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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Is there a taskmgr equivalent for Windows Phone? [migrated]

I am used to Windows' taskmgr and Android list if running app to check the state of running apps. But, I am desperate to see an integral equivalent in Windows Phone or an app to do such job. Is it ...
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Linux kernel working only on kernel mode [on hold]

Porting the Linux kernel to an architecture that has no execution modes (is always in kernel mode) and has no MMUs seems like a very unprotected system. Would it be possible to make Linux run in that ...
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Should I use 32 or 64 bit Windows? [on hold]

My Mother Board is Intel® 945G Express Chipset (Intel® 82945G Memory Controller) & Processor is Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80GHz, 2793 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s). I am using ...
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Will Upgrading to Windows 10 Wreck my Lenovo Helix? [on hold]

I really want to upgrade to Windows 10, but I don't know if it will destroy my Lenovo Helix 1st Generation. I have an i5-337U Processor @ 1.80 GHz with Windows 8.1 64-bit. It is a touch screen laptop. ...
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Which version of Zorion OS? [on hold]

First, Thanks for your earlier responses. :) Now, I have finally decided to go for Zorion OS on my old PC but I am too amazed by the number of different OSes present underneath the Zorion title. ...
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If I delete pre-installed Windows 8.1, is it lost forever?

There's this Asus X200MA with fixed 2GB RAM and pre-installed Windows 8.1 . 2GB RAM + Windows combination makes a sad computer and a frustrated user. So I want to install Elementary OS Freya on it. I ...
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Out of physical memory on notebook - Correct approach?

I have a Fedora 21 on my notebook and it sometimes runs out of memory. The notebook has 4GB of system RAM and the OS takes up only about 450MB of disk space. I am sure that the culprit is Chromium; ...
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Windows OS on external hard drive

Is it possible to install Windows OS to plug and play storage device such as external hard drives, HDD enclosures (with SATA hard drives), USB flashdrives[1] and the likes? What OS's? And if it's ...
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Dual boot - Windows 7 and 10 - On separate drives. Are BIOS or EasyBCD the only options?

I have a desktop Windows PC with two drives. One has a complete Windows 7 installation and the second is now fully upgraded to Windows 10. I want to see a menu choice of operating systems on boot up. ...
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Installation of Windows XP SP2 using a bootable USB on a tablet

I bought an second hand tablet. Fortunately the drivers are still available but only for Windows XP SP2. I have to install Windows XP SP2 in it but I don't have a CD-ROM so I need to make my USB ...
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How to connect removable disk to an infected PC

What precautions should I take before connecting a removable storage device (like pendrives, External HDD, Memory cards) to an infected PC to avoid spreding infection to the removable disk? There ...
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I want to run OSX from my second hard drive on a Non-Mac [closed]

So I've heard of machines like Hackintoshes, but I don't want to build a whole separate system just to do a few things in OSX. Is it possible to just install OSX on my second hard drive and dual boot ...
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Pagefile.sys files on Windows

I was going through my computer to understand what's taking up space. I stumbled upon this file as one of them. A little checks led me to understand that it's a system file where Windows stores docile ...
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what to put on HDD and SSD? [duplicate]

I'm building a new computer with a 1 terabyte HDD and a 256 gigabyte SSD. i want to put my OS on my SSD I mainly play steam games and I was wondering if I should put the games on the SSD or the ...
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Will MessageboxDefaultReply stop critical windows error messages appearing?

Developing a Windows Embedded Standard 7 kiosk machine with a locked down custom shell. I would like to stop messageboxes appearing. I would like to use MessageboxDefaultReply, however I would like ...
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BSOD: Error code:0x0000007B

Recently I received a "Blue Screen of Death".The error message I recieved was "A problem was detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.Error code:0x0000007B" Steps ...
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How to stretch a guest OS on VMware?

I'm running several OSes on VMware. I want to stretch them so I can run them on full screen, but they appear only in the middle. Only one is working and fitting the whole screen. What is the problem? ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation USB not recognized when boot from UEFI

My HDD is GPT disk. I installed Windows 8.2 before, now I make an Ubuntu installation USB by Universal USB Installer, in BIOS boot menu (I set is to UEFI boot before), I can't see my Boot USB in UEFI ...
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Can't install Windows 8.1 due to driver error during Windows setup

I just built my first PC, and I'm having trouble installing Windows. I wanted to install Windows 8.1, but I ended up installing Ubuntu because I could not manage to install Windows 8.1 due to an ...
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recovery disc 2 not detected, recovery not progressing from 51%

I made system recovery disc,using dell back up and recovery.It requires 2 disc. Now i want to recover,during recovery after completing 1st disc with 51%,computer asks to insert disc 2.I inserted it ...
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Windows 10: Error accessing certain settings

I've just completed a clean install of Windows 10 Pro on my Thinkpad W520 (4270cto) and I've noticed a strange error that occurs when attempting to adjust certain system settings. For example, if I ...
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Is it possible to change the Windows System Language without complete reinstall? [duplicate]

I am not speaking of the display language (installing an MUI-package). I am talking about changing the language of the whole OS (the language you choose when you install Windows). Is this in any way ...
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How to Fix Virtual Floppy Drive Windows 7 64bit

I am following the OSDev tutorial over at brokenthorn, and a part of it is creating a virtual floppy drive using vfdwin.exe. I downloaded it from the sourceforge page, and while there is another ...
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How to delete selected System Restore Point in Windows

I have occupied 25 gb space of c drive for system resore point. and system automatically created 5 restore point and delete privous resore points. but i want to keep very 1st resore point and last 4 i ...
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Why does sound say it's working but isn't in windows 7 bootcamp?

