I have an Early 2015 Macbook Pro 13-inch Model that has 6 operating systems manually installed on it (High Sierra, Yosemite, Android x86, Windows, Ubuntu and Kali Linux). As I said, I installed Windows manually, without using the BootCamp assistant.

About 2 weeks ago, I upgraded Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. After that, I reinstalled BootCamp helper, since it was broken after the upgrade. It reinstalled successfully. It was all normal from that point.

However, yesterday I noticed that the Taptic Engine (trackpad) stayed on every time I shut down my computer when it was booted up from Windows 10 (this doesn’t happen when shut down from other OSes). Is this normal behaviour? If not, how can I fix it?

EDIT 1: I have just discovered something strange. If I shutdown Windows using Classic Shell’s shutdown button, the problem happens. But when I shut down using shutdown -s -t 0, it shuts down the computer and turns off the taptic engine too. I will disable Classic Shell and try to shutdown and tell the results.

  • Have you tried removing Windows 10 and seeing if the behaviour continues? What about a fresh install of windows 10 without upgrading from 8? – Solar Mike Jan 12 '18 at 16:36
  • I have found a workaround/fix for the problem. I will post an answer when possible. – pixelomer Feb 6 '18 at 5:25
  • Since I just started this account I can't post comments. I have the same issue and it's actually quite annoying, I've linked it to an issue where the touch bar stops working if the trackpad is clickable when turning it off in windows. > I have found a workaround/fix for the problem. I will post an answer when possible. – pixelomer Please share it! I need it! – Simon Westerlund Jan 23 at 7:11

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