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

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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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windows exessive installation size?

a new Window 7 pro 64 bits instalation took over 40 GB on my SSD. Properties on what i can see on the system drive accounts for only 11 GB, the trashcan has 4-5 GB allocated, system restore and ...
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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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Windows 10 Crashes Everytime

Being excited about Windows 10, I updated my PC yesterday night (Dell 1500 series, 64 bit) to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 (Pre-installed). Little did I know that this will be so bad (my PC has become ...
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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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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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GitHub for Windows Install Error

I'm trying to install the GitHub for Windows that I downloaded from the GitHub site. However, I get the following error message: Application cannot be started. Contact the application vendor. ...
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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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Prevent OpenJDK from overriding Oracle's Java Installation

Currently using Lubuntu 15.04 x64. I have had this problem twice now. I install the official Oracle Java (version 1.8) successfully, after which an automatic update (at some point later in the week) ...
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How to install .apk on Alpine Linux like .deb in Debian using dpkg

My question is in the title. Problem: Comparison with other distros doesn't speak about installing a local .deb in Debian or whatever is Gentoo's equivalent or Alpine Linux's .apk. Plus the command ...
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Installing windows through Microsoft Windows Startup Menu

A friend gave me PC with installed Windows XP on it, but he asked me to install the Windows 7 Ultimate x86 he bought. However, when I boot it, it shows "Microsoft Windows Startup Menu" and prompts me ...
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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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Install fresh new Windows 10 installation from mounted iso?

It's possible to mount the Windows 10 iso in Windows 8.1 and perform a fresh install and not an update?
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How do I clean install Windows 8 without an Installation Disk?

Recently I bought a Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition, which had Windows 8 pre-installed requiring me just to select the settings to use, such as language and time-zone, etc. The only disk that I ...
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Java 8 silent update package

My situation : we currently have Java 7 massively installed and some older versions of Java 8. Computers are Windows 7 SP1 x64. My goal : create a Java 8U51 silent install package that let Java 7 in ...
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Voiding data on a DVD-R/DVD+R on Ubuntu 12.04LTS

I asked on askubuntu and was pointed over here. Long-story short, I had to completely format both my hard drives. So, I need to reinstall my dual-boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu. One problem. I lost my ...
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How do I move a CMS installation from root to subdirectory (nginx)

I've inadvertently installed Wordpress into the root of my Ubuntu nginx server. How do I move this installation from root to a subdirectory called /blog? ex. mysite.com/blog What I have now: server ...
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Add a package(RPM) to CentOS ISO

I'm having some trouble trying to install CentOS 7 (Everything iso version) on my Laptop with OSX Yosemite installed (Hackintosh). The error prompts when starting installation because it looks for ...
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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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How do completely wipe Adobe Creative Cloud from my Yosemite OS X machine?

My Creative Cloud app was corrupted on install. Every time I try to open it, it crashes. It tells me to download the installer and re-install, but every I run the installer it tells me to go download ...
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Visual Studio Community 2015 Installation stuck on creating a system resore 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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Tuleap Installation prerequisite packages?

I am trying to install Tuleap on a clean CentOS 6 Server. I cant find a list of prerequisite packages. Do I need MySQL, Apache, PHP, etc? Or does the Tuleap install handle those? I have tried a few ...
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On booting, Internet recovery option pops up though I hold down the option key

I formatted my hard and removed all the partitions from it on my macbook pro 2012. Now, I want to install Yosemite on it, but when it starts, and I keep the option down, but no startup disk menu ...
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Can i use a higher output SMPS? [duplicate]

I want to buy a new SMPS for my desktop PC but I can't find one with the same output (120W max), can i use a SMPS with higher output (350 W SMPS )than the one I have ? My PC : Lenovo ThinkCentre ...
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Is it possible to get Windows 10 upgrade as an ISO image (to make a bootable install disk from)?

