MacBook Pro (Early 2008) 15" Trackpad issues on Windows 7 32-bit

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Microshit, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. Microshit macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum so please bare with me.

    I have 15" MacBook Pro (Early 2008) with Windows 7 Ultimate RTM on one partition and everything worked out of the box except for a few things:
    -Sound
    -Graphics
    -Trackpad

    I've solved the sound and graphics problems by downloading the latest Win7 drivers from nVidia and Realtek.

    The trackpad however is really beginning to piss me off.

    It works fine except for the fact that it can't do any multi-touch functions such as scrolling or right click!!

    I've tried to install the Multi-touch update 1.1 and the Bootcamp 2.1 drivers but nothing seems to work. I would like to point out that the "Trackpad" tab does not appear in the BootCamp Control Panel.

    Anyone? :confused:
     
  2. Hot Snowboarder macrumors 6502

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    I have an early 2008 MBP running 64-bit Windows 7.

    Multitouch is not supported nor is the two finger click. Two finger scrolling is also ridiculously fast.

    Using a mouse fixes the scrolling issue. But yeah, just get used to no multitouch.
     
  3. DigDan88 macrumors newbie

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    From my experience the MultiTouch doesn't work in Windows no matter what version you use, just like Hot Snowboarder has said.

    MultiTouch is a Mac OS X feature, something Windows don't support
     
  4. Microshit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't even get scrolling!

    have you tried the Bootcamp 3.0 drivers from Snow Leopard?
     
  5. magbarn macrumors 68000

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    Not true, the issue is not Windows, it's the drivers. The sad thing is that this can be easily fixed as using Logitech or other multi-button mice in windows can do the same things that multitouch can in OSX. Apple is just too lazy to re-write the touchpad drivers.
     
  6. Farplaner macrumors 6502

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    Is the recent bootcamp driver update not applicable to early 2008 models? I had this problem but the update fixed a majority of the issues for me (but I have the 2008 unibody model)
     
  7. assassinm4 macrumors member

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    i have the early 08 macbook pro with x64 7600 installed. you need bootcamp 3.0 in order to get everything working and it's proven that BC 3.0 works flawlessly with my early 08 MBP and mid 09 MBA.

    except the trackpad for tap to click is super very sensitive
     

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