Bootcamp Windows tweaks21 May 2016
I recently installed Windows 10 on my MacBook Air, and I
wanted needed to
get a few things up to speed. I decided to write a post in case anyone else
wanted to get Windows to act more like OSX, or rather, in case I reformat and
need to go through the process again.
Listed here are the grievances:
- When it goes to sleep I have to click log in
- The mouse wheel scrolls the wrong way
- Now I have to use the crappy control key
- I need a device locator
- I want to auto login
To fix this, click on the following buttons
Start menu > settings > system > power & sleep > additional power settings > change plan settings for your selected power plan (for example, balanced) > change advanced power settings > require password on wakeup.
You can follow the instructions here , but I will outline the process in case the link goes down ever.
First click the following buttons
Start menu > settings > devices > mouse & touchpad > additional mouse options > hardware > properties > details
For the property, select Hardware Ids and take note of anything that starts like this: HID\VID
Keep that window open
Now, hit the start menu and type regedit and then hit enter. If it asks if you want to make changes or whatever hit yes.
In regedit, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\HID\
Now find something that matches up with your mouse window that you were supposed to leave open.
Keep clicking on stuff in this folder until you see a key called FlipFlopWheel and change the value from 0 to 1.
In my case, from the HID folder I went to the following directory to find my key VID_05AC&PID_0291&MI_02&Col01\7&392381fc&0&0000\Device Parameters\
Once you have all that crap done, simply reset and the scroll should be fixed.
Okay this one is actually fairly simple. You can read about what exactly is going on here However, it can be somewhat painful to figure out what key is what value, particularly on a mac. So, following this guy’s instructions, I have created a reg file you can download here. Simply run that file, reset the computer and you’re good to go.
Click the following buttons
Start menu > settings > update and security > find my Device
Enable it. You will need a microsoft account.
But then I have to log in to the computer on power up!
Yep. Unacceptable. Here’s how to fix it
Auto log in
You can follow the instructions here However, Microsoft needs to learn how to write unambiguous instructions. I will outline the process here as well.
Clickey these buttons
Start menu Type run and hit enter In the text box type control userpasswords2 Clear the check next to Users must enter a username and password to use this computer and then hit apply In the popup that will appear after you hit apply, enter YOUR MICROSOFT USERNAME AND PASSWORD, not the computer username and password. For me, Macbook was auto filled in for username. This is wrong. I had to enter [email protected] for my username and TurkeyFriedChicken as my password.
Once you have that jam filled out, hit ok.