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

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Bioshock2 installer is not running under windows 7 64bit

When I try to install the Bioshock2 game under windows 7 64-bit i get the following error- "The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your ...
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How can I get a software that worked on Vista to work on 7? Compatability doesn't work

Ok I have a dj software that I really like, that used to work on my desktop with Windows XP, and a laptop with Vista. But it wont open on 7. I have tried compatibility mode, and it wont work. Is there ...
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Get “SIGN.MEDIA”-Id for compatibility-mode in Windows7

i try to set the compatibility mode in Windows7 in my C# project. Normaly, it is no problem: Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers and add a new ...
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How do I get 16-bit programs to work on a 64-bit Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why 64 bit OS can't run a 16 bit application? When trying to play an old game, Skyroads for instance, I get the following error message: The version of this file ...
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Can I install DDR3 1333 RAM into a motherboard that supports DDR3 2200?

Can I install DDR3 1333 MHz RAM into a motherboard that supports DDR3 2200 RAM? I think it should be acceptable, but don't want to risk the investment I've already made on the motherboard For ...
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Is Compatibility Mode available in Windows 7 Home?

I'm going to look at a problem on a PC with Windows 7 Home (not Premium I'm guessing). Is Compatibility Mode available in Windows 7 Home? I hear it is in Home Premium. I'm not talking about XP-mode ...
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Memory expansion and compatibility

I currently have this machine: GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 (v1) motherboard INTEL Core i7-920 2.66Ghz 1366 BOX processor GEIL Ultra 6144Mb DDR3 1333Mhz CL6 TRIKIT memory I run Windows 7 Professional on ...
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Which codec and (Linux) video tool for highly compatible video on Windows?

I'm looking for a Linux tool that allows me to transcode videos to a video codec that is highly compatible to the Windows platform. We produce large scientific videos from measurements and would like ...
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What technical reason did Microsoft give for no Internet Explorer 9 on Windows XP?

I have the belief that Internet Explorer 9 unable to run on Windows XP is really marketing. But I want to ask you if there really is a technical reason why Microsoft didn't release Internet Explorer 9 ...
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Running a Windows Application on a Mac

I just did a presentation to a client of mine of a commercial Windows application I just made available. The problem is that this client just has Mac machines. I don’t know the Mac OS version. So how ...
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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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Laptop RAM upgrade - 266mhz or 533? PC2-4300 or 4200?

I want to upgrade the RAM in a Toshiba Satellite M70 SR3 Laptop. SIW diagnostic software gives me the follwing info about the current RAM: Capacity: 512MB; Type: DDR2 (PC2-4300); Speed: 266Mhz (DDR2 ...
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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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How do I know what hard drives I can buy to upgrade my laptop

So here's the deal: It so happens that I need to reformat my computer (Toshiba Satellite L305), to install windows and then install ubuntu. I figure I should also upgrade my hard drive, since 160GBs ...
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Is there a CPU that can be described as “Celeron D 4xx model”?

The "D" letter after Celeron appears to only be used for processors numbered with 3xx. Celerons of the 4xx series do not seem to have the "D". And yet I am looking at a motherboard described as ...
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Does AMD's Phenom II X6 1055T go well with Gigabyte's GA-MA78G-DS3HP?

I have a Gigabyte GA-MA78G-DS3HP motherboard with a Phenom X4 9850. I am interested in upgrading to the Phenom II line, preferably the hexa-core ones, but budget constraints do not allow for a new ...
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Run an application only compatible with 32-bit on 64-bit machine

Title's pretty explanatory. I have an application(Second Life) that isn't compatible with 64-bit windows 7. It says that it is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, and 7 but only the 32-bit version of ...
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Windows 7 x64 - Problem with 32-bit processes

Is it just me, or is Windows 7 x64 awfully unstable when it comes to 32-bit processes? If I ever find myself in a situation where a 32-bit process hangs or otherwise misbehaves, terminating the ...
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Where do I download an older version of Safari for Windows

I need a specific version of Safari using WebKit 525.27; I have tracked it to Safari 3.2.1. The first Google hit on Apple points to: ...
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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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Installing Autodesk Inventor 11 Pro on Windows 7

I have a new computer with 64-bit Win 7 and I would like to install Inventor 11. Does anyone have some experience with it? I know it is an ancient version, but people claim they made it work. I tried ...
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Does the device that supports USB 3.0 work via computer that supports USB 2.0

I am planning to buy external hard drive that supports USB 3.0. Will it work with my old notebook that has USB 2.0?
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Software worked on Vista basic but does not install on Windows 7

I use some software called winspeakerz. I used to use it on Windows Vista Basic. Now I have a new laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium. I was unable to install the software, as it shows error "0" ...
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Install Windows Media Player 12 on Windows XP?

