Need help with Windows 7

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  1. bparisien, Sep 6, 2014
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    bparisien macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I have a Macbook Pro running on 10.9.4 I believe. I installed Win7 Bootcamp because I want to game on my MBP. I've been hunting for hours for drivers, installing a bunch on Intel's website thinking that would work. It just came to my attention that those will not work, and Bootcamp has their own specific drivers. I installed 32bit Win 7 on my laptop, and now I have seen that there are no drivers supported? I don't even care if I don't have Wifi as long as I can play my games on my Windows partition I'm happy. Is there anything I can do?

    Please respond asap,
    Thanks in adv.
     
  2. gman901 macrumors 6502a

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    I would try downloading the 64 bit version online and use your product key for that one. I don't think Bootcamp support 32 Bit any longer.
     
  3. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    Only 64-bit versions of Windows are supported. Your 32-bit product key should work with a 64-bit installation of the same version of Windows (Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate), meaning you can't use a 32-bit Home Premium key to install 64-bit Professional.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Do you mean shouldn't? I believe when you buy windows, you get a key that is for 32bit or 64bit so the OP cannot use his current key for a 64bit version of windows.
     
  5. macenied, Sep 8, 2014
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    macenied macrumors 6502a

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    IMO the OP could try to use the old 32-Bit key for the 64-Bit version. I have never tried this. There is a 30 day period you have until you need to register the OS. If it does not work, I am quite sure that Microsoft support will be cooperative and will NOT force him/her to buy a new license.

    Try, talk. How else people can know about your needs ?
     
  6. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    The key is good for either 32 or 64-bit but can only be used for one installation.
    If he erases the 32-bit and installs the 64-bit that's fine as long as he doesn't try to use the 32-bit on an other computer.
    Unless it was an upgrade key.
    Those only work with the OS version you were upgrading from.
     
  7. macenied macrumors 6502a

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    Good news for the OP. I'm learning also ... great forum. Thanks !!!
     
  8. bulldozer72 macrumors newbie

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    Driver Issue

    Regardless of 64/32 bit. When you go to the apple site you can get driver support for bootcamp.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1720

    That will have all the drivers you need and then some
     
  9. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    I meant exactly what I said. Keys are agnostic to x86/x64.
     

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