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mackuz
Feb 10, 2011, 05:35 PM
Anyone can share how to install windows 7 on macbook air (2010 model)?
Maybe install from USB drive since macbook air does not have DVD drive..

tutorial video would much appreciated..:D

Thank you



Kilamite
Feb 10, 2011, 05:41 PM
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-31012_7-20020513-10355804.html

Explains it well. You'll obviously need another computer though to create the iso of the Windows 7 disc.

brandone
Feb 10, 2011, 06:13 PM
The way above will get you to your ultimate goal. However, I am not a huge fan of using a modified EFI boot like refit. The simplest way is to plug in an external dvd rom drive and install it from there.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136206
This drive should do the trick and is priced at $21.
I dont want to hear about the cost savings of doing it with a modified EFI. If you spend $1100 - $1500 on a MBA, you can afford to install windows the right way.

Kilamite
Feb 10, 2011, 07:02 PM
I dont want to hear about the cost savings of doing it with a modified EFI. If you spend $1100 - $1500 on a MBA, you can afford to install windows the right way.

All you are doing is enabling the USB boot ability. You can remove that ability and everything will be at default setting.

We aren't talking about adjusting CPU frequencies here..

mackuz
Feb 10, 2011, 08:04 PM
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-31012_7-20020513-10355804.html

Explains it well. You'll obviously need another computer though to create the iso of the Windows 7 disc.


got it..thanks boss:cool:

The way above will get you to your ultimate goal. However, I am not a huge fan of using a modified EFI boot like refit. The simplest way is to plug in an external dvd rom drive and install it from there.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136206
This drive should do the trick and is priced at $21.
I dont want to hear about the cost savings of doing it with a modified EFI. If you spend $1100 - $1500 on a MBA, you can afford to install windows the right way.
appreciate it...will be another option for me..thanks :D

Starlights
Feb 10, 2011, 08:48 PM
The way above will get you to your ultimate goal. However, I am not a huge fan of using a modified EFI boot like refit. The simplest way is to plug in an external dvd rom drive and install it from there.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136206
This drive should do the trick and is priced at $21.
I dont want to hear about the cost savings of doing it with a modified EFI. If you spend $1100 - $1500 on a MBA, you can afford to install windows the right way.

I followed that guide a couple of months ago and it was a painless install :)

Penooker
Feb 10, 2011, 10:10 PM
While it is somewhat possible to install Windows 7 from a USB stick, I do not recommend it. Please, please just use a USB DVD drive instead.

axu539
Feb 10, 2011, 10:17 PM
While it is somewhat possible to install Windows 7 from a USB stick, I do not recommend it. Please, please just use a USB DVD drive instead.

Agreed. The USB method is essentially a hack... and not even for something that cool. And it requires a Windows machine anyway. A $20 CD drive will do the trick. No need to play with a hack that can already be done legitimately.

mackuz
Feb 10, 2011, 11:18 PM
While it is somewhat possible to install Windows 7 from a USB stick, I do not recommend it. Please, please just use a USB DVD drive instead.

Agreed. The USB method is essentially a hack... and not even for something that cool. And it requires a Windows machine anyway. A $20 CD drive will do the trick. No need to play with a hack that can already be done legitimately.

cool...thanks for the advice from both of u...:cool:

rwlcpa
Feb 10, 2011, 11:53 PM
I don't know if you are trying to install Windows 7 on VMWare or something else, but here are the instructions that I followed and it worked like a champ on my MacBook Air 13" Ultimate.

The instructions for installation can be found here: http://blogs.vmware.com/teamfusion/2009/05/windows-7-on-mac-with-vmware-fusion-a-practical-guide-revisited.html

Since the ISO that the above site links to is no longer available, I grabbed the Windows 7 Pro 64-bit ISO from this site: http://www.mydigitallife.info/2010/04/28/download-windows-7-iso-official-32-bit-and-64-bit-direct-download-links/

I already had the license key from the disc that I purchased, and used that to install and authenticate Windows 7. I just didn't see a point in purchasing an external DVD drive that I was only going to use once.