The layer between your hardware and software. It manages disk input/output, memory allocation, graphic acceleration, hosting device drivers and various other resources.

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Some Custom Registry Setting is not persisting after running sysprep in window 7

I have installed Microsoft Security Essential on Window 7 and sysprep to create master Image. Issue: After Applying the Window 7 Image, Again system is asking to install Microsoft Security Essential ...
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Safe to convert OS in .uif to .iso?

I'm being sent Windows 7 in a .uif format. Is it okay to convert it to .iso so it can be installed from a USB? If so, what is the best way to do that?
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Windows 8.1 Boot files on SSD and Program files on HDD

This query might have been asked numerous times but still I am not able to get the correct and proper guidelines answer for this issue/query. What I want to know and configure is the following. With ...
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How does the OS a computer is designed for impact it?

Often you see a computer with a sticker on it saying "Designed for Windows 8" or "Compatible with Windows Vista". How does this actually impact the computer's hardware itself though?
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Process states in operating systems

What are the states the process will go through(without having threads) , when A program reads in integers from two files, calculate the intersection of set, in a O(N^2) algorithm, of the data in the ...
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View computer program/Internet connection history

How do I view the history of all programs/Internet connections run/created on Windows 7 64bit? I have a server, and I need to view client logs to find out averages on my server
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Can I install 2 operating systems on 2 different hard drives?

I have 2 SATA hard drives that I want to use in my system. One has Windows 8, and the other I want to install Linux. Can I install Linux on the second drive without disturbing my Windows 8 ...
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When you copy a file , where is it stored?

When you right click and copy a file before pasting , is the file duplicated and stored in some temporary place before it gets transferred to main memory for storage , what actually happens beneath ...
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Backup computers boot information/files under Linux

Basically the same question as the unanswered one of How to backup the boot information of a PC's Hard Disk?, but from a different angle because that one was seeking Windows based solution ...
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Why isn't there a developers version of Windows [closed]

Strip out all the unneeded multimedia stuff and a barebones dev version I thought that would be a possibility?
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(32 Bit Win7) on x86 vs x64

I know we can install 32 bit Windows on an x64 machine. However, is there any difference between a machine running 32 bit Win7 on an x86 processor vs a machine running 32 bit Win7 on an x64 ...
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Difference between “hardware volume” and “software volume” on a computer?

I have looked into this and see that the volume of the speakers can be adjusted various ways. Assuming you agree that a CRT TV is also a "computer" somewhat (it has a microprocessor), specifically ...
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execute Shortcut on terminal mac os x

I have an application on another mac as mine, the software is still open, there are keyboard shortcuts that allow to perform tasks, I would like to execute shortcuts via the terminal from my mac.
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Where are Page tables stored

My question is "where are the page tables stored: in physical memory (RAM) or as some data structure in User space". PS: What I have understood so far: A process memory layout has few segments ( ...
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Reclaiming an old school Chromebook

In the middle school I go to, we use chromebooks. They are "managed", so we cannot change or do anything to the laptop we are not allowed to do. One of my friends recently left the school. Since he ...
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Loading in a new drive

I have a standard 1TB HDD in my computer right now that everything (including the Windows OS) is on. I want to purchase a SSD, install Windows on there and make that my primary drive. However, I want ...
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Can we get unique operating system identifier. If yes then how?

For some kind of licensing purpose, I need unique information's of the system (software + hardware). But here I specifically want to know if there exists a Unique ID of every installed OS (eg. OSID) ? ...
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Dual boot windows ubuntu

I want to install dual OS on my system. I never done this and have some queries. I have a 500GB hard disk I want 3 partitions. for Windows OS (100GB) for Ubuntu (100GB) extra partition which is ...
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In Tails, how long should it take to wipe 16gb system memory at shutdown?

I see this message - You can now remove the boot DVD or USB stick. The system memory is goin gto be wiped in a few seconds... Display might be corrupted during this operation. If the system ...
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Can I take this pre-existing unallocated partition and add it to my Linux OS (L:) logical drive?

I am trying to increase the size of the Linux OS partition to include a minimum of 30 GB possibly 35 GB, but I can shrink my main 1 any further or anything, would you be willing to help?
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Installing Linux on OS-less laptop: headache?

Clearly I will do my homework when it comes to installing an OS (I've never done this) but I was just looking for a heads up on whether this has the potential to be a headache with regards to things ...
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Does SSD drive really speed up overall performance of computer?

Mostly when I talk to other people or check other discussions on forums, people insist that SSD ( Solid State Drive ) boosts overall computer performance big time. I however cannot fully understand ...
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Operating system that does nothing but display an image? [closed]

I am looking for an operating system or some other sort of solution that will allow the computer to do nothing but display a static image indefinitely. This going to be used on a monitor that is going ...
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Kali install freezes trying to find network drivers

Kali install freezes trying to find network drivers, so I can't install the OS in any way. I've already tried booting from DVD and USB, with two different versions.
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USB booting not working

I want to install windows 8 using pen drive but it does not detect pen drive which i have make it bootable. I have sony vaio VPCEB34EN laptop. It boots from DVD writer but not from USB pen drive at ...
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SIGCONT definition, continue or restart?

