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Installation (or setup) of a computer program (including device drivers and plugins), is the act of making the program ready for execution.

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What is the terminologically correct way to call the setup screen before boot?

I keep hearing the term “Enter BIOS Setup”. But when talking about BIOS we also have another low level software call UEFI. This is confusing because in the setup screen we can choose between BIOS and ...
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Ubuntu Linux 20.04 dnsmasq can not be started, tried much but same error 127.0.0.1

I want to ask how to do the usable dnsmasq local cached DNS server setup without interference with the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS system components etc. Would like dnsmasq to take over many services fro my ...
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Newton mail client and end-to-end encryption

I am not an expert in emails, but I was wondering if it was possible to use your favorite email client on desktop and mobile (for example Newton or Polymail) and connect it with IMAP to an end-to-end ...
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Specify installation directory in Cygwin installer

I want to automatically install Cygwin using a batch file. I got the command like this until now: setup-x86.exe --packages rsync -l "F:/v2.0/cygwin/packages" -L The setup options can be ...
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In case of fresh install (no existing OS) how to diagnose which Windows 11 hardware requirement does not meet?

Context Installing Windows 11 to a computer, with one single empty drive (no existing OS) and the installer gives the "This PC does not meet the minimum requirements..." I know this point it ...
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Windows xp install disk returns black screen

I have an old computer. I want to upgrade to win XP. It has windows 98 installed. When I boot from the cd, it starts to load files. Then 1 minute later it returns a black screen. It didn't even reach ...
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How can I lock the "restore default search engines" button for Firefox without GUI on Linux

I have set the default search engine to DuckDuckGo via the policies.json file and removed all the other search engine from the list. But now I want to disable the option to restore all search engines ...
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How can I set the default search engine for Firefox without the GUI on Linux?

I want to automate the setup of Firefox on Linux, to harden it and change the default search engine. You can almost edit all configuration options via the user.js file, but not the default search ...
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Is making a restoration point on a new laptop a must-do thing?

According to this, I should do a restoration point of the system before any systems' and drivers' updates and app installation, so I can revert to this state later when needed. It even recommends ...
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How to run this premade django docker image (pinry)

I want to run a Pinry server on my local network so I can make pin boards in private. I haven't gotten it to work somehow. I have not used django or docker before so it is likely very simple. As per ...
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problem with log into epson tm-m30 printer

I have a problem logging into an epson tm-m30 printer. I have google search everywhere and all seem to say the username and password for accessing the printer is epson and epson. I have tried that and ...
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VeraCrypt 1.24 Update 7: This distribution package is damaged

I downloaded the current (v1.24-U7) VeraCrypt installer directly from https://www.veracrypt.fr and whenever I try to install it on an "older" offline PC, I get the following error message: ...
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Many software don't install and installed ones don't open

I am using Dell Inspiron 3593 Windows 10 64 bit When I try to install Microsoft Teams or any other app I get Installation has failed. Checking the setup log I get 2021-03-26 11:58:30> Program: ...
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Updating Cygwin and zsh causes permission problems

I updated my Cygwin installation for the first time after more than one year (running the cygwin setup program), and when I started my interactive zsh login shell, I quickly ran into various problems. ...
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Redo Windows 10 setup after installing drivers

I have a computer I'm building to sell. It needs drivers (mainly for the graphics card), but I don't want to sell a computer that is already set up. Is there a way to rerun the setup after I have ...
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How to fix Chrome Portable settings

Once in a while my Chrome Portable v72 on a start pretend it forgot history, cookies, bookmarks, everything, and don't let to update itself. This is a known problem with 10+ years history with Chrome, ...
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Updating Win10 using Setup for Windows 10 - Laptop shut down

My laptop shuts down when the power cord is disconnected from it so I was reinstalling Windows while keeping my files and applications using this link. Though, my home electricity cut out while my ...
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Not enough space in System Reserved partition (for shadow copy) when trying to create System Image

I do know that system image is a legacy way to create Windows 10 backups, and I only use it as added helper method. I freshly installed my Windows 10 19041 Workstation and in the setup I created a ...
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Mikrotik Router: How can I to setup a local wifi network in RouterOS v6.44.6 (from the scratch)?

I have a Mikrotik Router: RouterOS v6.44.6 (long-term). I wanted to setup a local wifi network without accessing the internet for now. Anytime when I try to setup a wifi network, I get "...
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Windows Hello not allowing to login

My laptop's battery died so I charged my laptop and I swtched it on. At the Windows login screen I entered my email address and password. Then my name popped up and the system is asking me to set up a ...
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Windows 10 Clean install odd behaviour

I had on my PC an insider version of Windows 10, I tried to install the latest one to date (October 2020 version), I was only offered to do a clean install so I copied the folders I need to an ...
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Can't find old HP bios setup

I'm trying to find the old version( version F.33) of bios for my HP laptop The product name is HP Pavilion 15-cc1xx Sepcs: Intel i5-8250U 8gb ram Laptop name 15-cc152od I actually know to site where ...
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Switching from Windows Insider to the stable release

I signed up to Windows Insider and everytime there is a new release, I usually download the ISO and install it. Twice a year, a new stable version of Windows is released, I've downloaded the ISO and ...
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Error while downgrading to lower version of Intel management engine interface

I've HP laptop and due to some sleep issues I was suggested to downgrade my Intel management engine Interface driver so as to resolve the issue and while running the setup I'm getting the error "...
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MSI GT60 laptop stuck in endless BIOS Setup loop

My MSI GT60 gaming laptop is doing something very weird. I turned it off to relocate it on top of a 25U server rack and when I turned it on the Aptio setup screen appeared. No matter what I do, it ...
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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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Git setup fails to set system config

At the end of git setup on Windows (currently Git-2.28.0-64-bit.exe), setting all system config fails with the following:
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Can't access my wireless router admin console through 192.168.1.1?

