Questions tagged [operating-systems]

The software layer between your hardware and application programs. It manages program scheduling, memory allocation, interrupt handling, disk input/output, graphic acceleration, hosting device drivers and various other resources.

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Grub escape when trying to boot windows

Hi i was dual booting manjaro + windows10 and made a mistake when deleting manjaro partion and am now getting grub rescue when trying to start my computer. Ive tried various tutorials/methods but i ...
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Restore to Windows 10

Can anyone help me with how I can restore My latest upgraded Windows 11 to Windows 10? I have a lot of data that I can't afford to lose. So unable to formate it. Can someone have any solution to ...
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What are the time characteristics of common computer system operations? [closed]

Some time ago, accidentally I landed on some web page with a list of common computer system operations with associated time characteristics, sth like: CPU cache read - x ms Read from RAM - y ms Save ...
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How to repair Lubuntu 20?

i was using my Lubuntu 20.04 while a update apears. like always ask a pass for sudo and update the system, there was a energy down while udpading, and after that if a power on the pc, the sistem ...
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Can a startup process be delayed? Can the order of startup processes be changed?

I use Displayfusion to move windows to certain areas of the screen on open. When Discord opens, for example, DF moves it to my 2nd monitor. Both DF and Discord run at startup, but Discord finishes ...
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Dock aesthetics/look changes when placed on side of screen

When my dock is on the bottom of my mac's screen it has a 3-dimensional glass-like look like a shelf of application icons. When I move it to the side as I prefer for any dedicated Mac for audio ...
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Best way to upgrade SSD where OS is installed

im very new in building pc and i recently got a desktop with 250GB SSD and 1TB HDD. The OS is installed in the SSD and im thinking about upgrading the size of the SSD. I would like to ask on what is ...
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Which type of ssd should be the Os/Applicatin drive, project files drive and cache/scratch drive?

My new motherboard I ordered is gigabyte aorus pro ac B550 has 1 NVME Gen-4 and 1 NVME Gen-3 and some SATAs. I want to utilize all the ssd ports. which ssd type should perform which task to utilize ...
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PC freezes on OS and OS installation. More than like a hardware issues but I am unsure

Good day everyone,so I was using my PC as usual last night, playing some world of warcraft when windows 11 suddenly blue screen. I booted my PC and it came back normally but it kept crashing. I have ...
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How process loaded into memory? [duplicate]

Suppose I have a file which I want to read in word. When I double click that file some address will be produce that's point to the physical location of that file in hard disk. What is that address ...
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How virtual memory and page file is related?

We know that CPU produces logical addresses also known as virtual addresses while a program is running. Then, those virtual addresses are get translated into physical addresses by Memory Management ...
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How to remove Ubuntu and install Windows 10 on Thinkbook 15 G2 ITL?

I have Lenovo Thinkbook 15 G2 ITL 20VE00FTTX and I am trying to remove Ubuntu and install Windows 10 instead. I made a Windows 10 bootable USB using Windows tool on a different Windows PC. The problem ...
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How do OS installers work? [closed]

I am learning how Linux OS installation works, but searching the Internet for this doesn't provide any information for my questions. Note: This question has been marked as off-topic on Server Fault so ...
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What will happen if I downgrade my Mac to use macOS Mojave (10.14.6)?

I want to use macOS Mojave (10.14.6) so that I can use Wine, but I heard that Apple is discontinuing support for macOS Mojave. If I downgrade my computer, will I be unable to install update(s) from ...
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Infuriating issue with OS install on new motherboard

This is the 4th “build” I’ve done and so far has been the most infuriating. CPU: R5 3600 -> R7 5800X. Motherboard: Asrock B450M Steel Legend -> B550M Steel Legend. I also added another M.2 SSD, ...
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What is the concrete difference between a binary file and any other kind of text file? [duplicate]

Question based out of curiosity. Why if I copy the code from a binary compiled from c code, and paste it into a new file that I make executable, this new file doesn't act as a binary and execute the ...
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Visual studio code default quickfix keybinding not working on Fedora 35?

