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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Copy Fedora Operating System with settings to USB?

I have a fedora machine running on my PC and I have certain software and configuration that I use often. I want to copy Fedora with all these settings and software to USB and make USB boot-able. I ...
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How large is the Win7 operating system?

I'd like to know how large Windows 7 is, but I'm not sure where to look, and haven't found any information through Google. Is it possible to know this information about an operating system?
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Why do System Restore points vary in size so much on Windows XP?

I've just been looking on my Win XP system with TreeSize Free and find that in System Volume Information I have 18 Restore Points taking up around 12.2 GB of disk space in total. I also find that the ...
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Zorin no Kernel. Hard Drive is completely wiped after installing

I installed Zorin successfully, but I wiped eveyrthing that was previously on my hard drive. So when I boot up I'm in grub. I typed "grub> boot". But its saying I need to load a kernel. I have no idea ...
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Loading freedos no kernel sys

I have tried using testdisk for many times on several external drive, however, this time I accidentally rewrite the MBR on the system drive itself that result to my computer unable to boot to its OS. ...
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The CPU visible in Resource Manager are physical cores or logical processors?

The Resource Manager that pops out from Task Manager in Windows Operating Systems shows CPU consumption on the CPU tab for each of the different CPUs. I get 4 CPUs on my tab. Are they all physical ...
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What actually happens when computer hangs [closed]

When we come to a point where computer hangs, what does actually happen inside of Windows's or Linux's kernel? Could a user space application be the cause that a whole os i frozen or could it just ...
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Why process switching does not make our computing experience discontinuous

We are all aware that CPU is switching between processes it is running, but how come we never experience any discontinuation while CPU is switching and we are using applications? I would say this is ...
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Is it possible to recover data after disk' gpt to mbr conversion?

I tried to install windows that requires mbr system to a gpt system. I converted gpt to mbr using diskpart utility. After it all my logical disks disappeared and only one (with total amount of space) ...
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Installing OS from external hard drive without formatting it

I've a 1 terabyte WD external hard drive and there are images of Linux OS on it, is there any way to boot them from this external drive without formatting all 1 terabyte space?(there are many file ...
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My personal laptop crashed due to change in config file

My Personal Laptop crashed yesterday with the message "windows is not booting because of previous hardware or software change", change is system config file "C:/../windows/system/config value = ...
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Larger MS-DOS Img file?

I am making an operating system based on ms-dos and using a program called win image to edit an ms-dos .img file, the program only lets me inject at total size of 2.88mb worth of files and i would ...
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Is my OS installed onto my SSD?

I ordered a new laptop that came with a 500 GB HDD, so I added a 128 GB SSD. I kind of assumed they would install the OS onto the SSD since in my experience that has been the norm. I'm pretty sure ...
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What is going to happen if I activate oem windows on two computers?

What if I activate oem os with a key on a computer and after do the same on another? What will be displayed on the firts computer, which one will be blocked?
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Can a motherboard detect a WinToUSB installation?

I want to install Windows 8 on a computer that doesn't have USB ports and won't detect CD drives. I detached the IDE hard drive so I can install Windows with WinToUSB using a IDE/SATA USB adapter. ...
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Installing WIndows 8(ISO) on ubuntu [closed]

in windows 7, just mounted the windows 8 iso image and i ran setup.exe . it upgraded to windows 8. but in ubuntu 13.10 i cannot do so,i even tried booting from USB,"it says "failed to load operating ...
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How to see what excatly is copied (in html code) when I copy from website content in Chrome or other modern browsers?

When I copy some text content from a website, I would assume the content is stored as html in clipboard since it tends to keep formats. And those htmls are different from the ones in page source ...
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is it possible to run multiples of the same operating system one one computer at the same time?

I am attempting to run multiple systems at once one ONE computer all at the same time. Is this at all possible? my knowledge of computers and technology is limited, but to give you a little more ...
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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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Android on FPGA

I would like to know is it possible to put android on FPGA specifically Digilent Atlys board which I have ? What would be a better way to learn on installing Android on custom hardware ? I have ...
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Creating a bootable disc from an ISO file

I am trying to create a bootable DVD disc from an ISO file I downloaded from this website: Ye Olde SteamOSe. My goal is to dual boot this OS on a desktop(32-bit) I have, but I haven't been able to ...
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Disappearing characters between youtube-dl, ffmpeg, and cmd

so what happens is that if the video title has a symbol that isn't supported by your current locale then ffmpeg won't be able to get to that file properly. Here's one example ►2 HOURS BEST MELODIC ...
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Can I boot different operating systems from same external hard drive?

