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Type: Suggestion
ID: 688541
Opened: 9/15/2011 8:56:39 AM
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I just started using Windows 8 Developer Preview on my 2010 MacBook Pro 13" and realized Boot Camp does not support it. (At least on a clean install) if you were to upgrade from Windows 7 I suggest all Mac users to install all of the drivers first. Then when the upgrade is complete you need to install additional drivers like the Nvidia Drivers from the Nvidia website. All the other divers you can get if you manually install from the Boot Camp cd. I have experienced that my Keyboard backlights do not work (yet) and the normal function keys (F1-F12 and eject) do not work like they would on Windows 7 but that doesn't bother me much. But all Windows 7 drivers will work fine. The track pad will never work properly like the secondary click will never work unless you have a mouse and you have to install the Magic Mouse drivers from boot camp to get Bluetooth and the mouse to work.

Overall experience is that it runs really smoothly and is very easy to use and actually the battery life is better then it was when I ran Windows 7 so thats a plus. Everything works perfect. I installed Office 2010 and it works really well and opens faster now. This Windows 8 even in the Developer Preview Stage seems to run fine to me.

Even though it ran really well on my MacBook Pro I still have some issues like when I close the display sometimes it will not sleep. Also the display occasionally flickers and sometimes won't pop on when I open my Mac. Those seem to be all the issues I have encountered so far.
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Posted by jonblauch [Feedback Moderator] on 11/5/2011 at 8:42 AM
mightycrazyfoo - appreciate the feedback. However, you have landed on the wrong spot for your feedback. Our team owns the Connect platform; we are not the team that triages all the feedback for all Msft products. Suggest you visit the Win8 dev portal to engage in the converation with the community and Msft - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows. Click on the community tabs for links to forums on win8. There are win8 team members who participate in these forums
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