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

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Will a PCI Express x16 3.0 card work in a PCI Express x16 slot? [duplicate]

I have a motherboard with a PCIexpress x16 slot. I want to purchase a card called AMD Radeon HD 7770, which uses PCIe version 3.0. Is that backwards compatible?
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Generic Hp LaserJet 1012 Printer Drivers For Windows 7 x64?

I've recently upgraded a machine to Windows 7 x64. This machine has a 1012 printer attached. According to HP's site, the printer is no going to be supported in Windows 7. Are there generic drivers ...
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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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Dell laptop adapter compatibility

I want to know if Dell adapter PA-4E family with P/N JU012 and REF No:ADP-130DB B, is compatible with my Dell Vostro 1400 laptop, S/N: 2Z5T7G1. The only diff I see is with my old adaptr the i/p ...
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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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compatibility it works CPL adapter

could anyone tell me if it is possible to connect "IT works 500 Mbps Kit 2 Powerline wifi adapters" with Windows seven ? I didn't succeed in installing my adapters. I suspect it is a software problem ...
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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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Sony PMB error when trying to edit video on Windows 7 64bit

I bought an emachine refurb on ebay. I loaded my Sony video software (PMB) and all was good. When I shut the PC down, it ran updates. Afterwards when I opened PMB and went to edit a video (any video) ...
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Can the Sony AD-7280S burn to DVD+R Dual Layer?

On their site it says it supports DVD-R DL burning but no mention of DVD+R. I don't see many reliable blank DVD-R DL brands in the shops (ie Verbatim) so does the Sony AD-7280S support DVD+ DL ...
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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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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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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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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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Windows 10 TP compatibility with ATI Radeon graphics?

The graphics requirements for Win 10TP are described as "Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver". Is this just a compatibility spec the existing graphics must meet? ...
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Microsoft Word output is substantially different from print preview; probably compatibility issue Word 2013 vs. Word 2003 template

I'm using Save As in Word 2013 or DoPDF to convert a Word document to PDF. When I see Word document print preview, everything is OK. But when I convert it to PDF or simply print it to paper, it comes ...
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How to solve windows 10 preview compatibility issue?

Whenver I try to install pplication ( such as Norton 2015 or Avast 2015 ), It always pops up "This program has compatibility issues" How can I solve this? Thanks
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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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What is the difference between WD Green and WD Caviar Green when replacing a drive?

I need to replace a disk in a MyBook World Edition and it says to only use Caviar Green yet when I search for Caviar Green NewEgg comes back with just Green with Caviar in the description. I already ...
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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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Can Wine emulate Windows95?

I have VirtualPool2 for Windows95, but recently the CD drive has not been working on my Windows95 machine. VPool only supports Windows95 so I can't run it in Wine, it detects Wine as a WindowsNT ...
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Far Cry 4 on Windows 8.1: “This app can't run on your PC”

I just installed Far Cry 4, but when I try to run the .exe file it says "This app can't run on your PC". What is the reason for this? My system specifications: Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2.8 GHz ...
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Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack “The converter failed to open the file” error & “This is a pre-release version”

What issues have people encountered with older OS's (2000, XP) and olders versions of Microsoft Office (2000, XP, 2003) with the 'Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack'? I have a couple of Windows 2000 ...
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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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Make Okular notes visible in acrobat

I just finished proofreading 100 pages of a book in Okular on Mint 13 with KDE and submitted it to the editor. Naturally, none of the comments show up on the editors machine when he opens it. He has ...
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jpegtran says “Unsupported marker type” when trying to open a file. How to remove unsupported markers from it?

I have a photo, it opens fine in image viewing software (such as Preview.app), but jpegtran (MozJPEG 3.0, not specific to this version) refuses to work with it, saying "Unsupported marker type 0xfa". ...
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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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Excel on Mac and Windows have different row height / column width ratios

I find it odd that the same workbook in Excel is stretched horizontally on the mac. This is a slight problem, because the word wrapping changes, sparklines become squished, and the appearance becomes ...
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ulead dvd workshop 2 no sound on win7

i recently upgraded from winXP to win7, and the program stopped playing sound it seems like windows dosent recognize the program at the mixer the windows compatibility mode doesnt seem to fix the ...
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How do I download “incompatible” extensions from Mozilla's addon website?

