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

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Windows 7's Compatibility Mode

Consider the Application Compatibility Mode settings for a typical Windows program: The question is: What exactly will happen to the environment supplied by Windows to the program when the only ...
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Will this video card run with this motherboard?

Ok, I have an ASUS P5LD2 SE motherboard. Here is a link to it: https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P5LD2_SE/. My question is will I be able to run this video card: GeForce 8800 GTX Edit: I found a ...
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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 ...
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Modern graphics card requirements

I have about 5 years old motherboard GA-MA790FXT-UD5P, and I'm thinking of upgrading graphics card. I would like to know that are there any reasons that any modern graphics card wouldn't be compatible ...
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Is there ultra HD support in Linux?

I wonder what the current state of this is? Any distro that supports very high ppi as of today? I have read that mageia offers support, but I wonder if that is truly the case? i find it strange ...
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Intel S2600CP Server Board and SC5650 family Intel server chassis issue

I am planning to try Intel S2600CP Server Board and SC5650 family Intel server chassis together. Are they compatible? Does anyone has an experience with that setup?
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Sound is not working for Dany u1050 USB TV device in Win 8

I have a Dany u1050 USB TV device and using Win 8 but sound is not working for the device. However, this device was working normally with Win XP and Win 7.
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USB2 device incompatibility with USB3 computer

I have a new laptop with 2 USB2 ports and 2 USB3 ports. I have to use an USB2 RGB-D camera, namely the Softkinetic DS325. On my old laptop (only USB2 ports) everything is running as it should. On the ...
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Buying new RAM for GT780DXR

My GT780DXR laptop is having memory problems, and I am looking to throw in a fresh 16GB. I am not much of a hardware guy. I hope superuser is the right place for this question. This is what I have ...
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Windows 7 Compatibility tab grayed out

The compatibility tab on exe files and shortcuts on my Windows 7 Professional are all grayed out. I wish to run as administrator. Please advise.
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Trying to get KO99.exe running on a new computer

I cannot get KO99.exe (either restored from an archive or downloaded from the source: http://retrospec.sgn.net/users/rjordan/klass/) to run on my new(er) computer. Every time I run it, it asks if I ...
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What does compatibility option “Disable visual themes” do?

"Disable desktop composition" flag disables Aero (transparent glass border) effect for the duration of the application's run, which seems like all there is to "visual themes", but toggling the ...
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Is dual-channel RAM operation independent for each bank?

For dual-channel usage of DDR3 SDRAM, what happens if one bank has DIMMs in both channels but the other bank has only one DIMM in one channel? Will the bank with the paired DIMMs operate at the ...
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Kaspersky compatibility on Windows 8.1

I'm trying install Kaspersky 2013 version 13 on my Windows 8.1 pro and can't install. How can I fix this?
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Powershell/CMD command to open IE10 in compatibility mode

I am looking for a powershell command to open Internet Explorer 10 in compatibility mode like C:\Program files(x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe www.abc.com opens www.abc.com in IE10. I want to ...
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Compatibility of RAM modules [closed]

I have an old computer with 3 RAM modules with 1GB each, as follows: Type: DDR2 Size: 1024 MBytes Manufacturer: Kingston Max bandwith: PC2-6400 (400 MHz) Reference number: KTC1G-UDIMM Now I ...
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Problems with Radeon HD 7770 graphics card

I got an Asrock 945GCM-S motherboard, LGA 775 socket, 4GB of RAM and a Core 2 Duo E7400 processor. And I wanted to upgrade my graphics card. The older graphics card was a Radeon HD 4650 without its ...
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Can I use a mac mini as the boot drive with a 2006 macbook?

I need to update to the latest Mac OSX Mavericks for some iOS development work. However the Macbook is so old that the latest OS is not compatible with it. I can't afford to shell out the money for a ...
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Is it just fine to install windows 8.1 on old version of motherboards?

Motherboards today says they are window 8 ready Im curious if i installed window 8.1 on a motherboard that doesn't mention windows 8 is just fine.. Sorry, im away from home and cannot pull the mobo ...
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laptop graphic card pci express identification

How can you identify what type of pci-e version it is for my laptop? I've taken apart my laptop to where my motherboard is exposed for me to view. I've done a couple of research to figure this out but ...
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Creative Gigaworks T3 sub with different speakers [closed]

I was hoping someone might know something more about how audio works and let me know whether this is compatible or not. I would like to use my Gigaworks T3 sub with my Gigaworks T40 speakers. The ...
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PPT file content - works in PowerPoint 2010 (and previous), unable to load in PowerPoint 2013

I have a file saved in old PPT format. I'm able to open it in PowerPoint 2010 and previous version. It contains one simple macro which is not call during opening file. When I try to open mentioned ...
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How to re-enable compatibilty dialog on Windows 8?

My work uses Cisco AnyConnect for VPN client connections. When I upgraded at home to windows 8 I began getting the dialog that said something like: Compatibility issues exist for this application ...
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Running Windows XP applications on Windows 7 Ultimate

In the past, people using Windows Vista could run into the problem that their Windows XP applications would not run on the new operating system. Given that Windows 7 Ultimate and later versions of ...
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Current gen Crossfire compatibility with an old Crossfire board

I've got it in mind to purchase a pair of Radeon HD7770s but the thing is my board is old. CPU-Z tells me that it's a MSI 770-G45 and although its listed as Crossfire-compatible, I'm told that the ...
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How much Bandwidth does an Express Card slot on a Laptop put out?

I want to buy a Dell M6800 Laptop workstation. Can someone tell me how much bandwidth does 54 mm Express Card slot put out ? Also how many lanes of PCIe that slot has ? ( x1, x4, x8, x16 ) How do I ...
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Is my ddr3 RAM compatible with my pc? [duplicate]

i have a shuttle barebone pc (link to description: http://www.shuttle.eu/fileadmin/resources/download/docs/spec/barebones/SG41J1_Plus_black_e.pdf). I would add some RAM, but i don't know if the one i ...
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How to make an extremely old app run on 64bit Windows? [duplicate]

I have a very old application designed for Windows 3.1. I have been able to use this application on Windows 7, however, that was Windows 7 32bit. Now I have since re-installed Windows to 64bit, and ...
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Can you have PC3L and PC3 RAM together?

I have a pair of DDR3 SODIMM RAM modules in my laptop, and I want to replace the 2GB for a 4GB that is compatible. So far I haven't been able to find an exact match but I found a very similar with a ...
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Preparing an Excel 2010 workbook for Excel 2013 compatibility

I'm going through an important workbook currently in Excel 2010 to make sure it's fully compatible with Excel 2013. I found a list of changes to the object model in 2013, but it didn't cover your ...
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How to find the battery input range for my Asus U52F-bbg6

How can I find the battery voltage input range of my specific device? it is an Asus U52F-bbg6. Any run commands for that? I've had little luck ether in-machine or online, save this: Laptop battery: is ...
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“Silicon Power 4GB Micro SDHC Class 10 High Speed Memory Card” compatible with Raspberry Pi?

Today I bought a "Silicon Power 4GB Micro SDHC Class 10 High Speed Memory Card". Is this compatible with Raspberry Pi Model B?
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How do you tell if a graphics card is compatible with your computer?

How do you look at any given graphics card and see if it will work with your computer? I can't see why they wouldn't all work, but I have literally no experience with graphics cards. If you want to ...
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CPU and motherboard compatibility

I used CPU-Z to identify my socket and it said 479 mPGA. Also got chipset information and used intel site to check out compatible processors. Turns out a lot of processors were compatible with the ...