Update: Trackpad update targets Boot Camp users

Philip Michaels
12 August, 2009
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Mac users running Windows via Mac OS X’s Boot Camp feature on a laptop can look forward to an improved experience with their computers’ trackpads. Apple Tuesday released Multi-Touch Trackpad Update 1.1, which promises improved reliability when running Windows XP and Vista through Boot Camp.

According to Apple’s release notes for the Multi-Touch Trackpad 1.1 update, it’s aimed at users with 13-inch unibody MacBooks released in late 2008 or any MacBook Air model released since late 2008.

Users should download the update while running Windows XP or Vista. When the download is complete, double-click on the AppleBCUpdate.exe file that will appear on the desktop and follow the onscreen installation instructions. If you’re not eligible for the update, a message telling you as much will appear and the update won’t install.

This is the second Multi-Touch Trackpad update for Windows XP and Vista released in the past year; Apple released a similar firmware update in December.

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