Problem with Windows 7 on Macbook pro

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I installed bootcamp partition on my macbook pro containing a MAC OS Lion windows 7 ultimated, every thing works great except for a two serious problem:

  1. The right click of the trackpad does not work on windows.
  2. The device manager shows that all drivers are properly installed but the sound does not work. no sound either through headphones or through speakers.

Thank you for giving a helping hand!

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Answered By 10 points N/A #110484

Problem with Windows 7 on Macbook pro

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Hi Howel,

Please see below for my suggestions on the two problems

1. The right click of the trackpad does not work on windows.

  • First I would like to ask you if you were able to install MacBook drivers in Windows. (Since drivers would work only if you were able to install them in Windows OS.) If not you may follow these simple instructions.
  • Since you already installed the Windows OS you need to

    •  Install Mac drivers by using Mac OS disc and follow the step by step instruction on your screen. It might be a little bit difficult for you to navigate through the windows if you don’t know how to use the keyboard shortcut. By using "tab" and "enter" key you may be able to finish the installation or try attaching USB mouse to help you.
    • Also you have to choose other drivers (e. g. keyboards and other hardware) in order for them to work properly on Windows OS
  • If this does not work you may want to try to:

    •  Go to Add/Remove Programs. It can be found on the Windows driver section. You have to remove the following: apple trackpad, trackpad enabler and multi-touch. Then reboot your computer and insert Mac OS Disc then navigate through the folder. You should find Boot Camp then select drivers then apple. Install the following drivers.
  • Of course if you don’t want to go all through this you may plug in USB Mouse.

2. The device manager shows that all drivers are properly installed but the sound does not work. No sound either through headphones or through speakers.

  • It might seem problem with the drivers. You may want to follow/try the steps above only this time it should be the soundcard drivers.
  • You might also want to check the volume control.

Hope this helps you in any way.

Answered By 560815 points N/A #295797

Problem with Windows 7 on Macbook pro

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Boot Camp is part of OS X and it allows you to install Microsoft Windows as second operating system therefore turning your Mac into a multi-boot, multi-operating system computer. To install Microsoft Windows, you simply need to start Boot Camp on your Mac and follow the instructions. It should not require you to download anything.

If you’ve already installed Boot Camp but your touchpad and sound card have problems with Windows, you probably installed an incorrect version of Microsoft Windows. Not all versions of Microsoft Windows work with Mac. Different Mac models work with different versions of Microsoft Windows. To learn what your Mac supports, visit Boot Camp Requirements.

You need to use a genuine Microsoft Windows to use with Boot Camp. If your copy of Windows came on a DVD, you need to create an ISO file of the disc to use on your Boot Camp. Once the ISO file is ready, start Boot Camp Assistant. It will guide you through the entire process of installing Microsoft Windows.

For the complete guide, visit Installing Windows using Boot Camp.

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