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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Tracing activities during installations [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to track what setup.exe has installed Is there any way to capture what files are modified or copied during an installation/setup process? In many cases, I need to ...
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USB mouse/keyboard not working in Windows 7 Setup DVD?

I've just updated my ASUS Sabertooth P67 BIOS from version 1305 to 1850 and I'm trying to reinstall Windows 7 (x64) but when I boot to the DVD, my USB keyboard and mouse don't work. They work fine in ...
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Setting up Ubuntu in VirtualBox connecting to Windows 7 and the Internet

I've installed the latest VirtualBox 4.1.2 and Ubuntu Server 11.04. After playing around with the network settings, I found there's no IP address configured for eth1 and eth2. I think I used to have ...
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Synergy setup on Windows

Are there any basic guides on setting up synergy on 2 Windows PC's? W7 is server, XP is client. I am running a single monitor with multiple video inputs, will this cause any issues when switching ...
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Hard time installing windows xp on Compaq Pressario SR1520IL.

One day morning I started getting this error on my desktop: Reboot and select proper boot device or Insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key. I checked out all the settings in ...
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Windows xp install says hard disk is corrupted. It's not

I'm attempting to install Windows XP onto a netbook from a usb stick. I get to the stage in the install where it asks if I want to format the drive to NFTS, I select yes, and it then fails. An error ...
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Create Multi-Bootable USB disk for installation Win Xp, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008

Hi I need install Windows Xp, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003 from one USB flash stick. I google it and I found some tools such as WinSetupFromUSB but I would like have all type windows on one usb ...
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What does an installer mean when it suggests all open programs be closed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does it actually matter whether you have open applications when installing new software? Why would an installer suggest I "close all open applications before ...
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Vmware Player is not seeing the operating system when setting up the virtual Box

I am using windows 7 host and installed a new player the other day. I tried to use puppy as an osi and the player wont see it... I then tried another osi and it would not recognize that one in the ...
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Getting wireless to work on Arch Linux

I've just installed Arch Linux. It's core, x86-64. My wireless card is: 06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01) During installation I took ...
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What's the normal way to manage MS-Windows Server 2003?

Ok, so I've never used a server version of Windows before (I've worked on, but never administrated, Linux servers). Because of this I decided to install Microsoft Windows Server 2003, set it up, and ...
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How to remove a broken installation of SQL Server 2008?

After installing the Service Pack 2 of Microsoft SQL Server 2008, the SQL Server failed to start. Trying to repair this, I've done some stupid things, which results now in the situation in which I ...
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Best Tool to clone/detect system environment for setup/development testing? [closed]

We develop web apps which are tied to biztalk and usually require setup and web config updates on the client side. The problem that I'm seeing quite often is that our own testing/setup would be fine ...
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How to track what setup.exe has installed

Is there a way to track what the setup file has installed? Everything - Registry, files. Is there a way to track down what kind of files software creates? Cookies & all other files it creates on ...
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How to get Quadraphonic audio channel option in Speaker Setup?

I recently installed Windows 7 as the OS for a PC that I'm using as a media center running XBMC. Initially I only put in 2 speakers. Now I've added rear speakers. The soundcard is a SoundBlaster Live ...
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how to resume failed downloads on cygwin

i am trying to download cygwin inorder to try out android ndk development on windows. The problem is i have a slow internet connection and it requires its own online installer yet the download keeps ...
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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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Windows 7 x64 Setup drivers SSD problem

So I built a new machine, set it all up, tested BIOS, everything's detected, nothing wrong so far. Boot up Win7 setup, click install now, and it asks me to put drivers in. Doesn't say what for. So I ...
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Windows XP Setup Power down

Hey, So I try to install Windows XP SP3, as soon as I get to the partition selection screen my computer powers down. I tried to F5 in driver loading screen and selected "Standard-PC" but same error ...
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Why does Windows Setup load ALL device drivers for setup?

When Windows XP setup loads (in the blue screen with white writing), it proceeds to load a whole heap of device drivers, most of which overlap each other, in that they are for the same device type, ...
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“setup can't copy files” error during XP installation

During installing Windows XP, I got errors like "Setup can't copy ks.sys, modem.sys etc...etc.." I skipped the error messages, but after all that Windows XP is not detecting cd drive or USB. How to ...
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Can an administration extraction of an MSI file perform registry and/or system wide changes?

I am always getting MSI (or setup EXEs which are basically MSI) files, and half the time they really do not need to be a setup. Microsoft is probably one of the biggest sources - almost every time I ...
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Partition issue trying to install Windows 7 Starter

Computer: HP Mini 210 I am trying to install Windows 7 Starter. Currently I have installed Fedora 14 Xfce and have allocated 24GB NTFS on the hard disk for the Windows partition. My current ...
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change drive letter from D: to C: for Windows drive!

My computer was installed from a USB stick, and now the Windows' drive is D:, while C: is used for external media. I'd really want/need to change, so Windows & Program Files' drive letter will be ...
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Is it possible to install Windows 7 Professional 64-bit on a virtual disk when starting the setup by booting the installation disc?

