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Debian Wheezy: installing from sources or repositories? upgrading to new software release?

a. I'm wondering for some software if it is wiser to install them from sources or from official repositories when available like: glpi inventory fusion inventory monitoring tools like nagios I ...
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How do I get the latest linux kernel, and why would I want to do that in the first place?

I'm running 3.10-3-686-pae, and I think I would like to upgrade to 3.12 just so I can learn more about how it all works. My computer runs pretty well considering how old it is. I have been learning to ...
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Is there a way to do a clean install of Windows 8.1 with a Windows 8 Pro upgrade key?

I may be too early with this question but here goes - I would like to do a clean install of Windows 8.1, and I have a product key for Windows 8 Pro (the boxed "upgrade" they sell retail). The RTM ...
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Windows 8 upgrade to windows 8.1 RTM fails with error code 0x101 - 0x2000C

I have a MSDN Subscription and downloaded Windows 8.1 RTM today. It fails to install. After mounting the ISO and installing (with a Windows 8.1 Pro product code), selecting "Keep my apps and ...
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How to reinstall my genuine Windows 7 in a new hard drive (SSD)?

I want to update, my laptop to a SSD flash drive, and want to install the windows that came pre-installed in my machine. I know there is supposed to be a partition on my current hard drive, that has ...
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Check Ubuntu for Installation Issues/Errors

I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04. I have got an error massage before the upgrade was finished and now i have the feeling that Ubuntu 13.04 was not installed correctly. How can i check/scan the OS ...
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Windows 8 Upgrade Stuck at Spinning Circles after the First Reboot

When I try to upgrade my version of Windows from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 8 Pro on my Alienware Aurora R4 with the latest, A07 BIOS, with the Windows upgrade setting to preserve my files and ...
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Windows 8 Pro Upgrade but no previous version of Windows installed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: If I’m performing a an upgrade to Windows 8, do I have to have the previous version installed, or is just having the key enough? I have a license for Windows 7 but don't ...
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1answer
142 views

Will my apps and files be lost or MIGHT they be lost?

When the official release of Windows 8 comes out 10/26 (or soon thereafter), I will want to upgrade from the RC on my laptop. I understand that I can't just upgrade in place; I have to do a full ...
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Why don't I get the option to Upgrade during Windows 7 Setup?

I tried to upgrade windows 7 from my disk and even from my friends disk. if i start windows 7 and then start setup i never see this screen. if i boot from cd, i see that screen, but when i click ...
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1answer
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Windows 7 Upgrade from an OEM disc

I recently bought a new laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium and a Windows 7 Pro Upgrade key. It also comes with a cavalcade of bloatware. I would like to start with a fresh install of Windows. I ...
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Is it possible to upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 to Final without reinstalling?

If I install Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 now, is it possible to upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04 Final when it is released without reinstalling everything from a disc?
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Is there an advantage to installing a new version of a Linux distro from scratch instead of simply upgrading it?

If I simply upgrade the Linux I'm using, is there anything that doesn't really upgrade until I install the OS from scratch on a new partition? Or can I unworryingly upgrade from the terminal without ...
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Installing windows 7 - no Disk Space

So I tried installing/upgrading my HP Compaq (fully sufficient specs) running Vista Home Edition to Windows 7. I continuously get the error for upgrade that No disk space is available and if I try a ...
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How can I resolve a non-genuine version of Windows XP without a complete reinstall?

My situation I have a legal Windows XP Installation disk I don't want to reinstall I am trying to do the right thing by letting an acquaintance use a legitimate version of Windows XP instead of ...
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How can I update gcc to the latest version in Ubuntu 10.04?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit with gcc 4.4.3 currently installed on it. I want to upgrade it to gcc 4.6.1. How to update using Ubuntu Package Manager: apt-get upgrade/install As a second option I ...
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1answer
371 views

Wipe PC and reinstall Windows from upgrade disc?

