I know there are several topics about Boot Camp in this forum, and some of them seem to mention some of the issues I am about to talk about, but I did not want to pollute those topics with a lot of off-topic issues, so here it is. I do have a 15-inch MacBook Pro with retina display (early 2013); it has a 2.4 GHz quad-core Core i7 processor (Ivy Bridge), an NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M, 8 GB RAM and a 256 GB SSD. I have Windows 8.1 installed via Boot Camp 5.1.2 under OS X Mavericks (it is an upgrade from Windows 8 that I bought last year). This is the same installation I use with Parallels (I used Parallels 9 and then I upgraded to Parallels 10). I am having a lot of trouble with Boot Camp, as my Windows experience is very poor in my Mac under Boot Camp. The reason is not Windows. Windows runs fine under Parallels and it provides a good experience, although there is a serious performance penalty. Windows also runs f ine in PC laptops. But my Windows experience under Boot Camp is very poor and I wanted to share this in search of a possible solution. I can see that most people just claim that a Mac can run both OS X and Windows and that, therefore, it is the best machine to run Windows. This is far from the truth, and nobody seems to dive deep into the details that make the Windows experience so crap in a Mac. There are two annoyances at first: Under Boot Camp, Windows 8.1 keeps asking me to activate my license, even though it has already been activated. This is because I am running the same installation under Boot Camp and Parallels. I have already used the phone activation as instructed, and it worked fine, but now Windows under Boot Camp is asking for the installation to be activated again. Very annoying. Under Boot Camp, there are issues with the control of brightness. I know that there is a workaround for this, and it requires installing Boot Camp drivers all over again. I have just yet not done it. The main annoyance, though, is with the trackpad. The multi-touch trackpad which just amazing under OS X is very crappy under Windows running on Boot Camp. Two-finger scrolling is very bad under Boot Camp. In addition, there is a delay when I double-click and drag. These two issues are very annoying. I installed TrackPad++ so I could have a better trackpad experience. However, it seems to me that TrackPad++ does not support double-click and drag; it requires me to use three fingers to drag a window, for instance. It is a much smoother experience, but far from ideal. And the two-finger scrolling does not seem very smooth even with TrackPad++. When I use Windows under Parallels, the experience is much better. First, I am able to double click and drag without delay. Second, the two finger scrolling works better, although it is not in the same level of smoothness that I have under OS X. People might say that this lack of smoothness is a Windows thing. Well, it is not. I was just playing around with an Asus Zenbook at a store last week. The double click and drag thing worked just fine. And I was impressed by how smooth the two-finger scrolling was under Windows. Really smooth and comparable to what I get with my Mac under OS X. Maybe not at the very same level as OS X, but, if not, then really close. So, I guess if there is a way to enhance my Boot Camp experience, especially the trackpad. Is it a problem with the drivers that are so crap? If so, can I install another driver (such as the driver that comes with that Asus)? Or is the problem with the trackpad itself, that runs perfectly on a Mac but does not get along well under Windows (I understand that these Windows machines use different trackads, perhaps Synaptics and, therefore, the way they interact with the OS is different)? Can I have a similar experience running Windows on my Mac as I would get running Windows in a similar high-end ultrabook? Or the solution is that very same old story you do not need Windows and you are not supposed to run Windows if you own a Mac; and if you want Windows, just get out of here and buy yourself a Windows machine, you bastard?