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      11-10-2012, 08:27 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by mainly View Post
why wouldnt my existing computer be able to run the new software? isnt it just a few graphics changes?

good lord what if we had to buy a new computer every time we updated an operating system?
Because the hardware changes were significant - BMW changed the CPU from one manufacturer to an Intel Based CPU and also changed the graphics chipset. It would be like trying to run MAC software on a PC.
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