With Windows 7 hitting the stores this week, now seems like a good time to start a sequel to the venerable and very helpful TinyXP & Boot Camp thread. Has anyone tried out Tiny7 yet? As a quick introduction in case anyone's not familiar with it, TinyXP/TinyVista/Tiny7 are customised versions of Windows that have been pared down to their core essentials. (In my experience with the most recent version of TinyXP, it's actually more stable than the official MS version.) Favoured by gaming enthusiasts for their no-frills and highly-tweaked emphasis on speed, they are small enough to fit on CD-R, require a minimum of system resources, and are pre-activated/unattended installations. Since it's only Rev01, Tiny7 still has a few more revisions to go before everything is ironed out, and personally I haven't plucked up enough courage to install it yet. Nonetheless, any experiences that early adopters might have had with Boot Camp installs of Tiny7 would be very interesting to hear. Just one initial thought to get the ball rolling... From what I can gather on retestrak.nl where all the tinkering for TinyXP/Vista/7 happens, there is actually some debate over the necessity of a stripped down version of 7. To quote their publisher, "Disabling services on Windows 7 does not speed it up, it has the OPPOSITE effect from my experience!" The main benefit of Tiny7, then, is a reduced footprint: a 2.5 GB vs 7.74 GB (full x86/32-bit) install. For us Mac/Boot Camp users, this is no small thing. Since OS X is our primary OS, we really want as much flexibility as possible with the Windows partition. In my case, over the course of periodic OS X reinstalls since switching full time to Macs a year ago, my TinyXP partition has gradually shrunk from 20 GB to 5 GB as I've realised how infrequently I need to use Windows. Thus, I'm curious about Windows 7, but not quite curious enough to sacrifice the necessary space on my 128 GB MBA drive. Oh, incidentally, if anyone is confused like I was, the most recently released (build date: 31 August) version of Tiny7 is labelled "Windows Tiny7 Rev01" and is based on Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 6.1.7600.16399. The first version (build date: 3 August) was based on Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 6.1.7600.16385 RTM. EDIT: Tiny7 rev01 WORKS on SL/Boot Camp 3! See below for details.