Questions tagged [installation]

The process of installing software, hardware, or peripherals on a personal computer.

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Install Windows 7 from USB flash drive

I have an ISO image of the Windows 7 installation DVD, but I can't burn it to CD or DVD. I have an empty flash drive with plenty of space. Is there any way I can put the ISO image on it and install ...
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Installing Windows XP from USB pen drive

I want to install Windows XP on my desktop computer (only XP), but my CD drive is not working. I've only found installation tutorials on how to install it on the pen drive rather than from the pen ...
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Can I install Windows OS (Windows 7) on a removable USB hard drive? [duplicate]

I wanted to take a sneak peek at Windows 7 so I thought of installing it. I have Windows Vista on my laptop which came pre-installed with it. I didn't want to mess with it. So I created a partition (...
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Windows OS on external hard drive

Is it possible to install Windows OS to plug and play storage devices such as external hard drives, HDD enclosures (with SATA hard drives), USB flashdrives and the likes? What OS's? And if it's ...
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How can I install Windows 8 on my HDD without the use of a USB or DVD?

I decided to install Windows 8 on my home machine this weekend. I've already downloaded the Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation iso, however we just got done moving and somewhere in the chaos I've ...
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Install Windows XP to USB Hard Drive and Run from It

I wanted to know if there was a way (that worked!) to both Install and Run Windows XP Pro from a USB 2.0 connected Hard Drive. My system does allow to boot from external usb hard drive, but when I ...
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How to install Windows 7 from the network?

Is it possible to install Windows 7 (Current RTM Version) on a computer without using removable media like DVD or USB? The first thing that comes to my mind is through the network, but I don't have ...
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Why do I need restart computer after installing new software?

Why is it sometimes that I need to restart my computer after installing new software and at other times I don't? Is there any reason why it needs this reboot or why it's not always one way or the ...
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Clean install Windows 8.1 or Windows 8 from OEM key

I have recently acquired a laptop with an OEM Windows 8 product key. I am interested in a clean install of Windows 8.1. I do not have any original install media, only recovery disks, and the ...
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Office 2016 Advanced Setup

I just started the Office 2016 Setup/Installation on my Windows 10 PC. The installation worked fine and started automatically showing only this dialog: But there are no additional settings possible! ...
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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 have ...
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How to check if Win 7 disk is 64bit and what version?

I've got a DVD that I've burnt from an MSDN ISO. I'm not entirely sure if its Windows 7 64bit or 32bit. How can I be sure?
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How to setup Windows from an external hard drive?

Is it possible to install Windows from an external hard drive? I have Windows XP installed on my laptop, and I want to remove it and install Windows 7. My Windows 7 installation is in an .iso format ...
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Make a bootable USB to install Windows XP from Linux

I have a Dell Inspiron Mini 9 with only Ubuntu installed. I want to install Windows XP also, but I don't have and can't get an external CD drive, so I need to make a Windows installation from the USB. ...
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How to install windows 7 RC from a USB disk? [duplicate]

Can anyone provide detailed steps to install Windows 7 RC from a USB hard disk (rather than a DVD)?
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How to install a language pack in Windows 7 Professional

How i can install any language for example Hebrew in Windows 7 Professional ?
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Is there a way to prevent installs/updates to litter my hard drive with cryptic folders?

Often I find guid-like folder names spread around on my hard drives. Is there a way to prevent this from happening? I think they might come when I install various programs or while updating them (...
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Required CD/DVD device driver missing while installing WIndows 7

I am trying to install Windows 7 and get this error: A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now. ...
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How do I extract files from an MSI package?

We have some old patches that we want to get the files from but don't wish to spend the time installing them to a machine. Can anyone advise a way to extract files from an MSI installation package?
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How do I create a Windows 7 USB installer with preinstalled software?

I was wondering if it was possible to make a bootlable image of a Windows 7 Pro OEM Installation CD that I have and put it on an USB stick for faster/easier installation. I am asking because we have a ...
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Is it possible to get Windows 10 upgrade as an ISO image (to make a bootable install disk from)?

The Windows 10 upgrade, free to users of earlier Windows versions, is out on July 29. The upgrade is being made available via Windows Update as an automatic download and install, if the user has opted ...
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Moving the Windows 7 hard disk from one machine to another

My laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate (non OEM) died on me today and it has tonnes of stuff on it - my projects, Visual Studio and office installations, etc. etc. I am getting a new laptop from ...
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Can't install Kali Linux from USB, fails to find CD-ROM drive

I successfully made a live USB of the Kali Linux. When I boot from the USB it gives an option to install. I clicked on that option. At one point it was detecting and mounting CD-ROM drives. As I have ...
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Windows 7 USB install error

I am trying to install Windows 7 Professional x64 from a bootable USB stick. I have used the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool to create the media from an ISO. The machine boots from USB fine, and ...
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How do I install Visual Studio 2010 Express somewhere besides C:?

I have a SSD as my primary (C:) drive, mainly used for quickly loading games. It's pretty small (~30 GB) so I want to keep things that don't really need a speed boost off of it. I attempted ...
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How to add drivers to Windows 7 installation DVD?

