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Where do I ask questions about the Windows operating systems? Be it Win 8, 7 or XP.

The questions that I want to ask may not be strictly related to a problem I am facing, but related to files and features of the OS itself or asking just because of my curiosity. For example, I want to know the purpose of the file "Bootvid.dll" in a Win 8 OS. Or, for example, I want to what "hal.dll" is.

Are these questions appropriate for Stack Overflow or Super User? If not, please recommend some SE sites in which I can post such questions, because I am interested in getting into the guts of the Windows OS. Open to all suggestions.

marked as duplicate by gnat, random Nov 29 '13 at 17:20

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  • WHY do you want to know? Is this a question that came up while you were programming? Or being super userish? Answer that & you'll have your answer... – Shog9 Nov 29 '13 at 16:53
  • Came up while getting some BSOD due to antivirus conflicts. – Sreyan Dec 2 '13 at 8:12
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If the questions are not specifically related to programming, then I would recommend asking the question on Super User. There you can ask questions about different files in Windows and what they do, as well as errors or problems that you have while using the Windows operating system. If you are new to Super User you can get a tour of the website HERE, which introduces you to how Super User works. However, your question cannot be about:

"Electronic devices, media players, cell phones or smart phones, except insofar as they interface with your computer"

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