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

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Windows 7's Compatibility Mode Behavior

I'm trying to find out which precise changes are introduced by setting an application icon property. This question points to descriptions of how to use that functionality in a program under ...
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USB2 device incompatibility with USB3 computer

I have a new laptop with 2 USB2 ports and 2 USB3 ports. I have to use an USB2 RGB-D camera, namely the Softkinetic DS325. On my old laptop (only USB2 ports) everything is running as it should. On the ...
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How to fix spoolss.dll missing error on window 7 64bit?

I am trying to run old window program (lieroai.exe) on fresh instal windows 7 64bit. I am getting the message: This application failed to start because spoolss.dll was not found. Re-installing the ...
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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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Garageband file backwards compatibility

Is there anyway to open a file made with Garageband 5 in Garageband 4? Would it be possible to open it in another program, like Audacity, so that I can re-edit? I'm a bit new to Macs, so if someone ...
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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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Office 2013 can't open office 2010 protected file,vice versa

I couldn't achieve to produce an interchangeable protected file between Excel 2013 and Excel 2010. Excel 2010 can't open 2013s protected one and 2013 can't open 2010s protected one. I think their ...
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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 ...
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Linux compatibility layer for Mac OS X

I have a closed-source piece of Linux software written in a combination of Java and C. The application installs on my Mac (it uses InstallAnywhere), however, it isn't intended to run on a Mac. The ...
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CUDA 5.5 with Debian Wheezy/Jesse

I'm thinking of installing the recently-released CUDA 5.5 on top of Debian. Questions: Is it recommendable to install it on Debian testing (as of Sep 2013, i.e. Jesse), or Debian stable (as of Sep ...
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How to activate compatibility tab in Windows 8?

How to run program in compatibility mode in Windows 8? I have no "Compatibility" tab in my shortcut properties.
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How to convert downloaded Zinio publications to an open format?

I got a free temporary subscription to PC Magazine on Zinio and I liked it. Now I'm considering renewing the subscription and looking at other interesting publications they may have, but that's ...
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Run Windows 7 Services on Windows 8

I have a working application that is deployed to all our Win 7 PC's across a national network. This application uses a 3rd party SDK from Brother printers. We now have the situation where the new Win ...
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How can I check browser compatibility for local websites?

How can I check the cross-browser compatibility for my webpages? I have already checked Adobe BrowserLab, but I can check my webpages only if they are already posted on the internet. I need to test ...
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Issues with webcam after installing Windows 8

After recently installing Windows 8 on my machine (Asus Laptop), I noticed my webcam was showing the image upside-down (in the camera app and in Skype). I figured it would need a driver re-install, so ...
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Excel 2011 Conditional Formatting: compatibility issues

I would like to create a workbook in Excel 2011 for Mac that is fully usable in Excel 2003 (on Windows XP, Compatibility Pack installed). The purpose is a semi-automatic calendar, where one enters ...
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Run a program in XP compatibility on Win 7 *without* admin rights

I have a VB.NET program I wrote which uses Process.Start() to launch an '.ARTask' file associated with BMC Remedy User. For reasons beyond the scope of this question (someone else had the same problem ...
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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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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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Compatibility Problem ? Intel DP43TF with Promise Fastrek TX4650

When I installed a Promise Fastrek TX4650 PCI-E RAID card to Intel DP43TF, the RAID card does not function (totally). But when I put the same RAID card to another motherboard, the RAID card works as ...
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IE8 Compatibility View issues

I have the IE7 emulater tag in a jsp layout. But when I bring up the page, it defaults to the IE8 view until the user clicks the Compatibility View button. I don't want the user to have to click the ...
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How do version differences affect PowerShell commands on remote computers?

Newer PowerShell versions obviously will come with new features and new cmdlets. This is something which is important to take into consideration when writing scripts, or PowerShell walkthroughs, which ...
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RehearScore crashes on windows 7 - no idea how to fix

I'm not sure this is the place to ask, hopefully I wasn't wrong. My girlfriend needs to install a software called RehearScore. It's uh... Old. And it crashes when you try and run it. She has a ...
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Crossfiring between Dual-X and non Dual-X cards

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I can't find any information out there on what exactly "Dual-X" is. I have a Sapphire DUAL-X R9-270X which has been discontinued, but I have found a great deal ...
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Xen 4.2.xx compatibility with Fedora 17

I know that Fedora 17 ships with Xen 4.1.xx, but is it compatible with Xen 4.2.xx and later versions? I have searched online and found nothing either supporting or denying the fact. If it is ...
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802.11ac + latest chromebooks + old modem?

