Questions tagged [installer]

An installer is a specialized program that performs the tasks necessary to install another application.

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I keep getting data errors when installing various common programs

This is going to be more of a read than the title implies. My PC has had Windows 10 on it for many years. Only in the last year or two have I started to have truly unexplainable breakdowns. In ...
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Replace fish installed with installer with fish installed using brew

I first installed fish on macos using the installer. I later installed fish using brew but my system continues to use the version installed using the installer. How do I replace the existing version ...
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What does “unpacking portable version” mean?

English isn't my mother tongue. What does the option "unpacking portable version" mean in this installer window?
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Configure advanced installer to ignore missed cab files and continue installation

I want to customize application installation and install some features based on existence of relevant cab file! I want to use no custom feature selection dialog to show to user to select features! How ...
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VMWare ESXi 7 install on Dell Optiplex 7080 fails with “No network adapters found”

Just got a refurbished Dell Optiplex 7080 Mini Computer and want to run VMWare ESXi 7.0 on it. When booting to a USB with the VMware ISO on it, the install gets going but fails abruptly with: No ...
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How to delay installer exec after a restart until after it's own virtual iso mounts?

I am trying to install software from an ISO image. Due to lack of persistence of a mounted ISO image after restart in win10, I am using the 3rd party freeware Virtual CloneDrive to provide persistence ...
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bash command: How to automatically enter menu choices that come up later during installation?

During apt-get install -y python-catkin-tools on Ubuntu you have to enter timezone numbers 8 for the region and 7 for a city when "tzdata (2020f-0ubuntu0.18.04)" gets installed. How can I ...
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How can I run a single command to show all installed applications in Windows 10?

To follow-up and expand upon this question, I want to know how to get a list of applications as shown in appwiz.cpl which always shows all installed applications. From here, we know that other ...
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why Catalina is stuck in a loop (macpro clean-install)?

I bought two Mac Pro 6,1 Intel Xeon E5-1650 V2 6 core, 3,6Ghz, 32Gb DDR3, with 2x Radeon HD 7870 XT FirePro D500 3072mb at an auction that came WITHOUT SSD. So I bought a couple of Crucial P1 ...
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How are .exe files so much smaller than the programs they install?

I have been programming for a few years, and I still don't understand how an EXE installer can sometimes be so much smaller than the program that it installs. I can understand that using high-level ...
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How “clean” are Chocolatey installs and uninstalls?

I have installed Chocolatey and tested it by installing Docker Desktop. All is well and good, but I wonder, if I uninstall Docker Desktop through Chocolatey, will the package manager delete everything ...
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Windows - Running docker with commercial software

Is it possible to create a docker image of a commercial software with an installer as you would normally install into your host computer so that you can run the software without installing and you can ...
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Creating MS Office setup

I have two computers I have MS Office 2016 installed in one computer. I want to install it in the another computer. My Questions: 1) Can i create a setup of MS Office using the existing installation ...
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Do installers run apps with administrative privileges?

I run an app installer. It requests administrative privileges. When installation is over, the installer typically has a checkbox Run [app name], while still being superuser. When I enable the checkbox ...
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Unable to download windows Pokerstars installer

On the main page of the site i clicked on Download Pokerstars which direct me to another page where i have four option for download : Download now and start playing Mac Ios Android When i clicked on ...
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Windows: What are the general install methods? Together with one “example install” to be named correctly

This is a confusion from https://stackoverflow.com/questions/63163178/installed-cuda-without-conda-can-pytorch-use-a-non-conda-cuda-toolkit. Here is the example question at first, just one correct ...
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Estimated size izpack

I would like to display the size of my application(I use to create the installer izpack) in Control Panel > Programs and Features: The solution I found is to set the estimated size statically in ...
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Virtualbox installation fails/hangs

I'm trying to install Virtualbox on Mac Catalina. It either fails or hangs and in the console I see these messages: error 10:46:15.111917+1000 kernel Sandbox: installd(3456) System Policy: deny(...
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How could Acrobat Reader's installer detect that I am Pole / in Poland

I am a Pole, living in Poland, but I am using virtually everything in English, starting with version of Windows 10, going through all my apps and ending up with Chrome settings and default lanugage of ...
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setup.exe does not work when copied from CD to hard drive

I have a CD where I burnt all the files required to install a program and when I run setup.exe it installs as expected. Today, I have noticed that if I copy the contents of the CD to my computer and I ...
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How to install .Net v4x framework in Windows 10 when v4 installation is blocked?

OS: Windows 10 64 bit 10.0 Build 18363 After recent windows update .NET v4 frame work using software's stopped working. While trying to install the v4.8 or 4.7.2 .NET framework Getting the message ...
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How can it be that most software for Windows treats each single update as if you are installing the software for the first time? [closed]

Notepad++ just nagged me about a new version for the millionth time. Finally giving in, this time I clicked "OK" with a sigh instead of "Cancel". And so it started downloading the latest version, but ...
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Recovering old mac pro (A1278) MAC OS X LION installation failed

I had an old a mac a1278 and I wanted to format the disk and make a clean install. I used the apple boot tool to do so, but after erasing the disk and trying to reinstall Lion what happens is that the ...
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Is it possible to install Fedora from a native installation?

