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PC-BSD can be installed from the installation media directly onto a hard drive or it can be installed into a 'virtual computer' using virtualization software such as [http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere-hypervisor/ VmWare Hypervisor] or [http://www.virtualbox.org/ Virtualbox]. You can also try PC-BSD without installing it by selecting the Live option when you boot the DVD.  
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PC-BSD can be installed from the installation media directly onto a hard drive or into a virtual machine using virtualization software such as [http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere-hypervisor/ VmWare Hypervisor] or [http://www.virtualbox.org/ Virtualbox]. You can also try PC-BSD without installing it by selecting [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/PC-BSD_Live_Mode Live Mode] when you boot the installation media.  
  
The PC-BSD installer has made installing a Unix-like operating system as easy as installing Microsoft Windows. When installing PC-BSD you don’t need to use the command line or text-based installers, neither do you have to manually edit configuration files.
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The PC-BSD installer has made installing PC-BSD as easy as installing Microsoft Windows. The installation of PC-BSD is a fast, easy and straight-forward process. The graphical installer will take you step-by-step through the whole process by asking a few simple questions. Within a short period of time, your PC-BSD system will be installed, configured, and ready to use. This section of the Handbook will walk you through a default install which will be suitable for most users. Users who wish to go beyond a default installation will also want to read the [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Advanced_Installation_Topics Advanced Installation Topics] section.
 
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The installation of PC-BSD is a fast, easy and straight-forward process with a pretty looking Installer. An easy-to-use wizard will take you step-by-step through the whole process by asking a few simple questions and after a few minutes you will have your system up and running. Though the installation process has been made as short and as easy as possible, there are still some advanced options available for power users.
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This section covers the following topics:
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* [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Starting_the_PC-BSD_Installation Starting the PC-BSD Installation]
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* [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Upgrading_PC-BSD Upgrading PC-BSD]
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* [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Restoring_PC-BSD_from_Backup Restoring PC-BSD from Backup]
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* [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Use_PC-BSD_Installer_to_Install_FreeBSD Use PC-BSD Installer to Install FreeBSD]
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* [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Disk_Encryption Disk Encryption]
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* [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Install_PC-BSD_Over_a_Network Install PC-BSD Over a Network]
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* [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Using_a_Custom_Partition_Layout Using a Custom Partition Layout]
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* [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/FreeBSD_Boot_Manager FreeBSD Boot Manager]
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* [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/GAG,_The_Graphical_Boot_Manager GAG, The Graphical Boot Manager]
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* [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Grub Grub]
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* [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Dual_Boot_with_Windows_Using_EasyBCD Dual Boot with Windows Using EasyBCD]
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* [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Recovering_Windows_Boot_loader_after_installing_PC-BSD Recovering Windows Boot loader after installing PC-BSD]
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* [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Display_Settings Display Settings]
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* [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Installing_True_Type_Fonts Installing True Type Fonts]
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* [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Java_and_Flash Java and Flash]
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* [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Multimedia_Codecs Multimedia Codecs]
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* [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Installation_Troubleshooting Installation Troubleshooting]  
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* [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Creating_an_Automated_Installation_with_pc-sysinstall Creating an Automated Installation with pc-sysinstall]
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PC-BSD can be installed from the installation media directly onto a hard drive or into a virtual machine using virtualization software such as VmWare Hypervisor or Virtualbox. You can also try PC-BSD without installing it by selecting Live Mode when you boot the installation media.

The PC-BSD installer has made installing PC-BSD as easy as installing Microsoft Windows. The installation of PC-BSD is a fast, easy and straight-forward process. The graphical installer will take you step-by-step through the whole process by asking a few simple questions. Within a short period of time, your PC-BSD system will be installed, configured, and ready to use. This section of the Handbook will walk you through a default install which will be suitable for most users. Users who wish to go beyond a default installation will also want to read the Advanced Installation Topics section.