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Boot Camp & Windows 7

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I have a later model 2010 Macbook Pro.  Previously, I had partitioned my drive for both Mac OS and Windows 7.  Recently, I changed out my HD to a new SSD.  My Macbook was running very slow, lots of the Pinwheel of Death.  Instead of cloning, I chose to conduct fresh software installs as I don't store much on my Macbook.  I formated the SSD for Mac OS and installed Leopard from the orginal install disks.  All has gone well.


Now, I want to partition the drive to reinstall Windows 7.  I can us either the 32 bit or 64 bit disk.  I have the manual for installing Boot Camp and the steps for installing Windows 7.  I launched BC Asst, clicked on the 2nd option of new install with disk. The next screen the partion bar appears and I allocate 105 GBs for Windows 7.  I installed the Windows 7 disk and the process began.  Once completed, I opened in the OS side and used Disk Startup to ensure that Mac OS was the primary startup disk


After installation, I've experienced two things that use to exist when I did this on my old HD


1) The mousepad will no longer work for any scroll function, not event he basics of scrolling down or up a web site page


2) Previously, while in Windows, on the bottom tool bar, was an icon that I would click on; call it the Bootcamp icon I guess. It would allow me to restart in Mac OS. It doesn't appear on this attempt


These are the only two issues I've experienced.


Any assistance is appreciated.

Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • Rudegar Level 6 Level 6 (18,535 points)
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    Jan 27, 2013 7:29 AM (in response to JL1365)

    one is required to install the apple driver disc created in bootcamp in oxs in order for apple hardware to work 100% and the bootcamp program being present in windows

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,385 points)
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    Jan 27, 2013 8:26 AM (in response to JL1365)

    JL1365 wrote:






    Now, I want to partition the drive to reinstall Windows 7.  I can us either the 32 bit or 64 bit disk. 

    So, did you use the 32 or 64 bit version?


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