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

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Perl 5.34 not available via Windows regular installer [closed]

Earlier, ActiveState used to have Perl Installers to Download-and-Install on Windows, without Internet Connectivity, which was the regular way. Now, the latest versions (eg Perl 5.34 or Perl 5.36) can ...
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How to kill/terminate 360 process on Windows?

I wondering if it's possible to terminate 360 Total Security from command line on Windows. I tried pskill.exe QHSafeTray.exe Unable to kill process Access denied Also tried taskkill /f /im QHSafeTray....
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Add Windows Installers in Windows Boot Manager

I've tried several things without success, the boot even works but does not run any of the installers. What I want to do is very simple, but windows installers are in folders, within ESP (EFI), ...
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Impossible to empty trash with old Mac OS installer

I've downloaded an old Mac OS installer to my laptop (to be installed on another older Mac): this Mac OS installer doesn't run on my MacBookPro since it way too old, therefore it's icon is crossed. ...
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System32 redirected to sysWOW64, but cannot access sysnative

I'm using a program called InstallForge to generate installers that will place a batch file into the system32 folder. When it runs and tries to put it in C:\windows\system32\ it is redirected to C:\...
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chown in postinstall script fails in installer MacOS Big Sur

I am trying to run sudo chown -R "user" /Users/user from within a postinstall script in a pkg. The installation fails logging e.g. /Users/user/Library/Mail: operation not permitted I know ...
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Does Windows 10 S installer delete files on other drives?

Check this article. Microsoft described how to install Windows 10 in S mode in existing Installation. I also want S mode of Windows, so I also want to do that. Everything is fine, but I am worried ...
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A program I made works in every folder but in the AppData\Local\Programs directory

I made a program, tested it and everything was working fine, made an installer for Inno and after installing it in programs I got the Ordinal 380 could not be located in the dynamic link library. ...
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What types are those set-up EXE files that have a big [0], and how to extract them?

In many cases, 7Zip can show the content of an installer ZIP file, so that I can just extract them and use them without running the set-up EXE. When 7Zip can't, it is usually Inno set-up, and I use ...
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Change Installer Locations for Software in Windows 8.1 Pro

I need to find a way to change the Installation Location for some software I need for my AKAI MPK Mini MK3. I need my Windows 8.1 Pro PC to use the instrument; and the software as well of course. ...
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How to force MSI uninstall?

I found a lot of components (EXEs/DLLs, .NET assemblies, and registry entries) left behind on my PC from an ancient install and uninstall of VS2012. I want to cleanly get rid of them all using their ...
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Installing Sophos VPN client on MacOS

I am completely unfamiliar with MacOS. So when faced with trying to install the Sophos VPN client On someone's Laptop I've hit a brick wall. The installer ends with the extension .ovpn. Mac OS ...
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When doing repair on MSI, and installing on disk C file does not get overwritten however in disk E it is overwritten

I have an issue after first installation I have catalina.properties file updated both when I install the msi on disk E and on C and in both of them it is modified. However when running repair I have ...
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Prevent swap formating at OS installation

For testing I've created multiple partitions (7) to install different Linux distributions. I have a partition /dev/sda6 for Linux Swap. Each installer (graphical install) decides to reformat this swap ...
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How to track all files and directories a Windows installer creates and repackage them as a ZIP?

I have a bunch of way-old Daz 3D content installers that shipped as Windows EXEs, and I need to be able to install them in macOS. These days, Daz provides everything in ZIP files for cross-platform ...
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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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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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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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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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