An installer is a specialized program that performs the tasks necessary to install another application.

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Cannot install Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Installer Projects Extension

I would like to create installers for some of my software packages, so I am attempting to use the Visual Studio Add-On known as Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Installer Projects Extension. However, I am ...
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how to install PyInstaller (mac osx)

How should I go about installing PyInstaller? There is a closed question on stack overflow answering the question for windows, but this is completely useless for me, being a mac user. I have heard of ...
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Windows 7 Installer keeps popping up at startup

I have Solidworks Student Edition installed on an external drive. Every time I turn on my computer, a Windows Installer box pops up to install Solidworks, and I have to press Cancel. How can I stop ...
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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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Unable to install Android for Windows 7 because JDK is not found

I have JDK SE7u4 installed in windows 7. I tried to install Android on Windows 7 using the installer_r18-windows.exe but no avail. The setup window showed the message saying that the Java SE JDK not ...
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How to add 3rd party tools to Windows installation media to use live from CMD?

For example, while running Windows installation media, it's possible to summon CMD and use tools like diskpart, bdcedit, etc from X:\Sources. The reason is a tool called gptgen, which converts an MBR ...
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Error 2203 when installing Python/Perl?

I can't install Python or Strawberry Perl on the Windows 8 Developer Preview :( I keep getting installer error 2203; here's a link to the LOG file: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SJ8BDNLV I really don't ...
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Midnight Commander (MC) installer for Mac OS X

I use MC on Windows and Linux and would like to use it on my Mac. Can someone point me to an URL where I can download a binary setup/install?
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Prevent Windows 10 installer from using the preinstalled serial key without disabling UEFI

My laptop (a Lenovo Flex 2 15) came preinstalled with Windows 8 Standard (with the serial key preinstalled into the BIOS), and I've since installed an SSD (a Samsung Evo 840 120GB) & upgraded to ...
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Is it possible to run an application installer in a reversible transaction?

I'd like to run a Windows installer (.exe, .msi) in such a way that I can see precisely what files, registry keys, and anything else it has added/touched/deleted. Preferably have an easy option to ...
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Can I inspect a Windows installer (cab/msi/exe) to see what changes it plans to make to my system? [duplicate]

Clearly most installers do more than unpack files. Is there a file in there somewhere that lists planned actions?
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Can I delete the folder “C:\WINDOWS\Installer\$PatchCache$”?

This folder is taking up nearly a GB of my C partition. Is it possible to just delete it?
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JDK-Installer doesn't install

I can't install JDK on my Windows 7 64bit system. I downloaded the latest version (jdk-7u4-Windows-x64.exe) from Oracle and ran it. A warning appeared, because it's a download. I commited to continue. ...
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Where can I download Visual Studio 2010 Web Express? [closed]

I'm searching Visual Studio 2010 Web Express, where can I download it ? Edit: All the search results for Visual Studio 2010 Web Express are redirecting to the latest Visual Studio (currently, 2015 ...
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Cygwin offline installer?

I've tried downloading it several times from several different computers and networks. When I attempt to download it the download gets stuck mid way though. Where can I find a reliable offline ...
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How can I install MS OneNote offline?

is there a Microsoft Onenote which is free, standalone offline installer for windows? onenote.com offers a installer but i want a version to install on an offline PC.
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Synergy installer is unable to start service on Windows 10

When I try to install Synergy on Windows 10, it gives me this error: "Service 'Synergy' (Synergy) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services." Synergy and ...
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How i can edit the Windows XP setup screen?

I am making a custom Windows XP installer for education. I need to replace the "Windows Setup" string to another string, like "MediaCenter Setup".
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Wicleanup tool is it safe?

I found wicleanup and I am not sure if it is safe to use. When I open the program and press scan, I get about 17GB of files that it says are UnUsed. By selecting all these files that it suggests, then ...
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Where to get Ubuntu Network Installer

I just can't find Ubuntu Network Installer in .msi or .exe format anywhere over the Internet. Where to obtain this Ubuntu Network Installer please? I want to keep my Windows and run Ubuntu alongside.
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Why aren't all applications 'portable'?

I've recently been trying to 'install' stuff a lot less on my Windows machine (I hate installers - I need to know where programs put stuff...), choosing to use portable or standalone versions of ...
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Custom app installer like Ninite?

I'm looking for something similar to Ninite, that would let me package tools we use in our dev environment without having to go out and download each separately. Is there something out there that does ...
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Why would I install a program into C:/ directly?

What are the reasons some programs install (by default or even requirement) in C:/ directly, and not, like most, into the C:/Program Files/ folder? Also, why is it so common that drivers are ...
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How to use a software without installing it on a computer? [duplicate]

I hope my question fits superuser. I am a PhD student and I must use a software on my computer at the faculty's office but unfortunately, the informaticians are not at the university since a quite ...
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How to install single package from metapackage through a command line in Mac OS X?

