I frequently run windows on my imac, will the trackpad work on windows?
I'm an engineer and my simulators often don't work on OSX. I'd really like the functionality of the trackpad on my circuit simulators.
- Asked by Andrew D from Colorado Springs
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16 Answers from the Community
Yes. Apple has written drivers for Windows XP and both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7.
- Answered by Diastole M
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Yes it does. I'm using it on Win 7 64 bit right now on an HP Touchsmart desktop.
- Answered by Kevin M from Mountain View
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Yes, there is a driver: Apple Magic Trackpad Update 1.0 for Windows 32 bit
Apple KB ID: DL1067
Windows Vista SP2
Boot Camp 3.1
- Answered by Cyrus C
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I run Win7 and the Trackpack works the same as in leopard. This is great.
The mouse was not able to do that.
- Answered by Wilmer M from Hillsboro
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Simply put - Yes ! - However with 'reduced' functionality. A problem with the MS OS - (Aero not being OSX), not the Apple driver. Follow this link to the Boot Camp Update 3.2 for a grid showing the Windows functionality : kb/ht4273 on the Apple support website.
The direct link for the windows drivers mentioned here re-directs to the above link - but you can extract the appropriate driver install package as follows :
Download : The appropriate version from the link above for your OS - 32bit or 64bit
Extract : The download using winzip or 7-zip
Extract : BootCampUpdate64.msp - (or BootCampUpdate32.msp depending on your OS)
Open : BootCamp3200mToBootCamp3250
Extract : Binary.AppleWirelessTrackpad.bin
Double Click on : DPInst.exe
There you go - nothing more simple - welcome to Windows :-)
Hope this helps.
- Answered by Darren H from Grenoble
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Yes, it should work if you run Windows on your Mac, the same way other mice do. The multitouch gestures will not work within Windows however.
- Answered by Sachin P from Cupertino
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It does work on windows, it doesn't need Boot Camp, it doesn't even need a Mac as other posters have suggested.
It does need a bit of work to install the drivers.
It may not connect to an XP machine (Windows 7 standard bluetooth drivers are fine, but XP's are not very clever, if you can connect an Apple bluetooth mouse you'll be OK).
It will give vertical two finger scrolling but none of the clever bits (yet), we can live in hope that a driver update will improve. HTH
- Answered by Roger W
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Yes, it will work when paired with a PC (and I'm sure that's the same for windows on a Mac), but only it's basic functions. For example, all multitouch functionality is lost. For now at least.
- Answered by Harry P from Alresford
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as a mouse, yes.
- Answered by Miles C
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Yes, there are drivers available for support in Boot Camp. It is unclear the extent it will work in emulators like Fusion or Parallels, but basic support, of not gestures, appear pretty certain.
- Answered by Frederico R from Louisville
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I will more than likely work a standard bluetooth mouse under windows, but it wont have any of the advanced functionality, much like the wireless magic mouse.
- Answered by Gary H from Kidlington
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Yes, but with limitations. You can use one and two finger gestures in Windows XP and Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), but you cannot use three and four finger gestures. If you use the magic track pad with PC hardware running windows, you cannot pinch-to-zoom or rotate either.
- Answered by Nikolas S from Windsor
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Yes the Magic Trackpad will work with Windows Seven using Boot Camp
- Answered by Peter R
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Are you running windows in VM or Parallels or windows in Bootcamp?
- Answered by Walter M from Oaks
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No. System Requirements are a Mac with OS X 10.6.4
- Answered by Jacob M from Vinton
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* A Mac computer with Bluetooth wireless technology
* Mac OS X v10.6.4 or later
So, no, it won't work on Windows.
- Answered by Karen G from Mounds View
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