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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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 error:...
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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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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 ...
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single user vs multi user mode (without networking) init level 1 vs 2

I tried init 1 (single user mode) and i am still able to switch between users. So this leads me to think that maybe other users is not able to login if i have a network (hence single user mode) Then ...
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Is there a performance difference when installing an OS on the last partition?

I have a laptop with Windows installed on a GPT hard drive. I want to have another partition to store data and yet another to install Linux Mint (or Ubuntu, still deciding). Should I install it on the ...
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How to delete a OS from dual boot system without harming other one? [closed]

If there is a dual boot system ‘Windows-Linux’ or ‘Windows-Windows’, I mean in one HDD there are ‘a Windows 8.1 partition and a Windows 7 partition’ or ‘a Windows 8.1 partition and a Ubuntu partition’,...
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OS X: how to hide all windows except one?

I've been using Mac for over a year now and I can't figure one thing out. I have a lot of windows opened at once usually, then there's a point at which I want to drag & drop something from my ...
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Reinstalled windows 7 now can't get access to dual boot [duplicate]

I had a dual boot setup with a Debian based distro (crunchbang) as primary and win 7 also installed. Recently I reinstalled win 7 on it's existing partition but now the boot loader is gone and win 7 ...
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What does “based on” and “derived from” mean in Operating Systems context? [closed]

I have been reading about *nix history and the more I read the more I get confused. I am reading terms like ... is based on ... or ... and ... derived from .... etc. A concrete ...
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Linux temp files, cache and memory management [closed]

If a linux machine runs for a long period of time without rebooting don't the temp files, cache files and other non-permanent files become an issue (hard drive)? How does linux handle this, also how ...
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identifying custom half-built computer [closed]

We were recently cleaning through an old storage unit when I came across what appears to be a half-built server. I don't see any stickers or identifying information. The case is a 'superfox' (there ...
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intelliJ not working on El capitan 10.11

I just installed the new OS El capitan 10.11 and discovered that intelliJ isn't working on it. When I launch it, I get this error: "This application requires the legacy Java SE 6 runtime which is ...
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Better Way to Clone Current Operating System? [closed]

This Question maybe so bad, I am Newbie if you dont like, please ignore this, but I was thinking about something tools to creating , packaging current operating system with current configuration. ...
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Hardware issues running Linux from USB [closed]

I'm aware there are potential drawbacks when running Linux off a USB drive such as SATA bus/USB speed differences and the finite lifespan of flash drives, but all this aside, are there any potential ...
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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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Remove Leftover Thunderbird Notification Popup from Screen (Windows 8 Os)

I hope this question is within the scope of this stack exchange community. Thunderbird has a popup notification for new mail(see image), and for some reason, it got stuck in my screen. I was wondering ...
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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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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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Move hdd to other laptop, need Win7 reinstall? [duplicate]

A Thinkpad T61p died (motherboard), I think hdd is ok. I then mounted the hdd in a Thinkpad R61i; after hardware change warning, it gave BSOD and instantly shut down. Is it possible to maintain ...
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How many letters can copy in a single instance?

We're always use Copy & Paste function in various OS's . Now, I want to know how many bytes can copy in a single copy command. Can I copy entire letters from Oxford dictionary on a single "CTRL + ...
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What is the equivalent of the Windows “Startup Folder” In Mac OS?

In Windows OS there is a “Startup Folder.” We can simply create a shortcut to the folder. Then, after the next computer reboot, the application or file will be executed automatically. How to do it ...