VM Fusion

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Alien74, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2012
    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
    2GB memory
    64GB flash storage1
    Intel HD Graphics 3000
  2. macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2006
    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/
  3. macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2011
    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.
  4. macrumors 68020

    Sep 7, 2011
    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
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2011
    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.

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