The only way I know to install Fedora is to create a Live-Installation from an iso file on some writable device, boot from that device and run the actual installation. Problem is: when I want to do ...
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Windows Server 2016, all installers and lots of services stop working until restart

Been dealing with this problem for a while on our Windows Server 2016 Standard server, not virtual. Frequently (but not limited to): All installations for software stop working Sage backups stop ...
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Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 installer forces automatic reboot

We produce a Windows application the installs Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable (x86) 14.16.27033. On a Windows 10 computer, after the Visual C++ 2017 library install completes, a window pops ...
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How to work around installer that uses outdated check for Visual C++

I have an installer for a really old application that I need to get installed on my Windows 8.1 PC. The installer does a check for Visual C++ 2005 SP 1, and if you don't have it, it prompts you to ...
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Does a stock Windows XP SP3 install include the Visual C++ 2005 runtime?

I get the sense that Visual C++ runtimes/redistributables typically are a separate install, but my searching has not yielded me conclusive results. I have an old application that I support that ...
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Office 2010 installation program got broken, somehow

A couple of weeks ago I realized I lost my icons for Outlook and Word (Excel is still available). Instead the icons are only displayed with an "empty page" symbol. After a while a thought I'd get this ...
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How to change Firefox installation path?

Have 2 SSDs in my PC, one for OS and one for applications to improve performance. However some programs (such as Firefox) are quite annoying. You download and run the installer and it automatically ...
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Very small font size in Windows .msi installers

Every .msi installer I've tried to install with has a minuscule font size I can't figure out how to fix (around 4 pixels tall). Any known way to bring it back to sensible size? Example of an ...
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Windows: update custom software installed on Program Files

Im the developer of a Windows software application which I currently release as "portable", meaning the user needs to extract it somewhere into his disk. Along with it I ship a small update tool (...
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InstallShield - How to build upgrade installer

Context I currently have the task of building the next version of our software installer. I have all the project files from out previous version (v16) and im currently building v17. We are using ...
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Per user / Per machine installation differences

What is the different between "Per-User" and "Per-Machine" installation type with respect to "closing the running applications" before upgrade. I understand in "Per User" mode., the user gets a ...
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Why is oracle-java8-installer not installing on Ubuntu 18.04?

I'm trying to install the oracle-java8-installer on Ubuntu 18.04, with the following commands: apt-get update apt-get install --yes --no-install-recommends software-properties-common && add-...
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Make MSW 8 x86 bootable HDD Installer from ISO Installer

I have seek for several sites about installing Microsoft Windows 8 directly from a HDD, with no positive results. This site, for some reason, don't works. Most of them at some step require a CD or ...
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How to install Debian, not using ISO?

ATA-ATAPI CDROMs are way too old and complicated technology, differs from flash chips. Working with isos was always kinda painful, required either overwriting installation media, or some drive ...
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How to get 64 bit Windows desktop app to read the wow6432node

I installed a windows desktop application. The installer is Inno Setup and it put my license key for the app under the wow6432node. But when I start the app it tells me it cannot find the license. ...
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Vectorworks Installer on Windows 10 not working

I tried to install Vectorworks for students on my Windows 10. I have a 64 bit system and have the installer on my machine. When I click the installer a new process shows up in the task manager using ...
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How to create an .exe installer for a Java application?

I am in doubt of which tools select for the job. I have a Java application composed of a few JAR files (a main .JAR plus libraries) and miscellaneous other files and I'd like to bundle it into a ...
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Windows Installer stuck on a infinite loop

My PC had issues and had Windows 10 Home installed, so I gone to Settings, than navigated to Update & Security, than gone to Recovery and hit Reset this PC (reinstalls the PC). I have a 128GB SSD &...
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grub-efi-amd64-signed won't install to USB drive

I've been trying to install Linux Mint to a 20GB partition on a USB drive (Kingstion DT Elite G2 - 64GB) on a laptop (HP Pavilion 10 TS Notebook PC) but have always gotten the following error message: ...
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Can I install an operating system and a set of applications on the basis of a simple configuration file?

Can operating systems' installers read an input file where I specify the programs I want to be installed? E.g.: -- Apps to install postgresql gcc doxygen ftp://ftp.irisa.fr/pub/mirrors/gnuplot ... ...
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Customise Office 2013 elements in Windows 10

When I was on Windows 7 to customise elements that are installed with Office 2010 / 2013 I had to: open "Add/Remove programs", find correct item and hit "Modify" button or run installation program ...
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Stop getting “install from unknown source”

I made an installer for my Program on PC, but everytime someone has to install it it displays an "allow installations from an unknown source" popup. How could I become a "known source"? Maybe this is ...
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Whats the Functional difference between the Setup vs the Auto update Offline Setup Installer files of Opera Browser?

http://get.geo.opera.com.global.prod.fastly.net/pub/opera/desktop/ http://get.geo.opera.com.global.prod.fastly.net/pub/opera/desktop/50.0.2762.67/win/ Index of /pub/opera/desktop/50.0.2762.67/win/ .....
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Modify visual studio gives .net error

So I open visual studio installer, click modify on "Visual Studio Professional 2017 ver 15.7.3" and then receive the issue "The dependent package of 'Microsoft.Net.PackageGroup.4.6.Redist, version=15....
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Debian 9.4 Installer - Black Screen after selecting an installation option

I boot from an USB-stick, select the installation method an the screens turns black. If I pick one of the "speech" options, the screen also turns black but I can hear the installation instructions. So ...
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How to make windows bootable auto run usb

Im trying to make a bootable windows 10 usb that runs a program on startup with no login, i tried modifying the windows bootable install usb however, it did not work. i have also tried making a ...
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Is there a flag to create a silent installer config for TwinCat 3

I want to install TwinCat 3 silently but there is no documented way to create a silent installer configuration file. TwinCat 2 installer had the option to create an Install Shield configuration file (...

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