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

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Make an OS X Installer Think that it is on Snow Leopard, not Leopard?

Is there a way to make Leopard think that it is Snow Leopard, for the sake of installing newer software? (At my own risk, understandably.)
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powerpoint compatibility

Imagine you work in Office 2007 or 2010, you create a far-fetched presentation and save it as 'ppt'. Office 2007/2010 warns you that some effects will be lost, but you save it. Question: If you open ...
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Forward/backward compatibility of glibc and the kernel

Suppose you have glibc 2.5 compiled with kernel headers 2.6.18 Is it safe to run this glibc with Linux kernel 2.6.32? Is it safe to run this glibc with Linux kernel 2.6.9?
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File is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running

I have a really old installer (legacy app) that we are trying to get running on a Windows 7 64 bit os. Previously it has only been installed on Windows XP 32 bit. I get the following error when I ...
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Is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 Video Card Compatbile with a Mac Pro Running Windows 7 Pro 64?

I have a Mac Pro (early 2008) and I'm running Windows 7 Pro (64 bit) natively (i.e., with just Windows installed and no OSX or boot camp) on it. If I buy an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 video card, will ...
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Run a Windows executable in XP compatibility mode from the command line?

Is there a way I can set the compatibility mode of an .exe file through the command line on execution of said file?
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Will this car adapter power this Laptop?

I'm looking to buy a number of car power adapters to be used with some Dell laptops. http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/default.aspx?EDC=1382005 ^ This is the item I am currently looking at. Will it ...
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Problem opening password encrypted .docx file on Word 2003

I am having a problem opening a .docx file on my Word 2003. I have installed the Compatibility pack for 2007 but when i try to open this particular file, I receive the error "Word experienced an ...
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Appropriate USB enclosure to use with an Ultra ATA drive

I have a friend with a broken iBook, but we wish to recover the hard disk. I haven't seen the drive itself, however the spec lists it as an "Ultra ATA drive". Could you please advise if this is 100% ...
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Semi-Hybrid Triple Channel DDR3

I have 3 x Corsair 2GB DDR3 1600MHz, and I want to expand it with 3 more DIMMs. Obviously to keep my triple-channel, I'd be best to buy an identical 3 DIMMs kit as I have now, because triple-channel ...
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After Effects: Mac to PC

Is it possible to open an After Effects file that's been created on a Mac with PC? I don't know what version the AE was on the Mac side, but I want to oepn it with CS3 on a PC laptop.
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Hard Drive Compatibility with Motherboard

Here are the current specs to put things in context: ECS P4VXASD2+ V5.0 Intel Pentium 4 Northwood 2.8 GHz 2x 512MB PC2100 DDR266 SDRAM Maxtor DiamondMax 10 250 GB PATA (IDE) HDD Gigabyte 52x CD-ROM ...
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MS Word Mac unable to use form in document

I have a Word document given to me by a client. It is an employment application with form fields that the client wants to be downloadable from her web site. I'm opening it in Word 2008 for Mac (12.2.4)...
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SSE2 - SSE4.2 Compatibility

I am considering the purchase of some software (AutoCAD) that requires the CPU to support SSE2. My PC's CPU is an Intel® Core™ i5-650 Processor, which supports SSE4.2. Basically what I am ...
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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 Office 2007 Proofing Tools with Office 2010 RTM?

I have just downloaded and installed Office 2010 RTM. Overall, it is very nice, but I miss having proofing tools available for my native language, Danish. I have installed the 2007 Proofing Tools, but ...
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What is the downside to Windows XP style DPI scaling in Windows 7

I recently just moved to Windows 7 and I noticed that many of my older third-party apps didn't look so good at the high DPI I had set (150dpi versus the typical 96dpi). After searching the web for ...
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How does the “Compatibility Mode” in Windows work?

How does the Compatibility Mode in Windows work internally?
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IE8 Compatibility View issues

I have the IE7 emulater tag in a jsp layout. But when I bring up the page, it defaults to the IE8 view until the user clicks the Compatibility View button. I don't want the user to have to click the ...
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Hardware selection for Linux machine

I am building a new box, and planning to install Ubuntu 9-04 or Ubuntu 9-10 on it. I am wary of the hardware selection because in the past I struggled with lack of drivers or driver incompatibility ...
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How can I install a very old game on Windows 7 64-bit? [closed]

I'm trying to install Theme Hospital on my Windows 7 machine but I'm getting this error: I've tried setting it to run in XP compatability mode but didn't hold out much hope, and as expected I still ...
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Chrome won't start - Windows 7 x64 is complaining about compatibility

Suddenly Chrome browser does not start, my Windows 7 x64 is complaining: In translation: The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you’re running. Check your ...
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How to force high-dpi scaling?

How can i force an application to be high-dpi scaled? Pretend there is an application, who's developers manifested it as high-dpi aware, when it really isn't. How can i force dpi-scaling? Pretend ...
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Is Kingston KVR800D2N6/2G compatible with KVR800D2N5/1G

I have 2 bars of KVR800D2N6/2G and 2 bars of KVR800D2N5/1G and want to insert them into ASUS P5Q-EM which supports up to 16 GB of such memory. The main problem is - first two are N6 and second two ...
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Why might PC3200 ECC ram be incompatible when upgrading?

