What does it matter. Perhaps he's sick of Safari and Flash, perhaps he doesn't like the finder. Perhaps he's tried Win 7 and likes it more than OS X (I do). Perhaps he's got apps that are Win only which he spends most of his time using.Y why would you do that? (or want to)
Windows will boot fine from a USB device with no issue. Use google and you can find out how, instead of posting something you obviously have no clue about.You should maintain the ability to boot into OS X in order to install any firmware updates and the like which are only released ro be installed in OS X. Fortunately, unlike Windows, OSX will boot from external USB/FW drives no problem.
So before you wipe OS X off your Mac's internal drive, you might just want to install it on a large flash drive or external HDD. If the external is large enough, just use CCC or SuperDuper to clone your current install onto it. Otherwise, do a minimal install to the new, smaller media.
Funny! I actually have googled that recently to see if Windows 7 fixed the underlying issues with Windows boot from USB, but all I can find are threads and posts about the problems people have with installing Windows on an external using a variety of workarounds to make it happen in the first place.Windows will boot fine from a USB device with no issue. Use google and you can find out how, instead of posting something you obviously have no clue about.
Is it possible to remove the Mac operating system completely from a Macbook and just boot into Windows 7 as the sole operating system?
+1Yes, it is possible. My only recommendation would be to use Boot Camp to dual-boot between OS X and Windows 7. Even if you never boot to OS X for anything else, it can come in handy if you ever have issues with the Windows installation and need an alternate OS to boot to in order to do repairs.
Here's another kicker, why do you care?Yes it's possible. But here is the kicker, why would you do that? (or want to)
Don't do it. you'll be miserable. What Apple doesn't tell you is that their drivers SUCK. So just don't bother. Sell the Mac, use the money to buy a cheep Windows computer. Then wipe the computer and reinstall a clean copy of Windows.Is it possible to remove the Mac operating system completely from a Macbook and just boot into Windows 7 as the sole operating system?
This.Grow a sense of humor.
Why would anyone pay the higher price for Mac hardware when they can get a much better machine for less?
if thats the case why did he (or you) buy a mac?What does it matter. Perhaps he's sick of Safari and Flash, perhaps he doesn't like the finder. Perhaps he's tried Win 7 and likes it more than OS X (I do). Perhaps he's got apps that are Win only which he spends most of his time using.
if thats the case why did he (or you) buy a mac?
Boot Camp consists of three parts:I think everybody gets sick and tired of something once in a while...
Anyway, I'm new in this forum and will be needing all the help I can find from sensible and mac-experienced guys out there. My question is about drivers. I want to use Windows using Bootcamp. Do I have to install drivers? Or Bootcamp will take care of everything?
Thanks and more power.
I can't help but get amused at topics like this and see the replies from some people. Yes, this is an Apple web site talking about Windows but it always gets posts from some that have no idea about the FACTS and just want to post fanboy statements.
Why I say this is because my computer is a tool, a very useful one at that, which does specific tasks I want to achieve. I actually TRIPLE boot my Mac Pro on dedicated drives for the OS I want/need to work in: Apple, Windows and Linux. ALL three have uses and have matured to the point where there is little not to like about any of them. If anyone is old enough to remember the good ole days when working with Unix, DOS and early Apple OS knows what I mean.
We all have likes and dislikes about some OS, but it is mainly cosmetic or not a certain way someone likes to do a task. Windows 7 is a heck of an OS and the dock I find actually more useful than Snow Leopard. It reminds me a lot of the Apple dock with some real useful features. Also, both systems are now 64bit and when you get right down to the nitty gritty there is not much difference now. Windows has come a long way and so has Apple. So it really is not a major issue as to what someone uses anymore as most are not significant enough to really matter.
One last point too is if someone has bought and paid for their items, then they can do with it as they please. But making claims that one OS is vastly superior to the other simply is no longer true with current releases. It's simply a matter of personal choice and what the user want/needs to use.