Questions tagged [installation]

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

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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 to install new packages on Cygwin?

I installed the latest version of Cygwin with a number of packages. I soon realised that I need more packages (such as wget, etc) and I couldn't find a way to install the new packages without running ...
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What is the difference between yum, apt-get, rpm, ./configure && make install?

I am new to Linux and am running CentOS. I have come across four ways to update or install software. So far, I've seen: yum install [program] apt-get install [program] rpm -i [program].rpm wget [...
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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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Problems installing ping in docker

I am trying to follow the docker tutorial but in a virtual machine. I've tried to install ping in ubuntu docker container with the command sudo docker run ubuntu apt-get install ping The problem is ...
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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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What does 'make install' do?

Moving from Windows to Linux, I am unable to understand the process of installing software in Linux. In Windows, when we run an installation file, it asks where you wish to install the program, most ...
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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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How to install Debian from a USB drive?

I've got a shining new x64 laptop running Windows 7 and I want to dual boot Debian stable. I've installed Ubuntu on loads of laptops in the past using a USB drive, but I can't find decent ...
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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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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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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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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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Where can I get Chromium binaries?

I want to have Chromium on my Windows machine, but I find only instructions how to make it from sources on official site. Are there any official pre-built binaries?
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what are these “online installers” for?

It is probably not the name of these installers. By online installer I mean the little executable we download and execute, which download the true software I are going to install. There are so many ...
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Is it safe to power on a motherboard outside of its case?

I have a new motherboard which needs a BIOS update to support a new CPU. Thankfully I have an old (compatible) CPU handy. My plan is to install the old CPU, update the BIOS, then install the new CPU....
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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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Installer hangs on “waiting for other installations to finish” despite no other installations in progress

I started an installation of the Xcode 4 developer's preview last night before going to bed. When I woke up, the installation had popped up a message saying to close Xcode first (doh!). I did so, but ...
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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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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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Is it possible to speed up ./configure?

To compile a software package on a workstation with many CPU cores (say 12), the configuration stage often takes much longer than the actual compilation stage because ./configure does the tests one by ...
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Windows 10 Installation - A media driver your computer needs is missing

The most weird thing is happening to me: I have a hp notebook which has no internal DVD drive, so I installed via an external USB LG Blueray burner. First I installed Windows 10 customer preview into ...
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Is there a way to convert a non-Chocolatey installed program into a Chocolatey installed one?

I have a few programs that have been installed using non-Chocolatey methods (.msi packages, setup.exe, etc.). I have recently started using Chocolatey and would like to use it to update these programs....
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Is there a way to see all files and registry entries that an application installs?

I am trying to figure out if there is a way to basically install an application into a sandbox, so that I can easily see all files it created and all registry entries it added without searching the ...
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Is it possible to boot from an ISO over the network, and how?

I have a machine with a bootable ISO stored on it, and I have another blank machine, which I want to install the ISO on. They're both on the same LAN (attached to the same switch). How would I go ...
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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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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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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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What folder are installation logs in?

If an installer stores a log of the installation process, where would I find that log? If there is an installer that does not log the installation process, how can I make it do so?
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Prevent user from installing software

My grandfather is pretty tech-savy for his age and loves to send emails, use Photoshop, and browse the web. I've made his computer pretty secure by installing AdBlock and teaching him how not to ...
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Resuming Windows 7 from Hibernate after a RAM change?

I ordered a pair of new DDR3 RAMs, I will install them to the empty RAM slots once they arrive. What would happen if I hibernate my PC, then install the new RAMs, and then wake it up from hibernation?...
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installing node.js after apt-get install node

Im trying to install node.js and I made the mistake of installing apt-get install node. Which is not node.js. I'm able to find the right node.js on git hub, build and make everything. Everything ...
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Notepad++ Installation Error: Installation of plugin failed

I installed the newest version of Notepad++ on my Win 8.1 Professional. The version is called "Notepad++ Je suis Charlie edition, Build Time Jan 10 2015 - 17:20:21". The Plugin Manager delivered with ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installer doesn't show existing partitions

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7. I have a 500 GB hard disk split into 3 partitions. I am installing Ubuntu from a live USB drive. But I am stuck at the "Installation type" ...
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Install FFmpeg on OS X

Is there a good place or bash script I can use (or at least a version I can build myself) for FFmpeg on OS X? I have Xcode installed as well as the CLI for Xcode (gcc etc). I have a version of ...
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What do motherboard RAM slot colors mean?

I have always seen that the motherboard RAM slots are colored in pairs, but never knew what it meant. I just put the 2 RAM in, and after a few tries it always worked. But after I tried to install a ...
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How/Where do you install Console2 on Windows 7

I downloaded the source and binaries from http://sourceforge.net/projects/console/files/ In the binaries help file it makes reference to a setup file but there is none. The list of files included in ...
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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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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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How can I silently install Google Chrome?

I want to make a silent installation of Google Chrome Beta. I've tried invoking the ChromeSetup.exe downloader with /s or /-ms but nothing worked. Then I've downloaded the standalone installation ...
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“unable to get setup.ini” error during Cygwin installation

While installing cygwin I'm getting the following error unable to get setup.ini What is the reason? I'm newly studying Unix. So Please guide me in this.
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How to install rpm file along with its all dependencies?

I'm trying to install HPCC on RHEL based machine. I have one .rpm file and to install this rpm, I'm using following command: sudo rpm -Uvh hpccsystems-platform_community-4.0.0-9.el6.x86_64.rpm I'm ...
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How is install -c different from cp

What is the difference between install -c and cp? Most installations tend to use install -c, but from the man page it doesn't sound like it does anything different than cp (except maybe the ability to ...
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Should I install an OS using UEFI or BIOS (legacy/CSM) boot mode? [duplicate]

I'm installing a new operating system on my computer. Should I install it for booting in UEFI or legacy (BIOS/CSM) mode? What are the advantages or disadvantages to using one or the other?
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vc_redist.x86.exe Setup Failed: 0x80240017 Unspecified error

An installer told me I need to first install Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013 and gave the link https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/download/details.aspx?id=40784 Unfortunately ...
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How can I install USB Prober from the Developer SDK on Mac OS X?

I've tried to do some research to figure this out, and per this Technical Q&A: USB Prober is installed as part of the Developer SDK installation. If the Developer SDK has been installed, then ...
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How do I install Wget for Windows?

I downloaded Wget from here, and got a file named wget-latest.tar.gz, dated 22-Sep-2009. I saved it into one of the folders on my D: drive and unzipped it. I read through the READ ME file, but didn't ...
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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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When installing Windows 7, CDBOOT error 5 appears: Cannot boot from CD; why?

I am installing Windows 7 on an old machine. I can not even get it to boot. I get this error message: CDBOOT: Cannot boot from CD - Code: 5 Boot Failure from Previous Device.. Boot Failure from ...
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How to install SQL Server 2016 on Windows 7

I know it's clearly stated in System Requirements that Windows 7 is not supported. But I'm sure that these limitations are artificial to force users to buy newer versions of Windows. And also as I ...

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