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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CUDA Performance problems depending on a OS

I have 2 machines that are exactly the same hardware-wise. On them, I have 1 Debian, and 1 custom build with buildroot linux image. The problem I'm experiencing is that: For my application, I'm ...
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Windows 8.1 to Windows 10

I've recently started building a new computer from scratch and I was wondering if there was a way around the $100 drop on a windows 10 operating system. I have a free copy of windows 8.1 from ...
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Are Kernels hardware specific?

From my understanding, the Kernel provides the link between software and hardware, and therefore the Kernel must direct system calls being made by OS applications, correct? So would different I/O ...
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Virtual Audio Cable equivalent for OS X

I have been astounded by the lack of programs for OS X that have similar functionality to Virtual Audio Cable. My goal is to "redirect" audio output to auto input. I realize that OS X's and Windows' ...
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Is it possible to remove hard drive without removing the cable?

Is it possible to remove a hard drive disk without removing the cable(s) (in my case, through UEFI) and without the operating system "trying" to display in "My PC" or something? If so, how can I do ...
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Calculating bits of RAM

Consider I have 30-bit RAM to calculate its size: 2^30 = 1073741824 / 10^9 = 1GB What if I had for example 512 MB RAM is there formula to convert it to n-bit ? this is might be noob question but I'm ...
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Two pagefile.sys files, each on different drives. Can i delete one of them?

I have my main 250GB SSD C drive, saved over where my Windows 8.1 OS resides. On it's root directory i have all the files OS uses, like pagefile.sys, swapfile.sys, BOOTNXT and others. Everything's ...
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Pulling Serial Number from disconnected GPU

I wanted to know if Windows saves teh serial number of attached hardware somewhere on the system. The GPU's in question have been disconnected and I am unable to check the GPU's themselve. They ...
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Benchmarking network latency

I am trying to measure the latency of sending a packet. I do this as follows. The client sends recorded time. The server receives the packet and gives the difference between the current time and the ...
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Can rsync be used to update restoration hdd?

I have two identical hard disks (say HDD1 and HDD2) with 4TB capacities. I want to create install CentOS, update it, install services and create users on one of the hard disk, say HDD1, meant only ...
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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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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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Windows 10 on Xbox One

The other year I saw a lot of info regarding Windows 10 coming to the Xbox (just Google for "windows 10 on xbox one release date" and you'll see many results). But so far I can only find ways to ...
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Why can't you install operating system onto RAM [duplicate]

Why can't you install an operating system onto RAM? I know RAM is temporary memory and this memory will be lost when the power is switched off so can't the computer like save the state of the ...
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EFI and GRUB2 where to get binaries and how to mount the boot system

UEFI and GRUB2 Anybody knows the site to get the binaries (bootia32.efi and bootx64.efi) to boot grub2... also the GRUB2 binaries... and a good tutorial help on this... I want to make a multi-boot ...
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Better way to update an USB ISO without unplug

I'm working creating a small O.S. When I make changes, I create and ISO. This ISO works propertly with qemu, but when I have to test some hardware issues, I need to boot it on another computer. So: ...
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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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bitvise ssh server (windows) unable to connect from remote linux machine

I have configured bitwise ssh server on my windows box along with Cygwin package. I am trying to connect from another remote Linux machine from terminal running ssh -p @ip address I get a message ...
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How can I determine what version of Windows in the windows.old folder?

I would like to know if there are any files or directory structures that will tell me what was the previous version of Windows that created the windows.old folder.
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Can I use Caps lock to check if an OS is installed?

Someone told me if the Caps Lock works when I turn a desktop computer on, an OS is installed. Otherwise, there's no OS. Is that true? Main board GIGABYTE B150M-D3H, 1151. Sorry for a very noob ...
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how to fix empty turn windows features on or off

I am running win 7 home premium, and now I see my windows and features list is always empty, i tried many solutions but nothing did it. I tried this last thing but failed to solve as well
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How to install OS using Rescue Mode?

What we have: A server with a Linux distribution on it. No physical access to that server. The server can be accessed via Serial Terminal or via network using SSH, for example. I can also boot that ...
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System-auxiliary SSD

I own a laptop which has a 1TB HDD and a 25GB SSD to fasten the OS. If I'd wipe that HDD, would the SSD still be used for this purpose? Or how can I set it to behave this way? Is it set only for the ...
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Error Loading VB 6 Project In Windows 7 - MSComCtl2

I can't open my VB6 project on any Windows 7 machine. I did a clean OS install on a machine. The OS is Windows 7 Pro SP1 32 bit. All I have installed on this machine is VB6 Enterprise and Office 2007 ...
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How to install wifi card in parrot security OS

I just installed 'Parrot Security OS' on my computer. After installation I am not able to access WI-FI . There is no WI-FI option at all. I am currently using HP pavilion 15-p206tx laptop, which is ...
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How to minimize unwanted net usage by processes to a trickle?