The Windows 10 upgrade, free to users of earlier Windows versions, is out on July 29. The upgrade is being made available via Windows Update as an automatic download and install, if the user has opted ...
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Install Visual Studio on a different drive

My hard drives are set up so that my C: only contains the operating system and critical software (including software that refuses to install elsewhere). My secondary drive, M:, is where I install ...
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Cannot install IE11 “did not finish” … out of ideas

I'm just finishing cleaning up a laptop with a pretty bad malware infection. I ended running a repair install of Windows 7 Home Premium x64 and everything seems to be working well, except for one ...
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Install Server 2003 from USB

I need some way to boot my windows server 2003 install from a USB drive , any suggestions welcome.
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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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Windows 7 Pro 64Bit… now thinks it's a 16Bit OS? I can't “repair” Windows or MS Office suite?

Question : What software tools can repair Windows 7 Pro 64Bit, when it has been damaged (ie. it thinks it is a 16Bit OS and won't repair from Win7 install disk). NOTE : When trying to avoid a ...
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Can't install linux on Dell XPS 15z

I'm trying to install a linux destro on my Dell XPS 15z laptop but have had no success. In this lets say I'm using Ubuntu 15. The cd works, I can see the live versions of Ubuntu, and Ubuntu can see ...
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No Windows SDK found when installing SpiderMonkey

I'm following this guide to install SpiderMokey. I've downloaded and installed Visual Studio Community 2015, then restarted. I've downloaded and installed MozillaBuild package. When I go to ...
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Error : can't open file c:\documents and settings\all

Can you help me solve this problem when I try to setup a PC game:
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Oracle JRE 7 and 8 both will not install on previously Javaless win7

Simple question I thought I'd never have to ask, since I've done it hundreds of times before: How can I install JRE? I have a Win7 x64 Pro box with no Java environment, running as an admin user. I'm ...
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Windows Setup could not configure Windows to run on this computer's hardware

The whole installation goes smoothly up to the point of "Completing installation ...". The monitor changes resolution, after which a standard dialog box pops up saying Windows Setup could not ...
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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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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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Why do have most (Windows) programs such 'complicated' setup programs?

There seems to do a lot of complicated stuff going on - that also make it hard to uninstall when (i.e.) the original uninstaller breaks down. Why isn't it just as simple as: Unzip all unique files ...
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When installing Windows 7, installation gives multiple code errors and can't proceed further

My PC is an old 32-bit CPU with 1,5 GB RAM running on old MSI motherboard and I wanted to give it a clean Windows reinstall to freshen and speed things up a notch after not doing it for close to 5 ...
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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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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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“Verify that the file exists and that you can access it” error on Windows 7

I tried to find the solution to this online but after hours of no progress, I decided to ask here. I have an installer for a driver. The installer starts but it stops midway giving me the error (for ...
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Can I just directly copy software such as Firefox with all plugins to another computer through Remote Desktop Connection?

I have to work on a remote computer and am able to copy files to it from my local desktop. A lot of my software such as Firefox and Spring Tool Suites have many custom plugins installed and it would ...
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How to get something using .net framework 4.5.1 to work in XP?

An update to a small program I use for generating character sheets for ttrpgs has updated and now requires .net 4.5.1 in order to function. This is a bit of a problem, as I prefer to use it on my xp ...
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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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How do you reinstall nano on Mac OS X?

I accidentally overwrote my nano app with a unix binary version, and now nano doesnt work on my Mac OS (Maverick). How do I restore nano or get it back? I couldnt find it on homebrew and I don't ...
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build numpy from source results in wrong architecture

I build numpy from source on my mac to link it to my ATLAS library. Thus, I wanted to run it as described here with these options: export MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET=10.10 export CFLAGS="-arch i386 ...
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Any “Magic Tricks” For Getting Data Back After Windows 7 Install

My old man installed Windows 7 without making a proper backup, and now realizes he left behind some important data. He did a true "clean install", so there is no Windows.old folder in the root ...
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Unresponsive desktop on all Linux distributions

I have an Asus X550LN laptop (Intel i7 4500U, 8Gb Ram, Nvidia 840M), I am trying to install any Linux distribution on this laptop for a year now and I am encountering the same problem. I downloaded ...
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“Not Enough Space” for Autocad Inventor Installation

Today, I installed Autodesk Inventor 2016 on a new (in the last month) Windows 8.1 computer. The install appeared to run OK, but it missed a couple of files due to my moving and renaming of the ...