Questions tagged [compatibility]

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

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Open .wordcontainer produced by SAP?

SAP produces xxx.wordcontainer files from MS Word documents. Is it possible to recover and further work on the word document from these .wordcontainer files outside and independent from SAP on Linux ...
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Meaning of the tilde and circumflex in registry values for compatibility settings in Windows

I want to change the compatibility settings of certain programs manually using the registry in Windows. (For some programs like Microsoft Office the "Compatibility" tab does not exist in the ...
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After using a GTA fix patch zip from internet now explorer crashing constantly

I downloaded a compressed GTA game file that didn't work. I downloaded a fix patch zip file which asked to run and now Explorer is crashing after startup. I can't use any other programs because they ...
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Which one was the latest vmware player version that supported i7 920?

I need vmware player to run on windows 10 64 bit, and a i7 920 cpu, but the latest version doesn't supports i7 920, so I need an older version, but I can't find which one was the last one supporting ...
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Starting a child process without inheriting high DPI compatibility settings

My situation is: I'm on Windows 10, system scaling set to 250%, display size 3840x2160. I have a program (Qt Creator) that can be configured to launch other external tools. External tools are ...
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Bios and Windows recognizes 2 x 8GB, but after 8GB usage, Windows get SSD as virtual memory, and system crashes when virtual ram ends

I just got a new kit Crucial Ballistix 16gb 2x8 BL2K8G32C16U4R, B450m AORUS ELITE, with RYZEN 5 2600, RX 570, CX 550. I noticed my system faces issues when at high RAM usage. When I open rendering ...
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Will my Lenovo Mahobay motherboard work with a DDR3 1866MHz RAM?

I have a Lenovo Mahobay motherboard with 2 RAM slots which support DDR3 memories, and I currently have a DDR3 665Mhz RAM in it and i want to upgrade it. I also have an Intel i7-3770 CPU in it. I found ...
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Replacing an NVMe SSD with a M.2 SATA drive in an Alienware Aurora R8

I bought a 2TB Samsung 860 EVO M.2 SATA SSD to replace a 512GB NVMe drive in my Dell Alienware Aurora R8 to get larger storage capacity. Will it work properly?
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Laptop Ultrawide monitor compatibility

I have an MSI GF63 8RD, and I am trying to use my Acer ED347CKR ultrawide monitor with it, but the resolution of the laptop will only go to 2560x1440, but I need it to go to 3440x1440. Am I missing ...
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How do I run a custom EXE in the foreground with icon in on Windows 10?

a company I work for has a custom EXE file they use for invoicing and database stuff, and was built using Visual Basic about 8 years ago! Unfortunately since moving to Windows 10 (I believe, it was ...
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What storage (hdd if possible) is my lenovo ideacentre g5 14IMB05 capable of?

So yeah, the question is in the title, I don't know too much about computer upgrades... But I would like to upgrade my computers storage to 1tb or 2 tb hdd, for games primarily. The computer is a ...
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I'm confused about compatibility of motherboard with AMD Ryzen 5950X

on Asus site, I read the M version of the mainboard supports Ryzen 5000: https://www.asus.com/us/Product-Compare/?products=5wigvxws4h5eldnm,wcvny6reiwuvlf5u&b=0 while the other supports only Ryzen ...
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Linux compatibility with HP DeskJet All-in-One Ink Advantage Printers

My old printer was HP DeskJet 2135 All-in-One Ink Advantage Colour Printer which worked very well with several versions of Linux and HPLIP 3.16.3 Now I need to buy a new printer which I wish is of ...
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My Motherboard Compatibility List does not List a GDDR6 Graphics Card. Can I install it?

I have MSI A320M PRO-VD/S V2 motherboard and on its compatibility page, there is a list of supported GPUs. In the "Memory Type" column, the highest/latest (I guess) type is GDDR5X. Can I ...
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Is Samsung 970 EVO SSD compatible with Gigabyte GA-250M-DS3H

The Samsung 970 EVO SSD is currently on sale for Cyber Monday and I'm looking to purchase it. I just want to confirm that it will be compatible with my motherboard. I have a Gigabyte GA-250M-DS3H. ...
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Would an Asus GPU work on an HP Motherboard?

I'm planning on buying the Asus GeForce GTX 1650 O4G-LP-BRK (or GeForce GTX1650LP for short) and installing it in an HP ProDesk 600 G1 SFF. I've replaced the 240W PSU with a 300W PSU, and I was ...
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Can my motherboard use this SSD?

