Magic trackpad on windows xp

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  1. barny macrumors member

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    Hey. I've looked around and apparently you can get the trackpad to work on a solely windows machine. Is this true? If so what features work and dont work? My girlfriend is thinking of getting me one for Christmas but I thought it would be good to check first.

    Barny 

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    I am also interested to know if the magic mouse and apple wired keyboard would work aswell. Which would be best for a windows xp user. Magic mouse/magic trackpad?
     
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    I've also heard this was possible but as yet have not been able to make it work. I also have a Windows 7 machine, which installed with no problem.:confused:
     
  3. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    I use the Magic Trackpad on Windows XP at work. This is a Windows-only PC (not bootcamp). The following works:
    • Mouse cursor movement
    • Left-click (physical)
    • Right-click (physical)
    • Single finger tap (left click)
    • Two finger tap (right click)
    • Two finger scroll (up/down only, not left/right)
    • Double-tap-then-drag (But it's hard to get this right... sometimes just double clicks instead. For reliable dragging, I use the physical click and drag.)

    I have no idea about the Magic Mouse. The keyboard will work fine, but I don't know why you want it. There is a wide assortment of USB keyboards and there's nothing special about the Apple one except it has Apple keys on it.
     
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    Thanks for that guys especially ActionableMango with personal experience of doing this. I'm glad it will work. And by te way the reason I want the apple keyboard is because of it's great looks and it Is also great to type on :)
     
  5. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Wacom Bamboo is a trackpad that supports multitouch gestures in Windows. I imagine it has better support on Windows-only PCs than the Magic Trackpad does.
     
  6. Volley macrumors newbie

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    @ActionableMango may you explain step by step what you did to make magic trackbapad working on only windows xp pc?
    It doesn't work for me..and I tried drivers extracted from bootcamp drivers.
    thanks..
     
  7. joelniese macrumors newbie

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    trackpad issue

    to ActionableMango:
    I have tried a couple of times to connect the trackpad to windows pc, can you layout the process you when through in detail what you did to get things to work correctly. I was able to get the driver installed, bought a bluetooth adapter, etc. but still can't get things to work?


     

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