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

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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 CD-...
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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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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 is the difference between WD Green and WD Caviar Green when replacing a drive?

I need to replace a disk in a MyBook World Edition and it says to only use Caviar Green yet when I search for Caviar Green NewEgg comes back with just Green with Caviar in the description. I already ...
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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 ...
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Is Asus G51J compatible with 4GB DDR3 1066MHz SDRAM memories?

Is it possible to install one or more 4GB DDR3 1066MHz SDRAM in an Asus G51J? My Asus G51J has 8GB (4x2GB) and I'd like to upgrade to 4x4GB (16GB).
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CPU, Motherboard, BIOS compatibility

I have a fairly old desktop, currently with an ABIT AL8-V motherboard, which I had had running with a Pentium D 930+ (3.0ghz dual core). I purchased and installed a core 2 quad (also socket 755), ...
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Dell Studio laptop not compatible with charger (will turn on, not charge)

I have a Dell Studio 1558 laptop that won't turn on unless I plug in my charger. Right now I'm using a 65W Dell AC Adapter. My laptop will turn on, but give me a message saying that it is the wrong ...
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Run Windows 7 Services on Windows 8

I have a working application that is deployed to all our Win 7 PC's across a national network. This application uses a 3rd party SDK from Brother printers. We now have the situation where the new Win ...
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Motherboard compatibility with graphic card

I have an ABIT SG 95 motherboard and wanted to upgrade my graphics card to a DDR3 Asus GeForce GT 210. The motherboard has DDR2 memory, so I wanted to ask if the motherboard would accept this graphics ...
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Is there a program like Ubuntu's “System Testing” tool for other Linux distros?

Ubuntu has a program called "System Testing" which prompts the user to test various elements of their system (sound through headphones, sound through system speakers, network connectivity, available ...
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App version ↔ Mac OS X version/build compatibility

I have a common question. There is some app. I know it's compatible with Mac OS X Version 10.7.5 (Build 11G63). May I be sure if it's fully compatible with: 10.7.5 (Build 11G63b) 10.7.4 (Build 11E53)...
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Save docx as 2007 without 2010 features?

Is it possible to save a 2010 docx in "compatibility mode" for 2007. I am specifically thinking of the 2010 wordart and shape features, which don't exist in 2007, so although the document will open ...
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Create or Open an .xlsx file having >256 columns in MS Excel 2003 with compatibility pack installed

I'm using Microsoft Office 2003. I have installed 'Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, Powerpoint 2007' to support new xml based formats (.docx, .xlsx, .pptx). Now given that I have ...
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Issues with webcam after installing Windows 8

After recently installing Windows 8 on my machine (Asus Laptop), I noticed my webcam was showing the image upside-down (in the camera app and in Skype). I figured it would need a driver re-install, so ...
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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 ...