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

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Which drivers should I use on Windows 10 when only drivers for Windows 7 and 8.1 are available?

I've just made the change from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Now, my computer is an old (slightly low end) gaming computer, and it had started to be running very slowly, so I decided to do a 'clean install'...
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Can Windows 8.1 Professional run on any PC / laptop?

I want to get the Yoga Pro 2 but install Windows 8.1 Professional over it so that I can cannot to a Windows Domain. The equipment supplier is telling me that according to the website, it does not ...
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Is it just fine to install windows 8.1 on old version of motherboards?

Motherboards today says they are window 8 ready Im curious if i installed window 8.1 on a motherboard that doesn't mention windows 8 is just fine.. Sorry, im away from home and cannot pull the mobo ...
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Would this PCIe 2.1 Video Card Work on My PCIe 1 Motherboard?

I've got a PCIe mobo, more precisely: ASUS M2N-X based on nForce 520. Would a PCIe 2.1 VC like the Radeon HD5770 work with my mobo?
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Can I place an 8x PCIe 2.0 Promise EX8760T into the 16x PCIe 2.0 slot on my Asus P7H55-M/CSM? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will a PCI Express x1 TV tuner work on a PCI Express x16 slot ? The Promise card has a PCIe 2.0 8X interface, and the motherboard has a single PCIe 2.0 16x slot. My ...
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What is a good Linux friendly desktop wireless card?

And that would mean one that works with little to no finagling, I think.
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USB external disk works ok with linux?

I'm about to buy a samsung USB G2 5ooGB, or a western digital 500GB USB Essential In their specs, none of them say they work on linux. I'm almost sure they do work fine, just like my 4 GB pen drive ...
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Make an OS X Installer Think that it is on Snow Leopard, not Leopard?

Is there a way to make Leopard think that it is Snow Leopard, for the sake of installing newer software? (At my own risk, understandably.)
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Solid state drive on old laptop with Windows XP

I have an old laptop that has a 30 GB HDD (IDE 2.5") and I thought of giving it a little boost by replacing the HDD for a SSD. Would there be any compatibility problems if do that ? Does Windows XP ...
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Can you run Windows Live Movie Maker on Windows XP?

Can you run Windows Live Movie Maker on Windows XP?
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Using a MS Access 2013 file in MS Access 2007

I've created a database in Access 2013. I thought this would work on Access 2007 which is on the computers out on site. Unfortunately since I added in things like queries to generate reports for ...
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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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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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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 - http://www.dateks.lv/...
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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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ECC RAM in GA-G33M-DS2R? Or any Gigabyte/G33M motherboard?

I'm looking to retire a server which has 12GB of ECC DDR2 RAM. I'd like to upgrade my multi-purpose machine (firewall, file server, VM host for Windows Home Server, etc.) using the RAM from the server....
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runtime system and compatible layer

I was wondering if runtime system and compatible layer are the same thing? They both seem to be some software, running of which allows some other software to run on them. Links to Wikipedia for the ...
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Software to check browser compatibility of a website

Is there a software that is package to check browser compatibility with most major browser? I use browsershots.org, but it isn't that efficient because it would only return a screenshot of your ...
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File system format for both windows and linux use (besides fat32)

I'm looking for a file system to format my large external drive with that can read/write in linux and read/write in windows. I know Fat32 is usually the best suggestion, but a large percent of my ...
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What Hard Drive do I use with this SATA Connector?

I am running Ubuntu Linux on my laptop, and I need to get new hard drive for it. This is the output from lspci showing my connector: 00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/...
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Why might PC3200 ECC ram be incompatible when upgrading?

I had some 512MB PC3200 Kingston mem modules in a server, and I ordered replacement Kingston memory in 1GB sticks. The vendor said they were out of stock and I agreed to let them ship me "compatible" ...
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Can I run SW on RHLE if it was built on Ubuntu

I built a qt application on Ubuntu karmic. I transferred the binary to a red hat Linux enteprise 5.3 system and when I click on the program it doesn't do anything. Are they compatible or am I ...
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Hardware without drivers for Windows 7

Windows 7 rocks! I've a lot of friends that moved from Windows XP right to Windows Seven. In general all hardware works fine, but I find that some webcams didn't worked and some scanners too. ...
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Windows 7 does not recognize Media Card Reader after upgrade from Vista

This question is a result of the issue stated in this SU-question. Please read it beforehand. I have upgraded my OS from Windows Vista Home Premium x64 to Windows 7 Home Premium x64. It's a legal ...
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What are the non compatible changes from WinXP to Windows 7?

