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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Multi Encrypted Operating Systems with TrueCrypt

My laptop has a 250GB hard drive, and I currently use it to do a lot. I have Windows 7, Ubuntu 11.10, and BackTrack 5 on it, but I'd like to switch it up and add more security. What I aim to do is ...
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Turn User Agent into Device Information

I have a list of user agents which visited my website. And I would like to turn them into user statics such as which browser and os are reaching the most to my website. For Example: I have one user ...
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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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Uninstall Invisible OS (Windows 8 Preview) - Appears in boot

I've been using Windows 7 for three years now with no other operating systems. When the Windows 8 consumer preview came out last year, I partitioned my hard drive to dual-boot Windows 7 and 8. When ...
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How to remove file permissions from an external hard drive?

My macbook recently died and I am currently trying to figure out how to copy my data. What I did was, I took out the hard drive, put it in an enclosure and plugged it in to my other laptop that runs ...
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Can't choose between Fedora 18 or Windows 7 at startup

I've installed Windows 7 on my system, and made three partitions: one of 180 GB, one of 210 GB and one of 75 GB. I've made a bootable DVD with Fedora 18 from an ISO file and installed Fedora on the ...
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how to inject a folder or file into ISO file to appear on desktop?

I have windows server 2008 32 bit with SP1 pack ISO and sp2 pack exe. Now I want to inject this exe file into ISO file to appear on desktop after fresh installation of OS. How is it possible and where ...
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How to disable scheduled sleep warning in Mac OS X Lion?

I'm creating a kiosk. Would like it to sleep at night and wake in the morning. I know about auto sleep in System Preferences > Energy Saver. Trouble is, the Mac puts up a dialog box before sleeping ...
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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 7 won't create Administrator account

Win7 REFUSES to login to newly created user account, logged in as admin creating 2nd admin account. The account creates fine, but always goes into a "roaming profile" login. Have deleted, and re-...
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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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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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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 we get the data from the hard disk after performing Disk Sanitizer?

I accidentally press F10 4 to 5 times while the system rebooting and it gone to the Disk Sanitizer option , and the total harddisk data is erased . When I try to install the OS again , it is showing ...
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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 (http://www.tenable.com/blog/...
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How to transfer OS from failing hard disk to new external drive?

I have an old Vista Laptop whose hard disk is failing. For various reasons I must have the same exact system back again. I copied the entire OS on the C drive over to a new external drive and made it ...
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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 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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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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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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Operating System showing alerts on each time it is started and Virtual Machines are not starting

Yesterday my system showed that there is some internal memory error 0X00 some number in so many alert boxes,then it showed google chrome crashed.I restarted the system and then it was asking if it ...
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How to use RAM for OS Storage?

I recently heard from my friend that you can modify the RAM so that it can be used to boot the OS and it would work even faster than SSDs. I don't expect to run Windows on it but maybe some Linux ...
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Lenovo B490 can not boot up to OS

When I open my laptop, it displays a message "To interrupt Normal Startup, press Enter button" after this I used to get my OS. But from few weeks after this message is displayed, my screen shows a ...
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Windows 8.0 unable to display FAT32 external hard disk in “Computer”

My Windows 8.0 is unable to display my external hard disk which has important files and works well on Mac. I know Windows uses the NTFS file system which is "more secure". I need to format it as ...
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How to solve kernel panic issue

I have a Debian OS upgraded from to 2.6 to 3.4 in my PC. All of a sudden some basic commands like ls and sudo were not working (by mistake I deleted some files in the root folder). I was getting a ...
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Can we setup an application fullscreen and only allow the users to operate within the application?

