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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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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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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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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How to setup a Wi-Fi 2-computer network with Internet sharing?

I have the following devices: Desktop Computer (Windows XP Professional) Laptop Computer (Windows Vista Home Premium) A USB modem that I want to connect to my Desktop computer (so my Desktop has ...
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Compaq 610 BIOS settings

I've just bought an HP Compaq 610 and I'm generally very happy with it, except the BIOS setup utility really sucks - most of the "advanced" options, generally found in any other BIOS setups, aren't ...
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Can’t install Win XP over Vista/Ubuntu

I have Toshiba Satellite Laptop which had Vista home edition preinstalled on it. I installed the latest Ubuntu on top of it. Now I want to remove both Vista and Ubuntu from it and install Win XP and ...
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What are your post-installation setups and configurations for Windows Vista?

It's my first time to use Windows Vista. I've only heard of the annoyances from others and I want to avoid all of those by configuring my installation early. 1 item per answer please. What are your ...
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Does an offline installer for SP1 of Windows Server 2008 R2 exist?

Does an offline installer for SP1 of Windows Server 2008 R2 exist? I need to install it on a host not connected to Internet Thank you
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How to force enable PAE at Windows Setup Startup

Is there a way to force Windows Setup to enable PAE (physical adress extension) at start up, like I can do with linux installations ("/forcepae")? I found an MSDN-Page about Physical Address ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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install drivers - dependency conflict: ubuntu 64 bits

I got the message from the system as follow: # apt-get install build-essential The package libc6 needs to be reinstalled, but I can´t find an archive for it. It is running in Ubuntu 64bits on Mac ...
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Installing Windows 7 64 on Asus Essentio desktop

I am servicing a brand-new Asus Essentio desktop for a friend. They just recently got it,and hate Windows 8 (who doesn't?!). We bought Windows 7-64 Professional to replace it. I pulled the drive, ...
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Resolving “The Office System Pack cannot be installed on this system because the languages are not the same.” installation error

I've inherited some software that runs on the Access 2002 Runtime. I am taking over development and support. The installer halts with the following error message (installing on Windows XP): ...
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Can't install Silverlight on Windows XP SP3 - any ideas how to?

I tried all to install the Silverlight: clean install, uninstalling the Silverlight with following registry clean-up by the CCleaner as well as all methods How to clean a corrupted Silverlight ...
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Windows 7 startup hangs when loading disk.sys

I'm trying to install Windows 7 x64 on my computer. I have four drives partitioned like this: First drive: 128GB SSD with my Linux partitions + the 250MB Windows 7 boot partition (which apparently ...
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Reinstalling windows 7 on an SSD drive

I installed Windows 7 on a new OCZ Vertext 2 SSD drive. A few days later I decided to reinstall Windows 7 again. So I went through the normal installation process, deleted the partitons with the setup ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Is there any complete standalone installer for IE-9 which don't use internet to install?

I tried to find this but still not success. I'm searching a complete offline installers for Windows-7 of IE-9 which should not check for updates to install. If anyone knows please help me to sort out ...
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Need to run a custom command during Windows 7 Setup between Phase 3 and 5

How can I run a cmd script during windows setup somewhere between the beginning of phase 3 and the beginning of phase 5? I need to copy hardware dependent files from the USB drive to the C: drive ...
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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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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, ...
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Linux Distro - GUI similar to Windows [closed]

I am in the process of refurbing several older laptop machines for use by a couple college guys we have in training to learn basic web development in python. These are students who intern at my ...
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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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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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Power socket networks: setup for home use?

I am planning on setting up a home network when moving into a new apartment. After much bad experience with wireless networks, I was going to go with a wired connection (with cat5's snaking through to ...
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When installing Windows 2000 on Virtualbox I get a boot loop

How come when installing Windows 2000 guest on VirtualBox I get a boot loop returning me to the setup? I can't break out of it. I've tried to install multiple times. I'm using the version of ...
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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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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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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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Queries related to Windows 8 Upgrade installation media

I don't expect all these questions to be answered right away. Gradually over time is fine. Also, I guess the answers would differ depending on the language, so I'm looking for information related to ...
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First Time Setup Taking Forever to Launch/Install

To start off, I am running a Windows Server 2008 32-bit computer, 8 GB ram (well supposedly only 4 GB would be used). This computer is fairly new, and it is extremely fast in running applications and ...
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how to get the .inf and driver file from a system

How do I get the driver and setup info for HTC Fuze/Tilt from a Windows XP machine so I can install it on another XP machine? The HTC support site doesn't work.
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Server for multimedia and NAS porpuses: how to install Linux without consol?

I'm not very skilled Linux user and I don't really skilled in hardware but I'd like to try to setup home server for multimedia and data storage purposes. I have the following equipment: Server Full ...
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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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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 ...