According to the definition from wikipedia SIGCONT The SIGCONT signal instructs the operating system to **continue** (**restart**) a process previously paused by the SIGSTOP or SIGTSTP signal. One ...
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Does the file browser in Chrome OS send data across the network?

Chrome OS does allow syncing with Google Drive, which obviously does send data through the network, but what about the local file system?
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what is the use of bootnxt file in windows 8 installation disc

while exploring the installation media of windows operating system i could see the following list of files : Boot mgr - the boot sector loads the Windows Boot Manager (hidden system file BOOTMGR in ...
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Where do operating system file reside during installation?

Whenever I install a operating system through dvd/usb drive the operating system loads the installer, extracts the files & makes the required installation. Where does the operating system files ...
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Is it possible to run NetBeans installed in Windows to run on Ubuntu

My system was running on windows 8. Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 13.10 to my system without removing windows. Due to some problems now I can't boot Windows. But Ubuntu is working fine. I was doing a ...
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How to change default 'Save As' path while using “attrib +r”?

I have used following command to restrict edits to a file: attrib +r C:\temp\attributes.txt Whenever I try to edit and save them, I am prompted with 'Save As' dialog which has 'C:\temp' as default ...
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Why was overlaying suppose to be done by the programmer?

I was reading about OS memory organization, and the first entry in the Virtual Memory(VM) chapter refers to overlaying and how when it was used at a large scale (up to the 60s) the process memory ...
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What does the below sentence mean? [closed]

Windows CE is a distinct operating system and kernel, rather than a trimmed-down version of desktop Windows. — Wikipedia's Windows CE entry. The cited source for that sentence in Wikipedia is a ...
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Multiple Independent level of security vs Multi-level security

I am looking for a way to isolate two different networks from each other. Suppose we have 2 different network (public and private). I am looking for a way to connect to these two network via single ...
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Partitioning a hard drive

Is there a way to split a hard drive into more than 4 primary partitions? I am installing multiple OSs, and it would make life a lot easier if there was a way to do this. My hard drive is 1TB.
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Linux distribution detection with Nmap

When I run Nmap with OS detection it delivers the kernel version of the Linux host instead of the name of the Distribution. Nessus does Os detection based on banners ...
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How is system call executed [closed]

From the point of view of application programmer the system call is just invocation of a procedure from wrapper library. As I don't have good knowledge of assembly I was wondering how it is done on ...
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Why cant you install operating system onto RAM [duplicate]

Why cant you install an operating system onto RAM ?? I know RAM is temporary memory and this memory will be lost when the power is switched off so cant the computer like save the state of the ...
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One machine on network wont load our website

There is one machine on my network that can not access one of our websites! Chrome just idles for a while then says "Oops can't connect", similar behavior is observed in other browsers too. Nslookup ...
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Delete all login.keychain files

Does anyone know a way to script the deletion all login.keychain files from all user directories on Mac OS X? This is a lab environment bound to AD, and when a user changes their password, without ...
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Spec for spec speed differences between specific and generic hardware setups

John Carmack tweeted: For the same given paper spec, a console will deliver twice the perf of a PC, and a PC will deliver twice the perf of a mobile part. Normally this is the sort of claim I ...
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Compiling OS from source

I downloaded the Python OS source code (the compiled ISO torrent didn't work) and I got a bunch of folders with makefiles and things in them. I'm trying to figure out a way to run this preferably on a ...
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what OS to use when it comes to iTunes usage on virtual machines?

I'm interested in building a machine to VM iTunes to data wipe iPhones as part of recycling process. Now I was wondering which OS (mac/windows) would have iTunes run as it best performance wise? Also ...
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Load an remote Operating System to the local machine to work like local operating system

Could anyone of you suggest some method(idea) for loading an OS from a remote server to the local machine hard disk. Please see the scenario here, for more clarification. Imagine one guy has his own ...
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What's the best way to set up a fresh OS install?

My computer is deathly slow so I'm reinstalling Windows 7. However, I'd like to know the best way to set up the file system. Previously, I just installed it and used it. I was told by a friend that I ...
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An operating system wasn't found

When I boot my computer, it boots fine. When I restart it though, I get the following error: An operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an operating system. ...
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My computer creates a hidden file with a .file extension for every song or image file and the file seems to be hidden.

I came to know that my computer is creating a hidden file automatically. Having a .file extension for every image or song file. I Don't know why, Can anyone fix this problem? Thanks.
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What *exactly* happens when I insert my USB into a computer? [closed]

What exactly happens when I insert my USB into a computer?
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Windows 7 will start from the first installation settings in every startup

I will install windows 7 with all programs and updates and profile settings. But later in every restart I want to make windows start with the first clean installation. Because my mom and dad will use ...
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Is having more CPU cores a better thing for running a web server?

I was reading about how User threads are mapped to kernel threads on Wikipedia. From this article I understand that FreeBSD uses the 1:1 (Kernel-level threading). So each User thread created by the ...