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

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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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Windows 7 programs on windows 8

I am running windows 8 though bootcamp on my mac (10.8). My question is if a program (specifically Borderlands 2) says it runs on windows 7 will it work in windows 8
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Compatibility of Visual Studio 2012 app in older OS

I am planning of creating a application in Visual Sudio Pro 2012 in future. I want the app to run in XP, Vista, 7 and 8. So, does the app created in Visual Studio Pro will work on these OS or not?
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Is a pc that's sold with Windows 8, compatible with Windows 7?

I wanted to know -due to a client's requirement- if the support for Windows 8 means that it's also backwards compatible to Windows 7. I haven't tried Windows 8 yet. And I would like to know if the ...
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With quad channel memory, can I use two sets of different capacity (like 4x1 GB + 4x2 GB)?

My motherboard has quad channel memory compatibility. There are 8 memory slots in all: 4 slots are black the other 4 slots are white. I currently have 4 memory modules of 1 GB each in the 4 white ...
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How to bypass Program Compatibility Assistant in Windows 8?

Short version How can I bypass the Program Compatibility Assistant that blocks some programs from installing? Long version I'm trying to install Acronis True Image Home 2011 on my Windows 8 Pro. ...
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Tool for Windows 7 to check software compatibility before upgrading to Windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the specifications required to install Windows 8? Is there a standalone version of the program compatibility wizard that can be used on a recent Windows system ...
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Hardware compatibility issue

I want to get a new GPU, and I was thinking about something along these lines...Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB GDDR5 DX11 DVI HDMI 2xMiniDP PCI-E This card requires PCIe 3.0 My motherboard is, pretty ...
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Radeon 7450 and Windows 8 [closed]

Is the Radeon HD 7450 graphics card compatible with Windows 8's resolution requirements? It is not listed on the Compatibility Center.
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Is this graphic card compatible with my motherboard in terms of PCIe? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: PCIe Generation 3.0 graphic board running on old mainboard Generation 2.0 or earlier? today sadly my good old graphic card died :(. I'm now in the need of a new one, ...
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Will programs designed for Windows 7 work on Windows 8? [closed]

One of the main questions slowing me from upgrading to Windows 8 is backwards-compatibility. I have many programs from smaller companies that I know will not be able to come up with a windows ...
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Visual Studio 2010 not compatible?

The Windows 8 upgrade setup says that Visual Studio 2010 would not be compatible, but that there is a solution available. What does 'not compatible' mean in this case? I had VS 2010 running in the ...
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Dell PSU Compatibility: Dell Inspiron 530 (Desktop)

I have an Inspiron 530 with a stock PSU. I need to upgrade it to meet my video card's needs (AMD HD6770), which demands at least 450W, to potentially fix BSODs with the latest version of the drivers ...
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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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Excel 2011 Conditional Formatting: compatibility issues

I would like to create a workbook in Excel 2011 for Mac that is fully usable in Excel 2003 (on Windows XP, Compatibility Pack installed). The purpose is a semi-automatic calendar, where one enters ...
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Does Windows 8 Support 16-bit Programs?

With Vista and up, 64-bit versions of Windows no longer support 16-bit programs, but 32-bit versions can still run them. Windows 8 has changed a lot of things from even Windows 7, and there were ...
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Windows 8 and Oracle Java JDK 7u9 - “This application is not compatible”

I have never seen this error on WIndows 8 so far, that's why I'm asking for help here. First of all, I managed to install JDK 7u7. The installer worked like a charm, and my Java applications run too. ...
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JRE / Windows version compatibility

I'm creating an installer for a Java application for Windows. The customers wants to bundle the JRE with the installation (I know that's kind of frowned upon, but it's not up to me). If I bundle the ...
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Can i combine CL7 and CH9 RAM

I am looking to upgrade a Desktop currently with 2 sticks of 2GB RAM, by adding a couple of sticks of 1GB RAM. I am unsure what I need to look at to check their compatibility. Both sets of memory run ...
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How to delete old-school program from windows7?

I just installed Ext2 Installable File System 1.11a, it creates new drive in "My computer" like link to my ext3 partition but further it does not work for me - an error appears when I try to access ...
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How to fix spoolss.dll missing error on window 7 64bit?

I am trying to run old window program (lieroai.exe) on fresh instal windows 7 64bit. I am getting the message: This application failed to start because spoolss.dll was not found. Re-installing the ...
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Installing WinPcap on Windows 8

I know there has been lots of discussion already on installing WinPcap on Windows 8. I'm running the RTM version. I was able to install WinPcap without a hitch by using the Windows 7 compatibility ...
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Troubleshoot a program crash with Windows Application Compatibility Tool

I'm trying to troubleshoot why exactly my game, Monopoly Tycoon, is crashing. Reports around the internet say that disabling music will fix it, but I don't want to do that, I'd like to enjoy my music ...
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Can Windows Server 2012 run all Metro (/ Windows Store) applications?

