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

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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.
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Using an old graphics card on a new mother board

I will be getting my ASUS P8Z77-V Z77 MB ATX 2400 (O.C) SLI Crossfire motherboard today that will be running the Intel Core i7-2600K. I have an old EVGA GeForce 8800GT and was curious if I could use ...
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Windows 7 how to monitor folders a program is trying to create

I'm trying to get Sony Artisan software to work on Windows 7 32-bit. They were made for Windows XP. I got the drivers installed, but when the program starts up it gives an error can't create ...
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Are all SATA cables compatible with SATA 3?

I have a HP Compaq de5700 Small Form Factor desktop computer, and I am looking to upgrade it's hard drive. When I open up the box, it clearly has available SATA connectors on the motherboard, but no ...
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Internet Explorer 9 in 2 different computers is showing different views, why is that?

I'm trying to identify the cause of this bizarre situation. In my computer, in IE9, my website it's viewed in compability mode automaticaly. The browser displays a message "A problem displaying ...
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SATA-III drive comaptiblity with current motherboard

Next month I will be upgrading my computer with newer/better hard drive (Western Digital 250GB, 7200rpm, 32MB, Sata III, Caviar Blue, here is a link where I will buy it from - ...
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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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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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which file type to install my virtual hard disk in while installing a new machine on virtualbox?

I got some options like VHD, VMDK, HDD, and VDI is there a file type that is most commonly used and is supported by most other virtual disk software?
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Keep Win 7 or revert to Win XP? Win 7/XP, compatibility, hardware

I am helping an older gentleman with his new computer. He is a scholar, and he wants to use scholar programs that are not compatible with Win 7. In addition, he has a scanner and a printer that does ...
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FiOS signal bradcast

Can I connect the FiOS set top output coaxial cable to my MOCA wifi/router input so to broadcast the unscrambled signal to my Roku Boxes?
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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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Can I just replace my motherboard and CPU without further complications? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Upgrading motherboard without reloading OS I've just purchased the i7 2600k and a Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3 motherboard. I want to upgrade my existing setup, a Gigabyte ...
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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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How to open a file created in Word 2007 pre-release version

When I try opening some old Word 2007 docx files in Word 2010, I get the error message: This file was created in a pre-release version of Word 2007 and cannot be opened in this version. I tried ...
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connection can-bus to pc with pci

Hi all I need answer if this is the same PCI as this On the second product it says PCI/104 and I am not sure if this metal layewr that needs to be outside will fit on this board? If not can you see ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Installing Linux on an Asus p8z68-m PRO Motherboard

Here is a challenge: how is this done? I've tried disabling the ASM1061 controller in the Onboard Devices section, using Wubi, booting from USB (as I don't have a DVD drive, yet), and even booting ...
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Same RAM model, different purchase date. Will this work?

I went for a triple channel (3x2GB) DDR3 RAM kit for my build back in 2010. The same kit is now a lot cheaper and I'm considering purchasing one to give my machine a little boost. Relevant Specs: ...
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Is it possible to run a Linux / BSD app on a mac?

I don't care if I have to add libraries or build whatever on my end. I'm just hoping since OS X has the foundations of Unix that there's some way to run a Linux or BSD client. Specifically, we need ...
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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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Will a VGA monitor work if connected to 9-pin serial port?

I have a (old) computer that I am trying to use, just for giggles. It has a 9-pin (RS-232) output for the monitor (marked 10101). Can I connect it to my VGA monitor using an adapter? EDIT Thanks ...
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Run a program in XP compatibility on Win 7 *without* admin rights

I have a VB.NET program I wrote which uses Process.Start() to launch an '.ARTask' file associated with BMC Remedy User. For reasons beyond the scope of this question (someone else had the same problem ...
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How to add a (windows readable) backup disk to Netgear ReadyNAS?

