bootcamp on 128 gb air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by hks777, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. hks777, Sep 20, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2011

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    macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2011
    is it possible(yes it is,but is it going get to small?) to use bootcamp (with windows 7) + rift (8gb) and also some smaller programs?

    it is a big price different 200$
  2. ryan.apham
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    macrumors member

    May 6, 2011
    You can use crossover, a program which does not require you to install a copy of Windows but still allows you to install some applications for Windows. The list of applications can be found on their website.


    Ryan A. Pham
  3. hks777
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    thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2011
    i am sorry that is not an option
  4. danpass
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    Jun 27, 2009
    Miami, FL
    gonna be pretty small. you'd likely only be happy with a minimum 40gb for the bootcamp partition.

    which obviously leaves just 80gb for OSX.

    I just did it on a 256gb and was really waffling about 60gb so I stuck with 40gb.
  5. jamesr19
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    Nov 7, 2009
    If you don't use windows much then create a small partition (just big enough for the OS and a few essential programs) then install the rest of the windows applications onto a USB drive/SD card so you can use them when you need them

    Alternatively use a VM of windows with a resizable disk from within Mac <- my preferred option as you won't have to have 2 copies of Word as you can use Mac version and copy/paste between the two (using Parallels)
  6. hks777
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    thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2011
    ok thank you:)


    great idea about the usb stick:)
  7. KPOM
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    macrumors G4

    Oct 23, 2010
    Note that the USB card is going to be a lot slower than the internal SSD. If you can afford the 256GB SSD I'd go for it. Granted, I did manage for the last 2 years to cram both OS X and Windows 7 onto a 128GB SSD, but I didn't have an 8GB game on Windows. Note that the 128GB SSD is only 121GB, while the 256GB SSD is 251GB (meaning you have 130GB more space).

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