The act of putting software onto a computer so it can run

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The item “.VolumeIcon.icns” can’t be replaced because it’s invisible

I am trying to install an app in OSX. But I am getting the below error The item “.VolumeIcon.icns” can’t be replaced because it’s invisible. When I get into the Applications, I'm able to see ...
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Keyboard/Mouse Not Responsive During Bootcamp Windows 8 Install

I'm trying to install a copy of Windows 8 via Bootcamp on my late-2013 13" Retina Macbook Pro. Everything goes fine up until it asks me to pick a home screen color and name my computer. The built-in ...
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How do I activate an iPhone 3Gs without iTunes or WiFi?

Is it possible to activate and use my iPhone 3Gs (A1303) without using iTunes? I think it is important, not to connect it to a WiFi cause I don't want to update it in any way. When I connect to a ...
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Install Ghostscript on OS X 10.9 using DMG file

I want to install Ghostscript on my OS X 10.9 using a valid DMG file, where can i find it?
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How To Change the name of different install partitions on USB drive

I seached the whole stack exchange & the inter webs about how to change the names of this install partitions of my USB harddrives. I want them called i10.5 i10.6 i10.7 i10.8 i10.9 Anyone the ...
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Reinstall assembler, /usr/bin/as

I've lost /usr/bin/as. How does one reinstall it? There's no as in the /usr/bin of my recovery partition. Reinstalling XCode and command line tools didn't help. I haven't been successful compiling ...
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Create bootable USB of Ubuntu on Mac for a failed partial ubuntu install

So I have 3 computers at my disposal, and would like to wipe my failed partial ubuntu update on COMP1 (which is also locked out from incorrect logins) (originally 12.04, failed partial of 14.04) and ...
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Flash player unable to proceed with the installation

I have difficulties installing the latest version of Adobe Flash Player (14.0.0.125) on my Mac OS X 10.9.3 (Mavericks). Every time I do so, it fails at 90% with the following error message. Error: ...
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Install Mavericks on Unsupported MacBook 4,1

I've spent the last 2 days trying to install Mavericks on my MacBook 4,1. It is from Early 2008. It is unsupported, but I would like to install Mavericks on it. Is there a workaround for bypassing the ...
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library not found for -lstdc++-static

I'm trying to build wxFormBuilder_v3.5.0-beta-source on Mac OS X 10.9.4 and yes I have XCode installed and have successfully built/installed C++ projects on this machine before. It comes with a shell ...
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I am trying to compile Varnish caching on my Mac OS X

When I do (as root): ./autogen.sh I get this error: + glibtoolize --copy --force ./autogen.sh: line 44: glibtoolize: command not found And then when I do this: ./configure ...
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Can't install apps from App Store on iPhone with iOS 7

I upgraded my iPhone 4 to iOS 7 last night but now I can't download apps using the App Store on my iPhone. It's still possible to get the apps using iTunes on my computer and syncing my phone, but ...
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How to install Scala on Mac OS X with MacPorts?

I'm trying to install Scala following the advice at the official website: sudo port install scala But this gives me: ---> Fetching archive for scala ---> Attempting to fetch ...
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how to install a java 1.6 jdk on my maverick mac

I have jsd 1.7 on my machine and I want to install 1.6 as well I couldn't find a way to do so. Anybody know?
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How to reinstall from an USB stick on a MacBook or iMac?

I made an OS X 10.6 USB stick and I used it to succesfully install OS X on several Mac, including a very old Mac Mini and a MacBook Pro. However I've got a problem: on my girlfriend's Mac it simply ...
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Can't see install disc for Linux Mint in VirtualBox

Trying to install Mint 17 Cinnamon via VirtualBox on my MBP OSX10.9.4, with 3 different discs (various makes) made on several machines (Win and Linux). I was able to deploy vm with CentOS 6.4 with a ...
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How to install whats app on jailbreak iPod touch

I want to install WhatsApp Messenger on my iPod touch which is already jailbroken. Can anyone please help me install it step-by-step?
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Is there an app to quickly download and install a list of non-App Store apps?

Now that the Mac App Store exists, if an app is available there I prefer to buy it there instead of on the developer's site. This has several advantages, but the one that I've been enjoying recently ...
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Is it possible to interrupt installation procedure at power on

My friend is bringing back a new Macbook Air from abroad to the UK for me. New rules have been put in place to power up electronic devices in hand luggage as part of new security measures ...
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how do I open .packproj files?

I can't seem to run an installer with this extension. googling I find no one else with the same problem, which makes me think this is something which should be handled natively, only apparently it ...
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Does any data go into SSD from bootable OS USB (besides OS itself)?

I made a bootable OS 10.6 in my external HD with Disc Utility's partition & restore functions (with the "source" (as OS disc) and "destination" method...) And I used that to do a clean OS install ...
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Reliable instruction on installing Ubuntu on Macbook Pro

There are some walk-through kind of instruction on installing Ubuntu on Macbook Pro (as dual boot OS along with Mac OS X), such as Lifehacker's post. But they are either too old that I worry if the ...
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How to install WhatsApp on iPad mini?