I’ve got a metapackage file program.mpkg. I’m using Mac OS X installer command to install .pkg and .mpkg files via command line usually like so: $ sudo installer -pkg program.mpkg -tgt / The ...
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can't kill installer made with innosetup

For years I have been making installers with innosetup, on Windows XP SP3. I have just installed the latest innosetup, 5.5.6 (u) (for Unicode) on Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit. I made a new installer,...
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Prepare HDD with Linux to transfer to another computer - no CD-ROM/USB

I've searched the internet for my question but do not seem to be able to find a direct answer to my question. If this question belongs in another more appropriate forum, I can re-raise there. I have ...
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Folder is invisible except in Oomph dialog

I'm installing Eclipse on Windows 7 and I opened the "choose a location" dialog inside the automated Oomph installer. From there it gave me the typical little Windows directory dialog to pick the ...
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Where are the files downloaded from the Microsoft Home Use Program saved?

My organization allows me to download and install Microsoft Office through the Microsoft Home Use Program. The initial installer is a small file which launches a program to download the suite of MS ...
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Digitally Signing Software - self signing cerificate

I'd like to experiment with signing a software executable. I am afraid that there is something that escapes me. I will get to the point where I will acquire a certificate from a CA, but before then I ...
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After upgrade to Windows 10, some programs can't be uninstalled

I had the same issue with several programs since I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 (x64), but right now it's VirtualBox: I previously had VirtualBox 4.2.16 installed, then came the Windows ...
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.NET Framework 4.0 installation is very slow

On my Windows Vista, it takes a full 12 minutes to install the .NET Framework 4.0. a) Is this normal? b) If not, can something be done about it? The reason I'm concerned about the speed is because ...
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Restrict Windows CBS.log verbosity, set log level, stop hectomegabyte info madness

On Windows 7 (Home Premium 64 Bit), hundreds of megabytes of logging that nobody will ever care to read are written to C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. Take a look, we're counting the lines here: $ dir C:...
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Why 32-bit installation of R is available in 64-bit machines?

I wanted to know why, when you install R for Windows on a x64 machine, it lets you choose between installing 64-bit,32-bit, or both. I don't understand why would you want to install 32-bit version of ...
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Windows XP Windows Installer pops up every time I right-click any folder icon

I am using Windows XP with SP3 on Intel SATA Desktop Board and an SMPS that has only SATA Connectors; moreso, my new PC cabinet does not have a Floppy Drive. I needed to REPAIR my OS. But my old ...
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Can I convert a USB-stick to an installer without losing data?

I would like to use my 64GB USB-drive to install Linux on another computer that has no CD drive. I already have some data on the drive (I already have a backup, but split across multiple locations and ...
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Windows Installer not reconizing repair/upgrade; thinkis its a new install [closed]

Trying to update our companies software program to new version. Setup.exe installer is not detecting the original installation. It is not giving us an option for "repair/upgrade", instead it proceeds ...
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Windows keeps trying to install apps with my native language

Every time I install a software it's trying to install it in my native language, when available (not English), so I always have to take care to change it to English and then proceed with the ...
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Internet Explorer 9 Installer for Windows 7 x64

As part of my standard troubleshooting for a user's issue with a webapp, I uninstalled their version of IE9 x64 by locating the original update in Windows Updates. Now I can't seem to find an ...
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Extracting Windows executable installers on Mac OS X?

Is there a program or a script out there to extract the contents of a Windows installer under Mac Os X? Under Windows there is the Universal Extractor, I am looking like something like that for Mac. ...
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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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What are the use of bower and nuget?

I am developing an application with the MetroUI CSS framework. I looked their documentation and it contains a link to github. When I saw the github page then there is mention at the bottom of the page ...
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Where to find an official copy of Microsoft Windows 7 installer? [duplicate]

I could not get a copy from Digital River the official distribution partner of Windows 7, as it seems to have stopped distributing windows 7. Is there an alternative? - I have a product key but my ...
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PackageForTheWeb “should not be executed directly”

When trying to install package (specifically, chipset drivers for Nexcom PEAK-series computer, but I guess it doesn't really matters) I get "PackageForTheWeb Error" saing "This program is used ...
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Do installation files such as .deb contain machine instructions for every supported architecture?

Based on my humble understanding of computer internals, if you compile a C program for a particular instruction set architecture, the resulting executable will be the same for any operating system, ...
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Installer reports wrong Windows version

When I try to install some well-known products (such as Macrium Reflect) the installer reports that I need a higher version of Windows (than XP) although I am running Windows 7 Home Premium according ...
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Set Default Windows Installer Disk [duplicate]

I was wondering if it was possible to set the default disk to be used my MSIs, E.G. Install to D:\Program Files by default rather than C:\Program Files, and, if it is possible, how to do so. Thanks!
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Where does Ubuntu get the default hostname?

My newly installed Ubuntu shows lele-ThinkPad-X230 as its hostname. I downloaded debian-installer and ubuntu-installer (ubiquity) to see the code, but found nothing useful about this. Is this DHCP or ...
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Storing multiple OS Installation Media on an SSD

I would like to condense my bootable CD and DVD collection onto a SSD. I have managed to write two Windows OS Installers to the SSD and successfully installed Windows from the SSD to 3 Different ...
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Install Python for Windows

What is the best way to install Python for Windows?