Some controls not working in 64bit Windows 8

PaulKemp

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Hi everybody. I tried searching the forums but didnt find anything. Ive just installed Windows 8 Consumer preview, and everything is working fine. Wifi, blu-tooth, sound and the works when using bootcamp to install them. Im having some isses though, any help appreciated:
  • The dimmer on the keyboard doesnt work.
  • The magic mouse is taking some time connection after a boot, about 30 seconds.
  • The scrolling on the mouse is not the "right" way as it is in OS X.
Any thips? 2011 iMac.
 
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Grannyville7989

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I believe the Magic Mouse connection delay will be down to the fact that it takes a bit of time for the Boot Camp drivers to kick when you log in to Windows. I notice this when I can't scroll with my trackpad for a little bit after start-up. Same goes for the brightness settings too.

If the brightness controls are not working, try rebooting. I get this problem when I was running Windows 7, rebooting the computer has resolved the problem for me.

Just remember, the Boot Camp drivers are not optimised for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, so expect to experience bugs.
 

PaulKemp

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Ahh ok, thanks for the reply. What about the scrolling that's working with the default windows way? Ie opposite of osx?
 

PaulKemp

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Yes, Im on Lion normally.

Looks like the issues I was having with Windows 8 is the exact same with Windows 7 x64. Could be my hardware or setup method is janky since the problems are continuing.

Mainly:
1. Magic Mouse taking 1 min ++ to get started.
2. Screen dimming controls not working
 

Grannyville7989

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The brightness controls for Windows 8 are broken. I have the same problem with Windows 8 brightness control on my MacBook Pro. The Boot Camp drivers have not been updated to run on Windows 8 and they will not be until after the release of Windows 8.

As for the Magic Mouse delay, my answer remains the same. When you log into Windows from boot-up, there is a delay for the Boot Camp manager to run.

Have you tried hibernating your computer instead of doing a shut down? Hibernate will save the state of the computer, including all running programs and services, on to the hard disk and power off. When you turn the computer on, it will pick up from where you left off.