I'm very new to the whole upgrade your PC thing, and I wanted to know if a particular SSD can fit my Motherboard, and if so/not, why. SSD I want to upgrade to: Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB -...
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NVMe PCIe x4 SSD on M.2 PCIe x2 slot?

i'm about to get a new SSD for my PC, and before spending the money i have some doubts about my decision i would like to clarify First, my mobo is a B450 Aorus Pro Wifi, it has 2 M.2 slots, one of ...
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Compatible modified tricks or drivers for Windows 7 or 8.1 for Gigabyte X570 B550 motherboards for Ryzen 4650g 4750g or 3600x 3700x

I am aware that it's possible to install Windows 7 on a PC with Ryzen 1st Gen or Ryzen 2nd Gen Desktop CPUs. However Windows 7 does not install or work officially with on Ryzen G APU processors. AM4 ...
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Are there any stability issues with extending a volume with another hard drive?

I wanted to know if there are any stability issues with extending a non-boot primary volume that is on a certain hard drive which is used for storage with another hard drive.
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run an old program under Win10 64 bits with parameters

I need to run in compatibility mode 2 programs for MsDos: quick basic (QBX.exe); some program called HEOB which was created in quick basic (HEOB.BAS). Normally I would create a *.bat program ...
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Compatibility Troubleshooter gives error messages in Win7

I thought it was just the Win7 Compatibility Troubleshooter that gave this message, but this happens to all of them. How can the running version of Windows be not compatible with the program, if it is ...
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Are Intel Xeon E5-4xxx generally compatable if a board supports E5-1xxx and E5-2xxx?

I have an ASUS X99-M WS motherboard that has a LGA2011-3 socket and explicitly supports a number of Xeon processors, including many in the E5-1xxx and E5-2xxx range (v3 and v4). It seems that the ...
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Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit: ProcessorCountLie shim parameter?

Who knows how the parameter for the shim ProcessorCountLie works in Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (Compatibility Administrator)? I'd like to make some old games incompatibile with 8+ ...
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On a multi socket system how to determine compatibily between different cpu models?

I know that when using a multi socket motherboard, the normal rule is to use several times the same cpu model. But a split appeared in recent years which reached Intel: cpu which delivers more total ...
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Windows 10 Compatibility mode not working for Windows Live Mail

I have an old HDD connected to my PC and that HDD has Windows 7 installed with Windows Live Mail. I would like to run the Windows Live Mail that's in there, so I can export some emails to Outlook. ...
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How do I know if an ethernet cable is compatible w/ router, modem, jack?

I don't know how to figure out whether or not components in my internet setup will be compatible if I buy a better ethernet cable than my ISP has provided. I've got internet service that claims to ...
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How to enable IE mode in Edge browser (Version 83.0.478.61 and up) for a site?

Is there an easy way to enable IE mode on the new Edge (Chromium) browser. Recent version have removed the flag for IE integration and this functionality seems to be pretty well hidden and obscured ...
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Any need nowadays to be concerned about the 260 character path limit for non-networked files? [closed]

For non-networked files, is there any need to take care nowadays about not exceeding the 260 character path limit? I am most interested in answers covering Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10, if possible. The ...
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Why are my standard formulas opening as array formulas on other systems?

I'm developing an input template in Excel for a client and recently they've been sending it back saying it's full of #VALUE! errors. After a bit of toing and froing we found that formulas that look ...
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Compatibility problems with other drivers after formatting system drive

My system currently has 3 drives and I'm wondering should I format and reinstall windows 10 on my system drive if I'll have problems with data stored on my other drives since I've got software/games/...
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What exactly could cause the incompatibility of 30-pin, eDP, 2-lane laptop screens?

I'm trying to replace the screen on a laptop. I tried several screens that have same eDP 30-pin connector, all are 2-lane (and apparently share the same data protocol), and not all of them work. My ...
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Can I add to my laptop a DDR3L RAM of 1.35v if I already have a DDR3 RAM of 1.5v configured to run at 1.35v? [duplicate]

I have an MSI GP60 2QF Leopard Pro laptop that has a 4th generation Intel core processor (i5-4210H) and an 8GB Kingston DDR3 SDRAM PC3L-12800S 1600MHz RAM Memory (couldn't find a better nor original ...
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Will an M.2 NVMe SSD take up PCIe lanes used by PCIe ports on my motherboard

