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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Does it actually matter whether you have open applications when installing new software?

It seems the norm these days is for installers/setup programs to request that you close all open applications before initiating the install process for a piece of new software. I used to obediently ...
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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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Can't install Win XP over Vista/Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 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 ...
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How to open the console during Windows 7 install?

During the Windows 7 install, there is a key combination you can press to get a console prompt. What is that key combination? I just can't remember and I just can't find it on Google or anything...
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Set Up apache MySQL and PHP (development environment) on Mac OS X 10.5

How to tutorial or link to one please. EDIT: MAMP is a large download. Also, something a little more manual would be nice.
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Find router on network

I've just bought a Belkin N+ Wireless Router. When I plug it directly into my computer I can navigate to its setup page at 192.168.2.1 - however, when I plug it into a random part of the network it ...
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What is the difference between a 'custom' install and a 'clean' install?

I'm currently running Vista 32-bit and want to do a clean install to Windows 7 32-bit. Would it be better to perform a custom install with the upgrade disc or format the drive first, and then do it? ...
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Is dual boot via wake on lan possible?

Is it possible to set up a PC so it can Wake on Lan and then have the option of which OS to boot into? I want to have a secondary PC with Windows and a *nix variant installed. I want the PC to be in ...
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Office 2007 Setup prompts for PptLR.cab

While running Office 2007 Ultimate Setup on Windows 7 box, I get this error message - "Setup cannot find PowerPoint.en-us\PptLR.cab". This file is very much present in the setup folder. It gives me ...
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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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Windows XP installation problem with Dell laptop

AFter the first part of the Windows XP setup on my Dell laptop, it does not respond to the Enter button (i.e. Press enter to install Windows XP does not work). The Enter button works well in BIOS but ...
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Windows: What is the difference between installing for all users and current user?

A lot of software installation dialogs on Windows throw up a query to the installing user asking if this software should be installed for all users or the current user. Why do they do this? Why not ...
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Why package management for Unix when complete Installer on Windows is more attractive? [closed]

I fully understand for what purpose I need a package-management system like yum or apt: To create a stable system. It is perfect or a server, however, on desktop machines I think it would be much ...
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DirectX SDK Setup is freezing

On my windows XP machine when I try to install the DirectX SDK the setup freezes on the first screen. When I click on the "next" button the system does some processing and stays on the same window. ...
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Windows 7 setup hangs after “Starting Windows…”-screen

I'm having some trouble installing Windows 7. I need to install the OS from boot in order to split my C: into two different partitions, as this is not allowed when installing from inside Vista. When ...
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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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What are the binaries of a file?

Sometimes we have options to download the binaries of a particular software (instead of setup or source code for example). What are binaries of a setup?
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Why won't my ASUS P5MT-M motherboard allow me to enter the CMOS setup?

When the system POSTs, it doesn't display any options for entering the system setup. The official manual for this motherboard claims that you need to press <Del> to enter setup, and I've ...
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How to set up Pegasus Mail in non-admin account?

I'm using Pegasus Mail for my mail client, and on my old computer (XP Pro), I could log in as the guest or admin account and it would still work. I recently got a new computer, with XP Pro, and I've ...
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Suggest best ways to configure Ubuntu on a personal PC

It took me a while but I have finally installed dual-boot Vista with the latest Ubuntu on my home PC. I am not really a stranger to unix, and have been using it for at least 7 years as a user and ...
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Adaptive Brightness service with MacBook Pro with Windows 7 x64 RTM

I just installed Windows 7 enterprise x64 RTM on a MacBook Pro unibody using Boot Camp 3.0 from Snow Leopard. Everything installs very smoothly like HP/Copmpaq SmartStart. I noticed, however, that the ...
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Where can I find information for learning to use Cisco IOS? [closed]

I just purchased a Cisco 881 router for my business. I understand a little IOS but i'm having a little problem setting up the router to match the current router (dinky netgear personal router). My ...
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STOP: 0x000000007E BSOD using OEM XP setup CD

I get STOP: 0x000000007E BSOD using an OEM XP setup CD. It happens trying to go into Recovery Console or before reaching the EULA step.
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Installing Fedora: does it matter what I make the hostname?

I'm in the process of setting up a Fedora machine just for use on my in-house lan (not exposed to the internet.) This seems like a slightly stupid question, but I can't seem to find a definitive ...
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How to set-up a Linux machine for children's Internet use?

My kids are approaching the age where they want to use the Internet. I have a spare computer with Linux on it. What are the things I should do make the Internet safe for my kids?
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Recommendations for 4th monitor options

I currently have a 3 monitor setup, which is working wonderfully. I have a 4th monitor which matches the other 3, and think I should incorporate it into my setup (mostly "because I can"). I've read ...