dandy until I notice that it's all Polish and I don't speak Polish. Well, I can change the language to English, but ...
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Installing Windows Server 2008 R2 - No Drives Found

I'm currently trying and failing to install Windows Server 2008 R2 onto a Dell Precision T3600 box with PERC H310 hardware RAID. When I attempt to install it from both USB and CD, it comes up with "No ...
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Asus Netbook restarts while loading windows files for installation

I recently bought an Asus X200MA-KX141H X Series Netbook with DOS pre-installed. I made a bootable USB stick with windows 7 in it and after booting into the windows installation screen, loading ...
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Why won't my CD run when I load it in the drive in my Windows 8.1?

Why won't my Quicken installation disk run when I load it in the CD drive of my Windows 8.1 computer? When the disc was put in the computer's tray, the tray closed and nothing happens.
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Windows 8.1 doesn't boot unless I boot from installation USB

I can successfully install Windows 8.1 on a Samsung Series 5 Ultra, but when I try to boot the system it only shows a menu with the main HDD as an option. I select it and nothing happens. The only way ...