Installation (or setup) of a computer program (including device drivers and plugins), is the act of making the program ready for execution.

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Windows setup doesn't detect HDD, although it is detected in BIOS

I've been trying to reconfigure and reinstall an old machine that I've been using until recently to pass it down to relatives, but I have no success installing Windows in the current configuration. ...
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Windows 8.1 Setup, moving app from background processes to apps (task manager-foreground)

I want to format my Windows 8.1, not the 1st time I do so I know how to do it, but this time while I was waiting for the % to finish, I think it was around 26% at that moment so I went to play a game ...
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Windows xp hangs with dim splash screen on setup's first boot

I'm Installing windows xp in my Desktop, and after first setup boot (which is comes next to "formatting disk", "copying files"), the windows xp splash screen hangs and its very Dim. I had never face ...
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How to share configuration files and data across multiple OS?

I'm looking for input on how to share configuration files and data across different OS. Sharing data makes only sense if the data is actually platform independent (e.g. the maven cache ...
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How can one shut down a computer from the windows 8.1 setup?

I have a new computer that I want to make a backup of (prior to creating a user account or anything like that) - and keep ending up in the "Region and language" screen, that then goes to the "time ...
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Asus UX31L won't exit from bios setup

I cannot exit the BIOS setup screen which suddenly appeared when opening the notebook lid. Help anyone..?
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Automatic Onedrive setup at login

Now here's a fun ol' question. Basically we now have Office 365 and want a students home area to also be their Onedrive. We have managed to set this up for multiple users on a single machine, and it ...
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How do i skip the Personalize page (color & computername) during unattended Windows 8 setup?

i'm currently setting up an unattended Windows 8 setup but i'm stumbling upon the Personalize page which i can't skip. My unattend file looks like below. Guess the interesting part should be in the ...
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Setting up Bluetooth access to HP AIO laserjet 2840 printer

I read somewhere that using the HP bt500 Bluetooth USB 2.0 Wireless Printer Adapter I can wirelessly send and print documents from my Hp 2840 AIO printer. When I plug the bluetooth device directly to ...
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Windows 8.1 doesn't boot unless I boot from installation USB

I can successfully install Windows 8.1 on a Samsung Series 5 Ultra, but when I try to boot the system it only shows a menu with the main HDD as an option. I select it and nothing happens. The only way ...
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What is the command to reset Windows to a new-user state?

I used to know how to do this, back when my MCSA/MCSE was still current. For the life of me, I can't recall how though. I know there is a way to rearm the new-user portion of Windows so that, once I ...
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Visual Studio 2010 Error Set up

So im installing visual studio 2010 ultimate. im getting an error during set up about Microsoft Application Error Reporting. tried my luck on google but can't find an easy solution. Do i need to ...
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Win 8.1 blue screen crash. Now won't boot to USB setup

I was browsing the web when Windows 8.1 pro froze. Then there was a blue screen with sad face emoticon saying a problem had been encountered and needed to restart. After the restart it attempted to ...
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Installing Windows 7 x64, ASUS P5G41T-M LX Plus, Mass Storage Driver

I have a ASUS P5G41T-M LX PLUS motherboard. When installing (from either USB or DVD) Windows 7 Pro x64, my harddrive doesn't show to install onto. The Hard Drive is recognized in the BIOS. I try ...
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How to split a 9GB 3DsMax 2015 x64 setup DVD into two 5GB DVDs

I have a 3DsMax 2015 x64 9GB DVD and I have problem to run it from its original disk (which is a complicated situation and I found this way ...), so I have to split the setup files into two DVDs but I ...
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downloading and installing ftdi(d2xx and vcp)drivers?

I tried downloading the d2xx and vcp drivers to start working on vmusic3. But the link provided by FTDI site does not have the '.exe' file even after I extract the folder.Where do I download the ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 setup rejects password

I'm currently installing a Windows Server 2008 R2 system in a VM. As part of the setup process, it asks me to set a password for the Administrator user. But whatever I imagine, it rejects that ...
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Setting up QoS Classification

I need to setup QoS Classification to my desktop to avoid getting high pings while streaming from other pc. I've got the queue. Now, I need the classification : http://i.stack.imgur.com/gtmbS.png ...
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Setup page for phpMyAdmin not appearing but the domain is

Relative newbie here... EC2 instance installed, apache is running and can see the Test Page for the Apache server I am following the instructions found on ...
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Google Authenticator and second device setuup

I have two-step verification setup for a Gmail account. Its currently running on an iPhone. I'm trying to setup the same on an iPod while retaining the setup on the iPhone. (I often like to shut off ...
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Visual Studios 2010 source config issues

I have a VS solution set up with my own code. My code also uses some third party code which I have access to, but do not want to put into my project. However, I do want to be able to look at the other ...
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Visual Studio 2013 Lag and Errors

After recently downloading Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Professional, I can't work on any projects due to lag. After I open up a project, there is a large delay between any of my actions. I have ...
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my msys2 home has moved from a linux like one to a windows like one. How to restore it?

I have installed MSYS2. First, I had my HOME in /home/Laurent, / being c:/msys64 in Windows. Then I made different thinks, install Mingw, CMake, and especially msysgit, which has its own MSYS setup. ...
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Setup.exe doesn't run

I have a setup file that just refuses to run.. There is no error message or anything. I double click the exe file and nothing happens. I went to the Event Viewer and found an Application Error with ...
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If FreeNas HDD or PC was to fail completely

Currently I am operating a freenas box and want to ask a question before it happens... Will do my best to keep this simple... But want an answer that is not guessing or else I will have to kill some ...
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Windows 8 registration with wrong email

My grandparents have got a brand new Windows 8 laptop, and they have created an account, and they have bound it with an email address. The problem is that they entered a Gmail address, but it has to ...
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How to bring Internet to a DD-WRT router from another router?

