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Nov 8, 2012 11:24 PM

Just installed Windows 8 on my MBP Boot Camp partition that was previously running XP. Windows 8 works great, and everything works well with Boot Camp 4.0. Except the trackpad, probably the most important thing. I've searched and searched, but every answer I come up with is either for the preview or a virtual machine. I need to know how to make this work.

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    Nov 8, 2012 11:37 PM (in response to DoctaBeat)



    Ideally you need a clean install of WIndows 8, just an fyi, trackpad is not working after an upgrade only. On rMBP trackpad works like a charm after the clean install of W8,


    Saw a soluton here:


    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.


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