07155713 is referenced by 23 patents and cites 21 patents.

A componentized operating system is separated into multiple different components. In certain embodiments, a bill of materials (BOM) identifies at least one component that is installed (or is to be installed) for an operating system image on a computer. Each component includes one or more files and has a corresponding manifest that identifies which other components (if any) the component is dependent on. During an installation or upgrading process, the manifest for a component can be accessed to determine which additional components (if any) are to be installed even if they are not explicitly identified in the BOM.

Title
Componentized operating system
Application Number
9/561389
Publication Number
7155713 (B1)
Application Date
April 27, 2000
Publication Date
December 26, 2006
Inventor
Sanjay Shenoy
Redmond
WA, US
Seung Yup Chai
Redmond
WA, US
David J D Souza
Mercer Island
WA, US
Donald J McNamara
Woodinville
WA, US
Seetharaman Harikrishnnan
Redmond
WA, US
Tom G Yaryan
Seattle
WA, US
Ryan Burkhardt
Redmond
WA, US
Agent
Lee & Hayes PLLC
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 9/445
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