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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How to install osx or windows on my iphone 6? [on hold]

My pc is slow. Can I install Windows or OSX on my iPhone 6 so that I can use it as a computer and use its resources including cpu, disk space etc,,, and use the screen and mouse of my laptop?
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I have a custom built PC, how do I know which operating system I should use? [on hold]

Here is my PC specs: http://puu.sh/eZsKZ/050d8ac7d3.png Hopefully by looking at the image and seeing my specs, you can tell me which OS would be best to use
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After formatting External Harddrive, Why do hidden OS folders $RECYCLE.BIN, System Volume Information get created

My antivirus ESET Nod 32 was flagging up a virus found in my C:/$Recycle.bin folder, after reinstalling fresh OS I decided to store some things on an external Harddrive and dumped to another PC. My ...
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Why can't I install any OS on samsung

I have laptop call it SAMSUNG OS: WINDOWS 8.1 UNILINGUE 6 BITS (6.3 VERSION 9600) Model: 300E5E/300E4E/300E5V/300E4V BIOS: P02RBE i'm trying to install any OS on it but no luck even i use usb ...
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where to get a fully updated iso for windows 8.1 pro [on hold]

I have Key for windows 8.1 pro, I want an updated ISO so that when I need to install from scratch It wont take days to install all those updates every time. Where can I get an ISO that is up to date ...
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Can't boot to the original windows 8.1

After purchasing an SSD, I decided to install Windows 8.1 on it. I originally had Windows 8.1 on my Western Digital Hard drive. But now, I cannot boot to it and there is no option to select an ...
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Not showing bootmenu

I had both Ubuntu 12.04 and windows 7 on my Hp desktop and it was working properly.Now the problem is when I tried to boot the system it is not going to the boot menu instead it continuously blinks ...
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windows 8 boot error

Hi I am using Sony Vaio laptop with windows 8 OS, when I power on my laptop blue screen appears and it says your PC needs to be repaired, a required device not connected or cannot be accessed Error ...
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What factors can affect a disk's seek time?

sorry for the beginner question. I am learning about how fast a disk can do its process (read/write) and move between tracks. One if the factor related to this is disk's seek time. I am curious, in ...
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How does a driver actually communicate with an hardware device? [closed]

I already know what a driver is and in the answers of this old question What is a driver, and how does it work? you can find some simple and high level definitions of what a driver is. My question is ...
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Win 8 corrupted system files are not being fixed [closed]

Why is DISM restore health command saying files are fixed. I rerun SFC scannow and they are still corrupted. How do I fix? HP I7 Laptop 8GB 2TB HDD Optimus graphics Win 8.1
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Operating system for smartphone, tablet to use for programming [closed]

I wonder if there is any OS for ARM architecture, which is friendly for programming. Big tablets or smartphones are very convenient for typing and I would love to use this opportunity for programming ...
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Is it possible to run 2 OS at the same time with full DirectX/OpenGL Support?

To clarify, i'm not looking for a virtualization program that restricts the hardware and software such as DirectX, i want to run 2 OS sharing the same hardware while not being restricted by any ...
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How does sleep system call works?

An application may ask the OS to pause their process for 0.5 seconds, but how does that work? The CPU doesn't simply stop running for that 0.5 second as other programs work well simultaneously, so ...
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Sublime Shortcuts at OS level

I love Sublime text as many other people do. I love its shortcuts. But whenever I'm editing text somewhere else, I keep on wanting to do Ctrl+L to select the whole line, Ctrl+Shift+Down Arrow to ...
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Install windows 98 on my PC [closed]

I want to install windows 98 on my PC. But it says that windows 98 is supported by the system. Here are the specifications of the PC Processor - Core 2 Quad 6600 Mother Board Chip set - G 41 Ram - 4 ...
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Two CPUs as a Single System

I don't know whether this is a foolish question or not. I have Googled a little and posting this one. Is there a way to make two separate dual core systems to run as a single quad core system under a ...
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Windows 7 back up DVD's

I have a laptop running on windows 7 home basic. It got infected with viruses and i'd like to re-install windows 7. When i bought this laptop 4 years ago,i did not know much about computers and I made ...
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How to query if a wlan interface is in monitor mode?

I am trying to write a shell script to query whether a wireless interface is in monitor mode or not. I was thinking about querying a file in the linux(debian) by doing a cat /proc/.. file system to ...
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How does a operating system pick up data from different file systems

I'm trying to understand this. Let's say Windows for example. It uses NTFS. If one attached a USB stick to their computer, this file system would most likely be FAT32. Or if we were connected to a ...
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Can a single OS installation on a SSD be shared between a desktop & a laptop?

Recently purchased a SSD and was wondering if there was an Operating System that allowed you to swap between 2 different machines (multiple hardware profiles? in this case my laptop / desktop) ...
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What is OS-level block?

From this question on StackOverflow: …an OS can still chain multiple blocks/sector into a single logical OS-level block to reduce space. E.g. "every 3 real blocks/sectors on the drive will be ...
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my computer only display folder missing option?

My computer does not start . it just display this screen only . what can i do ?
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Enumerating and connecting to named pipes

In windows Named pipes are available for IPC (interprocess communication) and are used both locally and remotely, Access to the remote named pipe contained in IPC$ share is done via SMB protocol,How ...
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Can I uninstall Windows 8.1 from my current computer and put it onto a new motherboard? [duplicate]

I recently started looking into parts to build a new PC from scratch and was wondering about the operating system. I bought a full version of Windows 8.1 and installed it onto my current computer ...
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Unable to install GNOME (BackTrack5) onto IBM ThinkPad R40

I recently acquired 3 IBM ThinkPad Laptops - An A31, R40, and T42p. The A31 I was able to successfully install GNOME or BackTrack5 onto via a GNOME.iso burned onto a disk with AstroBurn. The A31 now ...
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Are I/O operations faster on the beginning of a hard disk drive than on its end?

