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Can anything change in a computer without the user modifying something Yes, definitely. Most obvious example: the clock, it changes all the time! Other examples of environmental factors that change without the user actively manipulating them, are temperature and humidity. Temperature influences the workings of electronics heavily, and humidity has an ...


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This is architecture specific so the following might not be true for all architectures. Normally there is a special hardware in the CPU called interrupt controller that will react to interrupts. You usually program this hardware on boot time by writing a handler for each interrupt (called interrupt service routine) and giving the interrupt controller a ...


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Can anything change in a computer without the user modifying something, also while not having internet connection? Yes, definitely - computers update their own states all the time, and some of these changes will be persistent from one boot cycle to the next. The computer itself is a complex piece of hardware, and the operating system is a complex piece of ...


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