Compatibility refers to whether a particular piece of hardware or software will work with a system.

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Enabling Microsoft Windows Media player to play Matroska (MKV) container and H.264 codec videos

My understanding of the technical aspects associated with Video files is very basic. Our company developed a Thick-client software product for the commercial market that would allow users to view ...
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RAM not working with my motherboard

I bought new RAM modules: Kingston 8GB(2x4GB) KIT DDR3 1333MHz CL9 HyperX Fury and the motherboard is an ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO. Does anyone know what could be the problem? After turning on the computer ...
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Windows 7 - Windows Vista compatibility layer software?

I've bought a dictionary which came with a software version of the dictionary. Unfortunately, while this installs on both my Windows Vista and Windows 7 PCs, it will crash when I run it on Windows 7 ...
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PCI Express x1 in a PCI Slot

Will this work? I found a cheap serial port card I need for a POS receipt printer but I'm not sure if the computer has a PCI Express x1 slot. For sure it has a PCI slot though so I'm wondering if I ...
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How do version differences affect PowerShell commands on remote computers?

Newer PowerShell versions obviously will come with new features and new cmdlets. This is something which is important to take into consideration when writing scripts, or PowerShell walkthroughs, which ...
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RehearScore crashes on windows 7 - no idea how to fix

I'm not sure this is the place to ask, hopefully I wasn't wrong. My girlfriend needs to install a software called RehearScore. It's uh... Old. And it crashes when you try and run it. She has a ...
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Installing Windows XP Support Tools (to get WinDiff) on Windows 7

Is there anything wrong with installing Windows XP Service Pack 2 Support Tools on Windows 7? In particular, I want to use WinDiff. If this should not be done, then how else can I install WinDiff on ...
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Crossfiring between Dual-X and non Dual-X cards

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I can't find any information out there on what exactly "Dual-X" is. I have a Sapphire DUAL-X R9-270X which has been discontinued, but I have found a great deal ...
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Xen 4.2.xx compatibility with Fedora 17

I know that Fedora 17 ships with Xen 4.1.xx, but is it compatible with Xen 4.2.xx and later versions? I have searched online and found nothing either supporting or denying the fact. If it is ...
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Is this ram compatible with my motherboard?

Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400MHz 16GB 2x8GB CL11 XMP 1,65V ASUS Sabertooth Z77 socket ATX,Z77, DDR3 I am currently using: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz 8GB CL8 Kit w/2x 4GB XMS3 ...
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802.11ac + latest chromebooks + old modem?

I'm thinking of buying one of the latest Chromebooks with 802.11ac capability. Will it work with my old/slow modem with BGN capability (at least that's what I think it has)? Right now my download ...
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The motherboard “GA-945GM-S2” is compatible with processor “Dual Core E2200”?

I have a Intel® Pentium® Processor E2200 processor. I have discovered that my motherboard is faulty. I found the GA-945GM-S2, but I do not know if it supports my processor. I need to know if it is ...
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what is the bluetooth device compatibility matrix?

I have been looking for information that explains what types of bluetooth devices are able to work with each other if they are different versions. I have a pair of Bluetooth Version 2.1+EDR ...
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Incompatible RAM with a laptop

Recently, I bought a RAM (Vengeance CMSX8GX3M2A1600C9) for my laptop (eMachines E732G). Yesterday I installed the RAM on my laptop. There was a problem. I could not install any operating system ...
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Overseas parts power compatability

I'm ordering parts for a new computer and they're way cheaper on Amazon, but I'm in New Zealand which runs 240V as opposed to America's 110V (I think). Will the parts be fine if I just get the power ...
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If a motherboard doesn't support ram freq, is still compatible?

