I just purchased a Mac Mini and immediately split my harddisk into 3 partitions:
1. 100GB as Mac OS Extended
2. 100GB as NTFS (for installing Windows 7)
3. 300GB as FAT32 (for sharing document and media files between 2 OSes)
1. Was shock to discover that Bootcamp cannot function once we split a harddisk into 2 or more partitions! Since my FAT32 partition is already filled with full data, I do not want to transfer 300GB out and back again, so I proceed to install Windows without Bootcamp. I do have WindowSupport drivers downloaded in thumbdrive to install after Windows installation is completed.
2. Was shock to discover that Mac Disk Utility formatted NTFS is not recognized by Windows and I have to reformat it to install Windows 7. Was no longer shock when I also realize that Mac Disk Utility formmatted FAT32 is not recognized by Windows as well. Must I transfer that 300GB of data out and reformat my 3rd partition under Windows again so that both OSes can see this partition???
3. Was shock to discover that my HDMI display is underscan in Windows. All the adjustment for the display is disabled for HDMI connect, so my full screen is much smaller in Windows than in MacOSX. Any solution to overcome this? I tried scan frequency of 50hz, 59hz and 60hz but the display size remain the same. It does not expand to 100%.
4. Was shock to discover that my WiFi that has near 100% signal under MacOSX was very weak in Windows. I checked the setting in Device Manager and it was already at 100% power. Any solution to improve this? I understand that Bluetooth, being on the same frequency of 2.4khz may interfere with the WiFi signal. How can I disable it under Windows without having to completely disable this in Device Manager? There is no bluetooth setup provided in the Control Panel.
5. Trackpad was not working under Windows at all. Do I need to install a separate driver or is it not supported in Windows at all?
Does Apple intentionally sabotage their own Windows drivers to give a flaw impression that MacOSX is superior over Windows??? I know Apple used to do this in the past such as intentionally provide the worst codec for AVI video to give a flaw impression that Quicktime video is superior to Windows Video, despite the fact that Windows Video has far superior codec (Intel Indeo) than Quicktime but was intentionally not supported on Mac.