I am setting up an exhibit and want to display an application and my website on an iMac. I don't want the users to do anything other than looking at my website and play around the application (or even ...
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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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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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need to recover deleted partition in windows xp

by mistake i delete 2 the partitions from windows xp , from control panel--> Disk Management. I had very important data in those partitions. I need to recover both the partitions. I need help.
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Problems updating to Windows 8.1

Yesterday I attempted to upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8. My brother downloaded it on his computer the day before and I got it from the Windows store. It downloaded and prompted me to restart, ...
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How to make bootable recovery pendrive from recovery CDs

I have my Windows 7 back up on 3 recovery DVDs , how do I make bootable recovery pendrive from them, since my CD reader is not working I am unable to use this DVDs to recover my OS. PS: I have another ...
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Windows fails to install when system has more than 4 GB of memory installed

A) My specs: Intel Core i3 MSI H55M-P31 (4 memory slots; dual channel) DDR3 1333 MHz 2 x 2 GB & 2 x 4 GB (were bought yesterday) and + 2 x 4 GB (borrowed from friend 100% working on other ...
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Efficient way to have several operating systems on one machine

I want to have several operating systems on one computer, but I want to do it in the most effective way. So far, I have been using VirtualBox - host os + several virtual machines. But I want every os ...
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Installing Windows on Chromebook Pixel

I know it's not supported, but is it possible? I just don't want to spend $1300 and end up with chrome os... Chances are it is possible, since there are blog posts over how to install Ubuntu on it, so ...
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Can't Start Ubuntu on Macbook Pro

I am attempting to load Ubuntu onto my Macbook Pro, Mid-2010, Version 6.2. I partitioned off 50 MB and am downloaded Ubuntu 11.10 onto a disk (ubuntu-12.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso). I loaded rEFIt to be ...
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Create Windows XP restore partition

I have a computer without CD Drive and use to install windows XP regularly as I am using for my cyber cafe. To make it easily install my window XP I would like to create a restore partition in my ...
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Unable to boot Centos 6.3 from live CD

This seems a strange question to ask. The the same cd boots perfectly on one PC but gives the message- slab error in kmem_cache_destroy():cache 'Acpi-Operate':can't free all objects slab error in ...
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Computer loses all installed programs and appears to return OS-only state

This is a story regarding 3 laptops of different brand and models. On separate occassions, I configured each of these Windows 7 / Vista computers with the necessary configuration and applications (...
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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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Fail to install any OS on laptop

I have this weird problem I never seen before. I'm trying to install windows 7 on my laptop Acer Aspire 6920 (I have two of them). One of them is in working condition (Windows 7 installed), the other ...
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Toshiba recovery disc doesn't give me all partition options

I'm trying to install Windows XP on a new machine, by way of the original Toshiba XP recovery disc. (I can use a recovery disc on not-the-original machine can't I?) When I boot up with the disc in, I ...
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Final questions regarding installing a new system HDD

Of late, my HDD has started to fail and I have to buy a new one. Being a total noob I encountered the following issues: Backing up the data. I solved this problem by using DIXML (Thanks to the SE ...
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VMware server issues with page file and dynamic memory

I'm having significant issues on our dev server and since our systems support won't maintain it I'm trying to determine our issues. Right now we have 2 GB of memory, allocated dynamically by VMware (...
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Operating System not found when OS is installed

I've got something strange going on here. I have a a laptop which could reboot because the BIOS was set to start-up from network. I changed the booting order to the internal HD to be the first, but ...
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How to get the finer resolution for asus eee pc 1000hd after installing windows7?

Hi i have installed windows 7 on my 2 year old ASUS EEE PC 1000HD. The default Operating system it came with was windows xp. Now the system is working fine but there are some display problems which i ...
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Upgrading Windows 8 Consumer Preview to Release Preview

I currently have my main hard drive split into two partitions. One being Windows 7 with about 600 GB of memory, the other Windows 8 Consumer Preview with about 50 GB. As you can guess it is set up for ...
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SSD - 20-30sec of loading OS

I recently bought the Intel SSD 330 series of 120 gb. I really enjoy it when it is fully loaded, however. When i start up my PC is stays for about 20-30 sec on loading OS. Wich is very much slower ...
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Upgrade Fedora 13 to Fedora 16

I had installed Fedora 13 in 50% of the hard disk size, in other half i installed Windows 7. Now i am unable to start Fedora and even cant upgrade Fedora 13 to Fedora 16. It gives an message that you ...
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Why is Windows 7 not responding with a single color screen some minutes after boot?

I am using windows 7 x86 in Toshiba L300 1EF. Last day I formatted my system and reinstalled the OS. About 15 minutes after booting my system is getting stuck. When system is getting stuck laptop'...
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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 ...