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

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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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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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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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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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Force an app to be “compatible” with windows 8

there are a lot of programs that check upon running if you are running the right version of windows (specifically for me the uninstall program for my Brother Printer software). Having windows 8 the ...
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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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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 ...
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How do I program the Sparkfun Arduino Pro Micro with Linux?

Sparkfun's Arduino Pro Micro was the ideal choice for me (in size and price), but I cannot figure out how to program it on anything other than Windows. Sparkfun doesn't provide any resources on how to ...
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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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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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How does the “Compatibility Mode” in Windows work?

How does the Compatibility Mode in Windows work internally?
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which file type to install my virtual hard disk in while installing a new machine on virtualbox?

I got some options like VHD, VMDK, HDD, and VDI is there a file type that is most commonly used and is supported by most other virtual disk software?
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How do I know my laptop is 64-bit compatible?

I recently plan to buy a new laptop to run a 64-bit OS, but a friend told me that my current laptop is already 64-bit. How can I verify if my laptop is ready to load a 64-bit OS or not? Here is the ...
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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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Samsung SCX-4623fw toner cartridge in dell 1135n Laser MFP

I've got a Dell 1135n Laser MFP and Toner Cartridge for Samsung SCX-4623fw. The Dell 1135 is a rebranded Samsung SCX-4623fw. When inserting the cartridge the printer says "Toner cartridge is not ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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CUDA 5.5 with Debian Wheezy/Jesse

I'm thinking of installing the recently-released CUDA 5.5 on top of Debian. Questions: Is it recommendable to install it on Debian testing (as of Sep 2013, i.e. Jesse), or Debian stable (as of Sep ...
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Lego Racers not working on Windows 7

I'm trying to get Lego Racers working on my Windows 7 machine. Please see image, anyone has any idea on how to fix this issue for Lego Racers in Windows 7? I'm using compatibility mode for Windows ...
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Linking computers to increase performance [duplicate]

I have 2 laptops (one of which is my primary PC) and a desktop PC. The desktop run on Vista Home Edition, the secondary laptop also runs on vista and the primary laptop runs on windows 8. It is ...
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Will a Xeon X3360 CPU be compatible with my ASUS P5MT-M?

Link to CPU Specs Link to Motherboard Specs I want to confirm that this will work before I purchase the CPU. I don't want to upgrade my motherboard/RAM/power supply, unless I have to. I just need a ...
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What DLL's does DirectX 5 use?

I know directX 9 uses many DLL's, but the main DLL is d3d9.dll which I can replace with my own one and so "hook" into an application using DirectX 9. I can do the same for directx 8. But I have a game ...
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Issues using Ubuntu and Windows 7?

Soon I plan on getting some new parts for my computer and when I upgrade I want to use my new SSD for windows 7 and my old one for Ubuntu (I have a lot of very large win software and games). I would ...
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Change Windows version numbers?

When I try to run a certain installer .exe, I get: Unsupported operating system, major=6, version=2.2, sp=0.0, type=3 My plan is to contact the vendor, but perhaps there is a quick fix? Is it ...
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Which Version of Microsoft Word created a given document?

I'm starting to get multiple MS Word documents sent to me, and I'd like to detect what version of MS word created, or last saved, each doc. Is there some tool for that?   Or, can I determine such ...
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Dll fails to load on Surface Pro, but loads just fine on Win 8 on a PC

We (my company) have purchased a Surface Pro device to showcase our application as a tablet version. The app is run using an InstallShield installation process. The installation was tested and ...
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Need to make WinDLX work on Windows

For an architecture course, we have been told to install this software called WinDLX. I downloaded the zip file and when I run it, I get an error saying This app can't run on your PC. I tried ...
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Will a DDR2 2 GB RAM module be compatible with my existing DDR2 1 GB?

I use an old system with a G31D-M7 motherboard with 2 DDR2 memory banks. The module I plan to use is a 2GB DDR2-667 type. I'm sure my existing module is a 1GB DDR2-667 too. The Brands are not same. I ...
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Video Card memory interface compatability

[Incoming noob question] [brace for impact] I've been building my own PCs for over 10 years now, but I'm not exactly rich and technology keeps shooting up lightyears ahead of whatever build I have. ...
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16 bit windows under Win64 using Wine?

I wonder if anyone has tried the following approach to run a 16-bit application under Win64? I can install a VMware virtual machine, load Linux, and use Wine to simulate the old Windows environment. ...
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Does Windows 7 run acceptably on a 1 GB RAM Atom netbook?

Does Windows 7 live well on a 1 GB RAM Atom netbook? It's hard for me to try before I buy at the moment, so any advice from those that are already running Windows 7 would be appreciated.
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Upgrade disk in a HP EliteBook 8530P to SSD, how do I know what is compatible?

We have a few HP EliteBook 8530P machines that are used as development machines for our developers. In order to try to speed up build (pri 1) and application start and usage (pri 2), we'd like to try ...
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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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How can I mount an EXT2 partition under Windows 7?

How can I mount an EXT2 partition under Windows 7? Not under Total Commander, because I'm searching for a solution to "see the partition from the My Computer" icon. Are there any? A read-only file ...
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Compatibility wizard error and occasionally missing compatibility Properties tab

I have two probably related problems with Windows' Compatibility mode. Compatibility tab missing, but not on all programs The title is rather self-explanatory, but let me show you: the Properties ...
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List compatibility programs in windows 7

My problem is as follows: about twice a day, my WiFi Internet connection is disconnected and the taskbar seems to have compatibility mode features on. A minute later it returns to normal and the ...
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Windows 7 compatibility mode set for Windows XP SP3 for an executable from the command line and bypass User Account Control Prompt

I'm trying to package an application called Boss and is intended to be deployed through SCCM 2012 and seems that is an old Windows 2K application so it doesn't has all the properties I wish it could ...
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this database is not compatible with this application - Application compatibility toolkit

I installed the Windows Application Compatibility Toolkit and installed SQL server 2012 express to use as the database server. When I run ACT and try to create or select a database, it puts a little ...
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Need barcode scanner for Linux Ubuntu 9.04

dear all..i have made my project using Linux Ubuntu 9.04 OS.i want to use barcode scanner for my project.Can you tell me what's barcode scanner that compatible with this OS.?
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Linux and Windows File System? [closed]

Okay, I've somehow convinced myself to install Mint Linux (15: Olivia) beside my lovely Windows 8 operating system. Now, the only problem I have is sharing files between the two Operating Systems. ...
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Docking station compatibility

I'm using HP nc8430 with advanced docking station EA489AA#ABA. After 6 years of upgrading my notebook I've come to an end and am now considering an HP EliteBook 8560w/8570w notebook that also supports ...
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Potential issues with working on the same document with Open Office and Word

I'm writing a report and plan to edit it using Open Office 3 and Word 2013. Open Office 3 can save in the .doc format but not .docx, which is the default of Word 2013. Will there be any compatibility ...
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FreeBSD compatibility layer on Linux

I am aware of Linux mode on FreeBSD, where Linux binaries can seamlessly be executed in FreeBSD. From the FreeBSD handbook: In effect, there is a Linux kernel in the FreeBSD kernel. The various ...