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

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Windows 10 IE11 Compatibility Mode

I have been using Windows 8.1 Pro for awhile and i can access this webpage by adding it into compatibility view in IE. Then I decided to upgrade to Windows 10 via the preloaded options given. I ...
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Window 10 compatibility issues?

I made a new installation of Windows 10 pro on a drive that only had a new Windows 7 pro installation. When I started installing softwares and drivers, I got several instances of “this software is ...
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Will this 'ac wifi' adapter improve my speeds compared to the one I own, on a 'n wifi' router?

I've been using this 'n wifi' adapter for some time now, but it only supports 2.4ghz and up to 150Mbps. Since my 'n wifi' router supports speeds up to 300Mbps and has both 2.4ghz and 5ghz capabilities ...
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Network Attached Storage with USB Storage, Macbook HDD, and Raspberry Pi

I have an old Macbook 13" and i want to make the HDD into a network attached storage device. Basically tear the HDD out, attach it to a USB storage device, and connect that to a Raspberry Pi. I want ...
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How can I change my screen resolution without moving icons, like “Run in 640 x 480 screen resolution” compatibility setting

The title explains most of my question, but I'm going to go more into detail. There is a game that I play that only runs in windowed mode at a certain resolution. Whenever I change my display ...
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How to make Outlook show inline attachments?

I send an email from Mac Mail (Mail 8.2 on 10.10.4), as either RTF or Plain Text, with embedded inline pictures & files, as this example… It arrives at Outlook mail with everything after the ...
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Get more compatibly modes

If your running windows and you hold Alt + double click on any application it opens up properties for that application. On shortcuts you can get compatibility settings. My Question: Is it possible ...
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What PSU sizes can I use with a 2U server chassis?

Note that this question is not a hardware recommendation. The actual PSU and server case quoted in this question are given merely as an illustration; the question itself, as it was explicitly ...
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Compatibility Mode Only Works On Shortcut

I was having an issue getting an old piece of software to install on a Windows XP VM and changing the compatibility mode settings of the executable didn't do anything. While discussing my issue with a ...
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Unsupported C.P.U for windows 10

I have Intel i5-4200u . Earlier the windows get application showed that my laptop can run windows 10. But it performed another check on 13-6-15 and it now shows that my c.p.u is not supported.Is this ...
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Based on my current PC build, what parts can I re-use?

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/ericsartor/saved/#view=CTNypg Above is my current PC build. I am looking to upgrade in the near future, mainly to use an Intel processor. I have clearly built a ...
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What is a Linux compatible line printer? [closed]

Despite it being 2015, there are still a lot of line printers for sale, some branded as “form printers”. Is it possible to run a line printer under Linux, and what kind of restrictions are there in ...
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How can I make this SED command more portable?

I'm using the following sed command: cat version | sed -e 's/[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9:M]*-[abp]/Ver\n/' Which normalizes like this: 4330M-p -> Ver<newline> This works fine with GNU ...
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Radeon r7 250x does not work in motherboard, but a 7970 does.

Motherboard in question: Intel dp45sg. Used to be mine but I replaced it and am using it to build a second computer. Got a new graphics card for this second computer, which is a r7 250x. I know ...
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Can virtualbox use a VM created by an earlier version?

I plan to upgrade my virtualbox to 4.3. But all my guest OSs (win7, linux) are created under 4.2. Will the upgrade cause any problem in virtual machines? I do not want to reinstall all my guest ...
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Lenovo Y570 RAM compataibiliy

I have a Lenovo Y570 laptop with RAM of brand Hynix 4 GB 2Rx8 PC3-10600S-9-10-F2 HMT351S6BFR8C-H9 NO AA Now I want to add additional RAM to my laptop. I've searched on web and found some RAM ...
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Would ARM-compiled PortableApps work on Windows 8.1 RT?

I have the possibility of owning a Microsoft Surface. It's clearly not possible to install apps downloaded from the Internet. But is it still possible to launch executables stored on an SD card or USB ...
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Is there any way to get around incompatibilities for Microsoft Lync without uninstalling other Microsoft software?

I need to install Microsoft Lync. I am using a 64-bit Windows 8.1 system, and I have tried installing both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Lync Basic 2013. When I try to install the ...
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Kali linux on a Chromebook (Asus C200/C300)

I just bought an Asus Chromebook C300 (4GB RAM, 32GB SDD) and want to install Linux on it, I have a couple of questions, I can't find answers to, before proceeding any further. Do Kali and this ...
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Using a MS Access 2013 file in MS Access 2007

I've created a database in Access 2013. I thought this would work on Access 2007 which is on the computers out on site. Unfortunately since I added in things like queries to generate reports for ...
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Power Adaptor Compatibility [duplicate]

my Sony Vaio Power Adaptor broke today and i wondering if i could replace the broken one with the Adaptor from my older Vaio, here are the specs : Broken Adaptor : VGP-AC19V54 Old Adaptor : ...
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Compatibility between Cisco DPC3008 cable modem and Gigafast WF719-CAPR Wireless-G 4-port Broadband Router

After my connection with Comcast started going down once every hour or two, I went along with the tech's suggestion of getting a DOCSIS 3.0 compatible modem (previously, they kept saying that it was ...
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UAC Pops up for program that opens pictures. When did not before how to stop UAC from coming up

Ok problem is that UAC is popping up when opening animated gif files and other picture formats when using windows fax viewer. Now before I restored to factory default the UAC never came up when ...
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Is there a way to mock earlier versions of Firefox?

