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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 computer'...
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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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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 ...
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How do I know if the software on a computer is compatible with Windows 10?

Several computers at home currently run on Windows 7 or Windows 8. How do I know if the software on those computers is compatible with Windows 10 ? When I say software, I mean: Drivers for the ...
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Compatibility between Cisco DPC3008 cable modem and Gigafast WF719-CAPR Wireless-G 4-port Broadband Router

After my connection with Comcast started going down once every hour or two, I went along with the tech's suggestion of getting a DOCSIS 3.0 compatible modem (previously, they kept saying that it was ...
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How do version differences affect PowerShell commands on remote computers?

Newer PowerShell versions obviously will come with new features and new cmdlets. This is something which is important to take into consideration when writing scripts, or PowerShell walkthroughs, which ...
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Windows 7's Compatibility Mode Behavior

I'm trying to find out which precise changes are introduced by setting an application icon property. This question points to descriptions of how to use that functionality in a program under ...
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How can I link my Lightning (Thunderbird) and my Office365 calendars?

My organization has recently started using Office365. I hooked up to it for email, using IMAP and SMTP, no problem (except that it's slow). Now I want to have my Lightning calendar linked to it as ...
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Linux compatibility layer for Mac OS X

I have a closed-source piece of Linux software written in a combination of Java and C. The application installs on my Mac (it uses InstallAnywhere), however, it isn't intended to run on a Mac. The ...
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USB2 device incompatibility with USB3 computer

I have a new laptop with 2 USB2 ports and 2 USB3 ports. I have to use an USB2 RGB-D camera, namely the Softkinetic DS325. On my old laptop (only USB2 ports) everything is running as it should. On 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 ...
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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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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, but ...
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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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Compiling mpich2 on OSX (and targeting the OSX 10.5 SDK)

I am compiling mpich2 1.4.1p1 for OSX and using -sysroot to direct the compilers to link against the SDK for 10.5. I do the following in a script to avoid typing this all out every time. As you can ...
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How can I apply a fix to a Windows app that makes assumptions about my Region and Language settings?

The software for my Sleeptracker watch expects all AM/PM symbols to be "AM" and "PM". However, on my machine, I use "A" and "P", throwing it into a hizzy. How can I apply a compatibility shim to this ...
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Get “SIGN.MEDIA”-Id for compatibility-mode in Windows7

i try to set the compatibility mode in Windows7 in my C# project. Normaly, it is no problem: Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers and add a new ...
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Some Flash applications do not work on Ubuntu (9.10)

Some Flash sites do not work well on my computer (Ubuntu 9.10). Example: youtube.com - can't hear sounds. http://animesquish.org/anime/queens-blade-heir-to-the-throne-episode-01/ - I see only the ...
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Firefox Flash plugin : compatibility mode

Since upgrading to Windows 7 (on a 5 year-old laptop), I've had issues with crashes and freezes. I have noticed two things that suggest the problem: First, the computer is much more likely to freeze ...
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How to run old Windows (Win 95, x86) application on Windows 7 (x64)

I tried to install application that worked on win 95 and windows xp and got error on windows 7 (x64): The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your ...
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Run an application only compatible with 32-bit on 64-bit machine

Title's pretty explanatory. I have an application(Second Life) that isn't compatible with 64-bit windows 7. It says that it is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, and 7 but only the 32-bit version of 7....
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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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Will a PCI Express x16 3.0 card work in a PCI Express x16 slot? [duplicate]

I have a motherboard with a PCIexpress x16 slot. I want to purchase a card called AMD Radeon HD 7770, which uses PCIe version 3.0. Is that backwards compatible?
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What dictates the possible compatibility options for a Windows shortcut?

If you've ever dug into the properties sheet of a shortcut, you've might have come across this page: I highlighted a specific dropdown box in red. This is what it looks like, if I expand the ...
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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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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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Two kits of three DDR3 memory sticks mixed. Are they same?

I have bought two memory kits, each having three DDR3 modules for triple-channel setup. Looking at the memory modules serial stickers, I couldn’t find a clue about how to identify, that the modules in ...
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Install Windows Media Player 12 on Windows XP?

Is it possible to install Windows Media Player 12 in Windows XP SP2?
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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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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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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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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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VB.net 2010 compatibility in Windows 7 - 64 bit

I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit). I was just going to install Visual Basic 2010. In the 'Read me' file of VB.net 2010 it says it is for x86. My question is will it work in 64 bit? Other ...
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Is there a way to 'mimic' another OS from Windows 7 to get a driver / application to install?

I recently bought a HP Officejet 6500, which has the ability scan and fax, besides the default printer functionality. Howvever, it turns out that the drivers on the CD-ROM and HP website do not ...