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

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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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How to fix game compatibility issue with FIFA 2001 on Windows 7

I used to play EA Sports FIFA 2001 when I had Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Now I installed it on Windows 7 and keep the CD in the laptop. But I got this error message "Please insert the correct ...
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Is the Samsung 850 Evo compatible with Dell Latitude E6400?

Is the Samsung 850 Evo SSD compatible with Dell Latitude E6400 notebook?
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Dell Inspiron 530 (desktop) PSU compatibility

I have an Inspiron 530 with a stock PSU. I need to upgrade it to meet my video card's needs (AMD HD6770), which demands at least 450W, to potentially fix BSODs with the latest version of the drivers ...
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Can Ubuntu be installed on a Dell Inspiron 1501?

I hope to format my Dell Inspiron 1501 that is currently running Windows Vista, and install Ubuntu 12.0 or 13.0. Is there any Windows software to detect the hardware's compatibility with Ubuntu? I'm ...
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Dell Studio laptop not compatible with charger (will turn on, not charge)

I have a Dell Studio 1558 laptop that won't turn on unless I plug in my charger. Right now I'm using a 65W Dell AC Adapter. My laptop will turn on, but give me a message saying that it is the wrong ...
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How to install Quicken 98 on Windows 10?

Quicken 98 installs fine on Windows 7; not Windows 10 however. I've tried compatibility settings to no avail. With Windows 7, it worked provided you picked the win95 folder and ran the setup in ...
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Adobe Reader X sendmail button not working

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 x64 Adobe Reader 10.0.1 When a user clicks the Sendmail button in Adobe Reader X (see above image), instead of opening ...
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Can I Mix Ink Cartridges Of Different Manufacturers?

At the moment i have 4 total compatible ink cartridges of X manufacturer in my printer. 3 of them are depleted and one is half full which is black. What happens if i replace 3 depleted cartridges ...
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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 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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Acronis Backup 2009 cannot access Acronis Backup 2014 files

I have 2009 on one machine and 2014 on another. Made full backup with 2014 machine to external hard drive, that has other 2009 backups on it. Open external hard drive on 2009 machine. I can read all ...
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Outlook 2013 asking for administrator after Compatibility change (Windows 8.1)

I have a machine with Windows 8.1 and Office 2013 installed, which I wanted to change the compatibility to Windows Vista. The problem is, when Windows 8.1 have a pre-installed application into it, it ...
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Tools to see ext2/ext3/ext4/btrfs/jfs/xfs filesystems under windows?

Are there any drivers/application that can read/write ext2/ext3/ext4/btrfs/jfs/xfs filesystems from Windows? E.g.: a removable drive is formatted with EXT3.. how can I write it under Windows XP/7?
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KB980408: Fix for Explorer freezing: does anyone know what app caused it?

Microsoft released an update for Windows 7 today (Tuesday, April 27, 2010): KB980408: The April 2010 stability and reliability update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is available. The ...
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Can I use the eDp connection on a motherboard with any eDp panel?

I've seen that some mini-ITX motherboards, especially for embedded PCs, have onboard eDp connections. Here's an example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132071 Would ...
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CPU DDR2 compatibility

I'm looking to upgrade the CPU on a laptop, and am having a hard time verifying the DDR type of CPUs. The laptop has a T5250. So, for upgrading, I'm looking at the X7900 and T9500, which are the two ...
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Is there a native alternative to the `watch` command; for Darwin/OS X

I have a script that I'm trying to port from Linux to Darwin/OS X. The Linux version currently depends on the watch command, which doesn't appear to be installed on Darwin/OS X by default. What's the ...
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Windows 7 cannot turn off DPI/PPI scaling for an application

I have Windows 7 with DPI scaling set to 120 DPI. It makes some problems with older applications like clipped text, blurred graphics or too big text. I'd like to disable DPI scaling for these ...
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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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What should I look at if I want to buy RAM to my PC? [closed]

I have 2GB (2 x 1GB !Rx8 PC2 - 5300U - 555 - 12) on my PC (Windows 7 64-bit version): http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=3459243&swLangOid=18&swEnvOid=1093 I want ...
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Supermicro X8DTT-F Ram Compatibility

can anyone help me if this ram specs is compatible with Supermicro X8DTT-F? Manufacturer Hynix Manufacturer Part # HMT151R7BFR4C-G7 Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM Capacity 4GB Pins 240 Pin Bus Type ...
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What kind of Non-ECC RAM does this board support?

I'm leaning towards a purchase of this CPU/MOBO combo: SUPERMICRO MBD-X9DRL-IF-B Xeon E5-2660 2.2GHz x 2 (if I think I can afford two...) Background I'm trying to figure out what kind of and how ...
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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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How do I choose a graphics card which balances CPU? [closed]

I just heard from one of my friend that I cannot buy a high end graphics card if I don't have a high end processor. Now, my problem how do I make sure that a graphics card say, GTX 780 will work with ...
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Trouble getting SHARP AR-M237 driver to work on Win8, can't open .inx file.

