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

2017-11-26, 12:23 PM

Thank you for adding this detail. I had noticed that on Intel's site, and thought about using an older card, but since 32-bit Windows 7 supports the card already in the machine, and works perfectly well on this system, I decided to use that version of Windows as the cheapest alternative. The family member for whom I set this up seems very happy with it.

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

2020-06-02, 21:10 PM

This is an old thread, but the issue came up again when I installed a dual-boot 32-bit/64-bit Windows 10 system and wanted to use the Intel 8265 card under 32-bit Windows 10. I found the answer on this thread:

 

https://www.tenforums.com/drivers-hardware/100331-win10x32-driver-intel-ac-8265-wlan-wifi-needed-2.html

 

The answer is to mount a backed-up 32-bit Windows 7 installation that has the drivers for the 8265 installed, and then, in 32-bit Windows 10, choose "Update driver" and tell it to browse the Windows\System32 folder in the Windows 7 installation. The device manager immediately found and installed the drivers, and the 8265 is now working perfectly in 32-bit Windows 10.

 

The linked page also has a link to a downloadable driver that (reportedly) works without using the Windows 7 trick, but I haven't tried it.

 

Posting this for anyone else who needs to use 32-bit Windows. (And please don't waste bandwidth trying to explain why we shouldn't need it; we do.)

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

2020-09-03, 15:50 PM

And I've added the drivers my page on retrofitting the ThinkCentre M910t and M920t:

 

http://www.columbia.edu/~em36/thinkcentreretrofit.html

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