Can't right click in vista 64.

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  1. SHAD0W REM0RS3 macrumors newbie

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    As the title says, I cannot right click whatsoever in vista. When i load the leopard cd to install the drivers it tells me that it does not support the installation of windows vista. And when i download the drivers off the web i get an error where it also doesnt support the system i have. Any ideas on why i can't right click or install the drivers?
     
  2. HM-8404 macrumors newbie

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    i dunno what youre using, but if youre using the new unibody macbooks you have to use three fingers rather than just two to right click.
     
  3. SHAD0W REM0RS3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I am using a Unibody. Is there anyway to fix that? I think that would be really annoying especially since i am using to 2 fingers to click and also just simply right clicking. (I'm a new Mac user and definitely don't like it as much as I thought I would or maybe I'm too used to Windows. But regardless, how can I fix this issue and how can I install the drivers?
     
  4. windels macrumors regular

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    i tought 64 bit wasn't (officially) supported?

    well, like said above, try tree fingers. that worked on my unibody mbp, but after I updated bootcamp to the latest version, the two fingers for right click, worked.
     
  5. southernbear78 macrumors newbie

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    I had the same exact problem, as I thought that Vista x64 was supported by the newer MacBook (unibody), but I was wrong. I installed Vista 64 bit, and then when I went to install the BootCamp drivers, I got a message that read "does not support this installalation of windows vista" - but I did find a solution.

    The below website helped me out greatly. It is not my website, but if you follow the instructions, you can install the drivers without issue. Just make sure you install any updates available (especially http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3336) to enable the right click option.

    http://www.andrewgrant.org/2008/11/04/vista-64-bit-on-the-macbook-2008-solution.html

    I hope this works for you!!!
     
  6. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    64-bit isn't officially supported in new Al MacBooks, but you can make it work with a detour using the command prompt in 64-bit Vista or Windows 7. That way you get the drivers directly of the Leopard disc that came with your Mac.

    You need to actually click with three fingers to make the right click work in unibody systems.

    Edit -

    Here, I found the thread here in MacRumors that tells you how-to and everything related to using 64-bit Windows in Al MacBooks just click me!
     
  7. SHAD0W REM0RS3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'll give that a try as soon as I get home from school...Lord help me :p
     
  8. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    You'll be fine:cool:;)
     
  9. SHAD0W REM0RS3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I still can't right click in Vista. I tried using three fingers to click down on CMD so i could run as admin, but it just opened it and i ran the commands as told earlier, but it said that i needed administrator privileges. Any clue on how I can get right click to work so i could run Command Prompt as Admin.
     
  10. 11800506 macrumors 65816

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    Have you made sure that two figure right click is enabled in the Bootcamp preferences?
     
  11. SHAD0W REM0RS3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How am I supposed to enable right clicking if I can't install the drivers. I just figured that I can use my USB Mouse in vista to right click on the Command Prompt and run it as Admin. Then I can funally run those commands.

    winbl0wz ftw
    OS X ftl :p
     
  12. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Download the the Boot Camp drivers off the web somewhere. That's what I did for Windows 7 x64. Make sure it's the Boot Camp version 2.1 or later. Find the installation file that says BootCamp64. It's buried somewhere in the folders. Again Windows sucks but 7 is actually the only one I use because it doesn't suck as much as the other versions (namely Vista, a vista point of an [aging] junkyard).

    So again, the drivers you downloaded off the web, was it a complete set of drivers or just a few (but not all) of them? I could upload my set of drivers for you but it might take awhile since it's a little over 600MB. Make sure you find the BootCamp64 file and run that first.
     
  13. SHAD0W REM0RS3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I finally got it to work, I just ran those commands and POOF! Magic Happened.
    And idk what you're saying about vista buddy, windows seven is not a huge difference from vista...
     
  14. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Have you tried 7? Glad you got the drivers working though.
     
  15. SHAD0W REM0RS3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    As a matter of fact I had it on my desktop as my main operating system for a about 2 months, then i just got tired of it and went back to vista. But thats just me i get tired of one operating system i switch to another, soon i'll be like OMG winblowz sucks i need os x back on this janx.
     

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