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Windows8 32 bit disables Bootcamp Assistant4 (no trackpad)

747 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 11, 2013 11:15 AM by Rudegar RSS
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When I load Windows 8 and Bootcamp assistant 4 it on my Macbook Pro it works OK for a while, but Windows sends a message that it is incompatible and disables my trackpad-(no right click), screen dimmer, keyboard dimmer. Gotta have the trackpad! Bootcamp assistant 5 only works with 64 bit Windows. I can't use 64 bit because of incompatible Software with 64 bit Windows.  This irreplaceable, older Software, along with a considerable investment in other Windows Sotware is the only reason I have to use BootCamp at all.  This is clearly because Apple has decided that Assistant 5 is only for 64 bit? Why? So it seems I have no other choice but to go back to Win7. or buy a PC Laptop, an expensive, backwards step.

MacBook Pro, Windows 8, BootCamp Assistant 4
  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 Level 6 (10,570 points)

    I;m curious as to what programs you have that will run in Windows 7 32 bit but not in Windows 8 64 bit.

     

    In my experience 64 bit Windows 7 or 8 run 32 bit programs just fine.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,320 points)

    Just like Bob, I'm curious as well.

  • Rudegar Level 6 Level 6 (18,435 points)

    why not just run it in a virtual machine then ?

    unless you need to play game or have very little memory in your mac then I'd say

    that it suits your needs much better and is easier to install

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