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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Redirecting or routing all traffic to OpenVPN on a Mac OS X client

I have configured an OpenVPN (2.2.1) server on an Ubuntu virtual machine in the Amazon elastic compute cloud. The server is up and running. I have installed OpenVPN (2.2.1) on a Mac OS X (10.8.2) ...
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Use windows 10 instead of windows server to host services

I need to host a website and 3 windows services. I am placing that computer into a building that has fiber optic (internet speed is 1000 Mbps download and 200 Mbps upload!). Anyways is it bad if I use ...
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After restart file ETC/HOSTS Change Automatically Windows 10 [duplicate]

Please Help Me I edited Hosts file on windows 10 like this : 172.28.201.126 bi.bpjsketenagakerjaan.go.id 172.28.201.97 bpu-online.bpjsketenagakerjaan.go.id 222.124.14.129 mail.bpjsketenagakerjaan....
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Upgrade to W10 with official W7 key but non official W8.1 installed

Current situation: PC has an OEM key from Asus for an W7 home edition. PC at this moment is running W8.1 pro not licensed. Goal: Update the PC to W10 without losing any information. That also ...
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Acer 4736z Laptop fails to load any OS, only windows safe mode working

I have been trying to figure out the actual cause of the sudden shutdown of my laptop at the time of OS load or at startup. This is happening from past several days intermittently however, was able to ...
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Run two operating systems on the same computer at the same time (no hosting)

I know that two operating systems can share the same computer through hosting. For example, WINE can host Windows, or vice versa, Virtual Box can host a Linux system on a Windows box, but in both ...
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How to make recovery USB for MAC OS X with Windows?

I recently bought Mac Mini with Mac OS X. I switched it on and noticed a few recommended updates. I installed them all. And here is the problem. My Mac is switching on properly. After switching ...
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Can MacOS be run on a PC? [duplicate]

In order to fully clarify my question, here's what I intend. I have a notebook running Windows 10 on an Intel Core 2 Duo and 3 GB of RAM. I intend to run MacOS (the apple operating system) on this ...
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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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I have windows 7 os installed in virtual box .I want to install software in this os .How to do that?

I have windows 7 os installed in virtual box .I want to install software in this os .How to do that? how to locate setup file in drive .
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Installing AucTeX 1.86 over Emacs.app in OS X

I am trying to install AucTeX 1.86 over an Emacs binary (version 24.0.50) from emacsformacosx.com. On first attempt ./configure outputs: configure: error: Cannot find the texmf directory! ...
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How to completely wipe computer including OS

Is there a way to completely nuke everything on a computer, including all OSs? I've been trying to fix a computer but I think at this point its time to cut my losses and reinstall.
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Different dpi per monitor windows 7?

I have Lenovo thinkpad 15.6″ display with resolution: 1920x1080 and an extended display: ThinkVision: 19″ display with resolution: 1440x900. I need to set different dpi for both the monitors. Is this ...
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Cannot install Kali linux

I am trying to install Kali Linux. My laptop is 64-bit. I am trying to use bootable USB drive. It is giving me this error saying "An installation step failed, You can run the failing item again from ...
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Completely reflashing galaxy tab 3?

How to completely erase (no more partitions) and reinstall android on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3? The digitizer went out about a month after I changed. I unplugged the new digitizer and plugged it back ...
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I cant install OS on new DELL laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to setup Windows XP on Dell Latitude E6400? I have a brand new DELL lap top and it says that there is not OS installed on it, so I though I am going to try to install ...
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High Disk Usage on Windows 10

I have a Dell Inspiron Core i5 with 4 GB RAM and 500 GB hard disk. After upgrading to windows 10 from 8.1, I am constantly facing a high disk usage problem which is causing my machine to run a ot ...
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Nmap OS database missing fingerprints

I have discovered that the Nmap OS database has some fingerprints missing for OS versions. For example, Apple iOS versions 7.1.2 and 9.3.2 are missing. Basically my question is to do with the reason ...
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Why doesn't a SSD improve the speed of running applications compared to a HDD?

In articles/forums about pc gaming I always see people saying how Solid State Drives only make games load faster at startup (of the applciation) than they would with a Hard Disk Drive, and that an SSD ...
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How is this Microsoft website communicating with my operating system to see the status of the troubleshooting program I downloaded?

On this Microsoft website there is a diagnostic tool that I downloaded to fix the Windows store. Once I ran the tool the website provided the status of the app. I don’t understand how the website is ...
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Easy way to do a network install of OS?

I've always seen the option of doing a network install when I'm going through the OS installation process. Awhile back I started looking into how to do it but I don't know the questions to ask. ...
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Why do installers and some applications appear as external disks on Mac OS X?

I've enabled the option to show external disks on my desktop on my Mac. Why do installers like "Adobe Flash Player Installer" and programs like "Steam" appear on the desktop after enabling this option?...
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Using Windows installers created in SCCM on a custom boot menu

I'm wanting to place several Windows Installers on an external HD and have a custom boot menu on it so one of those builds can be selected. Each of these are Windows 7 builds which have been created ...
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Operating System Doesnt boot after swapping harddisk

let me say i have a Desktop pc[lets say pc a] with windows 7 installed at my hard disk ,I just brought another desktop pc[lets say pc b] wuth hardisk without operating system. Now i am transferring ...
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How do I get full screen automatically when I log into chrome on a mac air?