I do remember I was able to access it before. Then I was setting it up as a secondary router and I changed the default address to 192.168.0.3. Now I cannot access it neither through the default 192....
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Windows could not prepare the computer to boot into the next phase of installation

Nota Bene: Not a duplicate! I've checked the following questions and didn't find the working solution. Nota Bene 2: I've got a lot more details. Check them in the bottom of the question! Questions: ...
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Strange Network setup, 2 Different routers - same MAC (which is not the router mac)

I got some course exercise - I need to figure out how the network works and what is the missing component. The network setup is - A Windows PC (the client) Two Routers - 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.2.1 ...
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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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Why can't MacOS and Windows automatically detect my HP Laser printer?

I've had my LaserJet 4000 with a 615N JetDirect for over 20 years now. Once upon a time, I was able to easily connect and print to it from a Mac or Windows machine. I'm not sure if it's something I ...
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pros & cons new setup [closed]

all; would like some input on a new system build: Mobo: Gigabyte x570 gaming x RAM: 32 GB (2x16) SSD: 500 GB M2.0 (O/s drive) HDD: 3 ea. 2 TB WD Reds. my question is, would I benefit from ...
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How can I block the installation of a program in Windows 10?

I have a problem with a PC game, to which I've become quite addicted. It has slowly become a problem that affects my day-to-day life, and I want to stop it. I've uninstalled the game countless times, ...
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Install a shortcut using a software installer?

I am trying to create a simple install program that will put a file (shortcut) with the following in the target so that it will open a chromeless window to a website. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\...
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Win10 Initial Setup Wizard - No Text Input Working

so I finally got around to reinstalling win10 on my girlfriends old(er) laptop just to refresh things. Anyway, the install went well, but during the initial setup wizard (language, microsoft account, ...
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I need a to show that particular files are missing download it when he/she installs the exe file

I have created exe with the help of inno setup and it is running sucessfully. I need to show that "This particular files are missing please download it to run this files" and I have to show them he/...
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What is the most convenient way to copy a vanilla Windows 10 setting to multiple new users and machines?

We are setting up a number of new machines with new user names, all running a brand new Windows Home installation that came pre-installed. However, as we all know, at first start of windows there are ...
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Windows 10 Install Not Working

This is honestly the weirdest thing I've ever seen. I bought a Windows 10 installation USB drive, and stuck it into my brand new PC build. The PC has an NVMe SSD (M.2) drive and no other hard disks. ...
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I've been trying to install pygame, but i keep getting this error:

ERROR: Command errored out with exit status 1: command: 'c:\users\pichau\appdata\local\programs\python\python38\python.exe' -c 'import sys, setuptools, tokenize; sys.argv[0] = '"'"'C:\\Users\\Pichau\\...
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Unable to activate windows 10 and Forgot to see the windows 7 product key

I installed a windows 10 copy I can't activate the windows 10. I was using windows 7.I forgot te see my product key.so if i install windows 7 again can i find my previous product key? What should I ...
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Unable to activate windows 10

Sir, i want to install windows 10.I was using windows 7 that was genuine.Then I installed windows 10 2015 version.my windows didn't active.What should I do now?if I download the windows 10 iso file ...
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Windows installer keeps reinstalling application after deleting file

I'm having a strange kind of problem with windows 10. I've created a Visual Studio Setup Project for an app. Installation runs fine, everything is good, I can start the app, use it ,close it, reopen ...
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How can you switch printer automatically depending on what's plugged in? Windows 10

I have a Windows 10 laptop that will be using several printers of the same model across different locations. I'm aware that you can have Windows 10 switch the default printer automatically based on ...
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How to set up JMeter plugin through powershell

I am trying to set up JMeter in a VM through powershell(no RDP provision). I am able to down the plugins but extracting the files into lib\ext doesn't bring up the add on in the tool.
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Computer not detecting keyboard or mouse

I’ve been trying to solve this for two months now, basically the computer that’s broken had windows 10 on it previously and I started getting a black screen within 5 minutes of log in. I couldn’t even ...
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Install shield Activation issue- internet activation failed [closed]

While activating Installshield software with key provided with download, it gives Internet activation failed error
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MSI installer, using .exe without msi

I'm using a MSI installer to create a setup for my application, and it generates 2 files, .msi and .exe. Now i know that the .exe is just a bootstrapper that actually runs the .msi, but my questions ...
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ownCloud Server with Docker - configuration

TL;DR : Is it advisable to run ownCloud from Docker for a productive system? How can I configure ownCloud within Docker according to my needs (publish domain, ensure data persistence, adjust security ...
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