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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Renew the Linux, Restore to the new

I'm new to Linux. My Ubuntu 13 is now meeting problem such the CPU rate is about 100% ever time and the System Drive Disk Usage is full. I think the virus is attacking my computer. Are there any ways ...
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How do I define a new virtual machine in QEMU?

I have installed QEMU for fedora via: yum install qemu Now how do I start it ? I mean how do I define a new virtual machine, like I do in VMware? Also I don't see any icon made for QEMU.
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Is it possible for Windows not to detect input?

Say you had a decent spec'd computer (running Windows) with a dual core processor but you where pushing it to the limit a bit. Would it be possible for Windows not to detect any input at all for a ...
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Re-installing Windows 7 without original recovery disk

I need to reinstall Windows 7 but I don't have the original disk that goes with the machine I do however have a different Windows 7 disk. My question is would I be able to install Windows 7 using this ...
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how do you determine the amount of RAM that will actually be used When referring to how a OS sees RAM [duplicate]

When choosing what RAM to install on a computer and what OS to run how do you determine the amount of RAM that will actually be used and not just recognized? for example here is my machine: How did ...
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Do USB keyboards have hardware auto-repeat? (like PS/2 keyboards)

Or is auto-repeat done in software on the computer that the keyboard is connected to?
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Linux OS micro-SD image file - what do I do with this?

I am trying to install Ubuntu on the Odroid U2 SoC (http://www.hardkernel.com/renewal_2011/products/prdt_info.php) From this site I downloaded the "Micro-SD image file" ...
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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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What is RPC and why is it so important?

From the beginning, I've heard that you never, ever disable the Remote Procedure Call service in Windows. This leads to horrible things that used to be hard to overturn (I believe that it's no longer ...
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Intel E7500 OS supports

I have an Intel E7500 processor on a HP Compaq 6000 Pro MT PC. Processor info in msinfo32.exe shows this: Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz, 2933 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical ...
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Hide (Encrypted) windows installation under Linux

I've got a PC running Linux (Ubuntu, in case it makes any difference). I want to install windows (Seven) to a hidden-encrypted partition on that drive. So on boot-up i have a selection screen : 1. ...
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Priority increase when I look into task manager

This is my observation, in Windows many times when we start any application, it won't start but process name gets added in task manager. When I click on it or try to end process, it immediately gets ...
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Is it possible to install more than one os in one pen drive?

Hello I have a one confusion question that is it possible that make bootable pendrive but not with one os but more than one os. Like.. When pendrive load.. show me the option of which one install? ...
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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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how to install linux on windows xp operting system? [closed]

I have a pc with Windows XP installed on it. And I made one partition free of 100 GB for installing Linux(Ubuntu) on it. I am newbie to linux. I searched Google and found some thirdware bootloaders, ...
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Windows 8 - Do I need any installation CD(s) to reset my PC?

I want to format a used computer I just picked up at a yard sale. It has Windows 8 Pro with Media Center installed on it. When I was going through the options and setting it up, I noticed a screen ...
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Which partition should i shrink the volume size to install linux ? Are there are limit of primary partition? [closed]

I am windows user. Now I want a dual boot with linux. A screen shot of my computer's disk management: Which partition do you recommend I shrink? And if I'm not mistaken, operating system must ...
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What does it mean to install two OS's alongside each other?

I currently have Windows 7 installed on my PC. However, I just tried out Ubuntu via booting from a disc and I love it. I want to install it onto my HDD, but I don't want to get rid of Windows 7. I ...
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Can unexpected power loss harm a Linux install?

I am developing an application on a Linux embedded board (runs Debian) e.g. Raspberry Pi, Beagle Board/Bone, or olimex. The boards works on an environment that the electricity is cut unexpectedly (it ...
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When we save a file in windows - is actual location of file on hard disk random or deterministic?

I want to know when we try to save a file to harddisk how the os saves the file to hard disk. Will two computers with same configuration and ALSO SAME INTERNAL STATE save the file on the same location ...
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Can I clone 2 HDDs to a single one if they fit in size?

I have 2 o.s. (debian and windows 7) and I use both. They are stored on SSDs, so rather small in size (125GB/80GB), can I clone both of them on a single hdd (like in two different partitions) so that ...
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Where to download recovery disks for Windows [duplicate]

Where would I best go about downloading and finding Windows Recovery disks for Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8? Do they fix most problems? What are they typically designed to do? Are they different from ...
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What's the status of disk when computer sleeps? [duplicate]

What's the status of disk when computer sleeps? Is it safe to move the computer around? And is there any difference between OS on sleeping behaviour?
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How to install OS in new Hard disk using my old CD key?