Is it possible to use one external hard drive with multiple operating systems on it so when I go onto the BIOS of my PC and can choose to boot from USB then choose which operating system rom the hard ...
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Blurry scanned documents in pdf

I have an epson printer/scanner, my os is mac. My scanned documents are blurry when I scanned them as a pdf, how can I sharpen the image?
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Why in 'tech-wars', the main actors are almost always only two? [closed]

Why in 'tech-wars', the main actors are almost always only two? Some few examples taken from very different fields of application: browser war (Netscape vs IE, or nowadays Firefox vs Chrome) ...
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COSMOS: Exception Occurred While Running Kernel, Exception: ATA Error

This is the error I get when I boot up my COSMOS os in VirtualBox: COSMOS: Exception Occurred While Running Kernel, Exception: ATA Error I tried using the default code when you first create a ...
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install debian based os on macbook pro

First I need to explain my situation. My MacBook Pro is a mid 2012 model. I use Windows 8.1 to replace MAC OS X. A couple of weeks ago, I upgraded my MacBook Pro. I replaced my optical drive with a ...
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Is it possible to access the files in ubuntu 12.04 while in windows 8.1

I don't know if it is possible to access the files in ubuntu while in windows. The local disk of my ubuntu is not visible in MyComputer. I hope someone can help me with my problem because it's a big ...
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Sync Firefox between OSes like you never leave it

I have two OSes: Windows and Linux, both of them install Firefox 29. I would like them to have everything synced like they are two become one. Whenever it opens, it will open exactly to when it ...
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How to call a maximum available integer for a 64-bit CPU? [closed]

Say, for 32-bit OS, we say that the largest available integer that the CPU can handle natively is 4,294,967,295, which in "human language" is 4 Gigabytes. So for a 64-bit CPU, such number is ...
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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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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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How to know the size of page frame used by my OS?

How to know the size of page frame used by my OS ? This could be useful for some optimizations when I code. (Allocate big buffer that fit in a page frame for example). Page frame is determined by ...
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When upgrading from 32 bit OS to 64 bit OS in Windows XP, is it enough to format C: alone?

Currently am using windows XP 32 bit OS with 4 GB RAM. I want to upgrade to 8 GB RAM and I know it needs a 64 bit OS. I don't want to lose my data, though. So can I install a 64 bit OS by formatting ...
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Windows Server 2003 Installation. Error “not enough space for temporary files” [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Windows Server 2003, but I keep on getting an error: This computer does not have enough space for temporary files. Windows installation needs at least 455 megabytes (MB) of ...
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Safe to convert OS in .uif to .iso?

I'm being sent Windows 7 in a .uif format. Is it okay to convert it to .iso so it can be installed from a USB? If so, what is the best way to do that?
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Windows 8.1 Boot files on SSD and Program files on HDD

This query might have been asked numerous times but still I am not able to get the correct and proper guidelines answer for this issue/query. What I want to know and configure is the following. With ...
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How does the OS a computer is designed for impact it?

Often you see a computer with a sticker on it saying "Designed for Windows 8" or "Compatible with Windows Vista". How does this actually impact the computer's hardware itself though?
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Can I install 2 operating systems on 2 different hard drives?

I have 2 SATA hard drives that I want to use in my system. One has Windows 8, and the other I want to install Linux. Can I install Linux on the second drive without disturbing my Windows 8 ...
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When you copy a file , where is it stored?

When you right click and copy a file before pasting , is the file duplicated and stored in some temporary place before it gets transferred to main memory for storage , what actually happens beneath ...
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Difference between “hardware volume” and “software volume” on a computer?

I have looked into this and see that the volume of the speakers can be adjusted various ways. Assuming you agree that a CRT TV is also a "computer" somewhat (it has a microprocessor), specifically ...
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execute Shortcut on terminal mac os x

I have an application on another mac as mine, the software is still open, there are keyboard shortcuts that allow to perform tasks, I would like to execute shortcuts via the terminal from my mac.
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Where are Page tables stored

My question is "where are the page tables stored: in physical memory (RAM) or as some data structure in User space". PS: What I have understood so far: A process memory layout has few segments ( ...
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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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Loading in a new drive

I have a standard 1TB HDD in my computer right now that everything (including the Windows OS) is on. I want to purchase a SSD, install Windows on there and make that my primary drive. However, I want ...
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Dual boot windows ubuntu

I want to install dual OS on my system. I never done this and have some queries. I have a 500GB hard disk I want 3 partitions. for Windows OS (100GB) for Ubuntu (100GB) extra partition which is ...
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In Tails, how long should it take to wipe 16gb system memory at shutdown?

I see this message - You can now remove the boot DVD or USB stick. The system memory is goin gto be wiped in a few seconds... Display might be corrupted during this operation. If the system ...
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Installing Linux on OS-less laptop: headache?

Clearly I will do my homework when it comes to installing an OS (I've never done this) but I was just looking for a heads up on whether this has the potential to be a headache with regards to things ...
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Does SSD drive really speed up overall performance of computer?

Mostly when I talk to other people or check other discussions on forums, people insist that SSD ( Solid State Drive ) boosts overall computer performance big time. I however cannot fully understand ...
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Operating system that does nothing but display an image? [closed]

I am looking for an operating system or some other sort of solution that will allow the computer to do nothing but display a static image indefinitely. This going to be used on a monitor that is going ...