I'd like to develop a website that is compatible with firefox 10, but I'd rather use a more up to date browser (firefox 30+). Is there a way to view web pages as though you're using an older browser ...
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Erlang/OTP on DragonflyBSD

Does Erlang support DragonflyBSD? Any problems with install and work there? Your experience is much appreciated. I'm know nothing about erlang and less about dragon.
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Motherboard incompatible with RAMs not in its compatibility list?

My Biostar G31-M7 TE seems to be incompatible with DDR2 modules of apparently supported size, speed and depth. The MB supports up to two banks of DDR2, with a max capacity of 2x2GB and clock at 800 ...
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What happens if you plug an internal SATA disk into an eSATA port? [duplicate]

What happens if you plug an internal SATA disk into an eSATA port? Assume that the hard drive has been supplied power via SATA power cable and is not an eSATA drive.
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Why jeditable WYSIWYG plugin behave differently in different web-browsers? [closed]

Normally when we type a sentence in an wysiwyg editor and if we need one in next line we use to press the enter key and it will automatically insert a <br> tag. But when we use the jeditable ...
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Can the Nager IT mouse be used with Macbook Pro OS X Yosemite?

I checked the FAQ and am uncertain about limitations of mouse support on Mac OS X in general.
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Device Stage Visual Editor

I have recently upgrade from windows 7 to windows 8.1, and redownloaded all the software I had.I was informed that the Device Stage Visual Editor v1.5 would run on windows 8 in compatibility mode, ...
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Dell laptop adapter compatibility

I want to know if Dell adapter PA-4E family with P/N JU012 and REF No:ADP-130DB B, is compatible with my Dell Vostro 1400 laptop, S/N: 2Z5T7G1. The only diff I see is with my old adaptr the i/p ...
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Open local HTML files in compatibility view (IE7) in IE11/WIN7

Friend of mine has an interesting issue on his new corporate PC - it looks like his IE11 is somehow configured to open all HTML files from the local file system in compatibility mode (IE7). While I'm ...
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Force a program to run on x86? [duplicate]

I'm using Windows 8.1 x64, and I'm trying a legacy app. I get an error message complaining that the program is not compatible with x64. Is there a way to force a program to run on 32-bit mode on a ...
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Windows 10 TP compatibility with ATI Radeon graphics?

The graphics requirements for Win 10TP are described as "Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver". Is this just a compatibility spec the existing graphics must meet? ...
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Microsoft Word output is substantially different from print preview; probably compatibility issue Word 2013 vs. Word 2003 template

I'm using Save As in Word 2013 or DoPDF to convert a Word document to PDF. When I see Word document print preview, everything is OK. But when I convert it to PDF or simply print it to paper, it comes ...
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jpegtran says “Unsupported marker type” when trying to open a file. How to remove unsupported markers from it?

I have a photo, it opens fine in image viewing software (such as Preview.app), but jpegtran (MozJPEG 3.0, not specific to this version) refuses to work with it, saying "Unsupported marker type 0xfa". ...
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Excel on Mac and Windows have different row height / column width ratios

I find it odd that the same workbook in Excel is stretched horizontally on the mac. This is a slight problem, because the word wrapping changes, sparklines become squished, and the appearance becomes ...
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How do I download “incompatible” extensions from Mozilla's addon website?

I often find that a Firefox extension I want to download from AMO (addons.mozilla.org) has been tagge as "incomaptible" and greyed out; the grey button often can't be right clicked to download anyway. ...
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Far Cry 4 on Windows 8.1: “This app can't run on your PC”

I just installed Far Cry 4, but when I try to run the .exe file it says "This app can't run on your PC". What is the reason for this? My system specifications: Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2.8 GHz ...
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4gb twinmos 1600mhz RAM not working

I am using ECS G41T-m16 motherboard which have bus speed of FSB 1333 mhz. I have been using 2gb ddr3 apacer ram 300mhz for last 2 years.Recently, I have bought a 4gb twinmos 1600mhz RAM but it is not ...
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BSOD after Sony Vaio VPCEH11FX RAM upgrade

My Sony Vaio came with 4GB of RAM. I want to upgrade to 8GB. I purchased Komputer Bay 4GBx2 PC3-10600 133MHZ 9-9-9-24. After installing the RAM and turning the machine on, I got the blue screen ...
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RAM choice when CPU supports max. 1333MHZ - 16GB in 1333Mhz or 1600Mhz? Same price level [closed]

I’ve read that both the processor and motherboard determine the max. speed of RAM for your system. System: Asus K53SV-SX146V Processor: i5-2410M - supports RAM up to 2x 8GB 1333mhz Motherboard: ...
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Import external data connections into Excel 2013 for use in Excel 2003

I have a workbook in Excel 2013 that retrieves data from a SQL database via a query. However, the connection imports data as a table, which is incompatible with Excel 2003. Is there a way to convert ...
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Dual graphics compatibility with AMD A-10 7850K?

I see on AMD's official website that to use their Dual Graphics capability, the "recommended" pairing for an AMD A-10 7850K Kaveri APU is an AMD R7 250 series graphics card. Question: To take full ...
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Installing an SSD on my SATA 2 equipped notebook

With a negligible amount of knowledge concerning PC hardware I'm trying to figure out how to upgrade my Samsung ATIV Book 4 NP470R5E-K02UB notebook with an SSD. I didn't even know where to start so I ...
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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 ...