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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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X58 compatability questions: Xeon and RAM

I know "hardware compatibility" questions are typically closed as too localized, but hopefully there is some more general merit to these questions. If not, feel free to direct me elsewhere. ...
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DLL not found by program written for XP but run on Win 7

I am running an application that was written for XP on a windows 7 machine. I run the application in compatibililty Windows XP (Service Pack 3) and as administrator. at a certain stage the ...
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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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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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Can I mix a 2GB and a 4GB stick of ram in the Dell inspiron n5010?

I have a Dell inspriron n5010 and I want to upgrade the RAM. It currently has 3GB of RAM. It has a 2GB stick and a 1 GB stick. I was thinking that I would replace the 1 GB stick with this stick that ...
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USB 2.0 device in USB 3.0 Port

If I plug in an USB 2.0 device (e.g. mouse, keyboard) into a USB 3.0 port, will the controller still use polling to acquire input data (e.g. keypresses/movements) from the device?
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Can u help me: Yahoo 11.0.0.2014 will not install on Windows 8 Toshiba Laptop

I have a HP NX-9600 that the hard drive went bad in but I managed to make an ISO image of that drive. I've ordered and received a replacement drive and hope to restore that 'puter mostly for archival ...
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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 ...
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Which version of Internet Explorer does this screenshot display [closed]

I have a client whose browser renders my webpage really badly (and slowly). The image below is cut out from a screenshot he sent me. I know it is IE, but can anyone see which version? And if it is ...
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better games compatibility on Windows 2003 [closed]

I think i have setup all the basic stuff required for gaming: direct3d acceleration, disabled DEP on all programs, etc. but, some XP-compatible games are still crashing without showing any error: ...
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How to activate compatibility tab in Windows 8?

How to run program in compatibility mode in Windows 8? I have no "Compatibility" tab in my shortcut properties.
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Are all Socket F Opteron processors interchangeable (within TDP limits)? [closed]

I have an old HP ProLiant DL145 G3 server I'm now using mostly as a budget 3D rendering node. Right now it has two Opteron 2218 processors (each is dual core). I'm looking at picking up a couple ...
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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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Necessity of SSD in building a new PC [closed]

Should I buy a PC chassis that does not provide for SSD, if I need store large amounts of date from voice to text input and also considerable digitally recorded video. I am NOT a Gamer, but ...
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MS Excel 2007 Warning Significant loss of functionality

I have created a template in MS Excel 2003. In MS Excel 2007, when I save it in MS Excel 1997 - 2003 format, it gives a compatibility warning; Significant loss of functionality This workbook ...
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Physical obstacle plugging PCIe 4x into PCIe 8x

I know this has been already discussed, for example in this question, where there's even a wikipeida quote saying that it's possible. So, according to that, I bought that PCIe 4x card. I have two ...
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Are these two RAM chips compatible together? [closed]

I have Kigston KVR1333D3N9/2G in the motherboard already. I wish to add G Skill [ Ripjaws ] F3-10666CL9S-4GBRL (4Gx1) Question is, will these two chips work together? Please guys, I need help. ...
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I have seen some tutorials that lead you to add a device ID into the valid IDs in the drivers of another device. How does this work?

Let's say I have a generic bluetooth adapter, and the default drivers don't support A2DP. So I download some drivers for another bluetooth adapter that do support A2DP. First, when I try to install ...
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Program does not initially draw correctly

We just got a new i3 Win7 64 desktop with an Intel GMA HD to replace an aged machine. When I launch one old software program (written for win95), the program starts with the window outline, but does ...
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Which binary clang version I should use for CentOS

Based on http://llvm.org/releases/download.html Clang Binaries for FreeBSD9/x86_64 (69M)(.sig) Clang Binaries for Ubuntu-12.04/x86 (67M)(.sig) Clang Binaries for Ubuntu-12.04/x86_64 (71M)(.sig) ...
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USB 3.0 portable HD Compatibility and Backup

I have noticed on specifications that some list what os they are compatible with. If the OS is not listed does that mean the usb HD will not work for example MAC. If it does not say its MAC compatible ...
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ipv6 compatibility, are there any pitfalls? [closed]

i don't know if this question fits perfect on superuser but i'll ask anyways feel free to move. are there any pitfalls with ipv6? we are planning to move our webservers to an ipv6 only machine, is ...
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Would CL7 RAMs work with CL9 RAMs?

I have a pair of CL7 RAMs installed on my mainboard. I want to add another pair of of RAMs to my system, but since they are old, I can't find CL7 RAMs of same size and brand in the local market. The ...
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Make Okular notes visible in acrobat

I just finished proofreading 100 pages of a book in Okular on Mint 13 with KDE and submitted it to the editor. Naturally, none of the comments show up on the editors machine when he opens it. He has ...
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Is the Logitech G11 fully supported with Windows 8?

I went to Logitech's support page here: http://logitech-en-amr.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/32425#Keyboards It lists the G11 as a keyboard that works with Windows 8, but it throws in this ...
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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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How to find a new hard drive for my old-ish HP computer

I own an HP a1211n whose harddrive recently passed away, RIP. I want to buy it a new hard drive but I'm not sure which will be compatible. I know it needs to be a SATA, but I don't know what further ...
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How to turn off “Always run as administrator” Windows 8?

I followed these instructions (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12257110/can-you-force-visual-studio-to-always-run-as-an-administrator-in-windows-8) to force my Visual Studio 2012 to always run as ...
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Acer 5720 network connection [duplicate]

Moved http://superuser.com/questions/547278/acer-aspire-5720-network-driver I Know this probably isn't the best site to post this problem but i don't know which is... I have an acer aspire 5720 ...
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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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Core 2 Quad motherboard compatibility

Will a BOXDP965LTCK motherboard work with a Core 2 Quad 1066 FSB (Q6600)? It's listed as Core 2 compatible but they only say Duo and Extreme, not Quad - will it work anyways?
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VS2010 support in Windows 8

I've bought Windows 8 and I am ready to make the move. I currently have Windows 7 Professional x64 and I don't think I'll have any problems during the update. Except for one single program so far: ...
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Building a pc to learn Linux — Anything to watch out for besides hardware compatibility issues?

I will need a new computer pretty soon, and am planning on building a dual-boot Windows/Linux box for weekend programming and play. Unfortunately, this will be my first time building a pc from the ...
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How to convert downloaded Zinio publications to an open format?

I got a free temporary subscription to PC Magazine on Zinio and I liked it. Now I'm considering renewing the subscription and looking at other interesting publications they may have, but that's ...