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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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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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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How do I print multiple images to one page on Chrome OS?

I cannot seem to figure out how to print multiple pictures per page using Chrome OS. Would appreciate any advice. I'm googling and searching for a Chrome OS app or extension now, but so far no luck. ...
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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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Replace bash shell with python program's cmdline interface

I have a program which uses python's cmd module for command line interfaces. Now I want it to run on my Linux server whenever any normal user logs in to it, in a way that user never gets the default ...
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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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View all login history on macbook pro OS 10.6.8

What command can I use in terminal to see login history? I think it's possible someone created a hidden account or booted the machine in safe mode.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Restoring mac to pre OS install attempt

I recently tried to install the new OS X maverick, but about 4 min into the process it told me my disk needed to be repaired. That I should back up my stuff and restore the drive. I will do that, but ...
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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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Install Windows 8 from USB but keep Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I wish to install Windows 8 on my laptop. Currently, I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) available when I boot my computer up. Is there a way for me to install Windows 8 using a USB ...
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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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Operating system not found after downloading skin pack

My brother has downloaded a executable file from Skin Pack — I believe it was the Mountain Lion IO6 skin pack. He's using an Acer Aspire 553G. And now his operating system won't start (Windows 7). ...
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Network Media Player with Other OS option

Not sure this is the right SE site to post this on but figure from the faq: "and is not about... consumer electronics such as media players, cell phones or smart phones, except when designing these ...
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How to change the Windows XP default language without reinstalling the OS

how can I change the Windows XP default language from French to US English without reinstalling the operating system? If this is possible, how can I do this?
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Cannot Mount Volume

I have two internal hard drives.I just installed Debian Lenny in the smaller 80GB. But when I try to access the other hard drive it shows: "Invalid mount option when attempting to mount the ...
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Partitions merge possible?

I have many partitions created in my hdd which I dont know about. The red box represent the main partitions and blue box represent the uncreated partitions. Can I delete the partitions with blue box ...
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Will I have any issues installing a Hard Drive with another OS, on my computer

My computer is running Windows 10, and I would like to plug my 1TB 7200rpm HD from my old computer into this as additional storage. This other HD has windows 8.1 installed on it. Will I have any ...
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Reinstalling windows from usb

I have a bootable usb and i want to reinstall windows on my PC. But I have a strange problem, this is my boot menu when usb isn't connected: And this is boot menu when usb is connected (only one): ...
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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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Is it possible to deactivate preinstalled windows software and install it on a mac using Boot Camp?

There is a program that I would like to download for mac, but it didn't make a version specifically for mac yet. I have a PC with windows 7 on it (including the license key). Is it possible to ...
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Extra Program Files folder in Win7 and its removal

A WIN7SP1 on a Dell laptop showed an extra Program Files folder ('Programme' in German language version). How to get rid of it? The Dell laptop is from Ebay and the OS seems to have been flashed on ...
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Block unwanted change in system time on windows

I don't want users to be able to change the system time. For this, I have set the Group Policy "Change the system time" to include only my Administrator account. I want to know the validity of this ...
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Serva Login 0x35 NetPath not found, wrong credentials, or unreliable net

I'm trying to install Windows 8 via PXE network boot, I'm using Serva for this. When I get to the ServaPENet screen on my client I can't connect. Drivers are installed (I tried three different ...
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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 ...
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System Information

I have upgraded my computer from a pre-built computer from Dell, and the only part I'm still using is the CPU and the HDD. Everything else has been removed and installed with new parts. So why does my ...
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Application memory while running and base address relationship with address of unique string

The application has one unique string in it "Test string". We are running it in Windows. I am running the application. Getting application base address in ram. Getting address of the string "Test ...
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Cannot access Windows 10, 64 bit, System Settings

When I wrote the initial blurb above I expected a flood of people who had previously complained of this problem. Didn't happen. Let me be specific: When I go to the either the desktop or main new ...