I have upgraded to Fedora 35 recently. While coding on Visual Studio Code, I can't use the Shortcut Ctrl+. to open the quick fix. When I press Ctrl+. it always display the letter e with the underline. ...
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Not enough storage in /var/cache/apt/archives and login loop issue in kali linux

I think I have might got a problem only few people have encountered before lol: Basically, I am logged out of my kali account, I can't fix the problem because I need to install an update but I'm also ...
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Why VMWARE is asking me to select the OS when there is an OS in the Iso?

I am using Vmware and I downloaded a Kali Linux Iso. This means that a linux OS is inside the ISO, right? If that's the case why do I need to choose a OS when creating a Virtual Machine in Vmware? I ...
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VMware on external drive

I am learning ethical hacking, and the course requires me to install VMware and multiple different operating systems inside it. I don't want to install them on my C drive, but I have a 2tb external ...
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acer stuck in purgatory after a windows 10 reset

acer aspire 5 model # 1515 - 51 - 75UY i decided a would use windows 10's function to reset my os, selected delete all my files in options and hit reset. it did its thing for a couple minutes and then ...
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I only get notifications when I close my laptop

So I am using brave browser as my main browser and I am using brave rewards. The problem is I don't ads, even tho I have enabled all notifications settings and turned off focus assist for the past 6 ...
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Installing Linux by booting from USB

I'm trying to install Linut Mint 20.2 MATE but my attempt to boot it from a USB drive has failed miserably. I downloaded Rufus and set everything up but when I stick the USB in and turn on the ...
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How do I boot windows XP in virtual box into repair mode?

As the question states, I am attempting to boot Windows XP into repair mode using virtual box, I've seen the repair mode option in newer Windows versions but all I could manage in XP is booting in ...
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In the "details" tab of Task Manager, would all of these details be stored in the process control block (PCB)?

Or would they be stored by Windows in an external location. For example, a short list includes items like: Name, PID, Status, Username, Job object ID, CPU Time, I/O Reads/Writes, (number of) threads ...
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Extension of mail file setup by POP and IMAP irrespective of OS and Mail Clients

In case of Windows 10, I found extension of mail file setup by POP is PST and setup by IMAP is OST. Would you like to let us know.. What will be mail file extensions for other OS like MacBook and ...
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grub-mkrescue wont make an ISO but it wont make the iso without any output

I'm following this tutorial, and i was able to make every single file and folder, but i cant seem to make an ISO file, i am trying to run grub-mkrescue iso --output=kern.iso in the root directory but ...
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Accidentally removed python3-dateutil from RHEL 8

I was trying to fix a setup issue related to airflow and accidentally I removed python3-dateutil from the machine (RHEL 8) using sudo yum remove python3-dateutil this also lead to the removal of ...
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How do I stop my virtual machine eating my spaces for no reason?

I'm using VirtualBox with some virtual machines, but it just increases the disk size every time I open and close it without doing anything, I asked several communities, and they said that swap files ...
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Can I switch my operating system from Windows 10 to the latest version of Ubuntu?

I do a lot of 3d rendering and hardware-heavy work on my computer. The hardware itself is in good shape but Windows 10 won't stop freezing programs and takes forever to load files. I've heard that ...
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Use one system hard disk alternately for two identical PCs

I use two identical PCs in the home office and in the "real" office. I have been synchronizing the two data HDDs in the two PCs for years using a synchronization program via Internet. ...
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Why can a 64-bit OS take full advantage of a 4GB RAM but a 32-bit OS cannot? [duplicate]

(Preamble: I understand that there are similar questions, but I'm specifically trying to understand why having more than 32 bits help accessing that 0.5 GB when having 232 addresses is more than ...
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What windows OS version do you get when you do a full factory reset?

