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Darryl Steven Richman, Moshe Lichtman, Mark R Enstrom, Thomas E Lennon, Ralph A Lipe, Pierre Yves Santerre, Robert T Short, David W Voth: Method for automatically configuring devices including a network adapter without manual intervention and without prior configuration information. Microsoft Corporation, Jones & Askew, August 5, 1997: US05655148 (263 worldwide citation)

A system for configuring a network adapter of a computer without user intervention. Device information for the devices of the computer, including each network adapter, is collected to uniquely identify the devices and to describe the device characteristics associated with the operation of those devi ...


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Moshe Lichtman, Mark R Enstrom, Thomas E Lennon, Ralph A Lipe, Pierre Yves Santerre, Robert T Short, David W Voth: System for configuring devices for a computer system. Microsoft Corporation, Jones & Askew, July 28, 1998: US05787246 (199 worldwide citation)

A system for configuring devices of a computer system without user intervention. Device information for each of the devices is collected to uniquely identify the devices and to describe the device characteristics associated with the operation of devices with the computer. Computer resources, which s ...


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Darryl Steven Richman, Moshe Lichtman, Mark R Enstrom, Thomas E Lennon, Ralph A Lipe, Pierre Yves Santerre, Robert T Short, David W Voth: Method for automatically configuring devices including a network adapter without manual intervention and without prior configuration information. Microsoft Corporation, Banner & Witcoff, January 1, 2002: US06336152 (162 worldwide citation)

A system for configuring a network adapter of a computer without user intervention. Device information for the devices of the computer, including each network adapter, is collected to uniquely identify the devices and to describe the device characteristics associated with the operation of those devi ...


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Ralph A Lipe, Pierre Yves Santerre: System for configuring a computer system. Microsoft Corporation, Jones & Askew, May 5, 1998: US05748980 (104 worldwide citation)

A system for configuring a devices of a computer with minimal support by a user. Device information for the devices of the computer is collected to uniquely identify the devices and to describe the device characteristics associated with the operation of those devices with the computer. Computer reso ...


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Moshe Lichtman, Mark R Enstrom, Thomas E Lennon, Ralph A Lipe, Pierre Yves Santerre, Robert T Short, David W Voth: System for managing the configuration of a computer system. Microsoft Corporation, Jones & Askew, September 15, 1998: US05809329 (99 worldwide citation)

A system for managing the configuration of devices of a computer system. Device information is obtained to uniquely identify each device and to describe the device characteristics associated with device operation. To obtain device information, a particular device is detected on a selected system bus ...


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Moshe Lichtman, Mark R Enstrom, Thomas E Lennon, Ralph A Lipe, Pierre Yves Santerre, Robert T Short, David W Voth: Method for managing the assignment of device drivers in a computer system. Microsoft Corporation, Jones & Askew, October 6, 1998: US05819107 (81 worldwide citation)

A system for managing the assignment of device drivers to devices of a computer system. The computer system can maintain device-related information for a primary device and for devices that are "compatible" with the primary device. This device information supplies an indication of whether a device d ...


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Moshe Lichtman, Mark R Enstrom, Thomas E Lennon, Ralph A Lipe, Pierre Yves Santerre, Robert T Short, David W Voth: System for allocating the resources of a computer system. Microsoft Corporation, Jones & Askew, August 11, 1998: US05793979 (61 worldwide citation)

A system for allocating resources for use by devices of a computer system. A possible configuration of elements of a resource is obtained. This possible configuration defines the resource elements that are appropriate for operating the devices within the computer system. For a selected device, a det ...


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Darryl Steven Richman, Moshe Lichtman, Mark R Enstrom, Thomas E Lennon, Ralph A Lipe, Pierre Yves Santerre, Robert T Short, David W Voth: System for automatically configuring a network adapter without manual intervention by using a registry data structure maintained within a computer system memory. Microsoft Corporation, Jones & Askew, December 14, 1999: US06003097 (54 worldwide citation)

A system for configuring a network adapter of a computer without user intervention. Device information for the devices of the computer, including each network adapter, is collected to uniquely identify the devices and to describe the device characteristics associated with the operation of those devi ...


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Brian A Reynolds, Pierre Yves Santerre, Darryl S Richman, Ralph A Lipe, Robert M McKaughan: Reduce or fail-safe bootstrapping of a system having a graphical user interface. Microsoft Corporation, Seed and Berry, May 6, 1997: US05627964 (50 worldwide citation)

A method and system are disclosed for invoking a limited or "fail-safe" functionality from a computer system having a graphical user interface (GUI). In one aspect, a computer operating system having GUI functionality can be activated with two different sets of GUI features. Normally, the operating ...


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Raymond D Pedrizetti, Pierre Yves Santerre: Smart hibernation on an operating system with page translation. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger & Seeley, August 19, 2003: US06609182 (44 worldwide citation)

A duplicate memory image of the pages that need to be saved (i.e. hibernated) is created within volatile memory. The pages to be hibernated include all pages whose state is locked and a portion, if not all, of the pages whose state is idle. If the duplicate memory image of the pages to be hibernated ...