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Instead of downloading DBAN, you can do the same with any Windows Install disk. In fact I do it regularly with a Windows 7/8/8.1 ISO whichever I have. Boot up into the Windows Installer. On the partitioning screen, press SHIFT + F10 to bring up a command prompt. Type diskpart to start the application. Type list disk to bring up the connected disks. The ...


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short answer, use DBAN (aka Darik's Boot and Nuke): http://www.dban.org/ DBAN is a live CD with all the tools set up for securely wiping media. In general you boot from the LiveCD, use menus to select the disk, and perform the wipe. Here is a tutorial: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/data-destruction/ss/dban-tutorial.htm


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If all you want to do is reinstall, then there's no need to erase entire drive (as proposed by Frank Thomas and Russin Soyuz Rocket). You just want to ensure that there's nothing that can obviously be read on the OS partition. If you want to erase OS partition, but preserve other partitions, just start re-installing Windows from optical disc or flash drive. ...


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First off its a hard disk not disc. Disc with a "C" is for optical media, like CD-ROMs and DVDs. Now, on to your question as to why a SSDs dont necessarily improve the speed of running applications compared to a traditional HDD. The reason is disk access. SSDs do read and write much faster than traditional hard disks. However, unless the application is ...


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A. when your system starts to swap, you are already in trouble. You don't won't to get there, ever. B. SSD are faster than conventional hard disks, but they are still significantly slower than RAM memory. A running game in an adequately designed system uses only CPU, GPU, and RAM, and the hard disk is only accessed for saving game status or such. Therefore,...


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Generally swapping only occurs when you start running out of RAM. With today's systems with 16GB and higher, it is unlikely that playing games would cause swapping to occur. If swapping does occur, then yes, it would be much faster when using an SSD than a HDD. However, the page file is often disabled on SSDs to limit the number of writes and thus increase ...


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The premise of your question is this: How is this Microsoft website communicating with my operating system to see the status of the troubleshooting program I downloaded? Which is assuming the Microsoft owned/operated/managed webpage is communicating with your local Windows setup. This doesn’t seem to be the case. I am on Mac OS X and since I can’t ...


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It happens when you download DMG files which are virtual Disk Images. When you open the DMG file OSX mount it as it would do for any other removable disk suck as CD or USB stick. Hope this helps.


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From what I understand, you made a simple file by file copy of the system partition. This is not enough. In order for your PC to boot to Windows, the BIOS/UEFI (the embedded program in the motherboard) needs to know where Windows files are. It does so by reading a special part of the hard drive which tells it where to look for Windows. This part is not a ...


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You most definitely can host a website on Windows 10. You say "services," but dont mention what they are. Assuming these services come with, or can be installed on Windows 10, then it will work. Server versions of Windows are designed to handle more concurrent users than desktop versions. Also, they prioritize background tasks over user tasks. You can ...


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update for free to Windows 10 (till 29. July 2016) and here you also have the option to manually change the DPI per Monitor in the settings app.


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No, not in Windows 7, DPI settings affect the entire desktop, regardless of number or arrangement of monitors. First possible since Windows 8.1 due to DPI scaling enhancements.


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Simply: yes, it's possible, and an FTP client is part of the available toolset. Basically, what you need is a network card and an MSDOS-oriented driver. On top of that you're going to need support of a network stack (such as TCP/IP) as well as a network-oriented userspace toolset (uncluding an FTP client). The details of how to set this up from scratch ...


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Regarding the INTh commands you reference (see: BIOS Interrupt Calls), you are correct that this did use to be the way that an OS would access low-level hardware. In a modern machine, these calls (if executed) often end up in the CSM (Compatibiliy Support Module, at least in AMI parlance) which can handle these requests. In the instance of say a video BIOS ...


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I believe pro audio apps use CoreAudio Audio Units or Steinberg Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plug-ins to do this (and more). To do similar things with apps that don't have AU or VST support, see Rogue Amoeba's Loopback or Audio Hijack, or Ambrosia Software's WireTap Studio or WireTap Anywhere.


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The fingerprints in Nmap's OS database are user-submitted. The most likely reason these particular versions are missing is that no user has scanned those OS versions and submitted a fingerprint. This may be because they match an existing fingerprint with a close version; there is not likely to be a difference between iOS 7.1.1 and 7.1.2, for instance. A user ...


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You typically need to set up a BOOTP + DHCP server then boot over the network via PXE. Here's a guide on how to do so: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=96322 Getting this setup is definitely going to take some time and effort, good luck!



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