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

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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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How much is difference between toners of different printers [closed]

I have a Brother printer 5240. Now my toner is almost finished and in my home country its toner is not available. I want to know that what will happen if I use another printer toner inside that. I ...
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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 ...
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What's the oldest supported program for Linux? [closed]

How far back does Linux's backwards compatibility extend?
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How to get to BIOS with new faster memory

I built my machine in 2008, it has: mobo: MSI P45 Diamond CPU: Intel Q9450 RAM: 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR3 1333 and various and sundry additional parts that I don't think have anything to do with my ...
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I have a program called Super Lab that I need for a research paper in Psychology

I recently bought a new computer and it claims that I can't install the program due to lack of compatability to a 64 bit system. What can I do?
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How to run todolist from abstractspoon in linux?

I want to run the ToDoList (any version from 5.3 to 6.2) in linux (ubuntu 11.04) I've tried to use under wine 1.2 and 1.3 without success: 1 - I've downloaded the program (todolist_exe.zip); 2 ...
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Compiling/Using a Linux source on Mac OS X

I need to use some piece of software for a school project: the NEAT package. This package is intended for linux use though, and I'm on a mac. I know I could use Virtualbox to emulate a Linux distro ...
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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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Speed and compatibility of 4GB DDR2 sticks on an Asus P5Q-E motherboard

I want to add 8GB of memory (in the form of two 4GB sticks) to a system with an Asus P5Q-E motherboard. According to Asus, the motherboard supports 4 x DIMM, max. 16GB, DDR2 1200/1066/800/667MHz, ...
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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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How can I run PowerPC programs in OS X Lion?

I need to run PowerPC-only programs roughly weekly. They're on a CD rather than the HD, so they escaped my pre-flight upgrade checks. As Rosetta was killed in the last upgrade it's problematic to run ...
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How can I disable extension compatibility checking in Firefox 7 beta?

Does anyone know what to add to the about:config to stop Firefox 7 beta checking extension compatibility? I've tried all the settings I can find online for previous versions and I can't get anything ...
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Can I install 1333 MHz memory onto a laptop supporting up to 1066 MHz memory?

I have a question regarding my laptop's RAM. I have 2 slots. One is empty; the other one has a Samsung SODIMM 204-pin 2GB DDR3 1333MHz SDRAM CL9, non-ECC, unbuffered module, running at 1066 (!) MHz, ...
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Is it possible to put a PCI-X card in a PCI slot?

By this, I mean is it possible to put a PCI-X card in a PCI slot? I heard from someone (who deals with servers all the time) that this is the case, however I may have misheard. Also, the card DOES ...
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Does Lion kill Bootcamp?

Does OSX Lion break Bootcamp with Windows 7 installed? I've been looking around online and can't seem to find a definitive answer on this. I'm considering upgrading to Lion, but I'm worried that it ...
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Will a Xeon X3360 CPU be compatible with my ASUS P5MT-M?

Link to CPU Specs Link to Motherboard Specs I want to confirm that this will work before I purchase the CPU. I don't want to upgrade my motherboard/RAM/power supply, unless I have to. I just need a ...
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How can I mount an EXT2 partition under Windows 7?

How can I mount an EXT2 partition under Windows 7? Not under Total Commander, because I'm searching for a solution to "see the partition from the My Computer" icon. Are there any? A read-only file ...
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How can I remove compatibility settings that are not editable from the Compatibility tab?

Yesterday, Windows decided Steam needed a compatibility setting to run properly and showed me an informative dialog that left me with no choice but to acknowledge this. Steam ran fine, until it needed ...
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How to enable 32-bit binary compatibility on Linux Mint 11 x64

I've recently installed x64 Linux Mint 11, basically Ubuntu Natty. Since the install I've found that 32-bit applications which used to run on my Ubuntu system are rejected by my Mint 11 system. When I ...
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List of binary compatible Linux derivates

I'm looking for an overview of binary compatible linux derivates to enterprise Linux versions. A usable definition of this compatibility is given on Wikipedia. I already know candidates for this: ...
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Force Firefox to install add-on

I wanted to install a new add-on in Firefox – Firesheep, but when I tried to do so (from an xpi file), it told me that it can be installed because it's incompatible for 4.0.1. However, ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Are SATA II and SATA 3.0 Gbps compatible?

I am trying to check that if I buy a new internal HDD it will work in the NAS I am buying. Currently I'm confused about naming schemes and once that is resolved whether there is compatibility. I will ...
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Which Version of Microsoft Word created a given document?

I'm starting to get multiple MS Word documents sent to me, and I'd like to detect what version of MS word created, or last saved, each doc. Is there some tool for that?   Or, can I determine such ...
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Why does IE9 not work right on some sites?

I really love IE9. Where performance is concerned, it is to prior versions of IE what Windows 7 is to prior versions of windows. However, it acts all glitchy on certain sites unless you go to ...
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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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Can I Mix Ink Cartridges Of Different Manufacturers?

At the moment i have 4 total compatible ink cartridges of X manufacturer in my printer. 3 of them are depleted and one is half full which is black. What happens if i replace 3 depleted cartridges ...
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Tools to see ext2/ext3/ext4/btrfs/jfs/xfs filesystems under windows?

Are there any drivers/application that can read/write ext2/ext3/ext4/btrfs/jfs/xfs filesystems from Windows? E.g.: a removable drive is formatted with EXT3.. how can I write it under Windows XP/7?
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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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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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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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What is the best document standard to save to using Open/LibreOffice in order to maintain compatibility with Office?

For some reason I've always assumed the older formats (Office 2007/XP) DOC/XLS were the safest to maintain compatibility with Office simply due to them being aged and likely more mature, however I've ...
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Best video format for Windows and Mac Compatibility?

I'm about to encode several videos that will physically distributed to clients running either Windows XP (and upwards) or OS X. Is there a compressed format that would be playable on both platforms ...
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Windows 7 cannot turn off DPI/PPI scaling for an application

I have Windows 7 with DPI scaling set to 120 DPI. It makes some problems with older applications like clipped text, blurred graphics or too big text. I'd like to disable DPI scaling for these ...
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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 replace Windows with Wine?

I will buy a new computer and install Kubuntu on it. The only kind of software that I would run on Windows are PC games. Can I play most of Windows games without problems with Wine on Linux? If Wine ...
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Is my computer compatible with this graphics card [closed]

I'm not too knowledgable with hardware and want to buy a new cheap graphics card... its PCI express 2.1 the link: ...
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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 ...