How I can bundle newer or missing drivers to Windows 7 DVD?
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Swap partition size for 4GB RAM

I'm planning to install Ubuntu 9.04 version. How much space should I dedicate for swap partition. I remember setting it to double the RAM size when I installed long back. At that time my RAM was 256 ...
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How to install VIM on Linux when I don't have root permissions?

I've got some troubles when I try to install Vim on Linux while I don't have a root account. The error information is shown below: How can I solve this? Can I install it in another directory other ...
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Looking for an program installer monitor or recorder [closed]

Is there an application out there that can record what file and registry changes are made when you install a program?
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Persistent install of Windows 7 (or XP) on a USB stick

Persistent install of Windows 7 (or XP) on a USB stick is this possible? So I move to another computer and during the boot process I boot the OS from my USB stick. I did not found any tutorial on ...
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Where is a typical Linux program installed

I mean not just the binary, but its libraries, config files and data (strictly speaking all files). Also when I download a package where is it best to extract it. If I move these files will the app be ...
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Windows 7 Install: No drives were found

I was building a computer for my wife with an older SATA hard drive that I had lying around, and when attempting to do a new install of Windows 7 on it, the installer says: "No drives were found. ...
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Install Windows 7 from ISO image

I have an ISO file of the Windows 7 DVD and I want to install it on my PC which currently only runs Linux. I don't have any DVD drive. I have some unpartitioned space on one disk where I want to ...
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Can I activate Windows XP Pro installed from Retail (or VL) media with OEM key?

I have Windows XP Professional OEM key on the sticker on the computer, but I don't have a OEM media to perform reinstall. I could obtain (it doesn't matter how) an installation ISO images from MSDN ...
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How does a Windows 10 'digital license' activate the OS?

If you activated a free upgrade to Windows 10 or bought and activated Windows 10 from the Microsoft Store, you have a digital license for your device. This means you can reinstall the same edition ...
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How can I make a copy of a printer in Windows 7?

Has anyone been able to copy an existing printer in Windows 7? I know that we were able to do this in XP (not as a direct copy/paste, but by installing the printer twice) but in Windows 7 it doesn't ...
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How Do I Allow A Standard User to Install Programs?

Yes, I realize that defeats the purpose of standard user. But here is the situation. A friend of mine wants to set up time limits for his home schooled son, and his son needs to be a standard user in ...
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How to install Google Chrome completely offline and without checking for new version?

I have downloaded the offline (consumer, i.e. not msi package) installer for Google Chrome. But when I run it, it tries to contact a Google server to check for a newer version. If it finds it, it will ...
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Java install on Ubuntu?

i'm new to linux and i was trying to install the java JDK with EE on ubuntu. I downloaded the .bin file (java_ ee_ sdk-5_08-jdk-6u17-linux.bin) from the sun site & followed the install ...
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How to reinstall Windows 7 using in-place upgrade when the system is unbootable?

I've experienced some freaky data loss in Windows 7 & tried to recover the files. (More on that in the original question.) The work data is safe but I also decided to copy everything missing back ...
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Legally downgrade Windows Vista Home OEM license?

Last year I bought a laptop that included Windows Vista Home Premium, OEM version. As I bought it for my linux work and am not fond of Vista, I would like to replace it by Windows XP or make a Virtual ...
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How do I install a font from the Windows command prompt?

Is it possible to install fonts from the command prompt on Windows? If yes, what is the command? I tried copy [fontname].ttf C:\Windows\Fonts\ and it said copying was complete, but I could neither ...
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\Boot\ BCD Status: 0xc000000f error

I am getting the following message whenever I start my laptop: Windows Boot Manager Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:  &...
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Will you install software on the same partition as Windows system?

I was wondering if you always install software on the same partition as Windows 7 system? What kinds of software do you install on the same partition as Windows system? What kinds of software you ...
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Install Vim in Cygwin

I have installed Cygwin on my Windows machine and I have also selected some additional packages as part of my installation (like GCC etc). Now I want to add Vim also to my existing Cygwin setup. What ...
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Can I transfer a Windows 10 licence to my new PC if it was upgraded from a retail licence?

I've tried comprehending the various published guidelines but in all honesty they're contradicting each other and not making much sense to me. I should have probably also thought about this before ...
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Using Python on Mac

I want to learn Python using my Mac. Now I want to setup a Python version >= 3.1.3, because my materials for learning are using this version. Typing python into terminal results version 2.6.1, using ...
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Is using legacy mode instead of UEFI mode a bad thing to do?

Can using legacy mode instead of UEFI mode affect my laptop in any way?
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How can I install a macOS VM Guest under VirtualBox on a Mac host?

How can I install macOS Mojave, macOS High Sierra, and macOS Yosemite as VirtualBox VM Guests on Mac hardware?
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Install Google Chrome to AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application

I recently have installed a second drive to my PC and decided to install Windows 8 on it. While installing all of my favorite programs I noticed that my Google Chrome installed to C:\Program Files ...

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