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

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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 ...
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Motherboard and RAM compatibility

My computer often freezes for few seconds when doing memory intensive operations, cause of 1 GB installed memory. Windows 7 starts to use Paging File but my hard drive is very slow and opening a basic ...
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Upgrading from SATA 1 to SATA 3

My motherboard is Gigabyte GA-945PL-S3 and it has 4x SATA 2 ports. I have SATA 1 disk installed and it's slowing my system, I think it is because of its 8mb buffer. I want to upgrade or should I say ...
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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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Upgrading a DELL Precision T3400 graphics card [closed]

I'm looking to upgrade my older T3400's graphics card (Quadro FX 570). I've been looking at a GeForce GTX 960 card, but I don't know if it would even be compatible. It says it requires a Pci-e 3.0 ...
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Need to set document mode for specific sites in IE 11

I'm facing an issue where certain sites in my organization are defaulting to render mode 5 and the page won't load. If I change the document mode to 8 or 9 it works fine. Is there a way to set the ...
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Hardware Motherboard Compatibility

I have an old computer and I want to upgrade it. I am looking for a motherboard but I think the other components that I have here will not work on the new board. My specs are these: The ...
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Heatsink compatibility for the new Intel Skylake processors (LGA1151)

The new Intel Skylake processors have just released, but they don't come with a fan/heatsink. As a result, I have to purchase a third party heatsink, but it seems there are none yet listed on popular ...
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If my motherboard only supports minimum DDR3 1066MHz ram and I have 639.9 MHz ram, will it work?

I'm going to upgrade my PC to a newer MB, but not my RAM. One allows the following frequencies: DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1866*/2000*/2133*/2200*/2400*/2600*/2666*/2800*/3000*/3100*/3200*/3300*(*OC) MHz, ...
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Is now Linux Mint fully supported on Lenovo G50-80?

Here is the computer I'd like to buy: Lenovo g50-80 I5 5200U AMD Radeon m5 330 I've no idea on what kind of WiFi chipset it has. Here someone has not find the driver for WiFi : http://...
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RAM compatibility for notebook [closed]

I'd like to by the following laptop: Notebook 15.6" HP G4 200 Intel Core i5-5200U 2,2GHz RAM 4GB - DDR3L-SDRAM - 1600 MHz - CL: Unknown, sorry HDD 500GB I'd like to totally replace the RAM to avoid ...
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Will these laptop displays fit into each other?

I found a LCD panel that's a perfect replacement for my laptop Acer Aspire 5738G. It's relatively cheap, and it's from a laptop named Acer eMachines E727. I have only one question. Will it work with ...
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Is linux ok with hp 15-ac011nl? [closed]

after having bricked my old laptop (HERE), I'm going to buy a new laptop: I've found this laptop on sale but I cannot find much on the internet: HP 15-ac011nl with the following hardware: CPU: i5 ...
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What is the easiest way to open a Mac Pages (.pages) file on Windows?

I have moved to OS X, and although Microsoft's Office software is brilliant on Windows, on the Mac its usability leaves something to be desired compared to Apple's own counterparts (Pages, Numbers and ...
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will h57m be compatible with 8gb ddr3 single stick?

I have a GA-h57m usb3. I Have a 2x2gb ram total of 4. I want to upgrade to more. Will my h57m support 8gb ddr3 single stick? or do I need to buy a 2x4gb?
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Bash Export Syntax Compatibility

I often see commands written with the following syntax and I am curious if this is done for compatibility reasons: Snippet from Default .bash_profile on CentOS # User specific environment and ...
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Is there a way to determine application compatibility for a Windows Update prior to starting the update?

It appears that Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 for Windows is on a list that the Windows 10 1511 Update (10586) installer can find, and determines is not compatible with the update (even though it's ...
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Compatibility-Mode doesn't work in Windows 10

I used to play the game Freelancer, which originally was designed to work with win98/Me/2000/xp, with Windows Xp/Vista/7. Now I upgraded to Win 10 and it doesn't run anymore. The problem is, that it ...
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1600mhz ram compatibility with 1333mhz ram and CPU supporting 1333mhz max [duplicate]

I want to upgrade RAM in my PC. My motherboard is Gigabyte P55-UD3L. My CPU is Intel core i5-760. The only RAM that is both compatible with my motherboard (as the RAM manufacturer website says) and ...
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Potential hardware issues for installing Scientific Linux

I am planning to buy a new laptop and install Scientific Linux, with the default GNOME desktop environment. If the laptop comes with an OS I will probably remove it for extra disk space. Are there ...
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Disable “Disable display scaling on high DPI settings”

I'm having trouble with a few applications, particularly RuneScape, setting the compatibility option "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" every time I try to run it. I want that option to ...
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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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Will a 128GB SDXC work on a 64GB compatible sd card slot?

I'm not quite sure if this was the correct board for this topic. But I had been searching for an answer and found no luck in with regard to this specific question.. I'm looking to buy a Lenovo Miix 3-...
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Why do photos change color when you open an .odt file in Microsoft Word?

I have an .odt document (OpenOffice) containing photos. When I open the document with Microsoft Word, the photos are displayed darker then they were. Why is this the case? I would like to be able to ...
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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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Ram Compatibilty

I wish to upgrade my laptop from 6GB ram to 8GB ram. Currently installed is Type DDR3 Size 4096 MBytes Manufacturer Samsung Max Bandwidth PC3-12800 (800 MHz) Part Number M471B5173DB0-YK0 ...
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Is it safe to use RAM sticks with different frequencies?

I have two RAM sticks: one 533 MHz and one 667 MHz. Is it safe to use both of these in the same system?
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RAM speed support by motherboard

If a motherboard support the RAM speeds 3000/3200/3600, Could you use RAM with 3300 speed and the motherboard would adjust it or just accept it, or would it reject it?
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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's the oldest supported program for Linux? [closed]

How far back does Linux's backwards compatibility extend?
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Is there a “compatibility view settings” in windows 10 edge

Before upgrading to windows 10 from 8.1 I was able to access my payroll and employee resources only by adding the web address to the list in "compatibility view settings" in internet explorer. Now ...
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Memory compatibility - what to watch out for?

So, there's been at least 10 years since I adventure myself on the world of DIY computer upgrades. I have a desktop with 4GB of RAM and I need another 4GB. But as soon as I re-entered the world of ...
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Are faster high-capacity microSD cards less compatible?

I have heard claims that faster high-capacity (64GB+) microSD cards will not work in some devices in which slower cards will work. I have not been able to correlate this to any particular brands or ...
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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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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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Will Visual Studio 2013 function normally on Windows 10?

I need Visual Studio 2013 for my computer science class and I'm wondering if the upgrade to Windows 10 will affect how it runs in any way.
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Are modems, made for a more recent DSL standard, downwards compatible with older DSL technology?

I understand that older DSL modems aren't compatible with newer technology, but is the case same the other way around? I.e.: Is VDSL2 modem compatible with a VDSL connection? What about with ADSL or ...