We have a new Macbook Pro which we've installed Windows 7 under boot camp. We've also installed the drivers off the OSX CD.

When I plugged in a USB mouse the Trackpad stops working, which is fine because I've got the mouse. When I unplug the USB mouse the track pad still doesn't work.

Has anyone else experienced the behaviour? Is there a solution to it?

  • You might try looking under the Windows preferences to see if there's a setting that automatically disables the trackpad when a mouse is plugged in. Commented May 24, 2011 at 13:52
  • I am experiencing the same problem! I connect my USB Mouse and the trackpad won't work anymore, neither the options for trackpad appear on Boot Camp software for windows 7.
    – user19807
    Commented Mar 8, 2012 at 6:03

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During boot camp assistant partitioning, it prompted you to create windows support folder. After installing windows you should have run setup from this folder. If you run it again and reboot, you should have your track-pad driver restored. When you run it again, select repair.

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    -1: generic answer that just points to standard procedures; doesn't seem any research was done on this Commented Oct 10, 2012 at 6:45
  • I wrote this while I was walking through this issue on my macbook. It helped me.
    – caschw
    Commented Oct 12, 2012 at 2:30
  • Perhaps, however in no way is it related to the problem OP is experiencing. How someone chooses to run Windows Setup has nothing to do with a trackpad being disabled when a mouse is plugged in. Commented Jun 15, 2015 at 13:21
  • @PatrickMcMahon Actually it does, since he specifically mentioned using bootcamp. The steps I have outlined have resolved the issue on actual hardware for identical symptoms
    – caschw
    Commented Jun 15, 2015 at 13:53
  • Doubtful. OP says the trackpad works until he plugs in an external USB mouse. This is a simple Control Panel setting. It is not a drivers issue. Commented Jun 15, 2015 at 13:59

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