Windows 7 not compatible???

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jmaclifford, May 15, 2010.

  1. jmaclifford macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Hi Guys,

    Just wondering if anyone out there might be able to help me with an issue that I've run into when trying to install a couple of different games on my MacBook Pro. When trying to run the setup on both Assasins Creed 2 and GTA IV: Episodes from Liberty City, I am met with the following error message -

    "The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher."

    I am running Windows 7 64-bit on a MacBook Pro 2.8GHz 4gb, with everything fully updated. As far as I can work out both of these games should be compatible with this setup so for the life of me I can't figure out what the issue is. I have done a fair bit of searching but cannot find a definitive answer. Has anyone else come across this? If so, what is the solution, if any?

    Kind regards and thanks in advance!

  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Two questions:
    • Is the game compatible with 64-bit Windows 7?
    • Do you have the Windows drivers installed on your Mac?
  3. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    The answer to your issue is that those games are not compatible with Windows 7 64-bit. You'll need an installation of Windows 7 32-bit or obtain patches from the publisher to get them to operate in 64-bit.

  4. 007bond macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2008
    DFW, Texas
    Try downloading the latest patches. I've seen both work on 64 bit.

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