Originally Posted by Seablade
When you are running Windows under boot camp, you are running Windows, at that point Apple is just another hardware vendor and the drivers they supply are really only for their hardware. So you will NEED to install the drivers for that mouse it sounds like, just like you would on any windows install. Apple's drivers will support the Bluetooth chip, but they can't provide drivers for every possible device you could hook up to it.
Yes, I am aware of that. However, the Bluetooth hardware in the MacBook
is provided by Apple and they do supply the Windows driver
, otherwise BT will not work in WinXP under bootcamp. I believe that Apple did not provide a fully functional driver
for their BT hardware. For example, there is no way to configure/disable
the BT hardware because there is simply no control panel applet for it, not even in the Device Manager.
The 2nd example is regarding the BT mouse I am having problem with. The driver provided by Logitech does not fix the scrolling issue
in WinXP under Bootcamp. Interestingly, the SAME MOUSE works in normal Windows XP machine
, which I have tested on my other machine, an Asus EEE, Sony Vaio, and Dell Inspiron.
To complete my test, I went to Fry's and bought ANOTHER BT mouse (Microsoft brand) and the result? SAME THING, the scrolling wheel does NOT work in WinXP under Boot Camp
, but it WORKS in normal WinXP machines.
Finally, I tried these 2 BT mouse on 2 other Mac: Apple MacBook 13" (Unibody) and Apple MacBook (white), both running WinXP under BootCamp, and the same problem.
So I know it's not the mouse, I know it's not the mouse driver, and I know it's NOT Windows XP OS. I believe it's APPLE BT driver that's causing an issue.
Let me ask this question to everyone: if you DO use BT mouse on your WinXP running under bootcamp, do you:
1) Have problem with scrolling wheel?
2) See the BT configuration applet in Control Panel / System Device?
On a side note, I NEVER can get Firewire (IEEE 1394) to work in my WinXP under Boot Camp. It keep showing up with exclamation mark in Device Manager.
So maybe these 2 are related? Apple didn't update their drivers for the respective hardware?