Great. In fact, both of the tools had recently been updated to support Retina's 200% DPI fully and natively.
Strange, that Test Mode thing should had been removed automatically... Alright, could you try the following, step-by-step:
1. Exit Power Plan Assistant from the Windows tray, do not uninstall;
2. Delete the folder "C:\Program Files\PowerPlanAssistant"
3. With regedit (you should know regedit.exe, I guess) remove
(I mean, remove the above PowerPlanAssistant key entirely).
4. Reinstall PPA (it will re-apply the fix, this is our goal) and
reboot when asked. Reboot again if PPA recommends so.
HEY!!! HEY!!! EVERYBODY!!! ATTENTION!!!
ONLY DO THE CLEAN OF WINDOWS 8, *DO NOT* UPGRADE FROM WINDOWS 7.
JUST INSTALL WINDOWS 8 TO A FRESHLY FORMATTED PARTITION, THEN INSTALL APPLE BOOT CAMP 4.0 DRIVERS INTENDED FOR WINDOWS 7 (YES, BOOT CAMP 4.0 WORKS WITH CLEAN WINDOWS 8!), THEN POWER PLAN ASSISTANT, THEN TRACKPAD++.
I REPEAT, *DO NOT* UPGRADE FROM WINDOWS 7, OR YOU'LL HAVE TO FOLLOW A PRETTY TRICKY WORKAROUND TO GET THE TRACKPAD ITSELF WORKING. IT ISN'T BECAUSE OF THE TRACKPAD++, IT'S APPLE FAULT!!!
TO THE CONTRARY, *DO THE CLEAN INSTALL OF WINDOWS 8* AND EVERYTHING WILL WORK BEAUTIFULLY!!!
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
Thank you so much Vladimir !
This solution works and I have tried it myself though I am not a computer geek. Its really really simple!.
Follow these steps after you have upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8 on a Mac book Pro. I had the same problem that tracket was not working.
Download and keep power plan assitant, trackpad++ from this website
Step 1:Go to Device Manager and on the two "Touchpad" entries with the bang on them, went to "Update Driver" -> "Browse My Computer" -> "Let me pick from a list..." and changed them both to USB Input Device. Reboot.
Step 2: Unistall in case you install Trackpad ++ initially and it was not working. Similarly uninstall power plan assistant.
Step 3: Reboot
Step 4: Do a clean installation first of power plan assistant and then of trackpad ++ that you have saved as installer. So both these are installed now.
Step 5:Go back to Device Manager, do an "Update Driver" again, let it search automatically, and one comes back as Apple Multitouch and the other as Apple Multitouch Mouse.
Step 6:Rebooted again, trackpad working and shows up in Boot Camp control panel.
TRUST ME IT WILL WORK !. I struggled y'day 10/27 after my Windows 8 upgrade and installation when trackpad was not working on my MBP. But the above suggestions helped and I am back working on Windows on my MBP.
Thanks Vladimir once again !!
"Test Mode" message is not related to clean install. Normally, the Power Plan Assistant shall handle this thing, but it seems like in rare cases you might need to apply the fix manually.
Therefore, I have cooked a small standalone fix for the community.
USAGE: unzip, run *as administrator*, wait until says done, reboot. By the way it's safe to apply the fix multiple times. For example, if the message persists after reboot, apply the fix again.
USE IT ONLY *IF* AFTER INSTALLING BOTH THE POWER PLAN ASSISTANT AND TRACKPAD++ THE "TEST MODE" MESSAGE *IS* SHOWN. *DO NOT* USE IT OTHERWISE!
Ok I ran the "test mode remover" as an administrator and rebooted after it installed and I am still seeing the "test mode" text.
I ran it in a cmd window and could see an error output..
Windows 8 x64 - Remove Test Mode Nag Message. Cooked by Vladimir Plenskiy.
Could not detect locale for removing watermarks! Tried en-US and en-US.
Actually that is what is set in date and time - but if I go to "Region" then select the "adminstrative" tab then click "change system locale" it says : "Current system locale: English (United States)"
So I think that means my local is EN-US?
Its weird right in "format" it says "English (New Zealand)" but in administrative as I said above "English - (United States)"