3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 29, 2013 4:49 PM by AJDNeufeld
S3rL Level 1 Level 1

I know this question has been asked several times, and I apologize for repetition, but I've downloaded the bootcamp files for 32bit windows 7, and copied them to install the drivers onto windows, but the setup.exe changes to an application that 'is not intended for this computer model'.


The 'new' setup.exe after accessing the external hard drive bootcamp:


As you can see, Windows 7 installed properly, but the drivers have not been installed. The only reason I am able to use Windows on this is because I manually installed the network adapter hard drive. If there is a way to fix this so I can properly install the drivers, I would love to know.


Thank you for your time.

Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Rudegar Level 7 Level 7

    you can just manually update all the drivers

    from the device in the device list say update the driver

    and navigate to the driver in the drivers dir and you're good

  • AJDNeufeld Level 1 Level 1

    For anyone else running into this issue it stems from the fact that Boot Camp version 5 assumes you are installing a 64-bit Windows OS and so the setup.exe is 64-bit. Should you be attempting to install a 32-bit copy of Windows you will want to create the setup.exe with a copy of Boot Camp version 4.

    Hope this helps anyone else running into the issue.

    As a side note, manually installing the drivers does also work.

  • AJDNeufeld Level 1 Level 1

    You can find links for the various versions of Boot Camp here:



    Just find the correct model and version of windows and download the Boot Camp version provided by the link.

    Note that there are a variety of versions of 4 available so it is important to make sure you find the correct model in order to get the correct version.