Is it possible to install Windows Media Player 12 in Windows XP SP2?
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Are all Adobe CS3 and CS4 programs compatible with windows 7 home premium

Are all Adobe CS3 and CS4 programs compatible with Windows 7 Home Premium? I have doubt that maybe it will not work? Can you tell me if it works? and also another question: are all programs in ...
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What filesystem to use when using both Windows and Linux?

I will be buying a 2TB hard drive soon, and would like to use it as media storage. I would like to be able to read/write from both Windows (version 7, 64bit) and Ubuntu Linux, and I need support for ...
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AMD 700, 800 series chipset. I'm lost [closed]

I've been an Intel / NVidia user ever since I started using computers. Intel really gone up with the prices, and they won't get cheaper. So I decided to get an AMD. But WHICH one? I mean.. not ...
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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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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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How can I export PDF from InDesign so that transparency renders properly on all platforms?

Gradients, including drop shadows, all show up as solid blocks when I view my document on an Android phone. I tried different PDF compression and compatibility settings in an attempt to flatten and ...
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How to decide the cabinet/power supply for a new pc

I'm planning to get a new pc with the following specs: Proc: AMD Phenom 2 X4 945 RAM: 2GB or 4GB DDR3 @ 1333MHz HDD: 1 TB (any one) Graphics Card: Radeon 5670 Monitor: ViewSonic 18.5" monitor (with ...
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Is it possible to install 32bit Solaris10 on a 64bit SPARC system?

I have a system with a 64bit SPARC processor. Does the 32bit installation for Solaris 10 support such a system?
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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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Will slock work on Mac OS X?

Will the slock screen locking utility work on Mac OS X, or is it just for Linux?
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Upgrade disk in a HP EliteBook 8530P to SSD, how do I know what is compatible?

We have a few HP EliteBook 8530P machines that are used as development machines for our developers. In order to try to speed up build (pri 1) and application start and usage (pri 2), we'd like to try ...
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How important is it to match brands with wireless networking equipment?

Back in the day, when wireless in your home was new and exotic, I often heard it said that it was a crapshoot to try and use equipment from different brands on the same network. Is that still true? ...
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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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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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Site/service for testing Excel compatibility

We distribute an Excel 2003 compatible XML file that users can fill out and resubmit on the site. While the Excel compatible XML file works fine with Office 2003 and Office 2007, with Office 2010 ...
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Shuttle XPC S113G processor upgrade

I have a Shuttle XPC S113G system. I need to run 64bit linux and Windows 7 64 bit side by side. But in order to do that I need a processor that supports VT extensions. What processor upgrade is ...
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Is this memory compatible with this motherboard?

I have a Foxconn P35AP-S as seen here. I need to get some more RAM since I only have 1 2GB stick. The current one is 1066MHz. I would like to get the memory situated here: ...
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Can I use an ATI based video card at the same time with nVidia on-board video card?

My new computer -- AMD Athlon X2 250 -- has a built-in nVidia chipset with 1 VGA port. I'd like to also use my ATI X300/X550 256MB PCI Card for an additional monitors. Is it possible to make use of ...
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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 ...
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Why does burning a CD ISO image to DVD work?

Following on from this question: Can I burn a CD ISO to DVD? How/why does this work? Is an ISO image a physical media neutral format?
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Considering upgrade to Windows 7; need advice [closed]

All my systems are happily running Windows XP. I'm finally - grudgingly - installing SP3 on all of them since Microsoft has stopped developing patches for SP2. But XP doesn't have much life left. ...
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Run a program in compatibility mode without Administrator privileges

I have a PC which is mostly used for playing games. The PC is a few years old, running XP, and most likely won't ever be upgraded to Windows 7. However, there are a few games that need to be run in ...
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A free utility for NTFS writing on Mac OS X 10.6.5? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to copy files to read-only NTFS hard drive on a Mac Coming from Windows (Vista/7), I have a few NTFS formatted Hard Drives. Are there any programs to make OS X ...
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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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Compatibility List for Netgear MBR624GU

Does anyone know where I can get a compatibility list for the Netgear MBR624GU 3G router? Their support says go to http://www.netgear.com/3G but this shows no support for dongles in the UK.
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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 ...