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

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Install software in another drive

My SSD is 80GB which I installed the Windows 8.1 on it, the size of Windows on the SSD was about 30-35 GB and I have a very limited space left. Now when I try to install any software, such as Chrome ...
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Windows 10 TP UEFI requirements?

Some documentation indicates that Windows 7 can be "upgraded to" (replaced by) Win 10TP. Other documentation says the hardware requirements for Win 10TP are the same as for Win 8. My understanding is ...
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Setup Windows 8.1 and Install Driver without User Interaction

I have an ASUS Windows 8 Tablet that has been acting up recently, so I re-installed Windows 8.1 on it. The problem is, the touch screen driver didn't install with Windows, so I have no way to set up ...
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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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Installing mRemoteNG on Windows 8

When I try to install mremoteNG on Windows 8 i am getting mremoteng requires microsoft .net framework 3.0. When i download .net framework and start it cant Connect to internett. Any tips on how to ...
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How to remove Linux Mint to install Windows 8?

I have a computer with only Linux installed. How do I remove it to install Windows 8? All I see online is about dual boot but I don't have that, just Linux on my computer. The way I installed Linux on ...
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Install Windows Image on a new computer

Been searching but still not sure what to do... I have one computer with Windows7 and set up perfectly how we need it (programs, files, restrictions, etc...). I bought 4 more of the exact same ...
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Installing java 7 or 8 on Mac OS, some questions

I have java 6 installed on my Mac OS laptop. Due to a requirement of some Android library of having Java 7 installed, I need to install it. Should I install Java 7 or 8? Or both? I know there's no ...
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PXE booting standard images?

I see lots of guides showing very detailed steps on booting into various OS's, but none of the files are explained. It is not clear to me which files part of the PXE server, or are the Network ...
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Installing Ye Olde DOOM on DOS with Ye Olde Floppy Discs

I'm trying to install DOOM (the shareware version) on my old Compaq running Windows 3.11. I've got the files deice.exe dooms_19.1 dooms_19.2 dooms_19.dat install.bat all downloaded and I have a ...
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How do I install Wget for Windows?

I downloaded Wget from here, and got a file named wget-latest.tar.gz, dated 22-Sep-2009. I saved it into one of the folders on my D: drive and unzipped it. I read through the READ ME file, but didn't ...
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How to install a program in Windows 7?

Is it Right Click > Run As Administrator or Double Click? I had to uninstall and reinstall some programs many times to get it to work and I'm not sure it is because I chose one or the other. ...
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Prompt for boot order

I have an HDD lying around, and I would like to install Windows 10 Technical Preview on it and run it off USB. Is there a way for my HP Envy laptop to prompt at boot if I would like to boot from USB ...
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OSX Yosemite cannot delete item from Launchpad and item stuck installing multiple times

I've recently upgraded to the developer version of OSX Yosemite, and have upgraded two applications I use. The first is Memory Clean, and the second is Battery Health. Both of these are by "FIPLAB". ...
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Ubuntu installation: GRUB fails to install

Many times I've tried installing Ubuntu in an computer, however it always fails to install GRUB. It always displays an fatal error message. I boot the Ubuntu network installer via an pendrive with ...
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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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Switching Distros while keeping /home

Curious question, is it possible to switch to another distro while keeping your home directory if you have the partitions on separate disks? Currently I am running fedora and want to change to Manjaro ...
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Can Windows 10TP be installed without replacing or modifying the existing Windows installation?

Some documentation indicates that Win 10TP can be installed fresh on an empty partition. Other documentation seems to describe that it must replace an existing Windows installation and/or that it will ...
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Installing a linux distro directly from an iso on hard disk, with windows 8.1 installed?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu directly from the iso image I downloaded, without burning it to a DVD or flashdrive, following instructions from this article (I have Windows 8.1 installed). This involves ...
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windows 7 ultimate to work with lexmark X1180 all in one printer

I am having problems connecting my Lexmark X1180 all in one printer to my laptop which is HP, Windows 7 Ultimate. I have lost the disk and looking to download online and can not find a matching ...
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What's the word for the “Install” software? [on hold]

What do you call the word that you want to install the software that does not actually "install" but is a float ? I am not sure what's the right word or Computer terminology for that. For example, ...
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Windows 10 technical preview: Windows can't be installed because this pc uses a compressed operating system

I am trying to upgrade to the Windows 10 technical preview, however when I do, it says that I can't because I am using a compressed OS. What does this mean? My build: Intel i7 Windows 8.1 Pro for ...
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Free space from C drive due to wrong installation