For example, my Asrock P67 Extreme4 says this: Supports DDR3 2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066 non-ECC, un-buffered memory Is the ram at 2400 Mhz compatible? Will the performance be downgraded or ...
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Mah Jonng game on Archive.org from 1991 will not run

I am trying to download v3.5.1 on archive.org of Mah Jonng. I have no idea what is wrong with it but here is the error when I try to run it: Okay, this game is from 1991 and maybe it will not run ...
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What is the easiest way to open a Mac Pages (.pages) file on Windows?

I have moved to OS X, and although Microsoft's Office software is brilliant on Windows, on the Mac its usability leaves something to be desired compared to Apple's own counterparts (Pages, Numbers and ...
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USB hub damages an external hard disk (and storage devices) on use attempt

I recently bought a USB hub because I find myself needing more than just two USB ports on my prebuilt laptop. However I come to the problem that when I use an external hard disk with it I cannot ...
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Need help running a windows 2000 program in windows 7

I need to run a very old windows 2000 program on windows 7, and I do not have the install disk. All I have are the files from the windows 2000 install. I tried running it in comparability mode and ...
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What SSD hard drive is compatible with an HP Compaq 2540p? [closed]

I have read this thread but I'm not sure what to look out for and what will cause incompatibility when purchasing an SSD hard drive for this laptop.
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What is today's memory quad channel?

What is today's memory quad channel meaning? For example, does this counts as a quad channel or dual-dual channel? 2x8GB 10-10-10-30 1600 + 2x4GB 9-9-9-24 1866 In the sense Quad I would think that ...
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Error Message: Primary Slave Drive - ATAPI Incompatible

So I recently switched towers and now, all of a sudden, I'm getting this error message as soon as I boot my system. The error message reads "Primary Slave Drive - ATAPI Incompatible". This has really ...
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How can I check which RAM replacement can I use in my laptop?

I've a Nanya (NT2GT64U8HD0BN-AD) 2GB DDR2 SO-DIMM PC2-6400S, 200-pin, Notebook RAM I would like to use this RAM in my old laptop Samsung NC-10 I know that normally is upgraded with PC5300 667MHz ...
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How to verify whether hard drives are permutable? Samsung sp1614n by Samsung sp6003h or IBM DeskStar DTLA-305030?

How to verify if I can replace one hard drive by another? I don't know exactly the motherboard model.
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How to check GPU and motherboard compatibility?

I want to buy the following motherboard: link And this GPU: link How do I know if they are compatible?
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DDR2 DIMM only works if alone in channel

I'm trying to use 4 DDR2-800 DIMMs together: 2*1GB 5-5-5-15 1.9V and 2*2GB 5-4-4-15 2.1V. Either set works fine by itself at 5-5-5-15 at either 1.9V or 2.1V, but combining the sets doesn't work. I've ...
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Is GeForce GTX 660 compatible with a Dell Inspiron 660?

I am thinking about purchasing a GeForce GTX 660 graphics card for my Dell Inspiron 660 desktop computer, but I've never purchased a GFX card before, and I'm not sure if it is compatible with said ...
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Compatibility issues between Empathy and GTalk

Are these IM clients compatible with Google Talk in terms of audio and video calls? I am asking this particular question due to problems arose upon initiating a video call from the Empathy client to ...
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Where is the Remove Personal Information item in Word 2007?

In Word for Mac 2011, there is a checkbox in the Preferences -> Security for Remove personal information from this file on save. Where would this checkbox be set in Word 2007 on windows?
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Need to set document mode for specific sites in IE 11

I'm facing an issue where certain sites in my organization are defaulting to render mode 5 and the page won't load. If I change the document mode to 8 or 9 it works fine. Is there a way to set the ...
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Running Windows Explorer from Windows 2000 under Windows 7

I dislike the Windows Explorer built in to Windows 7. Is there a way to start the classic Windows Explorer that is present on Windows 2000 (both the panel and the file manager) under Windows 7? I ...
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Windows 7's Compatibility Mode Behavior

I'm trying to find out which precise changes are introduced by setting an application icon property. This question points to descriptions of how to use that functionality in a program under ...
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Can I run IE 11 in Compatibility mode 10

If i add a site to the compatibility list, it runs as if IE 7. .. But IE 7 sucks. The feature missing in IE 11, works in IE 10. So how do I permanently run all compatibility sites in IE10 mode, not ...
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Can Windows 8.1 Professional run on any PC / laptop?