I often find that a Firefox extension I want to download from AMO (addons.mozilla.org) has been tagge as "incomaptible" and greyed out; the grey button often can't be right clicked to download anyway. ...
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“Mozilla/5.0” and “like Gecko”: Do web applications still test for Firefox-specific user agent strings? [closed]

Forgive me if this is the wrong site to ask this question; some similar questions were closed on Web Applications Stack Exchange, so I asked this question here. If necessary, feel free to migrate this ...
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Is there a way to 'mimic' another OS from Windows 7 to get a driver / application to install?

I recently bought a HP Officejet 6500, which has the ability scan and fax, besides the default printer functionality. Howvever, it turns out that the drivers on the CD-ROM and HP website do not ...
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4gb twinmos 1600mhz RAM not working

I am using ECS G41T-m16 motherboard which have bus speed of FSB 1333 mhz. I have been using 2gb ddr3 apacer ram 300mhz for last 2 years.Recently, I have bought a 4gb twinmos 1600mhz RAM but it is not ...
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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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How to bypass Program Compatibility Assistant in Windows 8?

Short version How can I bypass the Program Compatibility Assistant that blocks some programs from installing? Long version I'm trying to install Acronis True Image Home 2011 on my Windows 8 Pro. ...
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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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Dual graphics compatibility with AMD A-10 7850K?

I see on AMD's official website that to use their Dual Graphics capability, the "recommended" pairing for an AMD A-10 7850K Kaveri APU is an AMD R7 250 series graphics card. Question: To take full ...
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Installing an SSD on my SATA 2 equipped notebook

With a negligible amount of knowledge concerning PC hardware I'm trying to figure out how to upgrade my Samsung ATIV Book 4 NP470R5E-K02UB notebook with an SSD. I didn't even know where to start so I ...
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Import external data connections into Excel 2013 for use in Excel 2003

I have a workbook in Excel 2013 that retrieves data from a SQL database via a query. However, the connection imports data as a table, which is incompatible with Excel 2003. Is there a way to convert ...
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RAM choice when CPU supports max. 1333MHZ - 16GB in 1333Mhz or 1600Mhz? Same price level [closed]

I’ve read that both the processor and motherboard determine the max. speed of RAM for your system. System: Asus K53SV-SX146V Processor: i5-2410M - supports RAM up to 2x 8GB 1333mhz Motherboard: ...
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Running Onfolio in Windows 7 (it runs only in Internet Explorer 7)?

We have a large database in Onfolio. The last version of Internet Explorer that accepts Onfolio is Internet Explorer 7, but Windows 7 does not accept Internet Explorer 7. Any solution?
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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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Winamp Library Not Displaying Crossover

I'm having issues with getting the winamp library displaying in crossover in both OSX Mavericks and Ubuntu 13.10. I'm using version 13 in crossover. I have installed directx and then winamp 6.66.
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Enabling Microsoft Windows Media player to play Matroska (MKV) container and H.264 codec videos

My understanding of the technical aspects associated with Video files is very basic. Our company developed a Thick-client software product for the commercial market that would allow users to view ...
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RAM not working with my motherboard

I bought new RAM modules: Kingston 8GB(2x4GB) KIT DDR3 1333MHz CL9 HyperX Fury and the motherboard is an ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO. Does anyone know what could be the problem? After turning on the computer ...
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Does Windows 8 Support 16-bit Programs?

With Vista and up, 64-bit versions of Windows no longer support 16-bit programs, but 32-bit versions can still run them. Windows 8 has changed a lot of things from even Windows 7, and there were ...
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Is the Logitech G11 fully supported with Windows 8?

I went to Logitech's support page here: http://logitech-en-amr.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/32425#Keyboards It lists the G11 as a keyboard that works with Windows 8, but it throws in this ...
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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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Replacing an cpu in a laptop

My machine is Lenovo G580 with i3-3120M. I want to replace it with i5-3360M. I checked on Intel's website that sockets are the same (PGA), TDP also the same (35 W) and BIOS works with both. I found ...
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How do I find compatible motherboard for my computer?

I have a Dell Optiplex GX270 that recently stopped working, and I suspect a motherboard (I can go into why if needed). I want to get a replacement from eBay or the like, but I'm not sure what to get. ...
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Can laptop parts be replaced with a different brand?

I have HP Pavilion g6. I have broadcom wireless card, and HP graphic. They both cause great problems especially on Linux, they're not supported. I want to buy another wireless card and a Nvidia ...