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Operating systems perform basic tasks, such as recognizing input from the keyboard, sending output to the display screen, keeping track of files and directories on the disk, and controlling peripheral devices such as disk drives and printers. For large systems, the operating system makes sure that different programs and users running at the same time do not interfere with each other. The operating system is also responsible for security, ensuring that unauthorized users do not access the system. Operating systems provide a software platform on top of which other programs, called application programs, can run.

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Every so often my Asus laptop, windows 10 OS gets a blue screen of death. I believe the error message is Windows Stopcode, Watchdog violation. This is accompanied by a loud, annoying sound and the computer then collects some information and reboots.

I Googled it, and updated one of my drivers, supposed to be causing the problem. However, it was some time ago, so I don't remember which driver. The problem occurred again today, however, and I really would like to fix it. I don't have an SSD drive, which is sometimes implicated.

Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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A Windows 10 Pro OS is unable to print to Kyocera 3051 color copier

When trying to print a message appears that says "Test page failed to print. Would you like to view the print troubleshooter for assistance?"

If I click on the Yes button and run the diagnostic tests no problems are detected or fixed.

I have already run several Malware bytes and Symantec antivirus scans but nothing has been detected.

I have also run the sfc and DISM commands and no problems have been detected there.

All Windows and Office updated are currently installed.

What can be done to fix this issue so I can once again print from this computer?

Test page failed to print
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Hi,

When working with the terminal on a MAC OS X system, the "open" command, offers the option "-R" to only show a file or directory in finder but not open the file.

As far as I tried the "start" analogue at the Windows command line, there isn't such an option. How can I accomplish this?

Best Regards

Klaus
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So my machine is running Windows Defender offline scans and then rebooting. It will not boot to the OS. Ive tried startup repair, rebuild bcd, and some other basics. I cant get to safe mode either. I can get to command line with the win 10 usb. I think uninstalling defender should do the trick but the cmd tells me every command i try is not recognizable as an internal or external command
any advice helps... i think i need commands for disable or uninstall WD. or commands to elevate cmd.
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I have reviewed a quote that my company has been given for purchasing servers with Server 2016.

What is the meaning of the software licenses mentioned in the screenshot below?

Svr 2016 licenses
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A computer with multiple OS-es my family uses crashed, when you start up it looks like this, cannot load grub:This is how it looks if you try to boot hard drive
If I start the computer with a GParted bootable disk, the file systems are there, and GParted can acccess them:
File systems are there
I can start up this computer fine using an Ubuntu 15 DVD for booting, but I cannot see the hard drive, either file systems.

I would like to make a backup copy of important files from this drive, before experimenting with re-installing grub or a new OS. If I remove the hard drive and connect it through USB to another computer running Fedora Linux, I don't seem to be able to mount the hard drive either as an external drive, because I don't see it as a drive.
Connected as external drive to another computer
How would I mount this on any Ubuntu or Fedora computer so that I would have access to the files?
(Preferably by booting from DVD on this computer.) Thanks.
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I have Dell Optiplex 3050 with a 256GB SSD.

I want to create an image of this PC so I can the restore that image onto a few more PCs of the same make & model.

This is the first SSD i've needed to create an image of. I booted up off my Macrium boot USB, opened up Reflect but it doesn't see the SSD.

I'm guessing the SSD won't be seen as it needs a running OS to recognise & read it, is that correct? If it is, how can I create an image of an SSD? Is it possible?

From what I understand, I can create a clone of the disk, but to apply the clone, I have to remove the SSDs from the other PCs, put them in USB caddies and apply the clone image that way.

Does that sound right?
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Does anyone know where I can download this from on the internet (DMG or ISO)?  I need this for an older mac that I am trying to setup.

Many Thanks!
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I have a user who would like to run the current Windows 10 operating system running on his Lenovo laptop as a VMware virtual machine within the Mac operating system.

We will purchase a Windows 10 Pro license to activate Windows 10 running as the Mac virtual operating system.

What is the process for doing this?
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Hello I have been asked to set a new Active Directory Site from scratch to mirror a Domain with at least 8 other sub domains no migration will be taking place just the existing naming conventions taken and then set up the platform that I will be using is 2012 OS, I will be setting up a new DHCP, DNS, Cert server.etc. I would apprechieate any advice on how to start achieving this and any really good tools for making the transistion nice and easy.
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If the USB Flash Drive is big enough, can you partition it? Example, make a USB bootable, have a folder with documents etc?
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My laptop don't have a drive
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for deployment of windows 10 through system center configuration manager, i read in some articles that MDK is integrated with SCCM

which i think is windows  ADK ? am i correct.

