Need urgent advise - Can MBA 11.6 run Win 7 ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mjoshi123, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. mjoshi123, Dec 19, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2012

    macrumors 6502

    Apr 14, 2010
    My wife uses 13" MBP 2010 2.4GHZ version with 8GB RAM + 240GB SSD. Even with SSD it is not super fast machine in any sense. I'm thinking about picking up 2012 MBA wit 8GB RAM + 128GB SSD. I want to know if that is good enough to run Windows on VMWare ? She will need it because of her work.

    This is urgent as I need to pick something before christmas :).

    I'm going to sell her 2010 MBP which had Snow Leoperd and then I upgraded it to OSX 10.7 on it. So how do I reinstall everything on that system so I can sell it. I'm asking what is way to restore system back to factory default.
  2. macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2011
    New Zealand
    A 2012 MBA with 8GB RAM + 128GB SSD will definitely run Windows 7 in VMWare. Very well even. You have nothing to worry about. I ran it fine with my old 2008 MacBook with 4GB RAM
  3. macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2007
    Columbus, OH
    Not only will windows 7 run, but windows 8 will also run perfectly. I currently have windows 8 running in bootcamp/VMware. The drivers work perfectly with the exception of the volume overlay not popping up when you increase/decrease the volume. Which is fine by me.
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 14, 2010
    Thank you guys for your help, how do i go about resetting it to factory default and how do I install Lion back on it as there is no disc for Lion.
  5. macrumors 65816

    Sep 12, 2012
    CMD+ R at boot

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