I am totally new to Ubuntu and stuff. I tried installing it from USB, changed setting and when I tried to install It gave me three options remove windows and install ubuntu, install alongside windows ...
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How to reinstall HP BIOS

I am dual booting my PC with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. Both are working. I have no problem. Today I started seeing this error: The HP Bios application selected is corrupt or missing. Please ...
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NAS4Free istallation from LiveUSB to USB: not working

I'm trying to install NAS4Free on my home server but I have some troubles. There are several step-by-step instructions in the Internet, I used this one: ...
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Why can't I install any OS on samsung

I have laptop call it SAMSUNG OS: WINDOWS 8.1 UNILINGUE 6 BITS (6.3 VERSION 9600) Model: 300E5E/300E4E/300E5V/300E4V BIOS: P02RBE i'm trying to install any OS on it but no luck even i use usb ...
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How can I install s3cmd on Mac OS X Yosemite?

I am using Mac OS X Yosemite and want to install s3cmd from S3Tools. Here is a summary of what I have done so far: Downloaded and extracted the .tar.gz. Moved the resulting directory to ...
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Installing bluetooth module on Dell Precision M4600

I have a Dell Precision M4600 without a Bluetooth module (Bios says unavailable). I'm thinking about buying and installing this I have two questions Does this work on Dell M4600? How can I install ...
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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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How to prevent installation of software with known vulnerabilities in Linux?

Is there any tool for Linux which scans software during installation for known vulnerabilities (weaknesses that could later be exploited)? In addition to scanning software after it is installed, I ...
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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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Installing windows 10 with an external screen

Basically I want to install this new windows 10 tehnical preview edition on my laptop, but the problem is that I have a broken laptop screen so I connected my laptop to a different monitor. I pressed ...
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how to install Kundli 2002 on Windows 7?

I tried to install kundli 2002 on Windows7 with administrative privileges, its installed but still its not working properly, then I tried to set compatibility with windows xp, but still it doesn't ...
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trying to get msysgit installed via chocolatey with chef but it's hanging

I'm building a Go-Agent that's deployable via chef to AWS (to give you some context) Part of that is installing Msysgit and as I look it's been 1 hour and 3 mins since it's started trying to install ...
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Windows 7 Install: No drives were found

I was building a computer for my wife with an older SATA hard drive that I had lying around, and when attempting to do a new install of Windows 7 on it, the installer says: "No drives were found. ...
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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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nodejs and npm will not work on existing project directory

So, the issue here is that I installed the Node.JS on c:/app/nodejs while my projects are under c:/app/www. I tried to use a dynamic symlink of www inside /nodejs, but it did not work out. I also ...
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How to install an program on Windows without giving access to device?

I need to install a program on an old Windows XP computer from an untrusted source. Is there a way to install it securely without giving it access to my data etc? (Also it should not be able to ...
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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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Am I able to define if the USB flash drive is bootable or not?

Let's describe what I'm doing first: Initial task is to install and setup NAS4Free on my home server consisting of Asus AT5NM10T-I motherboard (with Atom D525 CPU), 2GB of memory, 3TB hard drive, a ...
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Is there a way to install Windows over the network? [duplicate]

I work at my university's tech support center, and we frequently have customers who need their Windows OS's reinstalled. We use USB drives, DVDs, and CDs that contain the installation .iso file, since ...
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Installing `libxcb1:i386` on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit with multiarch

I have a 32-bit software package (Beyond Compare) and try to install it on an amd64 Ubuntu 14.04 machine. I ran into a lot of dependencies issue and finally traced it to missing libx11-6:i386, which ...
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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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Installing ASUS usb-n10 nano receiver disables my ethernet card, ruins my pc start/shutdown time and itself also not working?

I installed a ASUS usb-n10 nano wireless receiver to my desktop PC but after installation I couldnt connect internet through cable/on board ethernet card also wireless receiver not working and made my ...
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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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Pip install keeps throwing odd “ImportError”

I've been trying to install a few packages using pip and pyudev keeps throwing an import error. I have no idea where why it's only happening in pyudev. It installs just fine on my other computer. Here ...
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Date modified column in Programs and Features window is empty

I am definitely sure, I was able to sort installed application by install date-time. But now the only column is Date modified and it is empty. How to fill this column?
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can I bundle multiple installs for Mac OSX and do them as a single script?

I have a lot of open source software to be installed for a course. We currently run on PCs that we provide. If we allow students to use their own Macs in Mac-centric schools, that means we have to ...
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How do I get the latest linux kernel, and why would I want to do that in the first place?

I'm running 3.10-3-686-pae, and I think I would like to upgrade to 3.12 just so I can learn more about how it all works. My computer runs pretty well considering how old it is. I have been learning to ...