11-16-2017 06:12 AM
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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11-16-2017 02:25 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!
11-17-2017 08:39 AM - last edited on 11-18-2017 02:54 AM by topmahof
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.
11-18-2017 08:14 AM - edited 11-18-2017 08:15 AM
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.
11-21-2017 09:43 AM - edited 11-21-2017 09:49 AM
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.
11-26-2017 02:38 AM
On Intel's support web site at https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/27309/Wireless-Intel-PROSet-Wireless-Software-and-Drivers-... 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?