Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - need to clarify some things

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  1. jon08 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2008
    I need to clarify a couple of things about Windows 7 x64. I just installed it through BootCamp 2.0 (I'm still on Leopard) on my early 2008 MBP. (My MBP's configuration is in my siggy). Before the Apple drivers installation, it warned me about some known incompatibilities of this version of Bootcamp with Win 7, but the installation of drivers went smoothly anyway.

    Anyways, I have had several programs reporting incompatibility with x64 system. For some I found a x64 version online, but for some I didn't.

    Now if a program happens to be incompatible with x64, can you simply right-click on its .exe file and go to Properties - Compatibility and select for example " Run Vista SP2 compatibility" and the issue is fixed? Or will it run slower this way (if at all)?

    Also, I installed Street Fighter 4 game. On the first launch everything seemed to run smoothly, except the game itself seemed like it was in sort of a slow motion. The fighters' movements (from walking, jumping to punching, kicking etc. was far from quick). Now I'm worried - could this happen to be some sort of incompatibility with x64 system? Can games in general be incompatible with 64-bit Windows?

    I'm still pondering on whether it would be a better idea to just get a x32 version and avoid any program or games incompatibility issues, or is there a workaround for x64 systems??

    I will use BootCamp mostly for occasional gaming and watching PPStream (the latter usually through VMWare/Parallels).
  2. killerham macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2009
    With street fighter 4, if you lower your graphics, it runs fine. I had the same issue with mine and had to lower it. the reason why it runs slow motion is because it compensates for lag which is neat but silly.
  3. King Mook Mook macrumors 6502

    I am pretty sure the if a program is not x64 and you try to run it on a x64 system it will either run normally or not run at all. So the slow down is just probably due to your graphics setting in the game.
    King Mook Mook
  4. jon08 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2008
    Ok, but how about some programs that report incompatibility with x64 but you can still run them? Does it mean those are partially impaired or do they work just as well?
  5. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Most programs works flawlessly with 64-bit OS, but they just don't support it. Only apps that doesn't work are those which affect to your system files and some also have a blocker for 64-bit because they were designed for 32-bit to avoid problems
  6. jon08 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2008
    So these are those programs that warn you about incompatibility with 64-bit OS before the installation, but will still work on it afterwards?
  7. Illicit macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2007
    Waterloo, ON
    can you please explain how you managed to install SF4 on Windows 7 x64 in the first place?

    I get an error "The program or feature...cannot start or run due to incompatibility with 64-bit versions of Windows." whenever I try to run setup.exe.

    btw OP, did you make sure to turn FPS to Fixed instead of Variable?

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