My parents got a new computer. I'm going to prep their old one for sale. So, first step of course is to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the OS. But, there's a potential problem: They installed ...
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RPM installation returning exit code 1

I'm working on an embedded system and have created a bunch of RPMs. The following problem is present in some of the RPMs. When I install/upgrade version 2 of the RPM on top of version 1 or install ...
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Installing Windows 7 [closed]

I have a Gateway desktop with Vista Home Premium. I am trying to upgrade to Windows 7. It will not complete the installation, this is very aggravating! I have been trying for over 3 hours to install ...
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1answer
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Problems after upgrading Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10

Yesterday, I installed ubuntu version 9.04 using wubi. It is working fine, but today it asks to upgrade to 9.10 and I follow the instructions. I upgraded successfully, and it asks to restart the ...
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Should I upgrade my Windows 7 Professional 64bit to Ultimate 64bit, in place, or reformat method?

I'm feeling a little on the lazy side today, wondering what the tradeoffs are to doing in place upgrade.
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Office 2010 always reconfiguring itself on startup

I've just installed Office 2010 Professional Plus (upgrading from Office 2007). It works fine under my admin account, but when I login with my wifes non-admin account, every time I open a document or ...
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1answer
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Snow leopard upgrade problem

I'm running a MacBook Pro 2GHz with silver keys. Yesterday, I upgraded the RAM to the maximum 2GB and everything seemed happy on Mac OS X 10.4. Today, I upgraded to Mac OS X 10.6. Because I have a ...
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187 views

Upgrade Windows XP Professional (32-bit) to Windows 7 Professional (32-bit): Do I have to re-install all my applications?

If I'm upgrading, do I have to re-install all of my applications? I hope not. I don't see how re-installing the apps would help (except if the OS upgrade wipes/resets the registry)--the app files on ...
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XP to Windows 7 upgrade, WITHOUT reinstalling stuff

I have a bit of an emergency on my hands. Uncle needs his PC upgraded to Windows 7, however I'm not too keen on reinstalling all his programs. I can't remember if I did a clean install on my PC, but I ...
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75 views

How do I restart a Windows XP upgrade?

Is there a registry tweak to tell Windows Setup to start over? It tries to continue where it left off after I reboot. I can get to the Recovery Console. I tried to go from SP2->SP3. It failed, and ...
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How do I upgrade pear from 1.4.9 to the latest version?

It looks like it might be 1.7.2, but I didn't find any definitive, "THIS IS THE CURRENT VERSION OF PEAR" on the pear website. I'm trying to upgrade PEAR on a system that I'm not all that familiar ...
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422 views

How does windows 7 installation process work?

I'm trying to understand the installation process for windows 7. Mainly, what things affect which version I install (32/64 bit)? Is each disk specific to a version (i.e. Pro x86 and Pro x64 require ...
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1answer
428 views

Upgrade from one version of windows 7 to another?

I have an upgrade disk for windows 7 Pro, but I need to install on a blank machine so I'm looking at buying a full retail version. My question is, if I buy win 7 home premium, can I upgrade to pro ...
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Vista to Windows 7 - Upgrading or clean installation?

I've always done clean installations in the past when I've upgraded Windows, it seemed like a smart and sensible thing to do, but an article on Ars Technica made a passing comment that an in-place ...
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1answer
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Can the Windows 7 Easy Migration tool put the migration file on the C: drive?

I have a Windows XP installation on a 698 GB partition with 448 GB free. I don't currently have an external drive that will fit my migration data, but the partition will. Can I put the migration file ...
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1answer
892 views

Installing Windows 7 upgrade version on a clean disk [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Clean Install Using Windows 7 RTM Upgrade Is it possible to install the much cheaper Windows 7 upgrade version on a clean disk? What information will I need? 1) Will ...
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143 views

Has Windows 7 removed the “Install on top of a previous Windows” option?

In the days of XP and Vista, a user can always install XP or Vista "on top of" the previous version Windows. So then all the settings and applications will work as before. The machine probably will ...
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Restoring Backup after Win 7 clean install

I have to do a clean install of Win 7 on both of my machines, and would like to backup my applications if possible. I already run nightly backups to two external HDs for my files. I know I could ...
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512 views

Clean Install Using Windows 7 RTM Upgrade

I am thinking about getting a pre-order for Windows 7 upgrade, but I don't want to buy it if I can't do clean installs with it. How does the upgrade process work exactly when comming from Windows Xp ...
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How can I upgrade Vista Home to Vista Ultimate without Anytime Upgrade DVD

I'd like to upgrade Vista home to vista Ultimate on my desktop computer. I have a MSDN subscription, which means I can download just about every microsoft software there is. However, there doesn't ...