List of issues with W7 on MBP

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Goaliegeek, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Goaliegeek macrumors 6502a

    Goaliegeek

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    #1
    So I know Apple stated they will release boot camp support for Windows 7 later this year, but I want to post some issues I'm having and see if anyone else are having similar ones. I'm on a Late 08 MBP with 10.5.8. Windows 7 Pro 64bit

    I downloaded and installed the Boot Camp drivers off of my Leopard CD, then updated them with the Vista 64bit 2.1 update.

    1. No numerical keypad recognition from Apple Keyboard
    2. No right click or multi touch recognition on trackpad
    3. No function keys working (brightness, volume, etc) on Apple keyboard or MBP keyboard
    4. Wireless will not connect to my protected wi-fi network (doesn't even ask for a passphrase)
    5. MBP gets REALLY HOT. Also was like this in XP 32bit.
    6. Terrible battery life. max 1.5 hours.
     
  2. ayeying macrumors 601

    ayeying

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    1) Press "Clear" to enable "Num Lock"
    2) Use 2 fingers + click the button
    3) Is KBRMGR or BootCamp.exe running in the notification area? If not, then you won't have those features
    4) Is your wireless card drivers installed correctly?
    5) Only the 9600GT is enabled for you, running hot.
    6) Video card eating up a lot of power.

    I personally have no of those problems on my MacBook Air, regardless if its 32 or 64-bit (I have installed both before, using 32-bit to save some space and ram limitation)
     
  3. Goaliegeek thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Goaliegeek

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    can't get the KbdMgr or bootcamp.exe to run. Tried clicking on them in the Program files and tried start them from the task manager.
     

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