Each time I open the Boot Camp control panel, I get a BSOD. I want to open it in the first place to set the function keys to change the brightness, volume etc. I am not sure if I'm doing something wrong or missing something. Could someone help me with:
- Enabling the function keys to control brightness, volume etc. in Win 11 and
- Resolving the BSOD issue that comes up when Bootcamp.exe is opened.
Here is the procedure I followed to install Win 11:
- I installed Windows 11 Home (version 21H2, OS build 22000.348) on my early 2011 MacbookPro8,1 having High Sierra. First I converted the drive to GPT/MBR hybrid format by following the steps given under 'Method 2' in the answer to the question at How to convert a drive from the GPT format to the hybrid GPT/MBR format when using High Sierra (macOS 10.13.2).
- Then, I followed the steps given in the answer to the question at How to install Windows 10 into a 2011 iMac without using the Boot Camp Assistant, an optical (DVD) drive or third party tools? to install Win 11. I added registry entries to bypass TPM check, RAM check and SecureBootCheck before starting the installation. Win 11 is installed in the partition disk0s4.
- I have disabled Boot Camp from windows startup as the BSOD was coming up a short while after the system booted up. If I double click Bootcamp.exe under Program files, I get a BSOD.
- I had used the Boot Camp Assistant on my Mac to download the Window Support Software. I clicked on the "Action" pulldown on the Boot Camp Assistant menu bar to download it.
- Before starting the whole process, I had partitioned the harddisk into three - one had macOS, a second one for Win 11 and a third one that's empty right now.
I have been working on Win 11 full time for a week now without any other issues. It would be wonderful if the function keys also work as in macOS.