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I tried installing Vista last year on my late 2008 MacBook, but quickly removed it since multi-touch wasn't supported. Has the situation changed at all for Windows 7?


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By multi-touch you mean the multi-touch trackpad, right? –  splattne May 13 '09 at 6:39

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Well Apple have released a patch for Multi-touch trackpads in XP/Vista with bootcamp.

If you're using VMware Fusion to run Windows 7 like I do, then it's already supported :)

Thanks for the tip. I was not aware of the patch. I have tried VMWare Fusion but there is still one or two thing Parallels does that I prefer over the VMWare implementation. However currently it would be awesome to have virtualization with the best of both Parallels and VMware. –  Diago May 13 '09 at 7:15
Keep in mind that this is simply to allow the trackpad to work. There is no actual "multi-touch" gesture capability involved. –  bjtitus May 13 '09 at 8:39
well, it works in Fusion with no additional setup. Even got work to pay for the (stupidly cheap) license :) –  saschabeaumont May 13 '09 at 12:34

Since Windows 7 is not officially supported by Bootcamp yet and since Apple has not released any new drivers since 2.1 I would assume the answer is no.

However Windows 7 does have standard support for Multi-Touch devices, so there is a pretty could change it will support it. My experience with the multi touch Dell however was that the correct drivers first had to be loaded before it worked.

Also, since Windows 7 is similar to Vista because of the codebase you can install it on a Mac happily, using the existing Vista drivers.


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