I recently installed windows 7 home premium in bootcamp on os x Yosemite. The sound driver is working and everything. The sound appears to be working. I don't hear anything though. I have the volume ...
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65536 +1 Connection on a system

There are 65536 ports for every system in the network, and every connection or Send/Receive will use one of those. My question is: what happens if we have 65536+1 connections?! I know that it ...
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Installing dual boot operating system

I want to install Microsoft windows server 2012 within windows 7 and then my pc will be dual boot operating system. What the process of it?
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Why is System32 still called System32 on a 64 bit Windows OS? [duplicate]

I've wondered this for a while. I personally think that System32 would make sense to be the 32 bit Windows OS. But when you have a 64 bit Windows OS, the file system is still called System32. Can ...
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Trouble booting OS

I've two hard disks, one contains XP, the other contains Windows 7. By default, 7 used to boot up, but, now XP is booting up. Even boot options doesn't show Windows 7. How to get back Windows 7 now?
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Can I install Linux on a computer that has Windows 7

After installing Windows 7 on my computer that had Linux,Windows 7 erased everything that was part of Linux,including some games that I like. I doubt there is a way to recover those files. But,is ...
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How Does an Operating System send Sound to its Speakers? [closed]

I'm doing a task for an assignment and have come across this question which I have found the internet has not answered for me(so far that I can find). I thought I might ask it. The answer does not ...
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Is the need for a text editor in an OS for humans or the system? [closed]

From Wikipedia: Text editors are provided with operating systems and software development packages, and can be used to change configuration files, documentation files and programming language ...
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Why is the system partition C:\? [duplicate]

How come that the system partition is C:\ and not A:\ or B:\? I know A:\ was used for floppy drives, but why not use B:\ then? And why was floppy drives used as A:\ as if it was more important than ...
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Batch file to change system date on start up?

Cmos battery dead with wrong time/date cant fix it at the moment In the time being I want a batch file to change the system date and time to current as a start up task But if the date/time is wrong ...
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Windows embedded standard 7: Why won't keyboard filter appear in group policy? and can I add keyboard filter to OS without reinstalling WES7

I have an operating system image already created, all the features installed. For some reason keyboard filter does not appear in group policy editor, after I did add it to the distribution share and ...
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How to increase brightness of laptop screen above maximum in BIOS or Linux/Windows?

Is it possible to increase the brightness of laptop screen above what's possible in BIOS and Ubuntu Linux/Windows ? I have an old laptop (Lenovo-X200s) and the maximum brightness is rather dark. I ...
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How many operating systems are allowed to install a single computer? [duplicate]

I have already install windows 7 and ubuntu in my pc, but now I want to install windows server 2012 in same computer. Is it possible?
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Windows 8.1 after migration to SSD looks for components on the wrong drive

weird situation: after I have migrated my Win 8.1 OS to new SSD I can't run certain operations as for example "Create Recovery Drive". Every time I try to start that I get error message "Windows ...
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Can I activate a different version of Windows using an OEM key?

I wanted to reinstall Windows on my laptop, which came with Windows 8.1 Pro. I accidentally reinstalled it using a non-Pro install medium. Now Windows won't activate with the key from my initial ...
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IE 11 Operating System is not Supported

Am trying to install IE 11 in windows 7 professional 32 bit OS but it showing error. please find the attachment you get know..please help me out this issue... Error Like, "operating system is not ...
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Why an OS has same name on different achitectures?

What is the similarity in running a same OS (like Linux) on different architectures? I mean, we cannot run Linux x86 apps on Linux ARM. And even the OS itself is constructed differently for different ...
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Is there a way to install Arch Linux on a separate drive via Windows?

I want to install Arch Linux on a new SSD I've bought however I don't have any discs or external drives to install it from. Is it possible to install Arch Linux via Windows 7 which is running on a ...
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Advantages and disadvantages of turning off secure boot when installing an OS [closed]

So I've read Debian testing (codename 'stretch') supports secure boot, but what about Debian 8 (codename 'jessie')? Besides, do you normally turn secureboot off when installing your OS? Can you list ...
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Remove one of multiple Operating System

I have two operating systems, ubuntu and backtrack 5. I no longer need BT5. How do I remove/uninstall BT5 without losing any data of Ubuntu ? Edit 1: After I delete the BT5 partition how do I extend ...
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Recover lost Ubuntu Partition

I lost 60GB of my hard disk partition during a failed Ubuntu installation. It is now invisible while using Windows 8.1. How can I recover it? Please help.
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PXE install update status

I'm currently working on an install system for my servers. Everything works fine except the fact that I want to update a state in database proportionally of the install's state like "Reboot on PXE", ...
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Multiple interaction controls on a single computer

I wonder if there is a way to interact with a single computer using two interaction controls.For example,two people must be able to interact with two different application simultaneously on the same ...
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How do I set the time on my Ubuntu

I run my ubuntu on a virtual machine and the time does not update. How can I set up my machine so that everytime I turn it on the time will be correct? Ubuntu 12.04 running on a VMware VM with a W7 ...
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Find NetBIOS/WINS name of a IP

How can I find the NetBIOS/WINS name of a PC in my LAN In suma: I have the IP of a machine in my LAN I want to get the name of the machine (if it has one)
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Windows NT after Windows 9x

Windows NT 4.0 was the last "NT"-labeled operating system, but the NT naming convention is still used - 5.0, 6.0, 10.0, etc. Mike Meyers says Windows 2000 was the first step toward changing this ...