As for my specific situation: I'm running an Asrock B450-HDV R4.0 with a Ryzen 5 3600 CPU and a Geforce 1080 GPU. As the board does not come with onboard WiFi, I intend to install a network card in ...
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Windows 10 sets wrong compatibility mode

Sometimes Windows 10 sets the Windows XP compat mode for our desktop application, which our app isn't compatible with and won't let it start. The only solution for now is to redownload the app, then ...
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Why is there an “8 bay” limit on Seagate Ironwolf and WD Red NAS drives [closed]

I just purchased a Synology DS918+ and have installed four 8TB Seagate Ironwolf drives. One reason I chose the DS918 was the potential for future expandability using the DX 517 which provides 5 ...
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Thunderbolt 3 to 144Hz monitor

I'm planning to buy a Dell XPS 13'' 9300 laptop. It has 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports, and I really need it to work with a BenQ Zowie XL2411 144Hz monitor for CS:GO (2x HDMI, DVI-D, VGA). How is this possible?...
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Can I use a Dual Rank Memory with my Single Rank Memory?

I have a laptop with SAMSUNG 8GB DDR4 2400MHz single Ranked RAM and I buy another SAMSUNG 16GB DDR4 2400MHz dual ranked RAM I want to know if they will work fine or I will have any compatibility ...
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CT8G4DFS824A compatible with CT8G4DFS832A?

I currently have installed "Crucial 8GB DDR4-2400 UDIMM" (CT8G4DFS824A) in my PC but I want to install a second one. Is there any negative effect if I would install a "Crucial 8GB DDR4-3200 UDIMM" (...
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Mounting Apple Hitachi HTS545050B9A302 on Windows 10

I have recently acquired a new desktop computer after burring my old mac book pro. I wanted to put some old parts to use and I tried to plug the mac's HDD into the desktop computer but it doesn't ...
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How to run bluestacks on windows when a docker installation is in place?

I use docker for my work. It users Hyper-V. I want now to install bluestacks. It complains about having Hyper-V activated. Installed version is BlueStacksInstaller_4.190.0....
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Can't get to BIOS after first boot of new build

Not long ago I decided to make my first build for a desktop and ordered these components: mobo: Asus Prime X570-P ATX graphics card: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8G SSD: M.2 2280 Western Digital ...
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Is RAM that is sold as server-RAM compatible with desktop-PC and why? [closed]

I have an old Lenovo ThinkCentre M83 SFF i3-4130 (Serial-No. S4C05873) with a Intel-Q85-chipset (Haswell). From the Lenovo-page I got some compatible products. Among them I found one module that has ...
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RAM Compatibility with DDR3-1333 [closed]

I have a DDR3-1333 to replace, am I sure that any DDR3 equal or faster than 1333 is suitable?
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RAM incompatibility issues between T-Force Team Vulcan and Corsair Vengeance

In my system, I decided to get a 2-pack of T-Force Team Vulcan 8GB DDR4 3000MHz (something like this), but, as a result of a discount I found, I also added in 2 sticks Corsair Vengeance DDR4 (also 8GB,...
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.NET Framework 1.1 program doesn't work on Windows 10

About a week ago, I installed a program called Microsoft Transliteration Utility. It failed to install at first, asking me to install .NET Framework 1.1, which I did, and I used the program just fine ...
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Is it safe to put a 8-lane PCI Express 3.0 card into a 16-lane PCI Express 2.0 slot?

Title says it. I have a Dell Perc H330 and would like to put it into a mainboard that has a PCI-express 2.0 16x slot. Is this compatible?
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Is an 800Va/400w AVR+surge protector enough for my PC with a 550 W Power supply? [closed]

Is an 800Va/400w AVR+surge protector enough for my PC with a 550 W Power supply? Computer specs: CPU: Ryzen 5 2600. MBD: B450 Tomahawk MAX. GPU: Radeon RX 5500xt. RAM: 2x8 3200mhz. SSD: 250 GB. Fans: ...
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Getting PowerA Wired Gamecube Controller working in PC?

So I recently bought a PowerA Wired Gamecube Controller for my Nintendo Switch. It works flawlessly in that console, but recently I have become interested in PC Emulation and I have thought about ...
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ERROR: Package 'flake8-2020' requires a different Python: 3.5.2 not in '>=3.6'

I know it is saying that I should use python version in >=3.6, but the issue is here. I am an offline user of Ubuntu 16.04 server and if I want to install any package I just download its wheel first ...

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