Who's running bootcamp/parallels on RMB?

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  1. noobinator macrumors 601

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    I've installed Bootcamp with windows 10 but I'm wondering if maybe parallels might be the better option. My bootcamp is having issues with trackpad not functioning as it should. I really only need windows for a few games that I'm hooked on that only worked on windows. The games are very old and require very little resources.

    Does anyone use windows 10 in bootcamp or parallels on their RMB? Which would you all recommend? How are they running on your RMB?
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    If you only need Windows to run a few old games, a much better option would be downloading Crossover and running them through that. Saves the effort of having a whole virtual machine running. It's a 30 day trial so you'll have a good idea if the games work or not.
     
  3. boltjames macrumors 68030

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    I run Boot Camp as I am a Windows guy, hate Mac OS, never use it, and was under the belief that the RMB's relatively weaker processor would be compromised by the strain of Parallels. Some say that's accurate, some think there isn't a difference. Be that as it may, I believe the RMB is the very best Windows 10 notebook on the market and I am positively thrilled in all aspects of how it operates on the RMB + Boot Camp.

    Three points about Boot Camp that may help you:

    1. Have you updated the Boot Camp drivers using the Apple Software Update utility in Windows recently? They released a fix for issues related to trackpad performance, that may solve your problem right there.

    2. Have you gone in to Boot Camp settings to play with the trackpad options?

    3. Lastly, there is a freeware program called Trackpad++ that many Boot Campers use for additional gestures and performance, check it out: http://trackpad.powerplan7.com/

    4. There is a freeware program called Boot Champ that makes it easier to jump from Mac to Windows, recommend you check that out in the App Store. http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/28468/bootchamp

    BJ
     
  4. Buerkletucson macrumors 6502

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    I have a copy of Parallels but have not used it yet....

    If installed, do I always have to be running both systems or can I just run Windows only when needed?
     
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  6. noobinator thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks for the reply. I have indeed updated all drivers users the apple software update utility. I go into settings in windows and the trackpad is only showing one option about the delay. Nothing about right click or scrolling which makes me think something didn't install properly but I have removed the driver and reinstalled to no avail.

    I will check out the programs you recommended.
     
  7. boltjames macrumors 68030

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    I am running Windows 10 and the latest Boot Camp version and on the Boot Camp menu for Trackpad I have several options related to single click and double click, nothing about delays.

    Gesture support on the RMB trackpad under Boot Camp and running Windows 10 is limited to two-finger scroll for all windows, the other Mac gestures do not exist on the Windows side at present. That is why Trackpad++ is so popular as it offers many of those.

    BJ
     
  8. noobinator thread starter macrumors 601

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    Maybe I'm looking in the wrong spot. Where do you find the Boot Camp menu for Trackpad? I'm just looking under settings, devices in Windows 10.
     
  9. boltjames macrumors 68030

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    In your tray will be an icon for Boot Camp. Right click it, go to Settings. In there are settings for which OS you boot to, mouse options, and trackpad options.

    BJ
     

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