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Windows BootCamp reverse scrolling

Windows BootCamp reverse scrolling

on 14 November, 2015 in Blog | 2 comments

This article explains how to make Windows BootCamp scrolling as similar to Mac OS X! 1 Reverse scrolling There is a registry setting named FlipFlopWheel that does exactly this and can be found after typing regedit in Run and pressing enter which will launch Registry Editor. Then search for keyword FlipFlopWheel. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\HID\VID_???\VID_???\Device Parameters. The search will find multiple mouse entries. The default value for FlipFlopWheel will be 0 and needs to change to 1. After the change reboot in order to take effect. To get the VID_??? number you need to: Go to the Control Panel and then go to Mouse, click the Hardware tab, then click Properties. In HID-compliant mouse Properties window click the Details tab and select the Device Instance Path property. The registry path is in there! 2 Make scrolling smoother Go to the Control Panel and then go to Mouse, click the Wheel tab, then change “The following number of lines at a time” to...

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Install Windows 10 from iso on old MacBook running El Capitan

Install Windows 10 from iso on old MacBook running El Capitan

on 7 November, 2015 in Blog | 5 comments

This article explains how to install Windows 10 on an old MacBook running El Capitan. Apple made sure to make our lives difficult but installation is still doable.   1 Download the Windows 10 .iso file from your preferred location (MSDN, torrentz etc) and place the .iso file on the desktop.   2 Insert a USB drive in one of the Mac’s ports. This USB drive will be formatted so make sure that all its contents are backed up. Launch the Disk Utility, select the USB drive from the list, then press Erase on the top of the window and make sure MS-DOS (FAT) format is selected. Then click Erase button to start the process.   3 Once formatting is complete, launch Boot Camp assistant and click Continue. Make sure all three options are selected as per below screenshot. If the first option “Create a Windows 7 or later version install disk” is missing, please follow the article of the link to make it appears before continuing the process on this article. Then click Continue again. If the .iso file is placed on the Desktop and the USB drive is FAT formatted, Boot Camp Assistant will automatically detect them as per screenshot below. Click Continue again to manage the size of the Windows partition and then the installation process will initiate!   4 (Bonus) Once Windows 10 are installed, you will notice some key mac features like right click of the Track Pad are not working. In order to install Boot Camp drivers, please follow the article “Boot Camp x64 is unsupported on this computer...

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Fix for Boot Camp x64 is unsupported on this computer model

Fix for Boot Camp x64 is unsupported on this computer model

on 15 September, 2013 in Blog | 58 comments

Recently I tried to install Boot Camp 5.0.5033 on my MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009) having previously installed Windows 7 64-bit. Guess what? Apple decided to make our life difficult again by popping up “Boot Camp x64 is unsupported on this computer model” error. I am guessing that this problem  happening to many of you out there that have different models of Macs so here is how to solve: 1 Download Boot Camp 5.0.5033 (or a newer version) from apple’s website. 2 Extract all contents but do not run *BootCamp5.0.5033\BootCamp\setup.exe as this will produce the error displayed above. 3 Instead we need to run *BootCamp5.0.5033\BootCamp\Drivers\Apple\BootCamp.msi but if we try to do it the old fashioned way, yet another error pops up “this installation requires elevated privileges. launch the installer through setup.exe”. Unfortunately in my case there was no option to run the msi as Administrator. 4 To overcome the administrator issue, navigate to C:\Windows\System32 and locate cmd.exe. Right click the icon and select Run as administrator option. Hold on! Right click is not available without boot camp; well here is a secret, Shift+F10 does exactly the same! Navigate again to  *BootCamp5.0.5033\BootCamp\Drivers\Apple and execute BootCamp.msi from the command prompt by typing BootCamp.msi. If that does not work try “BootCamp.msi”. Voila! Restart your Mac and you are good to go. 5 (Bonus) Follow this link Windows BootCamp reverse scrolling to make scrolling in Windows have similar feeling as in Mac OS...

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