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

    hks777 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 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 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2011
    i am sorry that is not an option
  4. danpass macrumors 68020


    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 macrumors 6502

    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 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2011
    ok thank you:)


    great idea about the usb stick:)
  7. KPOM macrumors G5

    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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