I was told that the Intrepid tools (ValueCAN3 and Intrepid neoVI Fire) that use a FDTI USB to serial interface, would work on Windows 8 on the Macbook. I wanted to avoid Windows 8. I broke down and installed Windows 8 Pro on the Macbook, installing over Windows 7. The two devices now work - but the trackpad does not work. I saw a reccomendation to install trackpad++, along with PPA (Power Plan Assistant), it does not work for my macbook pro 2012.
When will Apple support Windows 8? (an answer that will not be answered here)
The problem is basically Windows 7 does not support USB3, so I installed Windows 8 which does support USB3.
Now with Windows 8 Pro installed, the trackpad does not work.
I also cannot run the Windows Experience Index.
I can use the USB3 ports under Windows 8 pro.
Intrepid USB2 based interfaces work now.
Trackpad does not work under Windows 8 Pro on the macbook pro (2012) using Bootcamp 4.0.
And Yes, I hate Windows 8 Pro. Windows 7 works, Windows 8 - I just don't get it.