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

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Can't install software or perform Windows Updates

For the last long while Windows Update has been failing on 99% of updates and (certain) software won't install. I have seen the error 0x8007010B in both cases. Why is this happening? How can it be ...
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signed software :: installer — system software and package installer tool (Apple *.pkg)

Does anybody know a few details about signed software and /Applications/Utilities/Installer.app? I didn't find more at Wikipedia and the UNIX-Manual (man 8 installer). Here's the valid signature from ...
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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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Where ubuntu get the default hostname?

My newly installed ubuntu show lele-ThinkPad-X230 as its hostname, I download debian-installer and ubuntu-installer(ubiquity) to see the code, but found nothing useful about this. DHCP or some ...
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Bypassing OS Requirements in mpkg

I have a mpkg file that i'm trying to install. The installer quits after "writing files" with the error: The installer encountered an error that caused the installation to fail... Among a big ...
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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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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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Is there a way to restrict my program installation to a certain web-source on Windows?

I have a program HelloWorld, signed by me and distributed from my company site. But someone has downloaded it from my site, wrapped into program SuperDuperHelloWorld and also added some malware into ...
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Windows 7 install rights standard user

I'm in the process off migrating a legacy application that has been running under Windows XP to Windows 7. This app pulls updates and setup installers for child components. These are run under 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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Packaging FireFox into Installer

Is there a way to package FireFox with all of it's configurations and extensions into an installer package to redistribute? I would like to cut back on having to setup FireFox the same on every ...
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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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How can I check if specific applications are open prior to silently installing a program?

(Sorry in advance if this is a duplicate question. I did search and didn't find anything). Windows XP I want to script an MSI installer to run silently (via msiexec). A prerequisite step is that ...
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Only the primary user can start programs

Problem with users and windows installer Only the primary user can start any program. The primary user can do anything. All users have admin rights. As a example if trying to open/start Internet ...
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How to fix broken Windows update as files in Windows/Installer are removed?

I made a mistake that removed files in C:\Windows\Installer and maybe some other hidden folders, in order to save disk space in C drive. But this action screwed Windows update, now the .net framework ...
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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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How do I change OSX package install directory?

It drives me nuts that every time I download a binary to run on OSX that it wants to install in system directories. ~/Applications is a perfectly fine place to install and doesn't require blindly ...
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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 ...
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Possible to make a switchless install from a password protected archive?

I am using 7-zip to make a switchless install (method for doing so here and here). I would like to use a password protected archive to make said install to help prevent the average user from simply ...
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issues installing .pkg file osx through installer

I have a .pkg which needs to be installed. This is basically for Updating my app having multiple components. The pkg contains Agent , Daemon and a helper. In Post script am starting the Agent through ...
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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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Why Does Explorer.Exe hold open file handles to files in C:\Windows\Installer?

I wanted to use Junction Master to move the files in C:\Windows\Installer off of my SSD and onto a normal HD to save space. When JM complained that there were files in use (on a freshly rebooted / ...
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add Custom Prerequisite or script to add in installer to detect it

I have a wpf application which needs to be deployed at clients system. It has access database as back-end now at time of installation I need to check if the user has office installed in its system ...
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A running windows service downloading binary-blocked by antivirus

I have a running winservice which downloads an exe to disk and runs the logic from that binary. Everytime I download ,right before the file is saved to the filesystem, I have the AVG antivirus ...
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linux installation cd enviroment

i recently make a custom linux system, for my special need. its on my HDD, but i want to create a cd for installation. multiple day ego, i found a livecd and create install script for that, but in ...
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Using Macbook Pro 5,1 Running Ubuntu to Create a Bootable Lion USB Installer (?)

I'm having a nightmare of a time attempting to create a working Bootable USB of OSX Lion from a Macbook Pro running Ubuntu. I have followed just about all the best guides online to format and image ...
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How to do a silent install of MSYS on WIndows XP

I have to install a set of development tools that includes MSYS 1.0.11 on a bunch of Windows XP boxes. Every other tool is built with MSI or can simply be untarred or unzipped to the relevant install ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to create installer for my visual basic project with sql server 2008 database?

Hi guys I have a visual basic project and I developed it using visual studio 2010 and sql server 2008 for my database. Now, I want to make an installer that will include my sql server database. I ...
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Connectify - installation probIem

I have previously installed Connectify in my laptop and now I want to install it again but I always get the reboot required after I reboot it shows again. I've downloaded the latest version of ...
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Windows 8 Phantom installer

About once or twice a day, the Windows Installed pops up on my screen indicating that an application is being installed. If I leave it it does not go away (can remain for hours). When I Cancel it, it ...
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Unable to install Foriclient on Windows7 box

It's impossible to install the Forticlient VPN Client on my Windows7 machine. No Difference wether trying to install the full Forticlient or just the Small FortiSSL Client. After launching the ...
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Debian 7.3 and Partman

I'm curious as to what the partition flags in Partman actually mean when partitioning a disk for installation. I've seen the flags "f", "F", "B", and "K" so far. F: Yes, format it. B: Bootable. ...
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Visual Studio 2012 installations hangs at SQL Server 2012 Feature Pack installation after power failure

I was trying to install VS2012 Ultimate. During the installation, there was a power failure. I restarted the PC, and started the installation again. The installation starts but it hangs on Microsoft ...
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Installers won't open/run on my computer running on Windows 8

I'm having a problem where I try to install programs and the installer won't open. Usually, restarting my computer works and I can then install, but I don't understand why it wouldn't be able to run ...
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How to get keyboard layouts from microsoft keyboard creator to run in Win 8

So, apologies in advance if I break any house rules as this is my first question on the site. I use my various PCs in English, Hindi and Tamil. The default MS keyboard layout for Tamil is basically ...
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CentOS 5.5 install ghostscript?

I need to install Ghostscript v9.06 on CentOS 5.5. I am linux newbie so can you help me i tried download "Postscript and PDF interpreter/renderer" (was that right thing?) and then run ./configure ...
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How do I determine what's trying to be installed?

Every morning when I come into work, and log into my Windows XP Pro machine, I get a message box telling me simply, "Wise for Windows Installer". That's it. Nothing else. No clue as to whatever it is ...
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How to make ffmpeg installer for OS X

I have followed this tutorial to download, compile and install ffmpeg on Mac OS X. This worked fine but I want to make an universal installer from compiled source for all Mac machines. Please help me ...