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Alien74
Feb 28, 2012, 10:26 AM
Can anyone post how reliable the MacBook Air 11" is with VM Fusion/BT5R1/Windows7? How does it perform? Also, is there another way to download windows 7 wothout the external drive?

11-inch : 64GB
1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
processor
2GB memory
64GB flash storage1
Intel HD Graphics 3000



DaLurker
Feb 28, 2012, 11:05 AM
Can anyone post how reliable the MacBook Air 11" is with VM Fusion/BT5R1/Windows7? How does it perform? Also, is there another way to download windows 7 wothout the external drive?

11-inch : 64GB
1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
processor
2GB memory
64GB flash storage1
Intel HD Graphics 3000

You can download an ISO of the Windows 7 install and mount it using VM Ware fusion to initialize the install.

Not sure if you've purchase VM Ware fusion yet, but a free alternative that works well is: https://www.virtualbox.org/

jj48
Feb 28, 2012, 12:02 PM
You can download an ISO of the Windows 7 install and mount it using VM Ware fusion to initialize the install.

Not sure if you've purchase VM Ware fusion yet, but a free alternative that works well is: https://www.virtualbox.org/

I second the use of virtual box. It's a great bit of free software and I've got it working perfectly on a 2011 MBA.

LordVic
Feb 28, 2012, 12:08 PM
Havent used VBox on my MBA just yet.

But i do second it's use if you can. We at work have completely moved away from using VMWare towards VBox. not only is it free, but there are a lot of very good options with few limitations.

And free

No-Me
Mar 1, 2012, 04:34 PM
I use vmware fusion for headless development VM's on late 2010 model (most of them are ubuntu) have not had problems at all, not even when running several at once.