I am a neophyte. How do I get full screen to automatically appear on google chrome. I have a mac air and it used to do it but now I keep getting the small screen.
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Windows 10 upgrade (from Windows 8.1) on MacBook Air - 2 Windows OS displayed beside Mac OS X in system boot menu

I've recently upgraded my Bootcamped Windows 8.1 partition to Windows 10. However, when I want to manually select the OS to boot in the system boot menu(accessed by pressing and holding on to the '...
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Is it possible to re-install an operating system over an encrypted system?

Scenario: I buy old PC/laptops, fix it and then resell them. I recently got a laptop at an auction with the whole system password encrypted McAfee Endpoint Encryption. Windows does not even load. I ...
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Installing multiple versions of a shared library

I am running ubuntu 10.04 and I want to use tmux 1.6. tmux has a dependency on libevent 2. My solution was to compile libevent2 and drop into /usr/local/lib then compile tmux against this lib and ...
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is it possible to use FTP in DOS operating system? [duplicate]

is there a possibility of networking in DOS6.22, and can I use FTP in DOS operating system?
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Does Caps Lock indicate whether an OS is installed?

Someone told me if the Caps Lock works when I turn a desktop computer on, an OS is installed. Otherwise, there's no OS. Is that true?
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CUDA Performance problems depending on a OS

I have 2 machines that are exactly the same hardware-wise. On them, I have 1 Debian, and 1 custom build with buildroot linux image. The problem I'm experiencing is that: For my application, I'm ...
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How does the operating system recognize USB Rubber Ducky as a keyboard?

How does the operating system recognize USB Rubber Ducky as a keyboard? Is it the USB Rubber Ducky firmware which tricks the OS? More generally, the recognition of a device by the OS is made by the ...
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Windows 8.1 to Windows 10

I've recently started building a new computer from scratch and I was wondering if there was a way around the $100 drop on a windows 10 operating system. I have a free copy of windows 8.1 from ...
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Are Kernels hardware specific?

From my understanding, the Kernel provides the link between software and hardware, and therefore the Kernel must direct system calls being made by OS applications, correct? So would different I/O ...
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Virtual Audio Cable equivalent for OS X [closed]

I have been astounded by the lack of programs for OS X that have similar functionality to Virtual Audio Cable. My goal is to "redirect" audio output to auto input. I realize that OS X's and Windows' ...
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Is it possible to remove hard drive without removing the cable?

Is it possible to remove a hard drive disk without removing the cable(s) (in my case, through UEFI) and without the operating system "trying" to display in "My PC" or something? If so, how can I do ...
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Calculating bits of RAM

Consider I have 30-bit RAM to calculate its size: 2^30 = 1073741824 / 10^9 = 1GB What if I had for example 512 MB RAM is there formula to convert it to n-bit ? this is might be noob question but I'm ...
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Two pagefile.sys files, each on different drives. Can i delete one of them?

I have my main 250GB SSD C drive, saved over where my Windows 8.1 OS resides. On it's root directory i have all the files OS uses, like pagefile.sys, swapfile.sys, BOOTNXT and others. Everything's ...
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Pulling Serial Number from disconnected GPU

I wanted to know if Windows saves teh serial number of attached hardware somewhere on the system. The GPU's in question have been disconnected and I am unable to check the GPU's themselve. They ...
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Benchmarking network latency

I am trying to measure the latency of sending a packet. I do this as follows. The client sends recorded time. The server receives the packet and gives the difference between the current time and the ...
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Can rsync be used to update restoration hdd?

I have two identical hard disks (say HDD1 and HDD2) with 4TB capacities. I want to create install CentOS, update it, install services and create users on one of the hard disk, say HDD1, meant only ...
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Aspire V5-531 Operating System Not Found

I recently purchased an Acer Aspire V5-531. I replaced the 320GB HDD with a 120GB Kingston SSDNow V200 and installed Linux booting with rEFInd. Due to a necessary change, I have to move back to ...
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Windows 10 on Xbox One

The other year I saw a lot of info regarding Windows 10 coming to the Xbox (just Google for "windows 10 on xbox one release date" and you'll see many results). But so far I can only find ways to ...
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Why can't you install operating system onto RAM [duplicate]

Why can't 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 can't the computer like save the state of the ...
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EFI and GRUB2 where to get binaries and how to mount the boot system

UEFI and GRUB2 Anybody knows the site to get the binaries (bootia32.efi and bootx64.efi) to boot grub2... also the GRUB2 binaries... and a good tutorial help on this... I want to make a multi-boot ...
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Better way to update an USB ISO without unplug

I'm working creating a small O.S. When I make changes, I create and ISO. This ISO works propertly with qemu, but when I have to test some hardware issues, I need to boot it on another computer. So: ...
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bitvise ssh server (windows) unable to connect from remote linux machine

I have configured bitwise ssh server on my windows box along with Cygwin package. I am trying to connect from another remote Linux machine from terminal running ssh -p @ip address I get a message ...
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How can I determine what version of Windows in the windows.old folder?

I would like to know if there are any files or directory structures that will tell me what was the previous version of Windows that created the windows.old folder.
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how to fix empty turn windows features on or off

I am running win 7 home premium, and now I see my windows and features list is always empty, i tried many solutions but nothing did it. I tried this last thing but failed to solve as well
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How to install OS using Rescue Mode?

What we have: A server with a Linux distribution on it. No physical access to that server. The server can be accessed via Serial Terminal or via network using SSH, for example. I can also boot that ...