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

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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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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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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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What is Rosetta and why doesn't Snow Leopard include it by default?

Since I repaved my MacBook with Snow Leopard this morning, I was about to reinstall one of the applications I use, Adobe Flex Builder 3. When I opened FB3's installer, the following was displayed: ...
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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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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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Why did DOS software packages often require a “100% compatible” system?

The system requirements for many software packages for DOS specify an "IBM PC or 100% compatible". Why "100% compatible"? Were there systems at the time that had only partial IBM PC compatibility?
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Can I install 1333 MHz memory onto a laptop supporting up to 1066 MHz memory?

I have a question regarding my laptop's RAM. I have 2 slots. One is empty; the other one has a Samsung SODIMM 204-pin 2GB DDR3 1333MHz SDRAM CL9, non-ECC, unbuffered module, running at 1066 (!) MHz, ...
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Acer Aspire 9300 - Windows 7 Drivers Needed

I bought an Acer Aspire notebook with Vista several years ago. It's great laptop and has served me well since I have been running it. The thing is, since Vista was crap back then, I downgraded to XP ...
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Can WD3200AZRX SATA-3 hard drive work on SATA-2?

I am buying new hard drive today, but I am worried that it will not work on my motherboard Gigabyte GA-945PL-S3. I want to buy this hard drive. It's pretty expensive and I don't want to get ...
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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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How do I know what hard drives I can buy to upgrade my laptop

So here's the deal: It so happens that I need to reformat my computer (Toshiba Satellite L305), to install windows and then install ubuntu. I figure I should also upgrade my hard drive, since 160GBs ...
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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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MSI P965 and HD5450 PCI Express compatibility, will these two work?

I have a MSI P965 Platinum motherboard and my graphics card (Radeon X1650) died yesterday. I'm planning on buying an XFX HD5450 which seems to be the cheapest graphics card I can buy around here, ...
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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 I connect a SATA 3 cable to a SATA 2 connector, and through some hacks, receive SATA 3 performance?

I was looking around for an SSD. I found some SATA 3 drives, at the same price as SATA 2 drives. My motherboard however, can't handle SATA 3. Is there any way I can connect SATA 3 drive and get full ...
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Can I just upgrade my Acer from Vista to Windows 7?

I'm using an Acer 4720z with Vista Home Premium OS 32 bit. I would like to upgrade to Windows 7 32 bit. Is it possible? Do I also need to install driver software?
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How can I export PDF from InDesign so that transparency renders properly on all platforms?

Gradients, including drop shadows, all show up as solid blocks when I view my document on an Android phone. I tried different PDF compression and compatibility settings in an attempt to flatten and ...
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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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Visual Studio 2010 erroneously thinks it's being run in compatibility mode on Windows 7

When starting setup.exe on my Windows 7 RTM x64, I get the following error: Visual Studio 2010 cannot run in Compatibility Mode I know that and it does make sense. However, I didn't run it ...
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Vaio Smart Network on Windows 7

Has anybody been able to get the Vaio Smart Network tool working on Windows 7? I'm using 2.2 but the UI is completely messed up and it doesnt work. I need to enable the wireless devices in my laptop
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Can Wine emulate Windows95?

I have VirtualPool2 for Windows95, but recently the CD drive has not been working on my Windows95 machine. VPool only supports Windows95 so I can't run it in Wine, it detects Wine as a WindowsNT ...
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Compiling/Using a Linux source on Mac OS X

I need to use some piece of software for a school project: the NEAT package. This package is intended for linux use though, and I'm on a mac. I know I could use Virtualbox to emulate a Linux distro ...
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Can a USB 3.0 pen drive be used on a USB 2.0 port?

I want to buy a USB 3.0 pen drive. But in my pc there is only a USB 2.0 port. Would a USB 3.0 pen drive work on my pc?
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Music tagging software more consistent than Tag&Rename?

A few years ago I spent an insane amount of time using the excellent Tag&Rename program. However, I find that for random, inexplicable reasons, some music tools simply disregard my tags, drop or ...
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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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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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How can I download Audible Books to Ubuntu 9.04

I use Ubuntu, and currently I have version 9.04 installed. I would like to try the Audible (http://www.audible.com) audio book seller, but I can't figure out how to download the audio files to my ...
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Is there a cross-*nix compatible way to get file modified timestamp?

Trying to solve this problem I've come up with solutions that are not compatible between ubuntu and osx. I wish to make one replacement command for the following two, which differ in two characters: ...
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Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack “The converter failed to open the file” error & “This is a pre-release version”

What issues have people encountered with older OS's (2000, XP) and olders versions of Microsoft Office (2000, XP, 2003) with the 'Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack'? I have a couple of Windows 2000 ...
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Microsoft Visio and Sparx Enterprise Architect Compatability

I am creating UML diagrams using Sparx Enterprise Architect and a colleague of mine is using Microsoft Visio. Can Visio open EA diagrams, and/or can EA open Visio diagrams?
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Which codec and (Linux) video tool for highly compatible video on Windows?

I'm looking for a Linux tool that allows me to transcode videos to a video codec that is highly compatible to the Windows platform. We produce large scientific videos from measurements and would like ...
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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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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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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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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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Where is the Remove Personal Information item in Word 2007?

In Word for Mac 2011, there is a checkbox in the Preferences -> Security for Remove personal information from this file on save. Where would this checkbox be set in Word 2007 on windows?
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Website displays blank in Chrome & Opera, but fine in IE10

This website has just moved web host. It displays fine for me in IE10, but in Chrome and Opera it displays as a white page with a broken image. If I clear my cache the same thing happens. If I view ...
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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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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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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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Stretch VMWare Player guest OS to fullscreen

I’m using VMWare Player to play an old 16-bit Windows game. Unfortunately the game uses only 640x480 and I cannot figure out how to stretch the VM window to full-screen on the host. I set the guest OS ...
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 crossfire motherboard

I am trying to build a cheap mining rig. I wanted to use the AMD Phenom II X4 965 (HDZ965FBGMBOX) processor as it got very good reviews and benchmarks, and is inexpensive. However, I am having trouble ...
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Bioshock2 installer is not running under windows 7 64bit

When I try to install the Bioshock2 game under windows 7 64-bit i get the following error- "The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your ...
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Is Compatibility Mode available in Windows 7 Home?

I'm going to look at a problem on a PC with Windows 7 Home (not Premium I'm guessing). Is Compatibility Mode available in Windows 7 Home? I hear it is in Home Premium. I'm not talking about XP-mode ...
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Laptop RAM upgrade - 266mhz or 533? PC2-4300 or 4200?

I want to upgrade the RAM in a Toshiba Satellite M70 SR3 Laptop. SIW diagnostic software gives me the follwing info about the current RAM: Capacity: 512MB; Type: DDR2 (PC2-4300); Speed: 266Mhz (DDR2 ...
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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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How many of the world's PCs has the Office 2007 compatibility pack installed (docx, xlsx etc)?

Is there any way to find out how many PCs have the compatibility pack installed? We're planning to end distribution of office 2003 (.doc .xls) files, and even though a considerable number of users ...
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Does a mini PCIe SSD fit into a Acer Aspire One?

Question: What, if any, mini PCIe SSDs fit into the mini PCIe slot of the Acer Aspire one AOD250? Info: I have an Aspire One and I've been considering loading it with an SSD. The mini PCIe drives ...
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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 ...