Questions tagged [installer]

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

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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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Unknown installer

I recently rebuilt my computer and reinstalled Windows 10. During the setup I forgot to setup the user account offline and it got setup automatically from my Microsoft account. This meant my user ...
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NSIS Installer — To read and Install only section which are in .ini file

I'm new to use NSIS. I have created a NSIS script, which have 4 section to choose from when exe ran after compiling the script. I want the installer to read a .ini file first from Installer directory, ...
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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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Querying an InstallShield installer for its dialog field names

Background: InstallShield is one of a category of Windows installers which allows for unattended/silent installation with special command-line switches. In the case of InstallShield, the installer ...
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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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Flash CS5.5 x32/x64 installer tries to install x64 version of the app on x32 laptop

So I've been using Adobe Flash CS5.5 on this 32-bit Windows 7 laptop for almost two years now... well, until last week, when my laptop performed a CHKDSK operation. Starting Flash after that CHKDSK ...
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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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Issues with visual studio (installer) and windows defender

I'm suddenly having weird issues with visual studio and its installer. I have tried completely removing it many times including system checks (sfc & dism), reinstalling .NET framework in the ...
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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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How generate update script from folder diff?

Our application stores its data inside a data folder, with numerous subfolders, all of them containing a huge amount of files (ca. 700-800, depending on customer). Sometimes, our updates include ...
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get install bundler failed (you't don't have write permission)

I am trying to install bundler on my Mac, and I have installed homebrew, and rbenv. My rbenv doctor script returns: Checking for `rbenv' in PATH: /usr/local/bin/rbenv Checking for rbenv shims in ...
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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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Inno setup - Installer doesn't work in the first attempt for a new machine

I have created a simple executable (.exe) file using Inno Setup Compiler 6.0.2 for installing a Windows application. The .exe file calls a vbscript "Setup.vbs" that unzips "Application.zip" file and ...
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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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Can not Install application using batch file

if am using this batch file it is working fine for my PC, but we are running it on main system so we can install package on all PCs but its not working fine in case. here is the Batch file code.. @...
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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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why ubuntu 18.04LTS installer crashes after detecting hardware

I have ASUS X540U laptop and I am trying to install Ubuntu 18.04LTS on it but every time the installer reach the detecting hardware stage the progress bar freeze and after couple of seconds it crashes....
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How do I reinstall OX without DVD & with new HDD after old HDD destroyed

I have a MacBook Pro. The HDD had a catastrophic failure, so I replaced it with a brand new SSD. Therefore, my main drive is completely blank. I lost my original OSX install DVD. A replacement ...
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Cannot boot Windows 10 installer on HP EliteBook 8560w

I have a HP EliteBook 8560w on which I want to install Windows 10. I tried to create an installer USB disk on a SD card and an external HDD. For this I used two methods: Media Creation Tool Rufus ...
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How to split installer data into multiple smaller parts?

For example, I have an installer package like this: Setup.exe - 4MB Setup-1.bin - 8GB So I want to split the file Setup-1.bin into Setup-1.bin - 4GB Setup-2.bin - 4GB The purpose is to have 2 DVDs ...
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How to make use of Debian Installer's tabs which appeared in Stretch?

Debian Installer network install console (over ssh) in Stretch differs from that of Jessie and earlier. It has additional black "menu" line above the screen, which shows four "tabs" and a clock. These ...
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How are 'main' countries chosen during Debian/Ubuntu installation?

When installing Ubuntu or Debian, there are a number of of standard options on the "Select your location" menu: Antigua and Barbuda Australia Botswana Canada Hong Kong India Ireland Israel New ...
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Installer .pkg from terminal fails to APFS volume

Had a .pkg I've been installing from command line to various systems for ages with no problem, recently noticed it's been failing with the following error message: Cannot install on volume /Volumes/...
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Is it possible to install the SF Mono font, standard in Apple's Xcode app, on a Windows 10 machine?

Is it possible to install the SF Mono font, which I understand is standard in Apple's Xcode app, on a Windows machine? (Windows 10 in my case). It is a very pretty font, and it looks to me like it ...
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Why are installer checkboxes missing?

Running certain installers on my laptop, I don't see the checkboxes for program options (see image). The image also shows the checkboxes work fine on my other computer for the same installer. The ...

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