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I just wanted to put this together for all of you out there that have been having problems. I recently got a friend of mine to upgrade from his old Toshiba to a 17" MBPC2D and we had nothing but problems. After a lot of searching, some experimenting and dumb luck, I have a fully functional 15" MBPC2D. The 17" still has problems playing DVDs (choppy video and audio problems) and if anyone has a solution to that I would love to hear what solves it. Here's what I did to get everything to work.
  • Download all of the firmware/software updates for Mac OS X.
  • Download and install the latest Bootcamp beta from the Apple website.
  • Install Bootcamp and burn the drivers CD.
  • Install Windows XP with SP2
  • After XP is installed, the Eject button will not work, so open My Computer and right-click the CD-ROM drive and select Eject.
  • Insert the Apple drivers CD and install the drivers.
  • Restart the computer when prompted.
  • Download and install the following drivers:
Chipset drivers to fix Standby and Hibernation Issues - http://downloadfinde...f...al&lang=eng

Omega Video Drivers that just work better than the apple ones - http://www.omegadriv...ti/win2k_xp.php

Input Remapper - http://forum.insanel...showtopic=46336

Wireless Card Driver to fix skipping audio - http://forum.insanel...showtopic=39596

Devcon for Resume/Hibernation Mouse fix - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311272 (extract and place in the following folder C:\Program Files\devcon\)

Donwload my attached utility and put it in your startup program group (may only work with the 15" MBP have not tested on 17" MBP OR MacBooks)

Don't forget to donwload the patch for Hibernation problems in XP with more than 1 GB of ram - http://www.microsoft...;displaylang=en

You should also enable write caching for your Hard Drive in Device Manager if you want your machine to hibernate quickly.

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Hi ,


What does mbtrackpadfix.exe do exactly?

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My guess is it fixes the issue where the trackpad stops responding occasionally.

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It monitors for a message to be sent from Windows saying that the system has come out of Standby or Hibernation. It then will run Devcon.exe with the restart command with the USB VID and PID to restart the mouse driver. This is similar to the Vista fix. To my knowledge, XP does not have the ability to schedule tasks when the system resumes from Standby or Hibernation. My MBP's trackpad would never work after Hibernation. So far it works every time using my little utility. You may have to wait a few seconds while Devcon restarts the mouse driver for it to start working.

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Well, now that bootcamp 1.2 came out yesterday, I'm sure that there is no need for this thread. I have tested Boot Camp 1.2 and so far mouse works fine after hibernation, sound seems ok, but the one thing that was messed up was my video drivers, so I reinstalled the Omega drivers.





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