I had some 512MB PC3200 Kingston mem modules in a server, and I ordered replacement Kingston memory in 1GB sticks. The vendor said they were out of stock and I agreed to let them ship me "compatible" ...
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Non-functioning AutoFilter on Locked Cells in Office 2008 - works in Office 2007

I'm looking into a problem for someone, who works in a mixed OS environment. She has created an Excel spreadsheet in Office 2007 to act as a directory, with AutoFilter turned on for names, email ...
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Are drivers compatible between different Linux distributions?

If you have a device driver that works on one Linux distro, will it also work on another one?
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How does “Compatibility Mode” in Windows 7 affect the application?

Background: Based on the answer given to this question: "Skype behaviour in the Windows 7 Superbar" ...you can get Skype to minimize to the system tray (rather than the task bar) by running it in ...
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Generic Hp LaserJet 1012 Printer Drivers For Windows 7 x64?

I've recently upgraded a machine to Windows 7 x64. This machine has a 1012 printer attached. According to HP's site, the printer is no going to be supported in Windows 7. Are there generic drivers ...
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Linux binary support under Mac OS X?

Is there a way to add Linux binary compatibility to Mac OS X 10.5+ such as that found in FreeBSD? For instance, and totally as an example, here is Arlequin 3.5, a population genetics software that my ...
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Can MS Services for Unix be deployed and accessed from a shared drive?

I'm interested in experimenting with replacing our dependency on MKS with MS' Sevices for Unix toolset. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with deploying SFU on a shared drive? We like to, ...
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Are Linux distributions mutually compatible?

In other words, can an application that runs on one distro be simply copied and run on another distro?
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I have problem with pc. Random reboots with post hyper transport sync flood error

I have problem with my pc. Random reboots with post "hyper transport sync flood" error. It happens completely random. Most times i watch movie, some times when i play a game, even when i browse ...
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Are USB cables device-specific?

I have a dozen or so USB or USB to mini-USB cables lying around. It's annoying keeping track of what goes to what. Are they interchangeable or are they device-specific? Does it change the answer if ...
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Can I run SW on RHLE if it was built on Ubuntu

I built a qt application on Ubuntu karmic. I transferred the binary to a red hat Linux enteprise 5.3 system and when I click on the program it doesn't do anything. Are they compatible or am I ...
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Hardware without drivers for Windows 7

Windows 7 rocks! I've a lot of friends that moved from Windows XP right to Windows Seven. In general all hardware works fine, but I find that some webcams didn't worked and some scanners too. ...
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How to fake OS bit version check on some software

I have an application which has detection of my windows version. And it only goes through when it checks that its 32-bit version. As far as I know that my Windows 7 64-bit has compatibility to run 32-...
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SATA Backward compatibility? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I connect a SATA-II hard drive to a SATA-I connection? Hello everyone One of my system is really old, but I still use it, right now, the HDD is and old IDE drive that ...
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Does Microsoft Security Essentials work with Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2?

Does Microsoft Security Essentials work with Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2? I currently have AVG Business Edition, but it's close to expiring. I don't want to pay $189 a year, but I also don't want to ...
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Does my motherboard support dual-core processors?

Hi there! I'm very confused about my motherboard (ConRoe945PL-GLAN) It's manual says, that i can use only some kind of ConRoe processors. But some pages on internet says that i can plug in almost ...
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Get Norton GoBack To Work On Windows Vista And Windows 7?

Norton GoBack doesn't work with Windows Vista, or Windows 7, for reasons unknown. I have tried several alternatives including: Norton Ghost, RollbackRX, and Norton Save And Restore, but none of which ...
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What is a file system which has r/w on all major OSes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cross-platform filesystem What is a file system which has r/w on all OSes like windows, linux and Mac. Windows comes with FAT and NTFS support and EXT3 support can be ...
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Some Flash applications do not work on Ubuntu (9.10)

Some Flash sites do not work well on my computer (Ubuntu 9.10). Example: youtube.com - can't hear sounds. http://animesquish.org/anime/queens-blade-heir-to-the-throne-episode-01/ - I see only the ...
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Unable to install HP Deskjet 6122 printer on Windows 7

I suspect my printer is too old for Windows 7. I have an HP Deskjet 6122, but it tells me that there are no drivers available. How do I install it on Windows 7?
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NextPlease Firefox extension doesn't work in 3.6+. Any updates or similar extension?

I use a Firefox extension called NextPlease which allows me to use the keyboard to go to the next or previous page on web pages which have Previous/Next paging links. Like the Google search results. I ...
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Firefox Flash plugin : compatibility mode

Since upgrading to Windows 7 (on a 5 year-old laptop), I've had issues with crashes and freezes. I have noticed two things that suggest the problem: First, the computer is much more likely to freeze ...
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Web Application Compatible with IE6 alone, How to run it on IE7

I have a custom ASP.NET web application which runs fine on IE6 without any issues. However, if I launch it on IE7/IE8, it complains of compatibility issues and all of my text is all overlapped. A ...
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compatibility with modern motherboards? (ATX 12V vs EPS 12V)

I have the Seasonic S12-600 in my current PC, which I'm thinking of upgrading from its ageing s939 Athlon CPU to a Core i5-based system. My question is whether or not my PSU is compatible with modern ...
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Launchy and Windows 7

Does any know if the great, free, open source file and application Launchy, supports Windows 7 32 and/or 64-bit version. I can find no information on the Launchy homepage or on the Source Forge ...
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Cannot get out of compatibility mode in Excel 2007

I cannot get out of compatibility mode in Excel 2007. I've tried resaving the document but that doesn't help. Thoughts?