As Windows 7 comes with a virtual XP machine for backward compatibility i would really like to know why? I tried to bing a few papers what is not working anymore without luck. I would assume that ...
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Compatibility-Mode doesn't work in Windows 10

I used to play the game Freelancer, which originally was designed to work with win98/Me/2000/xp, with Windows Xp/Vista/7. Now I upgraded to Win 10 and it doesn't run anymore. The problem is, that it ...
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Are faster high-capacity microSD cards less compatible?

I have heard claims that faster high-capacity (64GB+) microSD cards will not work in some devices in which slower cards will work. I have not been able to correlate this to any particular brands or ...
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When Firefox drops Java applet support, how will I run old Java applets?

Java applets are soon to be killed off forever. I understand why we shouldn't make new ones. But what will happen to old ones? There are still Java applets that people may use, and there's no ...
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Buying new RAM for GT780DXR

My GT780DXR laptop is having memory problems, and I am looking to throw in a fresh 16GB. I am not much of a hardware guy. I hope superuser is the right place for this question. This is what I have ...
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Compatibility of RAM modules [closed]

I have an old computer with 3 RAM modules with 1GB each, as follows: Type: DDR2 Size: 1024 MBytes Manufacturer: Kingston Max bandwith: PC2-6400 (400 MHz) Reference number: KTC1G-UDIMM Now I ...
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Creative Gigaworks T3 sub with different speakers [closed]

I was hoping someone might know something more about how audio works and let me know whether this is compatible or not. I would like to use my Gigaworks T3 sub with my Gigaworks T40 speakers. The ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are Ink Cartridges Manufactured In USA Compatible With Printer Purchased Outside Of USA?

I have Brother MFC-240C machine. I want to order compatible ink cartridges and Brother original ink cartridges, but don't know if they will work in my machine. I once ordered ink cartridges from UK ...
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Graphics Card Compatibility

I am a first time builder and while I have the basic understanding of how to put a computer together, one final thing eludes me. What are the requirements for instaling 2 or more graphics cards on a ...
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Can a Windows CE netbook run Windows XP?

Can you upgrade a nebook running Windows CE to Windows XP? Can you download music? I just bought two for my grandkids ages 12 and 14.
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Excel charts in PowerPoint 2007 are not editable by PowerPoint 2003

I'm trying to save a PowerPoint 2007 presentation which includes a chart copied from an Excel 2007 sheet in 97-2003 format but the chart is no longer editable by Office 2003 since it's automatically ...
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Is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 Video Card Compatbile with a Mac Pro Running Windows 7 Pro 64?

I have a Mac Pro (early 2008) and I'm running Windows 7 Pro (64 bit) natively (i.e., with just Windows installed and no OSX or boot camp) on it. If I buy an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 video card, will ...
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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 Kingston KVR800D2N6/2G compatible with KVR800D2N5/1G

I have 2 bars of KVR800D2N6/2G and 2 bars of KVR800D2N5/1G and want to insert them into ASUS P5Q-EM which supports up to 16 GB of such memory. The main problem is - first two are N6 and second two ...
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Get Norton GoBack To Work On Windows Vista And Windows 7?

Norton GoBack doesn't work with Windows Vista, or Windows 7, for reasons unknown. I have tried several alternatives including: Norton Ghost, RollbackRX, and Norton Save And Restore, but none of which ...
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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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Which PC100 SDRAM is compatible with iMac?

I've recently acquired an aging iMac (G3/500 DV SE, Summer 2000) with its original 128Mb RAM out of a possible 1Gb. I'd like to replace the single 128Mb DIMM with 2 x 512Mb DIMMs. I know these need to ...