I want to get the Yoga Pro 2 but install Windows 8.1 Professional over it so that I can cannot to a Windows Domain. The equipment supplier is telling me that according to the website, it does not ...
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GTA IV Windows 7 Compatibility Mode

Windows 7 is NOT listed in compatibility mode for GTA IV Or any other problem in particular. How do I fix it to show windows 7?
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Can an OS X home dir be on an exFAT partition?

I am looking to move my Mavericks (OS X 10.9) home dir to a exFAT partition. (Why is not important right now - I am just looking for technical info.) Are there known limitations to doing this? If ...
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Will this charger/adapter work for my son's laptop? [duplicate]

thanks in advance for your help. I mentioned most of what was on each adapter, I know some will not be of any help but didn't want to miss anything. His computer model is: ASUS G47VW-BHI5N43 The ...
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Will CentOs 6.5 be compatible with Redhat certified motherboards?

I am building a lot of machines these days running CentOs, but recently I ran into serious compatibility issues with various of motherboards where CentOs ain't happy. At first I had problems with a ...
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Office 2013 can't open office 2010 protected file,vice versa

I couldn't achieve to produce an interchangeable protected file between Excel 2013 and Excel 2010. Excel 2010 can't open 2013s protected one and 2013 can't open 2010s protected one. I think their ...
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Internet Explorer 11 doesn't show user agent strings

I just got two calls from clients saying that on IE11 they don't see a list of user agents in the dev tools anymore. I tried it myself on my machine, but I do see the list. The only two things in the ...
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Disable IE10/Win8 auto detection of compatability mode

we have a site in the office we are trying to access. I have confirmed that it works on IE10 if I put the browser into IE8 Compat View with IE5 Quirks, on windows 7 at least. The problem with Windows ...
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How do I execute 32bit games on 64bit operating system

I have this game medal of honor which is perfectly executable on 32bit operating systems and when i execute it on my 64bit laptop it gets stuck with a black screen and then everything disappears. This ...
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Compatibility of mounting holes for 775 and 1150 style sockets

Will my 775 CPU cooler fit the mounting holes for a 1150 style socket?
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Winamp Library Not Displaying Crossover

I'm having issues with getting the winamp library displaying in crossover in both OSX Mavericks and Ubuntu 13.10. I'm using version 13 in crossover. I have installed directx and then winamp 6.66.
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How can I link my Lightning (Thunderbird) and my Office365 calendars?

My organization has recently started using Office365. I hooked up to it for email, using IMAP and SMTP, no problem (except that it's slow). Now I want to have my Lightning calendar linked to it as ...
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Dell Latitude e6420 128GB SDXC Card

I am using a Dell Latitude e6420 at work with a 120GB SSD which is running out of space due to many VirtualBox drives for testing various browsers. I am looking at a couple of options for expanding ...
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Website displays blank in Chrome & Opera, but fine in IE10

This website has just moved web host. It displays fine for me in IE10, but in Chrome and Opera it displays as a white page with a broken image. If I clear my cache the same thing happens. If I view ...
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“Mozilla/5.0” and “like Gecko”: Do web applications still test for Firefox-specific user agent strings?

Forgive me if this is the wrong site to ask this question; some similar questions were closed on Web Applications Stack Exchange, so I asked this question here. If necessary, feel free to migrate this ...
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Linux compatibility layer for Mac OS X

I have a closed-source piece of Linux software written in a combination of Java and C. The application installs on my Mac (it uses InstallAnywhere), however, it isn't intended to run on a Mac. The ...