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Operating System in Hard Drive


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#1 NutCrack

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 07:36 PM

How is it possible to open an Operating System like windows XP on a Hard Drive? May I ask for some steps or at least a tutorial.

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#2 groovicus

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 08:25 PM

An operating system is simply a group of applications. You can 'open' those files using any text editor. Most of them will not be readable because they have been compiled into binaries. Not sure what more you want to know.

#3 NutCrack

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 05:05 AM

An operating system is simply a group of applications. You can 'open' those files using any text editor. Most of them will not be readable because they have been compiled into binaries. Not sure what more you want to know.


So.. can is it possible? Sorry, I'm not to good at these things.

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 06:50 AM

It's hard to answer because what you've said doesn't explain to us what you want to do. "to open an Operating System" has no clear meaning.
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Posted 03 June 2011 - 09:41 PM

Are you talking about performing kernel debugging on an OS, to look at the internal structures of Windows? If so, I would do a Google search of "Windbg tutorial" and look into using the Debugging Tools for Windows application suite.




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