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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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 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 ...
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Dual monitors through 1 HDMI port

I currently have a Dell Studio XPS 13 laptop connected to a 24" HP monitor (w2448hc). Im thinking on getting a second one, however am wondering what i need for the setup (hardware wise). Also I was ...
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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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Windows XP Setup Loop

I have a computer where Windows XP was re-installed (not by me, so my information is limited), the install never finished and now setup hangs with '1 minute remaining', while it is 'removing temporary ...
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Windows XP setup doesn't recognise my netbook's harddrive

Before Christmas, I wiped all partitions off my Acer Aspire One D150 netbook and installed Jolicloud Linux to try out. It's great, but I'm missing too much of my Windows-only software so I'd like to ...
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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 ...