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

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Is there a spreadsheet version of .rtf?

For a text document, there's multiple format options: .doc, .docx, .odt, .rtf, etc. I use .rtf for all text documents, because its compatible with nearly everything. My question is, is there a ...
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program runs in safe mode but not in normal mode for Win7 in a virtual box

I recently installed a program on Win7 (hosted on a virtual box that runs on a Linux machine). The program runs correctly in Windows safe mode (no network) but fails to start in normal mode (...
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What is the correct way to tell if a screen is compatible with my laptop?

I have an old IBM thinkpad Z61t, and I want to upgrade the screen to one from an even older Toshiba laptop. The screens are both very different sizes, and probably different resolutions, but the same ...
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KB980408: Fix for Explorer freezing: does anyone know what app caused it?

Microsoft released an update for Windows 7 today (Tuesday, April 27, 2010): KB980408: The April 2010 stability and reliability update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is available. The ...
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What is the easiest way to open a Mac Pages (.pages) file on Windows?

I have moved to OS X, and although Microsoft's Office software is brilliant on Windows, on the Mac its usability leaves something to be desired compared to Apple's own counterparts (Pages, Numbers and ...
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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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Meaning of the tilde in registry values for compatibility mode in Windows 8+

I've to support a legacy application, originally created for Windows NT 4 (32-bit), but still running fine under Windows 10 (64-bit), provided all of the compatibility settings are done. The problem ...
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Dell 1000W PSU MODEL: N1000P-00 REF #: NPS-10000AB A

I have a friend very far away willing to send me his 1000W PSU that he no longer uses. He is very computer literate and it is hard for me to determine over long distance weather it has an 8 PIN PCI ...
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Copying files to USB 3.0 external HDD connected to USB 3.0 hub with external power supply connected to USB 2.0 port hangs and stops with IO error

When I connect my external HDD to USB 3.0 hub with external power supply connected to USB 2.0 port copying any bigger file to that HDD will freeze and eventually stop with error message. The same disk ...
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Does the fingerprint reader in Vostro 1320 work in Windows 7?

I don't want to hear Dell's official stand on this. Anybody got it to work in Windows 7 in the real world? Dell told me it's unsupported, but unsupported in tech support speak really means : "if you ...
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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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Are USB cables device-specific?

I have a dozen or so USB or USB to mini-USB cables lying around. It's annoying keeping track of what goes to what. Are they interchangeable or are they device-specific? Does it change the answer if ...
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Windows 10 - Force hardware compatibility check

I am still struggling with the Windows 10 hardware compatibility check. I had a GeForce 7900 which was incompatible, so I bought a new card which is supported. But the "Get Windows 10 app" still ...
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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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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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teamviewer 10 not compatible to remote control version 11?

i have a commercial license of teamviewer 10. when trying to remote control a host that has teamviewer 11 installed i'm getting an error message that says "incompatible version". is there any way ...
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Windows 10 IE11 Compatibility Mode

I have been using Windows 8.1 Pro for awhile and i can access this webpage by adding it into compatibility view in IE. Then I decided to upgrade to Windows 10 via the preloaded options given. I ...
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How to make hyperlinks show up properly in MS Word for files created in other word processors?

In my job, I am often sent articles created in a variety of word processors, which I open and edit in Word 2013. However, compatibility-wise, of course they don't play very well together. There's no ...
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How to diagnose compatibility issues that work in Windows 7 but not in Wndows 10

So, I've got a mother-in-law who loves WordPerfect 11 (Eleven shall be the version of WP, and the version of WP shall be eleven. Do not continue to WP12, and WPX3 is right out). Unfortunatly, since ...
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Is Thunderbolt 2 forward-compatible to Thunderbolt 3?

I know that Thunderbolt 3 computers are backward-compatible with Thunderbolt 2 devices using an adapter. What I want to know is if the reverse is true - if Thunderbolt 2 computers can connect to ...
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Thunderbolt 3 backwards compatibility

Thunderbolt 3 uses a USB-C Connector. Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 uses the Mini DisplayPort connector. On https://thunderbolttechnology.net/tech/faq they explain that Tunderbolt 3 has backwards ...
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Vaio Smart Network on Windows 7

Has anybody been able to get the Vaio Smart Network tool working on Windows 7? I'm using 2.2 but the UI is completely messed up and it doesnt work. I need to enable the wireless devices in my laptop
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How do I know if the software on a computer is compatible with Windows 10?

