This a great! A reader ‘David’ wrote a comment to my previous post on how to get even more devices working properly.
What I didn’t know was how to unpack the drivers from the Mac Drivers for Windows XP CD. This is really easy. On a Windows XP Just open the command line utility (run, cmd) and execute the command:
“Install Macintosh Drivers for Windows XP.exe” /A /v
You can then choose an installation where the drivers will be unpacked. Executing this command won’t actually install the drivers which is great since you can then copy the files onto a thumbdrive and copy them to your Vista installation on your Mac.
In the folder you copied you find a Program Files and a System32 folder. From the System32 folder you can run the Brighthness.exe and the AppleCDEject.exe. Should work. I know I got the CD eject working now.
I got sound now tooJ this will make it nicer to watch that crazy stuff on YouTube. Again I need to thank ‘David’ who wrote:
A couple weird things with sound…installing using the EXE seems to work better than letting windows do the auto install. Also there are some issues with headphone pass through so if you want to disable the internal speaker you need to set a reg key. here are instructions: http://forum.onmac.net/showthread.php?t=1239
I also seem to have the ‘Apple Bluetooth Kicker Controller’ but I’m not sure why I would use that.
Anyways, the progress seems to be steady!