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AC-8265 Wireless in 32-bit Windows 10?

2017-11-16, 14:12 PM

A family member wants to run 32-bit Windows 10 on an X270 with an Intel 8265 Wireless card installed (I've installed 32-bit Windows on an M.2 SSD), but there seems to be no 32-bit driver for the card. I've tried installing the 32-bit Windows 7 driver in compatibility mode, but device manager still doesn't recognize it.

 

Is there any way to get this card working with 32-bit Windows 10? Should I (1) just give up or (2) replace the card with something different? I don't know whether specific cards are white-listed in the X270.

 

Thanks for any information.

 

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Re: AC-8265 Wireless in 32-bit Windows 10?

2017-11-16, 22:20 PM

Use the 64-bit version of windows, no reason for 32-bit anymore

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Re: AC-8265 Wireless in 32-bit Windows 10?

2017-11-16, 22:25 PM

Except that I do need to use 32-bit Windows in order to run 16-bit applications that don't run correctly in DOSBox, vDos, etc., etc. 

 

I'll be very grateful if someone can offer an answer to the original question!

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Re: AC-8265 Wireless in 32-bit Windows 10?

2017-11-16, 23:51 PM

why on earth do you need 16-bit windows?????

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Re: AC-8265 Wireless in 32-bit Windows 10?

2017-11-17, 3:13 AM

I'll still be grateful for an answer to the question in the first post. Thanks to anyone who can help.

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Re: AC-8265 Wireless in 32-bit Windows 10?

2017-11-17, 16:39 PM

if you need 16-bit support, install windows 3.1 over DOS in Hyper-V which does work.

 

only win9x is blocked from hyper-v due to the settlememt with  Java.  

 

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Re: AC-8265 Wireless in 32-bit Windows 10?

2017-11-18, 16:14 PM

DOS under Hyper-V is not practical for printing, access to Dropbox-based files, etc., etc., etc. 

 

I temporarily solved the problem by wiping the drive and installing 32-bit Windows 7, which works perfectly on this system. I think I see how to modify the installation INF file for the 8265 card so that it will (or maybe will) support 32-bit Windows 10, and will experiment with that later. If anyone has already modified the INF file for Windows 10, I'll be very grateful to know the details.

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Re: AC-8265 Wireless in 32-bit Windows 10?

2017-11-20, 20:33 PM

DOS printing on my VM works fine, but make sure you have a driver for it and that LPT1 is properly capturered by the hypervisor etc

 

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Re: AC-8265 Wireless in 32-bit Windows 10?

2017-11-21, 17:43 PM

If you need 32-bit windows, Intel has no drivers.  If Intel has no drivers, Lenovo has no drivers.  Sometimes the 64-bit driver package will work in a 32-bit environment.  (I don't have a 32-bit machine to test with.)   I would try that, but you may simply need a different card.  Lenovo doesn't seem to offer 32-bit win 10 on this machine, and that may be why, but if you want or need 32-bit, most things should work.


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Re: AC-8265 Wireless in 32-bit Windows 10?

2017-11-26, 10:38 AM

Hello,

 

On Intel's support web site at https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/27309/Wireless-Intel-PROSet-Wireless-Software-and-Drivers-for-Windows-10?v=t it says the following:

 


Note: The following products support only 64-bit version of Windows 10.

  • Intel® Wireless-AC 9461
  • Intel® Wireless-AC 9560
  • Intel® Wireless-AC 9260
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
  • Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 18260
  • Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 18265

Perhaps you could try installing an older wireless card that has support for 32-bit versions of Windows, like the Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265?

 

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