I plan to use Windows Server 2012 Standard on my PC as my primary OS. Can Windows Server 2012 run all Metro (/ Windows Store) applications or are there arbitrary limitations or edition checks that ...
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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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Which HDD is compatible with my laptop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What hard drives are compatible with laptops? I use a laptop with an HDD on its death spin. I wanted to buy a 500GB HDD to replace my current 320GB. However I was told ...
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Using new Terabyte drive with older machines

I've bought myself a new machine and want to use my old machine as a File Server. I've also bought a new external Terabyte drive which I would like to take out of its casing and use in the older ...
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What kind of RAM is compatible with my system? [closed]

I want to upgrade my RAM but am not sure if I should/can get DDR2 or DDR3. Sound like a stupid question, but CPU-Z is showing the following: At the top, it is saying that it’s DDR3 RAM, but I have ...
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Converting videos to AVI with AVIDemux for compatibility

I am trying to convert a couple of short videos to AVI (XviD) using AVIDemux. I find that while the resulting videos play fine in VLC, they do not play in an XviD DVD player (nor presumably Xbox 360, ...
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Windows 8 application/driver compatiblity [closed]

My USB mobile modem has a connection application that used to work fine in Windows 8 release preview, but no longer works in the final version (enterprise evaluation). When I run it, Windows displays ...
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PCIe Generation 3.0 graphic board running on old mainboard Generation 2.0 or earlier?

my problem comes out of the following: I'm owning a 'MSI P45 Neo 3' Mainboard. The 100% type I haven't checked yet, I'm about to do it as soon as possible. For sure is that it's already about four ...
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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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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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Can a laptop hard-drive be used in a desktop machine?

I recently built my own computer, and I wanted to put my laptop hard drive in my desktop, possibly to do a RAID 0 or 1 (haven't decided yet). Is this even possible, or is it possible with an adapter ...
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Disable Aero Themes for a ClickOnce application

I have an application that is deployed and installed using ClickOnce Deployment and on certain machines (mostly running Windows 7) I need to be able to disable Aero themes and possibly change other ...
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Aspire One battery compatibility

I'm definitely unsatisfied with battery life in my Acer Aspire One D270. Probably buying an extended battery would be completely satisfactory, and I have a semi-local vendor who has some definitely ...
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VirtualBox and 64 bit incompatibility?

I have the previous installed version of VBox. It is working well. Today I tried to install VirtualBox 4.1.16. But the OS said that setup is incompatible with the OS. I don't understand, why my ...
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Is USB 3.0 backwards compatible? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can a USB 3.0 pen drive be used on a USB 2.0 port? I am really excited about USB 3, especially since it has made its way into the new MacBook Airs and Pros. Since it is ...
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What to do when a device has no driver for Windows 7 but it has Vista, XP drivers

This has always been a bothersome matter for me. Some devices (printers, scanners, etc.) have drivers for older versions of Windows (Vista, XP, 2000, NT) but no driver for Windows 7. What are my ...
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Disable Compatibility Mode in IE8

Is there a way I can disable Compatibility View in IE8? It jumps into it every now and then, which results in rendering pages really oddly. Can it be turned off so it doesn't do this?
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My 1600 shows up as 1333. Is it compatible with 1333 with the same RAS/CAS timings? Noticeable performance between 1333 and 1600?

I have 3 DDR3 sticks of GEIL memory that says 1600 on the box. First it was reported as running at 1333 by my OS so I changed those values from 1333 in my bios to 1600. However it still gets reported ...
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Is the APC BR700G UPS (or similar) compatible with Active PFC power supplies?

I'm looking at getting a UPS for my home computer. So far the APC BR700G looks very promising, except for one thing: one of the reviews on Newegg says that this UPS does not work with a power supply ...
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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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Will 10666 RAM work in a machine that came with 10600?

I suspect the answer is that I won't have a problem, but I would just like to check. My laptop came with PC3-1333 10600S RAM and I just purchased PC3-1333 10666 RAM. Will the 10666 RAM cause any ...
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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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PCI-Express 2.0 backwards compatibility?

I have a Radeon HD 6850 which is a PCI-E 2.0 card. Will it work with a ASUS P5N-SLI which has only PCI-E input?
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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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A PCI Express 3.0 Video Card into a PCI-E 1.0 x16 slot

Perhaps I'm trying to push my mobo too hard, but I think I have read that PCI-e 3.0 is back compatible to previous PCI-e specifications. But 3.0 into a 1.0, is it possibly asking too much? I'm ...
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Sony Vaio Model: PCG-4L1L Hard Drive replacement

I have the above described Sony Vaio. It was shipped with a 32GB SSD drive which now full. I am very happy with the laptop and so I would like to upgrade the SSD to a larger capacity. Unfortunately, ...
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Use a Bluetooth module from Asus A6Je in an Asus N53J

Can I use my old Bluetooth module from an Asus A6Je laptop in my new Asus N53J? Internal Bluetooth is available in more expensive versions of my current laptop, but not in mine.