This seems to be an extremely difficult problem—it has already defeated two other IT professionals, though I'm not sure if they've come as far as I have. I'm trying to get a SHARP AR-M237 printer to ...
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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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MS (Mac) Word - import styles with custom (hanging) indents to new template with Organizer

This question is a follow up to similar questions e.g. superuser.com/questions/965463/ms-word-edit-space-after-numbers-in-titles-list/965477 I've set up my numbered headings in one template document ...
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Can I use an ATI based video card at the same time with nVidia on-board video card?

My new computer -- AMD Athlon X2 250 -- has a built-in nVidia chipset with 1 VGA port. I'd like to also use my ATI X300/X550 256MB PCI Card for an additional monitors. Is it possible to make use 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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Will the Intel W2600CR2 accept Xeon E5-2600 v1 CPUs?

Given the currently very low price of used 8 core Xeon E5-2670 v1 CPUs, I'm looking for a matching dual LGA2011 motherboard. The Intel W2600CR2 fits the bill but is specified by Intel to support ...
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What's the downsides of Running Ubuntu 9.10 32bit on AMD64 Processor

I was thinking about installing Ubuntu 9.10 32bit on a DELL Inspiron 1501 with 64bit processor Laptop. Since It's was real pain to me to run Java Browser plugin, Flash Plugin, J2ME Toolkit, and many ...
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AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 8-core, worth it? [closed]

The majority of reviews and posts I see referring to the zambezi say it rocks and do so hard. However, I'm seeing isolated posts of problems w/ compatibility with hardware and some older games... and ...
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What is the difference between these laptop display panels?

I currently have an LG LP154WE2 that has an approximately 10 pixel wide white stripe down the center of the screen. This shows up even when the computer first boots so I'm pretty sure the panel has to ...
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Can I inspect the application compatibility solutions?

Microsoft deploys application fixes since Windows XP in the the folder %systemroot%\AppPatch. They can provide: An application compatibility fix. This is a segment of code that replaces a ...
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How to run IBM Rational Rose v 7.0 on Windows 8/10 (incompatibility bag)

I have installed IBM Rational Rose v 7.0.0 2006 on Windows 10. When I try to run IBM Rational Rose Enterprise exe file it crashes with the following error: Rational Rose Visual Modelling Tool has ...
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How can I set the compatibility mode for an executable from the command line?

Is there a way to set the compatibility with XP option (right click/properties/compatibility ... that one, yes :) to an executable from the command line? Or better yet, is there a way to set ...
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Is the AMD A6-6400k APU comparable to the NVidia GTX 480 Graphics Card?

My PC build has an AMD A6-6400k APU instead of a graphics card. A game I'm planning to buy has a minimum requirement for the NVidia GTX 480. Will I be able to run it, assuming that I meet all other ...
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What does it mean for a computer to be an “IBM Compatible PC”?

A couple questions about this: 1) Is this term even relevant any more? 2) Does this mean anything from a developer's stand point? It is not exactly clear to me if this is a BIOS, architecture, bus ...
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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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Microsoft OneNote files in the future

I'm holding information on Microsoft OneNote files that i pretend to use later on, even like 30-40 years in the future. I will be always backing up those files, and i will go keeping them on ...
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Is Microsoft Word 2010 interoperable with Word 2007?

Microsoft provides a compatibility pack which helps with exchanging files between Office 2007 / 2010 and previous versions of Office. But it's not clear from the description whether this means that ...
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AMD 700, 800 series chipset. I'm lost [closed]

I've been an Intel / NVidia user ever since I started using computers. Intel really gone up with the prices, and they won't get cheaper. So I decided to get an AMD. But WHICH one? I mean.. not ...
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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 ...
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Intel vs AMD for laptop compatibility

My past three laptops were all Intel CPU powered but this time I'm considering a model that is AMD chip driven. I see other threads that compare AMD vs Intel for performance etc. but that doesn't ...
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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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Manually added exceptions webpage disappearing from Compatibility view list - IE11

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 IE11 x64 (11.0.9600.17843) My situation: company uses website which requires the URL to be added to the Compatibility View list to work correctly. (for the purposes of ...
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Will Komputerbay 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3 SODIMM (204 pin) 1333Mhz PC3 10600 8 GB (9-9-9-25) work for my Thinkpad T500 [closed]

Can someone tell me if there is any reason that this ram will not work in my Thinkpad T500 2055-2cu? When I ordered the ram, I checked the specs and it looked like it was compatible, but after ...
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Tuleap compatilibity with openfire 3.7 or newer

I have a tuleap 8.10 server with openfire 3.6.4. After running a vulnerability analysis, I have the following message: 9090/tcp 51143 - Openfire Admin Console login.jsp XSS Synopsis ...
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If a motherboard doesn't explicitly support a RAM frequency, 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 RAM clocked at 2400 MHz compatible? Will the performance be downgraded ...