I got my laptop with windows 8 I believe. Since then, I've upgraded to windows 10 and now recently windows 11. If I do a full recovery (factory reset) and choose to not keep any personal files, I am ...
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BUG - Arrow icon overlaps other taskbar icons

The image below shows a duplicate arrow icon (normally used to show hidden icons) overlapping with the microphone icon when it is displayed outside of the collapsed group. This happens for any icon ...
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Did windows 10 drop support for first-generation Intel Core i7-920, i7-960 processors?

I have an old machine: first generation Intel core processor i7-920 x58 motherboard: asus p6t deluxe v2 currently has windows 10 version 1709 installed I want to install the latest windows 10 for my ...
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If I soft reboot into another OS what happens to all the memory from the previously booted OS

If I was to restart my computer without cutting power by performing a soft reboot, but then going into bios and booting into another OS on the startup screen, like going from windows to a linux live ...
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running 2 windows using vmware

I have 2 HDD. Both have windows OS. Is it possible to boot into one OS and then use vmware (or any other tool) to open or boot into OS on another HDD. Basically I want to use both windows but not boot ...
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Is Shell a daemon?

A Linux daemon is a program that is started as part of the init process. It is not associated with a terminal. So almost all Linux systems which boot to run level 3 will wait for user to login at the ...
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Is it possible to write a bootable operating system to a disk on a public library computer?

I would like to create a bootable USB drive or SD card on a public library computer (which will be inserted into a Raspberry Pi). I assume the library computer would certainly allow me to download an ...
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boot old computer from ethernet with laptop as server

I have an old computer. It currently cannot boot from CD/dvd its drive is (I think broken). I want to boot an operating system into it- the only option seems to be ethernet. I have a laptop which is ...
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Why is WinPE called an operating system?

WinPE is essentially the Wizard that installs Windows but it is classified as an Operating System. This is a good description. My question is why is it called an operating system? I can see that it ...
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iCloud strange error does not sync

With iCloud Desktop & Download folder sync, and it started synching to my 2nd Mac, but then it said it was full, so I paid to be on the 50Gb plan. Once I enabled the 50Gb of space, an error ...
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How Linux boot UP without /boot?

I have Centos VM on VMware Workstation. I commented the /boot entry in the /etc/fstab for testing purposes. But I found that the system gets boot UP with unmounted /boot file system. How the system ...
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X-Mailer/User-Agent Mail Header informationen on Non-Default OS (e.g. IXI-Connect OS)

I'm wondering, if mail header information added by the mail clients (e.g. User-Agent/X-Mailer) on non-default OS like IXI-Connect OS that has been used with the OGO handheld device (e.g. OGO-CT12) are ...
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Boot to external monitor in a broken screen and no operating systems installed

So I have an Asus EEE pc 1011ha which I used occasionally. But as a year passed its screen just died and it had no operating system installed since I just formatted it to reinstall windows so, with no ...
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windows 10 install, which device drivers is it looking for?

Booted the windows 10 installation media from USB on a new computer (which ask me to press any key to boot from cd or dvd :) It complains about "No device drivers were found". But doesn't ...
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No option in Toshiba BIOS for UEFI to CMS. system BIOS version 1.10 EC version 1.0

Am installing windows 8.1from a 3.0 USB stick. I go into the BIOS, disable Secure Boot but there is no setting in the BIOS to disable UEFI. Nothing at all. Now the machine will try to boot from the ...
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old toshiba laptop wont boot any OS i install

I upgraded an old Toshiba laptop and installing a new SSD, replaced the RAM from 4GB to 8GB, and tried installing a new OS. However, I encountered a problem, I can't boot any OS I throw-in at the ...
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Answer file windows 10

I have a problem. I create answer file on Windows 10. I want to delete an item with automatic installation on the hard drive. I need myself to choose where to install the OS. How to do is?
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Virtual Machines Type 1 Vs Type 2

I recently downloaded Oracle Type 2 VM Hypervisor, and I know there's a Type 1 Hypervisor too in the market. I at least experienced that Type 2 is somewhat slow on my PC. Actually I want to use VM for ...

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