Does SCCM use USMT to do so which is part of MDK?

my question is:

A)if i want to deploy windows image or OS  i can directly do it from SCCM  distribution point or application  so  why use Microsoft deployment kit

B)and if i want to deploy the image to let us say 100 computers, how long it should take through SCCM
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I am in need of analyzing the memory dump and need any good windows debugger tool for Win 2008 & 2012 OS.   please suggest.
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I have installed Server 2012 R2 and created 2 VMs (VM-1 a DC and VM-2 a member computer) both running Server 2012 R2. The test bed server I am using has 2-120 GB SATA SSD for the OS in a RAID 1 and 2-1 TB SATA hard drives in a separate RAID 1 configuration for the data storage. They are controlled by the Dell PERC card. I would like for the member computer, VM-2 to be able to access the data volume and see it as just another hard drive with a drive letter. This is a work in progress for me as I am learning and reading articles on how to do this. As a side note when I created the Hyper V folder (300GB) to hold the VM files, I was able to see the data volume from the Hyper V host and located the Hyper V folder there. I was not sure of how much space the VM files would require as the system space requirements grow. I would have preferred to locate them on the SSD...however.
On the member server VM-2, SQL Express, RDS and a business management application will be installed. It should have about 500GB available. All of this will be required to be backed up nightly. Your help and comments are appreciated.
Thanks - HBee3
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A while back my old Phone got some water in its speaker and stopped workikng. I have stories and notes that i had on my quick memo, that i would love if i could retrive.
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Just throwing it out there....
It has been suggested that to create a faster machine/ OS from boot up to logging onto the desktop is create an image of Windows 7 (x64) and Office 2016 (x86) but dont worry about installing the correct drivers to a laptop or PC, just use the windows generic ones.

So it would be...
Install Windows 7 on PC
Install Office 2016
Install Updates
SysPrep
Deploy Image

What I want to get back from the wonderful community are peoples views on the pros and cons of this....

Before people go off topic - I know using a SSD, improving the RAM and buying a new PC would all increase the speed of start up and loggin on, but this is re using 3 years + hardware.
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Hi,

I plan moving 2 VMs, one 2003 and one XP (Virtual Machine) to a newer ESXi Host.

Because the HAL will change, I will need to reactive the XP / 2003. I assume we can activate the OS ? Anyone have tried an activation recently ?

I'm aware of all the issues running old OS in the network, but it's for an really old apps, internet is blocked and it's backup properly.

Thanks,
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I have a server 201 vm residing on a 48 drive SAN that is RAID 10. I am wondering if it is worth configuring the vm OS disk for mirroring? What is everyone's thoughts on doing this? any benefit/drawbacks?
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Hi experts

Require script to capture all root logins, through su - or direct login with root.


OS - CentOS 7
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Hello all,

I have a 10 TB GDrive external hard drive that I am trying to use to back up my Mac Pro OS drive. The external drive is formatted as exFAT and is accessible on a Windows 7 machine but not on the Mac Pro regardless of whether using a USB or thunderbolt cable. The drive powers on completely when the cable is connected but I can't see the external drive in Finder or on the Desktop. It also does not come up in the Disc Utility.  

Thanks for your help with the above situation.

Shanknomore
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I have encrypted files on my domain workstation

and for some reason my OS got crashed , i had to repair the os after that my files aren't encrypted any more

can i get the encrypted files from back up or is there any other way as there are 100 of files.
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Hi Guys,

I am currently testing the functionality that is offered by the Active Directory Home folder.

I have set myself up with a home folder in AD and after doing this I restarted my PC and I could see the home folder I mapped (letter drive H) and I can also see that my documents/pictures etc have also been re-pointed to my home folder location. As I am aware this is what happens by default when creating a home folder.

but when I logged into another PC with the same user account and very similar PC (same OS build etc). I can see my H drive home folder but it has not re-directed my documents etc. this is now pointing locally at the C drive (normal location).

so why did the first time I log on all my documents got re-directed to the home folder and on the second attempt at logging in on a different PC under same user I got the home folder but no re-direction on the documents folder etc?

Peggiegreg
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The server is pingable from my PC.

this server is  getting hang frequently because of its OS.So, could not do a RDP session.

I  have admin rights on server, Please advice how to reboot server from command Line remotely from my PC.
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Operating Systems

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Operating systems perform basic tasks, such as recognizing input from the keyboard, sending output to the display screen, keeping track of files and directories on the disk, and controlling peripheral devices such as disk drives and printers. For large systems, the operating system makes sure that different programs and users running at the same time do not interfere with each other. The operating system is also responsible for security, ensuring that unauthorized users do not access the system. Operating systems provide a software platform on top of which other programs, called application programs, can run.