I bought Laptop with built in Window 7 Pro (with cd key) and CD Recovery, my problem is my Hard disk was crash and I need to replace it in a new one, That is why I bought a clean Hard disk, how can I ...
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Multiple system calls from PID 0 in Windows

Recently, one of my old PC at home lags at times. I open the Process Monitor (from sysinternals.com) and find multiple system calls from a process with PID 0, including CreateFile operation. I thought ...
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BOOTMGR is missing

While making partition on External HDD I mistakely made the HDD as Active. I forgot to remove the active mode.So while shut down there were 3 active partitions 1. C:\ , 2.Recovery 3.external HDD. ...
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Uninstalling Linux Partitions

My system has the option to boot up into three different OS's. Windows 8 Linux PearOS 7 Linux Backtrack R5 The Windows 8 is installed on my C: drive and I'm perfectly content with that. Linux ...
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How do I install multiple OSes on a USB flash drive?

I would like to try out different Linux distros on the go using a USB flash drive. Is it possible to install multiple Linux OSes on a single USB drive?
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Windows 7 not genuine issue

I have an HP mini 210 netbook which the OS is Windows 7 starter OEM. Yesterday, there was the pop up that said the Windows is not genuine anymore. As I remember before this thing happened, there's an ...
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What makes linux able to run on so many types of hardware? [closed]

I'm curious about what allows Linux to be so much more versatile than other OSes. According to the newbies section on www.linux.com, Linux can: run on notebook computers, desktop computers, ...
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What are the differences between “enterprise” and “home” Linux distributions?

Simply as the title says, what are the main differences between these two kind of distributions? Being Linux basically suited to be tailored to each own preferences and fully customizable in every ...
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Delete operating systems and start from scratch [closed]

I am on a Dell XPS 200 desktop computer. The computer originally came with Windows XP, but I upgraded it to Windows 7. I also installed Ubuntu 12.10 on here so whenever the computer starts up, you can ...
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Taking a snapshot of your HDD, so you can revert back to it anytime

I have an OS installed in VirtualBox and like how I can take a snapshot of the current state of the OS before making changes to it, from changing settings, to installing software, to applying updates, ...
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Installing OSs from a hard drive

I work in QA and we test on 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. We are always getting in new hardware or having to rebuild systems. We have old outdated discs and have recently made ...
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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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Advantages/disadvantages of virtualizing a CPU? [closed]

I saw that my virtualization tool does not virtualize my CPU. But, it virtualizes everything else. I want to know what could be the reason, advantage/disadvantage of virtualizing a CPU.
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Exhaustive Windows 7 troubleshooting procedure?

I have been using this laptop for almost two years now. Its an Intel 2nd Gen i3 with 4 GB of RAM with a 512 MB of ATI Radeon 5470 GPU running the 64-bit version of Windows 7 ultimate (Not too ...
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Where can I find an initial/default computer name per OS? [closed]

After installing the OS you get an initial/default computer name, i.e. for some Windows computers is something like "WIN-SJ32FF4". Does it always start with "WIN-"? What would it be for Linux? ...
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Swapfile on different drive

Is it worth to spend money on a small capacity HDD (~5-20 GB, very cheap though) to use it as swapping area for the OS? I do believe it will increase the OS performance , or maybe SSD (still ~5-20 ...
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Mac OS and system use/history

Someone had access to my machine while I was away on vacation and I'd like to know what was installed or copied to my hard drive during a limited 3 day timeframe. Is this system info available? I ...
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Basic DOS terminal browser partition manager?

Last time I met some problems with my hard drive. I found the Repair your computer mode, you know, when you press F8 and you have admin rights, you can enter terminal with SYSTEM rights. So I can copy ...
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Is there a cross OS (win/mac) scripting languagee? [closed]

I use Autohotkey for all my Windows scripting, but would like to use something that could apply to a Mac as well. Without having to write it in multiple languages. And having it compatible with ...
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Where can I find a comprehensive explanation of hard drive partitioning? [closed]

I have been messing around with linux distros and have been asked to create partitions. I generally just click through the standard options without really knowing what I am doing. Since this kind of ...
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Parse nmap output from vbscript to return only OS

I found a utility called nmap that queries an IP address and returns the (likely) operating system. In my tests it has worked perfectly. I'd like to embed it into a vbscript and call it as a ...
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Installing Red Hat 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) cannot find installation media

I am trying to install RHEL 6.4 on a Dell PowerEdge R720. I am using a DVD and every time the Red Hat prompt comes up and asks for my language and keyboard preference. After that, an error message ...
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How do OSes manage Fonts

How do OSes (Mac/Windows/Linux) manage Fonts? Does the OS load a copy of each installed Font into memory, which can then be used by any application requiring that font? Does this mean that installing ...
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Operating System: Is it possible to convert DOS to Window? [closed]

I have a DOS machine that I want to change to Windows Operating System. Is this possible? If yes, can anyone explain the procedure to me?
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Intercept windows browser system messages

I appear to have a process or application that sends messages to the OS which cause the browser to pop up with the default page. This can happen dozens of times in a few seconds, but otherwise seems ...
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Effects on Hardware due to Software [duplicate]

I was wondering if operating systems can in anyway effect hardware of a system. Like, is it possible that a corrupted OS can cause heating problems/ power management issues/ hard drive errors? If we ...
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Are we suppose to manually delete contents of /tmp?

I was under the impression that /tmp will regularly delete "old" files. Seems to me that /tmp will just grow as long as it wants to and won't delete anything. Some people say it's betetr to just leave ...