Help with work computer mac using windows 7 bootcamp

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  1. udontno macrumors regular

    udontno

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    Hey guys,

    I recently started my career as an educator and they gave me a MacBook Pro as my teacher computer. The machine is set up to boot into Windows. I switched over the to the Mac side and it is running 10.6. I believe they let the elementary school teachers use OSX, but have the middle and high school teachers use Windows 7 Professional.

    I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro that I keep up to date. I am used to using that so the scrolling on Windows 7 is driving me bonkers, as well as the fact that there is no way to turn on "tap to click".

    I googled and it said to make sure that you have your touchpad's drivers installed in order to access those settings in the mouse menu.

    Can someone point me in the right direction so I can make this trackpad cooperate?

    I also do not like the keyboard lights to be on and it seems that they come back on by themselves if the computer has been asleep. Any way to stop this?

    I have to have written permission from IT person to install new programs so I'm trying to compile a list (Wunderlist, Evernote, etc.) so I can ask. I'm pretty sure we are allowed to do our own updates of browsers, programs, Java, Flash, all that kinda stuff.
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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  3. udontno thread starter macrumors regular

    udontno

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    They installed Windows for us via Bootcamp. Everything on the machine right now is how they gave it to me.
     
  4. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Well just go this Apple site Boot Camp Support Software for Windows 7. This should help.
     
  5. udontno thread starter macrumors regular

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    Doing that now. Computer is saying it will take seven hours to move all those files to the flashdrive. I will let you know if it works.
     
  6. udontno thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't know if it is the software that did this or if it was already there but when I clicked on bootcamp in the left corner of the tool bar I could turn on tap to click in those settings.

    Now if I misspell a word I am having a hard time control clicking to bring up the list of suggestions. It won't do it.
     

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