So we have this ReadyNAS appliance with 2x1TB disks in Netgear X-RAID (read: mirrored), two empty disk bays and all three usb ports unused. We'd like to add another 1TB disk to the NAS and schedule ...
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New Power Supply doesn't work with a specific motherboard

I just bought a new power supply Corsair CX430 V2 in order to meet the needs of a new graphics card I hope to install. The motherboard is the micro-ATX form factor Asus P5KPL-AM/PS running a Intel C2D ...
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Can 4.1 speakers work with a sound card that only has one line out port?

My friend just purchased a Dell Inspiron 620 desktop that has integrated 5.1 channel audio. On the back of the computer where all the plugs/ports are, there is only port for a line out for audio. ...
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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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How can I run a 32-bit app on 64-bit OSX 10.7.2?

I have an app that only exists a 32bit version. In order to use it, I used to press 2 & 3 together before booting the Mac, so it'll run in 32bit mode. However, some apps (64bit version that ...
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Is there a way that I can tell IE9 to stop running in IE9-Compat View for “Local intranet” sites?

I have a site which only functions in IE9/Chrome/Firefox. The site is an internal only site from a vendor, so we access it by https://serverName/ -- IE9 correctly identifies this as an intranet site, ...
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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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How can I connect a P8 to a P4 motherboard?

I have an older motherboard and I would like to connect a newer power supply to it. The motherboard has a P4 input, while the power supply has a P8 connector only (it is actually a 6 pin + 2 pin ...
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compatibility issue with Skype (2.2 beta) and centos6 (64bit)

I'm facing some difficulties in installing skype with centos6 (64bit), Every time I tried, after system reboot centos stuck in the loading screen. But without installing skype my Centos6 (64bit) ...
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Running Onfolio in Windows 7 (it runs only in Internet Explorer 7)?

We have a large database in Onfolio. The last version of Internet Explorer that accepts Onfolio is Internet Explorer 7, but Windows 7 does not accept Internet Explorer 7. Any solution?
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AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 8-core, worth it? [closed]

The majority of reviews and posts I see referring to the zambezi say it rocks and do so hard. However, I'm seeing isolated posts of problems w/ compatibility with hardware and some older games... and ...
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Building against an older glibc

Is it possible to build glibc/gcc/binutils in the version combo of say 2.4/4.6/2.22 (or some later version of GCC used by the oldest/'stablest' linux distro's still around)? I would like to create ...
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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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Is the stock Celeron D LGA 775 cooler compatible with all LGA 775 mainboards?

Back in the day I used a desktop with Celeron D 3.2GHz on LGA 775 mainboard. It came with some stock radiator and cooler which worked OK. Later I upgraded the rig with Pentium 4 2.93 Prescott (non-HT) ...
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Is it possible for 533MHz PC4200 DDR2 RAM to work on G33 chipset mobo?

I have two 512 MB RAM sticks that work @ max 533MHz. Now, I want to buy a mainboard based on Intel's G33 chipset, namely the MSI MS-7502 (produced for Medion). While I found the G33 does not support ...
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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 mix and match DDR2 with different voltages?

I currently have: Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 DHX Performance Memory CL4 2.1V Would I be able to add to the system: Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory Kit ...
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Windows 2008 vs Windows 7 - everyday use - software compatibility [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows Server 2008 R2 as a desktop OS? I'm wondering if there are problems when related to software compatibility between Windows 2008 and Windows 7. Can Windows 2008 ...
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Are there pitfalls to using incompatible RAM (frequencies) in motherboards? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it safe using RAMs with different Frequencies I'd like to use 2 x 4GB DDR3 1600 dimms in a motherboard capable of only DDR3 1066. The DDR3 1600 is on sale and the ...
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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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How do I get 48-bit LBA BIOS support?

Is there any freeware that allows me to check if my computer BIOS support 48-bit Logical Block Addressing, regarding hard drives? I have two old Toshiba laptops (M40) that currently have 40GB disks ...
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Firefox/Chrome style shortcuts for Opera

Opera ships with multiple keyboard shortcut profiles. Where is the Firefox-compatible profile? Opera tends to open a mail client setup dialog when I try to search, and to do nothing when I try to ...
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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 ...