I have this problem sometimes of what seems like excessive Internet bandwidth usage. Sometimes I have to use a metered connection, so the issue becomes more important. Leaving aside things like ...
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Why there is inconsistence of a shell command in the same shell

Like sed, there are shell command (or should I say it script language?) which don't behave in the same way in the same shell. Behavior of them seems to be different depending on OS (BSD or GNU) not on ...
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How to install a standard 102..105 windows keyboard in OSX 10.10 and up

How to install a 102..105 windows keyboard (USB) in a iMac (OSX Yosemite 10.10.3 in this case) in foreign languages layouts... I want PT-PT in this case... but I extend my question to other ...
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How much of logical memory is actually allocated for each process on disk?

Suppose the processor is 32 bit. So each process running on that processor gets 2^32 bits of logical memory. If the system is having n processes, is n*2^32 bits allocated on disk? where is it ...
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Installing multiple versions of a shared library

I am running ubuntu 10.04 and I want to use tmux 1.6. tmux has a dependency on libevent 2. My solution was to compile libevent2 and drop into /usr/local/lib then compile tmux against this lib and ...
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Netbook MSI U135DX Windows 10 Format/Reset

I upgraded to Windows 10 (I might be an idiot since I don't know what version of Windows I used before upgrading) without thinking if it was actually compatible with my MSI U135 DX netbook. But still,...
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Run multiple OS on the same server

I have a single HP ILO server with Ubuntu installed on it. For application testing purposes, I need to install multiple OS on the server. What will be the best way to use the same server and perform ...
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What Operating System is installed on each partition

I have an SSD drive with two partitions - one with Windows 8 installed, which I bought a few years ago and the other with windows 10 (upgraded from windows 7). I have a problem with Windows 10. I ...
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How does USB device recognition work?

I'm curious how USB device recognition works in Windows. I imagine it's something like this: When you plug in a device, it tells Windows "here's my device ID to tell you what I am" Windows looks to ...
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Second desktop other OS [duplicate]

I want to Dual Boot Windows 10 and Kali Linux. That is not a problem, but I don't want to turn off my PC to get into Kali Linux. I want that if I'm on Windows 10, Kali Linux is in the second desktop. ...
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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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Removing partitions from Chromebook (Chrome Recovery Utility not working)

I dual installed GalliumOS and ChromeOS on my Lenovo 100S ChromeBook. I tried to uninstall GalliumOS but didn't manage to delete its partitions. Now I have ChromeOS installed, but it has under 1 GB ...
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How to remove all the apt-get packages and updates since installation in Ubuntu 14.04?

Iam working on a new project and i some what messed things up in the operating system and i unnecessarily installed and updates some packages.So i cant figure out which packages i installed,so i have ...
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What is variable length instruction, What is its importnace in 32 and 64 bit OS [duplicate]

While reading about 32 bit vs 64 bit OS i came to know that there is instruction length varies from 32 bit to 64 bit. What actually it means and what is its importance?
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Is there a difference CPU Clock and Instruction Clock?

I am a bit confused between CPU clock and instruction clock. I brought the following figure from this source as illustration. Does instruction clock imply the time it takes by the cpu clock to execute ...
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How to Install Windows XP over Windows 7?

I have a Dell laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 7. When I try to install Windows XP on it, Windows 7 does not allow me to. I don't want a dual boot system, I just want Windows XP on my ...
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Can I run freepto or tails or Subgraph OS on rasberry pi?

I am new to the pi, do you guys think I can I run freepto or tails or Subgraph OS on the pi? Since some of them are linux based I thought I would give it a try, but dunno. Thx in advance for your ...
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Solaris T5120 How do i got about installing OS

I have a Solaris T5120 it has a DVD Drive i am new to Solaris or specially with the servers that don't have display port to connect a monitor. So when i power it on i am not sure what to do ...
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USB does not boot when trying to install Linux on my Asus EeeBook X205TA

I already made this question on the AskUbuntu (link) community, but had no good answers/help. So, here I am. I am trying to install Lubuntu on my Asus EeeBook X205TA that came with Windows 10 Home (...
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Can't boot Windows 10 after installing Windows Server 2008

I installed windows server alongside Windows 10 and whenever I start my computer I don't have the option to boot Windows. When the computer starts it goes straight to windows server 2008 without ...
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User named 'daemon' has a process 'urlexceptiond' in OS X process list

What is this process called urlexceptiond in OS X (latest version)? The user is daemon and I wonder if it could be malware ?
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Redirect stdout while a process is running — What is that process sending to /dev/null

I've run a command and redirected it's output via > /dev/null Now that it's been running significantly longer than I expected I want to see what it's doing. Is there a way to re-redirect the ...
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How to make Windows Boot Manager default bootloader

I had Windows 7 OS already on my computer, and then I installed Linux Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, so now I have dual operating systems, but also now my default bootloader is this GRUB (purple crap) screen, is ...
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Upgrading RAM in Dell Optiplex 380 [closed]

I've Dell optiplex 380 machine and I've 32bit Windows 7 ultimate OS on it with DDR3 2*2GB RAM on it. I want to upgrade my machine to use 8GB RAM with 64bit windows 7 ultimate OS and want to install ...
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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. ...