I have a new Internet connection that came with a preconfigured modem-router. That works really well but it has only 2 ethernet port and no wireless. So I would like to connect my other router running ...
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Windows 7 “Setup is starting” freezes

I have HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC ,it came with 2 drives, C & Recovery. I re-partitioned the hard using a windows 7 bootable dvd, I deleted the 2 drives, and then created a C and another one, ...
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Adding a custom page to Windows 8 installation

I am trying to figure out if its possible to add a custom page during an OEM Windows 8 installation that asks the user if he/she wants to enroll in a service. The page will have some information about ...
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is it possible to create installer for installed program?

as far as I know registry keys are needed for many programs. I got some of my applications/games from my friends but now I need to reinstall my windows 7. now I need that programs but can't get them ...
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Office 2013 installation error 1406

Hi I am trying to install Office 2013/2010 on my Windows 7 64 bit laptop. But each time I get the error 1406 which stops the setup boot-strapper. I have tried amending registry, cleaning up old ...
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How to setup Apache Tomcat on OS X?

I'm trying to setup Apache Tomcat 7 for some work. I need to get it done, but I think I've setup things incorrectly. What is the right way? I'm using NetBeans, and have set the install directory for ...
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minimal LDAP + user authentication example for *nix

I need to setup a VERY minimal LDAP setup on RHEL / Fedora. no need for kerberos would like to avoid any DNS server setup dont mind if its insecure : it is only for testing. all user ...
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Chromecast setup doesn't show WiFi network

I've just received my Chromecast, just started to install. But when I need to select my WiFi network, it isn't there.. When I enable my hotspot of my Android phone, it's begin displayed.. (But yeah, I ...
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“We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the Setup log files”

I am trying to install Windows 8.1 on an existing partition. I can’t format it because i have like dozens of GBs of data there. I receive this message when i select the partition. I am installing the ...
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What does the “Only my files” option in Windows 8.1 setup migrate?

Does it migrate the entire profile, including AppData and the registry?
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Setting up new Win7 computer without completing “First Boot” config

Someone fairly technically challenged has asked me to set up their brand new computer by installing newest updates, antivirus, chrome browser, activate windows, etc. However, they still want to be ...
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Where do I get Windows XP drivers for Macbook Pro hardware without using Boot Camp?

I have an Intel-based Macbook Pro whose hard disk was formatted before I received it. It had no OS installed, and I have no OS X installation disks. I'm trying to get the machine to run some ...
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What do I do to get past that cmd coming up while installing windows?

Eveytime I try to install windows, it always ends up with a command prompt and not continuing on the setup. How do I deal with it without logging on the previous windows I have? Is there a command I ...
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Problems in Mythbuntu 12/HDHomerun Prime setup

Introduction I am newbie when it comes to PVR setup. I have messed around with tvheadend in openelec, but since it seems unable to handle an HDHomerun Prime with a cable card from Comcast (It only ...
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Cannot use Truecrypt for Google Drive for PC

I failed to set up a Truecrypt volume to use it as Google Drive folder. How can I pass over it? Update I have succeeded applying Truecrypt for Dropbox folder.
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What security precautions should I carry out with a recently bought second hand machine?

I'm going to buy a second hand laptop and would like your thoughts on what I should do to ensure it is secure should I use it for personal housekeeping (finance, etc.) and work. So would want to ...
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Finding my network's public IP address range

I am referring to the following instructions to setup Amazon EC2 web services on my local machine: AWS-Security-Group I do not know how to complete the first bullet under step 6. How do I find my ...
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how to change program name in setup UAC with installshield

I am trying to create a setup.exe using limited edition of Installshield, but I am not able to change the program name show in the user account control form. However when I uninstall, the program ...
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How to set up Openfire XMPP server?

I have installed Openfire and Microsoft Sql Server Management Studio 2102 on my PC. I have made a database called openfire, conected to it, and have executed the script called openfire_sqlserver.sql ...
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Windows manual driver setup : how to select a file instead of a folder?

I want to setup a specific driver that I downloaded and after extracting the archive I have a folder. The instructions on the website I downloaded the driver from say that, when selecting the folder ...
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Setup.exe won't run

Trying to run a programs setup.exe file, but no install windows/prompts start up. I've tried running the setup file as a local-admin, as the domain admin, I've deleted and re-downloaded the setup ...
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Win7 setup insists on CD/DVD driver even though it isn't needed

Alright, this one got me stumped... Bear with me. This is a long story: I'm trying to help out a family member with a clean install of Windows 7 (Ultimate, 32 bit) on his ASUS A7Sv laptop. Laptop ...
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Setup a wireless router to an existing cat 5 at boarding college so I can acces with ipod/laptop

My daughter is now away from home in a boarding college and attending uni. She has internet in her room (cat5 cable). Can I set up a wireless router to this cable so that she can use her devices ...
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When setup is removed from windows installer cache?

I observe strange behavior on several notebooks. All of them have application installed as an MSI package, through GPO deployment, from the network share. But when this network share is inaccessible, ...