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

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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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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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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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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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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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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?
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How can I create an installer? [closed]

I have got some files in a directory and i would like to create an installer for the files in the directory so that according to the users selection it will copy the files in the directory to that ...
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chocolatey: install programs from both internet and local Hard Drive

I would like to prepare package.config file for the next time I have to restore Win7 to my netbook. Most of my packages are in the chocolatey group of software, but some aren't. Thus I have ...
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How can I remove all traces of Windows 8 Consumer Preview *downloader* from my system?

Yesterday, on a whim, I decided to install Windows 8 Consumer Preview on an old netbook. Since the netbook was running ArchLinux, I decided to download the Windows 8 Preview setup application and ...
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.msi installers freeze with no status showing Windows 8.1

I have a slight issue with my laptop. Every time I try to run any sort of a .msi installer to install a application, the status freezes and no progress progresses. I know it is not just the ...
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Compress software installers into one executable

How am I going to compress (I don't know what's the right term for this) different software installer into one? When I click the executable file, all the installer I have is there, then I can proceed ...
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How can I install MS OneNote offline? [closed]

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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Another installation is in progress

Why I try to install any program I see "Another installation is in progress. You must complete that installation before continuing this one." error. Googled the web and found that solution would be ...
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Writing Windows Installer from a Mac to a USB for PC usage

I have to reinstall an ultrabook which came with a Windows Installation disk but no reader. The only machine which has a CD/DVD reader in the house is a 2007 iMac. I think BootCamp makes a ...
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What folder are installation logs in?

If an installer stores a log of the installation process, where would I find that log? If there is an installer that does not log the installation process, how can I make it do so?
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Something Wrong With “Windows Installer” (Windows 8.1 x64)

I think something wrong with "Windows Installer" in my "Windows 8.1 Core x64" (With latest updates) operating system. Symptoms: Can't install some softwares. Installation gives "Error 1603: Fatal ...
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Anything like the Debian Package Manager for Windows? [closed]

I know that sounds a weird request. But I was installing a bunch of packages in Ubuntu yesterday, using apt-get and I started wondering if anyone had adapted it or produced anything similar for ...
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how to create a installer which extracts files then create a shortcut to a file extracted with “run as Administrator” [duplicate]

For now I am using winrar SFX function to create a installer for my program, it works great! It allows my users to extract the files wherever they want plus it allows me to create a shortcut to ...
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Unable to install FEP client 2010

I'm having problem install Microsoft ForeFront Endpoint Protection 2010 on Windows 7 Enterprise 64bits When I try to install it I get following error code 0x80070005 I have searching on google the ...
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what are these “online installers” for?

It is probably not the name of these installers. By online installer I mean the little executable we download and execute, which download the true software I are going to install. There are so many ...
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Automate *.run file install?

Using: CentOS 6.2 BASH Script I regularly install CUDA (a GPU programming API) on machines in my work cluster, and have to reupgrade three *.run installers whenever I do an upgrade version-wise. The ...
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Preload Debian installer onto HDD

I have an old Pentium4 PC that I have rebuilt from spare parts and I am trying to install Debian on it so that I can use it as an homemade server. Problem is, the motherboard (model P4S800-MX) won't ...
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Web platform installer fails to start installation

I have just formatted my machine and it is now running Windows 7 Pro (64 bit). I try running the web platform installer from here, and even while as administrator I get a message "This installation ...
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windows installer in different locations depending on os version

I've got to create an installer, that installs addon files into an existing programs application folder. Depending on the OS (winxp, win7, 32, 64), it could be in a variety of locations. e.g. ...
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java jre installer goes into “stealth mode”

Lenovo T61 running Windows 7 Prof. No java installed as per Control Panel>Programs, javare, Total Uninstaller, etc. Typing "java" at the CLI returns "not recognized". No java in c:\program files. No ...
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Create a simple installer, to install files into existing app on Mac OSX

I'm trying to find the simplest way of creating an installer. This installer doesnt install a specific app, but installs some files into an existing app e.g. /Applications/MyAPP/ In Windows there is ...
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Why is Windows installer Folder getting so large? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it safe to delete from C:\Windows\Installer? The Windows installer folder is getting to be 8 GB. How do I shrink it?
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Right click loads installer

On behalf of a college. When right clicking on a file in windows 7 explorer an install program loads up (as well as the context menu appearing) if I remember right there is a registry key (to stop ...
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How do I make .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 install quietly?

I am trying to install, as part of my chained bootstrapper installation project, .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. But, when you run the installer, even by itself, with /q /norestart, it is anything but quiet. ...
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Is there a Firefox installer that removes all references (such as shortcuts) to IE?

I have a lot of clients who would be willing to switch to firefox if only if didn't take so much time to install and configure. It takes quite a few phone calls and e-mails for me to make sure they ...
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Customizing XenServer partitions

I wanted to install XenServer onto a hard disk with existing data on it, by customizing the partitioning and LVM volumes, but I found that the Anaconda installer does not seem to provide any options ...
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Custom Installer for Splitted Image Disc

TL;DR Split a disc image in two or more disc images or packaged files Have a installer or executable to use them all together, requesting resources successively from each one -OR- if not possible a ...
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What does “Optimizing performance…” in Acrobat mean?

When the Acrobat installer says "Optimizing performance...", what is it actually doing?
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Why do Windows Installers (.msi files) take so much longer to uninstall than other installers?

Since the Windows XP days, Windows Installers (.msi files), including InstallShield installers (which is just a bootstrap for MSI) has taken around five times longer to uninstall an application than ...
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Installing FIREFOX with extensions/addons manually? (not really auto install)

I've been reading around with regards to creating firefox installers, bundling it w/ addons, using scripts, and CLI lines and a whole bunch of stuffs ... but it seems that going through this route is ...
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How to print General Information or metadata of InstallShield ISM file

How can I print the same metadata shown in General Information tab of InstallShield on an existing *.ism file? I would like to output this information into a text file for human readability and ...
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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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how can i overwrite existing log file in inno setup

i am new to inno setup. I want logging information, for that I set SetupLogging=yes and I used following code for getting log file . procedure CurStepChanged(CurStep: TSetupStep); var ...
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Windows command-line installers used by some programs: problems showing syntax and parameters

As time goes by, it is (fortunately) more usual to find command-line installers for most Windows GUI programs, so you can make batch and offline console installations. But sometimes I have found a ...
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Automatically select features for silent MSI install

I have an InstallShield .exe that 'wraps' an MSI installer. I can pass arguments to the MSI installer like this: /v"..." For example, to do a silent install: p4inst64.exe /S /v"/qn". The MSI ...
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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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How to check inf manufacturer

I am trying to create a WiX installer that should install USB drivers as well. It installs the application but not drivers. In the log file I have: DIFXAPP: INFO: Installing INF file ...
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Break open an EXE file?

I have a sony Vaio and I have downloaded the sound driver for it. The driver claims it is being installed on a computer its not compatible with, and crashes. I know that it is wrong. I assume the ...
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InnoSetup - how do you override the “remembered” install folder and group?

InnoSetup has the DefaultDirName and DefaultGroupName directives for specifying the install folder and group the first time the installer runs. The problem is that it remembers that foldername and ...
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All-in-one Office installer

Currently, I have individual installers for the following acquired from a few official sources (VLSC, Partner Network, MSDN, etc): Office 2010 Home and Business 32-bit (OEM) Office 2010 Standard ...