SmartNav + Windows 7 running on Boot Camp

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Franck Dernoncourt
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SmartNav + Windows 7 running on Boot Camp

Post by Franck Dernoncourt » Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:34 pm

is it possible to use SmartNav in a Windows 7 that runs on a MacBook Pro with Boot Camp?

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Re: SmartNav + Windows 7 running on Boot Camp

Post by MikeWitham » Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:37 pm

Franck Dernoncourt,

I've never heard of it working well when using Boot Camp. If you want it to run on a Mac, the best solution is to contact www.rjcooper.com for their software package.

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Re: SmartNav + Windows 7 running on Boot Camp

Post by Franck Dernoncourt » Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:28 pm

Thanks, long story short, I need to use Windows 7 on a Mac this summer, and was hoping that SmartNav would work on Boot Camp :(

Out of curiosity, why does SmartNav have issue with Boot Camp?

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Re: SmartNav + Windows 7 running on Boot Camp

Post by MikeWitham » Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:16 pm

Franck,

Applications which attempt to grab all user input and redirect it to a source other than the current desktop (VMWare, Remote Desktop, etc) may interfere with the SmartNAV. There may be a way to make it work, but you would likely need to get the troubleshooting steps from the makers of VMware.

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Re: SmartNav + Windows 7 running on Boot Camp

Post by Franck Dernoncourt » Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:09 pm

Mike, just to be in the same page: I was asking whether it is possible to use SmartNav with Windows 7 running on Boot Camp. No other OS involved, unlike virtual machines or remote control.

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Re: SmartNav + Windows 7 running on Boot Camp

Post by MikeWitham » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:58 am

Franck,

I have had users claim success when using Boot Camp, but I have not personally had success with it.

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