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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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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Recover lost Ubuntu Partition

I lost 60GB of my hard disk partition during a failed Ubuntu installation. It is now invisible while using Windows 8.1. How can I recover it? Please help.
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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 ...
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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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Of how mutch importance is it to distinguish between subsystem and subsystem/kernel pair

There is no system but GNU and Linux is one of its kernels It is possible to have a kernel with different subsystems and a subsystem running on different kernels. Some real life examples ...
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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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VMware - Debian 7 Wheezy System Manufacturer and System Model

For a Linux VMware Virtual Machine (vsphere), I'd like to change the "System Manufacturer" and "Model". I do not want to show the original biologic. Instead I want you to write the name of the bios ...
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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 ...
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Installing Windows XP from the Hard Drive

I have an old pc that does not support Windows XP installation using flash drive, the only way to get it done is to boot it from its hard drive(since I dont have a CD/DVD Drive). Can you give a step ...
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OS agnostic analog data input

I want to input an analog signal (for concreteness, temperature from a thermocouple) into a computer. The sampling rate should be at least several times (say, 10) per second. Moreover, I want to be ...
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Hardware Support for Paging

The address consists of 16 bits, and the page size is 8KB. The page table thus consists of eight entries that are kept in fast registers. How do we get the total entries in the page table as 8? ...
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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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Maximum virtual memory and physical memory

A Intel 64-bit x86 CPU,four-level hierarchical page table.Each for levels of page table can contain 512 entries, and the page size is 4KB. What's the maximum size for virtual memory and physical ...
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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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How can cpu-intensive processes slow down a system despite having a scheduler?

I've encountered it on both Windows and Linux that if some process is doing some heavy work and the cpu is under a lot of stress, the whole system can sort of freeze, other processes get slow, etc. ...
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Why do people still make 32 bit software [closed]

Why do companies like Microsoft still make 32 bit operating systems, when everyone have at least a dual core CPU? Why do software developers release 32 bit versions? I want to know this since I don't ...
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Installing Ubuntu in a new computer

I recently purchased a ThinkServer TS140 (Intel i3-4130; 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD). It comes without any installed OS or drivers. How do I install the Ubuntu OS in this computer? I tried burning the Ubuntu ...
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MAC equivalent - user name & appdata

I have a couple of questions: On PC I can get the username from the environment variable USERNAME and on LINUX it is USER - what the MAC equivalent? The users local area on windows can be found via ...
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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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Should system path & user path match?

This morning I was trying to add python to my windows 7 PATH and used: setx PATH "%PATH%;C:\python34\" /M This seems to have changed my path but not in the manner I'd hoped! My user path now ...
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Why are the file formats different?

When you go to a certain site to download an application. why can't you run the same file formats for different operating systems?