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

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Appropriate USB enclosure to use with an Ultra ATA drive

I have a friend with a broken iBook, but we wish to recover the hard disk. I haven't seen the drive itself, however the spec lists it as an "Ultra ATA drive". Could you please advise if this is 100% ...
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Is there any special way to force GoBack to work with Windows Vista and 7?

Norton/Roxio's GoBack doesn't work with Vista/7 for reasons unknown. I have tried several alternatives (Norton Ghost, RollbackRX, Norton Save and Restore), none of which offer the same functionality ...
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Cannot get out of compatibility mode in Excel 2007

I cannot get out of compatibility mode in Excel 2007. I've tried resaving the document but that doesn't help. Thoughts?
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Does Office 2000 work on Windows 7?

A friend of mine plans to buy a new Windows 7 Home Premium box and install Office 2000 on top of it. What can he expect? Sadly, this information isn't even available in Microsoft's Windows 7 ...
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Vista 64 bit compatibility mode in windows 7

I've installed Vista 7 RC x64 and trying to install Vista 64 bit drivers for my HP LaserJet 1022. I supose vista drivers should be fine for 7. The problem is that the driver installer is checking the ...
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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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Will a DDR2 2 GB RAM module be compatible with my existing DDR2 1 GB?

I use an old system with a G31D-M7 motherboard with 2 DDR2 memory banks. The module I plan to use is a 2GB DDR2-667 type. I'm sure my existing module is a 1GB DDR2-667 too. The Brands are not same. I ...
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this database is not compatible with this application - Application compatibility toolkit

I installed the Windows Application Compatibility Toolkit and installed SQL server 2012 express to use as the database server. When I run ACT and try to create or select a database, it puts a little ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a difference between a generic part and a Dell part?

I was wondering if there would any difference between a generic intelligence pro1000 pci e NIC and a Dell branded one. Would the firmware be any different? Would the hardware it would work with be ...
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Firefox Rapid Release Mode and add-ons [closed]

Now that Firefox has entered in the Rapid release mode, I'm wondering at the implications on add-on compatibility front. For example, will a working FF4 add-on (in my case, Firebug) still work after ...
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Bitnami stacks compatible with Ubuntu 11?

Has anyone successfully installed Bitnami native stacks on Ubuntu 11? After changing the bin file's permissions to allow it to be executable, I get the following error in the Terminal: ...
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Ubuntu programs' compatibility with Linux Mint

Are all of the programs that can be run on Ubuntu able to run on Linux Mint? I'm thinking of switching (Ubuntu to Mint), but there are a lot of programs (command line mostly) that I'd like to be able ...
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How do I find out the motherboard is compatible with the cabinet?

Building upwards on How do I find compatible motherboard for my computer? After purchasing the m/b http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1156/P7P55DE_PRO/ which, as the specification says, ...
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How many CD only drives are still around? [closed]

I want to get a pocket CD to keep in my wallet with a live OS so I can get "my own personal computer" on any pc I use, and I just wanted to know if I would be able to go with pocket DVDs or pocket ...
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Installing a 32-bit USB XP driver on Windows 7

I've searched Google, Bing and locally on serverfault, so pardon my if this is a duplicate. I'd think someone must have asked it before, but I just can't find it. I have a USB device - specifically ...
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Need barcode scanner for Linux Ubuntu 9.04

dear all..i have made my project using Linux Ubuntu 9.04 OS.i want to use barcode scanner for my project.Can you tell me what's barcode scanner that compatible with this OS.?
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Record desktop screen with command line tool

I have to record my desktop screen for at most 30 minutes using command line parameters. I have an Adobe Air application that works fine with VLC player, it records the screen, but on Linux only — it ...
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Computer specs good enough to run 1080p movies?

Im trying to run 1080p movies on my computer and watch em over my new full hdtv, tho, my i already tried once, my computer (using vlc) makes the software crash, here's my specs: Windows Vista ...
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Does Intel 865 chipset support DDR2?

I am looking for a socket 478 motherboard for my old 3GHz Pentium 4 HT processor & found a 865chipset board which claims DDR2. But I am not sure if 865 really supports DDR2 ? Here is the link to ...
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Replacing Motherboard and Processor

I'm planning to replace the motherboard and processor on my Linux box. I know that the two need to be compatible with each other and the RAM, but are there compatibility issues to worry about with ...
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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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I have problem with pc. Random reboots with post hyper transport sync flood error

I have problem with my pc. Random reboots with post "hyper transport sync flood" error. It happens completely random. Most times i watch movie, some times when i play a game, even when i browse ...
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Windows 7 64-bit compatible multi-function color laser printer recommendations

I'm looking for recommendations for Windows 7 64-bit compatible multi-function color laser printers. The printer needs to scan, copy, fax, print in color. Laser preferred. USB or Network ...
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Compatibility issues between Empathy and GTalk

Are these IM clients compatible with Google Talk in terms of audio and video calls? I am asking this particular question due to problems arose upon initiating a video call from the Empathy client to ...
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Office 2013 can't open office 2010 protected file,vice versa

I couldn't achieve to produce an interchangeable protected file between Excel 2013 and Excel 2010. Excel 2010 can't open 2013s protected one and 2013 can't open 2010s protected one. I think their ...
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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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Powershell/CMD command to open IE10 in compatibility mode

I am looking for a powershell command to open Internet Explorer 10 in compatibility mode like C:\Program files(x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe www.abc.com opens www.abc.com in IE10. I want to ...
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CUDA 5.5 with Debian Wheezy/Jesse

I'm thinking of installing the recently-released CUDA 5.5 on top of Debian. Questions: Is it recommendable to install it on Debian testing (as of Sep 2013, i.e. Jesse), or Debian stable (as of Sep ...
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Windows 7 compatibility mode set for Windows XP SP3 for an executable from the command line and bypass User Account Control Prompt

I'm trying to package an application called Boss and is intended to be deployed through SCCM 2012 and seems that is an old Windows 2K application so it doesn't has all the properties I wish it could ...
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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 ...
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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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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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How can I check browser compatibility for local websites?

How can I check the cross-browser compatibility for my webpages? I have already checked Adobe BrowserLab, but I can check my webpages only if they are already posted on the internet. I need to test ...
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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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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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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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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 ...