How can I install WhatsApp on iPad mini (cellular)? It's not jailbroken and I am using iOS 7 but I cant install WhatsApp on it.
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Installing OS X 10.7 on new HDD from DVD

I have a macbook A1181 model core2 duo3.1.3gb RAM. I lost my old HDD so I bought a new harddrive. Since I lost my old HDD I do not have the option to clone the old drive to the new drive. Mac OS X ...
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Install Latest OS X version with Internet Recovery

This is on a 2012 MacBook Air. I just used Disk Utility and erased the SSD, booted into Internet Recovery, connected to the network and let it do its thing. Its prompting me to install Lion. From ...
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erased macintosh HD and installing lion osx again

I erased my macintosh HD from disk utility with a journaled encrypted format and i wanted to install 10.7 lion osx so i left it to install and download over night cause it took like 16 hours and when ...
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Can't install zeroMQ on Mavericks

I am starting with zeroMQ but could get it to work. I installed zeroMQ from tarball using the following commands: $ ./autogen.sh $ ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/pkg-config-0.23 ...
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How to install boot camp without Windows cd? [closed]

I'm trying to install boot camp on my MacBook Pro, problem is I don't have a windows installation disk. Can someone please explain how to install bootcamp without the cd? Please!
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iTunes stuck on “installing” when installing .ipa files

I have downloaded an .ipa file (a free game). when I trying to install it form iTunes to my device, it is stuck on installing:
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What are all of the preferences files used by iTunes X and iTunes XI?

Excluding anything in the iTunes Library, what and where (or full relative path is fine) are all of externally called files including preference list files etc used by iTunes X 10.6.3? And by iTunes ...
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How to create pkg which installs files to /usr/local

I tried using Whitebox's Packages to create an installer for a LaunchDaemon. The daemon calls a shell script, which itself sources a configuration file. So what I would like is an installer which ...
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Should I use a package manager?

I want to keep keep track of which files belong to which application, so that when I uninstall an application, I can be sure all of its files are gone, including configuration files, dependencies it ...
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OS X Server Mavericks stuck on “Preparing Services”

I am trying to install OS X Server app version 3 on Mavericks system. I tried everything, including manually deleting all server app files and making clean install, but nothing works. Whenever I start ...
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Changes in installer in 10.9.3 (probably)

I have an old Sprint USB Cellular card that I hold onto because the account has (grandfathered) unlimited service. The software for the thing hasn't been updated since early 2011 - but despite ...
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A tricky Bootcamp/SSD problem

I have a 2009 unibody Macbook Pro 13". Last year I took out the optical drive, replaced it with the original hard drive and installed a 256GB SSD in its place. I then setup Win7 on a small (75GB) ...
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Enter user/pass dialog for acrobat app install: no text visible, can't type into text boxes / press buttons (pic)

Has anyone ever seen this? I wish I could describe it better, but I hoped the picture could do the talking. This is on a clients computer, running Mavericks, and as you can see trying to install ...
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Can't install Mountain Lion on a machine that has Mavericks installed, even on a separate disk/partition

I have upgraded my Mac mini 2012 to Mavericks, and everything is running quite well. However, it turns out that I need to also run Mountain Lion sometimes (a piece of hardware I need to use is not ...
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Can I simply install a fresh OS X without a thumb drive?

I've always installed a new OS X install via a thumb drive. However, at that time, I only had a single hard drive. Now, I have two hard drives, but the question is: Do I still need a thumb drive now? ...
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What is the best way to generate a Mavericks Install USB flash drive?

I could probably copy the contents from the package, but what is the best way to create an install Flash Drive for Mavericks? Of course ideally the drive should be bootable.
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Are OS X installs specific to a machine type?

When OS X is installed, does the installer: write only generic files (that will work on any machine supported by that OS), or customise the installation to a specific machine type in any way? (If ...
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Flash plugin installation error

On my system (MacBook Pro end 2011 2.2GHz i7 Quad, 8GB RAM) with Mavericks (10.9.3) the Flash 13 plugin is not installing (downloaded las time today). To better say, installation ends with an error ...
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Freeze on boot after installing Yosemite [closed]

Sorry for the writing style but I am typing from my smartphone now. My MacBook pro on Mavericks worked like a charm but crazy as I am I decided to install Yosemite without any backup as I am lacking ...
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OS X installer guidelines

At first, please forgive discussed rather question type. I need to build opensource software installer for OS X but I am not familiar with OS X conventions. Mentioned opensource software is complex ...
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Android SDK - Install Intel HAXM

I've just been looking at updating my SDK install for Android with the Intel Atom images and the x86 emulator using these instructions: I've gotten to step 3 but I have so far completely failed to ...
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Automate iOS build installation on devices

We have a large number of iOS applications which we would like to install on several devices. Is there a way to install the ipa files from a dropbox location?
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Can't install OS X, shows a message to restart Macbook, repeats

I have an installation disk for OS X but when I turn on the Macbook it shows the Apple icon, then goes to a screen of codes and an error message that tells me to restart my Macbook. Once I do, it then ...
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Why do I have to drag my new apps into the application folder?

I'm a new Mac user and I've been installing a few different apps for different things. A lot of these use .dmg files. Why exactly do they all expect me to drag the icon into the application folder? ...
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Move Microsoft Office 2008 to new hard drive

I am installing a new hard drive on my Macbook Pro. I have a legitimate copy of Microsoft Office 2008 installed on my computer, but I've long since lost the install disk and license information. ...
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Installing ruby to specific directory/usb

I am trying to install ruby to a specific directory, a USB stick, so I can move the usb back and forth without having to install ruby on each machine I get to (I need ruby 2.0+). How can I do this? I ...
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When I click on Install App, nothing happens

I am trying to install Mavericks on my 2009 Macbook Pro running OS 10.7.5. When I click on Install App in the App Store, Mavericks doesn't install. Either nothing happens, or a spinner briefly ...