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I just got my Windows 8 Pro upgrade today and decided to upgrade my copy of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on my 2010 MacBook Pro. The upgrade mostly went ok, minus a few driver issues (display drivers needed to be reinstalled). The first thing I noticed though was that the touchpad did not work at all. After a couple hours searching, I found this site:

[url="http://advicesmedia.com/fix-trackpad-issue-windows-8-macbook-pro-boot-camp/"]http://advicesmedia....-pro-boot-camp/[/url]

The solution offered here does "work", but it's definitely not the desirable fix. Does anyone else have a MacBook Pro with Windows 8 installed with a working touchpad? If so, did you have any issues, and if you did, how did you get them fixed? Overall, Windows 8 runs very well on here, but the touchpad issue is a major problem since I can't have my backup mouse plugged in all the time.

Edit: Forgot to mention that I tried repairing the bootcamp drivers as well, and this did not fix the issue. The screen overlays for the screen brightness and volume don't work either so if anyone has a fix for that, that would also help. Thanks.

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still problematic in, parellels, or vmware?

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Apple might have to fix the drivers for it on bootcamp

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My touchpad didn't work either. Running Windows 7 on my McBook 2011 for now. What OS X version do you have?

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Yeah unfortunately this is a known issue, just google it and a whole lot of articles come up saying how it does not work right now.

[url="http://gizmodo.com/5889404/windows-8-on-a-macbook-air-beautiful-and-kinda-broken"]Gizmodo[/url]
[quote][b]No trackpad gestures. No two-finger scrolling, no right-clicking. Just dragging and tapping[/b]. This makes navigating Windows 8 (and everything in it) laborious and full of suck

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@remixedcat: I'm only running it natively. I haven't had good luck with parallels or vmware in the past.

@Enron: I'm running OS X 10.8.2 at the moment.

@DirtyLarry: Thanks for the links. This is definitely of the suck. Granted, the video card thing was the same for Windows 7 too. You couldn't switch between the Intel iGPU and the nVidia GPU. That only worked in OS X.

At this point I'm almost positive Apple isn't in a rush to get new bootcamp drivers out though, which sucks, because I do like how well Windows 8 runs on my mbp. It runs just as well, if not better, than Windows 7 did.

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search for trackpad++

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I got one and everything works except the screen brightness control. I even did one for a friend. No issues or problems, OS X Lion and Windows 8.

I used boot camp to build the driver disk for windows then did the install.

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Usually doing an upgrade causes issues. I suggest for you to do a Clean installation. It worked for me.

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