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 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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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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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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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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After cancelling out of Windows 8 setup I no longer have the option to keep my apps

I started the upgrade from Windows 7 ultimate to Windows 8 Pro. The first time I ran it I had all three "Choose what to keep" options. I chose "Nothing" and hit next. After a second I decided I wanted ...
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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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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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Windows 8 isn't available for download

Just downloaded the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant and only got the following message: "Windows 8 isn't available for download", "Sorry, Windows 8 isn't available for online purchase 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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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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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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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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Is there a list/log of Windows XP setup drivers loaded during installation?

I need to know what drivers Windows XP setup loads during installation (for another question), but some of the drivers' names flicker by too fast for me to read. Is there another way of see the list ...
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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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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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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 ...