Several computers at home currently run on Windows 7 or Windows 8. How do I know if the software on those computers is compatible with Windows 10 ? When I say software, I mean: Drivers for the ...
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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 7....
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Mac Graphics Card Game Compatibility

I'm trying to download a game on my macbook pro. On the game's site, it gives the following minimum requirements: OS: OS X 10.8.5 or higher Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 4 GB RAM Graphics: ...
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Synergy & SQLyog compatibility issue

I am using Synergy and SQLyog from many years but they have become incompatible. I cannot use Ctrl + X in SQLyog Edtitor, instead of cutting, it inserts a special char CAN You can see the bug here ...
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Keep Win 7 or revert to Win XP? Win 7/XP, compatibility, hardware

I am helping an older gentleman with his new computer. He is a scholar, and he wants to use scholar programs that are not compatible with Win 7. In addition, he has a scanner and a printer that does ...
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USB hub damages an external hard disk (and storage devices) on use attempt

I recently bought a USB hub because I find myself needing more than just two USB ports on my prebuilt laptop. However I come to the problem that when I use an external hard disk with it I cannot ...
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Is the Samsung 850 Evo compatible with Dell Latitude E6400?

Is the Samsung 850 Evo SSD compatible with Dell Latitude E6400 notebook?
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Dell Inspiron 530 (desktop) PSU compatibility

I have an Inspiron 530 with a stock PSU. I need to upgrade it to meet my video card's needs (AMD HD6770), which demands at least 450W, to potentially fix BSODs with the latest version of the drivers (...
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Can Ubuntu be installed on a Dell Inspiron 1501?

I hope to format my Dell Inspiron 1501 that is currently running Windows Vista, and install Ubuntu 12.0 or 13.0. Is there any Windows software to detect the hardware's compatibility with Ubuntu? I'm ...
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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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How to install Quicken 98 on Windows 10?

Quicken 98 installs fine on Windows 7; not Windows 10 however. I've tried compatibility settings to no avail. With Windows 7, it worked provided you picked the win95 folder and ran the setup in ...
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Adobe Reader X sendmail button not working

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 x64 Adobe Reader 10.0.1 When a user clicks the Sendmail button in Adobe Reader X (see above image), instead of opening a ...
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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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Force a program to run on x86? [duplicate]

I'm using Windows 8.1 x64, and I'm trying a legacy app. I get an error message complaining that the program is not compatible with x64. Is there a way to force a program to run on 32-bit mode on a ...
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Acronis Backup 2009 cannot access Acronis Backup 2014 files

I have 2009 on one machine and 2014 on another. Made full backup with 2014 machine to external hard drive, that has other 2009 backups on it. Open external hard drive on 2009 machine. I can read all ...
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Outlook 2013 asking for administrator after Compatibility change (Windows 8.1)

I have a machine with Windows 8.1 and Office 2013 installed, which I wanted to change the compatibility to Windows Vista. The problem is, when Windows 8.1 have a pre-installed application into it, it ...
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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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CPU DDR2 compatibility

I'm looking to upgrade the CPU on a laptop, and am having a hard time verifying the DDR type of CPUs. The laptop has a T5250. So, for upgrading, I'm looking at the X7900 and T9500, which are the two ...
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Is there a native alternative to the `watch` command; for Darwin/OS X

I have a script that I'm trying to port from Linux to Darwin/OS X. The Linux version currently depends on the watch command, which doesn't appear to be installed on Darwin/OS X by default. What's the ...
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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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Open local HTML files in compatibility view (IE7) in IE11/WIN7

Friend of mine has an interesting issue on his new corporate PC - it looks like his IE11 is somehow configured to open all HTML files from the local file system in compatibility mode (IE7). While I'm ...
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What should I look at if I want to buy RAM to my PC? [closed]

I have 2GB (2 x 1GB !Rx8 PC2 - 5300U - 555 - 12) on my PC (Windows 7 64-bit version): http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=3459243&swLangOid=18&swEnvOid=1093 I want ...
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Supermicro X8DTT-F Ram Compatibility

can anyone help me if this ram specs is compatible with Supermicro X8DTT-F? Manufacturer Hynix Manufacturer Part # HMT151R7BFR4C-G7 Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM Capacity 4GB Pins 240 Pin Bus Type ...
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What kind of Non-ECC RAM does this board support?

I'm leaning towards a purchase of this CPU/MOBO combo: SUPERMICRO MBD-X9DRL-IF-B Xeon E5-2660 2.2GHz x 2 (if I think I can afford two...) Background I'm trying to figure out what kind of and how ...
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Is GeForce GTX 660 compatible with a Dell Inspiron 660?

I am thinking about purchasing a GeForce GTX 660 graphics card for my Dell Inspiron 660 desktop computer, but I've never purchased a GFX card before, and I'm not sure if it is compatible with said ...
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How do I choose a graphics card which balances CPU? [closed]

I just heard from one of my friend that I cannot buy a high end graphics card if I don't have a high end processor. Now, my problem how do I make sure that a graphics card say, GTX 780 will work with ...
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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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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 ...