I have been reading up on the native virtual hard disk support in Windows 7. The problem is installing Windows 7 on the virtual hard disk. Whenever I boot from the installation disc, follow the usual ...
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Windows 7: Moving Program Files location during install using unattend.xml

I am planning on using an unattend.xml to create a Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit setup with Users and ProgramData on a 2nd drive. I have found many samples of how to do this (see below). However I would ...
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2nd HDD not showing up in “My Computer”. Using SSD as main drive

I just set up my new computer. Built it from scratch. This is my second machine I built so it's not a hobby I'm very proficient at yet. I have a 60gb SSD and a 1.5 TB HD In bios I set up my SSD ...
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Setting up an SSD drive as my main boot device

I recently gutted my old system and I am replacing it with all new guts. I have a 60gb SSD I will be using as my boot device and I have an internal 1.5 TB HD for storage. My internal HD is a Samsung ...
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What are good resources for getting started with Apache Tomcat 7?

We need to set up an Apache Tomcat 7 installation and get a third party software up and running. We have never used Apache Tomcat at all, although we are experienced Java developers, for what that's ...
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What do I need to do when replacing my wireless router?

I currently have a very old wireless router that has been giving out on me lately. If I were to replace it with a newer and better one, what will I need to do in order to set it up? Besides the ...
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What are full-range speakers?

In Windows 7, you can go to Sound configuration, select your speakers and click Configure. You will then get a dialog called Speaker Setup. You start with a question about Audio channels (Stereo, ...
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How do I setup VPN to access computers on another network?

I m working in a private firm. We have two offices at different places. In one office there are a set of computers connected through LAN. These computers are assigned private IP addresses as given by ...
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Can I install Windows XP, Vista and 7 from the same USB flash drive?

I'm usually the person my friends call when it's time for them to turn back the clock on their computers and reformat, but none of them seem capable of hanging on to the Windows installation discs ...
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Default Kerberos realm

I was following the instructions to install Samba from their website, and it said I needed to install the package krb5-user. So I typed: sudo apt-get install krb5-user It started installing, and ...
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Can't use smbpasswd in Ubuntu 10.04

When I try to run smbpasswd this is what I get: cli_pipe_validate_current_pdu: RPC fault code DCERPC_FAULT_OP_RNG_ERROR received from host 127.0.0.1! machine 127.0.0.1 rejected the password change: ...
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How do I resolve page cannot be displayed issue while configuring a Wordpress blog?

I have installed a WordPress blog on different webhosting accounts but now I'm trying to install WP on my own server and running into issues. Here's the issue. I've setup my own database using ...
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Build a Development and testing at home(via VM)

I need a consult in building a home development and testing environment, I'll describe what I had in mind: I'm a web developer, hence I don't need such top performance hardware, I'm planning on having ...
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Configuring a LAN with two wireless routers

I have two wireless routers. Can I make them transparent to each other? example. Router A is the one connected to the internet. Router B is the one up stairs, connected to the printer. When I'm ...
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Windows 2003 R2, msiexec with /qn option failes to install

Hi I am running typical issue on msiexec, when i try to install a .msi component with /qn option it is not installing ?
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Where should my application setup put the binary executables in Windows 7?

I created a small Windows app, and am building a setup for it using NSIS, but what I can't find out is where to put the executables to conform to the new Windows security model. Traditionally we put ...
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Choice and setup of version control

Anyone? This question may also have been better on SO. So anyone for with the ability to do so, please feel free to bump it over. I am about to set up an new laptop and in the process transition ...
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NetBeans not able to include files

IDE: NetBeans 6.8 OS: Fedora 12 I have been having this problem for a long time now. NetBeans is almost impossible to use with C/C++, maybe because it was not made for it in first place. Anyways ...
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Windows XP Disc: corrupt or not corrupt?

I just finished one of my builds and am trying to install Windows XP onto it. Here are the specs beforehand... Intel Pentium 4 Northwood 2.4 GHz (512KB L2, 533MHz FSB) QDI Superb 4 Motherboard 2x ...
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Windows installation repair option not showing up

I'm trying to repair an existing Windows XP installation. Following the instructions from http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/tips/doug92.mspx this should work: When ...
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How to share internet over network

I have a machine connected to internet. I want to set up a proxy server or any other configuration that can help me to share internet over other machines in the same network machine may be of diff. ...
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Windows Recovery Console - forgot password

I upgraded to Windows XP SP3, which immediately "broke" the laptop - it never booted with SP3 on it. I put in the Windows XP install disk I had originally used to set up the laptop, and it ran for a ...
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Grub Setup(hd0) Error Cannot mount selected partition

I have created a NTFS Partition(/dev/sda3) and copy the grub files in it in the following path: /dev/sda3/boot/grub/ then tried to install the grub by using following commands: grub> root ...
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Setting up Konico Minolta 1400w printer on Windows Vista 32-bit

One of my neighbors asked me to help them setup this old printer on their computer (their other printer is broken) so after fighting with it for about an hour but to no avail. Every time I try to ...
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Can I use only a HDMI monitor?

I recently found out there are such things as PC monitors with TV capabilities (or TVs that can be PC monitors), and the idea kind of tickles my fancy. I'm thinking of getting one of these gadgets, ...
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How to clone and deploy multiple machines?

See what I wanna do is basically make bootable clones or disc images or whatever(let's call it "stuff" for now ) and store many of them in a single big HDD. Then, I wanna use that big HDD and the ...