I'm thinking of buying one of the latest Chromebooks with 802.11ac capability. Will it work with my old/slow modem with BGN capability (at least that's what I think it has)? Right now my download ...
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Incompatible RAM with a laptop

Recently, I bought a RAM (Vengeance CMSX8GX3M2A1600C9) for my laptop (eMachines E732G). Yesterday I installed the RAM on my laptop. There was a problem. I could not install any operating system ...
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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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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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Need help running a windows 2000 program in windows 7

I need to run a very old windows 2000 program on windows 7, and I do not have the install disk. All I have are the files from the windows 2000 install. I tried running it in comparability mode and ...
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Error Message: Primary Slave Drive - ATAPI Incompatible

So I recently switched towers and now, all of a sudden, I'm getting this error message as soon as I boot my system. The error message reads "Primary Slave Drive - ATAPI Incompatible". This has really ...
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How to verify whether hard drives are permutable? Samsung sp1614n by Samsung sp6003h or IBM DeskStar DTLA-305030?

How to verify if I can replace one hard drive by another? I don't know exactly the motherboard model.
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DDR2 DIMM only works if alone in channel

I'm trying to use 4 DDR2-800 DIMMs together: 2*1GB 5-5-5-15 1.9V and 2*2GB 5-4-4-15 2.1V. Either set works fine by itself at 5-5-5-15 at either 1.9V or 2.1V, but combining the sets doesn't work. I've ...
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Can I run IE 11 in Compatibility mode 10

If i add a site to the compatibility list, it runs as if IE 7. .. But IE 7 sucks. The feature missing in IE 11, works in IE 10. So how do I permanently run all compatibility sites in IE10 mode, not ...
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Internet Explorer 11 doesn't show user agent strings

I just got two calls from clients saying that on IE11 they don't see a list of user agents in the dev tools anymore. I tried it myself on my machine, but I do see the list. The only two things in the ...
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Disable IE10/Win8 auto detection of compatability mode

we have a site in the office we are trying to access. I have confirmed that it works on IE10 if I put the browser into IE8 Compat View with IE5 Quirks, on windows 7 at least. The problem with Windows ...
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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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Dell Latitude e6420 128GB SDXC Card

I am using a Dell Latitude e6420 at work with a 120GB SSD which is running out of space due to many VirtualBox drives for testing various browsers. I am looking at a couple of options for expanding ...
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Sound is not working for Dany u1050 USB TV device in Win 8

I have a Dany u1050 USB TV device and using Win 8 but sound is not working for the device. However, this device was working normally with Win XP and Win 7.
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Trying to get KO99.exe running on a new computer

I cannot get KO99.exe (either restored from an archive or downloaded from the source: http://retrospec.sgn.net/users/rjordan/klass/) to run on my new(er) computer. Every time I run it, it asks if I ...
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Is dual-channel RAM operation independent for each bank?

For dual-channel usage of DDR3 SDRAM, what happens if one bank has DIMMs in both channels but the other bank has only one DIMM in one channel? Will the bank with the paired DIMMs operate at the ...
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Problems with Radeon HD 7770 graphics card

I got an Asrock 945GCM-S motherboard, LGA 775 socket, 4GB of RAM and a Core 2 Duo E7400 processor. And I wanted to upgrade my graphics card. The older graphics card was a Radeon HD 4650 without its ...
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Laptop graphic card PCI-Express version identification

How can you identify what type of PCIe version it is for my laptop? I've taken apart my laptop to where my motherboard is exposed for me to view. I've done a couple of research to figure this out, ...
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How to re-enable compatibilty dialog on Windows 8?

My work uses Cisco AnyConnect for VPN client connections. When I upgraded at home to windows 8 I began getting the dialog that said something like: Compatibility issues exist for this application ...
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Current gen Crossfire compatibility with an old Crossfire board

I've got it in mind to purchase a pair of Radeon HD7770s but the thing is my board is old. CPU-Z tells me that it's a MSI 770-G45 and although its listed as Crossfire-compatible, I'm told that the ...
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How to find the battery input range for my Asus U52F-bbg6

How can I find the battery voltage input range of my specific device? it is an Asus U52F-bbg6. Any run commands for that? I've had little luck ether in-machine or online, save this: Laptop battery: is ...
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Lego Racers not working on Windows 7

I'm trying to get Lego Racers working on my Windows 7 machine. Please see image, anyone has any idea on how to fix this issue for Lego Racers in Windows 7? I'm using compatibility mode for Windows ...
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Change Windows version numbers?

When I try to run a certain installer .exe, I get: Unsupported operating system, major=6, version=2.2, sp=0.0, type=3 My plan is to contact the vendor, but perhaps there is a quick fix? Is it ...
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Video Card memory interface compatability

[Incoming noob question] [brace for impact] I've been building my own PCs for over 10 years now, but I'm not exactly rich and technology keeps shooting up lightyears ahead of whatever build I have. ...
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X58 compatability questions: Xeon and RAM

I know "hardware compatibility" questions are typically closed as too localized, but hopefully there is some more general merit to these questions. If not, feel free to direct me elsewhere. ...