I saw that I/O operations are faster on the beginning of a hard disk drive than on its end. Is that true and if so, why?
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The system was running slow and reboot was useless

My system was running slow, I checked the system with top, vmstat, iostat, strace and so on, but I could not find the issue. So I reboot the system but it was useless. Then I shutdown the server, and ...
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Videocard only working in safe mode

I am writing from safe-mode, because for some reason it does work in safe-mode (windows 7) though either black screens, or bluescreens on my normal windows mode, but I am extra sure, that the hardware ...
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Windows 8: Drive partition is missing

wanted to run 2 operating systems on the same laptop so downloaded manjaro ( I have windows 8). When i opened 'Gparted' (after booting manjaro) in order to partition my disk i got the message ...
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An operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an operating system

I upgraded a laptop to windows 8 and then started to factory reset windows 8 and left it over night! When i check in the morning it said that reset wasn't complete and it restarted the computer and ...
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Calculating average working set size

Say I want to calculate the average working set size (WSS) of this reference page string considering that the window size, delta = 3 : 1 2 310 (1 3)5 2 3 (2 4 1)10 5 5 1 1 1 2 2 5 (5 2)5 1 2 I ...
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how to check list of application running in core in windows 7

I need to know list of application (.exe) running on single core (cpu) in windows for e.g cmd.exe (application) is running on 2th core
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Graphical Performance Drastically Receded after the latest re-installation of my windows , why?

Due to virus issue and some hardware/driver issues, I re-install my Windows 7 quite often. My GPU is an AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series and it supported most of the games released up until 2014. ...
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Blue Screen STOP: 0x0000007B

I am getting blue screen like this: What i actually did is I marked my system partition as active, when restarted, I had message "BOOTMGR is missing Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart" I inserted Windows ...
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Bios not recognizing USB in EFI mode

I got a brand new Laptop with pre installed windows OS i wanted to do a clean install Okay so this is what i did i created a bootable USB of windows 8.1 Pro. Then i booted my laptop which was by ...
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Is it possible to determine what operating system an email was sent from? [closed]

Is it possible to determine what OS an email was sent from? I'm hoping it would be more probable if it is sent from an email client? I don't need specific details on the OS, just whether it is Mac, ...
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OS on Flash drive: noticeable performance penalty if used as (linux-based) htpc?

My question is whether there is any noticeable difference in performance, given my use case, for installing a (linux-based) OS on a flash drive rather than on a SSD. I plan to turn my fanless HTPC ...
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Stuck at “Loading Windows” or any other operating system

A computer I'm trying to fix gets stuck whenever I try to load an operating system from hard disk or cd-rom. Originally the system didn't send out a video signal, so I figured the motherboard was ...
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Computer not reading OS-disks

My computer is a mess and I want to reformat it (it's a win 7 installation). I have a dvd that I know has a working copy of windows (I can open the setup on another computer). However, in the computer ...
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Let me enter my password as soon as possible

My computer, a pretty powerful MSI laptop running Windows 7, takes some time to boot. And I'be okay with that, if I could go away and make some coffee or something else while it's booting, but the ...
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Is there any way to know the size of L1, L2, L3 cache and RAM in ubuntu?

Is there any way to know the size of L1, L2, L3 cache and RAM in ubuntu? Any terminal command or files I could look into?
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how to disable Internet Explorer 10 Password Eye using windows 7 [duplicate]

The instructions for Windows 8 does not work for Windows 7. How do I remove the Password Eye from Windows 7. Thank you.
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how do I check, how many times printing command is run on my windows

I have to check for a specific time range, how many times the printing command is executed on my PC/Windows…. Is Operating system make any log of printing commands...? If yes How and where i found ...
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What happens on the OS when the user changes the date/time? [closed]

I'm just curious about a question: let's say we have a folder containing some very important files (could be the System32 directory). We know that the filesystem stores some information about their ...
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OS Installation on SSD and storage on HDD

I have an Dell 15z 5523 laptop with 32GB SSD and 500 GB HDD. I want to boot my OS from the SSD but use the HDD for storage , i.e. Programs Files, Users etc. How should I do it?
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Clone HDD to USB to SSD?

I bought a new computer (ASUS G551JM) with a hard disk drive (1TB 7200 RPM), but I want to transfer the OS (and everything else) onto my Samsung EVO 840 (500GB). However, when I purchased the SSD from ...
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Can't wake up from standby(S3)

I'm a beginner of BIOS engineer. My laptop can't wake up from standby(s3). Someone tells me it's a SSD problem and BIOS issue.(laptop using M.2 SSD (Achie)) Because it's working fine in some BIOS with ...
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How to revert a Lenovo notebook to factory settings?

Given a Lenovo notebook where the hard drive has been formated completely. How can I get it back to factory settings? Can I get the Lenovo bloatware version of Windows 8 anywhere?
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How does windows know which program has the lock on a particular file while trying to copy it?

I was just wondering about how older versions of Windows didn't tell you exactly which programs were using a particular file so that you cannot move them. But the newer versions tend to tell you that ...